Gangtok-Lachung-Kalimpong-Namchi-Darjeeling (8 N 9 D)
points of of interest
Combined tour covering the best location of entire Sikkim and Darjeeling.
Pick up and a ride to Gangtok from the Airport/Railway Station (5hrs/128kms/in a rental vehicle)
Meet and greet at the Airport/NJP Railway Station after which the journey commences.
Distance: 128kms to Gangtok (5,500ft.)
Overnight stay at Gangtok
Trip to Lachung and visit other main attractions while on the way Lachung
Destination: Lachung (8,610ft, 118kms from Gangtok)
Duration: Depends on the condition of roads and the weather
Description of the Trip: Early morning ride to Lachung from Gangtok. While the journey visit other tourist attractions like Twin Waterfalls, Seven Sisters Waterfall, Singhik View Point and others. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way to the destination.
Check in at the hotel during late afternoon. Overnight stay at Lachung.
Trip to Yumthang Valley (11,800ft, 24kms from Lachung)
Description of the trip: Early morning drive to Yumthang Valley, which is an Alpine flower valley in North Sikkim. Enjoy the scenic landscape and Hot spring and drive back to Lachung for Lunch. (Optional tour to Yumesamdong Valley or Zero Point close to Tibet Border (15,000ft, 23kms from Yumthang) for Indian tourists only (at extra cost 3000/- per vehicle on prior notice)). After lunch head back to Gangtok. Overnight stay at Gangtok
A trip to Tsomgo Lake and its nearby attractions
Destination: Tsomgo Lake (12,400ft) and 34kms from Gangtok
Duration: Depends on the weather but normally 3hrs
Trip Description: After a hearty breakfast start the tour to Tsomgo Lake (12,400ft, 34km). The lake is 1 km long, oval in shape and 50ft deep. Here you can witness snow, snowfall (if you’re lucky) & Yak Riding.
Visit to the legendary Baba Mandir & Nathula Pass (The Indo-China border) depends upon the availability of permit which costs an additional of Rs3000 per vehicle (Monday and Tuesday the pass is closed). Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Sightseeing at Namchi and its nearby attractions
Description of the tour: Right from the morning go for sightseeing at Temi tea garden, Samdruptse, Siddheswar Dham (replica of Char-Dham).
Overnight stay at Gangtok
A ride to Kalimpong from Gangtok for continuation of the tour
Description of the tour: After a healthy breakfast amidst the nature drive towards Kalimpong (4,100ft,) and go for sightseeing covering Army Golf course, Durpin Monastery, Pine view nursery, Mangal Dham, Delo Hill.
Overnight stay at Kalimpong.
A ride to Darjeeling
Description: After a hearty breakfast drive to Darjeeling (7,200ft, 50 kms) from Kalimpong for the final leg of the tour. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Sightseeing in Darjeeling and its nearby attractions
Description of the tour: Early Morning (at around 4 am) drive to Tiger hill to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzonga (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak) (subject to clear weather). On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasay 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) and Japanese Temple (4hrs from 9.00 to 13.00hrs). Evening free for shopping and personal activities.
Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Drop to Bagdogra Airport / NJP railway station according to the schedule.