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5 Night 6 Days Gangtok Lachung Package

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This 5 nights and 6 days Gangtok and Lachung package starts from Gangtok, which is the capital city of the state of Sikkim. Imagine a city, amidst the backdrop of Himalayana mountains with a river flowing by and lush green forests adding to its beauty, that is Gangtok for you. Gangtok has many gems waiting to be discovered, one of them being Do-Drul Chorten. It is a stupa which is surrounded by 108 prayer wheels. According to the legends, this entire place was haunted by evil spirits and there were many fatalities due to this. A very respected and celebrated lama of Tibet Trulshig Rinpoche who followed the Nyingma order of Buddhism came to this place for hermitage and built this stupa in 1946 to drive away the spirits. 

Other places in Gangtok include Namgyal institute of Tibetology, which is a museum that documents the art, history, language and culture of the Tibetan community. Its library holds one of the largest collections of the Tibetan work in the world outside Tibet. Bakthang waterfall is a really unique waterfall, it's not at a great vertical height but its horizontal flow of water makes it really beautiful. In Sikkimese language ‘Bak’ means jungle and ‘Thang’ means meadow.

Ganesh Tok is a small temple which offers a panoramic view of Sikkim and you also might spot Khangchendzonga on a clear day.

Changu/Tsomgo Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district around 40kms from the capital Gangtok. It is one of the highest glacial lakes in the world with a height of almost 3,753 mts. This lake remains frozen for almost throughout the year. You can enjoy a Yak ride while here and there is also a Shiva Temple which is located here which is considered sacred by the locals. You can also try a local cable car ride here which will offer you a panoramic view of the lake and surroundings from a vantage point.

“Nathula pass” is a mountain pass which lies in the Eastern side of Sikkim surrounded by the mighty Himalayas. In Tibetan language, Nathu means “listening ears” and la means “pass”. It is located at an altitude of 14,140 feet above sea level which makes it one of the highest mountain passes in the world which is accessible to humans. The view is quite majestic as you would expect from a high mountain pass and the place is away from the hustle and bustle of the touristic places which makes it one of a kind experience. 

Lachung is a sleepy town and hill station located at an altitude of 9,600fts. Unlike Lachen, the word Lachung means, “small pass”. Joseph Dalton Hooker in his book, the “Himalayan Journal” described it as the “most picturesque village of Sikkim”. Lachung is less colder than Lachen and it is famous for some of the best Tibetan food in Sikkim. While in Lachung, you can visit Lachung Monastery which has ancient sculptures, wall murals and much more. You can also buy rugs, shawls and carpets made by the locals.

Yumthang Valley or Sikkim Valley of flowers sanctuary is surrounded by Himalayas located in the North Sikkim district located at an altitude of 11,693 fts. The river Teesta flows here and the valley has many hot springs and yaks. The best time to visit Yumthang valley is from Feb to June when there is flowering season and you can expect full bloom of flowers everywhere. In winters September to December is an ideal time to experience frozen lakes and snow capped peaks.

These places make up for a perfect tour in the little northeastern state of Sikkim. The best time to visit Sikkim would be in the months from April to June in summers. In summers, you can expect to see rhododendrons and orchids in full bloom in the valleys of Sikkim which makes for a really surreal experience. The summer months are really pleasant with temperatures ranging from 12 degrees centigrade to 28 degrees centigrade

During winter months, you can expect to see the mountains and valleys covered in snow, which make up for a beautiful experience.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok

2nd Day: Gangtok Local Sightseeing

3rd Day: Excursion to Changu / Tsomgo Lake (Nathula Optional)

4th Day: Transfer to Lachung

5th Day: Yumthang sightseeing and Transfer to Gangtok

6th Day: Departure transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB)

Price

Bagdogra/NJP to Bagdogra/NJP:

2 Members - Per Person Cost
Double Occupancy 30500 / Person
4 Members - Per Person Cost
Double Occupancy 23800 / Person
6 Members - Per Person Cost
Double Occupancy 19500 / Person

Itinerary (Bagdogra/NJP to Bagdogra/NJP)

  • 1

    1st Day : Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok

    You will be received by our official at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) – He will assist you for the forwarding journey to Gangtok (120 Kilometers, 4 hours) - A perfect destination for tourist in search of enchantment, tranquility, trekking or any other adventure. 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 - Check into the hotel - If time permits Gangtok Local Sightseeing (Optional) -  In the evening one is free to stroll around M.G.Marg or the local Market - Over night stay at Gangtok

  • 2

    2nd Day : Gangtok Local Sightseeing

    Early morning breakfast Gangtok local Sight Seeing will be as per the schedule of the guide – 5 to 6 points includes the following - Rumtek Monastery or Ranka Monastery one of the oldest and most beautiful monastery of India with Ban Jhagri Falls - Shanti View Point – Ban Jhagri Falls - Institute of Tibetology - Ganesh Tok - Tashi View Point – One can visit Rumtek Monastery with supplement cost ) - The visit to all these places are done with leisure and we advise our guest to follow - Evening one is free to stroll around - Over night stay at Gangtok.

  • 3

    3rd Day : Excursion to Changu / Tsomgo Lake (Nathula Optional)

    Early morning breakfast – Permits are made one day prior to visit - This is nearly 48 kilometers drive and takes nearly 2 hours - Visit to Tsomgo / Changu Lake and Baba Mandir, cool, serene water and the picturesque beauty – Tsomgo lake is one of the holy lake of the region - A temple of Lord Shiva is built on the lakeside - Primula flowers and other alpine plantation provide an immaculate beauty to this place - Till April it is full of snow and lay frozen – (Nathu La Pass visit has to be arranged the previous Night when Voters ID card will be asked for – Nathu La Pass once booked the amount is not refunded even if the trip get cancelled. The rest of the day is free - Evening, one is free to stroll around M G Road or the Local Market - Over night stay at Gangtok

  • 4

    4th Day : Transfer to Lachung

    Early morning breakfast - Drive to Lachung 35 kilometers from Chungthang – Lunch at Chungthang, 96 kilometers from Gangtok – Reach Lachung late afternoon / early evening - The snow capped peaks of the Himalayan range, the Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Yumthang, Katao and Yumeysomdong are the major attraction – It’s a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling mountains – In fact, from the village cradled between stern, tall rock faces standing like guards one can enjoy only the snow peaked hamlet – It almost like this town was hidden from the outside - Check into a hotel - Welcome Tea – Evening free to stroll and visit the Lepcha Village – Stroll to the local monastery is recommended to guest – Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel

  • 5

    5th Day : Yumthang sightseeing and Transfer to Gangtok

    Early morning breakfast – Visit to Yumthang i.e. 25 kilometers, 1 hour - A valley at an altitude of 11, 800 feet through which Lachung Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to April or even more is known as the valley of flowers - Back to hotel for lunch – Afternoon drive to Gangtok 130 Kilometers, 5 hours  - Evening one is free to stroll around M G Road and the local market - Over night stay at Gangtok

  • 6

    6th Day : Departure transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB)

    Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction)  - Nearly 135 kilometers  4  - 4 ½  hour’s drive – One can stop at Rangpo or Chitrey for tea / refreshment - Another stop at Coronation bridge if time permits - Guest are advised to start early and not to rush -  Transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) -

    Onward Journey

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Inclusions

Accommodation as mentioned above, inclusive of all taxes

Meal Plan: CP Plan (Breakfast Only) & in Lachung All Meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

A vehicle as per Itinerary (Wegon-R / Innova / Xylo / Sumo)

Toll taxes

Parking

Fuel charges 

Driver Allowences

Sightseeing as per Itinerary

Exclusions

5% GST

Train or Airfare

Personal Expenses like Entry charges, Telephone, Fax, Internet, Laundry, etc.

Any Extra Meals.

Extra Cost for Nathula Pass & Its Vehicle

Extra Cost for Zero Point

Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the tour itinerary.

Any entry fees for the museum, park, Jeep safari or anything else.

Room Heater Charges.

Insurance.

Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.

We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures (Strike, Hartal, Bandh) or any untoward incidents.

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date. Land Package only, flights as per the operator's cancellation policy

 59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost.

 44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

 29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

 15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

 7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Track Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

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