Program Code: GA-IPT02
Duration: 17 days
Start point: Gangtok
End point: Darjeeling
Starting elevation: 1,600 m (5,200 ft.) at Gangtok
Apex elevation: 4,940meters (16,207 ft.) at Goechala
Mode of Travel: Flight/Land
When to go: Spring (February to May), Autumn (late September to Mid-November)
Sikkim is a Himalayan wonderland neatly tucked in a nature’s corner. A magical land of hidden valleys, mystical monasteries, snow-fed lakes, flower be-decked meadows and mountains covered with diverse flora and fauna. Sikkim, once a Himalayan monarchy and part of fabled silk route to china, completely unknown to the outside world, has remarkably established itself as a popular tourist destination in recent years. Much of this development of Sikkim started from its merger with India in 1975 which opened the doors to this uncanny land for the world to discover.
The pride of Sikkim is the World’s third highest peak, Kangchendzonga and all the beauty that comes with it but for the Sikkimese, Khangchendzonga is much more than a mountain and is revered as the abode of their guardian deity Dzo-nga. Forbidden North id is the recently opened tourist destination in Sikkim where one can savor the natural vistas along with ample diversity of flora and fauna. Sikkim also comprises about 180 perennial lakes, among which Khachoedpalri, Gurudongmar, Chho Lhamo and Men Moi Tso are some of the most scenic.
Pemayangtse Monastery, Changay Falls, Singsor Bridge, Dentam Village and the beautiful Dzongri meadows are equally alluring places in Sikkim. Considered as one of the last Himalayan Shangri-La, travelers are truly enchanted in the journey of this magical and mystical land.
Day 01: Pick up from Bagdogra airport and drive to Gangtok.
Day 02: Gangtok.(1870m), A leisure day in Gangtok visiting places of tourist interest.
Day 03: Gangtok – Tshangu lake-Gangtok.
Day 04: Gangtok to Yuksam
Day 05: Yuksam to Tshoka,
Day 06: Trek from Tshokha – Dzongri meadows
Day 07: Trek from Dzongri – Thansing,
Day 08: Thansing to Lampokhri,
Day 09: Lampokhri to Gochela, Elevation: (4940m) to Thangsing, Elevation: (3639m).
Day 10: Thangsing to Tsokha
Day 11: Tsokha to Yuksam
Day 12: Yuksam to Pelling
Day 13: Full day sightseeing ta Pelling covering Pemayangtse Monastery, Changay Falls, Singsor Bridge & Dentam Village.
Day 14: Pelling to Kalimpong
Day 15: Kalimpong
Day 16: Darjeeling.
Day 17: Transfer to the airport or bus park for your onward journey.