Explore Sikkim | Arrival at Gangtok. Local Sightseeing Day trip to Nathula via Tsomgo Lake Gangtok to Lachung via Chungthang Day trip to Yumthang Valley and Zero Point Lachung to Gangtok Departure from Gangtok

Explore Sikkim

Leisure And Travel


Responsive image

Your Hosts :

[[selectedBatch.startdate|date]] to [[selectedBatch.enddate|date]]

[[selectedBatch.starttime|date:'shortTime']] to [[selectedBatch.endtime|date:'shortTime']]

[[selectedBatch.comment]]

[[price.attribute]] : [[price.price]] /- per person

[[price.attribute]] : [[price.price]] /- per person

[[selectedBatch.price]]/- per person

[[instance.price]]/- per person

Book

Need any help? Contact:

9110302881


About

Key Attractions
Leisure And Travel

5N/6D

Gangtok


What's Included

All expenses from Gangtok to Gangtok which include
- Accommodation at Hotels and Homestays at Gangtok and Lachung
- All meals
- Inner Line Permit
- Private Vehicle
- Expert Guide


What's Excluded

- Airfare and transport to and fro Gangtok
- Meals not mentioned above
- Personal expenses of any kind
- Entry fees



DETAILS

Day 1
Arrival at Gangtok. Local Sightseeing

Private Vehicle

Hotel

Lunch, Dinner

If beauty or serenity has to be described in one word, it has to be Gangtok without any second thought! Soaked with the captivating beauty of the spectacular Khangchendzonga and other several Himalayan peaks, the capital of the North-Eastern state Sikkim, this hilly city is something more than a paradise for its visitors!

It is in this city, one can find the first litter & spit free zone in the country. The various natural colours that reflects in this city, makes it one of the beautiful places to visit in India. The leisure experiences, sightseeing places, things to do or the adventure activities in Gangtok, makes it a must visit place not just in the country, but also in the entire world.
One city, multiple options; Gangtok has all the charms.

Places to Visit in Gangtok
Rumtek Monastery, Tashi View Point, Banjhakri Waterfalls, Ranka Monastery, M.G Marg

Activities in and around Gangtok
River Rafting at Teesta river
Gangtok Ropeway


Day 2
Day trip to Nathula via Tsomgo Lake

Private Vehicle

Hotel

All Meals

NATHULA

Nathula located at the Indo China border at an altitude of 14,100 feet asl is a favorite hotspot place of visit for visitors coming to Sikkim. It is 56 km East of Gangtok and connects the Indian state of Sikkim to Tibet Autonomous Region in China. Nathu means "listening ears" and La means "pass" in Tibetan. It is one of the highest motorable roads and is covered with rich alpine flora and fauna. The road to this pass is breathtaking and the landscape is dotted with army settlements.

From NathuLa, the fenced Indo-China border is just few meters away and you can see both Indian and Chinese soldiers guarding the border. There is also a memorial here which was constructed in the honor of the Indian soldier who died in the Indo China war of 1962

On the way to Nathula, you will come across a place called Thegu which has an ATM. This is the highest altitude ATM in the world. It operates with a generator and a special fuel that does not freeze in such high altitude. You can withdraw cash or just check your balance & take the slip as a souvenir.

TSOMGO LAKE

Tsomgo Lake, also known as Changu Lake is a glacial lake in Sikkim and located at an altitude of 12,310 feet. The name Tsomgo means 'Source of water'. It's located 40kms from Gangtok town and on the steep route known as Jawaharlal Nehru Road which leads all the way to Nathula Pass.


Day 3
Gangtok to Lachung via Chungthang

Public Transport

Homestay

All Meals

Lachung
Lachung means the 'Small Pass'. Lachung is a small mountain village At an altitude of 8,610 ftand located about 118kms from Gangtok. Although the distance looks easy, it takes about 6 hours by car to reach Lachung from Gangtok, and the road although very scenic, is often not in good condition. Lachung is part of North Sikkim.

We start early in the morning from Gangtok. 22kms before Lanchung, we reach Chungthang. Throughout the entire journey we are accompanies by the Teesta river and numerous waterfalls and mountain springs.

Chungthang is where we can watch the lovely confluence of the rivers Lachung Chhu and Lachen Chhu which then join the river Teesta. Nearby there is a sacred stone (Naydo) having footprints of guru Padmasambhava. We will visit the Chungthang Monastery. The Monastery is surrounded by stone houses and large edifices. The monastery has rich collection of rare Buddhist paintings.

About 11kms ahead of Chungthang and towards Lachung (30 minutes drive) we will come across a wonderful waterfall along the way known as Bhim Nala (also known as Amitabh Bachchan Waterfalls because a scene of the film 'Ankhen' was shot here with Amitabh in it). We take a short break here before heading off to our destination for the day, Lanchung Village.


Day 4
Day trip to Yumthang Valley and Zero Point

Private Vehicle

Homestay

All Meals

Yumthang valley is about 25kms from Lachung located at an altitude of 11,800ft and takes about 1.5 hours of drive. The name Yumthang Valley means 'Valley of Flowers'. So you know what to expect. But the name would have been more appropriate if it said 'Valley of Rhododendrons'. Because here as the tree line ends, the vast stretch of flowering valley exposes a dense bed of rhododendron flowers for miles and in many different colors like purple, blue, red, pink etc.

The rhododendrons bloom between March to May. We will visit the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary which spans across 34 square kilometers area here near Lachung and has over 38 different varieties of rhododendrons.

Other than the wonderful views of vast valley of flowers, Yumthang also offers lovely views of the mountain peaks such as Pauhunri and Shundu Tsenpa forming the backdrop of the river Teesta.

Further up and about 23kms from Yumthang at an altitude of over 15,000 ft is the place Zero Point (also known as Yumesamdong). It takes another 1.5 hours from Yumthang by vehicle (about 3 to 3.5 hours from Lachung). This is where the civilian road ends and you can't drive any further and hence the name Zero Point. A short distance away from here is the border with China and tourists are not allowed to go any further shortly after Zero Point.

While the road is quite treacherous, the rewards are awesome. Zero Point or Yume Samdong is the place where three rivers meet with surrounding snow-clad mountains and offering marvelous scenic views. You can often see yaks grazing in the snow. There is hardly any vegetation in Zero point other than some stretches of grassy land which becomes visible when the snow melts.


Day 5
Lachung to Gangtok

Private Vehicle

Hotel

All Meals

We bid googbye to North Sikkim today and drive to Gangtok. Overnight at Gangtok. Explore the local market at MG road and the numerous cafe's at Gangtok


Day 6
Departure from Gangtok

Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

After breakfast, the team departs from Gangtok



Avatar



Book an upcoming batch


[[selectedBatch.startdate|date]] to [[selectedBatch.enddate|date]]

[[selectedBatch.starttime|date:'shortTime']] to [[selectedBatch.endtime|date:'shortTime']]

[[selectedBatch.comment]]

[[price.attribute]] : [[price.price]] /- per person

[[price.attribute]] : [[price.price]] /- per person

[[selectedBatch.price]]/- per person

[[instance.price]]/- per person

Book

Got Questions ?

WhatsApp The Great Escape


Reviews :


Kirtiman Rathore
Kirtiman Rathore

"The Great Escape" upholds its name, literally! Among the couple of trekking organisations that I have hiked with in Himalayas, TGE is one of the best. They plan the trek very well, adapting the route and camping locations to factors like weather and the footfall. The support staff is experienced and deft, food great, and trekking practices "green". The organisers themselves are friendly and look after the group well. At the same time, they are firm, decisive, and in a mode of continuous improvement! It is a pleasure trekking with TGE, and I would highly recommend them! Good luck Reetu & Jamila...and keep rocking !


Hariprasad Sampath Narayanan
Hariprasad Sampath Narayanan

The review is long due. I went with the organizers of The Great Escape multiple times and it was a very memorable experience. Well organized and curated treks with attention given to the minutest details. The organizers Reetu and Jamila are the best and I would recommend them to any


Yogesh Raja
Yogesh Raja

Here from the past few trek experiences organised by The Great Escape are GREAT πŸ‘ Professionally a well organised and friendly team, you guys (Reetu & Jamila) have built a great team (on & off the field) Almost this team is very good in all stages like the accommodation, food, travel, guidance & instant decision making. They value the time & money spent by their customers. This unique experience – it is much and seriously appreciated. Continue delivering the same πŸ‘ Hope to join more trekking/trips in future with The Great Escape 😊 Best wishes to grow big & bigger πŸ‘


Trilochan Dua
Trilochan Dua

Joined the Spiti Valley trek ...Very well organized in every aspect ( Travelling by Road , Homestays , Trekking ) ..Reetu & Jamila you both are super girls, good knowledge about the terrain, always ready to help & take care of every team member...I would recommend everyone to go with these guys ...


Barkha Bhagia
Barkha Bhagia

Very well organized treks. I know the organizers personally and can vouch for fun filled events that they organize. I have already done three Himalaya treks and taken multiple trips with them. They're my go to travel companions


Rini Biswas
Rini Biswas

I have attended only one trip/event with TGE as of now and I loved it. It was well organized, the organizer was really cooperative and helped everyone in the team to make the trip a memorable one. I'd highly recommend this group to all friends and family and would love to attend their future events. Thank you.


Photos


explore

Logout World

Stay In Touch


Mail Us


Registered Address :


C - 19, Utkarsha Nagar, Gadital, Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra. PIN 411028.

Contact No: +91 8208215436

Email id : [email protected]