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Home Packages Wonderful Sikkim- 8N/9D

Majestic Sikkim Packages- 8N/9D

GTK-4N,Pelling-4N

 

PackageCode-NWSK-07G3

 

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.

 

Pelling, a serene village nestled at 1860 M, is famous for the Pemayangtse Monastery and the majestic view of the Khangchendzonga visible from here.

 

 

 

Itinerary:

 

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 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 people12 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 03 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 panoramic view of Mt Khangchendzonga

 

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 Tibetan 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. 

 

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.

 

 

Overnight at Gangtok.

 

Day 04 – Gangtok at Leisure – The whole day is free to explore the city and enjoy the shopping at MG Marg ..

 

 

Overnight at Gangtok.

 

Day 05 - Gangtok to Pelling,  4hrs 

 

Check out from Gangtok and drive to Pelling via

 

Temi Tea Garden sprawling on a natural hill slope originating from the Tendong Hill is the only tea garden in Sikkim. Temi’s tea is ranked among the finest in international markets.

En route you will cross Ravangla, a small township at the base of Maenam Hills and a popular tourist destination.

On arrival check in at Hotel.  Evening is free for leisure. 

 

Overnight at Pelling.

 

Day 06 – Pelling Sightseeing

 

In the morning visit to

 

Rimbi Waterfalls, About 12kms away from Pelling and about 5kms further down from Darap village is Rimbi River Bank which falls on the way to Khecheopalri and Yuksam where the main attractions are the river, water falls.

 

Sewaro Rock Garden, developed by the tourism department of Sikkim, richly maintained with rocks, gardens, pools, zigzag foot paths and interesting recreation amenities like swimming yard, viewpoints and cafeteria.

 

Khecheopalri Lake the holy lake surrounded by dense forests is held sacred by Hindus and Buddhists alike.

 

Kanchenjunga Water Falls , an hour-long drive from Pelling,  is a must see natural beauty.

 

After lunch go for visits to

 

 

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.

 

Overnight stay in Pelling.

 

Day 07 – Sightseeing around Ravangla and towards Pelling  

 

Early Morning after breakfast go for local sightseeing tour in and around Ravangla including

 

Buddha Park, 2006 marked the 2550th birth anniversary of Lord Gautama Buddha. The state government in a policy decision had decided to observe the birth anniversary throughout the year in Sikkim. As a part of the celebrations, an initiative was taken by the people of Rabong to construct and install a statue of Lord Buddha at Rabong ,to commemorate the 2550th year, and also to develop the Buddhist Circuit in Sikkim.

 

Ralang Monastery, built by Gyaltsap Rinpoche in 1995, the huge monastery has a 9m high statue of Lord Buddha. About 200 monks of Kagyu order reside here.

 

Samdruptse. Painted in shimmering copper, pink and bronze, the 45m-high statue of Guru Padmasambhava lords over the forested Samdruptse ridge and is visible for miles around. Completed in 2004 on a foundation stone laid by the Dalai Lama, the statue of the hallowed Buddhist leader sits atop a giant lotus plinth and makes for a striking photo-op

8 kms from Ravangla is Kewzing Village which offers the opportunity of experiencing the rural life in Sikkim. You can stay here for some time and experience the warmth of Sikkimese hospitality.

 

Evening free at Pelling for individual activity and leisure.

 

Overnight at Pelling.

 

 

Day 08 – Rani Dhunga jungle Trek  The foot path heading further west of Sangachoeling monastery through the dense forest and ridge , roughly about three hours walk gets the visitors to a site named Rani Dhunga where there is a big unmoving rock. Before one gets to Rani Dhunga, one comes across a big tree with a hole through its main stump which has diverse beliefs and stories about it . Every year on the eve of Ramnawami, large number of pilgrims visit the site. The site is called Rani Dhunga, the big stone which the pilgrims believe to be the emanation of god or goddess. Once upon a time it was the boundary pillar between two portions of forests. One belonging to Rani Knowa the queen of Sikkim, therefore the stone was named was Rani Dhunga they boundary Pillar . At present the boundary, no longer exists yet the site sustains the name Rani Dhunga, Whereas the Buddhist call it Thikchuyangtse.

 

Overnight at Pelling.

 

 

Day 09-  Cherish your memories

 

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

 

All our packages are personalized with private vehicle as per your chosen date .Hence Package price depends on

      Choice of itinerary / Duration

      No of Guests

      Choice of Hotel Category 

      Choice of Transport

Please mail us to naturewings.sikkim@gmail.com with the above details and we will be happy to provide you the complete itinerary with package cost