Sikkim Road Trip

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About

Travelers embarking on a journey of Sikkim discover a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty. The panoramic perfection of the snow-capped Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna make it a holiday that is at once fascinating and challenging.

The crowning glory of Sikkim is Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world. With magnificent snow and ice scenery, it is often regarded as the undisputed monarch among the peaks of the world. But for the Sikkimese Khangchendzonga is much more than a mountain and is revered as the abode of their guardian deity Dzo-nga.


Short Itinerary

Bagdogra / NJP to Gangtok ( 125 Kms,5 hrs)

Gangtok to Lachen (107 kms, 6 Hrs)

Lachen to Gurudongmar. Overnight at Lachung

Lachung to Yumthang Valley - Zero Point - Hold at Dzongu

Dzongu local Experiences

Dzongu to Gangtok (70 Kms)

Gangtok to Gnathang (65 Kms)

Gnathang to Aritar (72 KMs)

Aritar to Bagdogra / NJP

package details

Location

:

Gangtok

State

:

Sikkim

No. of Days

:

9

Mode Of Transport

:

Xylo / Innova

Meals Included

:

Yes

Type Of Stay

:

Hotel And Homestay

Start/End Location

:

Bagdogra to Bagdogra

Trip Type

:

Adventure

Altitude

:

5340 mts

Route Plan

:

Bagdogra- Gangtok- Lachen - Lachung- Dzoungu - Gnathang -Aritar

Best Time to Visit

:

April to June

Cost

:

22500 /-

(GST @ 5% Extra)

Day 1
Bagdogra / NJP to Gangtok ( 125 Kms,5 hrs)

On arrival at Bagdogra airport or NJP, meet our representative and other group members. After the initial introduction, we start our journey to Gangtok.

Hotel Check-in Gangtok. Evening at Leisure. Introduction with the group, cafe hopping, market walks will be the flavour of the evening.

Night Stay in Gangtok.

Day 2
Gangtok to Lachen (107 kms, 6 Hrs)

After Breakfast at the hotel, we start early for Lachen.

Our next 4 days will be in North Sikkim, which boasts of its immense natural beauty, the largest variety of flora and fauna.The traditional law of Zumsa in still prevalent in Lachen and Lachung. North Sikkim provides a truly natural feel of the Himalayas and offers a perfect blend of nature, culture and religion.

Night Stay at Lachen

Day 3
Lachen to Gurudongmar. Overnight at Lachung

After breakfast at the stay, we start our journey to Gurudongmar Lake. Gurudongmar lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and is at an altitude of 5430 mts , the lake is named after the founder of Tibetan Buddhism - Guru Padmasambhava—also known as Guru Rinpoche.

Later drive towards Lachung. Dinner and Night Stay at Lachung

Day 4
Lachung to Yumthang Valley - Zero Point - Hold at Dzongu

After breakfast at the stay, we start our drive towards Yumthang Valley. Yumthang Valley known for stunning views of snow mountains and rivers is also known as Sikkim Valley of flowers. At an altitude of 3500 mts it is home to many beautiful Himalayan Flowers.

Drive further to Zero Point, which is the last outpost. Return to Dzongu.

Dinner and Night Stay at Dzongu

Day 5
Dzongu local Experiences

Dzongu local experiences. Experience the warmth of Lepcha hospitality in their homeland. Riverside camp+fishing, jungle cookout. Short escorted walks.

Night Stay at Dzongu

Day 6
Dzongu to Gangtok (70 Kms)

After breakfast, we start our return journey from Dzongu to Gangtok.

Evening at Leisure. Cafe Hopping and Shopping as per the group.

Night Stay at Gangtok 

Day 7
Gangtok to Gnathang (65 Kms)

Gangtok to Gnathang valley. 

After an early breakfast, we start for  Ganthang Valley (Zuluk), via Tsangu lake and Baba Mandir.

Overnight stay and Dinner Gnathang or Padamchen

 

*The roads are narrow and due to traffic it usually takes a lot more time

Day 8
Gnathang to Aritar (72 KMs)

Go for an early morning walk in the valley. After breakfast, we visit Gnathang war memorial and proceed further to the famous loops in the Old Silk Route.

Reach Aritar by lunch in the afternoon. Evening at leisure. Group activity.

Dinner and Night stay at Aritar

Day 9
Aritar to Bagdogra / NJP

We start our last day of the trip after breakfast at the stay and drop the guests at Bagdogra / NJP

Travel from Bagdogra to Bagdogra

Twin sharing stay 

Meal: Gangtok (Breakfast), Aritar MAP (Breakfast & Dinner), Rest all Days AP (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Permits

GST

Meals apart from one mentioned in the plan

Entry fees

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Thermals (Upper & Lower)

Clothes

Socks

Undergarments

Gloves

Slippers

Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

Hats/Caps

Daypack

Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)

First Aid Kit

Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

Sun Glasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Power bank

Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

Raincoat

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion

Permits will be required for this trip, so you will have to send us your photo id and carry 6 passport size photographs.

Cost is Per Person 

Max Group size will be 12 members and Min 6

 

Gangtok stay at The Mazong Hotel

Gnathang stay at a homestay

Homestays in Dzongu

Simple standard hotels at Lachen+Lachung

*Driving to Zero Point depends on weather and road conditions