Upon arrival, meet our representative and drive to Icchey Gaon via Kalimpong.. Reach Icchey Gaon. Nature Walk in Pine Forest. Overnight at Homestay at Icchey Gaon.
Sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha from Icchey Gaon Breakfast at Homestay and check out. Drive to Aritar/Mangkhim via Pedong & Reshikhola. Overnight at Homestay at Aritar/ Mankhim.
Sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha from Mankhim. Back to Homestay for Breakfast. Visit Lam-Pokhari(Boating) Drive to Zuluk via Rangli, Padamchen. Enroute visit Kuikhola Waterfalls, Overnight at Homestay at Zuluk.
Early morning sunrise trip to Thambi View point Back to Homestay for breakfast and check out. Drive through the zig-zag (Silk Route) road of Zuluk, Lungthung and reach Nathang Valley. Overnight at Homestay at Nathang valley.
Early morning sunrise trip to Eagle's Nest Bunker or Lungthung. Return to Nathang for breakfast. Leave Nathang after breakfast for Gangtok. Enroute visit Old Baba Mandir, Kupup Lake, New Baba Mandir, Menmecho Lake , Tukla Valley, Yak Golf Course, Tshanuo Lake. Reach Gangtok, check into the Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Checkout. Drive to NJP/Bagdogra Via Rangpo
Due to the wide range of temperature and climatic conditions it is advisable to dress in layers. For protection against cold, layered clothing is better than one or two thick garments. Clothing should preferably be made from natural materials, which allow the body to breathe.
Bring comfortable sport shoes for light hikes & sightseeing; hiking boots for treks; semi formal shoes for dinners/appointments/functions.
We should bear in mind that the higher the altitude, the cooler the weather, and that with a brisk wind blowing down off the mountains, even a low-lying valley can become quite chilly. The Northern and the Western part have a much harsher climate, with summer monsoon rains and winter snowfalls which may block passes leading into tourist spots. Winter in Sikkim and Darjeeling is from mid-November till March, and at this time of the year the climate is dry and sunny for the most part, temperatures peaking at around 15c. in the daytime and falling below zero at night. The monsoon usually arrives in mid-June, with light rain falling mainly in the afternoons and evenings. At the end of September, after the last of the big rains, autumn suddenly arrives, and is a magnificent season for trekking until November.
Nepali, Hindi and English are commonly spoken in the main towns and are the principal medium of instruction in schools throughout the state.
Sikkim and Darjeeling are one of the safest destinations in the world however you should still exercise caution when visiting. Avoid drinking tap water which has not been boiled at all times as most water sources in Sikkim and Darjeeling are untreated. One can easily acquire affordable treated and bottled water. People prone to car sickness should bring appropriate medicine as the winding roads on the mountains have plenty of curves and turns. Bring any medication you take regularly, or might need to take for a periodically recurring condition, such as asthma.