5N/6D North Sikkim Tour

| Gangtok-Lachen-Thangu-Lachung |

Tour Highlights 

Gangtok (01  Night) – Lachen (01 Night) – Lachung (01 Night) – Gangtok (02 Nights)

Pick Up-Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri 

 

Itinerary

Day 01 – NJP/Siliguri/Bagdogra-Gangtok Night Stay

Arrive NJP/Siliguri Railway Station or Bagdogra airport & transfer to Gangtok.Then start for a  day trip of Gangtok city covering Banjakhri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology (maximum 3-4 hours).its strategic location,a strong Buddhist presence and heady cultural offerings make the First City of Sikkim.You can also have a Great view of the Peaks of Mt.Khangchendzonga from Gangtok in a clear Weather.In the Evening you will taken to the MG Marg which is a Open Area having Pubs,Shopping Malls,Restaurants,Bars,Shops selling Local Goods on its around.One can take a Leisurely Stroll or just Sit and Relax to soak oneself in the ambience.Overnight stay at Gangtok hotel.

Day 02 – Trip to Changu Lake and Baba Mandir  (Nathula – Optional)

Early morning breakfast – Permit for this tour is made one day prior to visit.Visit to Tsomgo / Changu Lake and Baba Mandir.Tsomgo lake is one of the holy lakes of the region.There is a temple of Lord Shiva on the lakeside.Primula flowers and other alpine plantation in this region will please your eyes for sure.Till April it is full of snow and lay frozen.

(Nathu La Pass visit has to be arranged in the previous Night when Voters ID card will be asked for.Once if the Permit of the Nathu La Pass been booked then the amount is not refunded even though the trip gets cancelled. Nathula Pass supplement-INR 3000-5000 /Vehicle or INR 500-700/Head has to be paid on the spot as it is not included in the final costing) – Back to hotel for lunch or lunch on the way.The rest of the day is free.Evening one is free to stroll around M G Road or the Local Market.Overnight stay at Gangtok

Day 03 – Transfer to Lachen from Gangtok 

Early morning breakfast.Drive 135 kilometres, 5/6 hours drive through a scenic route – Reach Lachen late afternoon / early evening – The snow capped peaks, the Shingba Wildlife Sanctuary, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Thangu are the major attractions. It’s a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling snow peaked mountains and the starting point of Green Lake Trek. In fact the village cradled between stern, tall rock faces standing like guards. A hamlet with very few people. Evening free to stroll and visit the Lepcha Village.Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen

Day 04 – Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Transfer to Lachung 

Early morning breakfast – Visit to Gurudongmar Lake 55 kilometres, 2 ½  – 3 ½ hours drive – we will go through the high altitude valleys over 12,000 feet through which Lachen Chu flows.This valleys are generally covered with snow from December to April.Gurudongmar Lake even more is known as the Holy / Sacred Lake – Next drive through the cold desert till Tibet / China back to Resort for Lunch – After lunch drive to Lachung – The region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest with Chopta Valley and Thangu are the other places of interest – Back to hotel for lunch 

Lachen to Lachung – Nearly 50 kilometres and two hours drive – Check into hotel at Lachung –  Evening free to visit Lachung Monastery – Overnight stay at Hotel at Lachung

[Optional] Chopta Valley / Kalapathar

Chopta Valley and Kalapathar are optional and are available at a supplement cost.Rs 3500 / Vehicle Extra.

Chopta Valley- Journey to Chopta Valley from Lachen is itself a thrilling one.The green vegetation of lower altitude will soon give way to Alpine terrain with canonical trees. As you go further up, the trees give way to small bushes and beyond Thangu the vegetation is relatively less as you get into Tibetan plateau. The Chopta Valley is the last green vegetation on this route.The place has got the majestic view of the snowy peaks,mountain slopes covered with pine and rhododendron forests,grazing fields around the river meandering throughout the valley, make it an ideal place for the trekkers and explorers.It is the safe haven for many rare species of birds and animals, that allures many birders and wildlife lovers to visit this place. Its river is well stocked for the anglers and well-flowing for the water sports adventurist

Kalapathar- Drive further from Chopta Valley to reach Kala Patthar.The only colours that prevail at Kalapatthar,Sikkim were black and white.The whole area remains covered with snow throughout the year and amidst this snowfields the black mountains/rocks break the monotony of Snow white colour.The temperature of the place used to lie below zero and snow exists throughout the year.This is not as high as Gurudongmar lake.So less chance of breathing problems and high altitude sickness.Children can enjoy in the snow here ie. making snow idol,frolicking with snow etc

Day 05 – Sight Seeing at Yumthang  & Return to Gangtok

Early morning breakfast – After  breakfast drive towards Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly  11800 feet – 26 kilometres and 1 ½ hours drive – On the way back one can visit  the famous hot spring which is known for its curative properties of skin diseases – Yumthang  is a valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends – In spring,the  valley erupts in riots of colors as Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow covered valley except in autumn – During winter Yumthang is somber with snow all around and the snow clad mountains adding to the beauty.

Return to Gangtok –  128 kilometres and is 5 – 6 hours drive – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall)  – Overnight stay at Gangtok.

[Optional]  Zero Point / Katao Pass

Katao, Zero Point and Yumesamdong are optional and are available at a supplement cost.

Zero Point-Zero Point where the Indian Roads end and China’s territory start is further up and about 23kms from Yumthang and situated at an altitude of over 15,000 ft.Its also known as Yumesamdong.It takes another 1.5 hours from Yumthang by vehicle (about 3 to 3.5 hours from Lachung).Visit Zero Point for activities in the snow even in the Summer months.Rs 500/Head or Rs 2000- Rs 3500/Vehicle Extra

Katao-Mount Katao is a popular destination near Lachung that lies at a distance of 28 kilometres. Tour to Katao is not included in normal packages and one has to get army permit to visit the region.The tour can be done from Lachung at a supplement cost.Visit Zero Point for activities in the snow even in the Summer months.Rs 500/Head or Rs 2000- Rs 3500/Vehicle Extra

Back to Gangtok – 125 kilometers, 4 – 5 hours drive – On the way stops at Singhik and Mangan – Back to Gangtok Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – Overnight stay at Gangtok

Day 06 – Gangtok Local Sightseeing and Drop  

After breakfast go for a Half Day Local Sightseeing in and around Gangtok City covering the following places Bakthang Waterfall,Tashi View Point, Enchey Monastery – Located on a Hilltop,Flower Exhibition Center,The Ridge Park,Handicraft Center,Hanuman Tok and Ganesh Tok

After sightseeing start the return journey towards Siliguri/NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport with the Sweet Memories of your Darjeeling Sikkim Trip

 

Package Cost

6 days Gangtok & North Sikkim Tour Cost (Per Head)

Night Stay 5
Cost/Head

[INR]

Budget Standard Deluxe Super

Deluxe

3 Star

Deluxe

Luxury Royal
02 pax 19000 20000 22500 25000 29000 32500 40000
04 pax 13000 14000 16500 19000 23000 26500 34000
06 pax 10000 11000 13500 16000 20000 23500 31000
08 Pax 9000 10000 12500 15000 19000 22500 30000
Child with Bed 5400 6000 7500 9000 11400 13500 18000
Child[5-11]

without Bed

4500 5000 6250 7500 9500 11250 15000

Surcharges & Discounts

  • Peak Season Surcharge [1st May-15th June]-Surcharge upto 10% Extra
  • Festive Season[Durga Puja & Diwali]-This Price or Discount upto 10% 
  • July-September & December-March-Discount upto 40%*

Discount and Surcharge Varies depending on the Time of Booking,Booking Volume ,Category of Hotels etc

 

Hotels 

Hotel Categories Standard Deluxe

[2 Star]

Super Deluxe

[3 Star]

3 Star Luxury 4 Star Royal
Rent/Night in Rs 1500-2000 2100-3000 3100-4500 4600-6000 6100-8000 8100-12000
Gangtok The Ridge Hotel Doma Residency Green Dale Residency Golden Crest Tashiling Residency Elgin Gangtok
Darjeeling Hotel Sandrup Marvel International Springburn Summit Grace/Montana Viceroy Elgin Darjeeling
Lachung Hill Queen Hotel Tashi Yankheel Park Palace Himalayan Residency Lachung Continental Yarlam Resort
Pelling Dragon Inn Sikkim Aurora Pelling Resort Hotel Golden Sunrise & Spa Magpie Chestnut Retreat Chumbi Mountain
****Above Hotels are Subject to the Availability of its Base Category Room at the Time of Booking.
****Otherwise Similar Category Hotels based on Internet Reviews,Price Tags and Room Types will be given instead of these Hotels.
****You can plan for Packages with Combined Hotels from Different Categories to Suit Your Budget.

 

Package Includes :

  • Airport/Rail Station Transfers by Non AC Car.            
  • 01 Night at Darjeeling                         
  • 03 Nights  at Gangtok                              
  • 01 Night at Lachung
  • 01 Night at Lachen
  • 06 Breakfast,02 Lunch & 06 Dinners          
  • Full day Darjeeling Sightseeings   
  • Half Day Yumthang Valley Sightseeings 
  • Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake
  • Excursion-Tiger Hill-Tsomgo Lake,Baba Harbhajan Singh War Memorial
  • Gangtok Cable Car Ride to Tashiling (If Time Permits)     
  • All Applicable Hotel Taxes,Car Rentals,Parking Charges,Driver Allowances.
  • For Luxury Vehicle-Rs 1200/Day Extra (Innova/Xylo/Scorpio)
  • Dedicated Tour Coordinator for 24×7 Hours

[Optionals-Nathula Pass,Zero Point/Katao Pass,Mirik & Pashupati Market of Nepal]

Package Excludes :

  • Whatever Not Mentioned In The Above Inclusions, 
  • Nathula Pass,***Rs 500/Head Extra 
  • Tips, Porter-Age, Mineral Water, Room Heater,
  • Entry Fees at Sightseeing Points 
  • Any Personal Expenses Incurred During Any Unfavorable Condition
  • Service Tax-3.09%

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Service Tax extra (as applicable)
  • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal)
  • The package does not include guide services. These can be availed at an additional cost
  • Package rates are subject to change without prior notice
  • Meal plan: EP – Accommodation only, CP – Accommodation with breakfast, MAP – Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP – Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • The package cannot be combined with any other offer
  • Refund on cancellation depends upon concerned hotel’s cancellation policy
  • The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals, long weekends and New Year
  • SetMyTrip -Promise India Tourism  reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer at any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you upon receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel .   
  • Every guest must  carry 04 passport size photograph along with their Photo-ID proof (i.e.Driving License, Passport, Voter-ID Card & School ID Card for children). Pan Card is not valid since it does not carry address.These documents are required to obtain the permit for Changu Lake/Baba Mandir in Gangtok. And the same is applicable to the permit for Lachung in North Sikkim.
  • On arrival in Gangtok (the capital of Sikkim) guest will be dropped at the local stand outside the main city where the local taxis will be arranged to transfer guests to their booked hotel. Traffic system in Gangtok is very strict compared to other cities to avoid unnecessary traffic jams on the road. Large vehicle (i.e. coach, Sumo) are not allowed to enter the city  between 8 am to 6 pm therefore local taxis such as Maruti Van are used to tranship the guests to the hotel (only 04 people can accommodate in one van).
  • In Lachung & Pelling tourists will get only basic facilities in hotels and we recommend not to expect any luxury as both are very remote areas.
  • Transportation will not be provided for personal use like shopping, restaurant use etc. Vehicle will be provided as per itinerary for sightseeing and intercity transfers only.
  • Nathula Trip will be done in Shared Vehicle

Note :

On tour Guests are requested to carry 4 photo copies (xerox) of any Photo ID proof (Except Pan Card) i.e. Passport / Driving Licence / Voter’s ID along with them. Also submit a copy of the same at the time of booking.

Children / Students are requested to carry 4 photo copy (xerox) of school or College Photo Identity card along with them. Also submit a copy of the same at the time of booking.

For Infants carry 2 passport size photographs.

Nathula Pass

For Nathula Pass Extra Permission is needed.Hence the Trip to Nathula will cost 500 Rs/Head extra.

Nathula Pass is closed on Monday and Tuesday and Friday.

 

Why Us?

  • Best Tour Plan,All Sight-seeings Included,24 Hour Assistance/Guide,Own Catering Service,
  • Own Leased Properties,Great Hospitality,Quality Meals Included,Own Tour Manager
  • Personalized Itinerary,Personal Car /Vehicles for Our own Groups
  • And All of these incurring No Hidden Cost.