• 10 Days Sikkim Explorer

    This is a soft adventure program for anyone seeking an exploration of the pristine Eastern Himalayas while basing in comfortable and charming accommodation. Set below the world’s 3rd highest mountain Kangchendzonga, Sikkim is among the most strikingly beautiful regions in the country.
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10 days
From RMB 17,900/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Shanghai or Beijing / Kolkata
    Fly Beijing/Kunming MU5712 1620/1940 (3h 20m) – Daily 
    Or Shanghai/Kunming MU 5810 1800/2115 (3h 15m) – Daily
    Fly Kunming/Kolkata MU 555 2355/2340 (2h 15m) – Daily 


    Upon arrival, be met and transfer to your hotel.

    Meals: Nil

  • Day 02 - Kolkata / Bagdogra / Darjeeling

    This morning, fly to Bagdogra to meet your tour manager who will be with you throughout till your departure flight in Bagodgra:

    Fly Kolkata/Bagdogra 9W 2452  1150/1300 (1h 10m) – Daily 


    Drive 4 hours to Darjeeling – the summer capital of British Bengal Rajs, with a stop for lunch en route. It is beautifully set amongst rolling greenery of the tea plantations.

    Meals included: lunch, dinner

  • Day 03 - Darjeeling

    Rise early at 430am to catch the famous sunrise of the Tiger Hill. Visit the Ghoom Monastery, Tibetan Refugee Institute and tea plantations. Return to Darjeeling on one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world, the UNESCO world heritage listed toy train!

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 04 - Darjeeling / Gangtok

    Today, pass through lovely tea plantation scenery (approx. 5hrs) to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. The capital is situated on a ridge surrounded by the Himalayas with a unique ambience of a happy blend between tradition and modernity.

    Arrive in the late afternoon and check into your hotel and have the evening free to walk around.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 05 - Gangtok

    This morning, tour Gangtok covering Tibetology Institute, Enchey and Rumtek Monastery. During a festival, the monastery is alive with many chanting, dances and colourful processions.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 06 - Gangtok / Lachung

    Today, we drive 6 hours to Lachung at 2625m and we shall make stops at interesting villages along the way at Mangan and Chungthang valleys. Enjoy hikes around Lachung valley. Visit one of the best viewpoints at Thomchieteng, and enjoy the view of the entire valley and the snow-capped mountain bordering Tibet.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 07 - Lachung / Yumthang / Lachung

    Driving 2 hours along the spectacular road to Yumthang at 3658m, the only traffic we are likely to encounter are herds of yaks. Yumthang is known as the Flower Valley (from Mar-Jun) and is a naturalist paradise in spring. Wildflowers, primulae and rhododendron bathe the landscape in rich colors.

    A must-see is the hot springs - Yume Samdong, said to have healing properties. Enjoy a full day in Yumthang before returning to Lachung. Evening, visit local villages.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 08 - Lachung / Gangtok

    We drive back to Gangtok and en-route, visit the impressive Phodang Monastery. Situated north of Gangtok, this gompa has been recently rebuilt while reserving the original frescoes and paintings.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 09 - Gangtok / Kalimpong

    Leave for Kalimpong (4 hours scenic drive), the Sikkim/Bhutan border town with amazing panoramic views. Visit the Durpin Monastery and the well-known Pradhan Nuseries with great varieties of cactus, orchids and other exotic plants. Evening, check-in and enjoy the tranquility of this unspoilt town.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10 - Kalimpong / Bagdogra / Shanghai or Beijing

    Enjoy some free time in the morning before driving to Bagdogra for your flight out.

    Fly Bagdogra/Kolkata 9W 2481 1340/1440 (1h) – Daily


    Check into your day-use room in Kolkata before your flight.

    Fly     Kolkata/Kunming    MU 556 0030/0510 (2h 10m) – Daily
      Kunming/Beijing MU 5701 0800/1045 (2h 45m) – Daily
    Or Kunming/Shanghai MU 747 0730/1025 (2h 55m) – Daily


    Arrive on Day 11 morning.

    Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

 

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