Brimming with sheer natural beauty and amazing tourist attractions, Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. A tour to Sikkim is incomplete without a visit to the attractions of Gangtok which is located at an altitude of 5,500 feet. The awe-inspiring attractions of the capital city include Kanchenjunga mountain, the third highest mountain in the world, gushing waterfalls, sprawling forests, picturesque landscapes and much more.
Lachung, a charming town in north Sikkim is located at an elevation of about 9,600 ft at the confluence of the tributaries of the River Teesta and Lachen River. Stunning views are a common thing here. It also serves as a base to the staggeringly beautiful Yumthang Valley.
Away from the maddening crowd of a city, Pelling is another gem in the crown of Sikkim. This amazing hill station in West Sikkim is punctuated with glistening lakes, cascading waterfalls, artistic monasteries and many more attractions. This off-beat destination is a must visit the place of Sikkim.
This tour of 07 Nights / 08 Days acquaints you with Scintillating Sikkim, the mountain state Sikkim. From alpine meadows to thick forests, glacial lakes, quaint villages, age-old monasteries, terraced fields and cascading waterfalls, Sikkim has a lot to keep you excited and entertained.
<p>Meet & Greet on arrival at New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport & transfer to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.</p>
<p>After breakfast start for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Overnight stay at Gangtok.</p><p></p><p>(In case of Land slide or any other reason Tsomgo Lake is closed we will provide alternate sightseeing.)</p>
<p>After breakfast check out from hotel with limited luggage and proceed to Lachung (8,700 ft.), North Sikkim. On the way take a break for some beautiful spots which are worth seeing and visiting like Naga Waterfall, The Confluence of Lachen Chu (River) & Lachung Chu (River) at Chungthang and Bhim Nala Waterfall. On arrival at Lachung check into your hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Lachung.</p>
<p>After breakfast proceed to Yumthang Valley which is Known as Valley of Flowers (12,000 ft. Known as Valley of Flowers). On the way back, visit Hot Spring considered to have medicinal properties. Back to resort. Overnight stay at Lachung. </p>
<p>After breakfast proceed to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On the way if the weather is clear you may get to see Mighty Khangchendzonga from Singhik view point. On arrival at Gangtok check-in to your hotel. Rest of the evening free for your own activities. Overnight stay at Gangtok.</p>
<p>After breakfast start for Pelling (6,300 ft.). Enroute visit Siddheshwar Dham (Chardham) and Sai Temple in Namchi. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Pelling.</p>
<p>After breakfast start for full day sightseeing. 1st Half tour - Darap village, Rimbi water Falls, Khecheopalri Lake &Khangchendzongha waterfalls. In afternoon start for 2nd half tour - Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, Sang-NgagCholing (Sky Walk), New Helipad Ground. Overnight stay at Pelling.</p>
<p>After breakfast Check-out from hotel and take the departure transfers to New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey.</p>
- 03 nights’ accommodation in a 3* Hotel in Gangtok.
- 02 nights’ accommodation in a 3* Hotel Lachung.
- 02 nights’ accommodation in a 3* Hotel in Pelling.
- Daily breakfast at Hotel (Except on day 1).
- Daily Dinner at Hotel (Except on day 8).
- Meet & Greet assistance at the airport.
- Pick-up & Drop from Bagdogra Airport / NJP Train Station.
- Exclusive Non-a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please note that vehicle will not be at disposal it will be available as per itinerary only (point to point basis).
- All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
- Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.
Package Does Not Include:
- Airfare & airport taxes. (Internal Airfare wherever applicable).
- Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), Ropeway, porterage.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
- Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- Room Heater Charges.
- Anything which is not included in the inclusion.
- 5% GST on total package price.
Sikkim can be reached by flight, regular flights are of all carriers are available up to Bagdogra airport. From airport frequent pre-paid taxis are available to Sikkim. By rail nearest railway station is new jalpaiguri station (NJP). From NJP frequent pre-paid taxis are available to Sikkim. Buses are also available from Siliguri located near NJP.
Bagdogra airport to Gangtok is 123 kms. From New jalpaiguri to Gangtok is 125 kms.
The best time to visit Sikkim is during March, April, May and September, October, November and early December.
In addition to Indian Visa one need to apply for Sikkim Inner Line Permit (ILP) in order to visit Sikkim. This 15 or 30 days permit can be obtained free of charge from the Indian Consulate in your country while applying for your Indian Visa, however some for the European countries do charge some fees for the Sikkim ILP. You can also acquire ILPs at Rangpo and Melli check post at the time of your entry to Sikkim for free of cost. One can also obtain the Sikkim Inner Line Permits from the Sikkim Tourism Office at following places in India – KOLKATTA, MUMBAI & DELHI.
FOR INDIAN NATIONALS:
No inner line permits or such formalities are needed to enter Sikkim but one should always carry with him, any Indian identification documents, like either Voter ID card, Pan Card, Passport etc. This identification documents are most for the one planning to do tours or trekking in any part of Sikkim Himalayas.
It depends on the time of year you’re visiting Sikkim. In winters, it will be very cold at high altitudes and wearing thermal is highly recommended if you’re not used to cold climatic conditions. Whereas in summers, the temperature in Gangtok would be normal i.e. manageable without jackets and in North Sikkim you can manage with one layer of warm clothes.
Since Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake are in international border areas, hence, domestic tourist as well as locals need permit to visit these areas. Permit for Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake are issued by Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. Domestic tourists are to contact travel agents listed inwww.sikkimtourism.gov.in/Webforms/General/TATO/TATO_List.aspx to get permits from Tourism Department.
Bikers need special permit to ply in protected areas; the permit is issued by the Home Deptt. & ADGP Check Post. Private vehicles are not allowed in protected areas.
OCI holders need Inner Line permits to visit Sikkim on the strength of a valid Indian visa.
Best places to visit in Gangtok includes Tsomgo Lake, Nathu La Pass, Hanuman Tok, Banjhakri Falls, Rumtek Monastery, Kabi Town, and Himalayan Zoological Park.
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Lal Bazaar, New Market, Old Market, and Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms are some of the famous markets to shop in Gangtok.
One should buy canvas and wall hanging, thangkas, semi-precious stone jewelry, alpine cheese, Sikkim tea, and hand-woven jackets from Gangtok.
➢ Airlines/Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless if specified at the time of booking.
➢ There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour.
➢ Security deposit is required either in cash or credit card by hotels which is refundable provided no room incidentals are incurred. This security deposit is not included in this quote and must be paid by the guests/corporate directly to the hotel when checking in.
➢ Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle . If the coach / vehicle is accidentally or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.
➢ The above price is valid for travel till 31st Oct 2020.
➢ Kindly be on time as the coach will not wait for more than the confirmed pick up time and there will be no refund provided for missed transfers
➢ Night supplement will be added in early morning or late night arrival transfers
➢ Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
➢ Kindly note that the drivers are not guides.
➢ Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability
➢ Domestic hotel check in is 1500 hrs and checkout would be 1000 hrs
➢ Early check in and late check-out subject to availability. Itineraries are subject to change
➢ All arrangements made by us are in the capacity of a ground handling agent only. We will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.