Our tour representative will meet and greet you at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction). You will be transferred to Gangtok. The scenic hill station of Gangtok boasts of monasteries, adventure and unique culture. On arrival in Gangtok, check in to the hotel. Evening free to roam around on MG Road and shopping. Overnight stay will be in Gangtok.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir (New). Now words can describe the beauty of Tsomgo Lake, it has been attracting visitors from all over the world. The lake is home to a wide variety of migratory birds. Next, visit the sacred site of Baba Mandir. Return back to Gangtok. Evening free for leisure activities and shopping on MG Road. Overnight stay will be in Gangtok. (In case of landslides or bad weather, an alternative sightseeing will be offered for Tsomgo Lake).
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for Lachen, on the way visit Chungthang. Located in North Sikkim, Chungthang is located at a distance of 135 kms from Gangtok. Afternoon Lunch will be in Chungthang. After lunch, proceed for Lachen, which is located at a distance of 35 kms from Chungthang. You will reach Lachen by late afternoon or early evening. Lachen boasts of snow capped peaks, the Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley and Thangu. The glorious valleys are supported by high mountains in Lachen. Also explore the starting point of Green Lane Trek. Check in to the hotel. You can enjoy with a cup of Tea. In evening, you can visit the Lepcha Village. Overnight stay will be Lachen.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Visit the famous Gurudongmar Lake, a sacred lake which remains covred with snow in most of the season. Return back to the hotel for Lunch. After Lunch, proceed for Lachung(50 kms/2 hours drive). The glorious region of Lachung is covered with Rhododendron forest. In evening, visit the much famous Lachung Monastery. Overnight stay will be in Lachung.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for Yumthang, this cultural valley boasts of Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers. Later on return back to Lachung for Lunch. After Lunch, visit Lachung Monastery, Cottage Industry and Waterfalls. Evening free for leisure activities. Dinner will be served at the hotel. Overnight stay will be in Lachung.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Gangtok, the journey takes around 4-5 hours drive. On the way, visit Singhik and Mangan, these two beautiful destinations offer pleasant weather conditions. Explore Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Pandim, Mount Kabru, Mount Simvo, Mount Jopuno, Mount Khanchendzonga and Mount Siniolchu. Return back to Gangtok. Evening free for leisure activities. Overnight stay will be in Gangtok.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you will ne transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction). You are advised to start early. Proceed for onward Journey.
|Category||Darjeeling||Lachung (A.P)||Lachen (A.P)|
|Super Deluxe||Villa Everest, Harmitage Resort, Anand Palace||Hotel Tashi Gakhil, Hotel Park Palace||View point|
|Deluxe||Hotel Yuma, Travellers Paradise, Krishna Residency||Fortuna Resort, Hotel Highlander's Hut||View point, Hotel Jachu Valley|
|Standard||Hotel NorthStar, New Vaishali, Hotel Shambhu, Hotel Bloomfield||Fortuna Resort, Hotel Highlander's Hut||Hotel Jachu Valley|
|Super Luxury||Mayfair Resort, Hotel New Elgin||Yarlam Resort||Apple Orchid|
|Luxury||Mayfair Resort, Hotel New Elgin,||Yarlam Resort||Apple Orchid|
|Heritage||Hotel New Elgin||Yarlam Resort||Apple Orchid|
|Premium||Hotel Vice Roy, Summit Yashshree||Modern Residency, Hotel Park Palace||View Points|
|Classic||Hotel Viceroy, Central Heritage, Summit Yashshree, Hotel Montana||Modern Residency, Hotel Park Palace||View Points|
The capital city of Gangtok (literally meaning 'hill side'), is a dream destination for any tourist. Wreathed in clouds, this mesmerizing hill station is a calm and serene place with spectacular views and a horde of activities for tourists. Lush greenery, clean streets, friendly people, fluttering prayer flags, brightly painted pagodas, lamas in saffron robes and the majestic Kanchenjunga in the background are the sights that will greet you here.
Gangtok serves as a base camp for exploring the state of Sikkim, especially North Sikkim which is a paradise on earth. But the city has lots to offer by itself too. Tour packages to Gangtok are easily available online and are a convenient way of seeing the city and areas around. Since the distances are large, a vehicle is required for sightseeing, which will be included in the package you opt for. Being a tourist place, the taxi drivers hike their rates for lone travellers. Hence it's best to take a package to avoid the hassle of bargaining on a holiday.
Among the places of interest in Gangtok are:
The Monasteries – Gangtok is known for its numerous monasteries. Enchey, Rumtek and Dodrupchen Monasteries will bowl you over with their impressive design and structure. The colourful thankas and beautiful interiors are a sight to behold.
Ropeways Cable Car – the ropeway starting from Deorali market gives a fantastic view of the entire city.
Banjhakri Falls – This cascading waterfall is an excellent picnic spot surrounded by gardens and sculptures.
Flower show – A must see for the sheer variety and beauty of the orchids and other flowers. Best visited during flowering season and spring time.
MG Marg – This beautiful cobbled street is the pride of Gangtok. It is a no vehicle and litter free zone, and a wonderful way to spend the evening. It is lined with shops and restaurants on both sides and in the middle are benches for visitors to relax and soak in the smells and sounds of the city.
Hanuman Tok - Situated at a height of 7200 feet, this stunning temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, offers a clear view of the peaks surrounding Mount Khangchendzonga.
Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology – NIT is a prestigious research institute displaying an excellent collection of artifacts and manuscripts associated with Buddhist Culture.
Tsomgo Lake - Situated in the north eastern part of Sikkim, this lake is considered holy by the Sikkimese. Frozen during winter months, this lake is a spectacular sight during summers. The clear tranquil waters with flowers blooming all around make for an incredible view.
Listed above are just some of the treasures this gorgeous hill station has to offer. There is much more to do and see in Gangtok. You will be mesmerised by the breath taking views and sights surrounding you. Go there to see the majestic mountains, to feel the salubrious air, to savour the awesome cuisine but most of all go there to experience the culture and spirituality pervading the city.