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Complete West Sikkim- 9N/10D

Home Packages Complete West Sikkim- 9N/10D

Sikkim Sparkle Package- 9N/10D

Okhrey 2N, Kaluk 1N, Hee 1N, Uttarey 1N, Pelling 1N, Yuksom 1N, Borong 1N, Temi 1N  

 

 

Day 01 NJP/Bagdogra to Okhrey/Hilley (2743 mtr/6 hrs drive)


You will be picked up from Bagdogra and driven to Okhrey/Hilley through the breathtaking beauty of South-western Sikkim.

On arrival, check in to hotel.

 

Overnight at Okhrey.

 

Day 02 Okhrey to Varsey Excursion (4 km, 2 hrs trek, 3048 mtr)

 

In the morning start for an excursion to Varsey. It’s a one hour drive and from Hilley, a two hour trek to Varsey. It is a small hamlet on the route to Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary.

The Sherpa monastery at nearby Latitar is an interesting place to visit.

 

Overnight at Okhrey.

 

Day 03 Okhrey to Kaluk-Rinchenpong (1524 mtr/3 hrs drive)

 

Kaluk is the buffer zone area of the famous Varsey Rhododendron sanctuary. The area is gifted with biological diversity and is a paradise for nature lovers. The area enjoys spectacular view of snow-capped mountains.

On arrival, check in to hotel and start for visits to:

British Bungalow, a colonial bungalow at the cliff of a mountain with a breathtaking view of the mountains. Rabindranath Tagore used to come to this bunglow and stay to rest and write.

Rinchenpong monastery, which houses a rare idol of Buddha.

 

Overnight at Kaluk.

 

Day 04 Kaluk- Rinchenpong to Hee-Barmiyok (2316 mtr/1.5 hrs drive) 

 

With the gleaming Khangchendzonga as the backdrop, Hee-Bermiock is a tiny hamlet nestled in West Sikkim. Perfect destination for those in search of natural beauty and quiet holidays, bound by Kalez Khola in the North, Hee Khola in the West, Rangit and Rangsang Khola in the East and Samdong Reserve Forest and Hee Patal in the South, Hee Bermiok offers a beautiful and natural blend of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity.

 

Overnight at Hee.

 

Day 05 Hee-Barmiyok to Uttarey (2316 mtr/2 hrs drive) 

 

Set amidst pristine ambience, an ideal home for quiet holiday seekers, nature lovers and bird watchers with rewarding walks, trekking trails, day hiking, nature camping and panoramic view, Uttarey is the gateway to Sikkim Singalila range and Khanchendzonga range located at the base of Singalila peak, Phoktey Dara and Noopdichenphu.

 

Overnight at Uttarey.

 

Day 06 Uttarey to Pelling (2194 mtr/2 hrs drive)

 

In the morning, check out and start for Pelling. Enroute visit

Pemayangtse Monastery, constructed in 17th century, this headquarters of the Nyingma sect nestles on an altitude of 2085 mtrs and is surrounded by snow-clad mountains.

 

Rabdentse Ruins, located near the Pemayangtse Monastery, this was the second capital of the Sikkim Royalty after Yuksom. The ruins of the city commands a panoramic view of Khangchendzonga and the valley.

Check in on arrival and have the evening to yourselves to relish the quietude of the Himalayas.

Overnight stay at Pelling.

 

Day 07 Pelling to Yuksom (1780 mtr/2 hrs drive)

 

The village Yuksom offer plenty of opportunity for relishing the history of Sikkim. It is the adventure base camp for Dzongri- Goechala trekking, and offer an ever-magical view of the Khangchendzonga.

 

On arrival check in and relax in the magical surroundings.

 

Overnight at Yuksom.

 

Day 08 Yuksom to Borong (2133 mtr/3 hrs drive)

 

It is a tourist basecamp for trekkers to Maenam hill. Looming views of the Himalayas and a diverse avifauna is the specialty of Borong.

In fact, passionate birdwatchers may visit the Maenam Bird Sanctuary.

 

Overnight at Borong.

 

Day 09 Borong to Temi Tea Garden via Namchi (1371 mtr/3 hrs drive)

 

In the morning check out and drive to Temi Tea Garden, the famous tea estate of sikkim spread out on a gentle hill slope originating from the Tendong hill provides a magnificient of the surrounding villages and mountain views.

Check in to hotel and relax.

 

Overnight at Temi.

 

Day 10 Cherish your memories

You could have the morning to yourselves to stroll about in the tea garden. Later on, check out and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for return journey, and cherish your holiday forever.

 

 

Gangtok Sight Seeing Options

 

Option 1 - Gangtok City Tour – 10 Points 

 

After breakfast, start for a tour in and around Gangtok. Visit

 

Tashi View Point built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramis view of Mt Khang-chen-Dzonga

 

Gonjang Monastery, Gonjang Monastery near Tashi View Point was established in the year 1981. The founder is H.E. Tingkye Gonjang Rimpoche. He was recognised as an incarnation of Yolmo Terton Ngakchang Shakya Zangpo, a 15th century Nyingmapa Terton. The monastery follows Jangter tradition of Nyingmapa school of Tibeten Buddhism.

 

Do-drul Chorten, built by the Venerable Trullshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibeten Buddhism, in 1945. Inside the stupa, there are complete mandala set of Dorjee phurba (Vajra Kilaya), a set of Kang Gyur relic (Holy Book), complete 'Zung' (mantras) and other religious objects. Around the Chorten, there are 108 Mani Lhakor (Prayer Wheels).

 

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, The most prestigious research institute of its kind in the world, NIT is a treasure of vast collection of rare Lepcha, Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts, statues and rare Thankas (colourful tapestries used in Buddhist liturgy). Apart from an attractive museum, it has over 200 Buddhist icons and other prized objects of art.

 

Orchid House, the paradise made of orchids is located just below NIT and boasts a population of 250 exotic species of orchids.

 

Hur Huray Dara the Nam Nang view point provides a panoramic view of the lush forests and the vibrant green valley.

 

Tsuklakhang(Palace Monastery) located inside the palace of the Chogyals, the former rulers of Sikkim, it is the most accessible monastery within the city. Built in typical Sikkimese style, there are interesting murals and images of Buddhist pantheon.

 

White Memorial Hall, a typical british structure constructed in 1932 in memory of Claude White.

 

Flower Show Hall, a popular permanent exhibition of Sikkims diverse flowering fauna, located near the White Hall.

 

Gangtok Ropeway offering a breathtaking panoramic birds-eye view of the mountains and the valley.

 

Back to hotel and free evening to roam around MG Marg for shopping. 

 

Overnight at Gangtok.

 

Option 2 - Gangtok City Tour – 05 Points 

 

After breakfast, start for a tour to

 

Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom started during the reign of Chogyals for preserving and propagating of traditional crafts of Sikkim. One can see craftsmen at work and buy – women weave woolen carpets, shawals and men carve beautiful multi-hued wooden tables calles as ‘choktse’.

 

Bakthang/Bartuk waterfalls 20 minutes drive from Gangtok is Bakthang Water Falls along the 31 A National Highway leading to North Sikkim. It originates from Ratey Chu, the main water source of Gangtok area. Suggested to visit with a view to relax and to take photographs

 

Himalayan Zoological Park, sprawling over 205 hectares, The zoo houses the Red Panda, Sikkim’s state animal, wolves, panthers, leopards, Civet cats, the Himalayan Black Bear and a snow leopard pair.

 

Ganesh Tok, Dedicated to Lord Ganesh, the temple is located at an altitude of 6500 feet on a panoramic hilltop offering a birds eye view of sprawling Gangtok town, while across the hills Mt. Khang-chen-Dzonga and Mt. Siniolchu loom over the horizon

 

Hanuman tok, The temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is situated at an altitude of 7200 feet at a distance of about nine kilometres uphill from Gangtok on a blissfully calm and quiet hilltop. Popularly known as a wish fulfilling temple, it is maintained by the resident units of the Indian Army and contributions from the local people.

 

After the enchanting day, come back to hotel.

 

Overnight at Gangtok.

 

Option 3 - Gangtok City Tour – 04 Points 

 

After breakfast, start for a tour to

 

Do-drul Chorten, built by the Venerable Trullshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibeten Buddhism, in 1945. Inside the stupa, there are complete mandala set of Dorjee phurba (Vajra Kilaya), a set of Kang Gyur relic (Holy Book), complete 'Zung' (mantras) and other religious objects. Around the Chorten, there are 108 Mani Lhakor (Prayer Wheels).

 

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, The most prestigious research institute of its kind in the world, NIT is a treasure of vast collection of rare Lepcha, Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts, statues and rare Thankas (colourful tapestries used in Buddhist liturgy). Apart from an attractive museum, it has over 200 Buddhist icons and other prized objects of art.

 

Nehru Botanical Garden, home to a mix of tropical and temperate plants and trees as well as a big greenhouse of exotic orchids. It’s a good place to stop for a while. For children there is a small playground with swings and a see-saw and a winding footpath is ideal for a stroll.

 

Rumtek Monastery The seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage or the “Black Hat” order of the Tibetan Buddhists and one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites of Sikkim.

 

After the enchanting day, come back to hotel.

 

Overnight at Gangtok.

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