While most of the state is commercialised, West Sikkim has still kept its rich culture and heritage alive. Sikkim is one of the prominent destination for travel enthusiasts because of Himalayas, gorging waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, monasteries, flora and fauna. Not to forget the authentic momos and sumptuous thupka.
Gangtok on the other hand, the capital of Sikkim and Tibetan Buddhist centre, is situated at an altitude of 5500 feet above sea level and on the eastern Himalayan range. The view of Kanchenjunga from Gangtok is awe-inspiring.
Drop to Bagdogra Airport is at 1 PM, please book your departure flight/train accordingly.
Places covered: Namchi, Pelling and Gangtok
Schedule: 8 Days/7 Nights
Day 1: Transfer to Namchi from Bagdogra airport by taxi
Day 2: Namchi to Pelling via Rawangla- visit Buddha Park
Day 3: Pelling - Kanchenjunga Falls and Khecheopalri Lake
Day 4: Pelling - Sing-Shoe bridge, Rabdentse Ruins and Pemayangtse Monastery
Day 5: Pelling to Gangtok- on the way visit Rumtek monastery
Day 6: Gangtok- sight-seeing
Day 7: Gangtok- Changu Lake, Nathu La Pass
Day 8: Return- Drop to Bagdogra airport
Pick up from Bagdogra airport at 1 PM and reach Namchi via taxi. Enter the most beautiful state of India – ‘Sikkim’. We start this memorable trip in a musical way. Once we reach our hotel in Namchi after some rest its the time for Karaoke!!! We sing our heart out with our local host- ‘Minu’.
Day 2: Namchi to Pelling
After breakfast, let’s start our journey. Visit Char Dham in Namchi and Buddha park in Rawangla. With a breathtak-ing backdrop of Himalayan peaks, this gigantic, 41m-tall Buddha statue contains holy relics from 11 countries. After lunch at a local place in Rawangla, take the mesmerising route to Pelling, appreciating the beauty of this natural wonder.
Day 3: Pelling- Kanchenjunga falls and Khecheopalri Lake
This day we visit the majestic Kanchenjunga Falls and Khecheopalri Lake. A quiet and serene pathway takes you through sometimes steep and winding roads of the hills. If weather permits, we will trek up to a hidden, untouched and pure waterfall which we discovered on our last trip and named it ‘Pawan Falls’ after the guy who helped us in finding it. In case the weather is not good for this trek, we will visit a local NGO and spend some quality time with these cute, naughty kids in the school.
Day 4: Pelling
Today, let’s head to Sing-Shore bridge. It’s the highest suspension bridge in Sikkim.The downward view from this bridge is overwhelming with the sight of beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking views of the green hillsides. Next on the list is the archaeological site- Rabdentse Ruins and Pemayangtse Monastery. In the evening, trek for around 3 km to see one of the most beautiful Monastery and astounding views of Pelling while trekking up.
Day 5: Pelling to Gangtok
This day we leave towards Gangtok. On the way let’s pay a visit to Rumtek Monastery. Rumtek is the largest monas-tery in Sikkim and was built-in the 16th century. Nestled amongst verdant mountains, distant snow peaks and flow-ing streams around it, you will see prayers underway with rows of monks sitting together, chanting the sacred Bud-dhist texts. In the evening, check out the famous MG Market and indulge in some local shopping.
Day 6: Gangtok
This day we do the local sight seeing of Gangtok. Visit Ganesh Tok, Himalayan Zoological park, Hanuman Tok, Bakthang Waterfalls, and Tashi view point. Once you are back from sight seeing, just walk around Gandhi Chowk and explore the local city on your own.
Day 7: Gangtok- Nathu La Pass and Changu Lake
Visit the beautiful and holy Tsomgo or Changu Lake which is just 5 Km from China border. Next stop is the mighty mountain pass of Nathu La and Baba Mandir. Nathu La pass is considered as one of the highest motor able moun-tain passes in the world.
Day 8: Return- Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport
Pack your bags, check out and with the truckload of awesome memories to relish for the rest of our lives and with some lifetime new traveller friends, today we say goodbye to beautiful Sikkim.
Till we meet again!
All sight seeing
Small trek to a hidden waterfall
Meals not mentioned
Travel/ Health Insurance
Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Somewhat long days
A good amount of walking
Early morning wake-ups and other similarly challenging scenarios.
Subject to Change
Travel sometimes involves unexpected situations so things might need to be re-arranged at times. However, it is important to remember that travel is all about the journey, and so even the unexpected situations we may face should be treated as part of the overall experience!
Single supplement is available on this trip at an extra cost of 10,000 INR.
50% refund on your booking amount if you cancel your participation before 30 days of the tour date.
25% refund on your booking amount if you cancel your participation before 15 days of the tour date.
No refund afterwards.
No show will be considered as cancelled from the participant end and no amount will be refunded.
Airport Road, Bagdogra, District Darjeeling, Siliguri, West Bengal 734421