Overview

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. 

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13 Nights 14 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • 1 Night: Stay in Delhi Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Gangtok/Rumtek Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 1 Night: Stay in Mangan Homestay, incl. MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Lachung Homestay, incl. MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Lachen Homestay, incl. MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Dzongu Homestay, incl. MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • 1 Night: Stay in Barsey Homestay, incl. MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • 1 Night: Stay in Camp, incl. AP (All meals)
  • 1 Night: Stay in Kewing Homestay, incl. MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • All transfers by exclusive car as per travel plan
  • Knowledgeable English speaking accompanying guide 
  • All monument entry fees

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any accommodation not mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any meals not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any guide charges not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any activities not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Monument entry fees, permits for visiting restricted areas not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Personal expenses: Tips/Gratuities, Laundry, Communication (phone, internet, mail), beverages, portage
  • Travel Insurance and Medical expenses
  • Flight : Delhi-Bagdogra-Delhi
Itinerary

Day 1 – Delhi-Bagdogra-Gangtok

  • Transfer to Bagdogra by Air
  • Transfer to Gangtok (130 km / 5 hrs)
  • Overnight at Gangtok

Day 2 – Explore Gangtok and Rumtek

  • Explore Gangtok
    • Rumtek Dharma Monastery
    • Enchey Monastery
    • Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
    • Directorate fo Handloom and Handicrafts
    • Laal Bazaar
  • Overnight at Gangtok

Day 3 – Gangtok - Mangan

  • Transfer to Mangan ( 68 km / 3 hrs)
  • Explore Mangan
    • Tashi View point
    • Phodong Monastery
  • Overnight in Mangan

Day 4 – Mangan - Lachung

  • Transfer to Lachung (27 km / 2 hrs)
  • Explore Lachung
    • Lachung Village
    • Carpet Weaving centre
    • Local market
  • Overnight at Lachung

Day 5 – Lachung -Yumthang -Lachung 

  • Excursion to Yumthang (24km / 2 hrs)
    • Visit Rhododendron Sanctuary
  • Overnight at Lachung

Day 6 – Lachung - Lachen

  • Transfer to Lachen (98 km / 5 hrs)
  • Explore Lachen
  • Overnight at Lachen

Day 7 – 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
  • Overnight at Lachen

Day 8 – Lachen - Dzongu

  • Transfer to Dzongu (48 km / 3.5 hrs)
  • Explore Dzongu
  • Overnight at Dzongu

Day 9 – Dzongu

  • Day hikes around the biosphere reserve and cultural visits in the village.
  • Overnight at Dzongu.

Day 10 –  Dzongu - Yuksom

  • Transfer to Dzongu (140 km / 6 hrs)
  • Explore Yuksom - the first capital of the Namgyal dynasty
  • Overnight at Yuksom

Day 11 –  Yuksom - Hee Barmiok

  • Transfer to Hee (140 km / 6 hrs)
  • Explore Hee - a Limboo village
  • Overnight at Hee

Day 12 –  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.
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 13 –  Trek - Barse Top (3,048 m)

  • The view of Kanchenjunga from Barse top is jaw-dropping. 
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 14 –  Trek - Hiley - Kewzing

  • Trek down to Hilley, the Jeep head. Transfer to Kewzing. 
  • Overnight at Kewzing

Day 5 – Kewzing-Bagdogra - Delhi

  • Check-out from Hotel after breakfast
  • Transfer to Bagdogra Airport  
  • Transfer to Delhi by Air
Route Map