GANGTOK TOUR – 2

Day 1) NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport Kaluk ( 98 kms / 3 hrs ) :

On arrival at Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station you will be met by our local representative who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok. Gangtok is the capital of the state of Sikkim is a beautiful and clean town promising of the best monasteries and landscapes. Evening free at leisure overnight at hotel.

Day 2) Gangtok Sightseeing :

After breakfast, After Morning breakfast proceed for a half day sightseeing covering Rumtek Monastery, Botanical Garden, Do-Dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and cottage industry,Ban Jhakri Falls, Evening free for personal activities & shopping. Visit the town at your own leisure and make some memories before returning to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3) Gangtok to Lachen( 135 kms / 5-6 hrs ) :

After early breakfast transfer to Lachen from Gangtok. You will stopped for 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 4) Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Transfer to Lachung :

Early morning – 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 5) 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 6) Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir :

After breakfast start for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

( In case of Land slide or any other reason Tsomgo Lake is closed we will provided alternate sightseeing. )

Day 7) Departure transfer – Gangtok to NJP / IXB :
After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) for onward journey.