The scenic state of Sikkim is a paradise for nature lovers and holidaymakers. Behold the beauty of the blue lakes, snow-capped mountains and cascading waterfalls on a trip to Gangtok, Lachung, Peeling and Darjeeling. The trip also provides a chance to visit various monasteries and unravel the facets of Buddhism, prevailing in the state since many centuries.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri – Pemayangtse
Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and transfer to Pelling (140kms/ 5hrs). Take a rest and then a walk around town to appreciate the new culture you are in. Overnight at Hotel
Day 2 – Pemayangtse local sightseeing (9.30am to 1.30pm or 2.00pm to 6.00pm)
After breakfast start for half day sightseeing in an around Pemayangtse, Sacred Khecheopalri Lake, Kanchendzonga Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery – the 2nd oldest monastery of Sikkim, & Darap Village. Evening free for individual activity and leisure.
Day 3 – Pemayangtse to Gangtok
Morning transfer to Gangtok (123kms/6.5hrs). At an altitude of 5500ft Gangtok is the capital of the state of Sikkim is a beautiful and clean town promising of the best monasteries and landscapes. Evening free for individual activity and leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day 4 – Gangtok local sightseeing (9.30am to 1.30pm or 2.00pm to 6.00pm)
Morning starts the half day sightseeing in and around this capital city of Sikkim, covering Chortan (Stupa), Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday) Institute of Handicrafts and handlooms (Closed on Sunday), Ranka Monastery & Jakhri waterfalls. Evening free for individual activity and leisure.
Day 5 – Excursion trip to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir
AM start for a half day trip to Tsomgo lake (12400ft), which is only 32kms from Gangtok City, the lake is almost about 1Km long, oval in shape and 15 mtrs deep. The lake is considered sacred by the local people; further 12Kms visit the Baba Mandir, dedicated to the soldier Harbhajan Singh. Evening free at Gangtok for shopping and individual activity.
Day 6 – Gangtok To Lachung
AM Pickup from your hotel at Gangtok and Transfer to Lachung (117Kms/6.5Hrs), en-route sightseeing at Singhik View point, Chumthang Valley, Twin Falls and Vima Falls .Evening free to explore the beautiful Himalayan village by your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 – Day Trip To Yumthang Valley
Early morning after breakfast start for half day excursion trip to Yumthang Valley, en-route visit Hot Spring and Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Some photographs of the natural scenes of Switzerland and Yumthang valley are very hard to distinguish. Yumthang, which is at an altitude of 12,000 ft., is situated about 135 km from Gangtok. April and May promises colorful flowers & Orchids, where as November end to March usually sees snows. Transfer back to Lachung for Lunch followed by visit to Lachung Monastery. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8 – Lachung To Gangtok
Morning after breakfast transfer to Gangtok (117kms/5hrs). Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 – Gangtok to Darjeeling
After breakfast transfer to Darjeeling (105Kms/ 4Hrs.). Dorje, the mystic thunderbolt of the Lama-Religion was the origin of the name Darjeeling, which was first discovered by a British Captain Lloyd in the year 1829.It will cater you a mix-experience of lively nature & charming Himalayan people. It is the place of Dorje, the mystic thunderbolt of the Lama-Religion. Surrounded by Tea gardens, this little town faces some of the Himalayas highest peaks. Take rest and then walk around the town to appreciate the new culture you are in. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 – Darjeeling local sightseeing three points (04am to 07am) & best points (9.30am to 1.30am or 2.00pm to 6.00pm)
Early morning start for Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and its amazing effects on the Mt. Kanchendzonga (World’s 3rd highest peak), Visit Ghoom Monastery and Batashia Loop War Memorial while returning to the Hotel. Breakfast at the Hotel followed by half day local Best points sightseeing covering Padmaja N. Zoological Garden (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center (Closed on Sunday), Ropeway (entry fees not included), walk around visit to the Mall and Local Market (Closed on Thursday). Evening Free for shopping & individual activity, overnight at hotel.
Day 11 – Darjeeling – Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri
Morning Transfer to Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (95kms/ 3hrs),