Start your day to the Himalayan hamlet of Pelling. Nestled ecstatically in the Grand Himalayas, Pelling is one of the most paradisiacal hill- station in
Sikkim. The snow-capped mountains, pure and aromatic air, and the serene and mesmerising atmosphere make Pelling a heavenly abode for its residents and tourists. A hamlet so resplendent with natural splendour and breathtaking landscapes, leaves its spectator enthralled.Stay overnight at Pelling.
Day 2 head over to Singshore Bridge which is the second longest suspension bridge in Asia and is a technological marvel.It has a very simple yet quite effective engineering. Walking on the bridge is an experience in itself as it provides a breathtaking view to the surrounding mountain ranges. Ride back to Pelling during evening hours.
Day 3 Head over for a joyous ride to Gangtok. The capital town of of the Himalayan State. Much like any other Himalayan capital Gangtok has a peculiar charm, that of a distant homeland.
Day 4 the adventure begins.The village is a small, little hamlet about 45km from the Gurudongmar lake. The village is about 120km from Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, which makes it a 6 hour drive. Leave Gangtok early in the morning so that you can reach Lachen by the evening. Since it is difficult to drive on the hilly terrain of Sikkim it is always better to have a little extra time at
Day 5 Ride towards Gurdongmar Lake.At an elevation of 5210m, the Gurudongmar Lake is a paradise among the skies. The lake is located to the south east of the Kanchenjunga range, in the plateau which continues as the Tibetan plateau in Tibet, near the Indo-China border in north Sikkim. The snow clad Himalayan Mountains stand gallantly towering the lake, fetching it with their pure waters. The rivulets that merge with the Teesta River, the backbone of Sikkim, take birth from the lake.
Return back to Lachung For a headstart to Yumthang on Day 6.
Day 6 the journey kick off for Valley of Flowers of the North East India (12,000 ft.). During the ride to Yumthang Valley catch a glimpse of its timeless and pristine beauty- yellow green pastures speckled with innocent grazing yak, and blooming Primulas and rhododendron dancing to the murmur of the distant waterfalls!
Day 7 throttle towards a day tour to Tsomgo lake. The word Tsongmo in Bhutani means ‘source of water’. Commonly known as the Chongu Lake by locals, this beautiful lake in East Sikkim is situated at an elevation of 12400 feet, about 40km from Gangtok. The lake is 5km north east of the Chinese border and on the route to the Nathu la Pass. The lake is considered sacred by the
people of Sikkim and many interesting legends surround the lake. A special permit is needed to visit the lake, which comes under the restricted section of National border. With locals offering yak rides and selling local handicrafts and products like yak cheese, Tsongmo Lake is a manifestation of the unique and colourful culture of Sikkim. Head back to Gangtok During Evening Hours.
Day 8 move down south towards Padamchen to catch the ancient silk route.
Day 9 - A ride on The Silk Route which is an ancient route that was sketched out through the rugged mountainous terrain of Sikkim connecting it Tibet and China. The trade route was primarily used for ferrying goods across the
countries for economic benefits. The name of the route was coined as the route was majorly used for transporting Chinese Silk to Europe through Central Asia since the advent of 2nd Century BC.Crossing the rough terrains of the towering Himalayan range, till date goods are transported across the borders of India, Tibet and China. The Silk route begins from the eastern part of Sikkim and is watched over by the Indian Army. The towns of Rishikhola, Lingtam, Zuluk, Nathang Valley and Lungthung fall in the route.
Head over to Siliguri for ending the tour.