When we visualize Sikkim, mostly snow-shrouded mountain landscapes appear. Though Sikkim is dotted with Himalayan landscapes, especially Mt Kanchenjunga, there is far more to explore in this lovely northeast Indian state, such as valleys, lakes, waterfalls, city splendour, sacred sites, and the wildlife destination.
North Sikkim is a haven for adventure seekers. And, this reading talks about a 5-day North Sikkim trip plan. Budget-friendly Gangtok and north Sikkim tour packages are beneficial for a secure and eventful holiday experience, covering accommodation, transport, sightseeing exploration, outdoor recreation, meals, etc.
It can be a 5-day honeymoon, family tour, or group trip. If you book a tour package for the North Sikkim trip, inclusions include 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), transport (sightseeing, NJP, and airport shuttles), and hotel booking (based on your destination choice).
Exclusions in your North Sikkim holiday itinerary may include flight ticketing, toll fee, entry fee, meals not mentioned in your package, shopping, airfare, outdoor activities, increase in Government taxes, etc.
Best time to visit North Sikkim
You can plan your North Sikkim holiday in the months of March, April, May, June, late September, October, and mid-November. North Sikkim experiences heavy snowfall, wind, and cold. Due to heavy snowfall during winter, the road condition becomes unfavourable.
Foods to enjoy in North Sikkim
How come a tour becomes fulfilling without savouring regional diseases? In North Sikkim, some must-try foods include:
- Kodo Ko Roti
- Tibetan dishes
- Darjeeling tea & coffee
In Lachen and Lachung, you will find several Thai restaurants, Italian restaurants, Mediterranean restaurants, etc.
North Sikkim holiday itinerary for 5 days
Day 1: Arrival at Gangtok, overnight stay
Day 2: Transfer to Lachen, overnight stay
Day 3: Lachen sightseeing exploration
Day 4: Drive to Gangtok
Day 5: Drive to NJP/Bagdogra from Gangtok
Your tour representative/tour guide will pick you up in a car at New Jalpaiguri Railway Junction or Bagdogra Airport. And, ensure your transfer to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, some 4 hours apart. Avail of customized North Sikkim tour packages.
Here, On the first day of your holiday, relish the city vibes of Gangtok. Take a stroll in MG Marg (the sole pedestrian road in the city), enjoy shopping, explore eatery shops, capture the sunset view at Tashi View Point, etc. to make your first day eventful.
On the second day of your trip, your tour operator will ensure your transfer to Lachen, a picturesque hill station in North Sikkim. The driving distance of Gangtok and Lachen is about 4 hours. Upon arrival at your hotel in Lachung, fill out the check-in formalities check into your room, and enjoy some time at your own pace.
On your way to Lachung from Gangtok, three stoppages will come, such as Twin Waterfalls, Singhik View Point, and Seven Sister Waterfalls.
Point of interest in Lachen/sightseeing in Lachen
Lachen Monastery, Thangu Valley, Chopta Valley, Gurudongmar Lake, Lhonak Valley, Green Lake, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, etc.
Explore Lachen sightseeing places on the third day. The next day, your tour representative will drive you to Gangtok. Visit Rumtek Monastery and its surrounding sites. Here comes the fourth day of your holiday, when your tour representative will drop you off at Bagdogra Airport or NJP and the time has come to head back home. Book low-cost North Sikkim tour packages from NJP and Bagdogra.
Customized or personalized holiday packages are in demand. Even if you go for a tailor-made North Sikkim holiday package, do listen to your tour guide because they are not only travel enthusiast but also professionals. With an extensive destination knowledge, tour guides are ready help you ace your holiday experiences in North Sikkim.