7 Days Best of Sikkim Tour

Enjoy 6 Nights 7 Days Best of Sikkim tour with best cost. You can take Sikkim tour as extension from Nepal & India or combine with Bhutan tour.

Sikkim is small Himalayan state of India bordered by Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after Goa in total area, covering approximately 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi). Sikkim is nonetheless geographically diverse due to its location in the Himalayas; the climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine, and Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim’s border with Nepal. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. It also has the only open land border between India and China. Sikkim’s capital and largest city is Gangtok. Almost 25% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park. According to legend, the Buddhist guru Padmasambhava visited Sikkim in the 8th century CE, introduced Buddhism and foretold the era of the Sikkimese monarchy.

The majority of Sikkim’s residents are of Nepali ethnic origin. The native Sikkimese consist of the Bhutias, who migrated from the Kham district of Tibet in the 14th century, and the Lepchas, who are believed to have migrated from the Far East. Tibetans reside mostly in the northern and eastern reaches of the state. Migrant resident communities include Biharis, Bengalis and Marwaris, who are prominent in commerce in South Sikkim and Gangtok. Hinduism is the state’s major religion and is practised mainly by ethnic Nepalis; an estimated 57.75 per cent of the total population are adherents of the religion. There exist many Hindu temples. Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is very popular, since it consists of the chardham altogether.

Vajrayana Buddhism, which accounts for 27.3 per cent of the population, is Sikkim’s second-largest, yet most prominent religion. Prior to Sikkim’s becoming a part of the Indian Union, Vajrayana Buddhism was the state religion under the Chogyal. Sikkim has 75 Buddhist monasteries, the oldest dating back to the 1700s.[108] The public and visual aesthetics of Sikkim are executed in shades of Vajrayana Buddhism and Buddhism plays a significant role in public life, even among Sikkim’s majority Nepali Hindu population.

Travelers embarking on a journey of Sikkim discover a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty with 7 Days Best of Sikkim Tour. The panoramic perfection of the snow-capped Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna makes it a holiday that is at once fascinating and challenging.

The crowning glory of Sikkim is Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world. With magnificent snow and ice scenery it is often regarded as the undisputed monarch among the peaks of the world. But for the Sikkimese Khangchendzonga is much more than a mountain and is revered as the abode of their guardian deity Dzo-nga.

Even today the mountain god is invoked and prayed to during Pang Lhabsol, a major Sikkimese festival, which also commemorates the blood brotherhood sworn between the Lepchas and the Bhutias at Kabi in the fifteenth century. The sacred mountain can be viewed from every corner of Sikkim and remains an intrinsic part of the consciousness of the people.

Come and enjoy 7 Days Best of Sikkim Tour with us on a special cost.

Departure City: Kathmandu or New Delhi

Arrive at: Bhadrapur (Nepal) or Bagdogra Airport (India)

Tour Type: Private

Tour Style: Budget, Standard & Deluxe

Attractions: Culture, Landscape, Glacier Lake, Close Mountain View

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok

Morning fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. We will arrange local taxi for you to drive to Kakarvitta (30 minutes drive). After immigration formalities at border, board your private vehicle to drive to Gangtok (120 Kilometers, 4 hours). A perfect destination for tourist in search of enchantment, tranquility, trekking or any other adventure. Land of monastery, mystic rituals / festivals at an elevation of 1,437 meters / 4,715 feet is the most often visited spot of India for its rare Orchids and Butterflies – In the evening one is free to stroll around M.G.Road or the local Market.

Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok

 

Day 02: Gangtok Local Sight Seeing

After breakfast drive for the  city tour of Gangtok – Sightseeing will be for full day hence the drive will be bit fast from each point –  It is not possible to visit all the places hence some of the important places are selected for the guest – Guest are require to maintain the time with the driver – Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Ranka / Rumtek Monastery and Tashi View point are some more places of tourist interest – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center or visit any of the discotheque in central Gangtok.

Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok

 

Day 03: Transfer to Lachen from Gangtok

Early morning breakfast – Drive 135 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours drive – Chungthang is 96 kilometers from Gangtok – Lunch at Chungthang – Lachen is 35 kilometers from Chungthang Reach Lachen late afternoon / early evening – The snow capped peaks, the Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Thangu are the major attraction – It’s a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling snow peak mountains and the starting point of Green Lake Trek – In fact the village cradled between stern, tall rock faces standing like guards – A hamlet with very few people – It almost like this town is hidden from the outside – Like a Shangri – La – Check into a hotel – Welcome Tea – Evening free to stroll and visit the Lepcha Village.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen


Day 04: Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Transfer to Lachung

Early morning breakfast – Visit to Gurudongmar Lake 55 kilometers, 2 ½  – 3 ½  hour’s drive – A valley at an altitude of 11, 800 feet through which Lachen Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to April or even more is known as the Holy / Sacred Lake – Next drive through the cold desert till Tibet / China back to Resort for Lunch – After lunch drive to Lachung – The region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest with Chopta Valley and Thangu are the other places of interest – Back to hotel for lunch –  After lunch proceed to Lachung – Nearly 50 kilometers and two hours’ drive – Check into hotel at Lachung –  Evening free to visit Lachung Monastery.

Overnight stay at Hotel at Lachung

 

Day 05: Sight Seeing at Yumthang

Early morning breakfast – After  breakfast  drive towards  Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly  11800 feet – 26 kilometers and 1 ½ hour’s drive – On the way back one  can visit  the famous  hot  spring which is known for its curative properties of skin diseases – Yumthang  is a  valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded  by  mountains where  the  tree line ends – In spring the  valley  erupts  in riots  of  colors as Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow covered valley except in autumn – During winter Yumthang is somber  with snow all around and the snow clad mountains adding to the beauty – Return to Lachung – Evening free to stroll up to Lachung monastery and the Lepcha village.

Night halt at Lachung

 

Day 06: Lachung Sight Seeing (optional) and Transfer to Gangtok 

Early morning breakfast – After breakfast leave for Yumesomdong or Katao as per the program or drive to Gangtok after breakfast  – Yumeysomdong is a large  valley  surrounded  by mountains and Katao  is a snow clad peak close to Lachung – The scenic beauty of both are nice – Return journey to Gangtok is 125 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours – Lunch on the way – If the weather is good and sky is  clear  one can  get  to see the Himalayan range – The location on the way offers  majestic  view of mount Pandim, mount Kabru, mount Simvo, mount Jopuno, mount Khanchendzonga, mount Sinolchu and other peaks and the road side is wooded Rhododendron forest generally blooms during spring. Drive back to Gangtok – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center.

Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok

 

Day 07: Departure transfer

Drive to Bagdogra if you are undertaking India extension tour or Phuntsholing if undertaking Bhutan tour or back to Bhadrapur if you flying back to Kathmandu.

 

Guaranteed Best Price

Service Includes:-

  • Return Airfare from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur or Delhi to Bagdogra
  • 6 Nights/7 Days Sikkim tour using hotels as per tour standard
  • All meals during tour (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • Necessary airport transfers
  • Necessary surface transfers
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Innerline permit
  • Government taxes as applicable

 

Services Excludes:-

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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