Gangtok Sightseeing Morning : Rumtek, a Kagyu Monastery also
the seat of the Gyalwa Karmapa, Research
Institute of Tibetology, the Do-drul Stupa and
orchid sanctuary for a glimpse of the rare
orchids. Afternoon : Visit Enchey Monastery, a
Nyinmapa Monastery, the local handicraft center
and the Flower Exhibition
A sacred lake 35kms away situated at an altitude
of 12400 ft near Nathula, the border between
Tibet and India
Gangtok – Lachung Distance : 149 kms Time : 5 hrs
Halt in one of the ethnic village resort, visit
the Lachung Monastery and stroll through the
village for a glimpse of typical village life.
Lachung – Yumthang – Lachung
Leave early in the morning to visit the Yumthang
valley, passing through the Singba Rhododendron
Sanctuary, home to nearly 40 varieties of
rhododendron flowers. Yumthang valley at 11,800
ft is breathtakingly beautiful with snow-capped
peaks and nature aglow.
Lachung – Gangtok
Leave for Gangtok, visiting the Phodong
Distance : about 22 kms
Khechoplari lake is also known as ‘Wishing
Lake’. Also visit the Pemayangtse Monastery, the
premier Nyinmapa Monastery, which houses the
‘Zandopalri’ a man-made wooden structure
depicting the celestial abode of Guru Rimpoche.
It is situated on top of a hill-top, another
17th century Nyinmapa Monastery. Enroute visit
Tiger Hill in the morning to view the
sunrise & visit the Himalayan Mountain
Institute, Tea Garden, Batasia Loop and the
Tibetan Refugee Camp. Afternoon, visit the Dali
Gompa, and take a short ride in the famed “Toy
Boating excursion at Sumendu Lake.
Darjeeling – Kalimpong
Distance : 50 kms Time : 2 ½ hrs
Sightseeing around Kalimpong
Walk around the town visiting the Art and Crafts
Centre, Nurseries, and then on to Durpin Hill,
about 5 kms away from the town for breathtaking
view of the of Khanchenzonga range, and the
whole Chola range of Sikkim.
Kalimpong – Bagdogra
Time: 2 ½ hrs approx
Drop to to the airport to catch connecting
flight back home.