Valleys of Gangtok
03 Nights/04 Days
- Visit Tsango Lake & Baba Mandir
- Research Institute of Tibetology & Do-Drol Chorten
- Enchey Monastery
- Flower Show
- Directorate of Handicraft
- Water Falls
Pick-up from NJP / IXB Airport and Drop to Gangtok (140 Km / 4 hours)
As you begin with your majestic journey, you will first arrive at NJP or Bagdogra Airport where you will encounter the astounding allurement of the heavenly land of Sikkim. To guide your excitement, our amiable representative will be waiting for your welcome at the airport who will further govern your transfer to enchanting Gangtok which is 1437 m above sea level. After 4 hours of driving, you can enjoy the warmth of your hotel room as you check in. Moreover, if you are too excited to embrace the cultured city, you can wander in the streets of MG Marg and observe the local lifestyle.
Evening free to relax in the quite and traquility of nature in Gangtok. Overnight Stay in Gangtok
Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir
Wake up all fresh because it is the last day to create an adventurous experience. To enjoy the place eventfully, you need to be ready early in the morning, say 8 am, as you will visit two of the most beautiful and illustrious sites of Gangtok.
Lost in the lofty mountains at the height of 12,400 ft above sea level your first stop would be Tsomgo Lake, a paradise for travel savvy. After 3 hours of long drive, you will encounter the ‘holy source of water’ hallowed by native people. The picturesque view of the lake will not allow you to put your camera down because this view is something you want to preserve for ages.
Finally, it is time to remember the eminent personality of Indian Army, Captain Harbhajan Singh who is known for his unusual story. He is that significant soldier who is still believed to be with us even after his tragic death in the Indo-Pak war of 1965. At the altitude of 4000 m, every Indian worships this a pure soul in a shrine named after him as Baba Harbhajan Mandir.
Evening free to relax your tierd feet. Overnight Stay in Gangtok
Note: In case of landslide or due to any other reason Tsomgo Lake is closed, we will provide alternate sightseeing.
Gangtok Full-Day Sightseeing
It’s the second day of your excursion, and you should be energised for the awaiting adventure. Today, it’s all about Gangtok and its awe-inspiring sights.
At the distance of 3 km from Gangtok, Bakthang Waterfall will be your first stop which is an eye-catching attraction that no tourist ever want to miss. Flowing from Ratey Chu, it is a broad waterfall that creates a soothing environment for the visitors to enjoy.
Subsequently, you can observe the glorious Himalayas from Tashi Viewpoint that will be your binocular to scrutinise the seeking view of snow peaks. Moreover, keep your camera’s panoramic setting on because this is the right spot to capture the entire beauteous landscape.
Just wish that it’s a clear day because it’s only on the bright clear days that you can have the most awesome view of the place. Apart from Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok is the place from where you can have a spectacular view of Gangtok. It is an ancient temple of Lord Ganesha that has a pleasant aura. This place welcomes you through its brilliant entrance, and as you swirl the sights, you will see colourful buntings surrounding the temple.
Your next destination of the day is a 200 years old monastery which was initially established as a small gompa by a tantric artist and renowned exponent among highlander Buddhists, Lama DrupthobKarpo. Enchey Monastery literally means “the Solitary Temple” which now is home to almost 90 monks. Tourists are quite fascinated by the place because it accommodates a number of religious objects and presents Tibetan culture in a beguiling manner.
Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom
Now, it is time for you to admire the local art and talent depicted through the Handicrafts in this Directorate which is located at the ‘Zero’ point of the city. Here you can buy the majestic artefacts such as Thanka painting, traditional carpets, wooden carved and colourfully painted sculptures and much more.
Do DrulChorten Stupa
Standing proudly on the hill Hock, Do DrulChorten, also known as Phurba, is your next station which is also the biggest stupa of Sikkim. This shrine was constructed in 1945 and is encircled with 108 prayer wheels from which visitors gain divine blessings.
Institute of Tibetology
After your spiritual tour, it is time for you to grasp some cultural and educative values of Tibet. One of the most significant institutions of the world, the Institute of Tibetology is that centre where many scholars research on the Tibetan language and tradition. Furthermore, you can know more about Life-at-Tibet through valuable material kept in the museum and Tibetan library that has preserved innumerable rich collections of the studies.
As an integral part of aesthetic festivity, the locals of Gangtok organise a celebration in the name of Sikkim’s diverse vegetation. The flower show is the International Flower Festival which is celebrated every peak season of blooming. In the fete, the perfect blend of Gangtok’s topography is mirrored when breathtaking blossoms are showcased at a place from every corner of Sikkim. This is a must-visit and stupendous moment for every nature lover.
Ropeway & Banjhakri Falls
Last but not the least, you will be enthralled by the bounteous attractiveness of the place when you will travel through Ropeway to reach Banjhakri Falls which is 70 ft tall waterfall surrounded by lush greenery of dense forest. This waterfall ascribes the natives because of their belief that it has all the healing and magical power like any other sacred place.
Evening free to relax in the quite yet vibrant MG Marg. Overnight Stay in Gangtok
Pick-up from Hotel and Drop to NJP / IXB Airport (140 Km / 4 hours)
It is the day when you will head back to your regular place. Have good food, pack your bags and take care of your stuff while you travel towards NJP/IXB. On the way back, recollect all the memories of the considerable range of climate and altitudes and great calmness of Gangtok.
Early in the morning (at 04:00 AM), drive to Tiger Hill and watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Kangchenjunga. On your way back, visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Japanese Temple. In the evening, indulge in some shopping at the local markets. Facilities for overnight stay will be arranged in Darjeeling.
Enjoy a tasty breakfast and check out from the hotel. Transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.
Tour Package Includes
- Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
- Meals : breakfast at all places
- Transfers from one place to another
- Sightseeing in private cars
- Vehicle will be provided based on the itinerary
- All current taxes such as hotel taxes and transportation taxes
Tour Package Excludes
- Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples
- Meals not mentioned in inclusions
- Personal Expenses / Purchase of things
- Any kind of insurance
- Any increase in the govt. taxes and state taxes
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
- 16 days to prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
- 15 days to 01 days prior to arrival or no show – 100% of the tour/service cost.
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.