6N 7D Gangtok Lachen Lachung
[Gangtok 4N + Lachen 1N Lachung 1N ]
Day 01: NJP/ IXB To Gangtok
Day 02: Excursion To Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
Day 03: Gangtok To Lachen
Day 04: Lachen to Lachung . Excursion To Yumthang Valley & Back
Day 05: Lachung To Gangtok
Day 06: Gangtok Local Sightseeing
Day 07 : Gangtok to NJP / Bagdogra
Day 1: NJP to Gangtok
Pick up from Bagdogra/NJP and head towards the Land of the Pristine and unspoilt natural beauty, Sikkim.
Check in at Gangtok (5500 Ft) hotel. Enjoy your leisure hours with a walk through the Mall. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 02: Gangtok – Tsongmo Lake , Baba Mandir - Gangtok
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Tsongmo Lake (12,210 Ft), a 40 km drive which takes about 2.5 hrs.
This lake is located very close to Nathula Pass which is the entry point to China & remains frozen for most part of the year. Relax and relish the surroundings, majestic snowy peaks which feed the lake and the clean fresh air.
Thereafter, visit Baba Mandir (New), a memorial in the name of Baba Harbhajan Singh. Back to Gangtok .
Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 3 Gangtok To Lachen
Pick up from Gangtok and drive to Lachen (120km).
On the way stop for sightseeing spots like Tashi View Point, Kabi Lungtsok, Naga Waterfall and The Confluence of Lachen Chu & Lachung Chu at Chungthang.
Lunch will be taken at Namok (A Wayside Inn). The whole journey takes about 6-7 hours drive. By evening you reach at Lachen and your trip for the first day ends.
Day 4 Lachen to Thangu & Chopta Valley. Excursion and transfer to Lachung
After lunch, visit the Lachen Monastery and start your journey to Lachung via Chungthang. Visit the Bhim Nala Waterfalls and reach Lachung by late afternoon.
Have early breakfast (At times Packed breakfast) and leave for Thangu Village (4100m / 13450ft), a remote high altitude village of Tibetan Nomads & Chopta Valley on your way to the Gurudongmar Lake.
Thangu valley occupies a very broad valley at the junction of Thangu Chu, Chopta Chu, & Lassur Chu. It is situated at an altitude of 14000ft.
Lachung is yet another remote high altitude village of Tibetan and Bhutia people in North Sikkim with towering rocky snow peaks, vibrant rhododendron valley, lush green yak pastures, perennial waterfalls and hot springs. This place is the base for exploring alpine valley of Yumthang and Yumesamdong close to the Tibetan plateau.
Evening is free at leisure and overnight stay would be at Lachung.
Day 5 Lachung To Gangtok
After breakfast leave for Gangtok. On the way stop between Singhik, Mangan and if the weather is clear you may get to see the Khangchendzonga Range. This location offers a majestic view of Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru, Mt. Simvo, Mt. Jopuno, Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Siniolchu.
After lunch at Namok, visit Phodong Monastery on the way. Your tour ends upon return to Gangtok.
Day 6 Gangtok Full Day Local Sightseeing
After Breakfast, we set off for the local sightseeing of Gangtok covering Shanti View Point, Do-Drul Chorten, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom and Flower Show.
The Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa) is one of the most important stupas of Sikkim and is built by the head of the Nyingma order- Trullshi Rimpoche in 1945. It contains rare details of Dorji Phupa, Holy Books, Mantras and is encircled by 108 prayer wheels.
The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology built in 1958 in traditional style, a renowned worldwide centre for the study of the Mahayana Buddhist philosophy & religion, a treasure house of rare Thankas, statues, over 200 Buddhist icons and prized objects of art. Thereafter visit the Rumtek Monastry. In the evening, relax & refresh yourself & explore the city. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 7 Gangtok to NJP/Bagdogra
The last day of your tour is to relax and soak in the memories of the tour. Morning is free for packing & at appropriate time we transfer you to NJP Station or Bagdogra airport for your onward journey.
Tour ends with sweet memories.
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