Gangtok with Tsomgo Lake Shortbreak
Per Person on Twin Sharing basis
Jeep excursions running 60km each way to the Tibetan border post at Nathu La, via small glacial lake Tsomgo (Changu) at 3780m, are wildly popular with Indian tourists getting a first taste of snow. However, permits are required, strict timings enforced and foreigners aren't allowed to go to the border zone at all so cannot join the widely advertised tours.
Day 1 - Bagdogra/NJP to Gangtok 125 kms 4 hours approx.
Assistance at the airport/railway station on arrival and drive to Gangtok. At an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid 19th century and has undergone rapid development since then. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a travellers delight. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 - Excursion trip to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir
Breakfast at the hotel and full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake’s waters. Also visit Baba Mandir. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 - Gangtok - Bagdogra/NJP(125 kms /5 hours approx.)
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination. Tour ends with lifetime memories to cherish !