Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Gangtok - 3Nights, Lachen - 1Night, Lachung - 2NightsInstant Query
Day 1: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/Bagdogra Airport)–Gangtok (130 km/4 hrs drive)
One of our representatives will be waiting for the guest arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP), Bagdogra Airport (IXB), and Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction).The representative will be escorting the guest to Gangtok. Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim.This place suits everyone. It is tranquil, but at the same time, it is an adventurous place too. It is also called as the Land of Monastery, Mystic Rituals, and festivals. Situated at astaggering 1670 meters or 5480 feet height above the sea,it is regarded one of the hottest tourist hotspots in India.The place is not only rich in religion but also in flora and fauna. It is adorned with umpteen varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and butterflies.The drive from NJP, IXB, and Junction to Gangtok is a long one spanning around five hours and a 135kms. After reaching Gangtok, check into hotel and have the evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 2: Gangtok (Tsomgo Lake Excursion)
After savoring breakfast at the hotel, there is an excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir. The drive is nearly 40 kilometers and 2 hours long. En route, one will be able to see the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the red panda and the blood pheasant, with Rhododendron and other alpine trees along the road. Situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet, the Lake is oval shaped and nearly 50 feet deep.This place is generally covered in snow for most of the year. This lake is a sanctuary to the Brahmini ducks and many other migratory birds.The Baba Mandir is located nearby this lake and it is considered as a very holy place.There is an optional tour through Nathu La Pass to The Republic of China. The tour is nearly 20 kilometers. Guests will be brought back to Gangtok before evening and the evening is for rest and leisurely activities. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 3: Gangtok – Lachen (About 125kms / 6hrs)
After having an early breakfast, the guests will be taken on a drive of 135 kilometers, which takes nearly 5 – 6hours.En route, the guest will be taken for lunch Chungthang, which is 96 kilometers from Gangtok. Lachen is 35 kilometers from Chungthang and everyone will be reaching Lachen bylate afternoon or early evening. The snow-capped peaks, the Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, and Thangu are the major tourist attractions at this place. It is a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling snow peaks.The top of the mountain is the starting point of Green Lake Trek. In fact, there is a village cradled between stern and tall rock faces standing like guards. It is a hamlet inhabited by very few people. It almost like the town is hidden from the outside, like a Shangri–La.After reaching, the guests will be checked into a hotel. The evening free for a stroll around the place and the visitors can take this as the opportunity to visit the Lepcha Village. Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen.
Day 4: Lachen –Gurudongmar Lake – Chopta Valley Excursion – Lachung
This day starts with a visit to the Gurudongmar Lake, which is around 55 kilometers and a 2½ – 3½hours drive. Lachen is a valley situated at an altitude of 11, 800 feet through which Lachen Chu flows. It is generally covered in snow from December to April or even longer and it is known as the Holy or Sacred Lake.From the lake, the next drive is through the cold desert to Tibet / China and then gets back to Resort for lunch. After lunch, another drive to Lachung. This region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest. The Chopta Valley and Thangu are the other places of interest.This drive is again nearly 50 kilometers and a two-hour drive. The guests are checked into hotel at Lachung. The guests can visit the Monastery in the evening and laze around.
Day 5: Lachung–Yumthang Excursion – Lachung
After breakfast, the guests will be taken on a drive towards Yumthang, which is situated at an elevation of nearly 11800 feet! On the way, the guests will get a chance to visit the famous hot spring, which is known for its curative properties of skin diseases. Yumthang is a valley near the river Lachung Chu and it is surrounded by mountains on all sides. In spring, the valley is painted with amazing colors and this is because Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers bloom to magnificence. During winter, Yumthang gives a sober or a more melancholic feeling with snow all around. However, the snow-clad mountains add an ethereal beauty to the region. The guests will return to resort at Lachung for lunch. After lunch, the guests will be taken to visit Lachung Monastery, Cottage Industry and Waterfalls. The evening is for leisure and the guests will have dinner at the resort itself. Overnight stay at Lachung.
Day 6: Lachung–Gangtok(116 km/6 hrs drive)
The guests will be leaving back to Gangtok on this day on a trip that spans 125 kilometers and a 4 – 5 hour long drive. On the way, there will be stops at Singhik and Mangan. If the weather is fine, one can enjoy the view of Himalayan range with Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Pandim, Mount Kabru, Mount Simvo, Mount Jopuno, Mount Khanchendzonga, and Mount Siniolchu. There is a fantabuluous view of the peaks all over the trip. Hence, photographers, this is your time and place! The natural beauty is there to behold and strike everyone as in spring the forest cover erupts in a riot of colors as Rhododendrons, Primulae and many other Alpine Flowers are in full bloom. Once the guests reach Gangtok, the evening is free to roam around the place. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 7: Gangtok–New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/Bagdogra Airport ( 130km/4 hrs drive)
This is the last day of the journey and it ends when the guests are escorted safely back to their starting points, and without further ado, bade goodbye. A request to the guests is that they should start early and avoid rushing. The drive is long, and the later one starts the later it will get.