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Alpine Excitement

Tour Code LS802
Duration - 8 Days
Destinations Covered - Gangtok (2+1 Nights) – Lachung (2 Nights) – Darjeeling (2 Nights)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival and reception at NJP / Bagdogra and drive to Gangtok, the Capital of Sikkim (Alt 5550Ft / 1675M). Check in at Hotel. Free Evening, Overnight at Gangtok.

Day 2 - Drive to Tsongo Lake (Alt 12000ft/3600M - 52 kms one way) after breakfast to enjoy Snow and Yak Ride at the high altitude Alpine Lake and proceed further to Legendary Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. Back to Hotel for late Lunch. Optional tour to Nathula Pass (Alt 14000Ft / 4200M) on China Border (closed on Monday, Tuesday). Nathula can be visited by Indian Nationals only with 30 Days Advance intimation and at an additional cost. Afternoon is free for personal activities. Overnight at Gangtok.

Day 3 - Gangtok to Lachung, 124kms in 7hrs : Morning drive to Lachung (Alt 8075Ft / 2425M) in North Sikkim. On the way visit Singhik, Seven Sister Water Falls, Chungthang Confluence and Vim Nala Water Falls. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way. Check in at Hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight at Lachung.

Day 4 - Lachung to Yumthang Valley Excursion 25kms in 1.5hrs (One Way): Early morning drive to Yumthang Valley (Alt 11925Ft / 3575M), an Alpine flower valley in North Sikkim. Enjoy the scenic landscape and Hot spring and drive back to Lachung for Lunch. Optional tour to Yumesamdong Valley (Alt 15750Ft / 4725M) for Indian tourists only – From Yumthang Valley you can drive for another 30kms in 1.5hr to Yumesamdong or Zero Point close to Tibet Border, one of the highest motorable roads in Sikkim and back to Lachung (at extra cost and prior intimation). Free evening, overnight at Lachung.

Day 5 - Lachung to Gangtok, 125kms in 5hrs : Check out from Lachung and drive back to Gangtok (Alt 5550Ft / 1675M) via Chungthang. Check in at hotel by late afternoon. Free evening, Overnight at Gangtok.

Day 6 - Half day Gangtok City tour : Visit Government Institute of Cottage Industry (Closed on Sunday, 2nd Saturday), Orchid House Flower Show, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology, Dodurl Chorten, Rumtek Monastery, Botanical Garden, and Santi View Point. After lunch travel from Gangtok to Darjeeling, 110kms in 4hrs : Check out from Gangtok and drive to Darjeeling (Alt 7100Ft/ 2100M). Arrival at Darjeeling and check in at Hotel. Free afternoon for personal activities. Overnight at Darjeeling.

Day 7 - Local tour in Darjeeling covering morning 3 points – Tiger Hill Sunrise Point, Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery. Afternoon visit 7 points covering Darjeeling Zoo and Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tea garden, Tenzing Rock and Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee center (Closed on Sunday) and Lebong Race Course Area. Free evening at Mall for Shopping. Overnight at Darjeeling.

Day 8 - Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station, 90kms in 3hrs : Check out from Darjeeling and drive back to NJP/Bagdogra. Farewell and tour ends.

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