A long weekend and X-Mas on the cards. It took a couple of months to plan the trip although the place was already in the wishlist since one year. People recommended us not to visit such an extreme cold place in winters. After the trip I recommended," Why not?".
Reach New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri in the morning. You may also take a flight to Bagdogra Airport. Hire a cab for M.G. Marg, Gangtok. Avoid booking a cab for your entire trip since the place might be inaccessible for reasons which are common in the mountains.