An unforgettable trip through the fabled eastern Himalayan destinations, discovering the mesmerizing natural bounty of Sikkim and unravelling the unique cultural heritage of the reigion.
This remote Himalayan region, bordering Tibet to the north and wedged between the Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan to the east and west, is dominated by Mt. Kanchendzonga in its skyline. Sikkim is like a fine water-color painting, with green rolling slopes, rushing hills streams, Rhododendrons and sparkling orchids, as well as hilltop monasteries peeping from the rugged terrains with multicolored prayer flags waving in the mountain breeze.
This trip is a combination of road trip, easy hikes and home stay offers you an unique and intimate opportunity of understanding and savoring the life and culture of the people of this region.
What is included in the tour
15 nights Accommodation as per hotels selected
Transfers and sightseeing by exclusive vehicle with all toll tax, parking fuel and driver allowance
English speaking experienced guidesaccompanying from Day 2 - day 15
All monument entry fees
Assistance at arrival and departure
24 x 7 assistance over phone, whatsapp and mail.
What is NOT included in the tour
Personal expenses like laundry, tips & gratuity, telephone charges.
Flight or train tickets.
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.
FAQ (Frequently asked questions)
As you prepare to visit India, we hope our answers to these frequently asked questions will help you on your way. Please find the FAQ here https://www.monkfoot.com/frequently-asked-faq
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Trip Garde / Difficulty
This trip is of Level 3(Active) category.
Please find the Grade details here : https://www.monkfoot.com/trip-grade
Best Time to visit and climate:
The best time for this trip is April - May & October - November. June onwards is it starts raining in the mountain areas leading to bad road conditions and landslides. December - February is very cold.
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Day 1 – Arrive in Delhi
Transfer to Hotel, Rest and relax.
Day 2 – Delhi-Bagdogra-Gangtok
Transfer to Bagdogra by Air
Transfer to Gangtok (130 km / 5 hrs)
Day 3 – Explore Gangtok and Rumtek
Explore Gangtok : Rumtek Dharma Monastery, Enchey Monastery, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handloom and Handicrafts, Laal Bazaar
Day 4 – Gangtok - Mangan
Transfer to Mangan ( 68 km / 3 hrs)
Explore Mangan : Tashi View point, Phodong Monastery
Day 5 – Mangan - Lachung
Transfer to Lachung (27 km / 2 hrs)
Explore Lachung : Lachung Village, Carpet Weaving centre, Local market
Day 6 – Lachung -Yumthang -Lachung
Excursion to Yumthang (24km / 2 hrs)
Visit Rhododendron Sanctuary
Day 7 – Lachung - Lachen
Transfer to Lachen (98 km / 5 hrs)
Day 8 – Lachen
Explore the village and hike up to the Lachen chu river and the glacial moraines of Jemu which used to feed the Green Lake once upon a time
Day 9 – Lachen - Dzongu
Transfer to Dzongu (48 km / 3.5 hrs)
Day 10 – Dzongu
Day hikes around the biosphere reserve and cultural visits in the village.
Day 11 – Dzongu - Yuksom
Transfer to Dzongu (140 km / 6 hrs)
Explore Yuksom - the first capital of the Namgyal dynasty
Day 12 – Yuksom - Hee Barmiok
Transfer to Hee (140 km / 6 hrs)
Explore Hee - a Limboo village
Day 13 – Trek - Barse - Goleitar trek
Trek through the dense foliage and pristine forests, teeming with birds and butterflies and Orchid. In mid April the Barsey Rhododendron sanctuary will be a riot of colors with spring flowers.
Day 14 – Trek - Barse Top (3,048 m)
The view of Kanchenjunga from Barse top is jaw-dropping.
Day 15 – Trek - Hiley - Kewzing
Trek down to Hilley, the Jeep head. Transfer to Kewzing.
Day 16 – Kewzing-Bagdogra - Delhi
Check-out from Hotel after breakfast
Transfer to Bagdogra Airport
Transfer to Delhi and transfer to international airport.