North Sikkim - Pelling Tour Package of 07 Nights- 08 Days
Itinerary - Tour packages - 07 Nights / 08 Days – Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) - Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri – Gangtok (02 Nights) - Lachen (01 Night) - Lachung (0 Night) - Gangtok (01 Night) - Pelling (02 Nights) - Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri
Day - 01 – Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok - Guest will be received by our official at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) – He will assist you for the forwarding journey to Gangtok – Nearly 135 Kilometers, 3 ½ - 4 hours drive - A perfect destination for tourist in search of enchantment, tranquility, trekking or any other adventure - Land of monastery, mystic rituals / festivals at an elevation of 1,437 meters / 4,715 feet is the most often visited spot of India for its rare Orchids and Butterflies - In the evening one is free to stroll around M G Marg / Local Market - Over night stay at Gangtok
Day - 02 – Gangtok Local Sightseeing - Early morning breakfast – The local Sightseeing will be in Maruti van as this is the norm of Gangtok - Gangtok local Sight Seeing will be as per the schedule of the guide – 7 to 8 points includes the following - Rumtek Monastery or Ranka Monastery one of the oldest and most beautiful monastery of India with Ban Jhagri Falls - Shanti View Point – Ban Jhagri Falls - Institute of Tibetology - Ganesh Tok - Cottage Industry - Flower Show – White hall - Tashi View Point – The visit to all these places are done with leisure and we advise our guest to follow - Evening one is free to stroll around - Over night stay at Gangtok
Day - 02 – Excursion to Changu / Tsomgo Lake - Nathu La (Optional) - Early morning breakfast – Permits are made one day prior to visit - This is nearly 48 kilometers drive and takes nearly 2 hours - Visit to Tsomgo / Changu Lake and Baba Mandir, cool, serene water and the picturesque beauty – Tsomgo lake is one of the holy lake of the region - A temple of Lord Shiva is built on the lakeside - Primula flowers and other alpine plantation provide an immaculate beauty to this place - Till April it is full of snow and lay frozen – (Nathu La Pass visit has to be arranged the previous Night when Voters ID card will be asked for – Nathu La Pass once booked the amount is not refunded even if the trip get cancelled - Nathula Pass supplement of INR 2500 - INR 4000/- has to be paid on the spot as it is not included in the final costing) - Back to hotel for lunch or lunch on the way – The rest of the day is free - Evening one is free to stroll around M G Road or the Local Market - Over night stay at Gangtok
Day - 03 – North Sikkim Tour starts with Lachen - Early morning breakfast – Next the vehicle will report for North Sikkim with permit -Drive to Lachen – Chungthang is nearly 96 kilometers from Gangtok - On the way stop at Chungthang – Next drive for 29 kilometers from Chungthang to Lachen - Reach Lachung late afternoon / early evening - The snow capped peaks, the Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Gurudongmar, Thangu, Chopta Valley and Green Lake are the major attractions of the region – It is almost like this town is hidden from the outside – The infrastructure is not good due to the remoteness and the snowfall / Rainfall – The place is worth visiting – Check into a hotel - Welcome Tea – Evening free to stroll or visit the Lachen Monastery and visit the Lepcha Village – Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen
Day - 04 – Gurudongmar Lake visit and Transfer to Lachung - Early morning breakfast – The route is Lachen – Thangu – Chopta Valley - Gurudongmar lake – Lachen - Drive 55 kilometers from Lachen stop at 15000 feet for permit to be signed – Drive the rest and visit to Gurudongmar Lake - 3 hour - A valley at an altitude of nearly 15 800 feet through which Lachen Chu flows – This is a holy Lake and is one of the most sacred place of worship for the Buddhist – The Lake gets frozen during winter barring a stretch which remains as water even at - 20 C – The region is generally covered with snow from December to April - This is a stretch of cold desert till Tibet / China - While returning have lunch at Lachen – After Lunch drive to Lachung - Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachung
Day - 05 – Yumthang Visit and Transfer to Gangtok - Early morning breakfast – Visit to Yumthang i.e. 25 kilometers, 2 hour - A valley at an altitude of 11800 feet through which Lachung Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to April or even more is known as the valley of flowers – Guest can spend a few hours at Yumthang – The vast Valley stretches and is a cold desert till Tibet / China - While returning visit to hot water spring if time permits (Optional) - The region is fully covered with snow and Rhododendron forest - Back to hotel for lunch / Packed Lunch – Proceed to Gangtok - Afternoon drive to Gangtok 130 Kilometers, 5 hours - Evening free to stroll around M G Road - Overnight stay at Hotel in Gangtok
Day - 06 - Transfer to Pelling - Morning breakfast and check out of the hotel to proceed to Pelling - A drive of nearly 130 kilometers – 3 ½ - 4 hours drive - Pelling is situated at an altitude of 2072 meters / 6800 feet - On a clear day guest can get a clear view of Himalayan range with snow capped mount Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Khangchendzonga, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Sinolchu etc - It is one of the exotic settlement with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids, historical sites, short trek routes and wildlife – Its botanical and zoological richness is inspiring and the scenic view from the top of the ridge across deep valley to the heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be seen to be believed - Yuksom, Ravangla, Rinchenpong and Namchi are some of the tourist spot nearby – Check into hotel - Evening free to roam around the small settlement - Over Night stay at Pelling
Day – 07 - Pelling Local sightseeing - After breakfast at hotel – Drive for Full Day Sight Seeing - The routes are forested and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring. Places of visit are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake, it is one of the holy Buddhist lake and it is believed that any wish 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 and thus the water surface is always free of leaves, Kechopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga water Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins, the scenic view from the top of the ruin to the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around the helipad or Shopping center - Over Night stay at Pelling
Day - 08 - Departure to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) - Drive to Siliguri, on the way to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) (140 kilometers, 4 ½ - 5 hours) - Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - The drive is through hills and with scenic beauty – Along the River Rangit and next along River Teesta - Stoppage at Melli or Rangpo for Refreshment – Next stoppage at coronation bridge if time permitsDrive to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) via Siliguri - Guest are advised to start early and not to rush - Forwarding Journey
Half Day include Banzakhri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology. (Timing : 09.00 hrs to 13.00 hrs) Full Day include Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok & Hanuman Tok, Ranka Monastery, Banjakhri Falls, Cottage Industry, Dro-dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and Handicraft Centre. (Timing : 09.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs).
Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full day trip from 08.00a.m. to 03.00 p.m.)
Optional sightseeing with additional cost
03 points include Tashi view point, Ganesh Tak & Hanuman Tak (not covered in any of the Itinerary)
Saramsa Garden, Smile Land Amusement Park. Rumtek Monastery & Lingdum Monastery , Nathula Pass (Indo-China Border) opens only on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & sun (if permit is available) , Aritar Lake.Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse & Chardham. Enchey Monastery, Cable Car (Rope way) & Zoo.
1st Half tour - Darap village, Khangchendzonga water falls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi water Falls & Khachoedpalri Lake (09.00 hrs to 12.30 hrs) 2nd Half tour - Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Halipad Ground. (13.30 hrs to 17.00 hrs)
Optional sightseeing with additional cost
2nd Half tour - Changey Waterfalls, Dentam Valley, Singshore Bridge. Excursion to Yuksom for full day. In Yuksom you can visit Tashi Namgyel Stone & Dubdi Monastery by walking. Ravangla & Namchi full day tour - Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse, Ralang Monastery, Borong Monastery & Chardham. In Pelling one has to go by walk for Rabdantse & Sangacholing monastery.
Optional sightseeing with additional cost
Optional sightseeing with supplement cost