SIKKIM SNOWLAND TOUR
Route: Pelling-Yoksom-Namchi-Gangtok-Lachung-Lachen-Gangtok Combined tour package.
points of of interest
all local sightseeing with luxury transportation.
Pick up and a ride to Pelling from the Airport/Railway Station
Meet and greet at the Airport/NJP Railway Station after which the journey commences.
Overnight stay at Pelling.
Sightseeing at Pelling and its nearby attractions
Description of the tour: After breakfast start for a full day sightseeing. Visit Darap Village, Rimbi Water Falls, Rimbi Power Project, Rock Garden, Kanchenjunga falls, Khechopari Lake (it is one of the sacred Buddhist lake and it is believed that whatever is wished in front of the lake comes true). Back to hotel for lunch. After lunch visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Palace Ruins.
Overnight stay at Pelling.
Excursion to Yuksom
Description of the tour: After breakfast start for a full day excursion to Yuksom. Visit Tashiding Monastery, Dubdi Monastery etc. After sightseeing, head back to Pelling. Overnight stay at Pelling.
Head back to Gangtok via Namchi
After breakfast drive back to Gangtok for continuation of the trip.
Full day sightseeing at Gangtok
Destination: Gangtok ropeway and others.
Trip Description: Starting from morning go for a full day sightseeing covering places like Enchey Monastery, Bhakthang falls, Tashi view point, Gonjang monastery, Gangtok ropeway, Do-Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Sunday Closed) & Flower Show (Orchid). Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Trip to Lachen and visit other main attractions while on the way Lachen
Destination: Lachen (9,400ft, 124kms from Gangtok)
Duration: Depends on the condition of roads and the weather
Description of the Trip: Early morning ride to Lachen 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 Lachen.
Trip to Thangu, Chopta Valley, Gurudongmar Lake and drive to Lachung
Description of the trip: Early morning ride to Thangu (13,500ft, 31kms from Lachen). Visit Chopta Valley (13,200ft) which is very rich in alpine vegetation. Drive towards Gurudongmar Lake (17,800ft) (applicable only for Indian Nationality people). Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest situated lakes in North Sikkim. Remember the altitude here may cause breathing problem. After the trip return back to hotel
Drive to 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 rest and have a personal time. Overnight stay at Lachung.
Head towards Gangtok for the second leg of the tour.
After a nice and hearty breakfast head back to Gangtok from Lachung for continuation of the trip. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Drop to Bagdogra Airport / NJP railway station according to the schedule.