Out there in the East Side of India lays a paradise, where clouds are dancing around the peaks, sky so clear that even in night constellations are visible, river keeps on chattering with the rocks and creating a sound track, clear lakes that you can even see the lakebed and beautiful monasteries where you can days and night to attain spiritual solace- it’s beautiful, it’s enchanting, it’s enigmatic, its Sikkim. For those who are seeking a break to find a world away from the confines of mundane, should visit Sikkim. Exploring the marvels of Sikkim is once in a lifetime experience. And for the best holiday in Sikkim.
Arrival and Transfer to Darjeeling
Our representative will be present to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting you to reach Darjeeling – Nearly 85 kilometers 3 ½ – 4 hours drive –Darjeeling(2123 meters / 7001 feet) is located in northern part of West Bengal –Surrounded by Himalayan mountain ridges, pleasant climate and beautiful tea gardens- Darjeeling is a paradise for trekkers and adventure lovers-It is the home of famous Toy Train, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(established by Tenzing Norgay),Tiger Hill, Ghoom Gompa and Peace Memorial–Places to visit nearby are Mirik,Kurseong, Kalimpong ,Pashupati market and Phalut- Check-in to the hotel – Evening free to stroll around the around Mall, Chowrasta or the Local market area – OverNight stay at Darjeeling
Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing
Morning drive from your hotel to Tiger Hill (8482 feet / 2590 meters) at around 3:45 am-Catch the stunning sight of early rays of sun falling over Mount Kanchenjunga(if the weather is clear)– Please note Tiger Hill excursion is available only in early morning after which it is closed -While returning back, a visit to Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia -Back to hotel for breakfast – After breakfast rest for half an hour -Then next round of sightseeing – Full Day city tour of places Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, , Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday),Beautiful Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda -The car will be at your disposal-But it might be impossible to cover all the sites mentioned above in a single day – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area – OverNight stay at Darjeeling
Transfer to Pelling and Local Sightseeing in Pelling
Early breakfast and then drive to your next destination Pelling-Pelling is 75 kilometres and 4-5 hours drive from Darjeeling – Pelling (2072 meters / 6800 feet) is situated in Sikkim-It is a popular hill station of West Sikkim-Pelling is popular for its spectacular view of Himalayan mountain ridges like Koktang,Frey,Rathong,Kabru North ,Kabru South, Kabru Dom,Talung,Pandim,Jupuno,Narsing and Tinchikhang ( only if the weather is clear),rich alpine forests, mystic waterfalls, soft treks routes and tranquility-Pelling is also an ideal spot for adventure sports-Foreigners need to obtain Inner Line Permit before entering Sikkim-Please carry any kind of photo identity proof and passport size photos–Avoid plucking orchids and catching butterflies as it leads to judicial proceedings in Sikkim–Check into Hotel-After Lunch sightseeing to places like are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake, a wish fulfilling sacred lake.
Transfer to Gangtok and Local Sightseeing
Early Breakfast and then transfer to Gangtok-Gangtok is 135 kilometres and 5-6 hours drive from Pelling – Gangtok(5800 feet/1800m) is the capital of Sikkim-Located in East Sikkim-It is the most visited tourist destination-Gangtok is famous for its monasteries, picturesque site of Himalayas, stunning landcape,rich variety of fauna and flora(basically orchids and butterflies) and steaming dumplings- -Smoking or selling any form of tobacco is strictly banned here-Check into the hotel-After Lunch visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, close to Gangtok, etc – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – There are few discotheques in Gangtok to spend time – Over Night stay at Gangtok
Transfer to Lachung
Early morning breakfast – Next start for North Sikkim package tour – Leave Gangtok at about 10 A M proceed to Lachung 119 kilometers – 4 ½ hours – 5 ½ hours – Lachung is situated at an altitude of 8600 feet – On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful locations like Tashi Viewpoint, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls, confluence of Lachen chu and Lachung Chu at Chungthang, Twin Waterfalls and Bhim Nala Waterfalls – Lunch break will at Namok ( Extra Cost ) – The roads are colored with full bloom of Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers Guest specially during spring – Guest are likely to reach Lachung at late afternoon or early evening – Check into the hotel / resort – Evening free to stroll around the village – Dinner will be served at about 8 PM – Overnight stay at Lachung
Sight Seeing at Yumthang & Transfer to Gangtok
After breakfast drive towards Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly 11800 feet – On the way you may visit the famous hot spring which is known for its curative properties of skin diseases – Yumthang is a valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends – In spring the valley erupts in riots of colors as Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow covered valley except in autumn – Return to resort at Lachung for Lunch – Back to Gangtok – 125 kilometers, 4 – 5 hours drive – On the way stops at Singhik and Mangan – Back to Gangtok Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Gangtok
Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full Day)
Morning breakfast at hotel – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir ( New ) nearly 40 kilometers – The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep – Generally covered in snow for most of the year the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all – Nathu La Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour – Back to Gangtok – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Gangtok (Incase of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided)
Gangtok to Siliguri – Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Morning breakfast – After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Nearly 135 kilometers 4 ½ – 5 hours drive – Guest are advised to start early and not to rush – Forwarding Journey