North Sikkim is a glimpse of what heaven may actually look like on a snowy winter morning. Clear, transparent Teesta river gushing down the slopes, cold strong winds unfurling multi coloured prayer flags and snow capped mountain peaks peppered with green vegetation below.You scroll your eyes up the sparse vegetation and on to the majestic mountains and clear blue sky in awe and reverence. This exotic North Sikkim tour has been designed to give our guests a short peek into all the amazingly beautiful locations in North Sikkim . In this adventure filled North Sikkim tour package, the cold chilly winds will greet you across beautiful North Sikkim destinations – Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang, Yumesamdong (Zero Point) and Gurudongmar Lake. Keep calm but be warm !!
Gangtok, North Sikkim
Day 1- Bagdogra To Gangtok: Arrive into Gangtok by late evening after your pick up from the airport/train station. Driving time approx.4.5 hours.|
Day 2- Gangtok To Lachen: Approx. travel time 5 hours. Lachen is the last permanent settlement en-route to Gurudongmar. It’s is a sleepy village with simple and hospitable hotels stays within the village. There are some sights off interest one can visit as out drive out from Gangtok towards Lachen. Highlights: • Tashi view point • Kabi • Phodong monastery • Mangan (district headquarter of North Sikkim and good place for lunch stopover) • Seven Sister waterfalls Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner included|
Day 3- Lachen To Lachung Via Gurudongmar Lake: A day excursion to Lake Gurudongmar and return onwards to the village of Lachung. Driving time Lachen to Gurudongmar 3 hours one way. The day starts early as Gurudongmar being located at close to 18,000 feet requires an early turn around to avoid getting caught in bad weather. Note: Departure time from Lachen 4 am. Return to Lachen for lunch by noon and proceed unto Lachung for night halt. Arrive at Lachung by late evening. Meal Plan: All meals included.|
Day 4- Lachung To Yumthang Valley And Return To Gangtok:
This day also covers considerable ground exploring the famous Yumthang Valley situated at 12,000 feet in the Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Driving time from Lachung to Yumthang 2.5 hours one way. Places covered: • Yumthang Valley • Yumthang hot-spring • Yumesamdong/Zero Point (Optional. Additional cost of Rs 3000) Meal Plan: Breakfast at the property|
Day 5- Gangtok To NJP/Bagdogra:
Travel downhill the Himalayas to the plains of Siliguri/ NJP/ Bagdogra. Driving time approx. 4.5 hrs. Meal plan : Breakfast at the property.
Transport : Vehicle in good condition with a reliable and experienced driver Meals as specified in the itineraries (Veg/Non Veg preferences to be specified while booking) All parking fees and entry fees included. Permit Fees included. GST @5% is not included in the cost.