GANGTOK - Sightseeing

Full day excursion trip to, Changu Lake (12400 ft), and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is only 32 km. from Gangtok, the lake is about 1 km long, oval in shape and 15 mtrs deep. The lake is considered sacred by the local people. (In case of land slide or any other reason Tsomgo lake is closed, alternate sightseeing. Will be arranged) Overnight stay at Gangtok.
After breakfast , enjoy full day sightseeing , covering Tashi view point , Ganesh Tok , Bakthang Waterfalls , Flower Show , Sikkim Handicraft Institute , Chorten monastery, Ropeway (cable car ), Rumtek Monastery and evening time for leisure & shopping.
Full day sightseeing covering Temi Tea, the only tea garden in Sikkim which produce and export quality tea, Samdruptse (135 ft) is the tallest statue of "Guru Padmasambhava?, also known as Guru Rinpoche & Siddhesvar Dham, a miniature replica of the Indian Char Dhams located in our Country i.e. Jagannath Dham in East, Dwarika Dham in West, Badrinath Dham in North and Rameshwaram in South. It also has a 108 ft. statue of Lord Shiva enclosed by the 12 'Lingas', a temple of Shirdi Sai Baba and an effigy of Lord Kirateshwara. It gives a feeling of complete mental peace & satisfaction. Overnight stay at Gangtok
After breakfast enjoy Pelling sightseeing covering Rimbi Waterfalls, Rock Garden, Sky walk & Kanchenjunga Water Falls. After lunch Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, New Helipad and View Tower. (Overnight at Pelling Hotel).
Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at around at 4 am) sunrise view over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather) on a way back visit Batasia Loop & Ghoom Monastery. After Breakfast city tour of Darjeeling visit Padmaja Naidu Himalaya Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tea Garden (outer view), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self -Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda. (Overnight at Darjeeling Hotel).
After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing to Durpin Dara Hill, Dr Graham Homes, Neora Valley National Park, Nature Interpretation Center, Zang Dhok Palri Phodang, Pine View Nursery, Delo

Tariff Includes

Vehicle and fuel charges
Drivers charges including drives overnight allowance whatever needed.

Tariff Excludes

Entry fee for the vehicle if any
Applicable GST
All Parking fees/toll etc
Any charges not mentioned in cost includes above.
Itinerary other then mentioned extra chargeable
Guides charges if any / Waiting charges if applicable

Travel Tips

Travel Tips For foreigners

Foreigners require Inner Line Permit (Sikkim Permit) to enter Sikkim. First 15 days permit is given to any individual intending to visit Sikkim. Sikkim permits are issued from the following offices. Sikkim Tourism Offices: 1. Sikkim Tourism, Panchsheel Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. 2. Sikkim Tourism, Middleton Street, Kolkata 3. Sikkim Tourism, Hill Cart Road, SNT complex, Siliguri. 4. Sikkim Tourism, Rangpo Border, East Sikkim. It takes just minimum five minutes to get the permit from any of the Sikkim Tourism Offices.

All Indian missions and posts abroad.

F.R.O. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and CTO. Chennai.
Immigrations officers at the airports at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and New Delhi.
Extension of permit can be done from the following offices:
1. Foreigners Registration office, 5th Mile
2. Superintendent of Police Mangan, North Sikkim
3. Superintendent of Police Tikchuk, Gyalzing, West Sikkim.

Permits are required to visit the following protected areas beside Sikkim Permit and tour must be organized by Local Travel Agents. Trekking in West Sikkim areas, Tsomgo Lake in east Sikkim, Lachung and Lachen valley and above in North Sikkim. Minimum of two persons are needed to get such permits.
Indian nationals
Require permit from the Police Check Post office in Gangtok to visit the following places. Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, Lachung, Yumthang Valley and Lachen, Thangu and Gurudogmar Lake. Nathula tour can be availed through regulated tours, which requires permit from Sikkim Tourism, Police Check Post and Army endorses the permit at 5th Mile, J.N.Road. Tour must be conducted by local registered travel agents. Nathula is open on:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Baba Mandir and Nathula are opened for Indian Nationals only.

Sikkim Traveling Tips :

1. It is recommended to attend at least one folk dance or drama while in Sikkim for it is the true mirror of Sikkimese culture.
2. Always make it a point to drink sealed mineral water only as water borne infections are quite common here.
3. It is advised to carry your prescribed medicines as one may not find the same even at the big stores. It becomes all the more necessary for foreign tourists as most of the medicines in India are locally manufactured and it can be difficult to find the same brands for them.
4. The tourists must also not include too many places into their itinerary. A day or half must be kept free to take rest and to shop or explore the place on your own.
5. If you wish to visit any restricted areas, contact the nearest Tourist Office of the Sikkim government about the permits needed.
6. You are also advised to keep photo copies of important travel documents. One set of the same must also be left behind home with the other set kept at a distance from the originals. You must get photocopies of your tickets, credit cards and passport, visa and travelers cheque. You should also carry extra copies of your passport size photographs.
7. It is always advisable to carry a hard suitcase to better withstand the wear and tear.
8. Anti bacterial creams and sun screen lotions must be carried along to avoid the suntan and bacterial infections.
9. It is also advisable to carry the water purification tablets along.
10. The foreign nationals are advised to check out the vaccination requirements before travel. It is mandatory for tourists arriving from a Yellow Fever infected region to carry vaccination certificates with them.
11. Carry traveler's cheques instead of having huge amount of cash.