Sikkim is nestled in the Eastern Himalayan between Nepal, Bhutan and China. It has diverse cultural history
spanning hundreds of years in its animist beliefs and with over 200 monasteries dedicated to Vajrayana Buddhism.
Sikkim is incredibly bio-diverse in its topography from plateaus, high-altitude lakes to the third
highest peak in the world, Mt. Kangchenjunga at 28,168 ft above sea level.
It was ruled by the Chogyal monarchs from about 1642 to 1975 when it became the 22nd state of India.
Sikkim is known for its green, clean and completely organic agricultural produce.
This trip has been curated to give you a glimpse into the Northeast, slow paced with plenty of time to enjoy
It’s an itinerary designed specifically with travelling with seniors in mind.
Gangtok – The capital of the state of Sikkim, Gangtok is an attractive tourist destination, reflecting a unique ambience which derives from its happy blend of tradition and modernity. Alongside the deeply felt presence of stupas and monasteries, Gangtok also bustles like any other thriving town.
Tsomgo Lake – This oval shaped glacier lake, located at an altitude of over 2700 meters, is nearly 1Km long & 15 meters deep and its surface reflects different colours with the change of the seasons. The local Sikkimese people revere the lake as sacred.
Pelling – A beautiful petite town located at a height of 1800 meters in West Sikkim. The main attraction of the place is the breathtaking sight of Mt Khanchenjunga and the neighbouring peaks.
Sky Walk – This glass bridge is the first in India. It is almost 100 ft hight with a transparent, thick glass floor. Walk across the to the Buddha “Cha-a-gee” statue.
Darjeeling – The former summer capital of the British during the colonial era, Darjeeling is famous throughout the world for it’s tea its production, with estates overlooking the mighty Kanchenjunga range of mountains. It is also known for its richness in cultural & natural heritage and the famous toy train that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Spring – March to May is referred to the flowering month with orchids and rhododendrons in bloom in Sikkim. The weather
is very pleasant with average temperature ranging between maximum of 23.7 Celsius and
minimum of 15.9 Celsius.
There will be a few occasional showers in the region. It can get a bit nippy in the evenings
and early mornings.
Your driver will meet you at Gangtok airport on arrival, and transfer you to your hotel.
On arrival rest and relax, maybe take a leisurely walk through the orchard located on the property.
The property serves delicious home cooked local cuisine – Sikkimese and Nepali.
After breakfast depart for a day excursion to Tsomgo Lake. The drive itself is picturesque and one attains an altitude of 3600m (12,000 ft.) in 90 minutes.
The local Sikkimese people revere the lake as sacred. The catchment of the lake is covered by Alpine forests and in May,
the periphery of lake has scenic flower blooms of rhododendrons, blue and yellow poppies and several species of birds including Brahmini ducks are also seen.
Enjoy a simple meal from one of the numerous food stalls.
On your return take a short detour from your property to visit Tashi View Point, which offers lovely sunset views, before returning to property for some down time.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit the Bakthang Waterfalls, Rumtek Monastery, The Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and Handicraft Technical Training Centre.
After a hearty breakfast check out by 8.30. Stop en route at Ravangala. Visit the Buddha Park and monastery and take in the views around.
Enjoy an ethnic lunch in Ravangla in a local home before you continue your journey to Pelling. On arrival check in to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure at the property.
After breakfast it will be a full day of exploring in and around Pelling. visit the Kanchenjunga
Waterfalls, Darap Village, Kechopalri Lake (a holy Buddhist lake, believed to have wish fulfilling blessings), Kechopalri Monastery
and the Skywalk. Return to the property by evening around 4pm.
After breakfast check out and travel to Darjeeling. Relax at the hotel until late afternoon when you will drive to the Darjeeling Toy Train station.
Travel on the famous toy train to Ghoom, which is one of the most scenic train journeys in the world.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing in Darjeeling covering Ghoom Monastery, Peace Memorial & Batasia Loop,
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) and the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre (closed on Sunday).
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and travel to Bagdogra Airport for onward flight.