Sikkim is located in the northeastern part of the country and bordered by the Tibet to the north and northeast, by Bhutan to the southeast, by West Bengal to the south, and by Nepal to the west. Sikkim is first fully organic state of India.
- Sikkim Tour Package
Sikkim Tour Package
Sikkim Tour Package
- Arrive into Bagdogra Airport (IXB), West Bengal or Pakyong Airport (PYG), Sikkim.
- Bagdogra Airport is 124kms / 05:00hrs away from Gangtok.
- Pakyong Airport is 33kms away from Gangtok.
- Collect you baggage from the designated carousel.
- Meet our associate representative who will be holding a placard at the arrival hall.
- Transfer to Pre-booked Hotel.
- Check-into hotel / Resort between 14:00-15:00hrs, a standard check-in time.
- Get acclimatized in the free time.
- Dinner will be on your own.
- Stay Overnight at Hotel.
- Have breakfast at Hotel.
- Meet our chauffeur and Proceed for an Excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir / Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple (13,200 ft.)
- Tsomgo Lake (38kms from Gangtok): Ethereally beautiful Tsomgo Lake is also known as Changu Lake is a glacial lake in Sikkim and located at an altitude of 12,400 feet. Tsomgo Lake is one of the few and awesome high altitude lakes in India. The name Tsomgo means ‘Source of water’. The steep route known as Jawaharlal Nehru Road leads all the way to Nathula Pass. As you travel from Gangtok, you will notice an altitude rise about 10,000ft in just 15kms. The lake becomes doubly attractive with the reflections of the surrounding hills on the water.
- Note: For any reason if entry to Tsomgo Lake is closed, we will provide an alternate sightseeing.
- Baba Mandir (55kms away from Gangtok city. (OPTIONAL): Harbhajan Singh was a Sentry of Punjab Regiment and was posted here as part of border patrol force. The border with China is nearby. In October 1968, he disappeared. Believed that while escorting mules carrying provisions, he fell into a stream and drowned. After a few days, he reappeared in the dreams of one of his sentry colleagues and asked him to make a memorial here on his name. Although Harbhajan Sing is no more, the sentries and guards here believe that his spirit is still alive and therefore treated as a living being. In fact, there have been reports those Chinese soldiers across the border having seen a turbaned sentry doing his rounds at night. Many sentries here believe that Harbhajan comes here every night as his camp bed sheet crumpled every morning and his polished shoes turn muddy by the evening.
- Note: Due to the high altitude, there is lack of oxygen in the air. You should take adequate precautions and consult a doctor before visiting the Temple if you have any health or breathing problems.
- *Suggested Optional Excursion at an additional Cost
- Nathula Pass (56kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 14,450ft): Nathula Pass was a major corridor of passage between India and Tibet before it closed in 1962. The road to Nathula passes through the Tsomgo Lake is one of the highest motorable roads in the world and surrounded by alpine flora.
- Tourists allowed going close to the international border from where you can see Chinese soldiers on the other side of the barbed wire.
- Nathula is open for Indian nationals on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays.
- The visitors have to get the permit to visit the place by applying to the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department through a registered and recognized Travel Agency.
- Photography prohibited strictly.
- One can find ATM facility at Nathula, which is the world’s highest Automated Teller Machine (ATM).
- Foreign nationals not allowed visiting Nathula.
- Return and Stay Overnight at Gangtok.
- Have breakfast at Hotel.
- Check out from Hotel
- Drive to Lachen (8,500 ft.), North Sikkim. Wonders never cease in North Sikkim.
- En route, you can break your journey to capture some amazing photos at The Confluence of Lachen Chu (River) & Lachung Chu (River) at Chungthang, Bhim Nala Waterfall and Naga Waterfall. Naga Waterfalls lies at the Lachung-Yumthang Valleys trek route. The place offer panoramic view of snowcapped mountains all around.
- Arrive into Lachen
- Lachen (Big Pass): Lachen is a small settlement amidst lofty mountains that are often clad with snow and thick forests; Lachen is any traveller’s dream come true. Lachen means ‘Big Pass’ and the town is the base for Chopta Valley and the famed Gurudongmar Lake and Lhamu lakes. The Lachen Gompa is the prime attraction here apart from nature’s beauty. The nearby attractions include Yumthang Valley, best explored by taking a two-day trek. The best time to visit Lachen would be summers when an annual yak race takes place.
- Note: Lachen is restricted for international visitors; however, passes can be procured on request.
- Check into your hotel.
- Stay Overnight at Lachen.
- 0500hrs: Drive early morning to Gurudongmar Lake (17,800 ft.), Thangu (13,000ft.) & Chopta Valley (13,200 ft.).
- Gurudongmar Lake at an altitude of 17,800 ft (5,430 m) is one of the highest lakes located northeast of the Kanchendzonga range. Gurudongmar Lake is also the highest motorable lake in eastern Himalayas. Named after Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, founder of Tibetan Buddhism. Both Buddhists and Sikhs consider the Gurudongmar Lake sacred. The lake becomes frozen during winter months.
- Thangu is about 30kms north of Lachen. The place remains covered with snow for most of the time.
- Chopta Valley is about 25minutes drive from Thangu. Rich in alpine trees, orchids and rhododendrons, enthralling lakes and rivers adds to the beauty of the valley.
- Return to Hotel and stay Overnight.
- Have Breakfast at Hotel.
- Check out Hotel.
- Drive to Lachung (8,610 ft.).
- Arrive into Lachung & Check in at your hotel.
- Lachung, North Sikkim: The quaint village at a height of 8610 ft, Sprawled across the banks of the Lachung Chu (river) which slices the village in two, Lachung is embraced by snow capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards is the perfect holiday destination. You can visit the Lachung Gompa, built around 1880; situated amidst apple orchards across the river from the town centre and the handicraft centre, which has exquisitely woven rugs and blankets. Lachung is famous for its apples, peaches and apricots.
- Stay overnight stay at Lachung.
- Drive early morning to Yumthang Valley (11,800 ft.). It takes 2 hours to reach Yumthang Valley, which is at a distance of 24kms from Lachung. The Lachung-Yumthang Valley lies along the western flanks of the Chumbi Valley of Tibet.
- Yumthang Valley Known as Valley of Flowers, Sikkim: Another picturesque place in North Sikkim, Yumthang Valley is a nature-lovers’ paradise. The Yumthang will give you enthralling view of the great valley of flowers. It has miles of flowers of all kinds specifically primulas, rhododendron, and a hot sulphur springs.
- The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary over here has 24 species of Rhododendron flowers which bloom from April to May end. The vast meadows and the passing of River Teesta through it, makes Yumthang Valley a nature lovers’ paradise.
- Return to resort for lunch.
- Check out Hotel.
- Drive to Gangtok (5,500 ft.).
- On the way, if the weather is clear you may get to see magnificent view of Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Siniolchu from Singhik viewpoint.
- Arrive into Gangtok.
- Check-in to hotel.
- Stay overnight stay at Gangtok.
- Have Breakfast at Hotel
- Check out Hotel
- Drive to Pelling, West Sikkim (7,200 ft.).
- En route, visit Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse & Siddheshwar Dham (Chardham) in Namchi (‘top of the sky’).
- Siddheshwar Dham (Chardham) in Namchi: Char Dham is a huge pilgrimage cum cultural complex developed by the Sikkim Government to promote Religious, Eco and Village tourism in the state. The complex spreads across 29 hectares of area on top of a hill known as the Solophok hill in Namchi of south Sikkim. This unique Pilgrim Centre has a main temple of 108 feet height on which is based the 87 feet high statue of Lord Shiva on the sitting posture at the Solophok Hill. The entire complex is divided into four main elements – Shiva Statue with 12 Jyotirlingas, Four Dhams, Sai Baba Temple and Kirateshwar statue besides Nandi bull, Sai dwar, Sai Temple, Kirat dwar, Kirateshwar Statue, Shiv Dwar.
- Arrive into Pelling
- Check in to Hotel
- Pelling: Pelling is popular due to breathtaking view it offers of the Mt. Khangchendzonga and surrounding ranges, as well as the easy access it provides to tourist spots in the area.
- Stay overnight stay in Pelling.
- Have Breakfast at Hotel
- Proceed for a Sightseeing in the morning to visit Darap village, Rimbi water Falls, Khecheopalri Lake & Khangchendzongha waterfalls.
- In afternoon, proceed to visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Helipad Ground. 7,200 ft.).
- Return and Stay overnight stay in Pelling.
- Have breakfast at Hotel.
- Check out from Hotel.
- Meet our Chauffeur and drive to Bagdogra Airport for your homebound flight.
Package Cost: Starts from Rs. 58,500 Per Adult*
Itinerary can be customised with lesser duration
Package Cost Includes:
- Airport transfers on Private basis.
- 8Nights Accommodation on Double / Twin Sharing basis with Breakfast.
- 3 Nights in Gangtok
- 2 Nights in Lachen
- 1 Night in Lachung
- 2 Nights in Pelling
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary including Entrance ticket during tour, Parking
- English Speaking Chauffeur
Package Cost does not include:
- Air Ticket to Gangtok (Bagdogra (IXB) or Pakyong Airport (PYG))
- Travel Insurance.
- Lunch and Dinner / other meals not mentioned.
- Personal purchases and drinks except those included in the Breakfast.
- Early Check in / Late Check out beyond the Standard Policies of Each Hotel / Resort
- Check In time is 1400hrs & Check Out time is 1200hrs
- Activity charges if any inside the Sightseeing venues.
- Any service not mentioned in the inclusions
- Usage of Transportation beyond the schedules / Sightseeing provided.
- Tip for Tour Guide, Driver or Chauffeur.
- Change in the Order of Itinerary / amendments as per Personal Interests / Convenience.
- Incidental Expenses due to Natural Calamities / Weather disruptions / Flight Cancellations / War/ Strike / Fire / Acts of government / Riot, etc.
- Personal expenses such as room service, bar, laundry, porterage, mini bar etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Sikkims geographical location with its altitudinal variation allows it to have tropical, temperate and alpine climatic conditions within its small area of 7,096 kms.
Sikkim Climate Temperature conditions vary from sub-tropical in the southern lower parts to cold deserts in the snowy north. It is also the most humid region in the whole range of the Himalayas, because of its proximity to the Bay of Bengal and direct exposure to Southern monsoon. Biting cold is experienced at higher altitudes of 10,000 ft plus.
1. Spring Season: March to May
- Trekking, River rafting, Flowering seasons, Mountaineering, Paragliding, Festivals
- Can visit Valley of flowers,Yumethang, North Rhododendrons at Varshey-Uttarey, West Primula flowerung at Changu-Nathula, East Trekking fron Yuksam-Dzongri, Wes
2. Summer & Monsoon: June to August
- Waterfalls, experience sowing of paddy in thefields with music, dance & local cuisine
- Can visit Entire state except lower parts
3. Autumn: September to November
- Cherry blossom, magnificent view of the mountain ranges against the clear blue sky, trekking
- Can visit Entire State including Nathula, Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang
4. Winter: December to February
- Skiing, dry winter chill, good time to visit most places except high altitudes
- Can visit Tsomgo, Kupup (snowfall areas) Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang (snowfall areas)
Altitude Sickness also known as “mountain sickness” is a group of symptoms that can happen to your body when you exposed to a higher elevation too quickly. When you go to the higher altitudes, the barometric pressure (Barometric pressure is the weight of the atmosphere that surrounds us) drops and you can face breathing problems. Any time you go above 4,000 feet, you can be at risk for altitude sickness.
- Climb slowly
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol at high altitude.
- Keep yourself well hydrated.
- Eat healthy food (when you are at a higher altitude, you need more & more calories.)
- Keep Altitude sickness medicines handy prescribed by your Doctor.
Restricted Area Permit and Protected Area Permit Regime in Sikkim – To visit Sikkim foreigners must obtain Restricted Area Permit (RAP) previously known as Inner Line Permit from Sikkim Tourism Officers on the strength of valid Indian Visa. The RAP is issued free of cost by the designated authorities. The Nationalities of Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Maymmar and Nigeria will not be issued Permit without the prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.
No, but for visiting Protected Areas Foreign nationals need to travel through a Sikkim Tourism registered Travel Agent.
OCI holders need Inner Line permits to visit Sikkim on the strength of a valid Indian visa.
Since Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake are located in the international border areas. These are not open for foreign nationals.
- Since Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake are in international border areas, the domestic tourists as well as locals need permit to visit these areas. Permits for Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake are issued by Tourism and Civil Aviation Department.
- You need to carry proof of ID (drivers license, voter ID, Aadhar Card etc), which you may be required to present at certain check posts to obtain inner line permits for North Sikkim and East Sikkim (GurudongmarTso and Nathula Tours).
Yes, Beyond Singhik all areas in North Sikkim require permit for tourist. North Sikkim tour cannot be made in one day. Better to confirm the hotel reservations in advance in North Sikkim to avoid complications.
As per the rules of Sikkim State Government, two wheeler motor bikes are to obtain permission from Home department of Govt. of Sikkim
Please contact us immediately. Once confirmed, changes or cancellations do incur a fee.