Into the Wild – Gangtok, Lachen, Lachung, Pelling & Darjeeling

Gangtok is the capital of the northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.

Not to be confused with Pellinki, an island in Finland. Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m. The town is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing.

Darjeeling is a town in India’s West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It’s famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.

Lachung is a town and hill station in northeast Sikkim, India. It is located in the North Sikkim district near the border with Tibet.

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Day 01: NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Gangtok (120 kms in 4-5 hrs)

Meeting & Greeting on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Gangtok (5,480 ft.), Capital of Sikkim. On arrival check in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 02: Excursion to Changu Lake & Baba Mandir

After breakfast start for an excursion to Changu Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms from Gangtok city each way (Starts 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM). Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Optional tour to Nathula Pass (Alt 14000Ft.) on China Border can also be arranged (Except Mon, Tue) for Indian Nationals only at an additional cost.

Day 03: Gangtok – Lachen (125 kms / 6 hrs)

After breakfast pick up from hotel & transfer to Lachen (9,285 ft.). Enroute visit Singhik View point, Seven Sister Water Fall, Naga Water Fall, and reach Lachen by evening. Dinner & Overnight stay at Lachen.

Day 04: Lachen – Chopta Valley – Gurudongmar Lake – Lachung

Early Morning drive to Chopta Valley (13,225 ft.) & Gurudongmar Lake (17,175 ft.). Back to hotel and after Lunch transfer to Lachung (8,175 ft). Reach Lachung by evening. Dinner & Overnight stay at Lachung.

Day 05: Lachung – Yumthang Valley Excursion

After breakfast drive to Yumthang Valley Known as Valley of Flowers (11,910 ft.). On the way back, visit Hot Spring considered to have medicinal properties. Back to resort. Overnight stay at Lachung.

Optional Yumesamdong Valley or Zero Point (Alt 15700 ft.) for Indian tourists only at an additional cost.

Day 06: Lachung – Gangtok (120 kms / 6 hrs)

After breakfast departure for Gangtok, en-route witness the wonderful Bheema & Twin water falls. On arrival at Gangtok check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 07: Gangtok Local Sightseeing – Pelling (117 Kms / 5 hrs)

This morning (Starts 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM) for a half day trip of Gangtok city covering Banjhakri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology. Afternoon transfer to Pelling (6,100 ft.). On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Pelling.

Day 08: Pelling Sightseeing

After breakfast start for full day sightseeing (Starts 8:30 AM – 4: 30 PM) visit Darap village, Kanchenjunga waterfalls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi water Falls & Khecheopalri Lake. After lunch visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Halipad Ground and Bird Sanctuary . Overnight stay at Pelling.

Day 09: Pelling – Darjeeling (80 kms /4 hrs)

This morning after breakfast transfer to Darjeeling (6,710 ft.), Enjoy scenic beauty of Rangeet River Valley on the way. On arrival check-in to your hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 10: Darjeeling Sightseeing

Early Morning at 4:00 am drive to Tiger hill to watch the sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outerview) and Japanese Temple (4 hrs from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs). Evening free for shopping & leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 11: Darjeeling – NJP Rly Station / IXB airport (98 kms / 3 hrs)

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey, Tour ends.

Inclusions

Additional Information

Per person rates (in Rs.) – applicable on 2 persons staying together sharing the same room
Service Tax extra (as applicable)
Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal)
The package does not include guide services. These can be availed at an additional cost
Package rates are subject to change without prior notice
The package cannot be combined with any other offer
Refund on cancellation depends upon concerned hotel’s cancellation policy
The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals, long weekends and New Year
ATP reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.

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