Sikkim is situated in the Eastern Himalayas, spread below the world’s third highest mountain Kanchenjunga (8585 m) revered by Sikkim as their protective deity. Though measuring just 65 km. by 115 km – the size of Switzerland – it ranges from sweltering deep valleys – a mere 300 M above sea level, to lofty snow peaks such as Kanchenjunga. On its West side is the massif 31 Kms long Zemu Glacier. Sikkim was merged with India since 1975 but now a state of the Indian Union lies between Nepal and Bhutan. The varieties of birds and butterflies in Sikkim is matched only by incredible diversity in the animal and botanical world, nourished by unique dramatic geographical features. The lower altitudes are sub-tropical and abound in some of Sikkim’s 600 hundred Orchid varieties, sprays of Cardamom, fruits orchards and terraced rice paddies. To the Lepchas – this was “Nye Mae-El”(Paradise) , to the Bhutias it is , “Beymul Denzong” (The Hidden Valley of Rice). Sikkim is commonly attributed to the Tsong word “Sukhim” meaning (New or Happy Home). It is borderred by Tibet in the North, Bhutan in the East, Nepal in the West, and the Indian State of West Bengal in the South. Sikkim offers her visitors a rare and a Singular experience of a life time.
Fly Kathmandu to Biratnagar. Drive to Gantok from Biratnagar. (Approx. 7 hrs). Arrive at Gangtok and check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Today early in the morning, we make our excursion at Tashi View point, near about 8km from Gangtok. Astounding view of Khangchendzonga and the Siniolchu Range is the main attraction of this point. Some distant north, Sikkim monasteries along the North Sikkim highway are also visible from this point. After having short excursion, we return back to the hotel for breakfast.
Then we will start for a city tour covering Ganesh Tok & Hanuman Tok, Ranka Monastery, Banjakhri Falls, Cottage Industry, Dro-dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and Handicraft Centre (maximum 6 hours). Overnight stay at Gangtok.
This morning after breakfast transfer to Pelling (6,100 ft.). Arrive at Pelling and check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Pelling.
This morning, after breakfast, leave for a full day sightseeing tour. 1st Half tour – Darap village, Rimbi water Falls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake & Khangchendzongha waterfalls. In afternoon start for 2nd Half tour – Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Halipad Ground. Overnight stay at Pelling.
After breakfast we drive to Siliguri. On arrival we will visit either or both, Iskon Temple and Kali Temple depending upon or time limit. Overnight stay at Siliguri.
Early morning after breakfast we will drive to Biratnagar and catch our flight to Kathmandu keeping enticing memories of Sikkim.