Tour Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days [Pelling 2N | Kaluk 1N | Ravangla 2N]
NatureWings offers its guests to enjoy the majestic beauty of West Sikkim. The breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with scared lakes, deep forest of pine, fir with so many known and unknown floras and faunas make it one of the best tourist regions in the Sikkim. Gyalshing, which means king's garden is the headquarter of West Sikkim has located about 130 Km from NJP and 115 Km from Gangtok.
Pelling - the second most popular tourist destination in Sikkim is about 10 Km from Gyalshing. NatureWings will help their guests to choose different package tours and accommodation bookings in West Sikkim around Pelling.
In your West Sikkim Tour you will visit - Rimbi Waterfalls, Kanchenjunga Water Falls, Khecheopalri Lake, Pemyangse Monastery, Pelling Skywalk, Sangacholing Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, Singshore Bridge, British Dak Bunglow, Buddha Park, Namchi/Char Dham, Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse etc
Pickup & Drop : Bagdogra Airport [IXB] | NJP [New Jalpaiguri Station]
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Meet and greet at Bagdogra Airport [IXB] / NJP Railway Station and proceed towards Pelling, 125 Km from Siliguri, and situated in the western part of Sikkim. Located at a height over 7000 feet, Pelling is a small hamlet from where one can catch the best glimpse of the astonishing 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.
Post breakfast, start for Pelling Sightseeing 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. NNight Stay at the Hotel in Pelling.
Post breakfast, on our 3rd day of West Sikkim Trip, is Kaluk, situated at the foot of the Himalayas at a height over 5000 feet in West Sikkim. Kaluk is a small, simple village where tranquility makes its presence felt. 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 reenergize 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.
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.
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.
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.
At an altitude of around 5600 ft, Rinchenpong is the latest and upcoming tourist spot in the western part of Sikkim, has a magnificent view over the mountain views, sunrise and sunset, flora and fauna, village tourism, historical sites and heritage of Resum Monastery, rich forests and ample area for short treks.
At an altitude of 6600 ft, Uttarey is famous for its tranquility and natural beauty. The places offer you the most amazing view of the Himalayan ranges in a virgin ambiance. You can reach Uttarey from Peeling or Geyzing. NatureWings offers beautiful cottages in an eco-resort for its guests.
Situated in the west district of Sikkim, you can reach Uttare from Pelling, Gezing or Dentum. On your way you will pass Singsor bridge, said to be the second highest bridge in Asia. The height of Uttare is about 6600ft. Uttare is famous for its tranquility and natural beauty. The place provides beautiful view to the Himalayan mountains and is yet relatively less traveled by tourists. This allows a more serene atmosphere to be enjoyed. During winter the mountains around here are covered with snow allowing heavenly views.
The Varsey is famous for its unique Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. It is in between the Singalila National Park in the south and Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in the north, this small 104-sq-km sanctuary is at an altitude of 10,000 ft and supports a wide variety of biodiversity. But the main attractions of the sanctuary are the rhododendrons which bloom in April-May coloring the Sanctuary in wild abandon. Hilley is the last motorable point before Varsey. A four km walk through beautiful pine forests takes you to the Sanctuary. You can stay at the Gurash Kunj Lodge here.
Pelling : Magpie Chestnut / Norbughang Retreat & Spa
Ravangla : Summit Sobralia Resort & Spa
Pelling : Retreat Crassula Ovata / Panchu Village Resort / Trashigang Resort
Kaluk : Ghondey Village Resort / Mandarin Resort
Ravangla : Barfung Retreat Buddha Retreat
Accommodation in listed Hotels
Breakfast and Dinner
Transfers and all Sightseeing in exclusive Private vehicle
Permits, Toll Tax and Parking
Driver allowance, fuel and related expenditure
24X7 support from NatureWings Super Specialist team during the trip
Any item which is not mentioned in the Inclusion section
Lunch or any other meal
Sightseeing points entry fee
A.C will not operate on hills
Applicable Govt. GST
Travel with a local guide who have significant knowledge about the state
Follow the designated trails for trekking so that the vegetation is not interrupted
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 or shrine
Follow the photography rules strictly
Try local delicacy Thukpa - a Tibetan noodle soup
It's better to carry a thermoflux bottle for warm water, tea or coffee
Sky Walk, Pelling
Kanchenjunga Water Falls
Temi Tea Garden
Gangtok to Pelling you can get share jeep from Police Taxi stand. However, to get a shared vehicle from Bagdogra Airport is rare. You can get shared vehicle from Siliguri. Within various places of West Sikkim and Sightseeing, you may have to hire the full vehicle.
The distance between Gangtok and Pelling is around 128 Kms and it may take around 4 hrs.
Yes, on the way from Gangtok to Pelling, you can cover Buddha Point at Ravangla. This is one of prime attraction for visitors in West Sikkim.
No, you don’t need any special permit to visit any places within West and South Sikkim.
The best season is between March to Mid June and October to December. However, the best week to visit West Sikkim is from End of November to1st week of January, when you can expect crystal clear snow peaks from early morning to evening. Chose a full moon date between this period and snow peaks in the evening under full moon will make you spell bound.
Chances are very rare in west Sikkim prime tourist destination. You need to do a trekking from Yoksum to experience the snow in West Sikkim.
Pelling is divided into three parts, Upper Pelling, Middle Pelling and Lower Pelling. Upper Pelling has two parts like close to helipad and close to Police Chowki. Close to new helipad in upper Pelling is the best to choose your hotel. However, upper Pelling hotels are bit costlier compared to Lower Pelling.
Yes, in many sightseeing places, you need to climb up several steps to reach the main point of the sightseeing places.
Yes, foreign visitors are allowed to enter into the west and south Sikkim. However, they must have Indian Visa and Inner line permit to enter into Sikkim.
Yes, West Sikkim is safe for solo traveller. However, you should take standard precaution when travelling solo. However, the cost for travel solo could be high due to non-availability of any shared vehicles during the sightseeing.
Sikkim Package Reviews
4.8 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 5 Reviews
I recently book a trip in October with Nature Wings 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 Kolkata. 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.
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