2N GANGTOK 1N LACHEN 1N LACHUNG 1N MANGAN
Gangtok, Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous 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.
Lachen, Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is located at an elevation of 2,750 metres. The name Lachen means “big pass”. The town is being promoted as a tourist destination by the Sikkimese government. The town forms the base to the Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake.
Lachung, Lachung is a mountain village close to the Tibetan border, in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. It’s divided by the Lachung River. The village is home to the 19th-century Buddhist Lachung Monastery, surrounded by apple orchards. Nearby, the Yumthang Valley’s Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary protects many species of rhododendron. The valley is also known for its waterfalls, pine forests and hot springs.
Mangan, Mangan is the capital of the district of North Sikkim in the Indian state of Sikkim. The town is connected to the capital Gangtok by a metalled road. North Sikkim is the largest district of Sikkim in terms of area. The town lies in the geographic south of the district.
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DAY 01 TRANSFER FROM BAGDOGRA AIRPORT TO GANGTOK
On arrival at Bagdogra Airport , our representative will warmly welcome you and assist you to the vehicle for the further journey to Gangtok. Thereafter you will depart towards your dream destinations. Throughout your journey, you can enjoy the versatility in climate. Pleasant weather will win your heart completely. On the way, you will pass through beautiful natural heritage and most of this entire journey offers magnificent views of the mountains, valleys and village life, the forest, waterfalls and hills covered with gardens. Till you reach your destination you will get to see the immense beauty of nature and you will be having a very peaceful journey.
On arrival Check-in to hotel then after checking in to your hotel and after freshening up you can have a hearty meal and roam around MG Marg.
Overnight stay at Gangtok.
DAY 02 FULL DAY EXCURSION TO TSOMGO LAKE AND BABA MANDIR AND TRANSFER (NATHULLA OPTIONAL)
After a heavy breakfast, we take you to the famous Tsomgo Lake at 12000 ft (3600M). We start around 8.30 AM in the morning from the hotel. You have the whole day to enjoy the snow and Yak ride at the scenic high altitude alpine lake near Indo-Tibet border. The 1 km long and 15m deep lake is considered sacred to the local people. The pristine clear water remains frozen during winter. Have fun with snow and enjoy an exciting Yak ride around the lake.
Tsomgo Lake, also known as Changu Lake is a glacial lake in Sikkim. The name Tsomgo means 'Source of water'. It's located 40kms from Gangtok town and leads all the way to Nathula Pass. This is one of the few high-altitude lakes in India. Prior to 1962, this was part of the old trade route between India and China. It takes about 2 hours by car from Gangtok to reach the lake along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the red panda and the blood pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees along the road - Situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet - The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep - Generally covered in snow for most of the year the year – This lake is home to the Brahminy ducks & many migratory birds – Enjoy playing in snow and Yak Ride. Proceed further to Legendary Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir (“Hero of Nathula '' An Indian soldier who was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra medal for his bravery and known for doing his duty still after death).. Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all. You can take a ride on colourfully adorned yaks and ponies. There is also a 957-meter long ropeway (cable car) that carries passengers from the lake to a hilltop nearby. You should reach Tsomgo Lake before noon because in the afternoon the weather here usually starts getting bad. Additionally, Nathula Pass (14,140 ft) which is the Indo Chinese border can be combined in this trip on request by the passengers at an extra cost.
Back to the Hotel at Gangtok for a late Lunch.
** Kindly note the following points regarding visit to Nathula**
1. Nathula permits are limited; hence it is NOT a guaranteed trip.
2. If permits are issued, the additional cost to be paid by the passengers is approx. Rs. 3000 - Rs. 4000 per vehicle.
3. Nathula visit cost has not been included in this package.
4. If you have breathing problems, you are advised to consult a doctor before visiting these places (particularly Nathula) because of low oxygen at such high altitudes. Portable oxygen cylinders are available at Medical shops in Gangtok.
In the evening, return from Tsomgo Lake to Gangtok.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Gangtok.
DAY 03 TRANSFER FROM GANGTOK TO LACHEN AND ON THE WAY SIGHTSEEING (KALAPATTHAR OPTIONAL)
After an early breakfast, we will proceed to Lachen.
Drive to Lachen (9500ft), a village surrounded by snow capped peaks and beautiful alpine meadows via Chungthang( is on the confluence of Lachen & lachung rivers) ,another quiet and picturesque hamlet on the higher Himalayas famous for its proximity to the Kanchenjunga National park,Chungthang is a sub-divisional town and the first entry point into alpine north; visit Tashi view point,seven sister falls, naga falls,lunch on the way
The route meanders through small villages with valleys upto forest grove of KabiLangchuk. Shinghik comes next with its promises of one of the most glorious views of Kanchenjunga. Situated at an altitude of over 4000ft, Singhik offers a desired break to the travellers on the way to Lachen. Visit Chungthang- the confluence of Lachen Chu and Lachun Chu (river) and Vimnala falls water falls on your way to Lachen.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen.
DAY 04 EXCURSION TO GURUDONGMAR LAKE & THEN TRANSFER FROM LACHEN TO LACHUNG
Early morning drive to Thangu Village (4100m / 13450ft), a remote high altitude village of Tibetan Nomads and also proceed further to Chopta Valley (4000m / 13124ft) to get some breathtaking views of alpine valleys of frozen rivers. From Chopta Valley, drive for another 30kms in 1.5hr to Gurudongmar Lake (5225m / 17143ft) close to Tibet Border, the one of the highest and biggest freshwater lakes in Sikkim and back to Lachen for a late lunch. Check out from Lachen and drive further to Lachung via Chungthang. En route visit Chungthang confluence of Lachen Chu and Lachun Chu and Vimnala WaterFalls. Lachung is another remote high altitude village of Tibetan and Bhutia people in North Sikkim with towering rocky snow peaks, vibrant rhododendron valley, lush green yak pastures, perennial waterfalls, hot springs and the base for exploring alpine valley of Yumthang and Yumesamdong close to the Tibetan plateau.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachung.
DAY 05 EXCURSION TO YUMTHANG & THEN TRANSFER BACK TO MANGAN (ZERO POINT OPTIONAL)
Early morning drive to Yumthang Valley, an alpine flower valley in North Sikkim. Enjoy the scenic landscape and hot springs. The valley is covered with snow during January to March & with rhododendrons during April & May. Enroute visit Sulphur Hot Spring having medicinal values.
Please note: A drive further for 30kms to Yumesamdong (4725m / 15503ft) or Zero Point close to Tibet Border, one of the highest motorable roads in Sikkim is NOT included in this package and has additional charges which needs to be paid on prior notice.
Lunch at a hotel in Lachung. After lunch, visit the Handicraft Centre & Lachung Monastery. Later drive back to Gangtok. In the evening arrive at Gangtok and check into the hotel.
Overnight at a Hotel in Mangan.
DAY 06 MANGAN DAY LEISURE
Today enjoy your day at Mangan in the laps of mountains and valleys . Enjoy the local village life and local food and on top of that the scenic beauty of obbeat locations in mangan .
Overnight Stay at Mangan.
DAY 07 MANGAN TO SILIGURI
Early morning after breakfast transfer towards Siliguri for onward journey.