Itinerary Sikkim

Geography and popular destinations

Located in the northeastern part of the India, in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the smallest states in the country.
The state’s name is derived from the Limbu words su him, meaning “new house.”
The whole of Sikkim is divided into 4 zones – East, West, North and South. There are magnificent places to visit in each of these zones.

East Sikkim
• Gangtok (capital)
• Tsongmo Lake
• Nathula Pass
• Baba Mandir

West Sikkim
•Pelling
•Yuksum
•Kaluk

North Sikkim
•Gurudongmar Lake
•Yumthang Valley
•Zero Point

South Sikkim
•Namchi
•Ravangla
•Borong

Our trip itinerary

Kolkata – New Jaipaiguri (by train)
New Jalpaiguri to Gangtok (by rented car)

Stay over in Gangtok for 3 days and 2 nights.
Day 1 Tsongmo lake
Day 2 Local sight seeing to Flower Garden and eating out
Day 3 Start for Lachen early morning
Duration of journey was about 7 to 8 hrs.

Way to Tsongmo lake, early morning
Trail of tourist cars heading to the Lake
Misty Tsongmo
You cannot miss the Yaks and their accessories here
A tumultuous ride!
Flower Garden, Gangtok
Futile attempts to mingle with the background

Lachen

Stay over for 2 days 1 night

Day 1 Night stay and local exploration
Day 2 Lake Gurudongmar
Journey from Lachen to Gurudongmar starting at 4 am in the morning – reached Gurudongmar at around 10 am – from then headed off to Lachung ( another 8 to 9 hrs)

The Journey
Unreal and surreal reflection on the lake!
The ones in a lifetimes

Lachung
Stay over for 2days 1 night

Day 1 Reached at night amidst heavy rains
Day 2 Zero point and Yumthang Valley and back to Gangtok (some 12 hrs in total)

Flower Valley, Yumthang
Yumthang Valley

Important pointers while travelling to Sikkim

•Due to difficult terrains and unpredictable climate changes it is best to plan your trip well ahead with all the little details chalked out.

•Get the permits done in advance.

•Pack dry foods supplies and medicines.

•Renting shared vehicles makes the whole thing lot cheaper but you may have to adjust your plans and preferences. Thus we suggest renting personal vehicle for customised tours and exploring.

•Gorge on local food.

Let us know about your Sikkim tales.
Bon voyage folks.

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