Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Places Covered: Bagdogra - Gangtok - Gangtok - Nathula Pass - Chango Lake - Yumthang Valley - Gangtok - Bagdogra
01 : Bagdogra - Gangtok
Arrival Gangtok from Bagdogra. Meet and Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Gangtok
Full day sight seeing at Gangtok Visit all major places of tourist interest around Gangtok like important Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples, establishments devoted to local art, culture and architecture, specialized botanical collections and shopping areas selling local handicraft and artifices, within a distance of 100 kms. around Gangtok.
Day 03 : Nathula Pass / Chango Lake
Excursion to Nathula Pass and Chango Lake, visit to the 15000 ft. Nathula pass, right on the Chinese border where you can even shake hands with the Chinese guards on the other side of the fence, visit to the legendary shrine of Baba Harbhajan Singh and Chango Lake while returning, all surrounded by snow clad mountains, is once in a lifetime experience.
Day 04 - 05: Yumthang Valley - Mountain Safari
Two days' Mountain Safari to Yumthang Valley, this 1 night 2 days Mountain Safari in hard top jeeps, along the 150 km. rugged hilly terrain is a once in a lifetime experience. The route is a gradual climb from 5,000 to 13,000 ft. and every kilometer of it unravels a new dimension to your knowledge bank.Sometimes a massive waterfall and somewhere a dense forest, next may be the lush paddy fields filled with water harnessed from nearby streams and then suddenly a tiny Himalayan village or a small township with red cheek children playing around or people waiting for the local transport at the road heads. As you proceed, in the month of March/April, you may be left dumbfounded after encountering a kilometer long Rhododendron concentration in various hues as if the whole jungle is on fire. During winters, the flowering beds and the slopes are covered with a blanket of 4 - 5 ft. thick snow, rendering the entire terrain a vast spread of white. The journey is dotted with herds of Yaks, an important part of the local economy.
Day 05 : Yumthang / Gangtok
Return to Gangtok from Yumthang
Day 06 : Gangtok / Bagdogra
Departure for Bagdogra.