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7 Days Gangtok and Lachen Tour with Darjeeling Highlights

⦿ Visit Baba Mandir and Tsomgo Lake as part of a spiritual journey.

⦿ Snow-capped mountains, gorgeous lakes, verdant valleys, and a scenery shrouded in clouds may all be found in North Sikkim

⦿ Enjoy the vibrant hues that the beaming sun has brought to Gurudongmar Lake's sparkling surface.

⦿ Take a trip to the enticing Darjeeling, often known as "The Queen Of Hills" and renowned for its tea estates.

Overview

The lovely capital city of Gangtok, which is located in the highlands, is well-known for its Buddhist pilgrimage. It offers amazing views of the powerful Kangchenjunga, the third-highest peak on Earth. Darjeeling tour covers the must-see locations of the region and captures the mesmerising sunrise from the viewpoints. As your road winds upwards to North Sikkim, the landscape changes dramatically on every curve, with the heavy scent of wildflowers, mossy trees, mists coiling up from the deep gorges, enormous snow range embossed on the horizon, widespread valleys, and deep blue sky. Bring back stunning recollections and eye-catching mementos from the neighbourhood markets.

Quick Info:

⦿ Route: Gangtok – Tsomgo Lake – Baba Mandir – Lachen – Darjeeling
⦿ Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
⦿ Start Point: IXB Airport/ NJP Railway Station
⦿ End Point: IXB Airport/ NJP Railway Station

⦿ Note: Customizations are available on request. Kindly fill the ‘Enquiry Form’ to get in touch with the travel consultant.

Inclusions:

⦿ Comfortable, neat and clean vehicle like Sedan/SUV/TT will be provided as per the group size
⦿ Railway Station/ Bus Stop/ Airport pick up and drop will be done as per the arrival time
⦿ Stay on a double and triple sharing basis in hotels / camps depending on the group size
⦿ Breakfast from day 2 to the last day as per the itinerary
⦿ Driver allowances, fuel charges, toll tax, state tax, parking charges, etc.
⦿ Experienced and Professional driver for the entire tour
⦿ Sightseeing as per itinerary

Things not to Miss:

⦿ River-rafting at Teesta river.
⦿ Enjoy the old-school Momos at the colorful cafes at MG Marg.
⦿ Yak rides and Ropeway activities at Tsomgo Lake.

How to Reach:

The easiest option to start this trip is by either reaching the Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) in Siliguri (West Bengal). Both are well connected to major cities across India, and it serves as a major gateway to the north-east.

7 Days Gangtok and Lachen Tour with Darjeeling Tour Itinerary

Gangtok
  • When you arrive at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Railway Station, take a quick transfer to Gangtok.
  • Don’t forget to take photos of the beautiful Teesta River along the way.
  • When you arrive in Gangtok, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
  • In the evening, you can go to Gangtok’s MG Marg to buy souvenirs and treat your taste buds to authentic Sikkimese cuisine.
  • Stay at a hotel in Gangtok for the night.
Gangtok
  • After a tasty breakfast in the morning, get ready to visit some beautiful locations around Gangtok.
  • Begin by visiting the famous glaciated lake – Tsomgo Lake aka Changu Lake which was used to predict the future by the Buddhist monk depending upon its changing colours.
  • Following this, you will visit the famous shrine of the Baba Mandir where it is believed that his spirit protects every soldier in the inhospitable high-altitude terrain of the Eastern Himalayas.
  • Later, you can also visit Nathula Pass* (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) which is one of the most crucial passes on the crossroads of the India-China border (at an additional cost).
  • Later, return back to Gangtok for an overnight stay.
Lachen
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel after waking up to a beautiful morning in the mountains.
  • Prepare to board your transfers to Lachen, a charming hamlet in North Sikkim.
  • As you drive along the North Sikkim Highway, you will pass several small waterfalls.
  • The road to Lachen passes through the lovely town of Chungthang, near Kanchenjunga National Park, where you can see the confluence of two rivers, the Lachen Chu and the Lachung Chu.
  • After arriving in Lachen, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing and admiring the scenery.
  • Lachen overnight stay and dinner.
Lachung
  • Begin your day by waking up to the sight of snow-capped mountains and eating a hearty breakfast (at the stay or on the way at Thangu Village depending on the time you depart).
  • Begin your day by visiting the glittering Gurudongmar Lake, named after Guru Padmasambhava, who is thought to have traversed this region during his visit to Tibet.
  • The lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains on all sides and is a major source of the Teesta River.
  • Spend some time admiring the lake’s colours before beginning your journey back to Lachen, where you will have lunch.
  • Take to the roads as you begin your journey to Lachung, one of Sikkim’s most beautiful settlements.
  • On the way you will pass by the Bhim Nala waterfalls – one of the highest waterfalls in Sikkim.
  • If time permits, stop by the holy rock at Chungthang that bears a footprint of Guru Padmasambhava.
  • Reach Lachung and have your dinner.
  • Overnight stay in Lachung.
Darjeeling
  • You will depart from Gangtok for Darjeeling after a tasty breakfast.
  • Don’t forget to take pictures of the spectacular snow-covered peaks bordered by fragrant Tea Gardens as you travel along the pathways ornamented with the enchanted views of the Himalayas and the neighbouring valleys.
  • Once you arrive in Darjeeling, check into your accommodation and enjoy the remainder of the evening on your own.
  • In Darjeeling, you may also stroll down the busy Mall Road and shop for one-of-a-kind trinkets and crafts.
  • Staying the night in a hotel in Darjeeling
Darjeeling
  • Kick-off your day at around 4 AM for an amazing experience.
  • Climb up to the top of Tiger Hill to catch the sunrise casting lights on Mt. Kanchenjunga and adjoining peaks.
  • Have your breakfast after this and then proceed for further sightseeing.
  • Visit the famous Batasia Loop (Army Memorial), which offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Darjeeling hill station lined with Himalayan peaks.
  • Embrace the spiritual side of Darjeeling by visiting the Ghoom Monastery that houses a 15-foot high Maitreya Buddha statue (made from the clay bought from Tibet).
  • Head out to explore the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Thursday closed) and the Tenzing rock to know the history of mountaineering in India.
  • Following this visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (Thursday closed) to get a glimpse of the Red Pandas (endangered species).
  • Take a stroll through the lush Tea Estates to understand the production of the best quality tea, popular all over the world.
  • Later visit the Japanese Temple and the adjoining Peace Pagoda that showcases 4 avatars of Lord Buddha and offers scenic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga range.
  • Conclude by visiting the Tibetan Refugee Centre where you can shop Tibetan handicrafts that are produced by the locals there.
  • Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Darjeeling.
Sikkim
  • After having a hearty breakfast, check out from the hotel and then board your vehicle to reach NJP Station/ Bagdogra Airport (IXB).
  • Your tour concludes once you are dropped at the airport/ railway station for your onward journey.
  • It’s now time to head back home with a plethora of good memories.

Package Options

Semi Deluxe Package

7 days 6 nights

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INR 38,627.94

INR 25,349

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Price Includes

  • Stay

    Stay on a double and triple sharing basis in hotels  depending on the group size.

  • Meals

    Breakfast from day 2 to the last day as per the itinerary

  • Transfers

    Railway Station/ Bus Stop/ Airport pick up and drop will be done as per the arrival time
    Comfortable, neat and clean vehicle like Sedan/SUV/TT will be provided as per the group size
    Experienced and Professional driver for the entire tour

  • Sightseeing

    Sightseeing in a comfortable and sanitized vehicle as per the itinerary

Pickup and Drop
Starting Point:
 
    IXB Airport/ NJP Railway Station
Sikkim, India
 
Drop Points:
 
    IXB Airport/ NJP Railway Station
Sikkim, India

Policies

Confirmation Policy

  • The booking confirmation email is sent to the traveler’s registered email address within 24 business hours, after the payment is done.
  • In any unfavourable circumstances, if the booked slots are not available before the confirmation email is sent, then other available slots shall be offered & booked as per the traveler’s consent and an updated email will be sent to the traveler’s registered email address .

Know Before You Go

  • In case of private booking, the minimum number of people required is 2.
  • Any meals; other than the ones mentioned under the inclusions, will be considered as an exclusion of the package.
    Entry fee to the monuments and camera charges are not included in the package.
  • Any personal expenses like shopping, porter charges, tips or rewards, laundry, meals or drinks other than specified etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost.
  • Price mentioned shall vary during the seasonal or special dates such as Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas and New Year weeks.
  • Any personal expenses like shopping, porter charges, tips or rewards, laundry, meals or drinks other than specified etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost.
  • Any additional cost occurrence happening due to bad weather conditions, flight cancellation, insurrection etc are not included into the package.
    Applicable GST to the booking amount will be charged.
  • In case of addition of new member to a booked package, the applicable difference amount should be borne by the client depending upon the amendment in the package.
    In tour packages, children with the age 8 years and more will be considered Adults only.
    Package price may fluctuate subject to any amendments in services/hotels.
  • Hotel bookings are subjected to their availability, and will be booked accordingly. In case of unavailability, a similar category accommodation will be provided to the traveler.
    In case of any irregular disturbance or unfortunate conditions such as bad weather, insurrection/political unrest etc; we as an organization reserve the right to reorganize the planned itinerary without making any changes to the duration and quality of services.
  • It is mandatory for the traveler to carry a valid address proof such as Aadhar card/Voter ID/Driving License/Passport along with them during the trip.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the travel date will incur a 30% cancelation fee.
  • Cancellations made within 15 – 30 days will incur a 50% cancelation fee.
  • Cancellations made within 0-15 days will incur a 100% cancelation fee.
  • Cancellations due to any unforeseen circumstances occurring due to medical ground or sickness, within 48-72 hours before the travel date may stand valid for a rescheduling to a different date of the same booking. This shall be validated through the supportive medical documents.
  • Any cancellation request of the booking shall be entertained only till 1800 Hrs.
  • If the booked accommodation type lies in 4-5 star category then the charges and timeline may vary depending upon the property’s regulations.

Payment Policy

  • The payment terms finalized at the time of booking will remain the same and can not be changed once the booking is done.
  • 100% advance of the total booking value shall be paid well ahead of the travel date adhering to the finalized payment terms.

FAQs

You can fly to Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri(WB), then take the taxi to Gangtok. Alternatively, you can take the train to New Jalpaiguri then take the taxi to Gangtok.

There are many religious places in Sikkim which are sacred sites for people from all faiths and religions. Some of the most famous religious places in Sikkim include Gahesh Tok, Siddheshwara Dham and numerous places of worship across faiths throughout the state.

You can talk to a travel agent or you can also book a taxi from Gangtok or anywhere in Sikkim with reasonable price.

There might be some update regarding online permit in future but currently permits are not issued online. You can issue a permit when you reach Gangtok.

Adventure activities in Sikkim to be enjoyed, are many. You can hike up to the lush mountain trails, feel the high adrenaline rush while fighting fierce river rapid, or can enjoy mountain biking on the paths created by former adventure junkies. Sikkim owns some of the best trekking trails in the country, offering stunning natural vistas and exotic wildlife spotting. Along with trekking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Mountain biking, Hang gliding, River rafting and Mountaineering are some of the popular adventure activities in Sikkim.

In summers Sikkim stays pleasant and lovely. The temperature stays between 5 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. Nights of the summers can be chilling, so it is advised to pack in some woolen clothes as well. This is the best time to visit Sikkim’s Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley, Nathula Pass, Rumtek Monastery, Khangchendzonga National Park and others are the places to definitely visit.

Yes, beyond Singhik all areas in North Sikkim require permits for tourists.

What are the places from where we can shop during the Sikkim trip?The best time to visit Sikkim is between months of March to June and from October to December
Summer: April to June ( Best season to visit Sikkim)
Monsoon: July to September ( Should Avoid during Monsoon)
Winter: October to March ( Good for adventure lovers and Young age people)

Ans: You can easily shop for the best souvenirs, handicrafts, prayer flags, woollen carpets and necessary thing’s.
MG Road Gangtok: One of the major places for shopping in Sikkim, it has many restaurants and shops to visit. You can get various types of handicrafts
Lal Bazar East Sikkim: Lal Bazaar is the important place of Sikkim’s kitchen. It is the best place where you can buy fresh organic products. You can explore the various eatables to buy.
Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms: Best place to buy authentic Sikkimese handicraft items or artwork.

The official languages of Sikkim are English, Nepali, Sikkimese and Lepcha. The language percentage of Nepali = 64%, Lepcha = 11% and Sikkimese = 11%. English is also frequently used here. Other spoken languages of Sikkim are Tibetan and Bhutia.

Sikkim cuisine is famous for its traditional taste, which is a combination of Tibetan, Nepalese and native Sikkimese food. Rice is the chief food of the Sikkimese. Some of the local dishes include momo (dumplings), thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup), gundruk (leafy dish), sha phaley, Pork curry, Chhurpi – a fermented dairy product, Ring shaped Nepalese bread, Traditional fermented vegetable products – Gundruk & Sinki and Sishnu Soup.

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