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Sikkim Autumn and Winter
Sikkim Autumn and Winter Tours
09 Nights - 10 Days
Places Covered :
NJP / IXB - West Sikkim- Gangtok - Lachung -Yumthang
Valley- Gangtok -River rafting - Campsite - Kalimpong- NJP / IXB
A 10 day active vacation in comfort & style.
A high altitude jeep safari in a forgotten land protected by the 3rd highest
peak in the world, a flower bedecked valley at 12000ft, 2 days of rafting
& camping, a high altitude magical lake near the china border & fascinating
monasteries steeped in time.
Ex - New Jalpaiguri Stn (Njp)/Bagdogra (Ixb)
Day 1 : New Jalpaiguri-Pelling by surface.
On arrival at New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra Airport, we depart for Pelling by
surface. West Sikkim commands a panoramic view of the Khangchendzonga range
and the surrounding countryside dotted with monasteries and hamlets. Overnight
Day 2 : West Sikkim local Tour:
Yuksom, Pemayangtse, Khechoperi lake. Full day excursion to Khechoperi Lake,
Yuksom Valley & Pemayangtse Monastery. Overnight at Pelling.
Day 3 : West Sikkim to Gangtok. Approx. 120 kms, 5 hours.
Morning after breakfast depart for Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Lunch will
be enroute. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 4 : Tsongo Lake excursion
Excursion to Tsongo Lake at 12,400 ft through the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary.
Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 5 : Gangtok to Lachung. 6 hrs drive. 125 kms.
At 10 am, depart for the wilderness of North Sikkim. A 6-hour, 125 kms drive.
The fascinating jeep safari takes you across numerous bridges over fast flowing
streams and cascading waterfalls. Overnight at a mountain lodge in Lachung.
Day 6 : Yumthang valley: 12,000ft - your tryst with destiny.
Photographs of the natural scenes of Switzerland & Yumthang valley look
so similar that it is difficult to distinguish between them. The 1-1/2 hrs.
journey from Lachung to Yumthang is one of our favourite Himalayan journeys
with amazing variety of flora and landscape - an unending visual treat. Overnight
Day 7 : Lachung to Gangtok. 6 hrs drive.
After breakfast, see Lachung Monastery and leave for Gangtok. Lunch enroute.
On the way, clear weather permitting, you get to see the mighty Khangchendzonga
range from Singhik. Arrival at Gangtok late in the afternoon. Stay at Gangtok.
Day 8 : Rush hour on the Teesta!
In the morning, pack your bags and drive down to the put in point. Commence
a heart stopping rafting session in the roller coaster rapids all the way
to our beautiful campsite next to the river. The nature lovers may like to
go for a short hike. Or just soak in the wonderful atmosphere of the outdoors
and the sound of the gushing river. An evening of singing and dancing around
a campfire! Retire in tents under starlit skies.
Day 9 : More rafting and thrills on the river.
An exciting Monday you will look forward to after many years! A farmer's breakfast
at 8am. A hike or some quiet moments on the banks of the river followed by
more rafting. We complete the stretch on the Teesta and later proceed to Kalimpong.
After lunch, optional tour (extra cost) of Kalimpong covering a cactus nursery
and the famous Zang Dog Palri monastery. Many of you may just want to relax
or go shopping to the market. Overnight at Kalimpong.
Day 10 : Kalimpong to NJP. 2hrs drive.
Bid goodbye to this sleepy town and the Himalayas. Proceed towards the plains
to NJP. The picturesque road journey runs parallel to the emerald green waters
of the Teesta river. There are places where you want to stop the bus and rush
to touch the water to bid farewell to a beautiful land!