Summary of

Trekking delight in Himalayas

Duration: 7 Days/ 6 Nights

Major Attractions: Tsomgo Lake, Guru Padmasambhava statue, Temi Tea Garden, Ralong Monastery, Rinchenpong Monastery

Destination Covered: Gangtok, Ravangla, Rinchenpong

Tour Summary

South Sikkim is not as well-known among visitors as North and East Sikkim, but it has a lot of potentials to draw them in with its many attractions and beautiful scenery. At an elevation of 6,800 feet, Pelling, one of Sikkim's most beautiful hamlets, appears to offer picturesque views before your eyes. During sunrise and sunset, you will appreciate the magnificent beauty of Mt. Kanchenjunga, which is not far away. Ravangla is a popular tourist destination due to its tranquil landscape and unpolluted surroundings. Ravangla is located halfway between Gangtok and Pelling. Ravangla is known for its beautiful trekking trails along winding village paths. During the winter, the upper portion of Ravangla receives snowfall. Rinchenpong is nestled in the middle of nature in the foothills of the magnificent mountains. Rinchenpong is a town in West Sikkim located about 40 kilometers west of Gangtok and 10 kilometers due south of Gyalshing, near Kaluk. It is well-known for its Rigsum Monastery and hiking trails. The location is well-known for its spectacular views of the Kanchenjunga range of mountains.

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Bagdogra Airport - Gangtok (132 Kms/4 hours drive)

You will be assisted at Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri railway station and transfer straightway to Gangtok. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.

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DAY 2

Excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400ft)

After breakfast drive to Tsomgo Lake near the Indo-Tibet border. This holy lake remains frozen for 4 months in winters. You may enjoy Yak ride which is a thrilling experience here and if you are lucky you'll also see the Brahminy duck! Stay overnight at Gangtok.

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DAY 3

Gangtok - Ravangla (69 Km/2 hours drive)

Morning drive to Ravangla – also known as "Birds eye view". On arrival, visit the Gurupadmasambhava statue (135 ft.). It is said to be the highest statue of Guru Padmasambhaba in the World and Temi Tea Garden. Stay overnight at Ravangla.

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DAY 4

Ravangla

After breakfast visit Tendong Hill, Ralong Monastery, Borong - A small typical Sikkim village and hot spring. Overnight stay will be at Ravangla.

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DAY 5

Ravangla - Rinchenpong (03 hours drive)

After breakfast drive to Rinchenpong (6,000 ft.) in West Sikkim. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Evening enjoy the local village walk. Overnight stay at Rinchenpong.

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DAY 6

Rinchenpong

After breakfast you can trek to Khandi Danra/Melanpso forest which is famous for its varied species of flora & fauna or you can visit Old stone stupa, Rinchenpong Monastery Ati-Buddha statue. Stay overnight at Rinchenpong.

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DAY 7

Rinchenpong - NJP Railway Station/Bagdogra Airport (04 hours drive)

Morning after breakfast check out and you will be transferred to Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri railway station for your onward journey. Tour ends.

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