GANGTOK – RUMTEK – KEWZING – YUKSOM – PELLING

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Quick Info

Tour Duration :

 08 Nights 09 Days

Destination :

Gangtok, Rumtake, Kewzing, Yuksom, Pelling

Sightseeings :

Gangtok, Rumtake, Kewzing Home Stay, Yuksom. Khangchendzonga National park, Rumtek Monastery, Yuksom. Tinjure trek and Khecheplri lake day hike

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Itinerary

Day 01: NJP/Airport to Gangtok

Reception at NJP Railway Station/Bagdogra airport and transfer to Gangtok via NH31A which is appx.130kms, at an height of 5500ft and takes around 4 hours to reach, the road runs through the Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary, which is also a natural habitat of wild elephant, Leopard, deer, monkeys and many colourful birds etc. Through out the trip river tista will follow you; this is a snow feeded river from the Himalayas. The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok means “Hill top”, from here you will have the endless view of hills that fades into the horizon and towards the north – west you will be able to see the most beautiful snow covered Mount Khangchendzonga. Check in at the hotel, where you will be greeted with its typical traditional Hospitality. Over night halt at Gangtok.

Day 02: Gangtok local sightseeing tour

Today after breakfast we will take you for Gangtok City tour, where you will be visiting the places like Government Institute of Cottage Industry, Orchid House, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology, Dodurl Chorten, and Tashi View Point. Back at the hotel and free evening. Overnight halt at Gangtok.

Day 03: Gangtok Day hiking

Today after breakfast we will take you for a day trek to Tinjurey, which is situated at an altitude of appx.7900ft and takes around 5.5hrs (two ways), this places fall under the Phambong-lho Wild Life Sanctuary in Sikkim. The point from where the trek start is appx.8kms away from the main city center, till that point you will be transfer in a cab and then your trek starts. The trek path passes through the dense forest of Maple, Pine, timber and wild orchids and flowers. If you are lucky enough they will get the opportunity to meet deer, wild rabbits, red panda and some time even leopard. Once you reach Tinjurey there is a watch tower from where you will be able to see the 360-degree view of Gangtok town and even Mt.Kunchenjungha on the Northern zone. Relax for sometime, take photographs and return back the same path. Get back to the hotel, free evening. Overnight halt at Gangtok.

Day 04: Gangtok to Rumtake

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Rumtek (East Sikkim), this place is appx.25kms away from Gangtok and takes around 1.5hrs to reach. This place is famous for its Monastery which is the largest monastery in Sikkim and Second largest in Asia. Here you will get the opportunity to see the typical Sikkimiss people in there traditional dresses. Check in at the Hotel, where you will be greeted with its typical traditional Hospitality. Afternoon you will be visiting the famous Rumtek Monastery which was built in 1960 by His Holiness the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. It now functions as the headquarters of the Dharma Chakra Religious Centre, near by there is Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies also to visit. Return back at the hotel, Free evening for you. Overnight halt at Rumtek.

Day 05: Rumtek to Kewzing

After breakfast we will proceed towards Kewzing, which is appx.72kms away from Rumtek at an altitude of 6500ft and takes around 3.5hrs to reach. Kewzing is a small “Bhutia” village situated in the South Sikkim. The word Kewzing means the land of wheat because that was what people used to cultivate in olden times. This place is blessed with nature’s bounties. You can see the full view of Mt. Kanchenjunga range from the village, which rises in the background. The highest hill is Sikkim, Mainam (11000ft) is located nearby the village. Check in at Home Stay, free evening for you. Overnight halt at Kewzing.

Day 06: Kewzing to Yuksom

Today you will be visiting “Mangbru Monastery” which is one of the old “Lepcha” Monastery, Kewzing Monastery, back to the Home Stay for lunch, afternoon check out from the hotel and proceed towards Yuksom, on the way to Yuksom you will be visiting Tashiding Monastery which was build in the 18th Century and Phamrong Water falls. Yuksom, which is appx. 45kms at an altitude of 6500ft and takes 2hrs to reach. Yuksom - the first capital of Sikkim, where the first Chogyal was consecrated by three learned monks in 1642AD. This place is famous for the popular trek to Dzongri and Goechala. Check in at the hotel, after refreshment you can go for a short walk to the Historical Norbugang Throne, one of the evidence to prove the ceremony that the King Chogyal was consecrated by three learned monks in 1642A. Overnight halt at Yuksom.

Day 07: Yuksom day hiking

After breakfast we will start our day hiking for Khecheoplri Lake, which takes around appx.4.5hrs (one way), the path which leads towards the Lake is narrow and runs through the village & Jungle. This lake is a Holy Lake surrounded by dense forests and people believes that it has the power to fulfill wish of the devotees. As the lake is surrounded by the forest not even a single leaf seen floating at the middle water. Local people believes that it is the birds that pick up the leaves that float on the holy lake. Back at the hotel, Free evening for you. Overnight halt at Yuksom.

Day 08: Yuksom to Pelling

Today after breakfast drive to Pelling in West Sikkim which is appx.70 kms, at an height of 6100ft and takes around 2.5 hours to reach. You can halt for sometime on the way to take the photographs of the scenic beauty. Check in at the hotel, afternoon you will be visiting the places like - Rabdanse Ruence and Pemayangtse Monastery, back to hotel, free evening. Overnight halt at Pelling.

Day 09: Pelling to NJP/ Airport

Check out from the hotel after breakfast and proceed towards NJP Railway Station/Bagdogra Airport as per your train/flight schedule, which is appx.150kms away from Pelling and takes around 4.5hrs drive. On reaching NJP/IXB your tour will be concluded.