Hey, I am dipan
First of all I want to tell you that i understand why you don't like packages as packages are boring because everything will be scheduled and you have to run according to them! And yes I am also planning to travel to sikkim and I have made a short tour route to what I think will be best for the time I will travel there and I will share it with you as well.
So it begins here in Siliguri as it will be close to Assam(Where I am from) and I can get directly from Siliguri to Gangtok either by bus or by private cab! Day 1: I will start with Gangtok Site seeing for the first day because I have been traveling to reach there as it will provide some rest and sleep which will help me for my further journey! And yes I will also book a cab for Nathula Pass as it needs permit for that, cab drivers will arrange that for me for a small sum! Day 2: Nathula Pass/Baba Mandir/Tsongmo Lake will be the places cab driver will take and after that they will leave us back to Gangtok! In evening we will be booking a cab again for lachen.
Day 3: Gangtok to Lachen. It will be a rough road so we will rest the day there. Or You can skip this if you are short on time! Day 4: Cabs are available for gurudongmar from Lachen. If you can arrange for lachung after coming back from gurudongmar is ok as you can find private cabs or buses.
Day 5: lachung to Yumthang Valley and to Zero point and from there back to Gangtok. So this is it. hope you liked it and share a feedback or some important information I missed for the trip!
Hi, Though Sikkim looks like a small state, travelling the whole of Sikkim would take around 20 days. So you first need to ascertain which part you want to travel to. Gangtok would be the epicentre of the trip and you can chose to travel from Changu lake, Nathula Pass, Zuluk and Gnathang valley in East Sikkim, Yangthang and Pelling in West Sikim, Namchi, Ravangla, Jorethang in South Sikkim and the most popular and adventurous Lachen, Lachung, Gurudongmar lake in North Sikkim. Once you are at Gangtok, your hotel will arrange for cars and make a trip itinerary on the basis of the places open for tourists and your preferences. In case of further help, you can tell me days available with you and I can suggest you an itinerary. You can also check out my blog on East Sikkim(Zuluk, Gnathang day trip). https://www.tripoto.com/trip/east-sikkim-diaries-trail-of-three-musketeers-bestof2018-5c11174a3c90b?ref=mobwapp&source=awp