Lachen and Lachung in Sikkim
05 nights/06 days
Day 01: Arrival at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction)-Gangtok (135 km/3.5-4 hrs)
Upon arrival guest will be received by our representative at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction). Transfer to Gangtok. A perfect destination for tourist in search of enchantment, tranquility, trekking or any other adventure, the land of monastery, mystic rituals / festivals at an elevation of 1,437 meters / 4,715 feet is the most often visited spot of India for its rare Orchids and Butterflies. Upon arrival hotel check in and later free time to explore the M G Marg / Local Market. Overnight stay at Gangtok
Day 02: North Sikkim Tour
Early morning breakfast vehicle will report for North Sikkim with permit. Drive to Lachen. Chungthang is nearly 96 kilometers from Gangtok and on the way stop at Chungthang or Miyang Chu for Lunch. Continue your drive for 29 kilometers from Chungthang to reach Lachen. Upon reaching Lachung at evening witness the view of the snowcapped peaks, the Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Gurudongmar, Thangu, Chopta Valley and Green Lake are the major attractions of the region. The town still untouched by many is a hidden paradise from the outside. The infrastructure is not good due to the remoteness and the snowfall and also due to plenty of Rainfall in monsoon. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Evening at leisure and or visit to the Lachen Monastery and visit the Lepcha Tribal Village and explore their routings. Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen.
Day 03: Gurudongmar Lake visit and Transfer to Lachung
After an early morning breakfast next destination will be Lachen-Thangu-Chopta Valley- Gurudongmar Lake –Lachen. After driving of about 55 kms stop for for permit to be signed and entered for Gurudongmar Lake which will take around 3 hour. The valley is at an altitude of around 15 800 feet from where the Lachen Chu originates is regardd as the holy Lake and is one of the most sacred place of worship for the Buddhist. The Lake gets frozen during winter barring a stretch which remains as water even at – 20°C. The region is generally covered with snow from December to April - This is a stretch of cold desert till Tibet. We will have lunch at Lachen while returning. After Lunch drive back to Lachung for overnight stay.
Day 04: Yumthang Valley Excursion- one way 25 kms
After an early breakfast or one can have packed breakfast on the way to Yumthang. It is approximately 25 kilometers and the drive is through scenic route. Yumthang Valley is situated at an altitude of nearly 12000 feet and is known as the Valley of Flowers because during spring and autumn the valley is covered with flowering Rhododendrons all around the forested area. It is said that Yumthang is the summer grazing ground of the Yaks & winter playgrounds of Yetis. On the way back visit Hot Spring with medicinal properties due to the high Sulphur content. After visiting return back to hotel for lunch. Afternoon free to stroll around Lachung village and Monastery. Overnight stay at Lachung
Day 05: Transfer from Lachung to Gangtok (125 kms/6 hrs)
Wake up early morning and visit to in and around the village witness the routine of the villagers. Return to your hotel after wash-n-change breakfast and leave for Gangtok. Enroute view of Singhik View point, Seven Sisters Water Falls, Naga Water Falls. Reach Gangtok by late afternoon. Evening free to stroll around M G Road. Overnight stay at Hotel at Gangtok
Day 06: Departure to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) - Drive to Siliguri, on the way to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) (130 kilometers, 4 ½ - 5 hours)
Morning after breakfast you will be transfered to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - The drive is through hills and with scenic beauty – Stoppage at Rangpo / Chitrey or Melli for a cup of Tea is advisable if time permits.