Our Pelling tour package takes you to Sikkim’s capital city Gangtok and its surrounding areas before advancing to the final stop. The tour offers an extensive trip across west Sikkim with visits to some famous monasteries and waterfalls along the way. The piece de resistance of course is the view of the Kanchenjunga on reaching Pelling. This trip is deal for trekkers and photography enthusiasts as it takes you over rugged terrain, across lesser-known trails to offer stunning views of the landscape.

Best time to visit: Around the year

5 Nights 6 Days Available on request
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • All local transfers in premium SUVs
  • Complimentary mineral water and hot towels on arrival
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea
  • Airport/railway station transfers
  • All local permits

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any personal purchases including souvenirs/shopping
  • Any personal/additional beverages like alcohol
  • Any meal no specified in itinerary
  • Travel insurance (if any)
  • Any medical expenses
  • Air travel
What makes this tour special
  • Visit to Enchey Monastery
  • Tsomgo Lake excursion
  • View of Kanchenjunga
Day 1
  • Arrive at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport where are premier SUVs will be waiting for you. Complimentary hot towels and mineral water bottles will be provided inside the vehicles to help you freshen up after the journey.
  • From here, we drive to Gangtok. Depending on the pick-up point, the drive takes between 4 and a half and 5 hours and we arrive in Gangtok for lunch. Complimentary welcome drinks are served on arrival and you can take a few minutes to check into your rooms and get changed before lunch. The rest of the afternoon can be spent at leisure. You could take an afternoon siesta to recharge your batteries after the excursions of the day’s travel.
  • In the evening, we take a stroll down the street to explore the sights of the city. Our walk invariably takes us to MG Marg, the city centre or town square that is home to Gangtok’s colourful shops, restaurants and roadside stalls. This is a great place for picking up curios and other souvenirs and a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
  • We return to the hotel in the evening for a hot dinner of local delicacies like Gyathuk, a savoury broth of noodles, meats and fresh greens and Momos, steamed or fried dumpling stuffed with chicken or pork. 
Day 2
  • Today will be spent exploring all the famous points of interest in Gangtok. We set off after breakfast and take our time visiting the famous Enchey Monastery, a 200 year old edifice established by the legendary Lama Drupthob Karpo. The monastery situated about 3 kilometres from Gangtok i s home to 90 resident monks, and houses the images of several Gods and Goddesses including Buddha, Guru Padmasambhava and Lokesteswara. Explore the interiors and grounds of Enchey Monastery while our guides regale you with the legends of its origin.
  • Our next stop are the Bakthang Falls, situated on the North Sikkim Highway and en route to Tashi View Point. This roadside waterfall is lovely to see as it gushes and splashes over the surrounding foliage. For those interested in a bit of adventure, rope sliding can be done here for a small fee. It’s a brief slide lasting a few seconds but is quite enjoyable especially on a bright day. The Bakthang Falls also provide excellent views of the Kanchnejungha. Hot packed lunch is provided and we stop here so you can enjoy your meal while taking in the beauty of the surroundings.
  • After lunch, it’s back on the road as we make our way to Tashi View Point. Tashi is a popular tourist destination as its offers spectacular views of the Kanchenjungha as well as the opposite hills and their Labrang Phodong Monasteries. From street level, it’s a steep climb up a flight of stairs to the circular viewing area of Tashi. Located close to Tashi Viewing Point is Ganesh Tok, a temple dedicated to the elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha. It stands at an altitude of 6500 ft and like Tashi, requires a climb up a set of stairs to reach the top. The temple itself is quite small and yet it draws scores of tourists for the wonderful views of the surrounding landscape from its glass-panelled windows. 
  • From here, we make our way back to Gangtok, stopping en route at the Institute of Tibetology in Deorali. This is one of the most significant centres in the world for studies in Tibetan culture and and language. The institute also houses a museum and a library and is situated in the middle of a charming forest of magnolia, birch and oak trees.
  • We return to our hotel in Gangtok where tea and refreshments await you. You can take the rest of the evening to relax in your rooms or visit the local market for some shopping. The evening ends with dinner at the hotel.
Day 3
  • Have an early breakfast at the hotel and set off for Tsomgo Lake, 40 kilometres away from Gangtok. Tsomgo Lake (12,400 feet) is considered a holy glacial lake in Sikkim and is one of the most beautiful spots in the region. The lake and its environs change with every passing season so that you get a different view and experience each time you visit.
  • From Tsomgo, we visit the famous Baba Harbhajan Mandir. Baba Mandir is located at an altitude of 13123 ft between Jelepla and Nathu La Passes and has an intriguing legend about its origin. According to popular belief, Harbhajan Singh was a sentry of the Punjab Regiment posted in these parts who purportedly drowned in a stream. Later he appeared in a dream and reportedly asked his colleagues to build a memorial in his honour. This is how the temple came to be established with further additions to the legend of Harbhajan Singh inhabiting the place as a benevolent spirit and protecting the people of the land from any harm.
  • The drive takes a couple of hours and from here, we leave directly for Pelling. We reach in the evening and check into our hotel where we retire for the night.
Day 4
  • Wake up to stunning views of the Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. After breakfast, we set off to visit some of the popular sights of Pelling including Pemayangtse Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim and a noted centre of Sikkimese cultural activity.
  • We will also visit the Rimbi and Khangchendzonga waterfalls. We can stop by the falls and enjoy an al fresco lunch while taking in the beauty of the surroundings.
  • In the latter part of the day we will visit the picturesque Darap village. This is a charming village home to the native limboo people. Experience rural life at its most charming in Darap. Try your hand at milking cows or join the villagers in the fields as they till their land!
  • Visit a 200- year old limboo house with its mud floors and ancient walls that have turned black from the tar of the lamps that burn inside all day. This is a great experience of the simple life, far removed from the ministrations of modernity.
  • We return to the hotel in the evening and after a hearty dinner, you can retire to your rooms for the night.
Day 5
  • Today we will visit the Rabdentse Ruins. Rabdentse was the second capital of Sikkim in the 17th century. It was destroyed by Gurkha armies who laid siege to the capital and left it in ruins. The relics of the once illustrious city now draw thousands of tourists every year. We will take our time to explore the place as our guide provides the socio-historical context of the time and stories of the great city.
  • From here, we will move on to the beautiful Khecheopalri Lake. This is a holy lake, held sacred by Hindu and Buddhist devotees alike. The water from the lake is believed to have magical wish fulfilling powers and tourists flock here to offer prayers and sprinkle the holy water on themselves.
  • From the lake we move on to a visit to the New Helipad ground and the Sewaro Rock Garden. This is a hermitage maintained by the state’s tourism department. It includes winding paths and an abundance of trees and blooms. It is a favoured spot of family picnics and this is where we sit down for tea and snacks.
  • In the evening, we return to the hotel for our last night in Pelling.
Day 6
  • Depart for New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport.
  • Our staff will see you off at this point where the tour ends and you can continue your onward journey to your final destination.
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