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Gangtok & Lachung Adventure Tour Package – Explore Adventure at Himalayan Natural Beauty
Gangtok & Lachung Adventure Tour Package: Overview
Sikkim would definitely perfect for all adventure-seekers nestled in Eastern Himalayas. Mystical wonderland of amazing natural beauty, Buddhist monasteries, trekking trails and mountain views. Sikkim is a famous state of North East India which is filled with adventure activities for tourist. Gangtok & Lachung are popular hill destination known for its fabulous sightseeing, natural beauty and steady Himalayan Mountain. In this package we will cover all the adventure activities and sightseeing of Gangtok and Lachung with proper planning. Come and explore the enchanting beauty of destinations in Sikkim. We have provided below various holiday packages for Sikkim keeping in mind various types of travelers.
Gangtok & Lachung Adventure Tour Package: Highlights
Popular Ganesh Temple in Sikkim: Ganesh Tok View Point
Panoramic views of Sikkim: Tashi View Point
Ancient Ideal of Lord Hanuman: Hanuman Tok
Famous and high altitude lakes in India: Tsomgo Lake
Dwelling to abundant species of Orchids: Saramsa Garden
High Altitude Mountain passes: Nathula Pass
Over Crowded spot in Sikkim: Banjhakri Falls
Lifeline of the Sikkim state: river Teesta
Spectacular waterfall with perfect beauty: Seven sister waterfall
Excellent trek point in India: Rhododendron Sanctuary
What is unique in Gangtok & Lachung Adventure Tour Package and why?
Gangtok & Lanchung is most wonderful and unique destination having its famous origin and points of interest. Gangtok is famous hill station of Sikkim offers breathtaking views at every turn. From the glacial lake Tsongmo to the capital city of Gangtok while Sikkim offers a range of experiences for travelers - beautiful monasteries with their carved interiors, sprawling tea estates and rolling hills. We provide this unique blend package by adding famous excursion and some adventure activities like Rope way ride by cable car, river Teesta for white river rafting, Trekking and camping at famous lake of Lachung.
Oct-01 To Mar-31
Apr-01 To Sep-30
4N/5D Standard Package
Hotel Chitrakoot Residency (Gangtok), Hotel Park Palace Lachung ( Lachung)
|Rs 14000||Rs 15300||Rs 13500||Rs 0|
4N/5D Deluxe Package
The Saramsa ResortThe Saramsa Resort(Gangtok), Yarlam Resort ( Lachung)
|Rs 19900||Rs 21800||Rs 19000||Rs 0|
Gangtok & Lachung Adventure Tour Package: Package Inclusion
04 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis
Breakfast and Dinner
02 Night stay in Gangtok
01 Night stay in Lachung
01 Night stay in Camp (All meals)
Private Ac vehicle for 05 days
Cable ride, White river rafting at Gangtok
Trekking and Camping in Lachung
Parking, Toll tax and driver hault
Inclusive of all taxes
Gangtok & Lachung Adventure Tour Package: Exclusion
Any airfare, Bus fare and Railway fare
Day 01: Arrive at Bagdogra Airport or Siliguri Railway station to Gangtok
Arrive at airport or railway station and proceed towards Gangtok which is known as largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. 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, Tsomgo Lake 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
Day 02: Full Day sightseeing of Gangtok
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 is a favorite hotspot place of visit 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 and 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
Day 03: Gangtok to Lachung (102km/4 Hours)
After breakfast you will drive towards Lachung which is a mountain village close to the Tibetan border in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. Enroute you will stop for Seven-Sisters Waterfall. Later you will continue your journey towards Lachung. Upon arrival check in to hotel and you may have lunch at same hotel, after some rest you will be taken towards some famous excursion of Lachung village. Lachung Chu, Lachung Monastery and you can witness the beautiful Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary in the Yumthang Valley blooming in color. You also have views of the snow-capped peaks and herds of wandering yaks. By the evening you will return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Lachung hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant
Day 04: Full day Trekking at Mangan base camp
After breakfast start your day by visit some more famous attraction to enjoy trekking at Tosar Lake. The small and beautiful state of Sikkim abounds in nature, culture and adventure. It has the unique distinction of being bounded by three sovereign nations. Upon arrival you will be check in to Mangan base camp and they will guide for trekking. After guideline you will be taken towards Tosar Lake and you may have full day enjoyment through trekking, you may have packed lunch with you. This trek is the most popular trek in North Sikkim and is famous for great mountain views, floral spectacle in summer, beautiful birds and views of pristine forest. By the evening you will return back to Mangan base camp and overnight stay with dinner at camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 05: Departs from Lachung to at Bagdogra Airport or Siliguri Railway station
After breakfast check out from camp and proceed towards Bagdogra airport or railway station. Upon arrival you drop to airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets with lots of memory
Adventure things to do in Gangtok & Lachung
River Rafting in Teesta
Teesta Rivers are graded in the international level at I to IV and present one of the finest rafting starches in the world. The turbulent waters of Rangit with its multidimensional rapids provides the rafters the scopes of practicing their skills and the spectacular scene along the river courses through the gorges and valleys make the rafting adventure a memorable experience. A circuit of around 11-km, rafting starts from this quaint little town and continues till Rangpo through Sirwani. Above all, what attracts the adrenaline junkies for river rafting in Gangtok is the astounding views while challenging and maneuvering the ferocious rapids of Teesta River.
Yak Safari at Tsongmo Lake
Though a yak rides slowly on the gentle and steep slopes, a ride from Gangtok to the enchanting Tsongmo Lake is an experience that outlooks any of the activities in the vicinity. Taking you through the curvy, rugged and challenging terrains of Gangtok, a Yak Safari allows you time to absorb the fascinating colours and true beauty of this region. You will get to ride the yak in Tsomgo Lake and in various trekking points like Dzongri in West Sikkim onwards Chopta Valley Jeep & Yak Safari Tour.
Paragliding in Gangtok
This adventure sports is slowly becoming very common in India though its origin can be traced back to 1940s. If you want to get up close with nature, then paragliding can be a wonderful way to do so. Paragliding in Sikkim offers an experience that is worth cherishing for a lifetime. The total flying time in high fly is 20-30 minutes.
Ropeway Cable Ride in Gangtok
This is one of the greatest attractions in Gangtok and should not be missed. It's a double-cable zig back ropeway which is operational since December 2003. Each cable car can carry up to 24 passengers. This rope way of about 1 km long has three entry points or stops. The lowest point is at Deorali market and the highest point is at Tashiling (below the state secretariat ). There is a midpoint stop at Nam-Nang. One can enter from any point and return to same point after touching other two points. Cable car journey provides spectacular view of Gangtok market, valley and assembly hall of state of Sikkim on its 15 to 20 minutes journey
Trekking and Camping at Tosar Lake
Tosar Lake is located at an altitude of 13000 ft in between the Mangan Ridge and the Chola Range to the south east of the lake. This trek begins from the road head at Naksuk, Naga Reserved Forest above Naga village which is about an hour drive from Mangan. It follows the old traditional yak and cow trails in the Reserve forest. It passes through soggy temperate forest of broad leaved species and bamboos. This trek is especially popular for its mountain views, floral spectacle in summer, beautiful birds and views of pristine forest.
Camping at Tosar Lake
Camp Mangan is a local family-run day camp that operates for 2-3 weeks every summer from late-June through mid-July. Camp Mangan 2017 runs from the 26th of June through the 7th of July. The Camp is in session from 9 A.M to 3 P.M with lunch and snacks provided.
It can be accessed directly from Siliguri via Singtam about five hour drive, the Government Tourist Lodge and hotels are available in and around Mangan Bazar. You can stay in trekker's huts or in tents, on the trek. On termination, you get a chance of visiting Yoksom and Pamayangtse and exploring the famous Buddhist Monastery
Places to visit in Lachung
Lachung Monastery: The Lachung Monastery is the symbol of religious and cultural heritage. This place is known by the name Lachung Gompa which was established in 1880 AD. It is an ancient monastery where you can find Buddhist murals paintings with colors and two big prayer wheels. People perform various religious and traditional practices there. Chaam is the dance form which is performed by wearing peculiar masks.
Yumesamdong Zero Point: Yumesamdong (Zero Point) is heaven personified place where you can get the most fascinating view. People can enjoy snow capped Himalayan peaks, beautiful flowers in this place. This place is situated 15000 feet above the sea level. It is very close to China border
Lachung Gompa: The ancient monastery, which was built sometime during 1880, is the hub of all cultural and religious activity in Lachung. A quaint and pretty place with murals in jewel colours and two large prayer wheels, the gompa should definitely be on your itinerary. If you’re in the hamlet in January, then you’ll also be able to see the Chaam, a traditional masked dance that the monks perform here to mark the end of the eleventh Tibetan month.
Taste of Tibet cuisines
Sikkim is the only province in India where the majority of the population is Nepali and Tibetan. So it feels quite a bit different from mainland North or South India. After enjoying Tibetan cuisine at a number of restaurants in Gangtok. Taste of Tibet offers authentic Tibetan cuisine. Popular among the youth, the place is always bustling with people. Must-try dishes include Chicken Momos, Gyathuk and Thenthuk (noodle soup) and shyabhale (Tibetan meat pasty). The décor is simple, but the interiors are quite comfortable.
Culture of Sikkim
Sikkim today is a rapidly evolving society. Its major towns like Gangtok the capital city, Namchi and Jorethang already are urbanizing at a steady pace. More and more people are being attracted by business opportunities and gradually imbibing the cosmopolitan character.
Though Sikkim is predominantly a Buddhist state its spirit is secular and here churches, monasteries, gurdwaras, mosques and temples co-exist peacefully. It is hard to define the true culture of Sikkim. It could best be called a wonderful mosaic, a unique pattern made beautiful by the unusual harmony in its individually colorful threads.
Hotels in Gangtok
Standard Hotel: Hotel Chitrakoot Residency: TA Rank (5.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: The Saramsa Resort: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Hotels in Lachung
Standard Hotel: Hotel Park Palace Lachung: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: Yarlam Resort: TA Rank (4.5) – Certificate of Excellence
Tea of Sikkim
The Temi Tea Gardenestablished in 1969 by the Government of Sikkim, 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. he garden is spread on a slope below Tendong along the highway to West Sikkim from Gangtok. The tea estate is presided with the dominating view of snow covered Mt Kanchendzonga. he tea garden spread out on a gentle hill slope originating from the Tendong Hill provides a magnificent view of the surrounding villages. The visit to the factory could be an eye opener for those wanting to know about tea processing methods. In growing organic tea, agro-chemicals are avoided by the tea estates that results in low production costs. Many European countries and Japan have shown preference for tea produced by adopting organic managing method.
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.
Best time to choose adventure package
Tourists planning a tour to Sikkim can visit it during any time from October to December or between March to mid weeks of June.
Festivals and events in Lachung
Lossong: This is one of the most famous festivals in Lachung which is also the New Year of the Bhutia people. It is celebrated in the month January, when pooja is performed.
Saga Dawa: It is another festival of the city which is celebrated by the Buddhism. It is the day of Gautam Buddha.
People of Sikkim
The indigenous peoples of Sikkim include the Lepcha and Bhutia, in contrast to the dominant, heterogeneous British Gorkhas population of Sikkim. Sikkim has an interfusion of diverse communities, cultures, religions and customs. Sikkim is a fine specimen of harmony between people from different areas and regions. The people of Sikkim are known as Sikkimese. The developmental activities in Sikkim like construction of roads, bridges, buildings etc, have informally invited migrant laborers from the plains and Nepal.
What to buy in Sikkim?
Shopping is Sikkim is truly a delightful experience. The main markets for shopping are Old market, New Market and Lal market. Here you will find all kind of shops, which offer good range of items to be purchased. These markets sell carpets in addition to wooden and bamboo artifacts. Sikkim shopping is renowned for its elegantly woven materials that incorporate dresses, shawls, blankets and knitted garments.
Places to visit in Gangtok
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.
Nathula pass open for tourist
Nathula Pass is only open for Indian visitors for 5 days a week including Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday and closed on Monday & Tuesday for two days. You will only be allowed after you get a permit to visit it through a registered Travel Agency.
Nightlife in Gangtok
Gangtok Hill town is quite small, there are numerous options here for night outs including pubs, bars, casinos, music and night clubs. You will be surprised to know that the first land based live casino in India was set up in Gangtok. Here is a bit of information you should know about Gangtok nightlife if you are planning on visiting. Here is a bit of information you should know about Gangtok nightlife if you are planning on visiting.
Casinos in Gangtok
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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
One of the prettiest sanctuaries in entire Sikkim, it is located in the Yumthang Valley, with the Yumthang Chu river meandering through it. Flanked by the Chomzomei Tso mountains, which extend till Lava on the west and by the craggy Chuba-Sagochen mountain on the east, the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is well-known for its beautiful landscape comprising of verdant forested hills, alpine meadows, hot springs, flowering bushes and snow-peaked mountains. Several glacial streams criss-cross through the valley, adding to its charm. Spanning over an area of 43 sq km, this forest is especially known for over 40 species of Rhododendron bushes and trees. Other flowers like poppies, saxifrages, gentians, potentillas and primulas paint the sanctuary with their vibrant hues. If you’re in Lachung anytime between April and May – the time when the valley is bursting with a rainbow of colours, then don’t miss an opportunity to walk through the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. While the forest is a floral paradise, it is also home to the Ghoral, Serow and the endangered Tiger-Civet. You can even spot the Brown Trout, an exotic species of fish in the blue waters of the Yumthang Chu.
lachung valley of flowers
A beautiful valley of flowers with vibrant blossoms of primula, poppies and rhododendron. At a height of 3,564m, the valley is very near Tibet and offers some great views of the Shundu Tsenpa and Pauhunri peaks. As you walk around the valley, enjoying the views and your time in this floral haven, you’ll also come across several hot springs, which bubble with warm, sulphur-rich water, known for their healing powers. A tributary of the Teesta River meanders past the valley, making the place even more picturesque. While Yumthang is closed from December to March because of heavy snowfall, do visit the valley during the summer months when it is draped in a whorl of colours.
Nathula pass tour package
Package starts from Gangtok and provide full day excursion of Nathula Pass
If you want to visit Nathula passi n one day so it is possible to visit from Gangtok. Nathu La is one of the three open trading border posts between China and India; the other two are Shipkila in Himachal Pradesh and Lipulekh (or Lipulech) in Uttarakhand. Sealed by India after the 1962 Sino-Indian War, Nathu La was re-opened in 2006 following numerous bilateral trade agreements. The opening of the pass was expected to bolster the economy of the region and play a key role in the growing Sino-Indian trade but that has not happened. At present domestic tourist are given permit to visit Nathula 4 days a week (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday) and only 30 vehicles are allowed each day.
Sikkim Trekking tours
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Yuksom Goecha La Trek
Yuksom Dzongri Trek
Goecha La Trek
Sikkim Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Tosar Lake Trek
Everest Singalila Trek
North Sikkim High Altitude Trek
Green Lake Trek