After a heavy breakfast we take you to famous Tsongo Lake at 12000ft (3600M). We start at 8.30 AM in the morning from hotel. You have whole day to enjoy snow and Yak ride at the scenic high altitude alpine lake near Indo-Tibet border. The 1 km long and 15m deep lake is considered sacred to the local people. The pristine clear water remains frozen during winter. Have fun with snow and enjoy exciting Yak ride around the lake.

Destinations: Darjeeing- Gangtok- Lachung (North Sikkim).

Duration: 07 nights/ 08 Days

Day 1Arrive Siliguri- Darjeeling (110Kms- 4 hours drive by road)
We take you to Darjeeling through an uncommon route via Mirik - a small scenic tourist spot at an altitude of 5100ft (1761m) with a beautiful lake surrounded by forested hills on all sides with the back drop of Mt Kanchenjunga. The drive to Mirik runs through some fascinating tea gardens and pine forests. Enjoy a break to breath in the fresh air near the lake and proceed to Darjeeling. Darjeeling- the Queen of hills - greets you with all its grandeur: the great view of mountains and valleys dotted with tea gardens and forests, and a blend of traditional heritage and modern cultures. Get refreshed and have free leisure evening. We recommend a relaxed evening with short walk around the mall to enjoy the typical hill life of Darjeeling town in a painted landscape. Dinner and overnight at Darjeeling.

Day 2 Darjeeling
Early morning visit to TIGER HILL at 8442ft above sea level to experience the unforgettable sight of Sunrise over the snow peaks of Kanchenjunga. The summit at Tiger Hill also commands a fine view of the vast plains of North Bengal, the mountain ridges slowly descending to the plains, several courses of major rivers of North Bengal like Tista, Mahananda and Balasan along with dense forest covers of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary. Visit GHOOM MONASTERY - one of the oldest Monasteries in Darjeeling and also BATASIA LOOP - the picturesque garden and War Memorial with the backdrop of snow
After breakfast in your hotel we would take you to PADMAJA NAIDU ZOOLOGICAL PARK (CLOSED ON THURSDAY) to see some rare collections of high altitude Himalayan species like Snow leopard, clouded Leopard, Siberian Tiger, Red Panda and many rare mammal and birds in natural surrounding. Visit HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING INSTITUTE (CLOSED ON THURSDAY) to see the priceless collection of mountaineering gears used by legendary climbers in the Himalayas. After that we take you to the TEA GARDEN on the undulating valleys for viewing the scenic landscape with tea plucking and processing (SEASONAL) then proceed to TENZING ROCK AND GOMBU ROCK for some fun rock climbing activities. Now visit the TIBETAN REFUGEE CENTER (CLOSED ON SUNDAY) and BHUTIA BASTI to procure the traditional handicraft items made by the local people. Visit AVA ART GALLERY that houses the unique art and embroidery works of Mrs. Ava Devi. Back to Hotel for lunch. Car Service Duration: 3Hrs
After lunch proceed to visit the LLOYD BOTANICAL GARDEN that houses and conserves more than 1500 species of rare variety of orchids and plants. This place is also a romantic promenade for the honeymoon couples. We take you to DHIRDHAM TEMPLE built on the ambitious lines of the great Pashupatinath Temple of Nepal, in 1939, the NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM displaying comprehensive collection of fauna found in different altitudes in the Eastern Himalayas. Also visit to the LAL KOTHI - the Gorkha hill council assembly (Out side only) and the JAPANESE PEACE PAGODA. In the evening we suggest you take a walk to the Nightingale park. A 10 minute pleasant walk from Darjeeling Mall, there are regular cultural programs in the park during tourist season. The park remains open till 8 in the evening except for the winter when it closes at 7 pm. (Overnight Darjeeling)

Day 3 Darjeeling- Gangtok (Via Ghoom - Tista Bazaar - 110kms in 3hrs)
After breakfast proceed for Gangtok via Peshok road. Enjoy the view of the fascinating tea gardens at Peshok with the Kanchenjunga snow range and Rangit River Valley. From Tista Bazaar we follow the winding road along the emerald green river teesta by afternoon arrive at Gangtok- The capital town of Sikkim - a former Himalayan Kingdom welcomes you with its typical traditional Hospitality.Check in at hotel. Freshen up to enjoy evening at leisure. We recommend a relaxed evening with short walk around MG Road to enjoy the typical hill city life of Gangtok in the twilights. Overnight at Gangtok.

Day 4 - Gangtok to Tsongo Lake 42kms in 2.5hrs (One way)
After a heavy breakfast we take you to famous Tsongo Lake at 12000ft (3600M).
We start at 8.30 AM in the morning from hotel. You have whole day to enjoy snow and Yak ride at the scenic high altitude alpine lake near Indo-Tibet border. The 1 km long and 15m deep lake is considered sacred to the local people. The pristine clear water remains frozen during winter. Have fun with snow and enjoy exciting Yak ride around the lake.
Drive further to the legendary Baba mandir 10kms from Tsongo Lake at an altitude of over 13,000 feet. It was built in memory of a soldier in the 23rd Punjab Regiment, who was drowned in a stream near the spot. Legend has it that the armed forces as well as civilians visit this area are protected by the spirit of the soldier. Back to Hotel and have a leisure afternoon. (Overnight Gangtok)

Day 5 - Gangtok - Lachung (124 kms- 6 hours drive by road), Alt 8600 ft (2580M). Your tour to North Sikkim starts today. Have breakfast and start for Lachung around 8.30AM. Today your lunch will be at a roadside hotel on your way to Lachung. Visit TASHI VIEW POINT on the way for some fascinating view of the Gangtok town as you leave the city. As the journey continues from Gangtok the route meanders through small villages flanked by fields and valleys until it hits the forest grove of KABI LANGCHUK. Shinghik comes next with its promises of one of the most glorious views of Kanchenjunga. Situated at an altitude of over 4000ft Singhik offers a desired break to the travelers for the magnificent view of Kanchenjunga. After leaving Singhik you will soon reach Chungthang, the confluence of Lachen Chu and Lachung Chu (rivers). Reach Lachung in the afternoon. Check in at Hotel and have free evening. (Overnight Lachung)

Day 6 - Lachung - Yumthang (25 km- 1.5hrs (one way))
Today morning at 7.30AM we take you to Yumthang (24kms) - the valley of flowers at 12000ft (3600M). The journey from Lachung to Yumthang offers an unforgettable virgin landscape covered with rhododendron bushes and 108 other types of Orchids which bloom in different colours from April to May. The entire area goes under snow between November and March. The hot springs and mesmerizing scene with yaks grazing on flower - carpeted meadows on the backdrop of snow peaks are the added attractions. Spend some spellbound time at the valley and return to Lachung.

 

 
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