Darjeeling, Pelling, Gangtok, N Sikkim

Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Destinations: Darjeeling (2 Nights) – Pelling (1 Night) – Gangtok (2 + 1 Nights) –  Lachen (1 Night) – Lachung (1 Night)
Tour Code: LS921

Tour Brief: This tour covers all major destinations of the region with local sight seeing and transfer in Darjeeling, Gangtok and Pelling and a tour of North Sikkim including visit of Gurudongmar lake from Lachen and Yumthang Valley from Lachung


DAY 1 Arrival and Transfer to Darjeeling. 

After Arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB (Bagdogra Airport), meeting and greeting and then transfer to Darjeeling. It will take around 2.30 – 3hrs (approximately 72kms). Check into the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Darjeeling.

DAY 2 Full Day sightseeing at Darjeeling.

Early morning (around 4 AM) start an enthralling journey towards Tiger Hill to experience an unforgettable sunrise over the third highest peak and that is Mount Kangchenjunga    (approx 28200 ft). After that visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast start for the sight seen in Darjeeling (9 am – 1 pm approx). See the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Thursday closed for tourists), Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, tea garden, Peace Pagoda, Gombu Rock and Japanese temple. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel

DAY 3 Transfer from Darjeeling to Pelling.

After breakfast proceed towards Pelling. It is approximately 75 km and takes around 4 hrs. Evening free at leisure. Overnight there.

DAY 4 Half-day sightseeing at Pelling and transfer to Gangtok.

After breakfast start for the Pelling sight scene. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake (which is a huge attraction here and the lake is known as Wish Lake as they say that if you pray here, your wish is bound to be fulfilled), Kanchenjunga Falls, Rimbi Falls. In the afternoon transfer to Gangtok (start at around 2 pm). Pelling to Gangtok is around 120 kms (around 4.30 hrs). Check in to the Hotel at Gangtok and night stay there.

DAY 5 Tsomgo Lake visit

After breakfast Visit Tsomgo Lake which is about 12300 FT and Baba Mandir (around 13200 ft). This lake is considered one of the most sacred lakes in the state. This stunningly picturesque lake is around 52 km from Gangtok. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 6 Travel from Gangtok to Lachen

After breakfast Proceed towards Lachen. The distance is approximately 125 km (around 7 hrs). Start from Gangtok by 10 am (peak season at around 11 AM). Lachen (8500 feet) is another hidden paradise in the lap of the Himalayas. This small beautiful town lies in the northern part of Sikkim. An ideal place for those who seek to interact with nature. It is the gateway for Gurudongmar Lake also. En route see Singhik View Point, Seven Sister Falls, Naga Falls, Bhim Nala, Mangan & Chungthang. Guest can have their lunch in the midway. Evening free. Overnight at a hotel in Lachen. Dinner would be served at the hotel.

DAY 7 Visit Gurudongmar Lake and drive to Lachung.

Very early start the day by visiting Thangu village. Thangu is 30km from Lachen and attracts travellers for its outstanding natural beauty. Situated at a very high altitude of 13000 feet this place is covered with snow from October to March. The beautiful valley of Thangu is also dotted with rivers like Tista, Chopta Chu, Thangu Chu and Lassur Chu. Then visit Chopta Valley. Another gem of north Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of 13200 feet this place is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and eye-catching streams. Chopta Valley also showcases the beauty of flowers like orchids and rhododendrons. The valley is deeply enriched in Alpine vegetation. Finally, drive another hour and a half to reach the sacred Gurudongmar lake. The lake is considered holy by both Buddhists and Hindus and also a sacred place by the Sikh community.  Situated at an altitude of more than 17000 feet and regarded as one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world, the lake offers a majestic view to the travellers and offers the experience of a lifetime. It is very close to the Tibetan border. Back to Lachen for lunch. Check out from Lachen and drive further to Lachung (Alt 8075Ft / 2425M) via Chungthang. En route visit Chungthang Confluence and Vimnala Water Falls. It’s a 50 km journey. Evening free at lachung and overnight at lachung.

DAY 8 Visit Yumthang Valley and return to Gangtok.

After an early breakfast, the journey towards Yumthang (nearly 12000 ft). It is nearly 25 km from Lachung and is also known as the Valley of Flowers. The valley offers an outstanding view. While returning to the hotel visit the famous hot spring which is known for its medicinal value. Return to the hotel and have lunch. After lunch proceed to Gangtok for the return journey. Night stay at Gangtok.

DAY 9 Return / onward journey, tour ends.

After breakfast proceed to NJP / Bagdogra. After breakfast transfer to NJP/ Bagdogra (Approximately 121 km / 4 hrs)