Sikkim is a mountainous state embellished with great Himalayan range views, especially Mt Kanchenjunga. Gangtok, the lively capital of Sikkim, regarded as the brother state of seven northeast sister states, ensures a convenient way to approach Sikkim’s most thrilling location known as North Sikkim.
A well-planned tour is vital to seamless travel experiences. You can map out your own plan or you can hire a tour guide. Connect with one of the reputed travel agencies near you for a professionally curated Gangtok Lachen Lachung tour.
Given below are insights into how to map out a five-day Gangtok Lachen and Lachung holiday:
Day 1 - Arrival at NJP/New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport and transfer to Gangtok via NH 10. Your travel representative will pick you up in a car if you book a tour package. However, at NJP and Bagdogra, a promising number of car hire services are available.
Once you reach your hotel/resort in Gangtok, complete your check-in formalities. After your refreshments, head out for Gangtok local sightseeing visit. You can explore places like Rumtek Monastery, nearly 1 hour from Gangtok, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Sikkim.
You can enjoy snacks in several popular restaurants in Gangtok. Take an evening stroll on MG Road, and witness the stunning sights of sunset at Tashi View Point, some 21 min away from Gangtok. You can go on shopping, enjoy Sikkimese and authentic Tibetan cuisine in popular restaurants in Gangtok, etc. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 2: Get up early, have your breakfast at your hotel, and head out for exploration. On the second day, go on a 3-point tour involving destinations like Tsomgo Lake, Old Baba Mandir, and Nathula Pass. Take your pick from a wide range of Gangtok Lachen Lachung tour packages.
It takes some 2 hours to reach Tsomgo Lake from Gangtok and Old Baba Mandir/Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple/ shrine is some 30 minutes away from Tsomgo Lake by car. The high-altitude pass in East Sikkim called Nathula Pass is about 31 km from Tsomgo Lake by car. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 3 –After early morning breakfast, head out for North Sikkim’s first destination on your holiday Lachen or Lachung, which is some 5-6 hours away from Gangtok. After hotel check-in, take a rest and explore local places like Lachen Monastery or Lachung Monastery.
Day 4– Next day early morning after breakfast, leave for Gurudongmar Lake and Chopta Valley from Lachen. If you stay at Lachung, visit Yumthang Valley, Zero Point.
Day 5– Return to Gangtok and from Gangtok, transfer to NJP or Bagdogra Airport. Set up the best of East and North Sikkim tour plans at budget-friendly prices.
The road journey from Gangtok heading to Lachung and Lachen gives you sights of snow-shrouded mountains, and full of alpine pastures, Himalayan orchids, winding streams, wooden houses, and freezing breezes all around. Enjoy satisfying holiday stays and exploration. Happy tripping!