North Sikkim 5N/6D
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, jacket and sunscreen.|
8.30 AM – 12.30 PM: Transportation
Our driver will be there to receive you at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra ( IXB ).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.Nearly 120 kilometers 4 hours’ drive, evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall). Over Night stay at Gangtok.
9.30 AM: Excursion to Chhangu & Baba Mandir/Nathulla
Morning breakfast at hotel,excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 40 kilometers and 2 hours.Tsomgo Lake is situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet.The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep,generally covered in snow for most of the year the year.Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all – Back to Gangtok – Overnight stay at Gangtok.
10.00 AM: Transfer to Lachen
Early morning breakfast. Drive 135 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours’ drive, lunch at Chungthang.Reach Lachen late afternoon / early evening. The snowcapped peaks, the Shingbha wildlife 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. Check into a hotel,evening free to stroll and visit the Lepcha Village – Overnight stay at Lachen.
Excursion to Gurudongmar and transfer to Lachung
Early morning breakfast after that visit to Gurudongmar Lake 55 kilometers, 3 hours’ drive.Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 17,100 ft (5,210 m). It lies in the district of North Sikkim in the state of Sikkim in India, only some 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) south of Chinese border. 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 hotel 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.Nearly 50 kilometers and 2.5 hours’ drive.Check into hotel at Lachung,evening free to visit Lachung Monastery – Overnight stay at Hotel at Lachung.
Sightseeing at Lachung and 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.During winter Yumthang is sombre with snow all around and the snow clad mountains adding to the ethereal beauty.(Optional visit to Zero Point at extra charge) Return to Hotel at Lachung for Lunch.Reach Gangtok in the evening –Night stay at Gangtok.
Gangtok local sightseeing(half day) and transfer to IXB
After breakfast City tour of Gangtok –Visit to Enchey Monastery, Barthang waterfalls, Nam Nang view point, Ropeway, Flower Show, Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology & Do Drul Chorten (Stupa) etc. Back to hotel,after lunch transfer to IXB.