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 In Gangtok
Upon your meet and greet with our representative at Bagdogra Airport or at NJP Railway Station, a transfer will be arranged to the peaceful hill station of Gangtok (130 kms / 5 hrs). Check in at your hotel in this beautiful destination and start to get familiar with your surroundings. In the evening, set out on a shopping spree along the roads of main market area M.G Marg. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Day Exursion To Tsangu Lake & Baba Madir
After breakfast, prepare for a full day excursion to glacial Tsomgo Lake (12,310 feet), and the temple of Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir (a very holy site for all) - at a short distance of only 40 kms from Gangtok.
Home to the Brahmini ducks and many migratory birds, the 1 kilometer long lake is oval shaped and nearly 50 feet deep. The surface reflects different colours with change of seasons and is held in great reverence by the local Sikkimese folk. Spend the evening in Gangtok for some recreational activities such as shopping and a delicious local dinner. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
In case of Land slide or any reason Tshangu Lake is closed we will provided alternate sightseeing.
NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National are not allowed to visit Baba Mandir & Nathula Pass. They are allowed to visit till Tshangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above is number to visit Tshangu Lake.
Day 3: Gangtok Day Tour
After breakfast, get ready for sightseeing tour of Gangtok. Some of the places visited are Rumtek Monastery, Jhakri Water Fall, Do-rul Chhorten, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday), Institute of Tibetology, a world famous institute doing research on Tibetan language and culture, with also a great museum and library with rare and huge collections (closed on Sunday and all Government holidays) and Flower Show. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 4: Departure From Gangtok
After you have finished your breakfast, a transfer will be arranged to Bagdogra Airport/ NJP Railway Station from the hotel. Guest is advised to start early and not to rush. Your tour in Gangtok has ended. Let the memories begin!