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The Best of Gangtok 4.5

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Soaring Himalayan peaks, serene glacial lakes, high mountain passes and a salubrious weather is what defines the beautiful hill resort of Gangtok, which proudly sits as the capital of North East Indian state of Sikkim. The little town is counted amongst the most peaceful holiday destinations in India and calls for uncountable tourists every year, who specially travel here looking for immense quiet and solitude, away from the humdrums of chaotic city lives. For nature lovers, the tiny hamlet is no less than a paradise and leaves them entranced with unmatched vistas of nature at every twist and turn; be it the mystical beauty of the third highest mountain peak in the world, ‘Mt. Kanchenjunga’, the hypnotizing spectacle of the ever-alluring ‘Banjhakri Falls’ or the sheer wilderness of the second highest mountain pass in the world, ‘Nathu La’, one is sure to be taken in complete awe of a rustic scenery here in no time and would return back home with a magnetizing panorama etched in his memory forever.

For those holidaying in Gangtok and looking for an adrenaline pumping trekking adventure, the town has a lot to offer to such sorts too; the ‘Dzongri Trail’, considered to be the most captivating trails in the region traverses through thick forests of the ‘Kanchenjunga National Park’ and leaves every thrill seeker with heart-pounding moments of a sudden surprise rendezvous with a snow leopard or a red panda. Besides, ‘Versey Trek’ and ‘Tholung Trek’ are also worth venturing and provides one with an opportunity to explore remote Himalayan culture along with nature photography and bird watching. For those looking forward to indulge into an adventure activity other than trekking, Gangtok does not leave them disappointed too; paragliding, parasailing, mountain biking and river rafting are as popular and provide every adventure junkie with much required dose of fun, thrill and excitement.Gangtok also has in its store, something for spirituality seekers; the little town houses a number of colourful and vibrant monasteries which count amongst popular tourist attractions of the place and leave every visitor with a divine experience unprecedented; some of the monasteries which warrant a visit by every traveller include the spectacular ‘Pemayangtse Monastery’, the ancient ‘Rumtek Monastery’ and the ever-famous ‘Enchey Monastery’. For those travelling to Gangtok with a sole purpose to soak in spiritual vibes of the city and get a deeper insight into its colourful and vivacious culture, must plan a trip during the famous ‘Gangtok Food and Cultural Festival’ which is held in December every year.

Organized by the Sikkim State Tourism Department, it makes for a great venue to witness beautiful folk art of North East India, admire the artistic skills of the state’s brilliant craftsmen and off-course, relish the region’s most exotic cuisine. Unlike many other Himalayan hill stations, Gangtok offers an eclectic nightlife with its popular MG Road dotted with a number of happening restaurants, pubs and casinos that open till 11 in the night. One can drop in at any of these restaurants and pubs after the sunset and chill with a glass of beer, delicious Sikkimese food and a foot-thumping music. The place is great for shopaholics too; with shops open till late in the evening, it gives them that extra time to stuff their bags with Tibetan handicrafts, woollens and tea products, which are considered some of the great buys from Gangtok.

While travelling to Sikkim makes for an ultimate delight for every travel enthusiast, be informed that the state is banned from all forms of tobacco; smoking here is an illegal offense. Also, Sikkim is one of the cleanest in India; MG Road in Gangtok is recognized as India’s first litter and spit free zone. Unlike other states in the country, it is completely plastic free and littering or spitting here count among punishable offenses. So, when roaming around the streets of Gangtok, make sure you adhere to these rules and regulations, else you may find yourself in a big hassle.Just in case, you are fascinated by Gangtok’s widespread offerings and are looking for a holiday package for this quaint little hill town of Sikkim, we are offering our customers with rewarding package deals at most discounted rates. Ones interested in these deals, are most welcome to contact our tour representatives by either calling them or getting in touch through email. Not to explicitly mention, with an experience in the travel industry for more than a decade, you can trust us for providing best of the services, be it accommodation arrangements, hotel picks and drops, organizing sightseeing tours or arranging trekking and biking excursions. With our tour packages, tourists also need not worry on arranging tour permits and permissions; our staff well takes care of such needs and does their best in making our guests’ vacation experience most extraordinary.

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Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 Gangtok sightseeing

    Get all set for a city tour of Gangtok including Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom- established in the year 1957, it is the promoter, manufacturer and seller of Sikkim's crafts and handlooms; Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology- one of the world's most famous institutes on Tibetan language and culture, also housing a museum and a library; Do Drul Chorten- this gigantic white color stupa, which is marked by a golden top; Enchey Monastery- around 200 years old, this monastery was founded in 1909 and belongs to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism, White Hall- this 2-storied building in British architecture has historical value, was constructed in 1932 and Flower Show- an exhibition center with Blue Venda Orchids, Celosia, Chrysanthemum, Paps and other flower varieties on display . If time and energy permits, you can enjoy a leisure walk at the M G Road.Stay overnight in Gangtok.

  • Day : 2 Gangtok-Lachung (119 km)

    Post breakfast, you leave for Lachung, lying at an altitude of 8600 feet above the sea level. Enroute, halt at some nice locations such as Tashi Viewpoint- offering a breathtaking view of the snow-clad Kanchenjunga peak, Kabi Longstok- a historical town, Naga Waterfalls- a lovely waterfall that offers a panoramic view of the surrounding snow-clad peaks, the meeting point of Lachen Chu and Lachung Chu in Chungthang, and Bhim Nala Waterfall- another popular waterfall with tranquil surroundings. Stop of lunch on the way and later continue for Lachung. The road journey is going to an unforgeable experience. On arrival, check- in at a hotel. The remaining day is for exploring this lovely hill town that is popular for sparkling waterfalls, nice scenic views, apple orchards and Lachung Monastery.Overnight stay at Lachung.

  • Day : 3 Lachung-Yumthang (sightseeing) - Lachung

    Have your breakfast and begin driving towards Yumthang, perched at an elevation of 11800 feet above the sea level, for an excursion. En route, halt at the well-known hot spring with water having curative properties for skin diseases. A beautiful valley that is close to Lachung Chu, Yumthang is enclosed by snow-capped peaks. During spring, colorful Rhododendrons, Alpine and Primulae flowers make the valley even more enchanting. A sheet of white snow covers Yumthang in winter season with surrounding mountains, adding to its beauty. Spend half day here. Back to Lachung for lunch, followed by sightseeing including Lachung Monastery- an ancient Nyingma Buddhist monastery, it was founded way back in the year 1880; Cottage Industry and then the Waterfalls with lush and pristine surroundings. In the evening, you can explore the surroundings on your own.Dinner and overnight stay at Lachung.

  • Day : 4 Lachung–Gangtok (125 km)

    After breakfast on the 4th day of the tour, leave for Gangtok in the morning. On the way, halt at Singhik and Mangan – two beautiful towns with lovely views. If the weather is clear, you can enjoy amazing views of various Himalayan peaks such as Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Pandim, Mt Kabru, Mt Simvo, Mt Jopuno, Mt Khanchendzonga and Mt Siniolchu. Do not forget to click photographs here. After arrival in Gangtok, check into a hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own. In the evening, you can indulge in shopping at the M G Road.Stay overnight in Gangtok.

  • Day : 5 Departure from Gangtok

    Today is the last day, after breakfast, get an assisted transfer to Siliguri - New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) for your onward journey.

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