Meet & Greet on our arrival at Bagdogra airport and drive to Gangtok (Alt.5550Ft/1675M). The picturesque Teesta follows you all the way.On arrival, check in to hotel. You could stroll about the neighborhood or shop at MG Marg in the evening.
Overnight at Gangtok.
After breakfast , start for a full day trip to –
Tsomgo Lake (12400ft), which is only 32 kms from Gangtok City, the Lake is almost about 1Km long, oval in shape and 15 mtrs deep. The Lake is considered sacred by the local people. 12 kms further visit the New Baba Harvajan Singh Mandir. believed to have wish-fulfilling powers. On every Sundays the temple provides free meals to the visitors.
Nathula Pass, was a major corridor of passage between India and Tibet before it was closed in 1962. Located around 56 kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 14450 ft, the road to Nathula, one of the highest motorable roads, passes through the Tsomgo lake. On a clear day you can even see the road winding down the Chumbi valley.
Note: Nathula Pass visit will be on direct payment basis as because it depends on availability of permit from army and weather & road Condition.
Overnight at Gangtok.
After breakfast, start for a tour in and around Gangtok. Visit
Tashi View Point : built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramic view of Mt Khangchendzonga.
Gonjang Monastery : Gonjang Monastery near Tashi View Point was established in the year 1981. The founder is H.E. Tingkye Gonjang Rimpoche. He was recognised as an incarnation of Yolmo Terton Ngakchang Shakya Zangpo, a 15th century Nyingmapa Terton. The monastery follows Jangter tradition of Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Bakthang Water Falls : Natural waterfall rushing down rocks into a small pool, viewable by a modest footbridge.
Handicraft & Handlooms Center : (Closed on Sunday & Govt. Holiday) in such cases alternative sightseeing will be shown
Do-drul Chorten : Built by the Venerable Trullshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibeten Buddhism, in 1945. Inside the stupa, there are complete mandala set of Dorjee phurba (Vajra Kilaya), a set of Kang Gyur relic (Holy Book), complete ‘Zung’ (mantras) and other religious objects. Around the Chorten, there are 108 Mani Lhakor (Prayer Wheels).
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology : (Closed on Sunday & Govt. Holiday) in such cases alternative sightseeing will be shown The most prestigious research institute of its kind in the world, NIT is a treasure of vast collection of rare Lepcha, Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts, statues and rare Thankas (colourful tapestries used in Buddhist liturgy). Apart from an attractive museum, it has over 200 Buddhist icons and other prized objects of art.
Hur Huray Dara the Nam Nang view point : Provides a panoramic view of the lush forests and the vibrant green valley.
White Memorial Hall : a typical british structure constructed in 1932 in memory of Claude White
Flower Show Hall : a popular permanent exhibition of Sikkims diverse flowering fauna, located near the White Hall.
Gangtok Ropeway : offering a breathtaking panoramic birds-eye view of the mountains and the valley. Back to hotel and free evening to roam around MG Marg for shopping.
Overnight at Gangtok
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from the hotel at Gangtok at about 10 a.m. and drive towards Lachen via NH 31A. On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful spots like :
Tashi View Point – Built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramic view of Mt Khangchendzonga
Kabi Longstok – A historic place, located on North Sikkim Highway. This is the where a treaty between Lepcha Chief Te-Kung-Tek and the Bhutia Chief Khey-Bum-Sar was signed.
Seven Sister Waterfalls – The name is given to this waterfall as it makes its descent in seven stages. To facilitate the tourists to savor the pristine beauty and to be with nature, the Tourism Department of Sikkim has set up a waiting shed and cafeteria.
seven sisters water falls tour sikkim
Naga Waterfalls – The confluence of Lachen-Chu and Lachung-Chu at Chungthang
Mostly perennial in nature, waterfalls are aplenty in this region, Bhim Nala & the Twin Waterfalls are two others one comes across en route to North Sikkim and the gorgeous Teesta follows you all the way.
Lunch will be served at Namok. You are likely to reach Lachen around the evening.Overnight at Hotel / Home Stay at Lachen.
Early in the morning start for Gurudongmar Lake Tour, one of the most sacred lakes believed by the Buddhists and Hindus alike. The beautiful and awe-inspiring lake remains milky in color throughout the year. According to a legend, since the lake used to remain frozen most of the year, it was not possible to use its water for drinking purposes. When the Guru Padmasambhava passed by, while returning from Tibet, the local residents are reported to have approached him for providing a source of water.
The Guru obliged. A portion of the lake touched by him does not freeze in extreme winter. Since the water of the lake is considered sacred, visitors carry the ‘blessed’ water in bottles.
After lunch, check out from hotel and transfer to Lachung. Overnight stay at the Hotel / Homestay at Lachung.
After breakfast, excursion to Yumthang Valley – the valley full of Snow in winter and Rhododendron during May (11800ft/1.5Hrs), is the main attraction around. You can also visit Zero Point (at Extra Cost subject to Permit and Road Condition).
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary – Spread over 43 sq km through which flows the Yumthang river, it adjoins Lachung and Yumthang. The Sanctuary which is known for its abundance of Rhododendron shrubs and trees is rich in ground flora and other vegetation as well.
Overnight at Gangtok.
After breakfast check-out from hotel start for Pelling city.The most beautiful city in West Sikkim. The evening is free for strolling.
Overnight in Pelling.
After breakfast go for full day sightseeing around Pelling covering Rimbi Waterfalls, Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake & Kanchenjunga Water Falls.After lunch, you cover Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, New Helipad & View Tower.
Overnight in Pelling.
After breakfast, start for Ravangla via Namchi-Chardham, a Picturesque and Quaint Town In The Foothills Of The 12,000 Ft Maenam Hill, One Of The Highest Green Hills In Sikkim.
Overnight Stay in Ravangla
After breakfast, check out and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for the return journey, and cherish your holiday forever.
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