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Sikkim - Rhododendron Tour
9 Nights - 10 Days
Tour Id - SR-01
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Sikkim - Rhododendron Tour - Can be customised

Itinerary

  • 1
    Day

    Arrival - Gangtok

    Pick up from Bhudrapur airport/Badogra/NJP Station. Meet the guide at the airport. Meet the guide at the airport and drive to Gangtok. (126 km/5 hrs). Overnight hotel.
  • 2
    Day

    Tour around Gangtok including Rumtek Monastery, Flower show, Institute of Tibetology, Tashiview Point, Chorten Stupa, Banjhakri Falls. Rumtek is one of the biggest monasteries in Sikkim, which was built in the year 1960 by His holiness 17th Karmapa

    Day trip to Tsongo-Babamandir/Nathula Pass. (Babamandir, Nathula not opened for foreigners.) Tsongo Lake, Babamandir and Nathula are situated in same circuit in high altitude area. Tsong is at 12400 feet, Babamandir app. At 13000feet and Nathula is at 14600 feet. Tsongo Lake is an alpine lake with lots of rainbow trout though it is a sacred lake of Sikkim. Visitors are not allowed to do boating and entering the lake. Baba mandir is situated much higher with a mandir established and maintained by 17th Mountain Brigade. Baba Harbajan a soldier who perished in a gushing river in 1960 later re surfaced to protect the border of Indo-China. Nathula pass is gateway to Tibet and before Chinese aggression this used to be only a silk route to Lhasa. Nathula to Lhasa is only 470 kms. Trade is being carried out between the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and Local Sikkimese in the Indian side. Gangtok to Tsongo—Baba Mandir drive is one of the most interesting as it provides an altitudinal changes along with the vegetation changes. During winter the region is full of snow. Nathula is opened for visitors on the following days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,Saturday and Sunday.
  • 3
    Day

    Gangtok drive to Lachen, 27 kms. 8980 feet. Gangtok drive to Lachen, enroute halt at Seven Sisters Water Falls and continue driving. Half way halt for Lunch in the road side restaurant. Arrive at the bifurcation point-Chungthang. Further drive for an

  • 4
    Day

    Lachen drive to Gurudogmar Lake, 61 kms. Early morning head for Gurudogmar Lake at 17100 feet. Arrive at Thangu after a drive of 29 kms. Thangu is an extremely small village with couple of houses. Thangu is at 13550 feet. Further drive of 3 kms will

  • 5
    Day

    After breakfast visit Yumthang valley where there is a hot spring and the river runs through the middle of the valley. All around snow clad peak surround the valley. Before Yumthang, Singba Rhodendron Sanctuary shelter numerous species of Rhodendron

  • 6
    Day

    Lachung drive to Gangtok.

  • 7
    Day

    Gangtok drive to Darjeeling, 97 kms, 5 hours. Drive to Darjeeling is within a Himalayan belt through deep forest and tea gardens. As we approach Darjeeling, in a clear weather mount Kanchendzonga the third highest peak in the world is seen majestical

  • 8
    Day

    Early morning visit Tiger Hill for sunrise view later also visit Ghoom Monastery, halt at Batasia loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering institute, zoo , evening at leisure to roam around the town.

  • 9
    Day

    Darjeeling drive to Bagdogra airport. It is 94 kms.

  • 10
    Day

Inclusions

    All Transportation Non-AC / Qulise and Non A/C. Tata Sumo, Maxx Jeep and Mini Tourist Bus 
    Guide/ leader (Experienced Tour Guide will lead the tour). 
    All monument fees, Permit arrangement, All taxes and VAT. 
    All accommodation as Darjeeling and Gangtok with (CP basis) with Bed & Breakfast OR MAP PLAN. but Lachung and Lachen with All Meals (AP PLAN)
    Group Leader For group of the 15+1 or above full paying persons, Tour leader will be free of cost. 
     
    Cost does not include: Expenses of personal nature like beverages, laundry, telephone, personal insurance, extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities etc, Ropeway, Airfare Ticket, Himalayan toy train ride in Darjeeling, tips etc. 

    We assure our personalized service and we are always are committed to offer a comfortable & memorable holiday in our part of the world.

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