Sikkim has the unique distinction of being bounded by three sovereign nations, Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east and China's Tibet in the north. It also shares its southern border with the state of West Bengal. It has an area of around 7096 sq km and it is about 64 km from east to west and 110 km from north to south. Mt. Kanchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world dominates the landscape of the State and is revered as Sikkim's guardian deity.
The state has a good number of glaciers and some of the very important ones are Zemu, Rathong, Lona in North Sikkim. The river Tista is the lifeline of Sikkim and it originates from Lake Cholamu. Its tributaries are Rangeet, Ramam and Rangpo. Sikkim offers best buys for hand woven carpets, thankas and other paintings. Other items typical of the state and are large cardamoms, Lepcha weave bags, purses, jewelery and liquors etc. The main inhabitants of the state are the Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalis.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi. Transfer to Hotel Janpath. Overnight Hotel on B&B.
Day 2: Delhi. Full day sight seeing Overnight Hotel on B&B.
Day 3: Take a direct flight to Bagdogra On arrival at IXB Airport, you will be met by our local representative at who will assist you to board your vehicle to Kalimpong (85 km/ 3 h). Check in and over night at Hotel.
Day 4: Kalimpong, Gangtok. Today visit to Flower Nurseries, Durbin Dara Hills and Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang. Transfer to Gangtok (85 km/ 3 h). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Gangtok. Go for a half day sightseeing covering Rumtek Monastery, Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom (Closed on Sunday) and Flower Show. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Gangtok/ Yuksom. Transfer to Yuksom (116 km/ 5 h). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Yuksom/ Tsoka. Following an early morning start, you trek for three hours through lush green meadows and cross four mountain streams. Henceforth, the trek is a continuous uphill path lined with conifers and is virtually carpeted with a bed of leaves to leach Bakhim - a hill village at an altitude of 9000 ft.
Tsoka is a slightly settlement with a few houses, a monastery and is the last village on the route. You spend the night at Tsoka (17 kms/ 7 hours trek). Overnight stay at Trekkers Hut/ Tent.
Day 8: Yuksom/ Dzongri. Trek Dzongri from Tsoka, 10 km climb takes 05 hours. The vegetation changes to stunted bushes of rhododendrons and miniature pine trees resembling bonsais as you gain altitude with every step to reach Dzongri (13220 ft). Overnight stay at Trekkers Hut/ Tent.
Day 9: Dzongri/ Tshoka. An early morning trek at around 4.30 a.m. to Dzongri top which at 4269 m is higher than most mountain peaks in Europe, presents yet another view of the Kanchenjunga along with other ranges basking in the glory of the rising sun. We return to the campsite and after breakfast trek to Tshoka. We call it a day at Tsoka. Over night at Trekkers hut/ Tent.
Day 10: Tsoka/ Yuksom. A veritable repeat of your 3rd day, the only difference being that you are walking downhill to Yuksom. A visit to the Dubdi monastery - one of the oldest in Sikkim, is a must. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Yuksom/ Darjeeling. Transfer to Darjeeling (115 Kms / 05 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Darjeeling. Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at around 4 am) to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop.
Afternoon go for a half-day sight seeing of Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) and Tea Estate. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Darjeeling - IXB Airport. Transfer to IXB Airport, (100 Kms / 3 Hrs) to connect direct flight to Delhi. Reach Delhi and transfer to Hotel Janpath. Overnight hotel on B&B.
Day 14: Drive by road to Agra visit Taj and take a evening train to Jabalpur. Overnight on train.
Day 15: Reach Jabalpur early morning,transfer to Hotel Krishna Jabalpur for fresh n up and breakfast.After breakfast proceed to Kanha (3 hrs) check in Krishna. Evening drive.
Days 16-18: Kanha on full board Jungle plan.
Day 19: Drive to Jabalpur. Lunch at Hotel Krishna Jabalpur, later board a direct train to Delhi. Packed Dinner will be served on train. Overnight train.
Day 20: Reach Delhi early morning, transfer to international airport or to Hotel if you have booked extra nights.
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