Sikkim, a mesmeric small state in northwest India offers a majestic landscape. It possesses divine bounty in the form of tantalizing glaciers, different varieties of flowers and the very beautiful alpine meadows. Culturally rich Sikkim offers a variety of enticing places which are worth visiting. The divine Buddhist monasteries are the best places to find inner peace. This small but energetic state is a perfect place to escape in the lap of mesmeric Mother Nature.
|Duration||09 Nights / 10 Days|
|Routing||Arrival New Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling – Gangtok – Lachen – Lachung – Gangtok – New Jalpaiguri Departure|
|Darjeeling||Tiger Hill, Joy Ride- Toy Train, Chholing & Darli Monasteries, Mountaineering Institute, Observatory Hill, Tibet Handicraft Centre & Tea gardens, Sumendu Lake in Merik.|
|Lachen||Singhik, Seven Sister Water Falls, Chungthang Confluence, Thangu Village, Chopta Valley|
|Lachung||Chungthang Confluence, Vimnala Water Falls, Yumthang Valley, Yumesamdong Valley|
|Gangtok||Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology, Dodurl Chorten, Government Institute of Cottage Industry, Orchid House Flower Show, Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok and Bakthang Falls, Himalayan Zoological Park and Nathu la Pass.s|
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Post breakfast leave for full tour of Gangtok. (Timing 8.30AM to 4.30PM)
Post breakfast drive to Lachen in North Sikkim (Alt 9175Ft / 2750M). On the way visit Singhik, Seven Sister Water Falls, Chungthang Confluence. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way at Mangan. Check in at local Guest house or hotel.
Free evening to relax.
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Early morning drive to Thangu Village (Alt 13625Ft / 4100M), a remote high altitude village of Tibetan Nomads and also proceed further to Chopta Valley (Alt 13325Ft / 4000M) to get some breathtaking view of alpine valley of frozen rivers.
You can also visit Gurudongmar Lake (Alt 17375Ft / 5225M) close to Tibet Border, the one of the Highest and biggest fresh water lakes in Sikkim. Another 30kms/1.5hr Drive to reach Gurudongmar Lake from Chopta Valley.
Back to Lachen by Lunch.
Check out from Lachen and drive further to Lachung (Alt 8075Ft / 2425M) via Chungthang.
En route visit Chungthang Confluence and Vimnala Water Falls.
Rest of the time Free.
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Early morning drive to Yumthang Valley (Alt 11925Ft / 3575M), an Alpine flower valley in North Sikkim. Enjoy the scenic landscape and Hot spring and drive back to Lachung for Lunch.
Free evening to roam around the village and river valley.
Optional Yumesamdong Valley (Alt 15750Ft / 4725M) for Indian tourists only– From Yumthang Valley you can drive for another 30kms in 1.5hr to Yumesamdong or Zero Point close to Tibet Border, and back to Lachung. (Additional Cost for Yumesamdong Valley.
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Check out from Lachung and drive back to Gangtok (Alt 5550Ft / 1675M) via Chungthang.
Post lunch half day tour of Gangtok
Check-in at hotel by late afternoon.
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Post breakfast day excursion to Tsongo Lake: considered extremely sacred by the local people. The place is a paradise for bird lovers with large number of Blue Whistling Thrush, Redstarts & Fork tails around. It hosts a number of migratory birds prominent among which is the Brahminy ducks. The word Tsongo in Bhutia language means source of the lake.
Do Drul Chorten: are two exquisite Stupas, the Dul-dul-Chorten, was built to commemorate the victory of good over evil. The Jhang Club Chorten was built to perpetuate the memory of a great spiritualist of today. Thrul-Shik Rinpoche an ardent devotee of Buddha and one of his best interpreters died in 1962, the stupa immortalizes Rinpoche in the land of his birth.
Rumtek Monastery: meandering roads through emerald green rice terraces, lays Rumtek, the main monastery of Kagyud or 'Black Hat' sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Built in 1959 by His Holiness the 16th Reincarnated Gyalwa Karmapa, it is a replica of Tsurphu Monastery from the Kham region of Tibet.
Himalayan Zoological Park: known as Bulbuley. It has paved cement path that passes by fenced open air enclosure housing the Red Pandas, barking deer & bears in a semi natural habitat.
Government Institute of Cottage Industries (GICI), which produces crafts in authentic Sikkimese designs. Hand woven Tibetan carpets sprout dragons in natural dyes, Sikkimese-style tables called Choktse are expertly carved & colored in red & gold.
Visit Nathu la Pass, Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass, at 4,310 m above mean sea level, forms a part of an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road. (Depending upon the availability of permit) at Additional Cost.
Evening explore Lal bazaar, melody of colour. Various ethnic groups from different villages gather to haggle, bargain, gossip their wares.
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Post breakfast transfer to Railway station for onward destination taking back a wonderful HOLIDAY Memory
Tour Concludes: Exceptional Escapes Manager will assist you with your transfer to the airport for boarding onward flight. Ask Expert