This 7-day trip will take you to some hidden gems of Sikkim and Darjeeling. Sikkim is a paradise with scenic destinations and rich culture. A perfect hideout from the hustle and bustle of the city life, this state offers an array of adventure and history to every traveller. When in Sikkim, visit Lachen, Yumthang Valley, Changu Lake and New Baba Mandir. Then, head to Darjeeling, a wonderful town with picturesque landscapes, beautiful weather and vast tea plantations. You can explore the Tibetan influence in the craft, culture and cuisine of Darjeeling. Some of the must-visit places in Darjeeling are Tiger Hills, Batasia Loop, Ghum Monastery, Padmaja Naidu Himalaya Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tea Garden, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda and Ropeway.
Upon your arrival in NJP railway station or Bagdogra Airport (IXB), head straight to Gangtok, which is around 4 to 5 hours away from Siliguri. Once you reach Gangtok, you can spend the evening at leisure.
After a delectable breakfast, start your journey to Lachung. Enroute, visit Singhik Viewpoint, Seven Sisters Waterfall and Naga Waterfall. Once you reach Lachung in the evening, take rest for a while. Enjoy your dinner at the hotel and stay overnight in Lachung.
After the breakfast, proceed to Yumthang Valley, the Valley of Flowers, which is located at an elevation of 11,800 feet. On the way back, visit the Hot Spring, which a natural spring and known for its medicinal properties. Later, return to the resort and stay overnight in Gangtok.
Around 7:30 to 8:30 am, after the breakfast, begin your excursion to Changu Lake (12,400 ft.) and New Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.), which are 55 km away from Gangtok city. Changu Lake is situated at an altitude of 12,000 feet on the Gangtok-Nathu La Highway. Home to plenty of Brahminy ducks, this lake is considered sacred by the local people. This placid lake remains frozen during the winter months up to mid-May. Later, you can take an optional tour to Nathu La Pass, which is nearly 20 kilometres further from Changu Lake. You need to take prior permission to visit Nathu La Pass and extra cost will be charged for extended tour to Nathu La. In the evening, you can roam around M G Road (Mall) or do local shopping in Gangtok.
After a delectable breakfast, embark on a 4-hour trip to Darjeeling. You can spend the evening at leisure.
In the early morning, take a tour to Tiger Hills and witness the morning sunrise view over Kangchenjunga Peak at around 4 AM, if the weather permits. On your way back, visit Batasia Loop and Ghum Monastery. After breakfast, take a tour around the city of Darjeeling. You can visit Padmaja Naidu Himalaya Zoological Park and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Also, pay a visit to Tea Garden, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda and Ropeway.
On the last day of your trip, drive to NJP railway station or Bagdogra Airport for your return journey.
Trip Cost Inclusions
- 6 Nights’ accommodation in Mentioned hotels/ similar
- Daily Breakfast & Dinner
- Daily transportation and sightseeing
- Pick up from NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport
- Drop at NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport
- All applicable hotel and transport taxes included.
- Driver allowances ,Toll and Parking charges also included
- GST 5%
Trip Cost Exclusions
- Air Fare
- All Personal Expenses.
- Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone, beverages etc
- Entrance fee at any place during the tour
- Meals not mentioned in the “Inclusions” section.
- Anything not mentioned in the package includes section.
- Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mentioned in the itinerary