Gangtok is one of the most popular tourist destinations which is located in the Himalayan state of Sikkim. Its a heaven for trekkers, hikers, and rock climbers. The name 'Gangtok' was originated from a Tibetan word which means 'hillside'.
Gangtok tour packages from Kolkata is a retreat of spectacular and natural beauty with its wonderful snow-capped mountain peaks, dark green deep and dense forest wrapped, calm and soothing lakes and garden of flowers. If you are planning to travel North Sikkim and Gangtok Balakatours will help you to design a great itinerary and tour plan.
Gangtok is well connected to most of the metropolitan cities of West Bengal. The nearest airport is situated in Siliguri, you can get plenty of flights to different cities like Kolkata and Delhi. Buses are also available from Kolkata to Siliguri. The Transport facility in Gangtok is really good.
Tour Itinerary:- Gangtok with 2 Night North Sikkim
Balaka Tours and Travels one of the renowned Sikkim Tour operator from Kolkata, organises trip at a very affordable rate so that every people can fulfil their dream holiday. North Sikkim the largest district among the four district of Sikkim. Pristine beauty of snow covered mountains, majestic waterfalls; blessed flora and fauna are breathtaking views for every visitor. 6Nights 7Days North Sikkim Tour begins from the capital city Gangtok then to Lachen and further to Lachung. Some charming attractions are Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir, Nathu La Pass, Shingbha wildlife sanctuary, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Thangu and Yumthang.
Day 1 : Reach NJP/IXB and proceed to Gangtok (114 km Approx.) :
Reach NJP in the morning and continue to Gangtok by a cab. Gangtok is situated in the eastern region of the Himalayas. And from early 20th century this place had developed drastically in every aspect. Reach Gangtok and check in a hotel. Check into hotel and stay for an overnight.
Day 2 : Gangtok to Lachen (120 kms./5 hrs./ Alt.- 8,500 ft.) :
After an early breakfast we will move to Lachen. Lachen means “Big Pass” .The major attractions of the mountain town are Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Chopta Valley and Thangu. The Sikkim Government promotes the place as a tourist destination. Check into a hotel, Welcome Tea and Overnight stay waits.
Typically any page about East Sikkim needs to begin off with Gangtok that is Sikkim's capital and without a doubt its the most impressive humming city. Nestled at 1650 m above sea level Gangtok has good nightlife, ample gaming experiences (it’s one of the few places in India where gambling is legalized).
The famous Rumtek Monastery is 24 km from Gangtok, while the Sikkim Tibetology Research Institute is very close to the town of Deorali in Gangtok. The Do DrulChorten and the Rustomji Deer Park are other notable attractions. The Changu Lake is 38 km away from Gangtok while the Nathula Pass is 54 km away. Another attraction is the beautiful Fambong La Sanctuary that’s 25 km away from town.
Day 3: Excursion Gurudongmar. Lachen to Lachung (50 km/ 2 hrs) :
Early morning drive to Lake Gurudongmar( 5225m/17143 ft) near the border with Tibet, one of the highest and largest freshwater lakes in Sikkim and back to Lachen for a late lunch. Check out Lachen and continue driving to Lachung.
Lachung is a quiet little villa on the banks of the Lachung River and is the best tourist place for those who really love nature. By the way the name Lachung means small pass. Lachung is famous for its fruit production like apples, peaches and apricots are found in abundance there.
Lachung means “Small Pass”. Lachung is another significant town of North Sikkim, the gateway to Yumthang. The valley is full of mists and forests of Rhododendron blooms. Reach Lachung and check in at the hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 4 : Excursion to Yumthang - Gangtok (24 km./Alt.11,800ft.) :
Yumthang popularly known as “Valley of Flowers”. The place crosses through the famous hot spring known for its curative properties of skin diseases. The flowering season is from late February and to mid June, when countless flowers bloom to carpet the valley in multicoloured hues of rainbow. After your visit is concluded, returns to your Lachung hotel for Lunch. After lunch you will be driven back to Gangtok. You will reach to your hotel in the evening. You can spend some time exploring and gathering experiences at the last minute. Return for your overnight rest.
Note: We can visit Zero point which depends on the accessibility of the route.
Day 5 : Excursion – Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir :
Post breakfast drive for a memorable excursion tour to Tsomgo Lake. Situated at an altitude of around 17,490 ft, this is the highest lake in India and one of the highest lakes in the world. This beautiful oval shaped lake, nearly 1 km long with an average depth of 50 ft is located in the east of Sikkim Himalaya. From here we will drive again 15 km to Baba Mandir. Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple sentries and guards here believe his spirit is still alive and he is therefore treated like a living being. They all believe that Harbhajan will guard and protect them in this very difficult terrain. We can drive further to Nathula pass( 12,000 ft.) towards the Chinese border depending on the accessibility of the route. In the late afternoon, we will return to Gangtok. The evening is free to roam around M.G. Marg, the popular Shopping destination in Gangtok.
Day 6: Gangtok to NJP (114 km. / 4.30 hrs.) :
After early lunch drive back to NJP and board train for your onward journey with happy memories to cherish.
Cost Details: Price may increase or decrease as per terms and conditions
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Gangtok with North Sikkim
Package includes :
- Accommodation (1 room for 2 heads / 2 rooms for 4 Heads/ 2 rooms for 6 heads /3 rooms for 8 heads)
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner in lachen and lachung
- Transportation from Njp/ Airport to Njp/ Airport
Package excludes :
- Air or Rail fare
- Nathula pass and zero point
- Breakfast Lunch and dinner in Gangtok
Visiting Spots In Gangtok
Gangtok tour packages from Kolkata depends mostly on the city's scenic beauty and its vicinity to the breathtakingly beautiful Himalayas Mountain ranges. In Gangtok, you will find many Buddhist Monasteries especially the Enchey Monastery and the Rumtek Monastery. The Orchid sanctuary in Gangtok is another popular attraction for the immense beauty it possesses. It feels like a paradise of blossomed orchids. Tashding is another must visit the place where you can get the magnificent view of Kanchenjunga Peak. You should also visit Banjhakri Falls which is encircled by gardens and beautiful structures. There are many other places also in our North Sikkim and Gangtok tour packages where we will take you such as.
2. Tsomgo Lake
3. Himalayan Zoological Park
4. Hanuman Tok
5. Flower garden and many more
While traveling Gangtok, you shouldn't miss roaming around the nearby markets. The popular places are the Old Market, the New Market, and the Lal Market. You can buy handcrafted materials like thangkas, religious items and woolen clothes etc. Tibetan jewelry is also very popular item here.
Special local dishes of Gangtok
Gangtok offers some amazing local dishes. A good way to enjoy the street food is by having hot steamed Momos filled with different types of stuff like chicken, vegetables etc. It's served with red chili sauce and delicious soup.
Thukpa is a type of noodle which is inspired by Tibetian food culture. Vegetables and minced foods make this dish yummy. It is fully enjoyed by travelers and local public and is available at almost all the places in the town.
Gundruk is another tasty local food item that is made by drying and decomposing the leaves of the mustard oil or cauliflower plant and then cooked and mixed with tomatoes and onions. Sinki is also a popular food item and it's just made up of tap roots only. It usually tastes little sour and consumed as an appetizer.
The culture of Gangtok
Gangtok is a perfect Himalayan tourist destination where Indian and Sikkimese are living together. You can get a totally unique taste and culture in this place. Most of the people here practice Buddhism. The city people celebrate several local festivals along with other major religious festivals of Dashain, Tihar, Christmas, Holi etc. In our Gangtok tour packages from Kolkata, you'll also get the chance to experience the vibrant culture of Gangtok.
The shopping experience at Gangtok
Always remember to visit the amazing markets while traveling to Gangtok. Mall road area and Lal market are the best for a delightful shopping experience. You can get here various handcrafted items including thangkas, religious scrolls and beautiful wooden structures at a very reasonable price. Tourist can get Tibetan handicrafts and jewelry, jackets, exotic tea from the nearby shops.
Ropeway is one of the most popular attractions of Gangtok which is 1000 meters above the ground. This ropeway covers the area between the main Secretariat Deer Park, Sikkim Legislative Assembly & the Tibetology at Deorali. Riding the ropeway will give you an everlasting experience. Gangtok has all the adventurous charms. You can enjoy Bird’s Eye View from Ropeway, Yak Safari to the Pristine Tsongmo Lake. The adventure lovers can also enjoy more daring activities like River Rafting in Teesta, Paragliding etc.
Climate of Gangtok
Gangtok has usually a mild temperate all over the year. The temperature ranges from a maximum of 22 °C in summer to an average minimum of 2 °C in winter. During spring and autumn, the weather remains sunny and mild. Due to its elevation, Gangtok is often filled with fog during the monsoon and winter.
Gangtok can be visited throughout the year, however, the temperature in December-February can go below freezing point while summers have an ideal weather. The only season you have to be careful about is the monsoon because that time heavy rainfall can happen. You can choose Gangtok tour package from Kolkata any time according to your preferences.