Classic Sikkim Jeep SafariThis 6-day Jeep Safari Tour includes everything Sikkim has to offer. In Gangtok, the capital town of Sikkim, visit Rumtek & Enchey Monasteries, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, & a Cottage industry; Excursions to Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir & Nathu la pass (4300m); Drive to Pelling via Temi Tea Garden & visit Pemayangtse & Sangacholing Monasteries, and Rabdantse Palace Ruins.
Bagdogra / Gangtok / Pelling / Bagdogra
Day 01: Bagdogra to Gangtok , 5hrs drive
From Bagdogra airport you will be received by our representative and transferred to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. Overnight hotel. (Mintokling Guest House or similar)
Day 02: Gangtok sightseeing
Visit Rumtek Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology (one of the prime institutes in the world for research in Language & culture of Tibet), Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Cottage Industry (estb. In 1957 to promote manufactured handicrafts) and Enchey Monastery built in 1901 by Lama Droutob Karpo, a Tantric master. Overnight hotel.
Day 03: Full day Excursion
Visit Tsomgo Lake (3753m) at distance of 35km from Gangtok on Nathula Highway. Baba Mandir built by soldiers of Punjab regiment in 1968 in memory of a sepoy Harbhajan Singh. Nathula Pass(4320m) where Indian and Chinese fence are very close to each other, barely at distance of one foot. Overnight Hotel.
Day 04: Gangtok to Pelling via Temi Tea Garden, 6 hrs drive
Temi tea garden is the only tea estate of Sikkim producing topmost quality tea. On the way visit Bon Monastery. Overnight hotel (Pemaling Residency or similar).
Day 05: Pelling sightseeing
Visit Pemayangtse Monastery built in late 1600 by Lama Latsun Chembo & preserves no. of artefacts including priceless idols, paintings etc. Cham/Mask dance is performed in the month of February every year. Sangacholing Monastery built in 1695 & is the 2nd oldest monastery in Sikkim. Rabdantse palace was the seat of capital of Sikkim till 18th century, now its ruins are preserved by Archaeological Survey of India. Overnight hotel.
Day 06: Departure from Sikkim
After early breakfast transfer to Bagdogra airport, 5 hrs drive