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Short North Sikkim Tour Packages- 4 Nights 5 Days
Places Covered: Gangtok - Lachen - Lachung
Day 01: Arrival New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport, transfer to Gangtok (125 Km / 4 Hours ) transfer to Gangtok. Check-in at the hotel and take your refreshment. You can spend rest of the day at leisure or you may go for local sightseeing. Let the excitement grow up for the next day tour. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Day 02: Drive to Lachen from Gangtok (118 Kilometer/ 6 Hours of Drive): Begin your next day with early morning breakfast in hotel. Check out and drive to Lachen. Lachen is a small hamlet in Sikkim nestled between the foothills of Himalayas. This beautiful journey passes through amazing seven sisters waterfall. Lunch will be offered at a local restaurant on the way itself. Check-in at the hotel after you reach Lachen late in the afternoon. The evening is free. Overnight stay in Lachen.
Day 03: Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Drive to Lachung (44 Kilometres/2 Hours of Drive): After breakfast at the hotel drive through snowcapped mountains and enjoy some stunning scenery as you arrive at the Gurudongmar Lake – the most sacred lake in North Sikkim. The lake is situated at the highest altitude (11,800 Feet). Come back to hotel, after taking refreshment check out from the hotel on time and leave for Lachung. Overnight stay in Lachung.
Day 04: Sight Seeing at Yumthang Valley & Drive to Gangtok (118 Kilometer/6 Hours of Drive): Start your day with the healthy breakfast in hotel and get ready for next scheduled drive towards Yumthang Valley situated at nearly at nearly 11,800 feet. Yumthang is a valley surrounded by towering snow covered mountains. The ethereal beauty is grace for all visitors. After your visit is concluded, return to your Lachung hotel for Lunch. Post lunch you will be driven back to Gangtok. You reach you hotel in the evening.
Day 05: Gangtok – New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / IXB airport (125 kms / 3 Hours Drive ): After breakfast check out from hotel on time & transfer to NJP (New Jalpaiguri Junction) Railway station / IXB (Bagdogra) Airport for your onward journey. With this your North Sikkim Tour Package ends.
Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lake in India, at an altitude of 16,900 ft is one of the most vsited place in North Sikkim Tour Packages. It is considered sacred by Buddhists, Sikhs and Hindus. The lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava. The lake is located 190 kilometres from Gangtok, and about 5 kilometres south of the China border. The nearest town to stay is Lachen. The lake can be reached by road from Lachen via Thangu. The road from Thangu to Gurudongmar passes through rugged terrain with high alpine vegetation covered with rhododendron trees. While Indian tourists are allowed to visit the lake, foreigners need a special permit. A legend related to the frozen condition of the lake is linked to the visit of Guru Padmasambhava to the lake, on his way back from Tibet. As the lake remained frozen most of the year & drinking water was short in nearby area, the people of the area appealed to Padmasambhva to help them. The Guru placed his hands on a small part of the lake area, which stopped freezing during winter, facilitating drinking water to the people.
Yumthang Valley or Sikkim Valley of Flowers is Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary with river, hot spring, yaks and grazing pasture on flowery meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. It's altitude is 11,693 ft above and 150 kilometres from Gangtok. During late February and to mid June rhododendron & orchid flowers bloom which appears as a carpet on the valley. A tributary of the river Teesta all long the the valley and road to Lachung, the nearest town. Yumthang is closed between December and March due to heavy snowfall. There is a hot spring in the Yumthang valley. Skiing is conducted in the valley during November to December when the snowfall is not extreme. Yumthang Valley is most sought after tourist attraction in North Sikkim Tour Packages.
The following are the notable sightseeing places of North Sikkim Tour Packages:- Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley, Zero Point, Kala patthar, Tso Lhamo Lake, Shingba Rhodendron Sanctuary, Chopta Valley, Seven Sister Waterfalls(a seven stage waterfalls not to be mixed up with one that is in Meghalya), Bhim Nala Falls, Naga Falls, Cafe 15000(Cafe' 15000 The Highest Cafe In The World is run by the Army Wives Welfare Association), Chungthang for the confluence of two rivers. Monasteries of Lachen & Lachung are also popular visiting Place.
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