Heritage and Nature Tour - 13 Days

13 Days and 12 Nights

SEASON: March to May and September to November.
DURATION:13 Days and 12 Nights
PLACES COVERED: Various places of Sikkim


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.

HERITAGE AND NATURE TOUR Duration: 13 Days 12 Nights

Day 01: Bagdogra – Yuksom (1780 meters)
Arrival at Bagdogra and then drive to Yuksom the first Historic capital of Sikkim. According to historical records, the first King (Chogyal) was coronated by three Tibetan Buddhist.monks here at a place called Norbugang, where one can still see the stone seats and footprints of the Head Monk. (Overnight stay in Yuksom)

Day 02: Sightseeing around the place
Shortly after breakfast ; we go to visit Dubdi Buddhist Monastery and Coronation Throne. Dudbi Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim which was presumably build in 1700 A.D. Coronation Throne is the place where first King (Chogyal) of Sikkim was coronated. After lunch ; we drive towards Tashiding to visit Tashiding Monastery, which is famous for its Bhumchu festival, celebrated with devotees coming from far and near to get the blessing of the holy water. We drive back to Yuksom. (Overnight stay in Yuksom)

Day 03: Yuksom – Pelling (2000 meters)
We drive to Pelling via Khecheopalri Lake, which is considered a holy lake by both Hindus and Buddhist. (Overnight stay in Pelling)

Day 04: Sightseeing around the place
Shortly after breakfast we go to visit Sangacholing Monastery situated on a ridge. The monastery was built on 1697 A.D. and is considered one of the oldest in Sikkim. After Lunch at Hotel, we go to visit Pemayangste Monastery and Rabdentse Ruins. Pemayangtse Monastery was founded in 1705 A.D. Rabdentse Ruins was the second capital of Sikkim. (Overnight stay in Pelling)

Day 05: Pelling – Rabongla
We drive towards Rabongla. We visit Bon Monastery and Ralong Monastery. (Overnight stay in Rabongla)

Day 06:Rabongla – Gangtok
We drive towards Gangtok the present capital of Sikkim. On the way we visit Temi Tea Garden, only a tea garden in Sikkim. We also visit Samdruptse which means the “Wish Fulfilling Hills”, on which stands a 135 feet statue of Guru Padmasambhava. (Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Day 7: Sightseeing around the place
Starting early in the morning we proceed towards Rumtek Dharma Chakra (Rumtek Monastery). We visit Botanical Garden, Shanti View Point, Chorten Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Flower Show, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Tashi View Point and Himalayan Zoological Park.We also visit Enchey Monastery an important seat of the 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 08: 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 09: Gangtok – Lachen (2750 meters)
Drive from Gangtok to Lachen, a village offering panoramic view of the surrounding hills and country side. (Overnight stay in Lachen)

Day 10: 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.
Lachung is Unique with its self govering body called D-Zumsa which substitutes Panchayat. A gateway to Yumthang Valley at a distance of 25 kilometers. (Overnight stay in Lachung)

Day 11: Visit 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 12: 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 Gangtok)

Day 13:Gangtok – Bagdogra
Drive to Bagdogra for your journey back home.