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Spread below the Mt. Kanchanjunga (8534 m), the third highest mountain in the world and revered by the Sikkimese as their protective Deity, Sikkim shares her borders with Tibet in the north; Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west and state of Bengal in the south. Kanchanjunga's five snowy peaks soar high above the Himalayan landscape of Sikkim, sometimes wrapped in mists and wreathed in clouds, sometimes blazing while against a brilliant blue sky. Below Sikkim unfolds its magic and its charm : a garden state with rich green tropical forests; brilliant birds and butterflies; an amazing variety of orchids, rhododendrons and wild flowers; rushing tumbling streams and torrents; and endless vistas of snow-crowned peaks. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, 1600 metres above the sea level is a picturesque town which cascades down the mountain side from a ridge 1520 mts. high. Gangtok means the Lofty Hill, which has grown into a busy, bustling city with pagoda style houses, painted turquoise roofs and colourful people. Famous for its Royal Chapel, The Institute of Tibetology, Orchid Sanctuary, Gangtok is more popularly known for Rhumtek Monastery, an exact replica of the monastery of Chhofuk in Tibet.


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Trek Facts

Country: India

Grade: Moderate

Area: Darjeeling

Group Size: 1/ 20 pax

Activities: Tour

Total Duration: 07 days

Season: Mar - May, Sep - Dec

Altitudes: 2590m

 

Day 01: Arrival - Gangtok:
Pick up from Bhudrapur airport/Badogra / NJP Station. Meet the guide at the airport. Meet the guide at the airport and drive to Gangtok. (126 km / 05 hrs.). Overnight hotel.

Day 02: Gangtok: 
Early morning sightseeing of Rumtek Monastery-the principal seat of Karma pa out of Tibet and the largest one in Sikkim, and go to Kanchejunga View Point, Drul-Chorten , Sikkim Research Institute of Tibet logy, handicraft centers and check in hotel at Gangtok.. Evening Free to explore Gangtok.

Day 03: Gangtok - Lachung: 
Departure from Gangtok in the morning for Lachung-North Sikkim. Lunch will be served on the way. Places of interest on the way are Tashi View Point, the historic Kabi Lungtsok, Phodong Monastery. Arrive Lachung. (Drive 123 kms/6 hrs). O/N at Lachung.

Day 04: Lachung - Gangtok: 
After breakfast drive to Yumthang Valley -the valley of flowers (1200ft.) through yak-graded meadows, carpeted with Primulas, lined by Rhododendrons and waterfalls. Visit the Hot spring. Back to Lachung. After lunch visit Lachung monastery, cottage industry of walk to explore Lachung Village. After lunch drive to Gangtok. Arrive Gangtok. Check in hotel.

Day 05: Gangtok - Darjeeling: 
Drive to Darjeeling -the British developed hill resort , producer of world famous tea. (115 kms / 04 hrs).Evening free to explore the town. Overnight hotel.

Day 06: Sightseeing of Darjeeling: 
Early morning tour to Tiger Hill (at around 4 am) to view sunrise over mighty Kanchenjunga. The view is splendid on clear weather day. On the way back, take a look at Ghoom Monastery and the Batasia Loop. Afternoon visit to Himalayan Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Gumbu Rock site and Tibetan Refugee self-help (Closed on Sunday) Center Tea Estate. Overnight hotel.

Day 07: Darjeeling - Departure: 
Early morning, drive to your destination either Bagdogra Airport/NJP Station! Trips ends!

 

 

 

 

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