Visit Pelling Gangtok Lachung, 08 Nights/09 Days

Package Code KTT-03
Package Name Visit Pelling Gangtok Lachung
Duration 08 Nights/09 Days
Includes Sightseeing, Accommodation, Transfers, Meals

Daywise Tour Itinerary

On arrival at IXB / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, you will be met by our driver who will transfer you to Pelling (125 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs). Check in and over night at Hotel.

After breakfast we for a full day sightseeing of Pelling (5840 Ft / 1780 Mts, 35 Kms) on way panoramic sightseeing of Rabdantse Ruins, Pemayangste monastery , Darap Village, Rimbi Water fall, Kanchenzonga falls , 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 Back to Pelling and Overnight at Hotel.

After breakfast, transfer to Gangtok via Namchi sightseeing

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.

SAMDRUPTSE

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 breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Baba Mandir & 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. (Incase of Land slide or any reason Tshangu Lake is closed we will provided alternate sightseeing).

 ABOUT NATHULA

Nathula trip varies from month to month. Organising the permit at the last moment is not possible & a clear window of 72 Hrs with proper documents is required to process the permit. Nathula permit gets confirmed a day prior OR on the day of journey (depending on the working of the permit issuing office) & it is subjected to permit availability as it is allotted as per lottery. Nathula is closed on Monday & Tuesday for tourist.  To process the permit we would require 04 Passport Size Photograph & photo proof identity card such as Voter Id / Passport / Driving License. Pan card & Adhar card is not accepted as identity proof by authorities. There is no refund, in case the permit is confirmed by Sikkim tourism & due to whatsoever reason (Land slide, Heavy rain fall, VIP Movement, Health issue etc) one is not able to visit.

Nathula(14140 Ft / 4310 Mts / 20 Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) is an Indo China border, controlled by the Indian Army & is situated approx 20 Kms ahead of Tshangu Lake at an height of 14140 Ft / 4310. The journey to Nathula & Baba Mandir is same up to 16 Kms. At this point the right arm of the “V” which is 4 Kms takes one to Baba Mandir & left arm of the “V” which is 4 Kms takes one to Nathula.

Pick from Gangtok Hotel around 9.00am and transfer to Lachung  (125 Kms / 05 -6 hours). On the way visit the seven Sisters waterfall.

Early morning proceed on a half day excursion to Yumthang Valley (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms / 01 ½ Hrs one way). On the way visit the Hot Spring and Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary. From there,

Yumthang is a lush green valley surrounded by snow peaks on all sides where the tree line ends. While on your way, you would be driving across the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary which has more than 120 species of Rhododendron trees and is also the home to the endemic Rhododendron Niveum, the State Tree of Sikkim.

Transfer to Gangtok. Arrival at Gangtok and rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel at Gangtok.

Go for a full day sightseeing covering Ganesh Tok, Tashi view Point , Hanuman Tok , Rumtek Monastery, Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom, Flower Show. Overnight at Hotel. ( Helicopter ride can be arranged , it will be subject to availability at the time of booking).

After breakfast, you will be driven to Bagdogra Airport at Siliguri  (112 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs) for your onwards connection / journey.


Inclusions

  • Accommodations
  • Daily breakfasts at Gangtok
  • Daily Breakfasts & dinners at Pelling
  • All meals while at North Sikkim 
  • GST
  • Transfers as per the itinerary in an Innova/ Xylo/ Scorpio
  • Tsongo Passes + permits
  • North Sikkim passes & permits

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), porterage.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Travel Insurance.

HOTELS USED

The 108 Retreat at Pelling or similar

The Tateng Retreat at Gangtok or similar

The Golden Fish at Lachung or similar

The Tateng Retreat at Gangtok or similar


TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • 100% advance payment to be made for tour and hotels’ confirmation.
  • The firm is responsible for only those services which are charged from the guest.
  • Check in and Check out Timing of the Hotel will be according to the timing of the respective Hotels.
  • The firm is not responsible for compensating any loss or additional cost incurred by the guest while taking the tour.

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  • Avoid Littering, bring all your garbage back and dispose it at proper place.
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  • Use public sanitation facilities while travelling and set a good example.
  • Please do not pluck flowers / plants, leave as it is for others to see.
  • Obtain proper entry permits, and know the regulation of the area you will visit.
  • Take pictures of clean Sikkim and share your fond memories with others
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  • Please support our concern for the environment and local conservation initiatives.
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