DESTINATION : GANGTOK – (3N) – LACHEN (1N) – LACHUNG (1N) – PELLING (3N)
ORIGINATION : EX- NJP RAILWAY STATION/ IXB – BAGDOGRA AIRPORT
DURATION : 8 NIGHTS and 9 DAYS
Gangtok, the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim situated at an elevation of 5,500 feet above sea level. With a spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga, the town provides the perfect base for travel through the state. One an important transit point for traders traveling between Tibet and India. MG Marg, the main street of Gangtok town is a great place to chill out. The country’s first litter and spit free zone, no vehicular traffic is allowed into the marg. You can sit at the Titanic Park or at the various benches stretched across the mall. The Mall is lined with shops on both sides of the road, so shopping becomes an added pleasure. This is also the venue for the annual Gangtok Food and Culture festival held in December each year when Sikkim’s multi-cultural cuisine, along with music and dance performances are showcased. This event attracts a large number of locals and tourists each year.
Lachen is a scenic mountain village, home to the Lachenpas, a unique Sikkimese Bhutia community. Lachen, which literally means [Big Pass], clings to grassy mountain slopes in a magnificent natural setting against a backdrop of imposing snow- capped peaks, glacier and rock cliffs. The village is in a picturesque valley amidst mixed conifer and Rhododendron forests. Just about 130 km from Gangtok, Lachen. Nearby villages of Rabom, Chaten, Talem, Yakthang, Kalep, Samdong and Thangu form a larger part of Lachen. Foot trails to the country’s highest mountain peak Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt.Sinolchu the most beautiful peak begin at your doorstep in Lachen. Wonders never come to an end in Lachen, all valley painted with flowers during monsoon, followed by afterglow of autumn and snowfall greeting the village in winter. The valley has almost everything a traveller could wish for: a land of fairs and festivals, snow-clad mountains, lakes, valley of flora, fauna and a vibrant local culture. Visits to the Lachen monastery and the women’s handicraft centre to view weaving of traditional blankets and carpets will provide insights into the local way of life and many more
Lachung in North Sikkim is a picturesque mountain village in the lap of giant Himalayan mountain range at an altitude of 8610 ft and offers base for the visitors travelling spectacular Yumtahng Valley Embraced with snow-capped shimmering mountain peaks, flushing waterfalls, tiny streams and Apple Orchards, Lachung offers cold weather & breathtaking Himalayan beauties even in peak summer & topped as one of the most visited tourist & holiday destinations in North Sikkim. Spring & Summer (April to June) is the best time to travel Lachung as the weather is very pleasant and the valley is covered with full bloom Rhododendron making the valley looks like “Floral Fire on Mountain Slopes”. Lachung Valley divided by the Lachung River. One can Visit Lachung Gompa, Apple Orchards,Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m (7,200 feet). The town is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing. The Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other peripatetic adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim. The land around Pelling is still a virgin territory and is bathed with alpine vegetation, with numerous waterfalls lining the hillside. In the months of winter, Pelling is sometimes covered with a blanket of snow
8 Nights accommodation in above mention hotel /Similar
All transfer will be on private basis.
Sightseeing as per itinerary
All meals at Lachung + Lachen (2 Breakfast + 2 Luncheon + 2 Dinner – Pure veg at hotel)
Breakfast complimentary - Gangtok
Pemayantse monastery - consider as one of the oldest monastery in Sikkim
Holy Khecheopalri lake
Hot Spring- Consider as a medicinal property.
Gurudongmar lake – 2nd highest lake in World
Seven Sister Waterfalls
All transfer will be on point to point basis.
Air Fare/train fare
All meals other than those specified in ‘Cost Includes’
Expenses of personal nature
Nathula Pass: - INR – Rs.4500 – sharing basis
Optional Zero point / Katao
Any other items not mentioned in ‘Cost Includes’
DAY 1: –ARRIVAL AT NJP / IXB– TRANSFER TO GANGTOK
On arrival at (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (500Ft / 150Mts)/NJP, the driver will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5500 Ft /1677 Mts, 130 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs). Check in at hotel. Evening you can visit MG road/ do shopping at you own leisure and Overnight at Gangtok.
DAY 2: - EX-GANGTOK – TSOMGO –BABA MANDIR
After breakfast, start for excursion to Tsomgo Lake - situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way, with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around & Visit Baba Mandir. (In case of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tsomgo Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided. Overnight in Gangtok.
Nathula Pass is an Indo China border & is situated approx 20 Kms above Tsomgo Lake. Supplement cost for Nathula Pass visit will be INR 4500 on sharing basis extra which includes the permit charges also. Nathula permit will confirm 24 hrs prior of the journey date & it is subjected to permit availability by lottery. Incase permit is not confirmed by Sikkim tourism & due to any reason (Land slide, Heavy rain fall, VIP Movement etc.) you are unable to visit Nathula pass then there is no refund of the Nathula amount. Nathula pass is closed on Monday & Tuesday for the tourist.
DAY 3: –TRANSFER TO LACHEN
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Lachen (9500 Ft / 2896 Mts / 130 Kms / 06 to 07 Hrs). On the way visit Singhik view point, Tashi view point, seven sister’s water fall (Subjected the vehicle take the normal route). The snow -capped peaks, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Thangu are the major attraction – It’s a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling snow peak mountains and the starting point of Green Lake Trek – In fact the village cradled between stern, tall rock faces standing like guards – A hamlet with very few people – It almost like this town is hidden from the outside – Like a Shangri - La – Check into a hotel - Welcome Tea – Evening free to stroll and visit the Lepcha Village – Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen.
DAY 4: - GURUDONGMAR LAKE VIA CHOPTA & TSOMGO - TRANSFER TO LACHUNG
Early breakfast proceed to visit Gurudongmar Lake via Chopta valley & Thangu which is consider as one of the 2nd highest lake in World & it will take approx 3-4 hour’s drive from Lachen (One way) - A valley at an altitude of 17,100 feet through which Lachen Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to April or even more is known as the Holy / Sacred Lake . Afternoon back to hotel have your lunch check out & transfer to Lachung (8000 Ft / 2439 Mts , 60 kms/ 03 to 04 Hrs). Check in at hotel. Evening at your own leisure. Overnight at Lachung
DAY 5: - YUMTHANG VALLEY -LACHUNG – TRANSFER TO GANGTOK
Early morning proceeds to visit Yumthang Valley (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms / 01 ½ Hrs one way). Also Known as Valley of Flowers), Yumthang is the summer grazing ground of the yaks & winter playgrounds of yetis. On the way back visit the Hot Spring considered to have medicinal properties. Back to hotel - Post lunch check out and transfer to Gangtok (Approx 7hrs drive). On the way, see Naga Waterfalls. Overnight at Gangtok.
DAY 6: - GANGTOK 3 POINT - TRANSFER TO PELLING VIA NAMCHI & RAVANGLA
After early breakfast check out & proceed for Gangtok city tour covering 3 points – Chorten monastery, Rope way & Tibetology (Closed on Sunday & Govt holiday) – Later transfer to Namchi (Approx 3-4hrs drive) & Ravangla covering Char dham, Samdruptse monastery, Temi tea garden, Sai mandir & Buddha Park - Proceed to Pelling (Approx 3 hrs drive)- Pelling is another serene, Mountain village which lies in the western districts of Sikkim. This village is situated at an altitude of 2000 mts(approx) and commands a Spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Check in at hotel. Evening at your own leisure. Overnight at Pelling.
DAY 7: - PELLING LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabtense Ruins, Khechipalri Lake, Dharap valley, Kanchenjunga Falls & Rambi Falls. New Helipad, Pemayangtse Monastery was built for "pure monks" (ta-tshang) meaning "monks of pure Tibetan lineage", celibate and without any physical abnormality. This practice is still retained. Only the monks of Pemayangtse Monastery are entitled to the title "ta-tshang". The head lama of this monastery had the unique privilege of anointing the Chogyals of the erstwhile monarchy of Sikkim with holy water. Pemayangtse means "Perfect Sublime Lotus", and is said to represent one of the four plexus of the human body. Khecheopalri Lake it is one of the sacred Buddhist mountain lake and it is believed that whatever is wished in front of the lake comes true. Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird. Overnight at Pelling.
DAY 8: –EX PELLING DAY EXCURSION TO YUKSUM & SINGSHORE BRIDGE VIA DENTAM
Post breakfast day excursion to Yuksum valley & Singshore bridge - the second highest bridge in the Asian continent with over 100 meters in height is a little away from Pelling town via Dentam & Uttarey Village - En- route visit Changey water falls - Back to resort/hotel - Leisure - Overnight at Pelling.
DAY 9: - DROP TO IXB /NJP
After breakfast check out & drop to IXB/NJP (Approx 5 -6 hrs drive) Tour ends with sweet Memories.
· ## Peak season policy – Peak season all booking are fully non-refundable (general cancelation policy will override)
|2 Star||Inr 18,300/-|
|2 Star +||Inr 20,500/-|
|3 Star||Inr 24,000/-|
|2 Star||Inr 21,900/-|
|2 Star +||Inr 24,200/-|
|3 Star||Inr 27,700/-|
|2 Star||Inr 31,000/-|
|2 Star +||Inr 33,300/-|
|3 Star||Inr 36,800/-|
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