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The New Sikkim Tour Package - Land Of Dramatic Contours

 

The New Sikkim Tour Package: Overview

Sikkim is the evergreen state of North India filled with green mountains of the horizon, round rivers, cascading waterfalls and famous flora and fauna. If you are planning to explore Sikkim through its varied destination, then we recommend you to explore Gangtok which is famous, distinct Hill town and Namchi declared to be famous Buddhist pilgrimage center.  

Holiday Travel India derived The New Sikkim Tour Package for those who want to pleased by natural beauty and want to worship Buddhist monasteries. Package will starts from Bagdogra and provide 03 Night hault in Gangtok with excursion and 01 night hault in Namchi. This famous tourist destination will leave you spellbound with a wide variety of destinations to explore.

 

Namchi

 

What is Unique in The New Sikkim Tour Package and why?

The New Sikkim Tour Package designed with our exclusively planned idea and we combine pilgrimage center and beauty of hill town together to provide unique package of north east India. In this new Sikkim package you will find abundant scenic beauty, snow lined hill superior with the serenity of the lakes and Buddhist monasteries. In this particular package we include excursion as well as wildlife sanctuary, Relaxbale garden, waterfalls, tea garden and Buddhist monasteries with proper guideline and instructions.

 

The New Sikkim Tour Package: Highlights

  • Famous temple of Monkey God: Hanuman tok

  • Famous temple of Indian Army soldiers: Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple

  • Sunrise point to watch the majestic panorama: Tashi View Point

  • Oval Shaped Lake in Gangtok: Tsomgo Lake

  • World’s largest statue of Guru Padmasambhava in Namechi

  • Tranquil environment at Tendong hill

  • One of the best Tea garden in India: Temi tea


The New Sikkim Tour Package - Land Of Dramatic Contours - Rates & Dates


The New Sikkim Tour Package: Inclusion

  • 04 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Breakfast and Dinner

  • 03 Night stay with sightseeing at Gangtok

  • 01 Night stay with sightseeing at Namchi

  • Private Ac vehicle for 05 days

  • Parking, toll tax and driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

The New Sikkim Tour Package: Exclusion

  • Any personal Expense

  • Airfare, busfare and railway fare

  • Lunch


The New Sikkim Tour Package - Land Of Dramatic Contours - Itinerary

Arrive at airport or railway station and proceed towards Gangtok which stands for land of monasteries in North India. Upon arrival check in to hotel and get ready to visit such famous sightseeing of Gangtok i.e. Ganesh Tok View Point, Tashi View Point and Hanuman Tok and Saramsa Garden. By the evening you will return back to Gangtok hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Gangtok hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest Restaurant

 

After breakfast start your day by visit Nathula Pass which is located at the Indo China border at an altitude of 14,100 feet as favorite hotspot place for visitors coming to Sikkim. Spend some quality time enjoy your moment at Nathula pass. After that you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you will be taken towards Banjhakri Waterfalls, Garden, Chorten Stupa, Tibetology, Rope way ride (Cable car) and river Teesta for white river rafting. By the evening come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Gangtok hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant

After breakfast start your day by visit such famous and most awaited places which includes Tsomgo Lake (38.5 km), which is one of the most popular attractions of Gangtok. Set at an elevation of 3780 m, this glacial lake is considered holy by Sikkim’s people. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the banks of the lake.

 After that you will move towards Baba Mandir which is a popular pilgrim center, Baba Mandir is believed to possess wish fulfilling powers. The shrine is built in the memory of Baba Harbhajan Singh, who was an Indian Army soldier and lost his life near Nathula Pass. It is believed that he is still ‘on duty’ for the Indian Army and he guards the lives of soldiers posted on the India- China border.

After sightseeing you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant and then you will be taken towards Himalayan Zoological Park. It was opened in 1958 and specializes in captive breeding of the endangered animals found in the alpine region. Endangered species like the Red Panda and Snow Leopard are bred here in captivity. By the evening you will return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Gangtok Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant

After breakfast start your day by visit such adorable sightseeing of Namchi which stands for its Buddhist monasteries and beautiful mountain ranges. Upon arrival you will be taken towards Ralang Monastery most sacred monastery of Sikkim, Guru Padmasambhava Statue world’s largest statue, Solophok Chardham and Tendong Hill. After sightseeing you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you will drive towards Doling Gompa and temi Tea Garden. By the evening you will return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Namchi hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Bagdogra airport or railway station. Upon arrival you will drop to airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory

Meals: Breakfast



Hotels included in Gangtok

Standard Hotel: Hotel Chitrakoot Residency -TA Rank (5.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: Hotel Mount Siniolchu - TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Luxury Hotel: Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino - TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

 

Hotels in Namchi

Standard Hotel: Hotel Juniper Residency – TA Rank (4.5)Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: Himalayan Eco Resort by World Choice – TA Rank (3.0) Certificate of Excellence

Luxury Hotel: Summit Sobralia Resort & Spa – TA Rank (4.5) – Certificate of Excellence

 

Nathula pass tour package

Nathula Pass was the place through which the famous Silk Route used to operate until 1962. This used to be a trade route between India and Tibet. Nathula Pass located at a height of 14000 feet, is a border point between India and China. Biting cold, sudden rain / snowfall, and landslides are common occurrences in this region that can disturb even the best laid out plans to visit Nathula Pass.

Package starts from Gangtok and explore full day at Nathula Pass.

You will be picked by our representative from Hotel/ Airport and proceed towards Nathula pass. Upon arrival you will guide about Nathula pass and explore whole day at pass. After that you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later drive back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Gangtok hotel

 

Gangtok India points of interest

Tsomgo Lake: The glacial Tsomgo Lake is located at an altitude of 3,780 meters above sea level. It is also called as Changu Lake and is crossed by the Nathu la Pass on the north. This is one of the few and awesome high altitude lakes in India. The lake becomes doubly attractive with the reflections of the surrounding hills on the water. Tsomgo Lake is oval in shape and approximately 1km. long. It has an average depth of about 50 ft. it was created by the snow melted water from the mountains around the lake & a river namely Lungtze Chu has been created from Tsomgo Lake. The lake further falls into Rangpo-chu.

 

Saramsa Garden: Saramsa Garden was established in 1922 and has served various purposes. This is a vast stretch of landscaped garden located about 14kms from Gangtok Town and near Ranipool. It's ideal for leisure, recreation and picnic. The purpose behind setting up of the garden was to cater to the needs of the British officers as well as the former Namgyal Royal family. Various fruit trees such as banana, orange, pineapple and guava were grown here. The Forest Department introduced Cephaelis Ipecacuanha, a medicinal plant in the year 1940.

 

Ganesh Tok View Point: Ganesh Tok is a small temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh, it is so small that only one person can crawl into the temple at a time. However, the main thing to be notices here is its unique location which acts like a viewpoint. The view point is set at a height of 6500 m and offers spectacular sights of the snow capped peaks. There is a small temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha at the view point. The temple is so small that it can accommodate just one person at a time.

 

Tashi View Point:  Tashi View Point is one of the major attractions of Gangtok and is located at a distance of 8 km from the town. The place is a must visit for nature lovers as it offers great views of the imposing Himalayan mountains, specifically Mount Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu.  This is basically a sunrise point to watch the majestic panorama of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Siniolchu with other snow clad peaks and can have an experience of the change of colour of snow on the mountains during the Sunrise. A resting shed and a small cafeteria situated at Tashi View Point provides shelter and other amenities to the tourists. A park above the View Point is a good place to enjoy a picnic.

 

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary: Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a nature park in the Indian state of Sikkim. It has forty species of rhododendron trees. It is located in the Yumthang Valley north of Lachung in North Sikkim district. Bird species found in the park include Wood snipe and Hoary-throated barwing. Vast range of flora is found at the place which includes Poppies, Rhododendrons, Primulas, Saxifrages, Gentians, Iris and much more. It is the home of spotted lingsang and tiger.

 

Hanuman Tok: Hanuman Tok is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple is surrounded by lush green parks and beautiful mountains. From the temple one gets unobstructed views of Kanchenjunga. The word “Tok” in local language means temple. Hanuman Tok is a famous temple in Gangtok dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The legend about the place suggests that Lord Hanuman halted for a rest here while carrying Sanjeevni to Lanka from the Himalayas. Tourists and pilgrims gather at the temple in large numbers to pray and wish fulfillment. The idol of Lord Hanuman was erected here in 1950 when an officer named Appaji Pant had a divine dream at this location.

 

Nathula Pass: The mighty mountain pass of Nathu La is located at an astonishing height of approximately 4,310 meters above sea level and is considered to be one of the highest motor able mountain passes in the world.  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. This pass has historical importance and in 1904, Major Francis Young husband, serving as the British Commissioner to Tibet, led a successful mission through Nathu La to capture Lhasa. It is guarded on both sides by the Chinese and Indian soldiers

 

How to Reach Gangtok

By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. From Gangtok the distance of this airport is about 123 km. It takes about 4 ½ hours to drive from Darjeeling to Bagdogra. This airport can be reached from the metropolitan cities of India.

 

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Gangtok is New Jalpaiguri or NJP. The distance between Gangtok and NJP is almost 88 km. It is the most important railhead of the region. This railway station can be reached from the major cities of India. The famous toy train can be taken from New Jalpaiguri to reach the hill station. It is a wonderful experience taking a ride of this train and enjoying the surrounding picturesque scenario.

 

By Road: Bus services are available for tourists. After reaching Siliguri bus can be taken to reach Gangtok  By availing the Tenzing Norgay Road, which is known as NH-55 Darjeeling can be reached from Siliguri, NJP and Bagdogra. It merely takes some more than 3 hours to reach Darjeeling via NH-55. Private taxis may be hired for this journey.

 

Gangtok to Changu lake taxi fare

Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim, some 40 kilometers (25 m) from the capital Gangtok. Located at an elevation of 3,753 m (12,313 ft), the lake remains frozen during the winter season. You can hire Taxi to reach Changu lake in very easiest way and taxi charges became Rs.3000/- on round trip.

 

Ideal time to visit Gangtok

Best time to visit Sikkim is March onwards till June and September to December. The best season to travel to Sikkim is summers

 

Culture of Gangtok

Sikkim is predominantly a Buddhist state its spirit is secular and here churches, monasteries, gurdwaras, mosques and temples co-exist peacefully. The Lepchas and Bhutias celebrate New Year in January, while Tibetans celebrate the new year (Losar) with "Devil Dance" in January–February. The Maghe sankranti, Ram Navami are some of the important Nepali festivals. Chotrul Duchen, Buddha Jayanti, the birthday of the Dalai Lama, Loosong, Bhumchu, Saga Dawa, Lhabab Duechen and Drupka Teshi are some other festivals, some distinct to local culture and others shared with the rest of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.

 

Nightlife in Gangtok

The beautiful hill station and the state capital of Sikkim have happening nightlife and numerous entertainment options. People in Gangtok love to spend their night in clubs, pubs, and discos and enjoy to fullest extent with their friends and family.

  • Denzong Cinema

  • Pub 25

  • Orthodox bar and lounge

 

Shopping in Gangtok

Gangtok has numerous curio and souvenir shops throughout the city in addition to opportunities to shop for everything from winter jackets to local wine. Buying masks, footwear, carpets, handicrafts and other trinkets in the souvenir shops strewn along Mahatma Gandhi Marg.

 

Language of Gangtok

Nepali is the most widely spoken language in Sikkim as well as Gangtok. English and Hindi being the official language of Sikkim and India respectively are also widely spoken and understood in most of Sikkim, particularly in Gangtok. Other languages spoken in Gangtok include Bhutia (Sikkimese), Tibetan and Lepcha.

 

Festivals of Sikkim

Festivals bring liveliness and fun in the monotony of daily life. India is a land of festivals and Sikkim being a part of India. There are people from diverse religions in Sikkim, so they all have their own festivals to celebrate.

Saga Dawa: Saga Dawa is a very important festival for the Buddhists. This day is considered to be the holiest of the holy Buddhist FestivalThis festival is held on the 15th day of the 7th month around the end of August. This festival is unique to Sikkim.

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Losoong: Losoong marks the end of the harvest season and also the end of the 10th month of the Tibetan lunar year, around the end of December

Dasain: The festival symbolizes the victory of the Hindu Goddess Durga over evil. Barley seeds are sown in the soil on the first day of this festival and their growth foretells good harvest. During this day people smear their foreheads with colored rice and the barley sprouts, which was sown on the first day of Dasain, are picked and placed over the ear

 

Dresses of Sikkim

There are different styles according to which men and women of Sikkim wear this traditional attire. For instance, men wear Bakhu with a pair of loose trousers fastened with a leather belt. Women belt this outfit over a silk blouse which is full sleeved, ethnically known as honju.

 

Sikkim Dance

The cultural heritage of Sikkim is expressed in its traditional folk dances. Sikkim is domiciled by many ethnic castes and tribes; each of them has its own interesting folk dances. The major inhabitants of Sikkim are divided into three communities, the Lepchas, the Bhutias and the Nepalese respectively.

  • Chu Faat Dance by the Lepchas

  • Sikmari Dance of the Lepchas

  • Singhi Chaam Dance of the Bhutias

  • Yak Chaam Dance of the Bhutiyas

  • Denzong Gnenha Dance of the Bhutias.

  • Tashi Yangku Dance of the Bhutias

  • losoong festival

 

Temperature in Gangtok

Gangtok has a subtropical highland climate, highly influenced by the monsoons. Located at an altitude of 1676 meters above sea level, the place experiences a mild, temperate climate, and remains conformable throughout the year. The temperature in Gangtok ranges between an average maximum of 22 degree Celsius during summer and an average minimum of 4 Degree Celsius during winter.

 

Restaurant in Gangtok

The restaurant in Gangtok serve variety of food like Noodle -based foods such as the thukpa, chowmein, thanthug or North Indian food or non-vegetarian food to relish the taste buds. There many hotels and restaurants in Gangtok. There are some famous Restaurants recommended by us

Roll House Restaurant –TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

MG Marg, Arithang, Gangtok

Open Hours - 10AM–8:30PM

This one is a real hole in the wall eating joint. If one is looking to have some vegetarian rolls or momos.

 

Taste of Tibet –TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

MG Marg, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok

Opening Hours - 10AM–8PM

Tibetan food can skip dining at the Taste of Tibet, lavish spread of momos, thukpa, shyabhale (Tibetan meat pasty), thentuk (homemade noodles) and normal fare such as chilli chicken and fried rice.

 

 

Sikkim Temi tea

The Temi Tea Garden is located in South Sikkim in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. It is the only tea garden in Sikkim and considered one of the best in India and in the world. The place is considered as a heaven for teetotallers as tourist can sip some of the best tea variants. One can purchase 100% pure organic tea from Temi Tea State.

 

Sikkim tourist attractions

Sikkim has been blessed with abundant scenic beauty, pleasant weather and several other charms. The list of tourist attractions in Sikkim is endless and includes several wonders. There are some famous places of Sikkim which is receive high tourist attraction

  • Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim

  • Gangtok Ropeway

  • Yumthang Valley in Sikkim

  • Kanchendzonga National Park

  • Rumtek Monastery

  • Yak Safari in Gangtok

  • Paragliding in Sikkim

  • River Rafting in Sikkim

 

Places to visit in Namchi

Ralang Monastery: The Ralang Monastery is known as the most sacred monastery of Sikkim and said to have been built to honour the pilgrimage of the fourth Ghogyal to Tibet. Pang Lhabsol is celebrated here and the monastery lights up more than it already is to embrace the festival.

 

Guru Padmasambhava Statue: the state of Guru Padmasambhava for which the town is famous. Other than being a part of history, the statue is visually amazing and inside the complex, there exists an exhibition of rare photos and artefacts from the history of India. The statue of Guru Padmasambhava is visually stunning and therefore is a must visit attraction for any tourists visiting the area.

 

Solophok Chardham: The statue of Lord Shiva which is 87 feet long is one of the most sacred places in Sikkim. The statue is surrounded by the replicas of the twelve jyotirlingas and the four dhams of pilgrimage places in India.  . A statue of 16½ feet height of Lord Kirateshwar is also installed in this place. As per the Hindu belief in order to attain Moksha, one has to perform pilgrimage to all the existing four Dhams, hence, replicas of these four Dhams, namely Badrinath, Jaganath and Dwarka dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Rameshwar, dedicated to Lord Shiva is also been built in the same premises.

 

Ngadak Monastery: Ngadak Monastery is an old monastery, which was built by Tensung Namgyal, during the Chogya Gurmed Namgyal regime. the prayer flags welcome the tourists while they enter inside the complex. The monastery was partially damaged during an earthquake but is being reconstructed.

 

Sikkim trekking tours

A trekking along the unpolluted and un-spoiled mountain trails of this Himalayan state is an experience that is at once exhilarating and healthy. Sikkim is the 2ND smallest state of India and can be found at the northern most tip of the continent, but despite its tiny size, Sikkim rises like a magnificent stairway from the tropical plains of West Bengal to the North and Eastern borders of the frozen Tibetan plateau and the Western borders with Nepal. Most of these treks take the trekkers through gorgeous villages, beautiful towns, scenic forests and several other places that are usually least explored or are hidden from the normal trekkers. Besides offering these must explore places, these treks also allow the trekkers to witness the local life from a close hand, interact with them and also have an insight of their cultures and traditions.

There are lots more option to trek in Sikkim state which offer high altitude trek and low altitude trek

Sikkim High altitude Trek

Sikkim Darjeeling Kanchenjunga trek

Uttarey singalila trek

Yuksom dzongri trek

Sikkim green lake trek

Yuksom goechala trek

Yambong singalila trek

Goechala kasturi trek

 

Sikkim Low Altitute Trek

Sikkim ravangla khechupelri trek

Sikkim village to village trek

Sikkim Himalayan heritage trek

Rhododendron trek

Sikkim one day hiking and tour

 

Street food in Gangtok

Sikkim is a state which blend culture and traditions of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet prevails which reflects in the Gangtok food culture.

Sikkim is states which blend culture and traditions of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet prevails which reflects in the Gangtok food culture Popular food recipes in Gangtok have emerged with the traditional wisdom and experiments of generations. Gangtok food prices are very reasonable but it varies from one restaurant to another.

Momo: Momos are the most famous traditional food item emerged from Nepal and China. These delicious food items are available in different restaurants in Gangtok

Thukpa: Thukpa is a mix of Tibetan style noodle that is blended with the soup and flavored with crumpled vegetables.

Gundruk and Sinki Soup: Gundruk is prepared by drying and crumbling the leaves of the mustard oil, cauliflower and radish plant cooked and spiced with onions and tomatoes

Chhurpi: This is a fermented dairy product which is made from cow milk or yak milk giving a mild sour taste.

Sael roti: Seal roti is prepared by blending water and rice which is deep fried to be eaten with tomato curry.

The New Sikkim Tour Package: Inclusion

  • 04 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Breakfast and Dinner

  • 03 Night stay with sightseeing at Gangtok

  • 01 Night stay with sightseeing at Namchi

  • Private Ac vehicle for 05 days

  • Parking, toll tax and driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

The New Sikkim Tour Package: Exclusion

  • Any personal Expense

  • Airfare, busfare and railway fare

  • Lunch

The New Sikkim Tour Package - Land Of Dramatic Contours - Itinerary

Arrive at airport or railway station and proceed towards Gangtok which stands for land of monasteries in North India. Upon arrival check in to hotel and get ready to visit such famous sightseeing of Gangtok i.e. Ganesh Tok View Point, Tashi View Point and Hanuman Tok and Saramsa Garden. By the evening you will return back to Gangtok hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Gangtok hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest Restaurant

 

After breakfast start your day by visit Nathula Pass which is located at the Indo China border at an altitude of 14,100 feet as favorite hotspot place for visitors coming to Sikkim. Spend some quality time enjoy your moment at Nathula pass. After that you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you will be taken towards Banjhakri Waterfalls, Garden, Chorten Stupa, Tibetology, Rope way ride (Cable car) and river Teesta for white river rafting. By the evening come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Gangtok hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant

After breakfast start your day by visit such famous and most awaited places which includes Tsomgo Lake (38.5 km), which is one of the most popular attractions of Gangtok. Set at an elevation of 3780 m, this glacial lake is considered holy by Sikkim’s people. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the banks of the lake.

 After that you will move towards Baba Mandir which is a popular pilgrim center, Baba Mandir is believed to possess wish fulfilling powers. The shrine is built in the memory of Baba Harbhajan Singh, who was an Indian Army soldier and lost his life near Nathula Pass. It is believed that he is still ‘on duty’ for the Indian Army and he guards the lives of soldiers posted on the India- China border.

After sightseeing you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant and then you will be taken towards Himalayan Zoological Park. It was opened in 1958 and specializes in captive breeding of the endangered animals found in the alpine region. Endangered species like the Red Panda and Snow Leopard are bred here in captivity. By the evening you will return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Gangtok Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant

After breakfast start your day by visit such adorable sightseeing of Namchi which stands for its Buddhist monasteries and beautiful mountain ranges. Upon arrival you will be taken towards Ralang Monastery most sacred monastery of Sikkim, Guru Padmasambhava Statue world’s largest statue, Solophok Chardham and Tendong Hill. After sightseeing you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you will drive towards Doling Gompa and temi Tea Garden. By the evening you will return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Namchi hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Bagdogra airport or railway station. Upon arrival you will drop to airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory

Meals: Breakfast

The New Sikkim Tour Package - Land Of Dramatic Contours - Rates & Dates

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