Day 1 :
Arrive Bagdogra airport and transfer to Gangtok
124 kms., 6 hours drive. Lunch en route. On arrival at Gangtok check into
hotel. Folowed by briefing. Eening visit to see the breath taking sunset of
Mt. Kanchandzonga and Mt. Sinolchu, from Tashi view point. Return to hotel.
Day 2 :
Visit to Rumtek Monastery, Jawaharlal Nehru
botanical garden, the epica garden, followed by lunch at the hotel.
Afternoon visit to enchey monastery, cottage industry, institute of
tibetology and do-drul chorten. O/n at hotel.
Day 3 :
Morning excursion to tsangu lake 34 kms. From
Gangtok, close to the Indo-Tibet-Border, it offers different colours and
beauty in four seasons. It is peaceful, serene and tranquil. Return to
Gangtok. Spead evening at leisure to see gangtok market. O/n at hotel.
Day 4 :
After breakfast drive from gangtok to
pemayangtse check into hotel mt. Pandim/Tourist lodge.
Pemayangtse the perfect sublime lotus. The pemayangtse monastery, which is
the 2nd oldes monastery in sikkim belonging to the tantric nyingma-pa sect.
Inside the monastery is the fabulous 'Santhokpalri' said to have been
revealed in a dream and carved single handedly out of wood. A short walk
brings you to the sangna cholling monastery in the midst of a forest
secluded and serene. After lunch a leisurely stroll down to the palace ruins
of rabdentse which was the first government of sikkim, constructed after the
consecration of the first king phuntshog namgyal in 1642 R.D. O/N at hotel.
Day 5 :
After breakfast drive down the valley to rimbik
and 20 odd kms away is the serene and sacred lake of khechopalri. This is
the largest low altitude lake in this region of the himalayas. A pilgrime
centre, this lake is associated with many legences- the most popular being
that thelake is kept clean by the birds of the surrounding forests. Lunch by
the lake. Afternoon visit the dubdi monastery which is the oldest existing
monastery of sikkim; built during 1700. Return to pemayangtse. O/N hotel.
Day 6 :
Drive back from pemayangtse to gangtok- through
tea plantations at temi. Picnic lunch will be served en route. Arrive
gangtok late in the afternoon. Check into hotel. O/N at hotel.
Day 7 :
Departure gangtok for bagdogra to catch your