A 5N-6D itinerary of North Sikkim – unique combinations of Mountains, Lakes, & Temples
Posted On July 6, 2018
Sikkim is another beautiful hill station of India. It boasts about places to bask in the warm sun, temples that offer peace of mind, rich culture that melts the heart and off beaten trails with such beauty that cannot be compared. The northern part of Sikkim is one of the most eye-catching and unexplored landscapes in India. In North Sikkim, the picturesque beauty of the snow-capped mountains, gushing waterfalls, serene temples, and magnificent lakes spellbinds every visitor. Whether nature lovers/adventure enthusiasts/ honeymoon couples or families the alluring beauty of North Sikkim shall take your breath away.
Access to Sikkim:
By air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport and is connected to many cities such as Delhi, Kolkata etc. From Bagdogra Airport, you will get several hired taxies to reach your desired destinations in Sikkim.
By rail: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the nearest railhead from Sikkim. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or a car to reach Sikkim.
After reaching NJP or Bagdogra Airport, you can opt for car rental to tour throughout the North Sikkim at a cheaper rate by booking one of the best travel agencies in Siliguri. Eastern Meadows Tours is the most popular travel agency in Siliguri that provides most reliable car rental service in Siliguri. We organize your North Sikkim trip in a much-customized fashion at a budget-friendly rate.
With our 5N/6D North Sikkim sightseeing package, we ensure that you get the best opportunity to explore the heavenly realms of Sikkim.
Trip itinerary highlights for 5N-6D:
Day-1: Transfer to Gangtok-
At NJP railway station or Bagdogra Airport, you will be received by one of our representatives and transfer to Gangtok, nearly 135 kilometers which is a 4.5 to 5 hour drive.
This beautiful hill station is enriched with a wide variety of Rhododendron and butterflies.
After reaching, check into a pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day-2: Tour to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir-
Next day, we will start out tour after taking a delicious breakfast at the hotel. We will bring you to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir which is nearly 40 kilometers. The beautiful Tsomgo Lake lies at an altitude of 12,400 ft. It is covered in snow for most of the time in a year. On the banks of the lake lies a sacred Lord Shiva Mandir.
Next, we will drive out to Baba Mandir, a serene temple. The name of temple comes from the name of an army many, Baba Harbhajan Singh who sacrificed his life for the nation.
In the evening, we will get back to Gangtok for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day-3: Drive to Lachen from Gangtok-
On the 3rd day, in the early morning after taking breakfast, we will drive to Lachen. It takes 5-6 hours. Lachen is a beautiful city of North Sikkim. Shingba Wildlife Sanctuary, Chopta Valley, and Thangu are the main attractions of this place.
After reaching, check into a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day-4: Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Drive to Lachung-
Next day, after having breakfast, we will bring you to Gurudongmar Lake and the 4 hours ride takes you on an adventure. The Gurudongmar Lake is nestled in a valley at an altitude of 11, 800 feet. The lake waters are frozen from December to April.
After having lunch, we will drive to the beautiful Rhododendron forest of Chopta Valley and Thangu.
Then we finally drive out to our next location, Lachung. This town is generally considered as the gateway to Yumthang Valley. Check into a hotel at Lachung and freshen up. You can also check out the Lachung Monastery in the evening time. Return to hotel for overnight stay and rest.
Day-5: Explore Yumthang Valley & drive to Gangtok:
Exploring the beauty of Yumthang Valley is also included in our North Sikkim sightseeing packages. On the 5th day, we will bring you to the Yumthang Valley. In spring this valley looks vibrantly colorful as this time Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers are in full bloom.
After that, we will return to our Lachung hotel for Lunch. After having lunch, we will be driven back to Gangtok and check into the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day-6: Journey back to home:
On the last day, after taking breakfast, we will check out from the hotel. And we will drop you to Bagdogra Airport or NJP railway station for your onward journey to back home.
Q. Is there any permit needed to visit Gurudongmar Lake?
A. Yes, permission is required to visit Gurudongmar Lake. But you cannot do it yourself. You need to book North Sikkim tour package from one of the authorized travel agency to get all permits.
Q. Can we tour Sikkim on our two-wheeler bikes?
A. Yes, you can tour Sikkim on your two-wheeler bikes. But, you need to obtain permission from the Home Department of Govt. of Sikkim for two-wheeler bikes, as per the rules of Sikkim State Government.
Q. What should we carry during North Sikkim tour?
A. You should carry-
- Comfortable clothes
- Jackets and sweaters
- Comfortable shoes
- Insect repellent
- Personal medicine kit
- Water bottle
- Power backup
- Debit / Credit cards