This trip encapsulates the best of Sikkim. A trip to the famous Tsomgo Lake and Gurudongmar Lake, a visit to the beautiful Yumthang valley, feed a school of fish at pier of the tranquill Khecheopalri Lake and a walk down history at the Rabdentse ruins - it offers something for everyone. This is further accentuated by visits to monasteries, waterfalls and hot-springs together with home-stay and traditional food experiences. What more can you ask for. Read more to know details.
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Arrival: Bagdogra / NJP - Gangtok

  • Enjoy the scenery, pass by the historical Coronation Bridge and watch the playful Teesta river shifting sides as you travel up.
  • Check into hotel at Gangtok. Evening will be at leisure.
  • You may chose to take a stroll along MG Marg or even have a traditional Sikkimese meal. We can arrange this at an extra cost
  • Overnight stay in Gangtok


Excursion trip: Gangtok - Tsomgo Lake - Baba Mandir - Nathula - Gangtok

  • After an early breakfast you will be driven about 32 kms outside Gangtok  
  • You will be travelling to Tsomgo Lake which is located at an altitude of 3,753 m (12,313 ft) above sea level. 
  • Tsomgo Lake is an oval-shaped lake spanning 1 km long and 15 mtrs deep. This lake is very sacred for the local people. You can also enjoy the mesmerizing view of the lake from the ropeway. 
  • You will also visit Baba Mandir, which is a distinguished sightseeing place of Sikkim. 
  • This “Mandir” or shrine is dedicated to “Baba” Harbhajan Singh, a soldier of the Indian Army who died near Nathula Pass.
  • If weather allows and permits are available, travel to the Indo-China border of Nathula Pass. This area is heavily protected by the Army and border forces.
  • You will spend the night at the hotel in Gangtok

Gangtok - Lachen

  • After breakfast transfer to Lachen
  • On a way you can visit Bakthang water falls, Tashi View point, Naga Falls and the Seven Sister Falls too
  • Check into your hotel/ homestay in Lachen.
  • Evening will be at leisure. Have an early night as you will be visiting Gurudongmar Lake early in the morning. 
  • Over Night Stay at Lachen

Lachen - Gurudongmar Lake - Lachung

  • Early morning get ready to visit Gurudongmar lake, at an altitude of more than 17000 ft above sea level. It is a scared lake, a part of which never freezes even when temperatures dip to minus. You have to visit to know about the legend.
  • Drive back to Lachen for lunch and continue towards Lachung
  • En-route, you can also stop over at Rabom Angora Rabbit Breeding Centre/Farm which breeds these rabbits originally from Turkey for their fine wool. The local weavers create beautiful souvenirs that you can carry back.
  • Check into hotel at Lachung
  • Enjoy a hearty meal and recount your adventure at Gurudongmar Lake.

Lachung - Yumthang Valley - Gangtok 

  • After an early morning breakfast, you will be visiting the Yumthang valley which remains covered with snow in winters
  • Visit hot water springs en-route
  • You have a choice to drive further to Zero Point, a highly recommended destination which will need to be arranged locally. If you are traveling during spring-summer (Mar-May), then you must surely visit here for an excellent view of the valley covered with a carpet of rhododendron flowers. A must snap for your Honeymoon in Sikkim album. 
  • Drive back to Lachung for lunch and proceed towards Gangtok
  • This is your last chance to pick up any souvenirs from Gangtok or local food items from the famous Lal Bazaar close by.
  • You will spend the night at the hotel in Gangtok 
Local Activities - Gangtok

  • This day is at leisure.
  • We recommend you to take a day tour around Gangtok popular sightseeing points.
  • You can also opt to take a Walking tour through MG Marg and Gangtok which is conducted by us by booking a day before.
  • If you are feeling adventurous to explore what the local markets have then head towards the Lal Bazaar for a variety of foods and condiments that you can carry back.
  • There are small hikes in and around Gangtok (Bulbuley or the Teen-Jurey hike) that can be undertaken. 
  • Cycling enthusiasts can also go on a mountain bike trip for a few hours along the outer ridges of Gangtok and stop at breathtaking view points along the way (Lingdok or Bulbuley). 

West Sikkim: Gangtok - Pelling

  • After breakfast, get ready to move towards Pelling, which is hill town in the west district of Sikkim and is locaed at an altitude of 7200ft above sea-level.
  • On a way you can visit Buddha Park (Ravangla) after that
  • Continue on your way towards Pelling
  • On arrival to Pelling check into hotel. Most of the hotels offer spectacular views of the Khangchendzonga up-close and will make a wonderful morning visual treat for you.
  • Evening will be at leisure
  • Over Night Stay at Pelling

Local Sightseeing: Pelling

  • After breakfast get ready for local sightseeing. There is a lot to explore
  • First on the stop is the mysterious Khecheopalri lake, another sacred lake which is brimming with fish that you can feed. The lake is fabled to never have a single leaf remain on its surface and a local folklore behind it.
  • Next you will be vsiitinig the Khangchendzonga waterfalls, Rimbi waterfalls
  • Return back to Pelling for lunch 
  • Continue tour to the Pemayangtse Monastery, one of the oldest in Sikkim and take in the peaceful and colorful facades 
  • You will then be driven to the Rabdentse ruins just below Pemayangtse, which was the second capital of Sikkim 
  • You will also visit the Singshore bridge and the recently built glass skywalk for some amazing snaps
  • Over Night Stay will be at Pelling

Departure : Pelling - Bagdogra/ NJP

  • You will proceed towards Bagdogra/ NJP, according to your flight/ train schedule. 
  • Your trip concludes. Head back home with lots of pictures and awesome memories

  • All applicable transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary (vehicle will not be at your disposal).
  • Room on Twin sharing. 
  • Accommodation on the mentioned hotels for duration mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast. 
  • Parking fee, Driver allowance, Road Taxes.
  • All Permit charges

  • 5% GST
  • Travel Insurance
  • Sightseeing entry fees, guide charge, camera fee, any up-gradation will be extra cost
  • Cost for evening snacks & tea
  • Cost for service not mentioned under the “cost includes” head
  • Cost for airfare, train fare, or any other internal fare
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, mineral water, porter, tip etc
  • Difference in cost arising due to extra usage of vehicle other than scheduled mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bagdogra (IXB)
  • N.J.P (New Jalpaiguri)
  • S.N.T (Sikkim Nationalized Transport)
  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101

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