After the arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Bagdogra Airport, (413 Ft / 126 Mts) you will be meeting our local representative who will be assisting you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5412 Ft /1650 Mts, 130 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs). Check in and overnight at Hotel.
NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National are not allowed to visit Baba Mandir & Nathula Pass. They are allowed to visit till Tshangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above in number to visit Tshangu Lake. For Tshangu Lake & Nathula Pass there is no refund service, after the permit is confirmed by Sikkim Tourism, due to whatsoever reason (Land slide, Heavy rain fall, VIP Movement, Health issue etc).
After breakfast in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43 Kms in 03 Hrs one way from Gangtok) & Baba Mandir (13100 Ft / 3994 Mts / 16 Kms in 01 Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake, situated at a height of 12400 Ft / 3780 Mts / 43 Kms in 03 Hrs one way with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Transfer back to Gangtok and stay overnight at Hotel. (Incase of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing destination will be provided)
OPTIONAL NATHULA : One can opt for Nathula Excursion by paying a supplement cost.
NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National will be allowed to visit Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang & Yumesamdong, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above in number. For Lachung & Lachen there is no refund after the booking is confirmed whatsoever.
Pick from Gangtok Hotel and transfer to Lachen (9500 Ft / 2896 Mts, 130 Kms / 05 ½ to 06 ½ Hrs). On the way, visit Tashi view point, Seven sister’s water fall (Subjected the vehicle take the normal route. These sightseeing points are included on complimentary basis & in case of diversions these points will be missed. There will be no refund in such case). Overnight at Hotel.
Excursion to Chopta valley & Gurudongmar (17800 Ft / 5427 Mts, 70 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs from Lachen). (No entry for foreigner national. They also have to be 02 & above in number to visit North Sikkim Lachen & Lachung. Foreigner national are allowed to visit till Thangu, with valid permit). This is one journey one cannot forget. The day starts early at 5 am. It is almost dark at this point of time. As your journey go upward , the morning sun rays creates spectacular view of the snow peaks, which looks like mountains made of Gold. From Lachen travel to Thangu (13000 Ft / 3963 Mts / 30 Kms / 02 to 2.5 Hrs from Lachen), which is a steep ascent. The only halt is at Thangu, for stretching & acclimatization. Here you have family kitchen which can serve you tea, bread, butter and maggi on direct payment. You will get to sit around the earthen furnace and experience the mountain life style. A further drive reaches to the virgin and uninhabited land of Chopta Valley (13500 Ft / 4116 Mts, 4 Kms / 30 to 45 min from Thangu). Many tourists, who are not comfortable with the altitude, limit their tour till Chopta valley, which is close proximity to Tibet. The valley is rich with Alpine vegetation. From here till Gurudongmar is mostly flat land with mountains and army bunkers on all sides. This is a high altitude desert, with hardly any vegetation and is stony and dusty. Your vehicle makes its own way ahead and this is the reason one can get lost very easily. As it is a plateau, it is very cold & windy throughout the year. The advice is that one should not exert much as gasping breath is difficult at this altitude. In winters, Gurudongmar Lake is frozen except one corner which is considered to be very sacred. Army Jawans apart from guarding the border are always ready to help those who are in need.
Transfer to Lachung (8000 Ft / 2439 Mts, 60 Kms/ 03 to 04 Hrs).Overnight at Hotel.
Early in the morning proceed for a half day excursion to Yumthang Valley (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms / 1 ½ hours one way). Yumthang Valley is a day excursion from Lachung, which is an attraction for tourist visiting this region. The colorful Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary bloom between April to June, The soaring snow-capped peaks and herds of wandering yaks make this place a Himalayan paradise. The valley is also known for Hot spring. Although the water is quite dirty, many locals visit the area to get themselves soaked & cured as believed. At afternoon transfer to Gangtok (5412 Ft / 1650 Mts, 124 Kms / 05 ½ to 06 ½ Hrs). Overnight at Hotel.
Optional Yumesamdong known as (Zero point) (15300 Ft / 4665 Mts, 24 Kms / 1.5 to 02 Hrs from Yumthang one way)
Yumesamdong is located beyond Yumthang. It is a journey from Yumthang trudges up through the rugged mountain road. The aroma of sweet fragrance of Ezilia (plant used by the inhabitant to manufacture incense sticks) permeates the air at Yumesamdong.
At morning go for a half day (04 hrs) sightseeing of Jhakri Water Falls along with Do-rul Chhorten, Research Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday, 02nd Saturday, Local Festival and State & National Govt. holidays), Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday, 02nd Saturday, Local Festival and State & National Govt. holidays) and Flower Show. Transfer to Darjeeling at afternoon (6710 Ft / 2046 Mts, 110 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs). Check in and overnight at Hotel.
If the sightseeing points like Research Institute of Tibetology & Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom falls on Sunday, 02nd Saturday, Local Festival and State & National Govt. holidays then we will include Nam Nang View Point and Enchey Monastery as an alternative sightseeing destination.
Early morning tour to Tiger Hill (8482 Ft / 2586 Mts at around 04:00 AM) to get the sight of the sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast go for a half-day sightseeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday, Local Festival and State & National Govt. holidays), Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday, Local Festival and State & National Govt. holidays), & panoramic view of Tea Estate. Overnight at Darjeeling.
If the sightseeing points like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoological Park falls on Thursday, Local Festival and State & National Govt. holidays then we will include Dali Monastery and Ava Art gallery as alternative sightseeing points.
If the sightseeing point like Tibetan Refugee Centre falls on Sunday, Local Festival and State & National Govt. holidays then we will include Ava Art gallery as an alternative sightseeing points.
Transfer back to NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (413 Ft / 126 Mts, 100Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs) for onward connection.
Yumesamdong excursion can be availed by paying a supplement cost of INR 3500.00 per vehicle.
Optional via Mirik - Drive via Mirik can be availed by paying a supplement cost of INR 1500.00 per vehicle.
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