Sikkim Alpine Tour

North Sikkim is the home of high passes, glaciers, lakes and of course. Mt Siniolchu, the prettiest of all the Himalayan peaks, where the land is full of legends, folklore and myths. Tsangu Lake the alpine Lake at an elevation of 3780 meters, situated at a distance of 38 Kilometers from Gangtok is oval in shape, fifteen meters deep and considered sacred by the people and remains frozen during winter months. Place is the home for Red Panda, along with various species of birds. Variety of flowers in bloom can be seen during May and August.

Season: March to May and September to November
Duration: 08 Days and 07 Nights
 Places Covered: Tsangu Lake and North Sikkim

Trip Details

What is Included:

• Service of English speaking guides, arrival and departure transfer, vehicles, full tour services.

• All prevailing taxes like luxury taxes and boarding taxes and meals in all hotels.

• Road taxes, toll taxes, driver’s allowances, parking etc.

• Boarding and meals with breakfast, lunch and dinners at luxury hotels while during the tour. While during trek boarding and meals in camps and mountain lodges. All the meals include breakfast lunch and dinner.

What is not included:

• Any items of personal nature like walking sticks, clothings, sleeping bags, prescribed medicines, alcoholic drinks, phone calls, laundry, additional meals, passport and visas, flight and airport charges, excess baggage, insurances, vaccinations, inner line permits or special permits.

SIKKIM ALPINE TOUR  Duration: 08 Days 07 Nights

Day 01: Bagdogra – Gangtok (1780 meters)
Arrival at Bagdogra and then drive to Gangtok, the Capital of Sikkim. Transfer to your hotel. (Overnight stay in Gangtok)
Day 02:

Sightseeing around the place
Starting early in the morning we proceed towards Rumtek Dharma Chakra (Rumtek Monastery). On the way back, we visit; Botanical Garden, Shanti View Point, Chorten Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Flower Show, Ganesh Tok, Tashi View Point, and Himalayan Zoological Park. We also visit Enchey Monastery an important seat of then Nyingmapa Order, built nearly 200 years ago on a site blessed by Lama Druptok Karpo a tantric monk known for his power of flying. (Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Day 03:

Visit Tsangu Lake (3780 meters)
Morning drive to Tsangu Lake located at a distance of about 38 kilometers from Gangtok at an altitude of 3780 meters, which is oval in shape and one kilometer long. Lake remains frozen during winter. Variety of flowers bloom in the region. Drive back to Gangtok. (Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Day 04:

Gangtok – Lachen (2750 meters)
Drive from Gangtok to Lachen, a village offering panoramic view of the surrounding hills and country side. Lachen stands on a grassy and bush flat from the periphery of which rises the pine clad mountains with their snowy peaks and black cliffs. The village comprises of barely 150 houses
earlier inhabited only during winters by their owners who spend the summers on the alpine pastures along Tibet border tendingto their yaks. Sightseeing round the place.(Overnight stay in Lachen)

Day 05:

Lachen – Lachung (2700 meters)
We proceed our morning drive towards Lachung. We go through Chopta Valley and Thangu. Thangu is a village at an altitude of 14,000 feet which is about three hours drive from Lachen. It is the place for acclimatization before proceeding towards Gurudongmar Lake, Muguthang or Cho-Lhamu. Variety of alpine flowers bloom in Chopta Valley and Thangu. Lachung is a unique village with its self governing body called D-Zumsa which substitutes Panchayat. Place is a gateway to
Yumthang Valley at a distance of 25 kilometers. (Overnight stay in Lachung)

Day 06:

Yumthang, Yumesamdong and back
Drive to Yumthang which is at an altitude of 11,800 feet and popularly known as the “valley of flowers”. This place is a paradise for nature lovers which offers fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty, This valley is the home for Shingbha Rhododendron Sanctuary with 24 species of Rhododendrons. A hot spring at the right side offers the spectacular view with the vast spread of green meadow and forest dressed in pine and silver fir trees. We proceed further upto
Yumesamdong at an altitude of 16,000 feet, which also offers the breathtaking scenario. We drive back to Lachung. (Overnight stay in Lachung)

Day 07: Lachung – Gangtok
We drive back to Gangtok. On the way we visit Phodong Monastery and Labrang Monastery. Phodong Monastery is one of the six major monasteries in Sikkim. (Overnight stay in Lachung)
Day 08: Gangtok – Bagdogra
Drive to Bagdogra for your journey back home.

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