11 N/12 D Sikkim Offbeat
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Day Wise Detail Itinerary
NJP to Reshikhola -- Pickup at NJP and transfer to Reshikhola, a distance covered in about 3.5 to 4 hrs. However, before reaching Reshikhola, we take you for a sightseeing tour of Kalimpong as much as possible. Once you reach Reshikhola, walk across the bamboo bridge to reach your cottage. Enjoy this lovely picnic spot on the bank of the Reshikhola. Walk up the Parvateshwar Shivalaya Mandir (visible from the cottage on top of a small cliff and involves climbing about 200 stairs). Rest of the day at leisure
Pedong Silleygaon sightseeings - Aritar -- After breakfast, set off for sightseeing to Pedong and Sillerygaon. Visit the Teenchuley view point, Ramitay view point, Sillery Gaon, Silent Valley, Damsang Fort Ruins, Sakyong Gumpha, Rikisum etc. Return and leave for Aritar. Enjoy paddle boating in the placid waters of the lake and do a Parikrama of this Holy Lake. Alternately, you can walk down to the Chandaney Falls and enjoy the beauty of the falls. Overnight at Aritar.Overnight at Aritar Accomodation : Lampokhari Village Resort http://www.aritar.com/Lampokhari-Village-Resort.php
Aritar to Zuluk -- Watch the sunrise from Mankhim temple and while returning visit the Aritar Gumpha. After breakfast, leave for Zuluk. Cross Rongli, Lingtham, Padamchin and reach Zuluk. Put up at Zuluk Lodge. Enjoy the sunset from Balasura Point. Overnight at Zuluk.
Zuluk to Gangtok -- Start early in the morning at around 4:00 a.m and view thw Sunrise from Ganek View Point. Thereafter, follow the Silk Route Trail and enjoy the beauty of Thambi View point, Laxmi Chowk, Gnathang Valley, Tukla Kalapokhari, Tukla Baba Mandir, Tukla valley, Jepepla Pass View and reach Kupup. Don't miss the Hathi Pokhari Lake. At Kupup, see the World's highest Golf course, the Yak Golf Course at 13025 ft (Guinness Book Of World Records acclaimed), the Ice Hockey ground. After having breakfast at Kupup, proceed for Gangtok. On the way see Baba Mandir, Nathula Pass gate and Tsomgo Lake. Overnight at Gangtok.
Gangtok to Lachen -- After Breakfast at the Gangtok hotel, set off to your next destination, Lachen. On the way stop for sightseeing spots like Tashi View Point, Kabi Lungtsok, Naga Waterfall and The Confluence of Lachen Chu & Lachung Chu at Chungthang. Lunch will be served at Namok . The whole journey takes about 6-7 hours drive. By evening you reach at Lachen and your trip for the first day ends. Check in at a hotel/Lodge. Overnight at Lachen.
Lachen to Gurudongmar sightseeing & then to Lachung. -- After breakfast leave for Thangu & Chopta Valley. Thangu valley occupies a very broad valley at the junction of Thangu Chu, Chopta Chu, & Lassur Chu. It is situated at an altitude of 14000ft. Both the valley erupts riots of colours in the month of June & July. Also in the month of Dec & Jan you can play in the snow or even walk across the meandering frozen Chopta rivers. If weather permits and permission is availed, leave for Gurudongmar Lake(17,200 ft). After spending half an hour to one hour there, drive back to Lachen. After lunch, visit the Lachen Monastery and start your journey to Lachung . Night halt at Lachung.
Lachung -- After breakfast leave for Yumthang (11,800 ft.). Pass through the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which is home to the endemic Rhododendron niveum, the State Tree. On the way you may visit the famous hot spring. Yumthang is a large valley surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends. In April / May / June the valley erupts in a riot of colours as Rhododendrons, Primulae and many other Alpine Flowers are in full bloom. In the winter months, Yumthang is sombre with snow all around, and the snow clad mountains adding to the ethereal beauty. Overnight at Lachung
Lachung to Gangtok -- After breakfast, start for Gangtok. On the way, you may stop for sightseeing spots like Tashi View Point, Kabi Lungtsok, Naga Waterfall and The Confluence of Lachen Chu & Lachung Chu at Chungthang Enjoy the scenic beauty on the way and check-in at Gangtok. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight at Gangtok.
Gangtok to Borong -- After breakfast, start for Borong. The journey from Gangtok to Borong takes about 3 hrs. On the way visit the Temi Tea estate, Sandruptse and the Char Dham Borong is a picturesque village in South Sikkim with beautiful landscape and magnificent view of snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. It is an exclusive hideout that can make the most profound signature statement of quality vacation in Sikkim Himalayas. It is only 22 Km from the nearest town Ravangla, yet it has everything which is ideal for a quite holiday far from madding crowd. It also has a Hot spring, the 'Borong Tsachu' located on the bank of river Rangeet, which is a must see place. The Borong hot spring is reachable after an approx.3hr trek from Borong. The trek route moves through a dense hilly forest and then....almost 300 stairs. The journey from the Borong hotel to the river is a total descent. The return journey is, as anticipated, a very steep ascent. Soak in the natural beauty of Borong and also visit the Handmade Paper factory.
Borong to Kaluk Tucked in the midst of the undulating mountains at an altitude of 5600 ft in the buffer zone area of Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in West Sikkim is the village of Kaluk. Its solitude and pollution-free environment is a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Besides, one gets a breathtaking view of the mighty Kanchenjungha and lush green slopes right from ones hotel room. It is a paradise for nature lovers, conservationists, botanists, zoologists and environmentalists. The journey from Borong to Kaluk would take about 2.5 to 3 hrs.
Kaluk -- A day to enjoy the natural beauty of Kaluk. With the treasure of the magnificent view of Sunrise & Sunset on Mt. Kanchenjunga, Flora & Fauna, rich Alpine Forests, heritage of Resum Monastery and number of Leisure Trek Routes, Kaluk is simply unforgettable. Visit the Rabindranath Smriti Ban, The Lepcha Heritage House and the British bungalow. Overnight at Kaluk.
Kaluk to NJP / Bagdogra -- After breakfast, we start for the last leg of our tour. Covering the distance in about 4.5 hrs to 5 hrs we bid adieu to Sikkim. Our tour concludes at NJP/Bagdogra with sweet memories.
Note & Other Information
• Accommodation at designated hotel on twin sharing basis with Extra bed/bed rolls for extra persons in room.
• Exclusive Non AC vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please note that vehicle will be at your disposal. Vehicle would be Mahindra Max from NJP to Rishi, Aritar, Zuluk to Gangtok and Xylo/Scorpio thereafter for the entire trip.
• Hotel taxes and Service Charges. Restricted area Permits in two sectors.
• Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
• Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”.
• Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mentioned in the itinerary.
• Guide & Entrance Fees.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, or as a result of road blocks, strikes etc. (Extra Costs including hotel charges have to be borne by the tourists directly on the spot). India Beacons Sojourn will not be in any way be liable/responsible for any tourists missing their flight due to any unavoidable circumstances beyond the control of India Beacons Sojourn. We shall, in no way, be liable for any refund for such an act.
• Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.