Sikkim is one of India's smallest states. It actually ranks as more of a region than a state, but still enjoys a great deal of autonomy from the rest of the country. This northeastern area is outfitted with dense forests, snow-peaked mountains and some stunning holy shrines like Pemayangtse to see while you're there. Sikkim ushers in the highest point in India: Kangchenjunga peaks at an impressive 8,586m!
- 13th to 18th Feb 2022
Day wise Itinerary:
Day One: Arrive in Bagdogra - Gangtok
Arrival at (IXB) Bagdogra, our representative will take you to Gangtok. On
arrival at the Gangtok hotel check in and relax. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day Two: Gangtok
After breakfast move for Gangtok local sightseeing which includes Tashi
Viewpoint, Ganesh Tok, Bakthang Waterfall, Tibetology, Dudrol Choten,
Ropway, Flower Show, Hanuman Tok, Plant Park Buddies Monastery, etc.
Evening around 5 pm return to the hotel. Overnight at Gangtok
Highlights: Tashi Viewpoint, Ganesh Tok, Bakthang Waterfall, Tibetology,
Dudrol Choten, Ropway, Flower Show, Hanuman Tok, and Plant Park Buddies Monastery.
Day Three: Gangtok – Tsomgo Lake - Gangtok
After making permits move to Tsomgo Lake is situated at a height of 12,400
feet featuring exceptional views and plaid waters. However, Baba Mandir is a
temple dedicated to Major Baba Harbhajan Singh who sacrificed his life for the
nation. Return to Gangtok. Overnight at Gangtok.
Highlights: Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, and Nathula Pass.
Day Four: Gangtok - Lachen
After making permits move to Lachen on the way visit Butterfly Waterfall,
Singhik Viewpoints, Naga Waterfall, Testa Riverview, Meyong Khola Point.
Overnight at Lachen
Highlights: Butterfly Waterfall, Singhik Viewpoints, Naga Waterfall, Testa
Riverview, Meyong Khola Point.
Day Five: Lachen – Gurudongmar – Lachen - Lachung
Early morning around 5am drive to Gurudongmar lake via Chopta valley,
Thang valley and Kalapathar. Revel in the dazzling environs surrounding the
lake and click numerous pictures with your better half. Return to your hotel in
the afternoon and after indulging in a luscious specialty of Lachen, checkout
from the hotel, and proceed to Lachung. Upon reaching Lachung, check in to
your hotel. Overnight at Lachung.
Highlights: Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Thang Valley, and Kalapathar.
Day Six: Lachung – Yumthang Valley - Gangtok
Early morning 6 am drive to proceed to the lovely "Valley of Flowers"- the
Yumthang Valley. Here you would likewise be visiting the Singba
Rhododendron Sanctuary. While on your way back, make a visit to the
Yumthang Hot Spring and Zero point. Later, drive to Gangtok. Overnight at Gangtok.
Highlights: Yumthang Valley, Hot Spring, and Zero Point.
Day Seven: Gangtok – Bagdogra Airport
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Bagdogra airport. Here
your trips come to an end with lots of happy and cheerful memories.
What is included in the tour
- 3-star category accommodation on double sharing
- Daily breakfast and dinner at the hotel
- All transfer and sightseeing by the Innova car
- All necessary permits, taxes, toll, fuels, parking, and driver allowance.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Airline tickets
- Meals not mentioned under inclusions
- Nathula Pass, Zero Point and Kalapathar permits are subject to
- Any personal expenses like laundry, telephone bills, tips etc.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc.
to be borne by the client directly on the spot
- Travel Insurance
Any other item which is not specified under cost inclusions.
- 2/3-liter water bottle
- Masks and sanitizer
- Hiking/ trekking shoes
- Lip balm
- Woolen socks, Woolen cap, Muffler
- Sweatshirt, Jacket
- Woolen gloves
- Toilet paper
- Extra camera batteries / Portable Charger
- Personal first aid kit and personal medicines
- Identity proof
- Face Wash
- Body Soap
- Vaccine Certificate of 2 Doses Completed / RT-PCR Certificate in case of 1 Dose completed
In case you need to cancel your plans for the trip due to avoidable/unavoidable reasons, please do notify us via email.
The cancellation charges will be as follows:
- 60 to 46 days prior to the date of departure: 20% of the tour cost
- 45 to 16 days prior to the date of departure: 30% of the tour cost
- 15 to 8 days prior to the date of departure: 50% of the tour cost
- Less than 7 days prior to the date of departure: No refund
- No show No Refund
- Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation
- Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation
Q) How to reach Sikkim?
A) Most people coming to Sikkim prefer to fly.There are very few trains that come here and if there are any they are not daily. Most people use buses to get around but it is more expensive than the other ways of traveling.
Reach Sikkim by Flight
The nearest airport to Gangtok is Bagdogra Airport (IXB).This airport is known as the Siliguri Airport.It's about 120 KM from Bagdogra Airport and will take over 4 hours driving on the road due to it being in the mountains.Sikkim has its own airport as well, which is only 30 KM away from Gangtok. Its name is Pakyong Airport ,but this airport has very little connectivity of flights with major cities like Delhi, Kolkata ,Mumbai ,Bangalore ,etc.
Q) Why do Indian citizens need permits to visit Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake and other protected areas of Sikkim?
A) Due to the fact that Nathula and Gurudongmar lake are close to the international border of China,Bhutan and Nepal Tourists from all over the world need permits to visit these areas.
Q) Can I drive by my private car?
A) Sikkim is the most uncompetitive market to enter.They not allow private vehicles on public roads located in protected areas of their state.
Q) What is the best season to visit Sikkim?
A) The best time to visit Sikkim is from March to June and from October to December
Summer: April to June ( Best season to visit Sikkim)
Q) How many minimum days are required to explore Sikkim?
A) There are many fantastical destinations in Sikkim that attract tourists from afar: Gangtok, Lachen, Lachun,Yumthang Valley,Nathula Pass,Gurudongmar, Namchi and Pelling to name but a few. You’re bound to get lost in the sheer beauty of these destinations and can easily spend at least 8-10 days exploring each location. North Sikkim is very famous amongst tourists because it takes a minimum of 6 days to cover all the famous locales.
Q) What is the local food of Sikkim?
A) Sikkim cuisine is a pure blend of Tibetan,Nepalese,and native Sikkimese food. The Sikkimese people are fond of rice as their main food.Some famous dishes include momos (dumplings),thukpa Tibetan noodle soup),gundruk (leafy dish),sha phaley, ,gundruk (leafy dish),sha phaley, Pork curry, Chhurpi –a fermented dairy product, Ring shaped Nepalese bread and Sishnu Soup.
Q) What is Sikkim famous for?
A) Sikkim is known for its peaceful nature, simplicity and pleasant climate throughout the year.Sikkim is famous for Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world at 8586m, beside this it offers a tremendous variety of plants and wildlife with a diverse mix of rich culture and traditions. Apart from this Sikkim has been blessed with verdant valleys,refreshing air, serene ambiance and snow-clad peaks.
Q) Is Jio network available in Sikkim?
A) Jio works well in Sikkim. In areas where Jio is supported you will get 4G internet connectivity and a calling network.
P.S. There is no network connectivity at Changu Lake and Nathula Pass.
Q) Do we need Passport for Sikkim
A) Passport is not necessary for Indian nationals to visit Sikkim. If a person has a voter ID card or driving license then they can get the required permits.