North Sikkim 6 DaysItinerary Code : LS607
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Tour Highlight : Name: North Sikkim 6 Days Tour Code: LS607 Duration: 5 Nights 6 days Places Covered : Gangtok (1+1 Nights), Lachen (1 Night), Lachung (2 Nights)
Places Covered : GangtokLachenLachung
Day 1 Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station to Gangtok, 125 kms in 4 Hrs.
Our representative cordially receives you on arrival at Siliguri (NJP Rail Station / Bagdogra IXB) and helps you to board the car.
The exciting journey to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, runs through the winding road cutting across the valleys, hills and villages and follows the course of Teesta River. You enter Sikkim through the Rongpo border and soon reach Ranipool. From Ranipool climb up towards Gangtok about 10 km away.
Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. It is a modern city but with a great history and tradition. At 1,650 meters, Gangtok offers excellent weather throughout the year and offers multiple tourist attractions in and around the city. We assist you to check-in at the hotel. Overnight at Gangtok.
Recommended: Visit M.G Marg, the main promenade of the city. There are plenty of shops and eateries in the nicely decorated road where locals and tourists visit during the evening. Visit MG Marg is to be self-arranged and not included in our cost.
Day 2 – Travel to Lachen via Mangan and Chungthang, 130 km in 7 hours.
This morning drive to Lachen in North Sikkim (Alt 9175Ft / 2750M). On the way, visit Singhik, Seven Sisters Waterfall and stop for a while at Chungthang village, situated at the confluence of Lachen and Lachung rivers. You can take a lunch break en route. On arrival, check into your hotel. Overnight at Lachen.
Day 3 - Lachen to Thangu, Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake (for Indians Only), Total 120kms in 6hrs – Early morning drive to Thangu Village (Alt 13625Ft / 4100M), a remote high altitude village of Tibetan Nomads and proceed further to Chopta Valley (Alt 13325Ft / 4000M) to get some breathtaking views of the alpine valley of frozen rivers. From Chopta Valley, drive for another 30kms in 1.5hr to Gurudongmar Lake (Alt 17375Ft / 5225M) close to Tibet Border, one of the Highest and biggest freshwater lakes in Sikkim. As the air at this altitude is quite thin, it is advisable to linger here for a very short while before heading back. Back to Lachen for Lunch.
Lachen to Lachung, 50kms in 2.5hrs – Check out from Lachen and drive further to Lachung (Alt 8075Ft / 2425M), once again travelling via Chungthang Confluence and Vimnala Water Falls. Check-in at the hotel. Free evening. Overnight at Lachung.
Day 4 - Lachung to Yumthang Valley Excursion 25kms in 1.5hrs (One Way)
Early morning drive to Yumthang Valley (Alt 11925Ft / 3575M), an Alpine flower valley in North Sikkim. In the springtime, it is a flourishing green vale covered with flowers of many different varieties, chief among them being rhododendrons. In winter, the same valley is blanketed with snow and becomes an ethereal image in white and brown. Enjoy the scenic landscape and walk down to the Hot springs which are supposed to carry medicinal value. Drive back to Lachung for Lunch. Free evening to roam around the village and river valley. Overnight at Lachung.
Recommended: Trip for Indian tourists to Yumesamdong Valley (Alt 15750Ft / 4725M) - From Yumthang Valley you can drive for another 30kms in 1.5hr to Yumesamdong or Zero Point close to Tibet Border on specific request with add on cost.
Day 5 - Lachung to Gangtok, 125kms in 5hrs
Check out from Lachung and drive back to Gangtok (Alt 5550Ft / 1675M) via Chungthang. Check-in at the hotel by late afternoon. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 6 - Return to Bagdogra / NJP in 130 Kms in 4 Hrs
Check out from Gangtok and drive back to NJP/Bagdogra in time for your departure train/flight. Farewell and tour end.