Gangtok with North Sikkim Short Break(5 Nights)

6 Days
Trip Type
Max 11 Group size
  • Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
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Overview

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival: Bagdogra
Departure: Bagdogra

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.
Day-6 Departure.

Distances :-
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.

itinerary
  • Day 1 Arrival at Gangtok and Rumtek Visit.

    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.

  • Day 2 Ex-Gangtok - Tshangu Lake visit and Baba Mandir excursion.

    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.

  • Day 3 Gangtok - Lachung Transfer with enroute sightseeing.

    Proceed to Lachung (8000+ ft asl - 112 kms - 4 hrs). Enroute visit Seven sister’s water fall, Singhik view point.

  • Day 4 Ex-Lachung excursion to Yumthang Valley.

    Half day excursion to Yumthang Valley and Zeropoint / Katao (on direct payment basis) On the way visit the Hot Spring and Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

  • Day 5 Back to Gangtok.

    Return to Gangtok. Evening optional visit to MG Road / Mall area for shopping.

  • Day 6 Departure.

    After breakfast, depart for onward journey.