Gangtok with Zero Point
9 NIGHTS / 10DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar - Bagdogra - Gangtok
On arrival Bagdogra Airport drive to Gangtok (5412 Ft / 1650 Mts, 130 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs). On arrival check in. Evening free to explore the MG market at your own. Over night at Hotel.
Day 02:Gangtok – Tshangu Lake & Baba Mandir Excursion
After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way from Gangtok) & Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake. Situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way, with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Back to Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel. (Incase of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided) Optional Nathula One can opt for Nathula Excursion by paying a supplement cost which varies from month to month. Organising the permit at the last moment is not possible & a clear window of 72 Hrs with proper documents is required to process the permit. Nathula permit gets confirmed a day prior OR on the day of journey (depending on the working of the permit issuing office) & it is subjected to permit availability as it is allotted as per lottery. Nathula is closed on Monday & Tuesday for tourist. Nathula(14140 Ft / 4310 Mts / 20 Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) is an Indo China border, controlled by the Indian Army & is situated approx 20 Kms ahead of Tshangu Lake at an height of 14140 Ft / 4310. The journey to Nathula & Baba Mandir is same up to 16 Kms. At this point the right arm of the "V" which is 4 Kms takes one to Baba Mandir & left arm of the "V" which is 4 Kms takes one to Nathula. To process the permit of Nathula & Lachung following documents require: 1. 06 passport size photograph of each member traveling whether Adult or Children with their name, age & gender written behind each photograph. 2. Photo Copy of Photo ID proof of each member traveling whether Adult or Children. Original to be brought with self. 3. A list mentioning the Name Age & Gender of all traveler family wise. 4. Any documents issued by Central or State Government having Photo, Name and the address will be considered as ID Proof. The Photo ID Proof can be anyone of the following, Driving License, Voter Card or Valid Passport. Aadhar Card & Pan Card is not accepted as ID proof by the authorities. 5. In case of Child traveling below 18 Years or couple traveling where there is no ID proof of wife, there has to be a written declaration given from the parents / husband.
Day 03:Gangtok – Lachen
Pick from Gangtok Hotel and transfer to Lachen (9500 Ft / 2896 Mts, 130 Kms / 06 to 07 Hrs). On the way visit Tashi view point, Seven sister's water fall (Subjected the vehicle take the normal route. This sightseeing points are included on complimentary basis & in case of diversions these points will be missed. There will be no refund in such case). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Lachen – Gorudongmar Lake Excursion
Today morning drive to Chopta valley & Gurudongmar (17800 Ft / 5427 Mts, 70 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs from Lachen). (no entry for foreigner national. They also have to be 02 & above is number to visit North Sikkim Lachen & Lachung. Foreigner national are allowed to visit till Thangu, with valid permit). This is one journey one cannot forget. The day starts early at 5 am. It is almost dark at this point of time. As your journey go upward , the morning sun rays creates spectacular view of the snow peaks, which looks like mountains made of Gold. From Lachen first one travels to Thangu (13000 Ft / 3963 Mts, 30 Kms / 02 to 2.5 Hrs from Lachen), which is a steep ascent. The only halt is at Thangu, for stretching & acclimatization. Here you have family kitchen which can serve you tea, bread butter and maggi on Direct payment. You get to sit around the earthen furnace and experience the mountain life style. A further drive reaches to the virgin and uninhabited land of Chopta Valley (13500 Ft / 4116 Mts / 4 Kms / 30 to 45 min from Thangu). Many tourists, who are not comfortable with the altitude, limit their tour till Chopta valley, which is with close proximity to Tibet. The valley is rich with Alpine vegetation. From here till Gurudongmar, is mostly flat land with mountains and army bunkers on all sides. This is a high altitude desert, with hardly any vegetation and is stony and dusty. Your vehicle makes its own way ahead and this is the reason one can get lost very easily. As it is a plateau, it is very cold & windy throughout the year. The advice is that one should not exert much as gasping breath is difficult at this altitude. In winters, Gurudongmar Lake is frozen except one corner which is considered to be very sacred. Army Jawans apart from guarding the border are always ready to help those who are in need.
Day 05: Lachen – Lachung
Today morning after breakfast shall be transferred to Lachung (8000 Ft / 2439 Mts, 60 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs). Afternoon free enjoy the natural beuty. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Lachung - Yumthang – Yumesamdong (Zero Point) – Lachung
Early morning proceed on a half day excursion to Yumthang Valley (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms / 1 ½ hours one way). Visit to Yumthang Valley is a day excursion from Lachung, which is an attraction for tourist visiting this region. The colorful Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary bloom between April to June. The soaring snow-capped peaks and herds of wandering yaks make this a Himalayan paradise the valley is also known for its Hot spring. Although the water is quite dirty, many locals from the area visit to get themselves soaked & cured as believed. Yumesamdong known as (Zero point) (15300 Ft / 4665 Mts / 24 Kms / 1.5 to 2 Hrs from Yumthang one way).Yumesamdong located beyond Yumthang. The journey from Yumthang trudges up through the rugged mountain road. The aroma of sweet fragrance of Ezilia permeates the air. Ezilia is a plant used by the inhabitant to manufacture incense sticks.
Day 07: Lachung - Gangtok
After Breakfast Transfer To Gangtok (5412 Ft / 1650 Mts, 124 Kms / 05 ½ To 06 ½ Hrs). Overnight At Hotel.
Morning Go for a full day sightseeing covering Rumtek Monastery, Jhakri Water Falls along with Do-rul Chhorten, Research Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday) and Flower Show. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09:Gangtok – Excurssion to Namchi & Chardham
After breakfast proceed to Samdruptse (135 ft Statue of Guru Padmashambhava), Sideswari Chardham (a replica of Chardham Yatra built on Solophok hills) & Buddha Park (130 Ft. Statue of Lord Buddha). Afternoon back to Gangtok. Check in and Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10:Gangtok – Bagdogra – Bhubaneswar
Today morning after breakfast depart from Gangtok to Bagdogra to board your flight back home with sweet memories of holidays
Tour Includes :
- • Return Airfare Bhubaneswar – Bagdogra – Bhubaneswar
- • 05 Nights accommodation in Gangtok
- • 02 Nights accommodation in Lachen
- • 02 Nights accommodation in lachung
- • Daily Breakfast & Dinner ( Full Board in Lachen & lachung)
- • All transfers & sightseeing by luxury vehicle as per itinerary
- • Permission to Enter Tsangu & Lachung
Extra Charges Apply :
- • Nathula Pass Entry
- • Yak ride, Boating wherever applicable
- • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
- • Tips, Laundry, Room service, Phone Calls
- • Camera fee, Soft or Hard drinks, Starters.
- • Medical & Travel insurance