6 Days & 5 Nights
Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.
Elevation: 1,650 m
Weather: 16 °C, Wind S at 10 km/h, 81% Humidity
Pelling is a small town in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga. The late-17th-century Buddhist Sanga Choling Monastery has mountain views. Pemayangtse Monastery features wall paintings, sculptures and a gold-plated statue of Guru Padsambhava. Overlooking a valley, the 17th-century Rabdentse Palace, now in ruins, still has evidence of the king’s bedroom and kitchen.
Elevation: 1,800 m
Weather: 12 °C, Wind S at 6 km/h, 81% HumidityLess
NJP RLY. STN / IXB AIRPORT - GANGTOK (ABOUT 125 KMS / 4 HRS)-- Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP station / IXB airport & transfer to Gangtok - "The Capital City of Sikkim". On arrival check-in to your hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Gangtok.
GANGTOK (TRIP TO TSOMGO LAKE)-- After breakfast start for a day trip of Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.), 34 km from Gangtok city & Baba Mandir. Tsomgo Lake freezes completely during the winter and is much revered by the locals. Overnight at hotel in Gangtok.
GANGTOK— (08 a.m. to 01 p.m.): -- After breakfast start half day city tour of Gangtok covering Ranka Monastery, Ban Jakri Falls, Do-Dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and cottage industry. Evening free for personal activities. Overnight halt in Gangtok.
GANGTOK - PELLING (ABOUT 125 KMS / 5 HRS)-- Transfer to Pelling . One can enjoy the spectacular Eastern Himalayan Range from Pelling. Overnight Halt at Pelling.
PELLING-- After breakfast start for full day sightseeing which includes Pemayangtse Monastery, Rimbi Falls, and Kanchenjunga falls, Khecheopalri Lake. Overnight Halt at Pelling.
PELLING - NJP RLY STN / IXB AIRPORT (ABOUT 145 KMS / 5 HRS): -- Departure for NJP/ IXB for return journey.