Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Route:- Bagdogra - Gangtok(2) - Lachung(2) - Gangtok(1) - Bagdogra.
Summarized Itinerary :-
Day-1 Arrival at Gangtok and Rumtek Visit.
Day-2 Ex-Gangtok - Tshangu Lake visit and Baba Mandir excursion.
Day-3 Gangtok - Lachung Transfer with enroute sightseeing.
Day-4 Ex-Lachung excursion to Yumthang Valley.
Day-5 Back to Gangtok.
Bagdogra to Gangtok -121 kms (4 hrs).
Gangtok to Lachung -124 kms (5 hrs).
Lachung to Gangtok -124 kms (5 hrs).
Gangtok to Bagdogra -121 kms (4 hrs).
Destination Overview :-
Bagdogra - Bagdogra is visited for being a base point near Siliguri having an Airport from where guests access West Bengal Hills (Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Chalsa, Dooars etc.) and Sikkim (Gangtok, Pelling, North Sikkim etc).
Gangtok - The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is a popular hill station destination in the East. This small town, lies atop a ridge, at an altitude of 5,000 ft asl and home to some important monasteries. Gangtok is also the access point to visit higher remote areas of North sikkim.
Lachung - Lachung (8600 ft asl) this is a small riverside village best visited in Summer. It offers snow peak views, cool weather even in peak summer. One can go to yumthang valley, a big plateau surrounded by beautiful snowpeaks from here.
Arrive Gangtok (5000 + ft asl) by afternoon. Gangtok is capital of Sikkim and a popular tourist destination. Given time visit Rumtek Monastery (16th Century and one of the most significant in Sikkim) in the evening.
Here one can either undertake an excursion to Baba Mandir, Tshangu High Altitude Lake, Optional - Nathu-la Pass Indo Tibetan Border (closed on Mon, Tue) which offers most scenic beauty but is a bit strenuous and adventurous in terms of drives OR can do a leisurely local visits to Rumtek Monastery (If not visited on day 1), Enchey Monastery, local temples, and view points. Both can take a little more than half a day. Rest of the day one can visit local markets for shopping or just relax.
Proceed to Lachung (8000+ ft asl - 112 kms - 4 hrs). Enroute visit Seven sister’s water fall, Singhik view point.
Half day excursion to Yumthang Valley and Zeropoint / Katao (on direct payment basis) On the way visit the Hot Spring and Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
Return to Gangtok. Evening optional visit to MG Road / Mall area for shopping.
After breakfast, depart for onward journey.