Pelling 2 Nights Gangtok 3 Nights
Pelling is a small hill hamlet in West Sikkim. Pelling is settled at an altitude of 2,150 m (7,200 feet). The hamlet is located at a distance of 10 km from Geyzing and 36km from Gangtok.
With the arrival of tourists, the region is undergoing a transformation, with the infrastructures being mended and hotels being established.
The Himalayas and the Kanchenjunga may be watched at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where explorers and other traveling peoples commence the energetic and difficult treks in West Sikkim. The land around Pelling is still a virgin terrain and is bathed with mountainous flora, with many cascades lining the hillside. In the months of winter, Pelling is covered with a blanket of snow.
Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, is a lovely hill town placed at an elevation of 5,410 ft in the Eastern region of the state. Gangtok became the capital city when Sikkim merged with India in 1975. Gangtok has emerged as a thriving capital town and has experienced incredible advancement of lifestyle. A city is a peaceful place with a mix of different cultures, languages, and ethnicity. Nepalese, Lepchas and Bhutias are the main communities of Sikkim.
The colorful city of Gangtok spreads over a woody mountain that is ornamented with the Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the globe. Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan snow peaks can be viewed from various magnificent viewpoints in and around Gangtok. In fact, every spur extending from this hill town offers a setting of a great sight.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bagdogra International Airport/ New Jalpaiguri Station|
|DURATION||5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS|
New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) – Pelling (About 5 Hours Drive)
Meet and Greet on arrival and transfer to Pelling. Maneuvering through the west of Sikkim, we go via Jorethang to reach Pelling by evening. On the way, one can enjoy the magnificent views of Kanchenjunga. You are warmly greeted on arrival. Rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight in Pelling.
In Pelling - Local Sightseeing (9:00AM to 4:00PM)
This day is reserved for a leisurely tour of Pelling town and its surroundings. We visit the famous Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdentse Ruins. We also visit Khecheopalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Fall, and Rimbi Waterfall. After the tour, we return to the hotel/homestay. Overnight in Pelling.
Pelling to Gangtok via Namchi
After breakfast, we say our goodbye to the host in Pelling and transfer to Gangtok. We visit the Namchi Char Dham, which is a replica of the 4 Dhams of Hindus, enjoying the man-made marvel we move to Gangtok where we are welcomed by the host in the homestay, following which the guest may choose to go for a walk or spend the day at leisure. Overnight in Gangtok.
Gangtok Local Sightseeing (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
After breakfast, we start a leisurely tour including Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sunday and Govt holiday), Do Drul Chorten, Handicraft Emporium (closed on Sunday and Govt holiday) and Flower Show. Ban Jhakri Waterfall, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Tashi View Point.
Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir (7:30AM to 4:00PM)
Today we go on an excursion drive to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir. Tsomgo Lake also known as Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district, some 40 kilometers (25 mi) from the capital Gangtok. The lake is surrounded by steep mountains which are covered with snow during winter. During summer the snow cover melts and forms the source for the lake. From here we drive further to Baba Mandir. Baba Mandir is a shrine built in honor of Major “Baba” Harbhajan Singh who died in 1968. Many believe that his spirit protects every soldier in the inhospitable high-altitude terrain of the Eastern Himalayas. After the tour, we return to our homestay in Gangtok (Vehicle Service Ends). Overnight in Gangtok.
Drop to New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport
After Breakfast, the guests are free to walk across the open areas and reflect upon the tour, after which the guest is free to do packing and say goodbye to the host and would be dropped to IXB/NJP