9 days in Enchanting and Enigmatic,Sikkim, India

2nd Feb 2018
Photo of 9 days in Enchanting and Enigmatic,Sikkim, India by Anshu Singh

A paradise with clear sky, clouds dancing around the mountain peaks, sky full of stars, magnificent landscapes of Sikkim including lakes, rivers, valleys and beautiful monasteries. If you are seeking a break to find a world away from the confines of mundane, we recommend you to visit Sikkim.

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Packed with the top highlights and all the top things to do in Sikkim, this post will surely help you out to plan your trip to Sikkim.

Entire cost of the trip: INR 60,000 including airfare, accommodation,local travel and food

Day 1

Day 1: Bagdogra Airport – Gangtok

Beautiful City of Sikkim

Photo of Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Anshu Singh

We arrived in Bagdogra Airport; make our way to our hotel in Gangtok. The day was free and we choose explore this beautiful city.

Day 2: Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir

Photo of 9 days in Enchanting and Enigmatic,Sikkim, India by Anshu Singh

Early morning, post breakfast, we reached Tsomgo Lake which is located in high altitude of 12,400 ft sacred lake. It is located on the Gangtok - Nathu La highway and derives its water through the melting snows of the mountains enclosing the lake. post that we visited Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.), which is approximately 55 km from Gangtok.

Photo of 9 days in Enchanting and Enigmatic,Sikkim, India by Anshu Singh

Day 3: Gangtok to Lachen

Photo of 9 days in Enchanting and Enigmatic,Sikkim, India by Anshu Singh

Post breakfast, we left for Lachen, a tiny hamlet in the North Sikkim. Also stop by to enjoy Naga Waterfall, the Confluence of Lachen Chu (River) & Lachung Chu (River) at Chungthang and Bhim Nala Waterfall.

Day 4: Lachen – Chopta Valley – Gurudongmar Lake- Lachen

As we pass by a nerve wrenching hilly roads and towards Chopta Valley, a relatively unexplored and untouched region in Northwestern region of Sikkim. After driving for few kilometer from Chopta Valley, our next stop was Gurudongmar Lake, which is considered as sacred by both Buddhists and Sikhs. The best about the lake is despite its location it never freezes even in the peak of winter.

Day 5

Day 5: Lachen to Lachung

We left for Lachung, which is 45 km from Lachen, enjoyed our overnight stay.

Day 6: Lachung – Yumthang Valley Excursion – Gangtok

Our next visit was Yumthang Valley (12,000 ft), which is also known as the valley of flowers. On our way we also visited a hot spring, which is believed to have some medicinal properties. A breathtaking view of mighty Khangchendzonga from Singhik viewpoint is a must visit.

Day 7

Day 7: Gangtok to Pelling

Our destination today is Pelling. On our way to Pelling, we passed through some scenic attractions of Namchi i.e. Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse & Siddheshwar Dham (Chardham). In Siddheshwar Dham, we saw miniatures of the Indian Char Dhams located in India i.e. Jagannath Dham in East, Dwarka Dham in West, Badrinath Dham in north and Rameshwaram in South. It also has 108 feet. Statue of Lord Shiva enclosed by the 12 'Lingas', a temple of Shirdi Sai Baba and an effigy of Lord Kirateshwara.

Day 8

Day 8: Pelling Sightseeing

A sightseeing tour to Sikkim. In the first half of the day, we visited Darap village, Rimbi water Falls, Khecheopalri Lake and Khangchendzongha waterfalls. In the second half of the day, we visited Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, and New Helipad Ground.

Day 9

Day 9: Bagdogra Airport

After breakfast drive to Bagdogra Airport for reaching our onward destination to Bangalore

Exploring the marvels of Sikkim was once in a lifetime experience for us.

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