Sikkim - North : 5Nights/6Days

  • Mountain
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Drive / Car
  • Altitude
  • Photography

Destination

Gangtok – Lachen - Gurudongmar Lake – Yumthang Valley - Lachung

Trip at a Glance

The trip will start and end at NJP / Bagdogra Airport.
The trip can be done by a single individual, couple, family and group of friends.
The entire trip will be done on vehicle and hotel accommodation will be provided.


Activities and Highlights

Visit the Tsomgo Lake, which is also a glacial lake at an elevation of 3,753 m (12,313 ft). This lake remains frozen during the winter season. The lake surface reflects colours with change of seasons.
Visit Baba Mandir on your way to Nathu La.
Visit the Yumthang Valley or Sikkim Valley of Flowers sanctuary, which is a nature sanctuary with river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim district of Sikkim state in India.
Lachung, a picturesque mountain village at a height of 8610 ft, embraced by snow capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards.
Visit Gurudongmar Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world and in India, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft (5,430 m).

Sikkim, a princely state of India, is described as a paradise full of warm-hearted people and fascinating destination within the lofty mountains. It is a home to many hot springs that serve as natural spas have strong curative powers. It had its own mountain kingdom till 1975 and founded by Namgal dynasty in 17th century.
Sikkim impresses tourists with a scenic view of chains of mountains and lush greenery. Also called Valley of Flowers, it also homes Buddhist monasteries.
Adventure is an indispensable part of Sikkim tourism that reflects the uniqueness of these unparalleled destinations and is often preferred by tourists those who enjoy trekking, camping and mountaineering.

Day 01: Bagdogra Airport / NJP to Gangtok : 124kms | 3 – 4 hours

Guest pickup will be done from NJP or Bagdogra Airport.
You will be driven to Gangtok by car.
Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 02: Gangtok full day sightseeing

Start for a Full day city tour covering, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh TOK, Bagthang waterfalls, Bon jhakri waterfalls, Tashi view point Cottage Industry, Dro-drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Flower show, Ropeway and Handicraft Centre.
Evening is free for visiting market.
Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 03: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir : 55kms | 3 hours

After breakfast start for an excursion to Changu Lake (12,400 ft.) (12,00 ft.) . This serene lake is situated at an altitude of 12,000 ft on the Gangtok Nathu La highway. The lake is oval in shape, 15 meters deep and is considered sacred by the local people. It is also a home of brahminy ducks. It's cool, placid water harmonizes with the scenic beauty around.
Evening is free to roam around M G Road (Mall)/local Shopping at Gangtok. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Optional: Nathu La pass is subject to permit system & Need to pay extra payment on the spot.

Day 04: Gangtok to Lachung : 110kms | 6 - 7 hours

Your tour to North Sikkim starts today. Have breakfast and proceed to Lachung . Visit Tashi View Point on the way for panoramic view of the snow peaks.
As the journey continues from Gangtok, the route meanders through small villages flanked by fields and valleys until it hits the forest grove of Kabi Langchuk. Shinghik comes next with its promises of one of the most glorious views of Kunchanjungha. Situated at an altitude of over 4000ft Singhik offers a desired break to the travelers on the way to Lachen or Lachung for the magnificent view of Kunchenjungha. We will have our lunch on the way.
Visit Chungthang- the confluence of Lachen Chu and Lachun Chu (river) and Vimnala falls water falls on your way to Lachung.
Reach Lachung in the afternoon.
Check in at your Hotel and enjoy your free evening.
Overnight stay at Lachung.

Day 05: Lachung to Yumthang to Gangtok : 135kms | 7 – 8 hours

Today morning we take you to Yumthang (24kms) – the valley of flowers at 12000ft (3600M). The journey from Lachung to Yumthang offers an unforgettable virgin landscape covered with rhododendron bushes and 108 other types of Orchids which bloom in different colours from April to May. The entire area goes under snow during November to March.
The hot springs and mesmerizing scene with yaks grazing on flower - carpeted meadows on the backdrop of snow-peaks are the added attractions.
Spend some spellbound time at the valley and return to Lachung.
Lunch at Hotel. After Lunch back to Gangtok. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Optional: You can visit Zero point with an additional cost.

Day 06: Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport / NJP Drop : 124kms | 4 hours

Start your journey towards NJP / Bagdogra after bidding farewell to the mountains.

Hotel accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis depending on the packages chosen.

Inclusions

All transits to and from NJP/ Bagdogra.
Hotel as per the packages choose.
All hotels will booked in CP basis.
All necessary permit cost.
Driver allowances & Car parking fees.

Exclusions

Airfare & Train cost.
Travel insurance.
Personnel expenses-Lunch & Dinner, alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephonic calls, Tips & Gratitude, etc.
Natural calamities expenses incurred if any.

Required Documents
It is mandatory to carry original & Photocopy of an identity proof and two copies of recent passport size photograph.
The travelers need to consult a doctor.
You are advised to carry the following items:
Windproof Jackets.
Pullovers / Sweatshirts.
Warmers / Thermals.
Woolen caps, mufflers, gloves and socks.
Hand Sanitizer.

What is the style of accommodation provided?

Hotel accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis depending on the packages chosen.

What will be the transport provided?

Transport will vary depending on the team size and packages chosen. For a team size of 4 people, Sedan will be provided. For a team size of 10 or more people, Innova, Tata Sumo or similar transport will be arranged.

Will there be snow on this trip?

Yes, you will find snow if you are visiting in winter. Apart from that, you might encounter snow, if you are visiting zero point.

Who will be with us for the trek from Ghumakkad?

Ghumakkad’s representative will be there with you during the trip. If it’s a group of 15 or more people, then there will be a senior trip lead to accompany you.

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