|Package Name||Explore South West Sikkim|
|Duration||08 Nights/09 Days|
|Includes||Sightseeing, Accommodation, Transfers, Meals|
Pick-up from NJP/ Bagdogra . Our driver will pick you up to drive you to Namchi (South Sikkim ) The distance to be covered is about approximately 123 Kms .On the way we will make a stoppage at ‘Tarey Bhir”. Its about 18 Kms away from Namchi . ‘Bhir’ means’Cliff’ in local language. This cliff is an amazing point of attraction and looks like ‘Great Wall of China “. It’s a 3 kms long stone bridge , and from here you can view Sikkims mountain and villages It’s the only place from where Darjeeling , Kalimpong and Teesta river can be viewed in one sight .
You can also have some refreshments here and then proceed to Namchi which is about 18 Kms
Arrival at Namchi , check in to the hotel .
Overnight at Namchi.
After breakfast, we will do the following sightseeing in and around Namchi.
Namchi, meaning ‘Sky High’, nestled among the hills at an elevation of 4400 ft, commands a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains and vast stretches of valley. It is about 78 kms from Gangtok and 100 kms Siliguri. With important tourism projects down the line, Namchi is fast picking up us an important destination.
SIDDHESHVARA DHAM, SOLOPHOK
Located about 5 kms from Namchi on top of the Solophok Hill Siddheshvara Dham is a unique pilgrim Centre. The entire complex is divided into four main elements (1) A 108’ tall statue of lord Shiva with 12 jyotirlingas (2) Replicas of four Dham, Badrinath, jaganath and Dwarka dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Rameshwar to Lord Shiva (3) Sai Baba Temple and (4) Krateswar Statue Beside Nandi Bull, Sai Dwar, Sai Temple, Kirat Dwar Shiv Dwar all offer one platform for Guru Padmasambhava in the world.
72 kms from Gangtok near Namchi in South Sikkim is Samdruptse which means “The Wish Fulfilling Hill”. A 135 ft. state of Guru Padmasambhava is installed at the top of Samdruptse. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Laid Foundation stone of the statue on 22.10.1997. It is said to be the statue of Guru Padmasambhava in the world.
After Namchi sightseeing we will transfer you to Pelling. (Approximately 75 kms and takes about 2 and half hours)
Arrival Pelling and check in to the hotel.
Overnight at Pelling.
After breakfast we take you for a full day sightseeing of Pelling (5840 Ft / 1780 Mts, 35 Kms / 02 Hrs) on way panoramic sightseeing of Darap Village, Rimbi Water fall , Khecheopalri Lake (6000 Ft / 1829 Mts), it is one of the sacred Buddhist mountain lake and it is believed that whatever is wished in front of the lake comes true. Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird & Kanchanjunga Water fall.
Evening return to Pelling.
Overnight at Pelling.
After Breakfast, drive to Ravangla ( appox 50 kms and less than 2 hours )
Arrival Ravangla , Freshen up and then drive to Ralong monastery (13 kms), old and new and further 7 kms drive to Borong village and see the handmade paper factory, visit the outlet and see the handicrafts. You can buy handmade papers and items made out of it .They will also show you the age old tradition of making paper, which is an interesting process.
After late Breakfast , drive to Doling monastery and see the monastery and also the 7 mirror lake. Proceed to Mangbrue village and see the Mangbrue monastery and also the Bhutan gate.
From there move to Kewzing bazaar and cross it and reach the Rabdentse view point
Drive to Doling monastery and see the monastery and also the 7 mirror lake. Proceed to Mangbrue village and see the Mangbrue monastery and also the Bhutan gate.
From there move to Kewzing bazaar and cross it and reach the Rabdentse view point. Enjoy the view from Rabdenste view point.
We will organize packed lunch from the hotel to have a small picnic at the Rabdantse view point .So that you have a break and then replenish yourself for the sightseeing ahead.
After lunch visit Sarchogbephu holy cave .Proceed towards Legship on the Legshp – Jorethang road, reach Legship and visit the holy Kirateshwar Shiv mandir , it has an interesting story based on Arjun & Lord Shiva).
Return to the hotel after the mandir visit and reach by evening .
After reaching hotel, you can take a break for tea and snacks and leave for Buddha Park.
Enjoy night-lighting at Buddha Park and return to the hotel by 6.30 PM
Later in the evening, have dinner and go to bed.
Overnight at Ravangla.
Wake up early morning and after morning tea, drive on the eco-highway, going up to Sunrise Point and if possible see sunrise(depends on weather conditions and time taken by the guests early in the morning), drive back on the way stop at Rayong village, see the village drive back and reach hotel by 7.00 AM.
Come back to the hotel for Breakfast, after breakfast we will transfer you to Gangtok via the very scenic hills of Temi Tea Gardens.
Arrival Gangtok and check into the hotel.
Overnight at Gangtok.
Go for a full day sightseeing covering Rumtek Monastery, Jhakri Water Fall, Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom, Flower Show, Hanuman Tok, Tashi View point
OR one can go for paragliding , cycling and to Bustee farmhouse where you can relax by swimming or generally chilling by enjoying the way of a village life not too far away from Gangtok Town . Overnight at the Bustee farmhouse / Gangtok.
After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake - situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way, with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Back to Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to IXB airport to catch your onward flight.
Kava Suites at Namchi or similar
The 108 Retreat at Pelling or similar
The Tateng Retreat at Gangtok or similar
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