Sikkim tour in mid november

#1 Sep 20th, 2013, 17:39
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Dear All,

This would be my first trip to sikkim and my information is pretty limited i have spoken to a few tour operators and this is the following itinerary they have suggested. I am planning to travel from Mumbai with my wife in Mid November this year Kindly advice if the following is fine.

Day 01: NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport Gangtok (125 kms / 4 hrs)
Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Gangtok (5,480 ft.). On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 02: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
After breakfast start for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 03: Gangtok Lachen (122 kms / 6 hrs)
After breakfast pick up from hotel & transfer to Lachen (9,800 ft.). Enroute visit Singhik View point, Seven Sister Water Fall, Naga Water Fall, and arrive Lachen by evening. Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay at Lachen.

Day 04: Lachen Chopta Valley Gurudongmar Lake Lachung
Early Morning drive to Chopta Valley (13,200 ft.) & Gurudongmar Lake (17,100 ft.). Back to hotel. After lunch & drive to Lachung (8,800 ft.). Arrive Lachung by evening. Dinner & Overnight stay at Lachung.

Day 05: Lachung Yumthang Valley Excursion Gangtok
Early Morning drive to Yumthang Valley (11,800 ft. Known as Valley of Flowers). On the way back, visit Hot Spring considered to have medicinal properties. Back to resort for lunch and transfer to Gangtok, enroute witness the wonderful Bheema & Twin water falls. On arrival at Gangtok check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 06: Gangtok Local Sightseeing Pelling (120 kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast start for a half day trip of Gangtok city covering Flower show, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology, Dro-dul Chorten, Ranka Monastery & Banjakhri Falls (maximum 3-4 hours). Afternoon drive to Pelling (6,100 ft.). On arrival check-in to hotel. Overnight stay at Pelling.

Day 07: Pelling Sightseeing
After breakfast start for full day sightseeing. 1st Half tour - Darap village, Rimbi water Falls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake & Khangchendzongha waterfalls. In afternoon start for 2nd Half tour - Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Halipad Ground. Overnight stay at Pelling.

Day 08: Pelling Darjeeling (109 Kms / 4 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Darjeeling (6,710 ft.). On arrival check-in to hotel & rest of the day free. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 09: Darjeeling Sightseeing
Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 10: Darjeeling NJP Rly Station / IXB airport (98 kms / 3 hrs)
After breakfast Check-out from hotel on time and transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey

Hotels

Gangtok Delisso Abode / Green Dale
Lachen View Point
Lachung Modern Residency / Fortuna
Pelling Tashigang Resort / Pachu Village Resort
Darjeeling Sterling Resort / Anand Palace

would be grateful for suggestions with respect to better locations or bad roads etc. The tour operator has quoted 57 K for a couple if that reasonable.

Thanks

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