Leave for Gangtok about 124 km or approx
4 hrs drive. This is a scenic and
winding drive, takes you along the River
Teesta which leads to “Gangtok” the
capital of Sikkim. While half way you
arrive at a place called Rangpo, this is
the entry point to Sikkim. You will have
to fulfill the entry formalities against
your special permit to tour around
Sikkim,While we fulfill the formalities
you refresh yourself with Tea and
Snacks, then continue the drive to
Gangtok.Arrive Gangtok by evening
check-in to hotel.
Gangtok Sight Seeing.
(While we process final documentation.)
After breakfast visit to the World
famous Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centers
Monastery, situated 24kms from Gangtok.
This is the headquarter of the present
seat of His Holiness, the Gyalwa Karmapa,
head of the Kagyud Sect. This Monastery
is said to be replica of the monastery
at Tsurphu, Tibet with its traditional
architecture, exquisite paintings,
intricate wood work, housing treasures
of manuscripts and icons. Rumtek is a
splendid example of Tibetan monastic
art. ON the way back visit Do-Drul
Chorten Stupa: An awe inspiring stupa,
encircled by prayer wheels which you may
spin while walking around, clockwise
only, to offer the prayer “ Om Mane
Padme Hum Re”. Nearby, simple housed are
two giant statues of the Lord Buddha and
Guru Padmasambhava. Tibetology: A unique
institution, devoted to Tibet logy the
only of its kind in the world where is
displayed perhaps the largest collection
to Tibetan artifacts outside Tibet.
After lunch visit Govt. Institute of
Handicrafts Cottage Industries: this
place you can buy local handicrafts such
as carpets, woodcarvings or nick-knacks.
You may also see the artisans at
work.Flower Show at White Hall:
Specimens of Sikkim’s famous Orchids and
other flora.Overnight at hotel.
Gangtok – Lachen
(2728m) 123km, 6-7 Hours drive by jeep
passing through Tashi View Point, Kabi
Lungtsok, Phodong Monastery, Mangan &
Chungthang. Overnight at Gurudongmar
Lodge at Lachen.
Lachen – Talem
(3468m) 5-6 hours walk. After breakfast,
drive towards Zema (20 mins). The trek
starts from Zema to Tallem along the
Zemu River towards west. The going in
this section is usually slow as the path
travels through water logged
Rhododendron thickets and fallen tree
trunks. Lunch at Tallem and in the
afternoon free for excursion in the
area. Overnight at Camp.
Tallem – Jakthang
(3176m) 4-5 hours walk.Trek from Tallem
to Jakthang This route is a walk in the
paradise passing through at least twenty
different kinds of Rhododendron varying
in colours from white to the deepest red
and in height from trees of 6m to scrubs
of not more than a foot. Lunch at Camp.
Jakthang – Yabuk
(3978m) 4- 5 hours walk.The path to
Yabuk climbs through the forest and
after about three hours of steady
walking you reach the snout of the Zemu
glacier. Lunch at Camp. In the afternoon
free for excursion in the area.
Yabuk – Marco polo
Rest Camp (4570m) 5 Hours Walk.The path
from Yabuk to Rest Camp follows the Zemu
Glacier; the path is mainly over
boulders. As the trail opens into the
valley the great peaks come into view.
The Rest Camp is situated just opposite
Mt Siniolchu which is one of the most
beautiful peak in Sikkim.
Rest Camp – Green
Lake (5050m) 4-5 Hours walk.The trail
from Rest Camp gently climbs up the
valley. On a clear day this is one of
the most beautiful walks in the
Himalaya. Mt Siniolchu, Simvo, Twin
Peaks, Nepal Peak and The
Khangchendzonga are some of the giants
that dominate the horizon. The Camp at
Green Lake Plain.
Rest Day for sight
seeing at Green Lake.Spend the day
lazing in the sun watching the panoramic
view of the Great mountains of Sikkim.
Climb for about an hour or so to the
hill behind the Green Lake one will come
to a high point where you will get the
grandest view of the Mt Khangchendzonga
divide and the distant Mt Chomolhari in
Green Lake (5050m) to
Yabuk (3978m) It is possible to make the
trek from Green Lake to Yabuk in one day
as the trail is mostly down hill.
Yabuk (3978m) to Tallem (3468m) 4-5
Tallem (3468m) to Lachen (2728m) 3-4
Lachen to Gangtok.
After breakfast leave for Gangtok,
on the way Phodong Monastery sight seen
night halt at Gangtok hotel