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Duration : 09 Nights - 10 Days
Places Covered : NJP / IXB - West Sikkim- Gangtok - Lachung -Yumthang Valley- Gangtok -River rafting - Campsite - Kalimpong- NJP / IXB (with optional helicopter ride over the Himalayas)

A 10 day active vacation in comfort & style. A high altitude jeep safari in a forgotten land protected by the 3rd highest peak in the world, a flower bedecked valley at 12000ft, 2 days of rafting & camping, a high altitude magical lake near the china border & fascinating monasteries steeped in time.

We have planned 04 fixed date departures for you & the date are as follows :

Departure Date : 19th Oct 2003, Sun
Return Arrival Date : 28th Oct 2003, Tues (Diwali dep)

Departure Date : 2nd Nov 2003,Sun
Return Arrival Date: 11th Nov 2003, Tues (Diwali dep)

Departure Date : 21st Dec 2003, Sun
Return Arrival Date: 30th Dec 2003, Tues (X'mas dep)

Departure Date : 28th Dec 2003, Sun
Return Arrival Date : 6th Jan 2004, Tues (New Year dep)

25th Oct : At Gangtok
25th Dec, Christmas Day : Drive to Lachung
31st Dec, New Year Eve : At Gangtok.

Ex - New Jalpaiguri Stn (Njp)/Bagdogra (Ixb)

Sunday : Day 1 : New Jalpaiguri-Yangte by surface.
On arrival at New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra Airport, we depart for Yangte by surface. West Sikkim commands a panoramic view of the Khangchendzonga range and the surrounding countryside dotted with monasteries and hamlets. Overnight at Yangtey. (D)

Monday : Day 2 : West Sikkim local tour: Yuksom, Pemayangtse, Khechoperi lake. Full day excursion to Khechoperi Lake, Yuksom Valley & Pemayangtse Monastery. Overnight at Yangtey. (B,L,D).

Tuesday : Day 3 : West Sikkim to Gangtok. Approx. 120 kms, 5 hours.
Morning after breakfast you depart for Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Lunch will be enroute. Overnight at Gangtok. (B, L, D).

Wednesday : Day 4 : Tsongo Lake excursion with extension to Nathula pass. Excursion to Tsongo Lake at 12,400 ft through the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary. This is followed by a tour of Nathula pass on the Indo-China border and peep into China! Packed lunch will be served on this excursion. Overnight at Gangtok. (B, L, D).

Thursday : Day 5 : Gangtok to Lachung. 6 hrs drive. 125 kms.
At 10 am, depart for the wilderness of North Sikkim. A 6-hour, 125 kms drive. The fascinating jeep safari takes you across numerous bridges over fast flowing streams and cascading waterfalls. Overnight at a mountain lodge in Lachung. (B, L, D).

Friday : Day 6 : Yumthang valley: 12,000ft - your tryst with destiny.
Photographs of the natural scenes of Switzerland & Yumthang valley look so similar that it is difficult to distinguish between them. The 1-1/2 hrs. journey from Lachung to Yumthang is one of our favourite Himalayan journeys with amazing variety of flora and landscape - an unending visual treat. Overnight in Lachung. (B, L, D).

Saturday : Day 7 : Lachung to Gangtok. 6 hrs drive.
After breakfast, see Lachung Monastery and leave for Gangtok. Lunch enroute. On the way, clear weather permitting, you get to see the mighty Khangchendzonga range from Singhik. Arrival at Gangtok late in the afternoon. Stay at Gangtok. (B, L, D).

Sunday : Day 8 : Rush hour on the Teesta!
In the morning, pack your bags and drive down to the put in point. Commence a heart stopping rafting session in the roller coaster rapids all the way to our beautiful campsite next to the river. The nature lovers may like to go for a short hike. Or just soak in the wonderful atmosphere of the outdoors and the sound of the gushing river. An evening of singing and dancing around a campfire! Retire in tents under starlit skies. (B, L, D).

Monday : Day 9 : More rafting and thrills on the river.
An exciting Monday you will look forward to after many years! A farmer's breakfast at 8 am. A hike or some quiet moments on the banks of the river followed by more rafting. We complete the stretch on the Teesta and later proceed to Kalimpong. After lunch, optional tour (extra cost) of Kalimpong covering a cactus nursery and the famous Zang Dog Palri monastery. Many of you may just want to relax or go shopping to the market. Overnight at Kalimpong. (B, L, D).

Tuesday : Day 10 : Kalimpong to NJP. 2hrs drive.
Bid goodbye to this sleepy town and the Himalayas. Proceed towards the plains to NJP. The picturesque road journey runs parallel to the emerald green waters of the Teesta river. There are places where you want to stop the bus and rush to touch the water to bid farewell to a beautiful land! (B, L)

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