Sikkim Tour Packages For 8 Night 9 Days
Discover the allure of Sikkim with an enticing 9-day, 8-night tour package that promises an immersive and enduring experience in one of India’s most captivating and scenic regions. Nestled in the northeastern corner of the country, Sikkim beckons with its breathtaking vistas, cultural richness, and vibrant ecological diversity.
Sikkim Tour Packages For 8 Night 9 Days Itineraray
Day 1 NJP Station/ IXB Airport Siliguri to Pelling
Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station Siliguri you will be transfered to Pelling,
Day 2 Pelling Full day Sightseeing
Early morning, treat yourself to the beautiful view of mountains. Darap village, Pemayangtse Monastery , Rimbi waterfalls, Khecheopalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Waterfalls, Rabdentse Ruins and New Helipad Ground.
Day 3 Pelling to Gangtok Via Ravangla
Post breakfast; transfer from Gangtok to Pelling, a tiny hamlet located in the West Sikkim. During
the journey from Gangtok to Pelling we move towards the Ravangla. On arrival in Pelling, you will be transferred to hotel for overnight
Day 4 Gangtok to Lachen
After an early breakfast we will proceed to Lachen. The route meanders through valleys upto forest grove of Kabi Langchuk. Shinghik comes next with its promises of one of
the most glorious views of Kunchanjungha. Situated at an altitude of over 4000ft Singhik offers a
desired break to the travelers on the way to Lachen. Visit Chungthang- the confluence of Lachen Chu and Lachun Chu (river) and Vimnala falls water falls on your way to Lachen.
Day 5 Lachen to Lachung—morning excursion to Gurudongmar Lake
Early morning drive through Thangu Village (4100m / 13450ft), a remote high altitude village of Tibetan Nomads. From Chopta Valley drive for another 30kms in 1.5hr to Gurudongmar Lake
(5225m / 17143ft) close to Tibet Border, the one of the highest and biggest fresh water lakes in Sikkim after visit to Gurudongmar Lake back to Lachen for a late lunch & proceed to
Lachung.Upon Reaching Lachung Check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6 Lachung to Gangtok- morning excursion to Yumthang Valley (Optional Zero Point)
Early morning drive to Yumthang Valley, an alpine flower valley in North Sikkim. Enjoy the scenic landscape and hot Spring (depend on time of visit), drive further of you want to visit to
Yumesamdong (4725m / 15503ft) or Zero Point close to Tibet Border, one of the highest motorable roads in Sikkim. Later drive back to Gangtok.
Day 7 Excursion to Tsomgo / Changu Lake & Baba Mandir (Optional Nathula Pass)
After Breakfast start for your excursion to the oval shaped Tsomgo Lake/ Changu Lake (40 kms from Gangtok departure in the morning) – situated at height of 3,753 mts. with an average depth
of 50 ft and home to the Brahminy duck and several migratory birds.Travel to Baba Mandir at the height of 13,500 feet another 17 km beyond Tsomgo lake (Yak Ride optional) .Return to Gangtok
for overnight stay at Gangtok Hotel………Optional tour is, Nathula PASS the Indo-China border (
Day 8 Gangtok Sightseeing Tour —–Full day
After Breakfast start for full day Local Sightseeing of Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Tashi view
point, Bakthang Waterfalls, Gonjang Monastery, Institute of TibetologyDo Drul Chorten Stupa,
Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom, Flower Show, Ropeway.….After completing the
sightseeing transfer and overnight stay at Gangtok Hotel. .
Day 9 Gangtok to NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport (Siliguri)
“Post breakfast, check out and drive from the hotel to reach New Jalpaiguri railway station or
Bagdogra Airport (Siliguri).
Documents Required for Protected Area Permit
To explore protected areas in Sikkim, tourists are required to apply for a Protected Area Permit (PAP) in the prescribed format.
Documents Required for Protect Area Permit (PAP) For Indian
- Voters ID/Driving license
- 2 passport size photos
- For children below 18 years of age, a birth certificate is mandatory. It’s important to note that an Aadhaar card cannot be used as a substitute as it doesn’t have an issue or expiry date.
Documents Required for Protected Area Permit (PAP) For Foreigners
- Photocopy of Valid Passport
- Indian Visa
- 2 Passport Size Photo Along with Their Original Documents
Protected and Restricted Areas Permits in Sikkim
Being a border state that shares boundaries with Tibet (China), Sikkim requires foreigners to obtain an Inner Line Permit before entering the region. This permit, also known as the Restricted Area Permit, is mandatory for visiting certain areas in North and West Sikkim. Even Indian nationals are required to obtain the permit to access these protected areas in Sikkim.
Here are some of the popular places in Sikkim that require a special permit to visit:
In East District of Sikkim
- Tsongo – Baba Mandir
- Nathula Pass
In West District of Sikkim
- Dzongri Trek
- Singalila Trek
In North District of Sikkim
- North District
- Thangu – Chopta Valley
- Green Lake Trek
In South District of Sikkim
Restricted Area Permit is required for trekking anywhere in the South District.
Alpine Mountaineering Expedition permit is required for-
- TinchenKhang 5603 metres (West Sikkim)
- Jopuno 5935m (West Sikkim)
- Freys peak 5830m (West Sikkim)
- Lama Angden 5868m (North Sikkim)
- Brum Khangse 5433m (North Sikkim)
Restricted Places in Sikkim Where Foreigners are Not Permitted to Enter
By obtaining the necessary permits, visitors can experience the beauty of these restricted areas while ensuring their safety and adherence to regulations.