Day 1 : Arrive Bagdogra / NJP - Transfer to Pelling [4 hr 59 min (139.4 km) via NH10]
Meet and greet at Bagdogra Airport [IXB] / NJP Railway Station and proceed towards West Sikkim for your Pelling Package Tour in Summer. Pelling is 125 Km from Siliguri and situated in the western part of Sikkim. Located at an altitude over 7000 feet, Pelling is a small hamlet from where one can catch the best glimpse of the astonishing Mt. Kanchenjunga.
The distance is so close that one may feel like talking to the snow-capped peak. Here the day starts with the snowy crowns changing colors from pink to gold to white, and it ends with an indescribable shade of fiery orange. Check-in at the Hotel and the evening is free for roaming around. Night stay at the hotel in Pelling.
Day 2 : Pelling Local Sightseeing Tour
Post breakfast, start for Pelling Tour in two parts :
Tashi View Point - Built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramic view of Mt. Khangchendzonga.
Rimbi Waterfalls - About 12 kms away from Pelling and about 5 kms 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 waterfalls. A large volume of water is falling on massive rocks from a great height. It demonstrates both timelessness and power and is quite hypnotic.
Kanchenjunga Water Falls - One of the large waterfalls in West Sikkim situated at a distance of 24 km from Pelling. It is a major tourist attraction located on a sharply curved roadside. The water is so cold, and the intensity of the fall is also high, this water is directly from Kanchanjanga parvath, Holy water. The area is a cluster of many falls, and to see the main waterfalls, one needs to climb up around 50 staircases. To visit the main fall, you need to purchased tickets at a nominal price. While Kanchenjunga Falls astonish visitors with the sight of a broad stream of water jumping deep down from a great height.
Khecheopalri Lake - Before leaving, make an immortal wish on it. It is a very holy and sacred lake, and birds prohibit any leaves to drop on the lake. This lake is a small paradise for Photographer & Bird Explorer. Khechipelri Lake makes people spellbound with its serenity and holiness. Try to attend the "Maghe Purne Festival" celebrated in April by floating Diyas & offering food.
Back to Hotel for Lunch and post Lunch, visit the following attractions.
Pemyangse Monastery - The Pemyangse Monastery is a major attraction, not only because of its religious importance but also its history. The monastery that stands at an altitude of over 6,800 feet, is among the oldest in Sikkim. The monastery dates back to the 17th century and is the creation of Lama Lhatsun Chempo.
The decoration within the monastery is full of impressive paintings on Buddhist themes and statues of Buddhist deities. In former times, the head lama of the monastery held the ceremony of anointing the kingdom of Chogyalov, the rulers of Sikkim. One of the main attractions of the monastery, it is on a seven-tier wooden sculpture, representing the heavenly palace of Padmasambhava and its inhabitants.
Rabdentse Ruins - Located near the Pemayangtse Monastery, this was the second capital of the Sikkim Royalty after Yuksom. The ruins of the city command a panoramic view of Khangchendzonga and the valley. You will require to walk at least 2 - 2.5 km on a small road midst of dense trees to reach there from the main road. This ruins complex currently maintained by the Archeological Society of India.
Pelling Skywalk and Sangacholing Monastery - Pelling Skywalk is a new attraction and an engineering marvel and located just 3 km from Pelling town. The breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchanjhungha makes visitors spellbound from here, and you can reach the Sangacholing Buddha Statue from here. Night Stay at the Hotel in Pelling.
Day 3 : Pelling to Kaluk Transfer via Singshore Bridge Tour [1 hr 41 min (43.0 km) via Pelling - Dentam Rd]
Post breakfast, on our 3rd day of West Sikkim Tour Package, we will start for Kaluk Tour. Kaluk is situated at the foot of the Himalayas at an altitude of 5000 feet in West Sikkim. Kaluk is a small, simple village where tranquility makes its presence felt. Mt. Kanchenjunga seems to be closest to this picturesque hamlet since it offers an uninterrupted and clear view of the ice-capped peaks. Kaluk is considered among the windiest places in the entire Sikkim, which means you can re-energize your lungs, which is tired of fighting with pollution, by breathing in some fresh air. On the Way, visit the attractions like :
Singshore Bridge - Meet another Engineering marvel between the two hilly gorges around Pelling is the Singshore Bridge. The 198 meters long suspended structure is the second highest gorge bridge in Asia. The fabulous bridge structure between two gorges offers a birds-eye view of the places, which is stunning and quite thrilling.
British Dak Bunglow - A British Bunglow sits on a top of a hillock around 3 km from Kaluk and famous Bengali Poet Rabindra Nath Tagore stayed here and written some piece of Geetanjali written here, Night Stay in Kaluk.
Day 4 : Kaluk to Ravangla Transfer [2 hr 5 min (61.8 km) via Reshi Rinchenpong Rd]
Post breakfast start for Ravangla, situated in the southern part of Sikkim, Ravangla, or Ravongla is a place that is growing in popularity as a tourist destination every day. Located at a height over 7000 feet and Ravangla is a small town that greets and fascinates tourists with its simplicity, serenity, and obviously, the uninterrupted view of the snowy peaks that stand like guards towards the North.
The afternoon is free to enjoy the serenity, beauty, and tranquility of Ravangla. Night Stay in Ravangla.
Day 5 : Ravangla and Namchi Sightseeing
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 waterfalls. A large volume of water is falling on massive rocks from a great height. It demonstrates both timelessness and power and is quite hypnotic.
Buddha Park - Situated very close to the town of Ravenel, the Buddha Park, or Tathagata Tsal is the newest attraction in this area. The beautifully designed park features a 130 feet tall sitting statue of Lord Buddha, which is visible from quite a long distance. The park is a part of the Rabong Gompa complex. The view of the snow-clad mountain peaks from this place is simply out of the world. Battery operated car helps to see the complete area in around 25-30 minutes for senior aged people.
Char Dham - This Pilgrim Centre has a large statue of 108 feet of Lord Shiva is the main attraction of this place. This complex is around 5 km from Namchi Bazar in an uphill. There are 12 Jyotirlingams are encircled around Lord Shiva.
There are four iconic temples from four corners of the country, Puri Jagganath Temple from the East, Dwarka Temple from the West, Badrinath Temple from the North, and Rameswaram temple from the South.
Namchi - The visit to Solophak (Namchi) does not end with visiting only the pilgrimage center, there is a lot more to see. There is a Temi Tea Garden - the only tea estate existing in Sikkim, just a few kilometers away from Solophak (Namchi). You can also take a walk to Tendong Biodiversity Park to see the myriads of medical plants conserved delightfully by the Sikkim’s Forest Department. At just 40 kilometers away from the Solophak (Namchi) is a waterfall called Tirikhola, which is also a great tourist attraction, and you love the view of this waterfall for sure.
Temi Tea Garden - Sprawling on a natural hill slope originating from the Tendong Hill is the only tea garden in Sikkim.
Enroute, you will cross Ravangla, a small township at the base of Maenam Hills and a popular tourist destination. After a rough road journey, It was mesmerizing to see the beautiful Temi tea garden filled with greens all side. Take a leisurely walk inside the tea garden & lost your sole inside. In the lap of mountains, among the beautiful tea leaves will melt your heart. The ladies carrying the tea carriers were looking so heavenly like angels walking through the garden. White flags were making the place look quite enthralled with unwinking beauty.
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. It is the largest Buddha statue of Sikkim. This beautiful statue of Buddha is at around 8000 ft above the sea level and is well maintained. The chanting sounding of mantra refreshes your souls with peace.
Day 6 : Ends of Pelling Tour
In the morning you can stroll about in the small hamlet around. Later on, check out and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for return journey, and cherish your holiday forever.