Gangtok is one of the more popular hill destinations in India's northeast region. Most travelers visit Gangtok with the idea of catching a glimpse of the spectacular Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. Gangtok roughly means 'Majestic or Lofty Hill'. Prayer flags fluttering in gay abandon, lamas busy mumbling holy chants, brightly painted pagoda roofed houses lined with begonias and orchids, are some the signature sights of this hill town.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival Njp Railway / Ixb Airport To Gangtok
On arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport, (413 Ft / 126 Mts) you will be met by our office Executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5412 Ft / 1650 Mts, 130 Kms / 04 to 05 hrs). Over night at Hotel.
Day 2: Gangtok To Tshangu Lake & Baba Mandir Excursion
After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way from Gangtok) & Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake. Situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way, with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Back to Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Gangtok To Lachung (Timing Will Depend On The Issuance Of Permit)
Morning breakfast then around 10 AM drive to Lachung via Chungthang – Lachung is 125 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours – Lunch at Chungthang nearly 2 ½ – 3 hours of drive from Gangtok - Lachung situated at an altitude of 8600 feet - On the way enjoy a few wonderful locations like Tashi View point, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls, Twin Waterfalls, Bhim Nala Waterfalls and the confluence of Lachen chu and Lachung Chu at Chungthang - Lunch will be served at Namok - The road leads through Rhododendron plants of the Singha Forest Reserve extended up to the Tibetan Plateau - Picturesque landscape, snow peaked mountains, flowing rivers blooming rhododendrons - During April / May / June one can find the riot of colours as Rhododendrons, Primulae and many other Alpine Flowers are in full bloom – Guest are expected to reach Lachung at late afternoon or early evening – Check into hotel – Evening free to stroll up to Lachung monastery – Night halt at Lachung.
Day 4: Gangtok To Kalimpong Half Day Sightseeing
Early morning breakfast. After breakfast drive 105 kilometers transfer to the Kalimpong. Kalimpong situated on the foothills of the Himalayas is a green destination at an altitude of 1243 meters / 4078 feet. It is a historical destination with bustling market, colorful people and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range. Check into hotel. Drive for sightseeing tour covering Dello hills, Jelapla View Point, Pine View Point, Chitra Bhanu and Kalim Temple, Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang, Durbin Dara Hills, Flower Nurseries, Dr Graham's Homes complex with its historic church and well maintained grounds founded in 1900 by Rev. Dr. J A Graham, a Scottish missionary, Delo Hill (5556 ft) appears to be the roof- of- the- world, is the highest point in Kalimpong. The scenic beauty on the way is beautiful and there are lot of shops selling antics and local handicraft worth buying. Overnight stay at Kalimpong.