31/A National highway, Near Masjit, Indira Bypass Road, Arithang, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101
Visit the himalayan kingdom of Sikkim and the queen of hills – Darjeeling in this exciting tour that is sure to leave you spellbound with the beautiful locations that you visit. This tour includes picturesque natural beauty, panaromic views of snow-capped mountains interspersed with Buddhist monastries and abundant flora & fauna. Witness the spectacular dawn on the world’s third-highest mountain, Khangchendzonga from Darjeeling Tiger Hill. Then we go to the vibrant capital city of Sikkim – Gangtok. Furtheron, we take you to the majestic mountains of North Sikkim in Lachen and Lachung. You will be visiting the amazing Gurudongmar Lake and Yumthang valley. This is an unforgettable tour where you will be humbled by the natural beauty all around.
Gangtok, Lachung, Darjeeling
Day 1- Railway Station/Airport - Gangtok: Arrive into Gangtok. Driving time approx. 4.5 hrs. depending on traffic. Accommodation:Hotel Ninemma / Gangtok or similar.|
Day 2- Gangtok To Lachen: Gangtok to Lachen. Approx. travel time 5 hours. Lachen is the last permanent settlement en-route to Gurudongmar Lake. 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. Place covered: • Tashi view point • Kabi • Mangan (district headquarter of North Sikkim and good place for lunch stopover) • Seven Sister waterfalls You can have lunch on the way at Mangan (District capital of North Sikkim). The driver will know a good eating joint. Accommodation: Lachen Hotel/ Homestays. Meal Plan:Breakfast in Gangtok. Dinner at Homestay. Meals not included: Lunch.|
Day 3- Lachen - Gurudongmar Lake - Lachung: Lachen 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 here for lunch by noon and proceed unto Lachung for night halt arrive here by late evening. For breakfast, the driver will stop at Thangu village around 8 am. Breakfast cost is payable and not included. Accommodation: Lachung Hotel/ Homestays. Meal Plan:Lunch, Dinner at Homestay. Meals not included: Breakfast.|
Day 4- Lachung - Yumthang Valley, Zero Point - Gangtok: The day 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. From Yumthang to Yumesamdong, 1 hour one way. Post lunch at Lachung, drive down to Gangtok. Dinner at the hotel. Driving time 5 hours from Lachung to Gangtok Places covered: • Yumthang Valley • Yumesamdong/Zero Point Accommodation:Hotel Ninemma or similar. Meal Plan:Breakfast and Lunch in Lachung. Meals not included: Dinner.|
Day 5- Gangtok - Darjeeling: Post breakfast at Gangtok, we depart for the popular hill station of Darjeeling, in west bengla. Driving time of approx. 4 hrs. Vehicle will stop at some places of good views like the ‘triveni’ the junction of the 2 major rivers ‘Rangeet’ and ‘Teesta’. On to the Lopchu tea gardens where you are free to stop for a nice cup of brewed tea. You can then proceed onward to Darjeeling main town where your vehicle will drop you off at the Hotel/homestay. (Please note that Sikkim vehicle are not allowed to conduct tours in Bengal hence you will be dropped off only). We recommend a nice walk to explore Chowrastha the main old mall with plenty of cafes and eateries. Old bookshops and studios with quaint artefacts. Visit the Glenarys for some great comfort food and excellent Darjeeling Tea Accommodation:Darjeeling Hotel/ Homestays. Meal Plan:Breakfast in Gangtok. Meals not included: Lunch, Darjeeling.|
Day 6- Darjeeling Sightseeing Including Tiger Hill: Early morning at around 4 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop. Back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast rest for half an hour and proceed towards next round of sight-seeing: Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center. Accommodation:Darjeeling Hotel/ Homestays. Meal Plan:Breakfast. Meals not included: Lunch, Dinner.|
Day 7- Darjeeling - Railway Station/Airport: Post breakfast, we depart for the Airport at Bagdogra Driving time approx.: 3.5 hrs depending on traffic. Meal Plan:Breakfast.
Accommodation and Transport included for the entire tour Meals included as mentioned in the itinerary below 5% GST included
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