Divine Valley Of Sikkim

Divine Valley Of Sikkim

Mar 25-Mar31 2017

The face of the higher altitude Himalayas takes on a new mask in perfect synchronicity with changing seasons. With this 7 day vacation you get a chance of your life to visit the beautiful flower valley of North Sikkim. The fresh green hues of the leaves, plants, blades of grass, interspersed with patches & swathes of wild blooms in vivid, vibrant colors and myriad hues. Visually one of the most stunning displays is that of the Rhododendrons. They grow pretty tall even up to 12 ft or and are fairly wide too. The high altitude mountainside of Sikkim in the North District and the Rhodendron Sanctuaries in the pristine higher reaches of South & West Districts are a paradise for nature lovers wanting to see these exquisite blooms as well as Orchids, Violets…

Itinerary

(6 nights 7 days)

  • Day 1: Arrive Bagdogra Airport – Rumtek (1750 M) 125 kms / 5 hrs
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and drive to reach Rumtek by early evening. Drive via Siliguri and then through the dense forests of Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary to reach Sevok in the foothills – see gorgeous view of Tista River as it comes out from the deep gorges of the Himalayas and spreads itself over the vast plains of North Bengal. From here the drive is on winding roads along the meandering emerald green Tista till Singtham, and then through typical Sikkimese mountainside dotted alluringly with terraced land & orchards to finally reach Rumtek - a serene & undisturbed village about 20 km (40 min drive) from Gangtok. Check in to a room on arrival.
    Overnight stay: in Deluxe Room at Teentaley Eco-Garden Resort/ similar Meals included: D
  • Day 2: Rumtek – Rumtek monastery – Gangtok Visit – Rumtek – full day sightseeing
  • This morning we visit Rumtek Monastery, the most important religious place of Sikkim. Built in 1960 by His Holiness the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa it is a replica of the original Kagyurpa Monastery in Tsurphu, Tibet, the seat of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa Rinpoche, head of the Karmapa sub sect of Kargyudpa order of Tibetan Buddhism. It now functions as the headquarters of the Dharma Chakra Religious Centre. Walk to the Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies just adjacent to the Monastery Building. Back to your resort for Hot Lunch. Post lunch go for some local sightseeing of Gangtok. Be back at your resort by late evening.
    Overnight stay: in Deluxe Room at Teentaley Eco-Garden Resort /similar Meals included: B, L & D
  • Day 3: Rumtek – Lachung (2750 M) 124 Kms /4.5 Hrs
  • Have breakfast and start for North Sikkim. As the journey continues from Gangtok the route meanders through small villages flanked by fields and valleys until it hits the forest grove of Kabi Langchuk. See the quaint villages of Mangan & Singhik- these villages offer a most glorious views of Kanchenjunga. Drive on to reach Chungthang- a village that lies at the confluence of Lachen Chu and Lachung Chu (Chu means River in the local dialect) and have lunch here. Move on, and reach Lachung in the afternoon. Rest of the day is free to explore the beauty of this village and the mountainside. Overnight stay in a resort.
    Overnight stay: in Deluxe Room at Fortuna Resort/similar Meals included: B, L & D
  • Day 4: Lachung - Excursion to Yumthang Valley & Zero Point 24 kms/1 hr 15 mins each way
  • After early breakfast, leave for Yumthang -the valley of flowers at 12000 ft (3600 M). The journey from Lachung to Yumthang offers an unforgettable virgin landscape covered with Rhododendron bushes and 108 other types of Orchids. The hot springs and mesmerizing scene with yaks grazing on flower-carpeted meadows on the backdrop of snow peas are the added attractions. Followed by a visit to Zero Point. Later drive back to your resort in Lachung. Evening go a walk in the village. Stay overnight at hotel.
    Overnight stay: in Deluxe Room at Fortuna Resort/similar Meals included: B, Packed L, D
  • Day 5: Lachung – South Sikkim at Kewzing 135 Km / 7 Hrs
  • Leave after breakfast visit the Angora rabbit farm at Rabum. There are only two such farms in India (the other one is in Kullu) shop for 100% pure Angora products. Carry on towards Ravangla district in South Sikkim. It is a long drive but through beautiful valleys and quaint villages. Go past Ravangla town to reach Kewzing village by late afternoon. This is a typical Bhutia Village in South Sikkim with a backdrop of the majestic Mt Narsing & Mt Karbu snow peaks crowning valleys dotted with beautiful terraced fields. On promise here are nature walks, birding, exotic food and interaction with the simple & warm locals. Spend evening around a bonfire drinking Chaang (traditional millet beer) in the company of family members of the farmhouse homestay you’d be staying the night at.
    Overnight stay: in Double Room at Homestay/similar Meals included: B, L at Tamarind Resort & D
  • Day 6: In Kewzing
  • This morning we will go for a short tour around the farm and interact with the villagers. From Kewzing we will take you for a pleasant nature walk of 2- 3 hrs to Doling Monastery – on a pristine village trail passing through lush green forest lined with Mendang (Buddhist Stupas), streams with log bridges on the path which takes about two to three hours. Packed Lunch will be served at Doling monastery. After lunch in Doling Monastery head of to Mt. Narsing village and enjoy unbelievable views of Himalayan ranges & snow capped peaks. Please note: those not interested in hiking can instead do a driving excursion to the most picturesque Temi Tea Gardens (the only tea estate in Sikkim).
    Overnight stay: in Double Room at Homestay /similar Meals included: B, L & D
  • Day 7: Kewzing – Njp/Bagdogra – 140 Kms/6 Hrs
  • Morning transfer to Bagdogra Airport/New Jalpaiguri Rly Station in time to board your flight/train back home.
    Meals included: B
Booking

Features

Start From

Start From

Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rly. Stn

End At

End At

Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rly. Stn

KM Covered

KM Covered

650 Kms

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude

Yumthang Valley 11800 ft

Meals

Meals

Dinner in Rumtek on Day 1 to breakfast in Kewzing on Day 8

Guest

Guest

Min 4

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