If you are looking for a north east tour, there are a lot of reasons to plan a holiday in North East India. This unexplored paradise is known for its natural beauty, diversity, unique wildlife, and rich cultural. The thrill of this pristine region settled in the lap of Himalayas is irresistible. Mostly known as the Seven Sisters; the province comprises an abundance of thrills. The Seven Sister States of Northeast India are Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, and Tripura. From the pristine range of the Himalayas and hill stations, Monasteries, tea estates, wildlife sanctuaries, mighty Brahmaputra, and ancient tribes.North East India tour packages are gaining popularity where Sikkim and Meghalaya are leading to the top of the list.Tranquil, scenic, breathtaking; with all appeal, Gangtok and Darjeeling are ideal destinations to plan family holidays or honeymoon in India.
Journey of North Sikkim
Tour Name: Journey of North Sikkim
Destinations: Gangtok - Lachen - Lachung - Yumthang Valley - Gangtok
Duration: 05 Nights & 06 Days
Day 01: Arrival in Bagdogra / Bagdogra - Gangtok (120 Kms / 05 Hrs.)
Upon arrival at the Bagdogra Airport, leave by road for Darjeeling. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Gangtok, the exotic capital city of Sikkim, is a Buddhist haven. In sync with the Zen philosophy that divinity can only make its way through clear and clean surroundings, Gangtok is an epitome of neatness and is one of the few such places in India. The stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped Mount Kanchenjunga, only add to the Gangokian environs. Offering the best tourist places in Gangtok, this place is also famous for its distinct cuisine, of which Momos and Kinema, are an excellent example. The rest of the day is free; you can indulge in the activities of your interest. Explore the lovely surroundings on your own. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full Day)
After breakfast proceed to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir which is nearly 40 kilometers. The beautiful Tsomgo Lake is an oval shaped glacial lake. 1km in length and nearly 50 feet in depth, the lake lies at an altitude of 12,400 ft. Though covered in snow for most of the year, Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds call it home. Enjoy the view of birds, rest on the lake banks and snap ample pictures to make the moment memorable. On the banks of the lake lies a sacred Lord Shiva Mandir. The holy site should be visited as well.
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple is another sight to visit. The temple is named after an army man; Baba Harbhajan Singh who sacrificed his life for the nation. Hailed as "Hero of Nathula" the Sikh is revered as a deity.
The drive to Nathu La Pass, entry to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is an optional tour. The beauty of the place and the thrill of being almost to another nation tempts you for a ride.
After your day tour, get back to Gangtok for overnight stay at hotel. The evening is kept free for your leisure. Explore the city at will. There is lots to see, enjoy and cherish.
(In case of landslide or any reasons if Tsogmo Lake is closed, alternative sightseeing will be provided.)
Day 03: Gangtok - Lachen (107 Kms / 05 Hrs.)
After breakfast, drive to Lachen awaits. The 135 kilometers journey makes a 5-6 hour drive. To ease the long ride for guests, a stop is made at Chungthang (96 kilometers from Gangtok) for lunch. Post lunch the drive continues to Lachen (35 kilometers from Chungthang).
Lachen is a beautiful city of North Sikkim. Though population is handful, the natural beauty is abundant. You will have never witnessed such beauty. The scenic town is nestled in a valley in the midst of towering snowcapped peaks. The quaint town is an untouched Shangri-La. The major attractions of the mountain town is Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Chopta Valley and Thangu. During the drive do not remove your eyes from the window. Enjoy some of the most beautiful views as you make your way on the treacherous mountain roads.
By early evening you will make you way to Lachen. Check into a hotel, Welcome Tea and Overnight stay awaits. The evening is free. Take a stroll and visit the Lepcha Village. The pleasant people will open up their homes and their hearts for you. Share some tea and stories. Be back to the hotel on time. Take ample rest as more excitements of your holiday are waiting.
Day 04: Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Drive to Lachung
After breakfast visit to Gurudongmar Lake which is 55 kilometers, from Lachen. The almost 4 hours' drive takes you for an adventure. The views are exciting and as the day is starting, the first rays of sun colors everything in its splendid light.
The Gurudongmar Lake is nestled in a valley at an altitude of 11, 800 feet. The SarvDharmSthan is a place of importance for all religions. Though the lake waters are frozen from December to April, a part of the water remains in liquid form all throughout the year. The pious lake is a heart-warming beauty.
The next activity is a drive back to your hotel for lunch. The ride back offers views that are spectacular. You will be crossing though the cold desert region of Tibet/ China to the beautiful Rhododendron forest of Chopta Valley and Thangu. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch. After lunch drive to Lachung.
Lachung is another major town of North Sikkim. Nearly 50 kilometers, the 2 hours' drive is awe inspiring. The town is generally considered at gateway to Yumthang but the beauty and charm is amazing. From the windows of your vehicle you see valleys full of mists and forests of Rhododendron blooms. Check into hotel at Lachung and freshen up. Evening you most check out the Lachung Monastery. The fluttering prayer flags, the peace and the pleasant people will make way into your hearts and cherished memories. Return to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: Visit at Yumthang Valley & Drive to Gangtok
After Breakfast, drive towards Yumthang situated at nearly 11,800 feet. The one hour drive to beautiful Yumthang crosses through the famous hot spring known for its curative properties of skin diseases. Near the river Lachung Chu, Yumthang is a valley surrounded by towering snow covered mountains. The ethereal beauty is grace for all visitors. Feel blessed as you witness the natural spectacle. In spring this valley erupts in riots of colors as Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers are in full bloom.
After your visit is concluded, return to your Lachung hotel for Lunch. Post lunch you will be driven back to Gangtok. You reach your hotel in the evening. You can spend some time exploring and collecting last-minute experiences. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Gangtok - Bagdogra Airport (120 Kms / 05 Hrs.)
After Breakfast, check out from the Hotel. Transfer to the Airport for onward journey. Thanks you for your patronage and looks forward to serving you again in the near future
- Assistance on arrival & departure at airport and railway station.
- Accommodation at hotels/resorts as per the itinerary.
- Daily chosen meals at the hotels/resorts
- All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned vehicle
- Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges and interstate taxes.
- GST (5%)
- Any Airfare or Train Fare
- Anything other than mentioned in the includes list.
- Early Check In and Late Check Out in properties.
- Personal Exp. / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines, Liquor.
- Tip for Driver/Lunch/Travel Insurance / Air Tickets / Train Tickets.
- Monument Entry Charges/Heating system/Any Local Ride Not Included.