Changu (Tsomgo Lake), Lachen and Yumthang Tour

5 Days / 4 Nights

Embark on a captivating 5-day tour of North Sikkim, starting with the vibrant markets and attractions of Gangtok. Experience the enchanting beauty of Changu Lake (Tsomgo) and the sacred Baba Mandir. Explore the cultural richness of Gangtok with its monasteries and chortens. Venture to Lachung for an overnight stay and immerse yourself in the breathtaking Yumthang Valley. Conclude the journey with a return to Gangtok, savoring the charm and diverse landscapes of this Himalayan region.

Eon a mesmerizing 5-day expedition through the enchanting landscapes and cultural tapestry of North Sikkim. Your journey commences in the bustling capital of Gangtok, where vibrant markets beckon with local delights, and the air is filled with the echoes of ancient traditions.

The adventure unfolds as you traverse winding roads to Changu Lake (Tsomgo), a breathtaking high-altitude lake cradled amidst majestic mountains. Here, the pristine waters reflect the ever-changing hues of the sky, creating a serene and captivating ambiance. A visit to the sacred Baba Mandir adds a touch of spirituality to the experience, resonating with the cultural richness of the region.

Back in Gangtok, the city reveals its cultural treasures, from ancient monasteries like Enchey and Rumtek to the intricate architecture of Do Drul Chorten. Each site tells a story of Sikkim's spiritual heritage, offering a glimpse into the lives of its people.

Venturing further, the journey takes you to the picturesque town of Lachung, nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Here, the Yumthang Valley unfolds like a masterpiece, adorned with colorful blooms during spring and surrounded by snow-capped peaks. An overnight stay in Lachung allows for an immersive experience in the tranquility of this pristine valley.

As the expedition concludes, a return to Gangtok encapsulates the essence of North Sikkim's diverse landscapes and cultural mosaic. The memories of this 5-day odyssey linger—a tapestry woven with the threads of nature's grandeur and the cultural vibrancy of the Himalayan region.

5 Days / 4 Nights
  • EP Plan
  • Pick and Drop (Hotel to Hotel)
  • Room Stay
  • Transport
  • Nathula Permit
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tour Plan

    Arrival in Gangtok

    Our tour agency representative will pick up from Bagdogra Airport or the NJP Railway station(whichever applicable). Then you set off to a scenic drive to Gangtok through the valley of Teesta, Melli(WB) town, Rangpo Town, Singtam, Ranipool to Gangtok.

    On reaching Gangtok, you'll be escorted to the Hotel that you have booked or our Travel agency have arranged for you. You can take a nice evening troll in M.G Marg Gangtok which  is very peaceful and you can get your hands on some the souvenirs to take back to your dear ones.

    Gangtok also offers varieties of places to eat from and you can choose from a range of local cuisine to country delight.

    Trip to Changu Lake (Tsongmo Lake), Baba Mandir and Nathula Pass(Indo-Nepal border)

    Commence on the scenic uphill journey from Gangtok to Changu Lake, a mesmerizing adventure awaits travelers amidst the Himalayan landscapes. The approximately 40-kilometer road trip unveils a series of breathtaking vistas, as you wind your way through lush valleys and verdant hillsides.

    The key to savoring the full essence of this journey is to set off early, typically around 7 A.M. The early departure ensures not only a head start on the day but also provides the opportunity to witness the unfolding beauty of the surroundings as the sun begins its ascent. The crisp mountain air and the play of sunlight on the landscape create a picturesque atmosphere, making the drive an integral part of the overall experience.

    As you navigate the mountainous terrain, the road to Changu Lake showcases the resilience of nature and the charm of the region. The journey often involves traversing through pine forests, quaint villages, and alongside gurgling streams, each turn presenting a new spectacle.

    Reaching Changu around 10 A.M. allows for optimal exploration of the lake and its serene surroundings. The tranquil waters of Changu Lake, reflecting the azure sky and surrounding peaks, offer a peaceful retreat. The early arrival also provides the chance to engage with the local culture and perhaps savor a warm beverage from the small vendors that dot the area.

    In essence, starting early not only enhances the travel experience but also ensures ample time to absorb the beauty of Changu Lake and its tranquil environs, creating memories that linger long after the journey is complete.

    Continuing the enchanting journey from Changu Lake, the exploration extends towards Baba Mandir and Nathula Pass, weaving through the rugged terrains of North Sikkim.

    From the serenity of Changu Lake, the road ascends further to Baba Mandir, a sacred site dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh, a revered Indian Army soldier. The approximately 17-kilometer drive unfolds panoramic views of the mountains, offering glimpses of pristine landscapes and the high-altitude charm that defines this region. The visit to Baba Mandir provides not only a spiritual experience but also a moment of reflection amidst the picturesque Himalayan setting.

    The adventure then continues towards Nathula Pass, a high-altitude mountain pass connecting India and China. The journey, covering around 15 kilometers from Baba Mandir, showcases the awe-inspiring beauty of the Eastern Himalayas. At Nathula Pass, the air is crisp, and the panoramic views of snow-clad peaks create a breathtaking backdrop. It's a testament to the rugged yet majestic beauty of the region.

    After exploring Nathula Pass, the return journey to Gangtok retraces the path, allowing for a revisit of the landscapes and a chance to absorb the tranquility of Changu Lake once again. The entire round trip typically takes several hours, and it's important to consider the weather conditions and any regulations or restrictions that may apply to Nathula Pass, as it is located at a high altitude and close to the international border.

    This leg of the journey, encompassing Changu Lake, Baba Mandir, Nathula Pass, and the return to Gangtok, provides an immersive experience into the natural and cultural wonders of East Sikkim.

    Drive to Lachung - North Sikkim

    The drive from Gangtok to Lachung is a scenic and exhilarating journey through the picturesque landscapes of North Sikkim. The distance between Gangtok and Lachung is approximately 103 kilometers, and the road takes you through charming villages, dense forests, and stunning mountainous terrain. The journey typically takes around 4 to 5 hours, but the travel time can vary depending on road conditions and weather.

    Here's a general description of the drive:

    1. Start in Gangtok: Begin your journey from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, located at an altitude of around 1650 meters.
    2. Singtam: As you leave Gangtok, you will pass through Singtam, a town on on the foothills of Gangtok.
    3. Chungthang: En route to Lachung, you'll pass through Chungthang, a picturesque town where the Lachen and Lachung Rivers converge. It's also the base for the journey to Yumthang Valley.
    4. Yumthang Valley Road: The road to Lachung often parallels the Yumthang Valley, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes.
    5. Lachung: Arrive in Lachung, a quaint mountain village situated at an altitude of about 2700 meters. Lachung is known for its scenic beauty, apple orchards, and the Lachung Monastery.
    Visit to Yumthang Valley and drive back to Gangtok

    The journey from Lachung to Yumthang Valley and then back to Gangtok is a breathtaking expedition through the pristine landscapes of North Sikkim. Here's an overview of this scenic drive:

    1. Lachung to Yumthang Valley:
      • Distance: Approximately 25 kilometers.
      • Time: The journey typically takes around 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on road conditions.
      • Route: The road from Lachung to Yumthang Valley offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, and lush greenery. The Yumthang Valley, also known as the Valley of Flowers, is famous for its vibrant alpine flowers during the spring season.
      • Attractions: While in Yumthang Valley, explore the meadows, visit the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and enjoy the natural beauty of the region.
    2. Return from Yumthang Valley to Lachung:
      • After spending time in Yumthang Valley, return to Lachung.
    3. Lachung to Gangtok:
      • Distance: Approximately 103 kilometers.
      • Time: The return journey to Gangtok takes about 4 to 5 hours.
      • Route: The road from Lachung to Gangtok retraces the path through Chungthang and offers another opportunity to enjoy the scenic landscapes of North Sikkim.
    Drop to NJP Railway station or Bagdogra Airport

    Early morning, after the breakfast, the vehicle will drop you to Siliguri Bagdogra Airport or NJP station. We suggest an early morning drive as there might be traffic along the way.