What welcomes you once you reach Sikkim is the fog, clouds floating all around, prayer flags, cute little kids with rosy cheeks, Kanchenjunga peak, Buddhist monasteries and the River Teesta following you all along. This place is supposed to have been blessed by the Buddhist saint Padmasambhava (Guru Rimpoche), in the 8th century, who also introduced Buddhism in Sikkim. One can feel the positive spiritual energy throughout the journey. With the local food like momo and thukpa, rhododendron clad mountains, and lovely people of Sikkim around you, it definitely is a great mountain escape . Come Beyonder and experience this tiny Himalayan Kingdom.
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Arrive at Bagdogra Airport and get transferred to Gangtok
Drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, one of the most beautiful and cleanest states of India. Surrounded by mountains adorned with rhododendron, Sikkim offers a stunning view of the Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak of the world. Arrive in Gangtok and explore the town, its monasteries and the lovely flowers. Overnight stay at Gangtok
Gangtok , Mountains and lakes
Drive towards Changu Lake which is at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains. Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake’s waters. Head to the Nathula pass which falls in the old silk route and is the border of India and China. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Gangtok – Lachung
Drive to Lachung visiting villages and water falls enroute. Lachung (meaning small pass) is a small hill town at the confluence of two rivers. Overnight stay at Lachung
Lachung – Yumthang , the valley of flowers
Drive to Yumthang, the valley of flowers. Soak in the colourful natural palette of Rhododendrons and Primulas. This is also the summer grazing grounds of the Yaks. In the evening visit the Sulphur Hot Spring, considered to have medicinal properties. Overnight stay at Lachung
Lachung – Gangtok
Get on a scenic drive to Gangtok. Overnight stay at Gangtok
Gangtok tour and transfer to Pelling
Explore the Key attractions of Gangtok including Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok, Flower Show, Do Drul Chorten, Bakthang Falls and more. In the afternoon, drive to Pelling, a serene mountain village for your overnight stay.
Visit Pemayangste Monastery, Rabtense Ruins, Rambi, Darap, Khechipalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Fall and Rock Garden. Overnight stay at Pelling
Pelling – Darjeeling
Drive to Darjeeling, (meaning a place of Thuderbolt), a hill town nestled in the mountains and the home of the famous Darjeeling tea. Overnight stay at Darjeeling
Darjeeling, Tiger Hills and more
Start very early in the morning to enjoy a scenic sunrise at Tiger Hills with the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turning a shade of gold. While returning, spend some time at Ghoom Monastery. Explore more of Darjeeling on a toy train and visit The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Darjeeling – Bagdogra Aiport and departure
After soaking in the beauty of the hills get transferred to Bagdogra aiport for your onward journey