GANGTOK – LACHUNG – YAMTHANG 5 Nights 6 Days
The capital of the state of Sikkim, Gangtok is an attractive tourist destination, reflecting a unique ambience which derives from its happy blend of tradition and modernity. Alongside the deeply felt presence of stupas and monasteries, Gangtok also bustles like any other thriving town. Some of the key places to visit include Rumtek Monastery, Do-Drul Chorten, Enchey Monastery, Tashi View Point and the local bazaar, Lal Bazaar.
Day – 01 – Arrival – Transfer – Gangtok stay
Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting for the transfer to Gangtok – Gangtok the capital of Sikkim suits all from tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at a height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India. It is one of the most beautiful town with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and Butterflies – Nearly 135 kilometres 3 ½ – 4 hours’ drive from Siliguri – check into hotel – evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local shopping centre – over Night stay at Gangtok.
Day – 02 – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full Day)- Gangtok stay
Morning breakfast – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (nearly 40 kilometers) takes 2 hours drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the red panda and the blood pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees – Situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet – The Lake is oval shaped nearly 50 feet deep – Generally covered in snow for most of the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all – Nathu- La Pass to Republic of China is (nearly 20 kilometers) and is optional tour – Back to Gangtok – evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local shopping center – overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day – 03 – Transfer – Lachung – Lachung stay
After breakfast drive to Lachung via Chungthang – Lachung is nearly 125 kilometers 4 – 5 hours drive – lunch at Chungthang nearly 2 ½ – 3 hours of drive from Gangtok – Lachung situated at an altitude of 8600 feet – on the way enjoy a few wonderful locations like Tashi View point, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls, Twin Waterfalls, Bhim Nala Waterfalls and the confluence of Lachen chu and Lachung Chu at Chungthang – Lunch will be served at Namok – The road leads through Rhododendron plants of the Singha Forest Reserve extended up to the Tibetan Plateau – Picturesque landscape, snow peaked mountains, flowing rivers blooming rhododendrons – During April / May / June one can find the riot of colours as Rhododendrons, Primulae and many other Alpine Flowers are in full bloom – Guest are expected to reach Lachung at late afternoon or early evening – hotel check in – evening free to stroll up to Lachung monastery – overnight stay at Lachung.
Day – 04 – Lachung Sightseeing – Lachung stay
After breakfast leave for Yumthang nearly 26 kilometers and is an hour drive – Yumthang valley is situated at an altitude of nearly 11800 feet with the river Lachung Chu flowing through the valley – Yumthang valley, hot spring, Yumey Samdong and Katao are nearby places of tourist Interest – Lachung is most sought after by tourist and the valley is either snow covered or the blooming Rhododendron always enhance the beauty of the place – on the way from Yumthang one may visit the famous hot spring known for its curative properties – Yumthang is a large valley surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends and the cold desert starts – in the winter months there is snow all around and the snow clad mountains adds to the beauty – back to hotel – Evening free to stroll up to Lachung monastery – overnight stay at Lachung.
Day – 05 – Transfer – Gangtok
After breakfast leave for Gangtok – on the way guest can stop between Singhik and Mangan – return journey is from Lachung via Chungthang – Gangtok is 125 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours – Lunch on the way – If the weather is good and sky is clear one can get to see the Himalayan range with the prominent Khangchendzonga peak – The location on the way offers majestic view of mount Pandim, mount Kabru, mount Simvo, mount Jopuno, mount Khangchendzonga, mount Siniolchu and other peaks and the road side is wooded Rhododendron forest generally blooms during spring – back to Gangtok hotel check in – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local shopping centre – overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day – 06 – Departure
Breakfast – transfer New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) Siliguri – for onward journey.
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