Package Name: Gangtok / Lachen/ Lachung
Price: $ 600
Day: 6 Day
Night: 5 Night
Starting Month: Jan
End Month: Jan
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.
At an altitude of 8500 ft Lachen is alluring in its simplicity. Not yet as big a tourist destination as Lachung, it retains a freshness which is very appealing. The village comprises of less than 200 houses, earlier inhabited only during winters by their owners who spend their summers on the alpine pastures bordering Tibet tending to their yaks. Lachen is the starting point for some of the most interesting treks in North Sikkim as well as the gateway to the holy Guru Dongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes.
You can visit the Lachen Gompa here and sample the simple village life of the ‘Lachenpas’.
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.
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 Lachen from Gangtok – Early morning breakfast – Drive 135 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours drive – Chungthang is 96 kilometers from Gangtok – Lunch at Chungthang
– Lachen is 35 kilometers from Chungthang Reach Lachen late afternoon / early evening – The snow capped peaks, the Shingbha wild life sanctuary, 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 – 04 – Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Transfer to Lachung – Early morning breakfast – Visit to Gurudongmar Lake 55 kilometers, 2 ½ – 3 ½ hours drive – A valley at an
altitude of 11, 800 feet through which Lachen Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to April or even more is known as the Holy / Sacred Lake – Next drive through the
cold desert till Tibet / China back to Resort for Lunch – After lunch drive to Lachung – The region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest with Chopta Valley and Thangu are the other
places of interest – Back to hotel for lunch – After lunch proceed to Lachung – Nearly 50 kilometers and two hours drive – Check into hotel at Lachung – Evening free to visit Lachung
Monastery – Overnight stay at Hotel at Lachung
Day – 05 – Sight Seeing at Yumthang & Transfer to Gangtok – 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 – Transfer to Gangtok – Reach Gangtok in
the evening – Check into hotel – Night stay at Gangtok
Day – 06 – Departure – Gangtok to Siliguri – 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 135 kilometers 4 ½ – 5 hours drive – Guest
are advised to start early and not to rush – Forwarding Journey
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6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS
Gangtok 03 Nights / Lachen 01 Night / Lachung 01 Night
from Rs 30,000 / person (Delux Rooms on CP)
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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. 26,000/- Extra.
As per above Itinerary Supplement/Up gradation Cost of AC Innova/Xylo/Scorpio/Similar Rs. 4,500/- EXTRA.