Sikkim Shangri-La Expedition

Sikkim Shangri-La Expedition

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Itinerary :
DAY - 1

Bagdogra Airport / NJP / Siliguri to Gangtok - Pickup

Our Driver will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Nearly 135 kilometers 4 ½ - 5 hours’ drive – Check into hotel - Over Night stay at Gangtok.

Approx Distance: 125 Km • Est. Travel Time: 5 hours

DAY - 2

Gangtok - Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir + {Nathula pass Additional} - Monday - Tuesday Closed

After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake and Baba Mandir. Back to Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel. THE NATHULA PASS IS OPTIONAL TOUR & IT IS EXTRA CHARGEABLE. (In case of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided) overnight stay at Gangtok.

Approx Distance: 150 Km • Est. Travel Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

DAY - 3

Gangtok to Lachen - Transfer via Bhimnala, Naga waterfalls

Early morning breakfast – Drive 135 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours’ drive - Chungthang is 96 kilometers from Gangtok – Lunch at Chungthang – Lachen is 35 kilometers from Chungthang Reach Lachen (lunch cost not included) late afternoon / early evening - The snowcapped peaks, the Shingbha wildlife sanctuary, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Thangu are the major attraction – It's a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling snow peak mountains and the starting point of Green Lake Trek – In fact the village cradled between stern, tall rock faces standing like guards – A hamlet with very few people – It almost like this town is hidden from the outside – Like a Shangri - La – Check into a hotel – Evening free to stroll – Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen. Suggestion Note: - • If you are an Asthma/Heart patient or any medical issue then consult your doctor before visiting as Lachen is located in very high altitude which may cause problems. • Infant Baby is also not allowed to visit Lachen. (Consult with your doctor before visiting Lachen)

Approx Distance: 150 Km • Est. Travel Time: 9 hours 10 minutes

DAY - 4

Lachen to Lachung - Transfer With Gurudongmar Lake Excursion

Early morning breakfast – Visit to Gurudongmar Lake 55 kilometers, 2 ½ - 3 ½ hours’ drive - A valley at an altitude of 11, 800 feet through which Lachen Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to April or even more is known as the Holy / Sacred Lake - Next drive through the cold desert till Tibet / China back to Resort for Lunch – After lunch drive to Lachung - The region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest with Chopta Valley and Thangu are the other places of interest - Back to hotel for lunch - After lunch proceed to Lachung – Nearly 50 kilometers and two hours’ drive – Check into hotel at Lachung - Evening free to visit Lachung Monastery - Overnight stay at Hotel at Lachung.

Approx Distance: 200 Km • Est. Travel Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

DAY - 5

Lachung to Gangtok - Transfer With Yumthang Valley Excursion

After breakfast drive towards Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly 11800 feet - Yumthang is a valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends - In spring the valley erupts in riots of colors as Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow covered valley except in autumn - During winter Yumthang is somber with snow all around and the snow clad mountains adding to the ethereal beauty - Return to resort at Lachung for Lunch – Transfer to Gangtok – Reach Gangtok in the evening – Check into hotel – Night stay at Gangtok.
Note :- Guest can visit Zero Point, zero point cost is additional & optional sightseeing.

Approx Distance: 150 Km • Est. Travel Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

DAY - 6

Gangtok to Darjeeling - Transfer

After breakfast at hotel and then forwarding journey to Darjeeling - Transfer to Darjeeling takes nearly 90 Kilometers 3 – 3 ½ hours - Check into hotel – Evening free - Over Night stay at Darjeeling.

Approx Distance: 100 Km • Est. Travel Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

DAY - 7

Darjeeling - Fullday Sightseeing

Early morning (4:00 AM) visit Tiger Hill (Subject to availability of token, if not possible at the time of Sunrise, then it will be covered in day time.) and then back to hotel. After breakfast, Later visit Bataisa Loop, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Ropeway (Tickets by own), Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Japanese Temple(Peace Pagoda). Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Approx Distance: 80 Km • Est. Travel Time: 9 hours 10 minutes

DAY - 8

Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport / NJP / Siliguri - Drop

Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Nearly 105 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours’ drive – Forwarding Journey.

Approx Distance: 90 Km • Est. Travel Time: 3 hours

Tour Information :


 No. of Nights  Places  Hotel  Category  Meal  Rooms
 3 Night Stay  Gangtok  Hotel Rufina Pinasa   Residency  Economic  Breakfast  1 Deluxe Room
 1 Night Stay  Lachen  Hotel Rufina Lachen   Deezoong  Economic  Breakfast &   Dinner  1 Deluxe Room
 1 Night Stay  Lachung  Hotel Rufina Lachung   Dezoong  Economic  Breakfast &   Dinner  1 Deluxe Room
 2 Night Stay  Darjeeling  Hotel Zambala Retreat  Economic  Breakfast  1 Deluxe Room

Essential Information for Your Journey

As you prepare for your exciting trip, here are some important considerations and requirements to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Travel Documentation Requirements
It's crucial to carry the appropriate documents for all travelers:

Adults (18 and above): Driving License, Voter ID, or Passport.

Children (5-11 years): School ID, or Passport.

Children (2-4 years): School ID, Birth Certificate, or Passport.

Infants (below 2 years): Birth Certificate or Passport.

Additional Needs: One passport-size photo uploaded in the system. Note that NRI and Foreign Nationals will incur additional Restricted Area Permit (RAP) charges.

Special Notes

Validity: The quoted price is valid for travel until March 2024 and applies to Indian Nationals only.

Vehicle Usage: The vehicle provided is not at disposal. Extra usage or sightseeing will incur additional charges.

Identification: Personal identification is mandatory for air travel and hotel check-ins for security reasons, such as an election card, driving license, or passport.

Guide Services: Please note the driver is not a guide. While he will take you to the specified sightseeing locations, exploring the site will be your responsibility. The itinerary is subject to change.

Hotel Policies: Standard hotel check-in is at 1400hrs, and check-out is at 1000hrs. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability.

Booking Confirmation: Hotel and service confirmations are subject to availability. If the specified hotels are unavailable, hotels of a similar category will be booked.

Liability: As a ground handling agent, we are not liable for any claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control, such as accidents, injuries, delayed or canceled flights, and natural occurrences.

Accommodation and Facilities

Stairs in Hotels: Not all hotels have lift facilities; guests may need to climb stairs. Those with health issues like high blood pressure, breathing problems, or knee and heart conditions should inform us at booking time for appropriate arrangements, subject to availability.

Room Amenities: Facilities like western toilets, televisions, and geysers may not be available at all locations. The region focuses on nature and eco-friendly atmosphere, and facilities may not match those found in more developed destinations.

Hotel Categories: Many regions do not have star-category hotels. The best available rooms in similar category hotels will be provided.

Water and Electricity: Scarcity of water and electricity is common in the region. We request your understanding and cooperation with any inconveniences that may arise during the tour.

Inner Line Permits for Nathula Pass, Tsongo Lake, Baba Mandir, Lachen, Lachung, & Zero Point
- Indian nationals need an Inner Line Permit to visit Nathula Pass, Tsongo Lake, Baba Mandir, Lachen, Lachung, & Zero Point. These permits are only issued online and can take 1-2 working days to process.

Required Documents: Scanned copies of passport-size photographs and a photo ID address proof (Voter ID, Driving License, Passport; for children, a school ID is acceptable).

We look forward to providing you with a memorable and seamless travel experience. Remember to have all necessary documents ready and be prepared for the unique conditions of the region. Happy travels!

Inclusions / Exclusions :


Meals - Daily buffet Breakfast Every Day - Except Arrival Day Other Meals as mentioned in the hotel column

Hotels - All the hotels and rooms as per mentioned above

Sightseeing - All sightseeing as per itinerary

Pickup / Drop - Ex NJP / IXB / Siliguri / Pakyong

Itinerary Note - Given Itinerary is Tentative it’s changed if guests want / Weather & availability

Parking / Fee - Road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges, interstate taxes.

Cab Note - Cab will be on a point-to-point basis & Cab for All Tour & Transfers & sightseeing’s The cab will be Non - ac


Sightseeing - Nathula Pass , Zero Point , Mt. Katao , Kalapatthar , Shingshore Bridge , Rock Garden , Rumtek Monastery

Any Type of Entry fee & any Entrance fee

Room Heater

Porter fee

Camera fee

Toy Train Station - Pickup / Drop (Additional cost)

Anything not in inclusions is Excluded

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