Yumthang Tour - 8 days

Yumthang Tour - 8 days

All these make North Sikkim a heaven in earth. A typical North Sikkim tour starts from Gangtok then via Kabi Lungtsok 23 km, Phodong 40 km, Mangan 67 km, Singhik 72 km, Chungthang 98 km, Lachung 117 km to 141 km away flower valley Yumthang. On the way lies Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Kanchandzonga National Park. SNT buses from Gangtok leaves at 8-00 and 13-00 hr and reaches Mangan via Phodong and going still 5 km further to Singhik. Indians are free to move upto Tung bridge via Mangan-Shinghik , but beyond north of Tung restricted area permit is required.

Yumthang, at the height of 11,800 ft. & 140 kms from Gangtok, is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora & fauna and breathtaking scenic grandeur. Yumthang, is a vast expanse of colorful grass-carpet to the horizon covered with rhododendron shrubs and trees, the entire valley erupts into a riot of colors in May.

A little ahead on the right crossing the Chu over the wooden bridge is Sachu or hot spring. It contains sulphur-water. It is popular for its curative and healing power.

In May-June 33 varieties of rhododendrons work unitedly with alpine flowers pain

For the Yumthang tour, March-June, Sept-Dec (beginning) is the ideal season. As the China Border is nearby the whole area is sensitive and under military control. Foreigners are required to get RAP to visit the area. Taking snaps are prohibited. You should deposit your camera at a military check post 1 km away from Lachung on the way to Yumthang.

Day 01: New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra to Gangtok

It is approximately 156 kms and takes around 4 hours drive to Sikkim. Transfer to Hotel. Free time at leisure and rest.

It is approximately 156 kms and takes around 4 hours drive to Sikkim. Transfer to Hotel. Free time at leisure and rest.

Day 02: Gangtok 7 point sightseeing.

Your guide will receive at 10 am in your hotel. Drive to Lachen (120km). On the way stop for sightseeing spots like Tashi View Point, Kabi Lungtsok, Naga Waterfall and The Confluence of Lachen Chu & Lachung Chu at Chungthang. Lunch will be served at Namok (A Wayside Inn). The whole journey takes about 6-7 hours drive. By evening you reach at Lachen and your trip for the first day ends. Check in at Gurudongmar Lodge.

Day 03: Gangtok – Tsomgo Lake – back to Gangtok.

It is about 40 kms drive from Gangtok . The lake remains frozen during the winters.In the month of Dec & Jan you can play in the snow or even walk across the meandering frozen lake.

Day 04: Gangtok – Lachung

After breakfast leave for Lachen Monastery and drive back to Chungthang and visit the Holy Rock. Tea & snacks will be served at Chungthang. Move to Lachung where you come across some beautiful waterfalls. Check in at our resort (SNOWLION MOUNTAIN RESORT one of the best hotels of the North Sikkim. Night halt in Lachung.

Day 05: Lachung – Yumthang – back to Lachung

After breakfast leave for YUMTHANG (The Ultimate Paradise). Lush green valleys and high peaked mountains all around you. In April/May/June the valley is struck by the riots of colours with Rhododendron, Alpine & Primula flowers. Yumthang is renowned for its Hot Spring, which is rich in sulphur. In Nov/Dec/Jan you can enjoy the scenic and the panoramic views of the valleys and surrounding mountain ranges with snow-capped peaks. Leave Yumthang and move to Lachung for lunch at 2 pm. After lunch visit Lachung Monastery, Cottage Industry & Waterfall. Night halt at Lachung.

Day 06: Lachung – Gangtok

usual. Breakfast will be served as usual. After breakfast leave for Gangtok. On the way if the weather is clear you may get to see Mighty Khangchendzonga from Singhik. Lunch will be served at the same hotel at Namok. After lunch visit Phodong Monastery on the way to Gangtok. Reach Gangtok.

Day 07: Gangtok – Rest/Shopping.

Day 08: Gangtok – New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra tour concludes.

Tour cost:

2 person            US$ 1015 per person

3-5 person         US$   940 per person

6-9 person         US$   830 per person

10-15 person     US$   785 per person

SGL supplement US$ 425

Cost includes:

01.4 star Hotel accommodation on MAP basis - breakfast and Dinner as per itinerary
02. Sightseeing tour according to the programme.
03.Ground transportation
04. Necessary travel permit
05. Service of English speaking guide/excourt

Cost does not include:

01. Visa fees, personal clothing and equipments,
02. Single supplement, International airfare
03. excess baggage, personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation cost, medical box,
04. bottled beverages, laundry, tips

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  • Price : USD 940
  • Destinations : Yumthang, North Sikkim
  • Max Elevation : 3500 m.
  • Weather : Spring and Autumn are good time to visit this area
  • Trip Duration : 8 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
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