>Sikkim - The Himalayan state is a jewel in the crown of India with its unmatched natural beauty. Tucked between Nepal and Bhutan, though this Indian state is small, it is packed with mesmerizing scenic beauty that attracts nature-loving tourists from all over the world. Literarily known as the 'valley of rice' in Tibetan language, with a North Sikkim Package Tour you will find this is a land where heaven meets the earth, the mystic ambience creates mystery, the winds carry the sacred prayers, here silence can be heard, souls starts meditating, mind gets rejuvenated. Sikkim is such a place that makes your bow.
The state of Sikkim is divided in four districts (East Sikkim, West Sikkim, North Sikkim, and South Sikkim) and every district has its own distinctiveness in terms of culture, ambience, geology, flora and fauna. But the essence of North Sikkim is far ahead than any other parts of Sikkim. With sky kissing white snow covered mountains, turquoise sacred lakes, majestic waterfalls, vivid and colorful scenic valleys, in-numerable bustling mountain streams, and enchanting monasteries - a North Sikkim Tour is worth to cherish forever. Indeed the breathtaking natural view and tranquil nature is all North Sikkim is known for.
North Sikkim is one of the best honeymoon destinations also. Not less than Switzerland in east India, a North Sikkim Tour Package in Summer can make you awe with its amazing natural beauty. It is one of the best places to plan your Summer Holidays and Honeymoon Tour. Adorned with mesmerizing places like Chaten, Lachen, urudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Zero Point and Katao Valley, North Sikkim literary is the Gem of all Jewels. Come, explore this amazing place on Earth with NatureWing's Special North Sikkim Packages with Lachen and Lachung. NatureWings is North Sikkim Package Tour Specialist and offers various personalized North Sikkim Tour Plan from Super Deluxe to Premium Category Hotel ranging from 2N 3D North Sikkim Package, 3N/4D to 9N/10D package depending on your Choices and Preferences.
NORTH SIKKIM TOUR PACKAGE DURATION : 7 Nights | 8 Days
Destination Covered in this North Sikkim Tour : Gangtok 4N | Lachen 1N | Lachung 2N
Pickup & Drop : Bagdogra Airport [IXB] | NJP [New Jalpaiguri Station]
Altitude of Gangtok : 1,650 m [27.3314° N, 88.6138° E]
Altitude of Lachen : 2,600 m [27.7167° N, 88.5577° E]
Altitude of Gurudongmar Lake : 5,154 m [28.0258° N, 88.7097° E]
Altitude of Lachung : 2,700 m [27.6891° N, 88.7430° E]
Altitude of Yumthang Valley : 3,700 m [27.8268° N, 88.6958° E]
Altitude of Zero Point : 4,724 m [27.9305° N, 88.7346° E]
DAY WISE NORTH SIKKIM TOUR PLAN SUMMERY
DISTANCES BETWEEN PLACES TO NOTE FOR NORTH SIKKIM TOUR
|Places From||Places To||Distance|
|NJP ||Gangtok ||3 hr 54 min (118.1 km) via NH10 |
|Bagdogra ||Gangtok ||3 hr 50 min (122.2 km) via NH10|
|Gangtok ||Chungthang ||3 hr 30 min (87.8 km) via Gangtok-Chungthang Rd|
|Chungthang ||Lachen ||1 hr 3 min (26.2 km) via Lachen Rd|
|Gangtok ||Lachen ||4 hr 33 min (114.0 km) via Gangtok-Chungthang Rd|
|Lachen ||Gurudongmar Lake ||2 hr 30 min (65.9 km) via Gurudongmar Road|
|Lachen ||Lachung ||1 hr 44 min (46.9 km) via Lachen Rd|
|Lachung ||Yumthang Valley ||By Road - 1 hr 22 min (25 km)|
|Yumthang Valley ||Zero Point ||By Road - 45 min (23 km)|
|Lachung ||Katao Valley ||By Road - 1 hr (28 km)|
|Lachung ||Gangtok ||4 hr 10 min (109.2 km) via Singtam - Chungthang Rd|
|Gangtok ||Tsomgo Lake ||1 hr 29 min (44.1 km) via Jawaharlal Nehru Rd|
|Tsomgo Lake ||Baba Mandir ||Tsomgo Lake to baba mandir|
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK NORTH SIKKIM TOUR PACKAGE?
According to suggestions of NatureWings, the best time to book North Sikkim Package Tour is between March to end of June and October to mid of December. Spring considering May to June is the best season to witness the blooms of Rhododendrons, Primulas and Poppies in Yumthang Valley. If you have plan for mesmerising Gurudongmar Lake Tour surrounded with snow capped mountains, visit Sikkim, specially North Sikkim between October to mid-November. During this time the weather remain perfect with 100% clear blue sky that offers the stunning view of snow capped Himalayan peak.
In this North Sikkim Tour you will visit some of the best attractions in North Sikkim like - Lachen, Chaten, Gurudongmar Lake, Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Thangu Valley, Mount Katao, Chungthang, Crow's Lake, Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Mangan, Chopta Valley, Cholamu Lake, Green Lake Trek, Tosar Lake Trek, Singhik, Phensang Monastery, Phodong Monastery, Kabi Lungchok etc.
IMPORTANT FACTS TO KNOW FOR GURUDONGMAR LAKE TOUR IN NORTH SIKKIM
- Gurudongmar Lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava who is also known as Guru Rinpoche - the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.
- The lake is considered very sacred to Buddhist as the Guru Padmasamvaba visited the lake in 8th century.
- It is a miracle that a portion of the lake never freeze even in extreme cold (-20°C).
- North Sikkim Package Tour with Gurudongmar Lake starting from Gangtok can't be done in a single day.
- The distance between Gangtok to Gurudongmar Lake is 6 hr 50 min (181.2 km) via Gangtok-Chungthang Rd.
- The altitude of Gurudongmar Lake is 5,154 m (17,800 ft).
- Due to high altitude precautions must be taken before setting out Gurudongmar Tour.
- Gurudongmar Lake Tour from Lachen starts at early morning, so travellers need to get ready within 4am in the morning.
- Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake is 2 hr 24 min (67.4 km) via Gurudongmar Road (One Way).
- The long 80 km journey towards the lake is bumpy, full of boulder and some time there is no roads, only high terrain meadows actually exists.
- On the way to the Lake, Thangu is the nearest habitat point for tea break or breakfast.
- On the way to Gurudongmar Lake Tour in North Sikkim, there is two sightseeing point. One is Chopta Valley and another is Kala Patthar. Both are very near to Thangu.
- Foreign travelers are not allowed to Gurudongmar Lake, they can only travel up to Thangu due to border area.
TRAVEL TIPS FOR NORTH SIKKIM, ZERO POINT TOUR
- Zero Point is at a height of 15,000 feet above the ground level. So altitude sickness is a common problem for Yumesamdong or Zero Point Tour.
- Zero Point Tour is not advisable for traveller suffering from breathing difficulties.
- A valid Protected Area Permit (PAP) is required to visit Zero Point.
- PAP or Protected Area Permit can be obtained from Tourism Office in Gangtok / District Administrative Center at Mangan / Sub-Divisional Magistrate's Office at Chungthang.
- Due to sub zero temperature adequate warm cloth is a must for Zero Point Tour.
- Travellers can rent pair of snow boots, gloves and overcoats at Zero Point with extra pay (Approx Rs.100).
- Please carry enough cash for Zero Point Tour as there is no ATM.
- Only Sikkim Government registered vehicles are allowed to travel Zero Point.
- The best time to travel Zero Point is between April to June.
- Zero point is not included in any North Sikkim Package Tour Itinerary. You pay driver extra cash and travel there.
- Zero Point is close to Chinese border with India, so tourists aren't allowed beyond it.
DAY WISE NORTH SIKKIM PACKAGE TOUR ITINERARY IN SUMMER
DAY 1 : BAGDOGRA [IXB]/NJP TO GANGTOK [4 HR 15 MIN (122.2 KM)]
Meet & Greet on arrival at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) or NJP Station for your North Sikkim Package Tour and drive straight to Gangtok (Altitude of Gangtok 1,650 m / 5550 Ft). The picturesque Teesta follows you all the way. On arrival Gangtok, check in to the hotel. You could stroll about the neighbourhood or shop at MG Marg in the evening. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Gangtok.
DAY 2 : GANGTOK TO LACHEN TRANSFER [4 HR 57 MIN (120.4 KM)]
After breakfast, you'll be picked up from the hotel at Gangtok at about 10 a.m. and drive for Lachen Tour via NH 31A. On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful spots like :
Tashi View Point - Built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramic view of Mt. Khangchendzonga.
Kabi Longstok - 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, the Tourism Department of Sikkim has set up a waiting shed and cafeteria here.
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 North Sikkim Tour and the gorgeous Teesta follows you all the way.
Lunch will be served at Namok. You are likely to reach Lachen around the evening. Overnight at Hotel / Home Stay at Lachen.
DAY 3 : LACHEN TO GURUDONGMAR LAKE EXCURSION - TRANSFER TO LACHUNG
Early in the morning start for Gurudongmar Lake Tour - located at an altitude of 5,154 m above sea level and 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 a source of water.
The Guru obliged, a portion of the lake touched by him does not freeze in extreme winter. Since the water of the lake is considered sacred, visitors carry the 'blessed' water in bottles. You can visit and behold the mesmerising beauty of this beautiful lake if you book our North Sikkim Package Tour.
After lunch, check out from hotel and transfer to Lachung. Lachung is located at an altitude of 2700 m above sea level. The distance between Lachen and Lachung is 1 hr 55 min (46.9 km) via Lachen Road. Reach Lachung, take rest. Overnight stay at the Hotel / Homestay at Lachung.
DAY 4: LACHUNG TO YUMTHANG VALLEY EXCURSION
After breakfast, start your journey to beautiful Yumthang Valley. Yumthang Valley is located 25km from Lachung at an altitude of 11,800 ft. It is almost 1.30 hrs drives through numerous Mountain Rivers, streams, bridges and roads with full bloom Rhododendron. The valley remains covered under thick blanket of snow in winter and in summer Rhododendron, Primulas welcomes you during your entire journey. You can also visit Zero Point which is 23 away from Yumthang Valley at an altitude of 15,000 ft above sea level. (Note: Zero point travel is extra Cost subject to Permit and Road Condition).
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary - Spread over 43 sq km 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. Return and overnight stay at Hotel in Lachung.
DAY 5: KATAO VALLEY EXCURSION - GANGTOK TRANSFER
After lunch in Lachung, transfer to Gangtok. On the way visit spectacular Katao Valley. Katao is located just 23km away from Lachung and almost 144km from the capital city Gangtok. In winter heavy snowfall makes this valley cover under thick blanket of snow. In summer the valley looks stunning with vibrant Rhododendron, Primula and Poppy flowers. If due to snowfall, Yumthang valley is not accessible, guests can opt for Katao Valley Tour. Stroll around the pine forest and behold the mesmerizing beauty of North Sikkim Tour.
Here one point to remember that Katao Valley is very close to China border, so tight security is obvious in check point. Generally guests are not allowed after some extent in Katao due to security reason. So, travelling some of extreme part of North Sikkim, a special Protected Area Permit (PAP) is required for both Indian citizen and foreign travellers. Even foreign travellers are not allowed to travel Gurudonglar Lake, Zero Point and Katao Valley as these places are very close to China border.
After spending some quality time in Katao, proceed to Gangtok. Overnight stay at the hotel in Gangtok.
DAY 6: GANGTOK TO TSOMGO LAKE TOUR, BABA MANDIR, NATHULA PASS TOUR
After breakfast, start for a full day trip to -
Tsomgo Lake - is located at an altitude of 12,310ft above sea level. The Lake is only 45 kms from Gangtok City. The Lake is almost 1Km long, oval in shape and 15 metres 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 7: FULL DAY GANGTOK CITY TOUR
After breakfast, start for a tour in and around Gangtok City. Visit –
Tashi View Point - built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramic view of Mt Khangchendzonga.
Gonjang Monastery - this 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. Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok.
DAY 8: NORTH SIKKIM TOUR PACKAGE END WITH SWEET MEMORIES
In the morning you can stroll about in the mall. Later on, check out and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for return journey, and cherish your holiday forever.
NORTH SIKKIM PACKAGE TOUR INCLUSIONS
→ Accommodation in listed Hotels
→ Breakfast and Dinner
→ Transfers and all Sightseeing in exclusive Private vehicle
→ 24/7 Support from Sikkim Expert
→ GST Included
NORTH SIKKIM TOUR PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS
→ Any item which is not mentioned in the Inclusion section
→ Lunch or any other meal
→ All Museums, Monuments and other entry Fees
→ Parking, Toll Tax, Permits
→ Laundry, Tips, Phone Call or any Personal Expenses
WHAT ARE THE SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN NORTH SIKKIM PACKAGE TOUR BOOKING?
Lachung [Altitude 2,700 m] [Coordinates 27.6891° N, 88.7430° E]
The picturesque mountain village of Lachung, at a height of around 8,600 ft, embraced by snow-capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards is the perfect holiday destination for the nature lovers. Sprawled across the banks of the Lachung Chu River which slices the village in two, Lachung is famous for its apples, peaches, and apricots. At Lachung you can visit the Lachung Gompa, built around 1880, the monastery is situated amidst apple orchards across the river from the town center. You can also visit the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary through which flows the Yumthang Chu. The sanctuary is known for its abundance of Rhododendron trees and shrubs. Lachung is perfect for an overnight halt before you visit the spectacular Yumthang valley. NatureWings, the best North Sikkim Tour Planner offers various category of accommodation from Super Deluxe to Premium Category and arranges a complete North Sikkim Package Tour for its guests.
Yumthang Valley [Altitude 3,700 m] [Coordinates 27.8268° N, 88.6958° E]
Situated at a altitude of 11,800 feet, is popularly known as "Valley of Flowers". Located at a distance of 16 km from Lachung, it is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty. In the spring season, wild flowers such as Primulas and Rhododendrons bathe the landscape in rich colors, making it a hot spot for North Sikkim Summer Package. The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary over here has 24 species of Rhododendron flowers which bloom from April to May end. Situated further up at a distance of 16 km, at an altitude of about 16,000 feet is Yumesamdong. The rugged vegetation free mountains, especially in the months of November-December and February-March over here present a breathtaking scenario.
Lachen [Altitude 2,600 m] [Coordinates 27.7167° N, 88.5577° E]
At an altitude of 8500 ft, Lachen is alluring in its simplicity and freshness. It is still a tiny tourist destination. It retains a freshness which is very appealing. The village comprises of very few families, earlier inhabited only during winters by their owners who spend their summers on the alpine pastures bordering Tibet tending to their yaks. Lachen is the starting point for some of the most interesting treks in North Sikkim as well as the gateway to the holy Gurudongmar Lake and Tso Lhamu lakes. You can visit the Lachen Gompa here and experience the simple village life of the 'Lachenpas'. NatureWings - the best North Sikkim Package Tour planner offers its guests from basic home accommodation to nature retreat.
Gurudongmar Lake [Altitude 5,154 m] [Coordinates 28.0258° N, 88.7097° E]
Situated at an altitude of 17,800 feet, it is considered as one the most sacred lakes by the Buddhists and Hindus alike. The beautiful and awe-inspiring lake (50 km from Lachen) 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 a source of water. The Guru obliged. A portion of the lake touched by him does not freeze in extreme winter also. Since the water of the lake is considered sacred, visitors carry the 'blessed' water in bottles. Gurudongmer is part of NatureWings's favorite 2N 3D North Sikkim Package Tour which covers Lachung - Yumthang - Lachen - Gurudongmer Lake. NatureWings also offers various other North Sikkim nature places like Chopta Valley, Chungthang, Mangan, Dzongu accommodation and personalized package tours. Just fill up the booking form here and we'll be happy to assist you for your next vacation.
WHAT ARE THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN NORTH SIKKIM PACKAGE TOUR IN SUMMER?
- Travel with a local guide who have significant knowledge about the state and region.
- Follow the designated trails for trekking and protect the vegetation.
- Always take PAP (Protected Area Permits) for visiting restricted areas.
- Keep your identity card handy. Consider making photo copies of those.
- Keep the pollutants away from the streams and lakes.
- Respect the local culture, dress modestly while visiting monastery.
- Follow the photography rules strictly.
- Try local delicacy Thukpa - a Tibetan noodle soup.
- Carry little camphor while travelling to Gurudongmar Lake. Camphor help to breath in high altitude.
- It's better to carry a thermoflux bottle for warm water, tea or coffee.
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO IN NORTH SIKKIM PACKAGE TOUR FROM GANGTOK?
- Don't litter during Sikkim Tour, carry back plastic bottles, bags & empty cans
- Don't pluck flowers or plants
- Don't drink alcohol while on tour or sightseeing
- Don't smoke at public places, especially near sacred places
- Don't disturb the wildlife
- Don't play loud music inside the forest
- Don't buy products made of endangered species
- Follow the photography rules strictly
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [FAQ] FOR NORTH SIKKIM TOUR PACKAGE IN SUMMER HOLIDAYS FROM NJP / BAGDOGRA
Q. What is Lachen famous for?
Lachen Tourism is based on some exotic lakes and treks. Excursion to sacred Gurudongmar Lake is the main attraction in Lachen along with Green Lake trek that offers exquisite scenic beauty of Lachen.
Q. Why is it hard to breathe at Gurudongmar Lake?
Gurudongmar Lake is situated at high altitudes (5,154 m) and the air at this high altitude is very thin. Due to lack of oxygen we feel difficult to breath at Gurudongmar Lake.
Q. Why is Yumthang famous?
Yumthang is literarily known as the 'Valley of Flowers'. In spring season, especially between March to June the valley offers it exquisite beauty with more than twenty-four species of the Rhododendron, the state flower of Sikkim and iris, primulas, cobra lilies and poppies. The entire valley looks wonderful with countless flowers bloom in different colours. That’s the magic of Yumthang and everybody should behold this beauty once in lifetime. This is why you have to book your North Sikkim Package Tour in Summer.
Q. Is North Sikkim safe for solo women traveller?
Yes definitely it is. Sikkim is very much safe for solo women travelers. People in Sikkim are very honest, reliable and tourist friendly. Pick a North Sikkim Home Stay of your choice and explore Sikkim, it is amazing. Just one advice, travel with proper document, several photocopies and passport size photo as you need to produce it many places for RAP (Restricted Area Permit) and PAP (Protected Area Permit) and take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the best places to visit in North Sikkim in 2021 Summer Holidays?
Adorned with immense natural beauty, Sikkim is one of the preferred places for travellers in summer. With snow clad mountains, frozen lakes, countless streams and mountain rivers, blooms of crimson rhododendron and purplish primulas, Sikkim makes one's holiday a blissful. So if want to make your North Sikkim Tour wonderful, here are some places that you must add on in your North Sikkim Tour Plan :
Alluring Gurudongmar Lake / Charming Yumthang Valley / Exciting Lachung / Delighful Lachen / Exquisite Cholamu Lake / Dazzling Yume Samdong (Zero Point) / Fascinating Seven Sisters Waterfall / Meandering Chopta Valley / Beautiful Chungthang /
Lovely Mt. Katao / Magnificent Thangu Valley / Serene Mangan / Wonderful Lachung Monastery / Adventurous Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary / Admirable Phensang Monastery / High Bhim Nala Falls / Wild Khangchendzonga National Park / Thrilling Zemu Glacier / Radiant Singhik
Q. How many days are sufficient for North Sikkim Tour?
If you are planning an usual visit to North Sikkim, without a separate trek, a period of 7-8 days is sufficient to visit the different areas of North Sikkim like lachen, lachung, gurudongmar lake, yumthang valley, zero point, katao valley etc.
Q. Can travelers enjoy snow in North Sikkim during Puja Vacation or in October?
The chances of snow in North Sikkim during the month of October is quite less, since October is considered to be the post-monsoon season. However, tourists can visit Zero point and Gurudongmar as these places might remain snow covered during October.
Q. What are the best ways to reach North Sikkim, Lachen, Lachung from Gangtok?
The best option to reach North Sikkim from Gangtok is to hire a local cab, based on your preference and convenience. Following are the distance between different tourist spot in North Sikkim:
Gangtok to Lachen : Travelers can reach Lachen from Gangtok in 4 hr 56 min (120.4 km) via Singtam - Chungthang Rd.
Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake : Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake is 2 hr 45 min (65.9 km) via Gurudongmar Road.
Lachen to Lachung : Lachen to Lachung is accessible in 1 hr 55 min (46.9 km) via Lachen Rd.
Gangtok to Lachung : Guests opting for North Sikkim Tour can reach Lachung from Gangtok in 4 hr 40 min (115.6 km) via Singtam - Chungthang Rd.
Lachung to Yumthang Valley : Yumthang Valley is accessible in 1 hr 20 min (25 km)
Lachung to Zero Point : The distance between Lachung to Zero Point is 48 km.
Yumthang Valley to Zero Point : Guests can travel upto Zero Point from Yumthang Valley. The distance between these two places is 23 km.
Lachung to Katao : Katao Valley is situated 28 km from Lachung Village.
Usually, there are several North Sikkim Packages that you can book from NatureWings – the North Sikkim Trip expert. We have 2 Nights 3 Days North Sikkim Package also. This entire package includes visit to Lachen, Lachung and all sightseeing’s along with meals, vehicle and accommodation.
Q. Do travelers need permit for Tsomgo Lake Tour?
Yes, tourists need permit to visit Tsomgo lake, which is popularly known as Changu lake. This permit is issued by the respective police check post for Indian tourists. The same is also issued by the Sikkim Tourism and Civil Aviation Department for foreign tourists.
Q. Can we visit Nathula Pass every day?
The permit for Nathula Pass is issued to only Indian tourists and they are allowed to visit this place only 4 days a week – Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. So if you are planning for a Nathula Trip, plan accordingly and get your all documents ready.
Q. What are the procedures to get permit for Nathula Pass?
For regular tourists, it's advisable to get the permit for Nathula Pass through a Registered Tour Operator of Sikkim like NatureWings. The tourists are needed to fill up an application form given by the agency, and pay the required charges. Usually, anything between Rs.150-200 is charged for the form, and additional Rs.20 is charged by the permit issuing authority.
Q. What is Zero Point in Sikkim? Is it worth visiting? How travelers can reach there?
Zero Point happens to be the last outpost of civilization and it’s located very close to the international border between India and China.
Definitely, zero point is one of the must-visit destinations in North Sikkim as it offers a panoramic view of snow clad mountains and spectacular surroundings amongst which three rivers meet. If you are planning your North Sikkim Package Tour in Summer also, Zero point will offer you the best scenic beauty you have ever imagined.
In order to reach zero point, tourists have to reach Lachung first, from there travellers can hire a vehicle/cab to reach zero Point. The distance between Lachung to Zero Point is almost 124kms and takes almost 4-5 hrs depending on the road conditions. Off Season price of the vehicle can cost Rs. 4000/Car and on season it can be upto Rs. 6000/Car. So have a good negotiation with the driver before booking the cab. NatureWings advicce you to halt at Lachung for a night or two, for a relaxed vacation.
Q. Can travelers experience snow fall in Gangtok?
Snowfall is not quite common in Gangtok, however, sometimes, the routes to the high altitude places like Nathula pass or Changu lake often get closed during the winter due to heavy snow fall.
Sikkim Package Tour Reviews
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I recently book a trip in October with NatureWings after reading a lot of positive feedback especially their expertise in East Sikkim. Our plan was for 7N/8D covering North and East Sikkim. Through out my journey in North, every day i used to get calls from them inquiring about the travel comfort, stay etc. I was really surprised by that, but the joy did not last much once we started the East Sikkim trip. From handling of Permits,coordinating with driver, calling his friend to pass on all my details via whats app to get the permit on time was a real pain. This happened in-spite me providing all details on whats app and email at least 10 days prior to travel. On top of that when we reached Zuluk, the home stay guy said there was no communication given to them via phone or email about my stay. Luckily for us another family could not make it and we were allotted their room. Otherwise i would have to look for another place. Overall there were a bit of hick ups covering East as there was no coordinator like we had in South. For the price we are paying i would expect a much better service. Luckily the drivers were damn good and down to earth. From stay perceptive ... more
We recently visited West Sikkim Tour with Pelling, Kaluk and Ravangla through NatureWings. The way they planned the trip was amazing and all their arrangements were outstanding. Booked us in the best possible hotels with amazing view within reasonable price. I highly recommend Naturewings and I promise i will do future trips through them.
Had a wonderful tour of Gangtok, Pelling and Darjeeling. Nature wings staff were very helpful and cooperative. I would like to thank Mr Indrajit Kar, especially for his help throughout our tour.
We just returned from the west Sikkim tour, packaged and arranged by ‘Naturewings’; route Gangtok – Kaluk - Pelling – Ravangla. Can’t wait to share few things here…the driver we got, was an experienced young locale chap, who knows the hills very well. He shared his little tips as a guide beyond just driving. Quality of the hotels were very high class. We got warm and comfortable rooms, along with the hot and fresh foods. Their hospitality touched our mind. The package was beyond our expectations within this price range. Overall, it was a life time experience for me and my family. We will look forward for more tours from ‘Naturewings’ in the future, for sure.
Recently went to West Sikkim - Ravangla, kaluk and Pelling through Naturewings. Thanks to excellent coordination by Sri Indrajeet Kar, the trip turned out to be a memorable one.The car provided was in nice shape and the driver very cooperative and amiable. All hotels/Resorts provided, especially the Mandarin Resort at Kaluk, afforded breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga along with warm hospitality and nice, hygienic food. The tour schedule, hotel vouchers, car details were intimated well in time beforehand and strictly followed. All in all a big thumbs up for Naturewings - Highly recommended.
We just returned from a West Sikkim Tour and the trip was a memorable one. It was our 4 Night 5 Days trip, covering Pelling in 2 Nights and Ravangla in 2 nights. In Pelling, we stayed in Crassula Ovata retreat in the Upper Pelling helipad area. The hotel is a new one with a mesmerizing view of Mount Kanchanjhungha from my bed. The location and ambiance of the hotel are too good, and we enjoyed every bit of the moments we stayed there. Honestly, we were in no mood to go out sightseeing as the hotel gives us the perfect ambiance of peacefulness and tranquillity. In Ravangla also, we got a beautiful hotel, Barfung Retreat. This beautiful resort with a good room and a breathtaking view of snow peaks from our room. In both the hotels, the food was also good, and our driver from Bagdogra to Bagdogra was helpful and jovial. We must thank NatureWings for offering us such a memorable trip and will go through them once again in the North East India tour.
We Traveled to Pelling, Ravangla and Kaluk during this year's puja vacation. Best place to have a great view of the peaks of the Kanchanjangha range of Himalayas. Just get up around 5:00 am in October and could see the golden snow-capped mountain peaks from the rising sun (because of fewer clouds, and the possibility of getting a clear view of snow-clad peaks).
Peaceful Pelling is famous for its sightseeing points like Shingshore Bridge, Sky-Walk and Monastery. We stayed in Hotel Sikkim Aurora, close to the Helipad, and on the top of the town. Most of the rooms are mountain facing, can see the peaks from the bed as well as bathrooms. Just relax and enjoy the show. I strongly recommend a visit over this place for a couple of days (minimum).
Overall the hotels, cars and foods arrangement made by NatureWings was satisfactory and within budget.
We had traveled through NatureWings with a family from Ahmedabad. It was a well-organized trip. After 5 hours of tedious journey from Bagdogra Airport, we reached the destination. Our joy was getting double throughout the way step by step. We were overwhelmed by its natural beauty. It was some more than I expected. The rooms were booked well in advance and well-maintained hotels. Mr. Indrajit provided good support in guiding us as we were traveling with a 4-year-old kid. We had a wonderful trip to the chilling weather in December. Hipped up with fresh enthusiasm, the trip to Pelling - West Sikkim was filled with thrills and comfort. I was able to explore from classical enrichment of Sikkimese architecture to its wild green side of nature. In case you are traveling to Sikkim, I would always suggest you NATUREWINGS from Kolkata as it holds the best information in and around Sikkim.