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Home » India Tour Packages » Sikkim Group Tour

Sikkim Tour Package
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Bagdogra - Gangtok - Tsomgo Lake - Lachung - Yuksom - Pelling - Bagdogra - Delhi



DAY 1:
Delhi – Bagdogra (By flight)
Bagdogra – Gangtok
(125 Kms / 5 hours approx)

Morning board the flight to Bagdogra. Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport you will be met by a Hansa Vacations representative and depart for Gangtok by surface. Upon arrival in Gangtok you will check-in to hotel.
With different cultures and religion existing in perfect harmony, Gangtok has shown that "Unity in Diversity" exists in Sikkim. Sikkimese people have strong bonding with their age-old traditions and customs. However, a quick survey of Gangtok shows that the bubble of modernization has burst with a bang in the town. The capital is definitely not behind the rest of the world in terms of urbanization - Broad roads, flyovers, posh markets, state-of-art hospital, educational institutes, fast food outlets, discothèques, and all other modern amenities that the heart can desire for. One imposing manmade landmark of the town is the 200 ft-high TV tower which overlooks the town and is situated near the Enchey Monastry below Ganesh Tok. A stroll along the Mahatma Gandhi Marg is shopper's delight- Hotels, restaurants, curios, footwear and almost everything is available. Evening will be at leisure. Overnight you will stay at the hotel in Gangtok
 
DAY 2: Gangtok Sightseeing
Morning start your sightseeing tour of Gangtok, by visiting the famous 200-year-old, Enchey Monastery located in the middle of a forest and offering a brilliant view of the Kanchendzong range. An important modern stupa of Sikkim is the Do-Drul Chorten, built in 1945, by the head of the Nyingmapa order of Tibetan Buddhism. It is also the biggest and most important Stupa in Sikkim with 108 prayer wheels and two huge statues of Guru Rimpoche.

Further out from Gangtok, visit the largest monastery in the eastern side of the Himalayas, called Rumtek Monastery, which is the centre for the Kagyupa order of Tibetan Buddhism. The new structure is an exact replica of the old and built by His holiness, the late16th Gyalwa Karmapa. Seen in direct light, it looks like a sparkling jewel on the hill-side. Also visit Tibetology the Institute of study of Tibetan society, culture and history followed by visit to the and Cottage Industries of Gangtok. Overnight you will stay at the hotel in Gangtok. June 16: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake
Stay overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake
Tsomgo Lake in Sikkim - One of the very famous tourist attractions in Sikkim is only 40 km from the state capital Gangtok. Situated at an altitude of 12,210 feet, the Tsomgo Lake, known as 'The Source of the Lake' in bhutia dialect of the region, the lake can be reached by a two and a half hours bus ride. This one km long oval shaped lake is 50 feet deep. Regarded extremely holy by the locals, the lake is a residence of Brahmini ducks along with being a stopover for various migratory ducks. The lake is at its scenic best between May and August for an array of rare flowers including the rhododendrons, primulas, iris and blue and yellow poppies bloom here during this period. An ideal habitat of the Red Panda, the lake also shelters a number of other birds and aquatic species. Return to Gangtok. Overnight you will stay at the hotel in Gangtok.

DAY 4: Gangtok – Lachung (124 Kms / 06 hrs)
After breakfast, start your journey for Lachung, which is approx. 124 kms at a height of 8600 ft and takes around 06 hrs to reach. As the journey proceeds towards Lachung from Gangtok on the way you have a glimpse of some fascinating view of the Snow peaks and small villages flanked by fields and valleys, On your way to Lachung you will be visiting Chungthang – the confluence of river Lachen Chu and river Lachung chu, you will be able to see even Vimnala waterfalls, Lunch will be provided on the way. After a long and tarrying journey, check in at the hotel/Log hut. Free you are evening for you. Overnight halt at Lachung.

DAY 5: Lachung - Gangtok
Today after breakfast you will be visiting Yumthang Valley, which is situated at an altitude of 12000ft and approx 24 kms away from Lachung. The reason is fully covered with Rhododendron flowers and variety of wild Orchids, which are in different colors (Seasonal flowers), and during winter season the whole region is covered under the blanket of Snow. Spend some time at Yumthang valley and capture the unforgettable memories that you will be spending there. Later depart for Gangtok. Overnight stay in Gangtok.

 

Hawa Mahal JaipurDAY 6: Gangtok – Yuksom (145 Kms/ 05 Hrs)
After breakfast depart for Yuksom. En-route visit Tashiding Monastery - Tashiding Gompa of India dates back to the year 1717, which coincided with reign of the third Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal. It is located on the site blessed by the great Guru Padmasambhava. The legend associated with the monastery goes that Padmasambhava shot an arrow into the air to select the place where he would sit in meditation. The place where the arrow landed, eventually, became the site of the Tashiding Monastery. Built by Ngadak Sempa Chembo (one of the three wise men who consecrated ceremony of the first lama), Tashiding Monastery belongs to the Nyingmapa order. The main temple of the monastery was rebuilt some time back only. It stands encircled by traditional buildings, chortens and mani (stone plates).

The Sarovar(Lake)Continue drive to Yuksom. Yuksom is the old capital of Sikkim where the first king was consecrated. It also has the oldest existing Monastery built during. Visit Dubdi monastery, which is situated on top of a hill. The fir - clad mountains provide a majestic background. Arrive Yuksum and check-in hotel. Later take a walk to Dubdi Monastery - Belonging to the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery was built in 1701 during the time of Chakdor Namgyal. Built in stone, this double storied south-facing square structure is tapering upwards and topped by a flat roof of iron sheet with projecting eaves and surmounted by a bell-shaped dome of guilt called “Gyaltshen”. The interior surface is lavishly painted with the figures of various divinities, saints, demons and other symbols to narrate the religion. Rich collections of manuscripts and other ritual texts are preserved at the ends of the two aisles. Overnight stay in Yuksum

DAY 7: Yuksom – Pelling (42 Kms / 02 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Pelling. En-route visit Khechipalri Lake, Rambi Falls and Kanchenjunga Falls. Continue drive to Pelling, upon arrival in Pelling check-in hotel. The pleasant little town of Pelling is famous for magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains of Kanchenjunga. Placid Pelling pulls most of the visitors for its representative status in history, nature and culture of the state. Situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft, it offers good view of entire mountain ranges including the Koktang, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Kabru, Dom, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Siniyalchu and others. Pelling
Afternoon enjoy a visit to Pemayangtse Monastery known to be one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim. The monastery houses some of the ancient antique idols, scriptures and sculptures that should attract every spiritually motivated pilgrim to this sacred land. The top floor of the monastery is splendidly built, with magnificent sculptures and delicately decorated painting works. More than that, the monastery has its own style of expressing the religious values, with a charming look and fantastic artistic vibrations. Later visit Rabtense Ruins, which was the second capital of Sikkim after Yuksom till the year 1814 AD. Return to hotel and overnight stay.


DAY 8: Pelling – Bagdogra (137 Kms / 04 hrs) Bagdogra – Delhi (By flight)
In time a Hansa Vacations representative will tranfer you to Bagdogra airport to board the flight to Delhi.

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END OF PROGRAM