Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers.
|Eastern part of India
|Approx 7,096 square kilometers
|Sub-tropical in the south to Tundra in the North. The average annual temperature for most of Sikkim is around 18 °C.
|Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Hindi and English
|Buddhism & Hinduism
|GMT + 5.5 hrs
|Best Time to Visit
|March to June and September to December
|No. of districts
|4 ( North District, South District, East District, West District)
<p>On arrival at NJP / Bagdogra & transfer to Gangtok. Overnight stay at hotel.</p>
<p>A day excursion to Tsomgo Lake - situated at a height of 3,780 Mts. with an average depth of 50 ft & Baba Mandir - The shrine maid in memory of sepoy Harbahajan Sing, Back to Gangtok. Evening free, overnight stay at hotel. </p><p>NOTE: Tsomgo Lake visit is subject to issuance of Permit and weather condition. If this is not possible to operate, alternation sightseeing will be arranged within the time frame)</p><p></p>
<p>After breakfast drive to Namchi. Namchi, literally translating as ‘top of the sky’ is the South district headquarters and fast emerging as a tourist destination. Set in a picturesque location, Namchi offers an unmatched view of the Khangchendzonga range and the Rangit valley. Here you can visit the Sherdup Choeling Monastery and the Dichen Choeling monastery. Around two kms from Namchi is the old Ngadak monastery which is now being renovated. Situated on a hill just above Ngadak monastery is the very attractive Rock Garden, which is full of rare flowers and plants and also offers breathtakingly beautiful views.</p><p>Check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel. </p>
<p>After breakfast Visit Char Dham which is undoubtedly the most popular and the best tourist attraction in Namchi. It is located on a hill top and about 5kms from the town center. This large complex has been conceived to take Sikkim to new heights of pilgrimage & religious tourism. The complex comprises of the main temple of Shiva on which the imposing statue of Shiva has been set up.</p><p>Samdruptse Monastery which is about 7kms from Namchi town and up on Samdruptse hill. Before Char Dham, this used to be the main attraction of Namchi, it is still very popular among tourists though. Outside the entrance there is a large paid parking. A large building has been constructed for covered parking in the upper floor as well as hosting shops at the ground floor. Samdruptse means 'Wish fulfilling Hill'. The locals believe that the hill is actually a dormant volcano. </p><p>Return at hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.</p>
<p>After breakfast proceed Bagdogra Airport ( Approx 03 Hrs) to board the onwards flight. </p>