North Sikkim is much popular in comparison with other districts. It comes in the seventh number of least population districts. The beauty of north Sikkim consists of lakes, rivers, mountain ranges, valleys, striking villages, and ancient monasteries. Without exploring the places of north Sikkim your tour is incomplete. Most of the areas are restricted; you can’t visit without Sikkim tour operators
The destination of north Sikkim which is visited by tourist are as follows
Lachen– It is situated at an altitude of 8500 feet and 107 km away from the Gangtok. Lachen attracts every type of tourists such as who loves peace, honeymoon couples, adventure, and nature lovers. It is the main source of North Sikkim packages.
Lachung– It is a very small town, but famous for its waterfalls, magnetic view of nature with snow-clad mountains. You can find trees of apricot, peaches, and apple, it is known for their handicraft items.
Yumthang Valley– It offers an eye-candy view of hills with dense forests. The different varieties of flowers, waterfalls, hot sulfur water spring and Teesta River attracts everybody.
Gurudongmar Lake– It is a high altitude lake of 17100ft, which is 190 km from the capital of Sikkim. The bordering village of this lake is Thangu. This village is restricted to foreign tourists.
The other places of North Sikkim are Cholamu lake, Chopta valley, Crow’s Lake, Mt Katao, and Chungthang. To explore most of the places you need to book at least the north Sikkim trip for 4 days.
On arrival at Bagdogra airport / New Jalpaiguri Rly. Station you will be received by our representative, who will be waiting for a warm welcome just outside of the airport (customs area)/ Rly. Station by your nameplate /your referral and proceed for Darjeeling (7,200 ft. / 95 km / 4 hours), The Queen of Hill’s. Arrivals at Darjeeling check in at your hotel. Evening free for walk in the Mall, where you will get curio and handicraft shop Overnight halt.
Early morning get ready for an exciting excursion tour to Tiger Hill (8,500 ft), the famous sunrise point in eastern Himalaya and get the breathtaking view of the changing colour reflection over the Mt. Khnagchendzonga peak and en route back to hotel visit Batasia Loop ,this is a war memorial also visit Ghoom Monastery ,one of the oldest monastery
Darjeeling Sightseeing Tour ( 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM )
After Refreshment proceed for Himalayan Mountneening Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tenzing rock, Tibetan refugee self- help centre (closed on Sunday), Happy valley tea garden, Japanese temple & Peace pagoda.
Today after breakfast proceed for Gangtok (5500ft. /124 km. /4 hours), the capital city of Sikkim state (Sikkim is the 23rd.state of India) which also known as most peaceful & beautiful state in India. On arrival at Gangtok check in into your hotel. Overnight stay.
After breakfast departure for Lachung (8610 ft./135km/6 hours), it has been described as the ‘most picturesque village of Sikkim’ by Joseph Dalton in his ‘Himalayan Journal’ (1855), situated in North Sikkim. Lachung is a exquisite valley town resplendent in its crown of snowcapped mountain, breathtaking waterfalls and sparkling streams. Arrival at lachung checks in at hotel. Overnight halt.
After early breakfast drive up for Yumthang valley (11,800 ft./24 km / 2 hours) excursion tour. Yumthang, where the tree line ends and the rhododendron groves cover the landscape in a surreal shade.Yumthang also called the valley of flowers as in spring wild alpine flowers carpet the land. Yumthang is also known for its hot spring, which have healing medicinal properties .Back to Lachung and Departure for Lachen (9,500 ft/135 km/6 hours).On arrival check in at hotel .Overnight halt.
Just start to drive up for a unforgettable excursion tour to Gurudongmar Lake (17,200 ft. /56 kms.)-a sacred lake, the waters are believed to possess the miraculous powers of granting issues to barren couples. The lake freezes during the winter except at one spot believed to be specially blessed by Guru Rimpoche. Back to lachen and drive down to Gangtok.
Today drive up for a memorable excursion tour to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft. /39 km), this is one of the highest altitude Himalayan Lake. Most beautiful this oval shape lake almost 1 km long with its average depth 50 ft and situated in east Sikkim Himalaya. Again drive up for Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial (13,000 ft/15 km/30 minute). Back to Gangtok and evening free for M.G Marg. the popular shopping area in Gangtok. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Today is the farewell day of your magnificent tour so do spare few minute of your valuable time and write to tell us how much you enjoyed the tour. Today with many wonderful memories drive down to Bagdogra airport / New Jalpaiguri Rly. Station (124 km/ 4 hours) for Delhi or Onward Destination.