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4 days

3-5 pax

price starting from $ 520

Overview

On the west of Kanchanjunga Himalayan range is Nepal and in the east is Sikkim. To the north is Tibet and eastern border has Bhutan. The tiny Himalayan kingdom was merged with India about two decades ago. Before that Sikkimese kings, descendents of Choygal, ruled it.

Mountain of Sikkim is famous for its rhododendron and orchids flowers, which blooms in spring. The Kanchanjunga range in the west and several snow-capped peaks to the north makes Sikkim a special place for tourist. It is rich in cultural heritage with mixed of Lepcha, Bhotia, Limbus and many other Nepalese ethnic groups. Budhist Gompas and Hindus shrines are everywhere in this tiny Himalayan State. Some of the best known monasteries are Ralong, Phodang, Rumtek, Phensong, Enchhey and Tashiding. Among them Rumtek is most popular monastery. Rumtek monastery is located 23 km. from Gangtok. It is the seat of the Kargyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. Gyalwa Karmapa, the 16th reincarnate Lama, built the monastery at Rumtek after he escaped from Tibet and settled in Sikkim. After Gyalwa Karmapa died 17th Karmapa was reborn in Tibet. Since then Rumtek monastery has become controvery for the actual Karmapa. Like Mani Rimdu in Thyangboche (Nepal), Rumtek monastery is famous for its ritual lama dance and opera performed by the lamas.

Sikkim was chosen by Padmasambhava, propagator and initiator of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan kingdom, as one of the valley (bey-yul) to preserve Buddhist scriptures for posterity. History of Buddhism in the Himalayan is incomplete without Sikkim.

Tour in Sikkim makes suitable combination with a short trek and cultural tour of Sikkim and Darjeeling. You can extend the tour to Nepal or travel by train to Delhi to visit Dharmasala to take to meet Dalai Lama.

Highlights

  • Guided tour to some of the prominent tourist attraction
  • Visit Tsomgmo lake , monasteries , temples

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel accommodation on 4* on (MAP) 
  • Exclusive non AC vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary only (point to point basis).
  • Service of tour guide

Price

COST-Private Trip

   2 pax:US$ 575 per person
3-5 pax:US$ 520 per person
Sgl Supp:US$365 

Departure: Anytime as per your choice of date

*Sightseeing fees not included 

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri - Gangtok
Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri railway station and transfer to Gangtok (114 km / 4.5 hrs). At an altitude of 5500 ft, Gangtok the capital of the State of Sikkim is a beautiful and clean town promising the best monasteries and landscapes. Evening is for individual activity and leisure, overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Gangtok Sightseeing
Around early morning, start the full day sightseeing in and around this capital city of Sikkim, covering Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tak, Hunuman Tak, Chortan, Stupa, Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sunday), Institute of Handicrafts and Handlooms (closed on Sunday) and Roomtek Monastery & Dharma Chakra Centre (24 km / 45 minutes), the sect of the Kagyu order - one of the 4 major Tibetan Buddhist Sect (24 km /45 minutes)

Day 03: Excursion Trip To Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir 
In the morning start for a half day trip to Tsomgo lake (12400 ft), which is only 32 km from Gangtok City. The lake is almost 1 km long, oval in shape and 15 m deep. The lake is considered sacred by the local people; further 12 km visit the Baba Harvajan Singh Mandir. Evening is free at Gangtok for shopping and individual activity.

Day 04: Depart Gangtok - Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri
Morning transfer to Bagdogra airport / New Jalpaiguri railway station (114 km / 4.5 hrs). Tour ends.

 


Note: Program outlines are just guidelines only . It may change due to weather and unforeseen situation beyond out control.

Tour Highlights

Popular Trip

Trip Code
IND08
Total Days
4
Total Nights
3
Trip Grade
Pleasure
Maximum Elevation
1700 m
Trip Mode
Ground transport with English speaking tour guide
Average Day Activity
6 to 7 hours sightseeing tour
Group Size
3-5
price starting from $ 520
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Overview

On the west of Kanchanjunga Himalayan range is Nepal and in the east is Sikkim. To the north is Tibet and eastern border has Bhutan. The tiny Himalayan kingdom was merged with India about two decades ago. Before that Sikkimese kings, descendents of Choygal, ruled it.

Mountain of Sikkim is famous for its rhododendron and orchids flowers, which blooms in spring. The Kanchanjunga range in the west and several snow-capped peaks to the north makes Sikkim a special place for tourist. It is rich in cultural heritage with mixed of Lepcha, Bhotia, Limbus and many other Nepalese ethnic groups. Budhist Gompas and Hindus shrines are everywhere in this tiny Himalayan State. Some of the best known monasteries are Ralong, Phodang, Rumtek, Phensong, Enchhey and Tashiding. Among them Rumtek is most popular monastery. Rumtek monastery is located 23 km. from Gangtok. It is the seat of the Kargyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. Gyalwa Karmapa, the 16th reincarnate Lama, built the monastery at Rumtek after he escaped from Tibet and settled in Sikkim. After Gyalwa Karmapa died 17th Karmapa was reborn in Tibet. Since then Rumtek monastery has become controvery for the actual Karmapa. Like Mani Rimdu in Thyangboche (Nepal), Rumtek monastery is famous for its ritual lama dance and opera performed by the lamas.

Sikkim was chosen by Padmasambhava, propagator and initiator of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan kingdom, as one of the valley (bey-yul) to preserve Buddhist scriptures for posterity. History of Buddhism in the Himalayan is incomplete without Sikkim.

Tour in Sikkim makes suitable combination with a short trek and cultural tour of Sikkim and Darjeeling. You can extend the tour to Nepal or travel by train to Delhi to visit Dharmasala to take to meet Dalai Lama.

Highlights

  • Guided tour to some of the prominent tourist attraction
  • Visit Tsomgmo lake , monasteries , temples

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel accommodation on 4* on (MAP) 
  • Exclusive non AC vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary only (point to point basis).
  • Service of tour guide

Price

COST-Private Trip

   2 pax:US$ 575 per person
3-5 pax:US$ 520 per person
Sgl Supp:US$365 

Departure: Anytime as per your choice of date

*Sightseeing fees not included 

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri - Gangtok
Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri railway station and transfer to Gangtok (114 km / 4.5 hrs). At an altitude of 5500 ft, Gangtok the capital of the State of Sikkim is a beautiful and clean town promising the best monasteries and landscapes. Evening is for individual activity and leisure, overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Gangtok Sightseeing
Around early morning, start the full day sightseeing in and around this capital city of Sikkim, covering Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tak, Hunuman Tak, Chortan, Stupa, Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sunday), Institute of Handicrafts and Handlooms (closed on Sunday) and Roomtek Monastery & Dharma Chakra Centre (24 km / 45 minutes), the sect of the Kagyu order - one of the 4 major Tibetan Buddhist Sect (24 km /45 minutes)

Day 03: Excursion Trip To Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir 
In the morning start for a half day trip to Tsomgo lake (12400 ft), which is only 32 km from Gangtok City. The lake is almost 1 km long, oval in shape and 15 m deep. The lake is considered sacred by the local people; further 12 km visit the Baba Harvajan Singh Mandir. Evening is free at Gangtok for shopping and individual activity.

Day 04: Depart Gangtok - Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri
Morning transfer to Bagdogra airport / New Jalpaiguri railway station (114 km / 4.5 hrs). Tour ends.

 


Note: Program outlines are just guidelines only . It may change due to weather and unforeseen situation beyond out control.

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