Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is located on a ridge at a height of 5500 feet. With a spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga, the town provides the perfect base for travel through the state.
Lachen, a hamlet set at an altitude of 2750 M, commanding impeccable views of the Himalayas, is famous for Lachen Monastery and Gurudongmar, the second highest lake of India.
Lachung, a bhutia village nestled at 2440 M, has a unique governing body named Dumcha. The famous valley of flowers, Yumthang is an hours drive through a picturesque road from here.
Day 01 - Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station to Gangtok, 125kms in 4 Hrs
Meet & Greet on our arrival and drive to Gangtok(Alt.5550Ft/1675M). The picturesque Teesta follows you all the way.
On arrival, check in to hotel. You could stroll about the neighborhood or shop at MG Marg in the evening.
Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 02 – Gangtok to Lachen (130 Kms / 06 hrs)
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from hotel at Gangtok at about 10 a.m. towards Lachen via NH 31A. On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful locations like
Tashi View Point, built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramic view of Mt Khangchendzonga
Kabi Lungstok, a historic place, located on North Sikkim Highway. This is the where a treaty between Lepcha Chief Te-Kung-Tek and the Bhutia Chief Khey-Bum-Sar was signed.
Seven Sister Waterfalls, The name is given to this waterfall as it makes its descent in seven stages. To facilitate the tourists to savour the pristine beauty and to be with nature, Tourism Department has set up a waiting shed and cafeteria.
Naga Waterfalls, the confluence of Lachen-Chu and Lachung- Chu at Chungthang
Mostly perennial in nature, waterfalls are aplenty in this region, Bhim Nala & the Twin Waterfalls are two others one comes across en route to North Sikkim. And the gorgeous Teesta follows you all the way.
Lunch will be served at Namok. You are likely to reach Lachen around evening.
Overnight at Lachen.
Day 03 – Gurudongmar Excursion (5450 M/70 kms/03 hrs) and towards Lachung
Early in the morning start for
Gurudongmar Lake, one of the most sacred lakes believed by the Buddhists and Hindus alike. The beautiful and awe inspiring lake remains milky in colour throughout the year. According to a legend, since the lake used to remain frozen most of the year, it was not possible to use its water for drinking purposes. When the Guru Padmasambhava passed by, while returning from Tibet, the local residents are reported to have approached him for providing source of water.
The Guru obliged. A portion of the lake touched by him does not freeze in extreme winter. Since water of the lake is considered sacred, visitors carry the 'blessed' water in bottles.
After lunch, check out from hotel and transfer to Lachung.
Over night at Lachung.
Day 04 – Yumthang Valley Excursion and towards Gangtok
After breakfast, excursion to
Yumthang Valley, the valley full of Snow in winter and Rhododendron during the month of May (11800ft/1.5Hrs), is the main attraction around. You can also visit Zero Point ( At extra Cost subject to Permit and Road Condition ) .
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary Spread over 43 sq kms through which flows the Yumthang river,it adjoins Lachung and Yumthang. The Sanctuary which is known for its abundance of Rhododendron shrubs and trees is rich in ground flora and other vegetation as well.
After lunch in Lachung , transfer to Gangtok.
Overnight in Gangtok.
Day 05 – Gangtok to Tsomgo Lake with Baba Mandir, and Nathula Pass Excursion
After breakfast , start for a full day trip to -
Tsomgo Lake (12400ft), which is only 32 kms from Gangtok City, the Lake is almost about 1Km long, oval in shape and 15 mtrs deep. The Lake is considered sacred by the local people. 12 kms further visit the
New Baba Harvajan Singh Mandir. believed to have wish-fulfilling powers. On Sundays a ‘langar’ is run at the temple which provides free meals to the visitors.
Nathula Pass, was a major corridor of passage between India and Tibet before it was closed in 1962. Located around 56 kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 14450 ft, the road to Nathula, one of the highest motorable roads, passes through the Tsomgo lake. On a clear day you can even see the road winding down the Chumbi valley.
Note: Nathula Pass visit will be on direct payment basis as because it depends on availability of permit from army and weather & road Condition.
Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 06 Full day Gangtok City Tour
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.
Day 07 - Cherish your memories
After breakfast, check out and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for return journey, and cherish your holiday forever.
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