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Sikkim & Darjeeling Package Tour - 13 Days

The trip begins by airways from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. Then we make our most fascinating trip to explore around Sikkim and Darjelling. Then, we fly back to Kathmandu again from Bhadrapur. This is truly the trip of a lifetime with stunning scenery and cultural, historical highlights.

Sikkim is an amazing place of hidden valleys, my stical monasteries, snow-fed Lakes and a mountain setting covered with flowers and forests. It provides the feel of a Himalayan land. Sikkim is a state of India’ which is crammed in between Tibet (China) to the north, Bhutan to the east and the India state of West Bengal to the south. Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepali people are the residence of the place. Residential area provides a colorful composite of cultures. The Third highest Peak in the World, Mt- Kanchenjunga at an altitude of 8,586m. Is reversed as Sikkim’s guardian deity. For this tour, we fly to Bhadrapur and continue drive to Sikkim. We then continue excursion around Gangtok, Pelling and Darjeeling. Finally, our trip finishes with exploring tea garden and fantastic mountain vews from Darjeeling.


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All Tour Package offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.


(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)

Day 1
Day 01: Arrived in Kathmandu, transfer to Boudha Green hotel.

Day 2
Day 02: Fly to Bhadrapur and scenic driv to Gangtok, transfer to hotel.

Day 3
Day 03: Whole day sight seeing of Gangtok.

Visit Institute of Handloom and handicraft- tour around the museum, sale centre of Sikkimese Handicraft further drive to Flower show centre which houses varieties of flowers and other ornamental plants. Visit Tashi View Point – avail good view of Mount Kanchendzonga- third highest peak in the world also seen are the sister peaks in the range. Ganesh Tok a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh provides good view of Mountain Range and Gangtok town as well. Banjhakri falls where shamanist statues are in its art form. Pal Zurmang Kagyud Monastery in Lingdom has a beautiful Buddhist design. Chorten stupa, Institute of Tibetology educates hundreds of monks, centre too has a museum to show case Sikkimese art and culture. Near by take a ride on a Ropeway which provides good view of canyon with river running through , located 24 km off Gangtok, Rumtek Monastery built in the year 1959 is one of the biggest monasteries in Sikkim. Evening rest.

Day 4
Day 04: Day trip to Tsomgo- Drive to Tsomgo lake,

Has different charm as the lake is situated at 12,400 feet where as Gangtok is at 5,500 feet. Change of vegetation altitudinal varieties is a must to observe. Lake is regarded as sacred as the meaning itself speaks of the head of the lake. Through a winding road with rhododendron bushes and shrubs and specially during the winter season- carpeted by snow, arrive at Nathula after 14 kms. Nathula (14600 feet ) is Indi-Chinese picket and only pass to cross over to Tibet. 3 kms of drive through a beautiful landscape, arrive at Babamandir (13000 feet ) , Baba Harbhajan Sahib Mandir is a wishful temple , people offer prayers and seek fulfillment of wishes. Later return to Gangtok. Nathula is confirmation is on the availability of permit.

Day 5
Day 05: Gangtok drive to Lachen, 128 kms ,6 hours drive.

Lachen: 8838 feet , Enroute visit Seven sister falls and stop over at Singhik Kanchendzong View Point. Lachen a tribal village is one of the remotest place of Sikkim. Snow clad peaks overlook the village. Lachen experience heavy snow fall during winter and it is the gateway to Gurudogmar Lake (17,300 feet , Chopta Valley).

Day 6
Day 06: Lachen drive to Thangu for about 19 km.

3 km off the road visit Chopta Valley which provides a good view of Serpentine river at the backdrop snow clad mountain peaks. Futher drive to Gurudogmar Lake: 17,300 feet high 33 kms, one way. Lake is bluish in colour, at the backdrop mountain peaks covered pop out in a majestic scale. It is heaven on earth. Later return to Lachen, lunch further drive to Lachung for 2 hours, 54km.

Day 7
Day 07: Early morning drive to Yumthang.

valley covered with snow clad mountain with large number of species of Rhododendrons and varieties of Primula Flowers. They bloom during spring and the summer. Further drive to Yumesamdong (15000 feet ) or locally known as zero point of 26 kms. Drive through a hilly- winding road arrive at Yumesamdong where there is a hot spring and the mountains are crystal clear. In most of the time Yumesamdong has snow in abundance. Yumesamdong is optional tour, payment has to be done to driver directly which comes to Rs. 2500/per car, Later return to Lachung.

Day 8
Day 08: Lachung drive back to Gangtok, 126 kms, 6 hours.

Day 9
Day 09: Gangtok drive Pelling 125 kms, 5 hours.

Drive through paddy field, forest cover and tea garden, enroute visit Siddheswar Temple at Namchi later drive to Rabongla and visit Buddha Park. Siddheswar Temple at Namchi is the replicas of four dhamas spread across Indian Himalayas and Nepal. Buddha park at Rabongla has a tall statue of Buddha in a beautiful and serene environment. Further drive to Pelling. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 10
Day 10: Gangtok to Pelling.

Provides an excellent view of Kanchendzong range during autumn and winter. Rabdentse is the second capital of erstwhile Kingdom of Sikkim which was established soon after consecration of First King at Yuksom and till the Year 1840 A.D the king of Sikkim ruled from this place. Today, the ruins lie hidden from the main road at a walking distance. Sanga- choling Monastery- built in 1697 A.D. is situated on a ridge above Pelling and the famous Pemayangtse Monastery is one of the oldest Monasteries. Sinchor bridge is said to be one of the highest bridges in India. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins further drive to Khechuperi lake 24 kms off Pelling. The shape pf lake is in Buddha’ food. Lake is covered with deep forest. It is one of the sacred lake of Sikkim. Enroute come across Kanchenjunga Water Falls, later also visit Famrong Waterfalls. When time permit, also visit Sinchore bridge near Dentam. Bridge is one of the highest in Asia. Later return to Pelling Transfer to Hotel.

Day 11
Day 11: Pelling to Darjelling , 97 kms, 5 hours.

Darjeeling sightseeing Early morning around 4:00 am drive to Tiger hill to view the sunrise over Mount Kanchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world, later also visit Ghoom Monastery and halt at Batasia Loop. Ater the breakfast- continue with the sightseeing of P.N.Zoological Park, Himalayan (closed on Thursday ), Mountaineering Institute, (Closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee self- help centre (Sunday closed), Japanese Temple, Tea garden, Evening free. Chowrastra, good place to hand out.

Day 12
Day 12: Drive to Bhadrapur via Bagdogra and fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to Boudha Green hotel.

Day 13
Day 13: Trensfer to airport, Departure to your own destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
  • Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel accommodation, meals, Full Board, in Sikkim - darjeeling,
  • Domestic airfer (from Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu).
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending point.
  • Necessary permit fees for sites and manument entry fee.
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local guide
  • India visa fees and visa processing assistance.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals at Kathmandu.
  • Your international airfare.
  • Nepal visa
  • Personal expenses.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.
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Frequently asked Questions.

How can I go to Sikkim?

Travel to Sikkim by train is possible by getting to major railway heads near Gangtok- New Jalpaiguri (188 km) and Siliguri (145 km). And another option would be taking a flight from Kathmandu via Bhadrapur to our destination. You can further board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Sikkim.

Which is the best month to visit Sikkim?

The best time to visit Sikkim is either between March and May or October and mid-December. Best season to visit and see the blooming natural beauty in Gangtok is spring in between from March to May. Autumn, on the other hand, brings the clear view of Himalayan Range.

Do you need permit to visit Sikkim?

Permits required to visit Sikkim. … And therefore all foreign nationals require Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit any part of Sikkim including Gangtok. This permit is also popularly known as Inner Line Permit (ILP).

Is Sikkim safe for tourists?

Sikkim is one of the safest and peaceful places in India and beautiful as well. You can travel here with no worries because law and order is very strict here in sikkim.

For what Sikkim is famous?

Sikkim is the most favorite place to recharge and rejuvenate your mind and body amidst the tranquility and beauty of the Himalayan Mountains. Along with the rich biodiversity to explore in the Himalayan state of India, the Sikkim is also the home to famous pilgrim destinations for the Buddhism and Hinduism followers.

Which part of Sikkim is best?

25 Best Places/ Parts To Visit In Sikkim
• Tsomgo Lake. Image Source. …
• Yuksom. Yuksom is an old historic town, which is considered to be amongst the best places to visit in West Sikkim bestowed with natural beauty and uninterrupted trail for trekkers. …
• Nathula Pass. Image Source. …
• Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley. Image Source. …
• Ravangla. …
• Namchi. …
• Zuluk. …
• Teesta River.

How can I go to Sikkim by flight?

By Air. For those wondering how to reach Sikkim by air, there is no airport in Sikkim itself so you will have to travel to the nearest airport in Bagdogra in West Bengal. This airport is about 124 kilometers from Gangtok and it takes about 5 hours from Bagdogra by buses or cabs. And another option would be taking a flight from Kathmandu via Bhadrapur to our destination.

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