INDIA SIKKIM 10D

Code: NI6-10MI
Daily (Min 2 to Go)
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Kolkata
Kalimpong
Deolo Durbin Monastery
Cactus Garden Himalayan Nursery
Gangtok (Capital City of Sikkim)
Institute of Tibetology
Tsomgo Lake
Lachung
Bhutia Tribal Village Yumthang Valley (25km away from Lachung)
Bhutia Tribal Village Yumisamdong
Lingdum Monastery
Rumtek Monastery
Darjeeling
Darjeeling’s Traditional Tea Shops (Chowrasta Mall) Tiger Hill
Ghoom Monastery

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Day 1: Singapore – Kolkata

SIN/CCU                      MI488              2100/2235
Check in at Changi Airport for your flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival, meet our local representatives and transfer to hotel for overnight.

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Day 2: – Bagdogra – Kalimpong (B/L/D)

After breakfast, morning is free and afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Bagdogra. On arrival meet and drive for approximately 2½ hours through the scenic countryside to Kalimpong, an old trading centre between the then British India and Tibet. On arrival, check in hotel for dinner and overnight.

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Day 3: Kalimpong – Gangtok (B/L/D)

After an early breakfast, drive to Deolo view point, the highest point in Kalimpong. Here you can see the entire Kalimpong town and its surrounding mountain ranges. Thereafter, proceed to visit the Durbin Monastery, Cactus Garden and Himalayan Nursery. After lunch, continue our journey for approximately 3 hours’ drive to Gangtok. Gangtok, capital city of Sikkim, is a picturesque mountain-clinging town with monasteries, parks, pagoda-style houses and colourful bazaars. On arrival, check in hotel for dinner and overnight.

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Day 4: Tsomgo Lake (B/L)

After breakfast, we will leave for a full day tour of Tsomgo Lake. The lake is situated at an altitude of 3,753m. It is believed that in olden times, Buddhist monks would study the colour of the water of the lake to forecast the future. Situated 35km northeast of Gangtok, the drive to this high altitude lake is quite spectacular. The lake remains frozen throughout the winter up to mid of April. The lake is considered extremely sacred by the locals and is a paradise for bird lovers. It is also used as a stopover for the migratory birds across the Indian plains from as far as Siberia during the winter months. Return to Gangtok, en route visit the Institute of Tibetology where one can see the history of Sikkim at photo gallery and handicraft centre. Evening is free to visit the local market.

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Day 5: Gangtok – Lachung (B/L/D)

This morning we will leave for North Sikkim, driving for about 6-7 hours on winding mountain roads past lots of waterfalls. Overnight at a local lodge in a Bhutia tribal village in Lachung.

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Day 6: Lachung – Yumthang Valley – Lachung (B/L/D)

The Yumthang Valley lies 25km from Lachung and as the drive winds higher, you will reach the pine forests and rhododendrons of Yumthang, surrounded by mountain peaks. If the weather permits, we will drive further to the snowy plateau of Yumisamdong (Zero Point, 4,640m) in one of the highest motorable high altitude valleys in India. Return to Lachung for lunch and overnight.

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Day 7: Lachung – Gangtok (B/L/D)

After breakfast, return to Gangtok for overnight. On arrival free time in Gangtok to explore the town.

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Day 8: Gangtok – Darjeeling (B/L/D)

After breakfast, depart for Darjeeling, en route visit Lingdum Monastery. Also visit Rumtek Monastery, the largest monastery which is also the seat of Karmapa Lama, the 3rd highest monk in the Tibetan Buddhism. Darjeeling is the former summer capital of the British Bengal Raj and famed for its world famous Darjeeling tea. On arrival, visit Darjeeling’s traditional tea shops for best tea or shop at Chowrasta Mall. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

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Day 9: Darjeeling – Bagdogra – Kolkata – Singapore (B)

CCU/SIN                    MI487            2350/0640+1
Wake up early in the morning at around 4am for sunrise view at Tiger Hill (2585m). Enjoy the panoramic view of the spectacular snow-clad mountain peaks of the Himalayan range. Return to hotel for breakfast, en route visit the Ghoom Monastery, built in 1850 by Lama Sharb. After breakfast, proceed to Bagdogra airport for flight to Kolkata. On arrival in Kolkata, if time permits, drive to town for shopping and dinner at your own expense before transferring to airport for your return flight to Singapore.

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Day 10: Arrival Singapore

Arrive in Singapore with fond memories of a fun-filled trip to Sikkim with Universal Travel.

Note: flight timings are subjected to changes.

Tours Info

Airline Silk Air (MI))
Flying hours (Approx)
Singapore to Kolkata – 4 hours 15 minutes
Kolkata-Bagdora – 1 hours 10 minutes
Bagdora-Kolkata – 1 hours 05 minutes
Kolkata-Singapore – 4 hours 15 minutes
Time Difference India is 2-and-a-half hours behind Singapore time.
Bhutan is 2 hours behind Singapore.
Passport An international passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of return is required.
VISAS All travelers to India are required to have a valid visa for entry.
For travel to Sikkim, please also bring along a copy of your passport, copy of India visa and 4 passport-size photos.
Travel Insurance Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, luggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses.
Itinerary subject to changes Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances

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