Gangtok-Lachung-Yumthang-Darjeeling : 8 D / 7 N

Package Description

Gangtok:
Gangtok is the largest town of Sikkim, located in the eastern Himalayan range. The town belongs to different ethnicities such as Indian-Nepalis, Lepchas and Bhutia. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim's tourism industry. Gangtok rose to prominence as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site after the construction of the Enchey Monastery. After the ruling Sikkimese Chogyal, Thutob Namgyal, transferred the capital to Gangtok.

Lachung:
Lachung is a town located in the North Sikkim district and is near the border with China. Lachung is at the confluence of the Lachen River and Lachung Rivers, tributaries of the River Teesta. Before the annexation of Tibet by China in 1950, Lachung was a trading post between Sikkim and Tibet. The town's economy has been boosted by tourism in recent years as the region has been opened up for tourists. Tourist comes from all over the world to visit the town between October and May.

Yumthang:
Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains in North Sikkim. It is at a distance of 150 km from the state capital Gangtok and is also home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. A tributary of the river Teesta flows past the valley and the town of Lachung. Yumthang is closed between December and March due to heavy snowfall, but a forest rest house is the only permanent residence in the valley. During the spring months, the area blooms with rhododendrons.

Darjeeling:
Darjeeling, a Himalayan city is internationally renowned as a tourist destination, along with its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is "hill town headquarters" of Darjeeling with a partially autonomous status within the West Bengal. The town is located in the Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710 ft. The development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the British set up a sanatorium.


Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
Best Time Round the year

Day 01 : Gangtok
Pick-up from NJP Railway station/ Bagdogra Airport - Dep. to Gangtok (125 kms. / 4.5 hrs.) - Transfer to Hotel. Leisure in the evening

Day 02 : Gangtok
Local Visit: Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Enchey Monastery, Institute of Tibetology, Flower show, White Hall, Cottage Industries, Rumtek Monastery, Lingdum Monastery, Tashi view point, Ropeway Ride and Tashi view point.

Day 03 : Gangtok
Local visit: Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir at the height of 13500 ft., In case the sight seeing places is not accessible due to unfavourable climatic conditions, we will show visit Namchi village. Namchi meaning "Sky High". Nestled among the hills at an elevation of 5500 ft., it commands a panoramic view of the snow capped mountains and vasi stretches of valley.

Day 04 : Gantok-Lachung
After breakfast Dep. To Lachung (altitude 8800 ft.) En-route Seven Sisters Water Fall, Miyang Chu, N a g a W a t e r F a l l , Chugthang and Twin Water Fall.

Day 05: Lachung- Gangtok
After breakfast , Day Excursion to Yumthang Valley (24 kms.). Yumthang is the summer grazing ground of the Yaks & winter playgrounds of Yetis. On the way back visit Hot Spring. Lunch at Lachung and drive back to Gangtok

Day 06 : Darjeeling-Gantok
Departure to Darjeeling ( 130 kms. / 5 Hrs.) Transfer to Hotel - Leisure in the evening.

Day 07 : Darjeeling
Early morning visit Tiger Hills to witness the spectacular sunrise over the Kangchendzongha Mountains, enroute visit the famous Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Later visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Himalayan Zoo, Japanese temple, Rock Garden, Gangamaya park and Tibetology handicraft centre. Enroute you will have a spectacular view of the Darjeeling tea Gardens. Those who are interested to visit Botanical Garden, can go on their own.

Day 08 : Darjeeling-Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri
Transfer to Bagdogra Airport / NJP Railway station (110 kms.) for onward journey. Enroute visit Pasupati Market (Nepal Border) and Mirik Lake (Natural Lake), surrounded by Mountains and Pine Trees. 

INR 27,900/- Per Person for 2 pax together; INR 22900 Per Person for 4 Pax travel together; INR 20700 Per Person for a group of 8 Pax travel together
Cost Includes
Transport by Non A.C vehicle in Standard package & A.C vehicle in Deluxe Package as per the above itinerary. Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basisIn case of 3 persons a room with one extra bed will be provided All Road taxes,Toll taxes & Parking fee. Driver Reward.

Cost Excludes
Air Train fare. Guide & Entry fee during sight seeing Boating Horse ride etc. Portages, Laundry, Food, Tips, Liquor exp. 3.09% Govt. Service Tax. Any other item not specified in "Cost Includes".
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