Package Name: Gangtok / Lachung / Darjeeling
Day: 8 Day
Night: 7 Night
Starting Month: Jan
End Month: Dec
Destination Overview :
Gangtok is a beautiful hill town and the capital of north-eastern state of Sikkim. This is one place which many tourists like to combine along with a visit to Darjeeling. In fact the combined trip of Darjeeling-Gangtok is a common recipe when people think about visiting this part of the country. This is mainly because of the proximity of the two places as well as easy access. And while in Gangtok, tourists visit several other places including the wonderland of Yumthang valley in north Sikkim, and Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass in East Sikkim, Pelling in west Sikkim etc.
Lachung is called as the flower valley, replete with approximately 500 waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers, and the majestic snow covered Himalayas. All these make North Sikkim a heaven in earth. A standard North Sikkim tour starts from Gangtok then via Kabi Lungtsok, Phodong, Mangan, Singhik and Chungthang then from here it goes either away to the flower valley of Yumthang or Gurudongmar. On the way lies Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Kanchendzonga National Park. In the month of March to May the scenic beauty of this area reaches its height when an immense variety of alpine flora blossoming in the hills and the valleys. North has the spectacles of nature along with bountiful of flora and fauna, so join us in this journey of moment. You will be glad – You made it.
So fancying a trip to Darjeeling? You must be lured by the dazzling snow peaks of Kanchenjunga overlooking the hill town? And the beautiful tea gardens on the slopes of rolling hills, orchids, pines & rhododendrons, the cute Himalayan toy train whistling and negotiating its way through the mountains? And you want to combine all that with great sightseeing tours, food, shopping and other exciting activities. Right?
Darjeeling hill town was originally set up as a sanitarium or health resort by the British in mid 1800s. But over the years, it earned its name for its world famous aromatic tea and then with opening up of roads and Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, for tourism. No wonder you will see numerous sprawling tea estates in Darjeeling that produce world’s best tea, as well as the amazing narrow gauge Toy Train – an engineering marvel which could overcome the steep gradients and curves of the mountains and provided a scenic railway transportation in the hills.
Day – 01 – Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok – Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand
(Junction) – He will be assisting for the transfer to Gangtok – Gangtok the capital of Sikkim Suits all from tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at an height of 1670
meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India – It is one of the most beautiful town with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and butterflies – Nearly 135 kilometers 4 ½ – 5 hours drive – Check
into hotel – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Gangtok
Day – 02 – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full Day) – Morning breakfast at hotel – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir ( New ) nearly 40 kilometers – The Lake is oval shaped
lake nearly 50 feet deep – Generally covered in snow for most of the year the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to
be a very holy site for all – Nathu La Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour – Back to Gangtok – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping
center – Over Night stay at Gangtok (Incase of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided)
Day – 03 – Transfer to Lachung – Early morning breakfast – Next start for North Sikkim package tour – Leave Gangtok at about 10 A M proceed to Lachung 119 kilometers – 4 ½ hours – 5 ½
hours – Lachung is situated at an altitude of 8600 feet – On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful locations like Tashi Viewpoint, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls, confluence of Lachen chu
and Lachung Chu at Chungthang, Twin Waterfalls and Bhim Nala Waterfalls – Lunch breack at Namok ( Extra Cost ) – The roads are colored with full bloom of Primulae, Rhododendrons and
many other Alpine flowers Guest specially during spring – Guest are likely to reach Lachung at late afternoon or early evening – Check into the hotel / resort – Evening free to stroll around the village –
Dinner will be served at about 8 PM – Overnight stay at Lachung
Day – 04 – Sight Seeing at Yumthang – After breakfast drive towards Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly 11800 feet – On the way you may visit the famous hot spring which is known
for its curative properties of skin diseases – Yumthang is a valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends – In spring the valley erupts in riots of colors
as Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow covered valley except in autumn – During winter Yumthang is somber with snow all around and the snow
clad mountains adding to the ethereal beauty – Return to resort at Lachung for Lunch – After lunch visit Lachung Monastery, Cottage Industry and Waterfalls – Evening free to stroll around the
village – Dinner will be served at about 8 PM – Overnight stay at Lachung
Day – 05 – Transfer to Gangtok – After breakfast leave for Gangtok – 125 kilometers, 4 – 5 hours drive – On the way stops at Singhik and Mangan – If the weather is fine and the sky is clear one can
enjoy the view of Himalayan range with mount Kanchenjunga, mount Pandim, mount Kabru, mount Simvo, mount Jopuno, mount Khanchendzonga and mount Siniolchu – Various location offers a
majestic view of these peaks hence photography will consume some time – The drive will be smooth due to the scenic beauty as in spring the forest cover erupts in a riot of colors as
Rhododendrons, Primulae and many other Alpine Flowers are in full bloom – Back to Gangtok Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Gangtok
Day – 06 – Gangtok Local Sight Seeing (Half Day) & Transfer to Darjeeling – Morning breakfast & drive for the city tour of Gangtok – Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research
Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, etc – Darjeeling – Nearly 125 kilometers 3 – 3 ½ hours drive – At an height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet
lies the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Everest is the Queen of the hills – It is also home to the famous World Heritage train – The Darjeeling
Himalayan Railway (DHR) – Check into hotel – Evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Darjeeling
Day – 07 – Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing (Half Day) – Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over
Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia
Loop – Back to hotel for breakfast – After breakfast rest for half an hour After breakfast next round of sight seeing – Half Day city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan
Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed),
Peace Pagoda – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area – Overnight stay at Darjeeling
Day – 08 – Departure – Darjeeling to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Morning breakfast – After breakfast transfer to
Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) Nearly 105 kilometers 3 ½ – 4 hours drive – Forwarding Journey
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8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS
Gangtok 03 Nights / Lachung 02 Nights / Darjeeling 02 Nights.
from Rs 35,000 / person (Delux Rooms with breakfast)
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INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE
Accommodation in Luxury hotel as per program or similar on twin share basis with full board .
All arrival / departure transfers sightseeing & overland journeys by Jeep or Car with driver as per program.
Services of English speaking local guide for all the tour
All taxes, Vat and entrance fees..
Museum fees and other special entry fees.
Festival surcharge (pls, let us know the dates of the festivals)
visa fee, All Permits for Darjeeling and Sikkim
NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP PRICE
Gratuities to guides.
Airfare to Bagdogra; airfare fuel surcharge.
Pre-and post-trip accommodations/packages and associated expenses.
Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
All types of personal insurance.
Personal expenses & purchases on board / from boutique.
Note: One Tata Indica /Maruti Wagonr Only 04 pax One Tata Sumo Only 08 Pax are Allowed Including Child, If No Of Pax Traveling More
Than 08, then Extra Car Cost will Be Rs. 29,000/- Extra.
As per above Itinerary Supplement/Up gradation Cost of AC Innova/Xylo/Scorpio/Similar Rs. 6,500/- EXTRA.
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