Sikkim is a state in upper east India, flanked by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Some portion of the Himalayas, the territory has an emotional scene that incorporates India’s most astounding mountain, Kangchenjunga. Sikkim is additionally home to icy masses, snow capped knolls and a great many assortments of wildflowers. Soak ways prompt peak Buddhist religious communities, for example, Pemayangtse.
The city of Gangtok rises as a center for Tibetology and Tibetan Buddhist culture. It is the capital of Sikkim in India and a popular destination for globetrotters. With its stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, third highest peak in the world, gained prominence after the construction of Enchey Monastery. Today, Gangtok is home to many monasteries and educational institutions. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Himalayan Zoological Park, Ganesh Tok, Enchey Gompa and White Memorial Hall, are few of the attractions in Gangtok. Other Attractions in Gangtok are like Tsomgo Lake, Yumthang Valley, Nathu La Pass, Pelling and more.
The natural small town of Pelling is famous for magnificent views of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga range, third highest peak in the world. Pelling is 130 km away from Siliguri and 115km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, and is well connected by bus and jeep services. The Placid town pulls most of the visitors for its nature and culture of the state of Sikkim.
Situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft, Pelling offers panoramic view of the entire Kanchenjunga mountain range including Koktang, Kumbhakaran (Jannu), Rathong, Kabru, Kabru Dome, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Siniolchu and others. This is as close as you can get to the Kanchenjunga range without leaving the material comfort of good hotels.
Lachen is one of the most beautiful towns of Sikkim and is an attractive tourist spot, well known for its Lachung monastery. It is one of the most popular places for Buddhist pilgrims and tourists. Lachen is a less-populated beautiful holiday destination, also famous as the gateway to the sacred Guru Dongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes.Lachen is a quiet town which is the home to Bhutia tribes and Tibetans .
Lachen, is a lovely hill station near the Indo-Tibetan Border, on the North Sikkim Highway. The most prevailing area in Lachen is the Nyingma order of Himalayan Buddhism and the Lachen Monastery, positioned atop the village providing a great sight of the village, Lachen Chu and the alpine covers. Lachen is known for its lush vegetation along with apple orchards that are the major tourist attraction here. It is the base station for many trekking areas in the North Sikkim region including the famous Green Lake and Kunchenjunga National Park treks. Lachen provides attractions like Chopta Valley, Green Lake, Cho-lamu, Guru Dongmar Lake and Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
Lachung (8600 ft asl) is a small riverside village,offers snow peak views, cool weather even in peak summer.
From Lachung popular excursions are to Yumthang valley, a big plateau surrounded by beautiful snowpeaks.
One can get snow in Lachung till March/April and in the month of May one can see wild flowers / Rhododendrons.
Traveling upto yumesamdong from Lachung where one can get snow even in summer. Lachung is typically visited with Lachen as a part of meal and transport inclusive package ex-Gangatok.
DAY 1 NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Gangtok (120 kms / 5 hrs))
DAY 2 Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
DAY 3 Gangtok – Lachen (107 kms / 6 hrs)
DAY 4 Lachen – Chopta Valley – Gurudongmar Lake
DAY 5 Lachen – Lachung (45 kms / 2 hrs)
DAY 6 Lachung – Yumthang Valley Excursion – Gangtok
DAY 7 Gangtok – Pelling (150 kms / 5 hrs) via Chardham
DAY 8 Pelling Sightseeing
DAY 9 Pelling – NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport (136 kms / 5 hrs)
Anything which is not included in the inclusion.