5 Nights, 6 Days
Located right in the middle of the Himalayan range, Gangtok is one of the most picturesque places to visit in the whole of India. It presents the perfect image of India’s great and varied topography. This hold true to most parts of Sikkim. Despite being the least populous state in India and the second smallest state after Goa, Sikkim is still an excellent tourist spot thanks to places like Gangtok with their stunning location and amazing geographical terrain.
Gangtok’s early history is a bit of a mystery. The earliest records date back to the year 1716 when the hermetic Gangtok monastery was constructed. Gangtok remained a small hamlet until the Enchey Monastery was constructed here in 1840. This transformed Gangtok into a major pilgrimage center. Then, in the mid-19th century, Gangtok became the capital of the state after an English conquest in response to a hostage crisis. The Tibetans were defeated by the British making Gangtok a major stopover in the trade between Tibet and British India by the end of 19th century. It was during this era that most of the roads and telegraph in the region were built.
Meet on arrival at IXB Airport/NJP Railway Station / Siliguri Bus stand &drive to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
In the Morning after breakfast at hotel start for Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 40 kilometers - The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep - Generally covered in snow for most of the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all - Nathula Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour - Back to hotel in Gangtok - Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Gangtok. (In case of Land slide or any other reason Tsomgo Lake is closed we will provide alternate sightseeing.) Note: Nathula Pass India china Border is always optional Tour and Extra charge and its depend on permit availability.
After breakfast start for Pelling (6,300 ft.). Enroute visit Temi Tea Garden,. Samdruptse & Siddheshwar Dham (Chardham) in Namchi. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Pelling.
After breakfast start for full local day sightseeing. 1st half visit - Darap village, Rimbi water Falls, Khecheopalri Lake & Khangchendzongha waterfalls. In afternoon start for 2nd half visit - Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Helipad Ground. Overnight stay at Pelling.
Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill (8,400 ft.) to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
After breakfast Check-out from hotel in time and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.