Alpine North Sikkim Tour 7N/8D

North Sikkim Tour Package from NJP | Itinerary Cost
If you are looking for an amazing North Sikkim tour package from NJP Kolkata Delhi Ahmedabad Mumbai, Navigator India offers the right tour package to North Sikkim. 7 nights 8 days Sikkim package tour includes Gangtok, the Sikkim capital, Tsomgo lake, Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley, Lachen & Lachung. Gurudongma Lake is one of the highest mountain lakes in Asia. It is considered to be sacred by the Buddhist at Guru Padmasambhava visited this place in 8th century. In this article you will find detail North Sikkim tour plan, tour package cost, hotels & other tourist information.

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North Sikkim tour Package 

Duration : 7 nights- 8 days

Circuit : Siliguri/Bagdogra- Gangtok 3N– Lachen 1N –Gurudogmar Lake- Lachung 2N –Yumthang Valley – Lachung – Gangtok 1N- Siliguri/Bagdogra

North Sikkim Tour Price : Rs.16,500/- to Rs.46,800/- per head

Supplements (on extra cost):
Nathula Pass from Gangtok.
Katao & Yumesamdong from Lachung.

Best time to visit North Sikkim
Oct end to Dec- for clear weather & best view of Mt.Kanchandzonga from Gangtok.
Jan to Mar- for snow in Tsomgo Lake & North Sikkim (Gurudogmar & Yumthang Valley)
Apr & May- for orchid & rhododendron in North Sikkim  (Yumthang Valley)

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Itinerary – North Sikkim tour package from NJP

Day 01: Siliguri/Bagdogra to Gangtok (135 km. / approx 4.30 hrs)

Welcome to Alpine North Sikkim Tour . On arrival at Siliguri (NJP) railway station or Bagdogra (IXB) airport meet & greet by Navigator India’s representative. Drive to Gangtok. On the way you you will visit Coronation Bridge & magnificent view of the river Tista.

Day 02: Gangtok sightseeing

Proceed on a city tour in Gangtok  including Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok; 3 view points offering panoramic view of snow capped Himalayan peaks & Gangtok city. Proceed to visit Rumtek Monastery/ Jhakri Falls (any one), Institute  of Tibetology to have a glance of Tibetan Thanka and antics, Orchid House (having numerous collection of orchids), Enchay Monastery ,Dodurl Chorten etc.

Day 03: Excursion – Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir.

Early in the morning (7.30 am) drive for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake, situated 32 km away from the city at an altitude of above 12,000 ft. & Baba Mandir another 01 hour drive. Enjoy yak ride around the lake (own cost).  Drive back to hotel for lunch. Enjoy your evening at MG Marg in Gangtok.

Note: Foreigner are not allowed to go to Baba Mandir. They can go up to Tsomgo Lake only accompanied by a local guide (compulsory). Guide charges to be paid extra.

Day 04: Gangtok to Lachen (120 kms./5 hrs./ Alt.- 8,500 ft.)

After breakfast you will be transferred from Gangtok to Lachen . On the way visit Singhik View point, Seven Sisters Water Falls, Naga Water Falls, Chungthang etc. Reach Lachen in the afternoon.

Day 05: Excursion Gurudongmar. Lachen to Lachung (50 km/ 2 hrs)

After breakfast proceed for an excursion to Thangu Valley, Chopta Valley (14,600 ft.) & Gurudongmar Lake (18,000 ft.). Gurudongmar Lake offers magnificent view of Mount Siniolchu & Kanchandzonga. Back to hotel at Lachen for lunch. Transfer to Lachen (Alt.8,600 ft.).

Note: Please take necessary medicines if you have any breathing problems.

Day 06 : Excursion to Yumthang (24 km./ Alt.- 11,800ft.)

Full day excursion to Yumthang Valley.  The valley is covered with snow during January to March & with rhododendrons during April & May. Enroute visit Sulphur Hot Spring having medicinal values. Lunch at hotel in Lachung. After lunch visit Handicraft Centre & Lachung Monastery.

Day 07: Lachung to Gangtok (125 km./ 5 hrs)

After breakfast transfer from Lachung to Gangtok. Enroute view magnificent views high rise mountains of North Sikkim & waterfalls. Drop at your respective hotel in Gangtok. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 08: Gangtok to Siliguri/Bagdogra (135 km. / 4.30 hrs.)

Today is your farewell day for your Alpine North Sikkim Tour . Drive back to Siliguri (NJP)/ Bagdogra (IXB) for your onward journey with happy memories to cherish.


Accommodation – North Sikkim tour package 

Standard Hotels

Meal PlanNights
Gangtok –  Sunrise Residency/ Juniper Tree  or similar hotelCP4
Lachen –   Fortuna/ Grand Lachen or similarMAP1
Lachung – Fortuna/ Apple Valley Inn  or similar hotelMAP2


Deluxe Hotels

Meal PlanNights
Gangtok –  Rendezvous/ Sikkim Retreat  or similarCP4
Lachen –   Fortuna/ Grand Lachen or similarMAP1
Lachung – Fortuna/ Apple Valley Inn  or similar hotelMAP2


Supper Deluxe Hotels

Meal PlanNights
Gangtok –  Yangthang Heritage / Mt. Siniolchu  or similarMAP4
Lachen –     Fortuna/ Grand Lachen  or similarMAP1
Lachung –   Fortuna/ Apple Valley Inn  or similar hotelMAP2


AP- Room including all major meals.
MAP- Room including Breakfast & Dinner.
CP- Room including breakfast.
EP- Room only



North Sikkim Tour Price

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All rates are in INR on per person basis, applicable for at least two persons travelling together & sharing one room.

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All rates are in INR on per person basis, applicable for at least two persons travelling together & sharing one room.
Rate valid from 1st Jul to 15th Oct, 2022 & 20th Nov to 15th Dec.


North Sikkim tour package cost includes

  • All transfers & sight seeing in N.AC car according to itinerary.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the above mentioned or any similar category hotels.
  • Meals according to the meal plan.(EP- Room only,  CP- Room & Breakfast, MAP- Room + Breakfast & Dinner, AP- Room + Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.)
  • Assistance on arrival.
  • All applicable service & permit charges.

North Sikkim package tour cost excludes

  • Guide charge.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Entry fees, parking charges, Room Heater.
  • Rescue operation by helicopter/car or any additional charge incurred by any accident/natural calamities/ political disturbance etc.
  • Any Beverages or meals other than it is specified in the package details.


Required Documents

  • Tsomgo Lake – 2 copies passport size recent colour photographs & Photo ID proof (Passport/ Voter ID) for each & every guests. Minor may carry school/college ID along with photographs.
  • North Sikkim – 2 copies passport size recent colour photographs & Photo ID proof (Passport/ Voter ID) for each & every guests. Minor may carry school/college ID along with photographs.
  • Foreigners need a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to enter Sikkim. It can be obtained from Sikkim Tourist Office at Rongpo, Bagdogra & Siliguri during office hours. All the guests must carry 2 copies passport size recent colour photographs & Passport.
  • Foreigners need a Protected Area Permit to visit Tsomgo Lake & North Sikkim. Permit can be obtained in Gangtok. All the guests must carry 2 copies passport size recent colour photographs, Passport & copy of Restricted Area Permit (RAP). A local guide is compulsory to visit restricted.
  • Foreigners are allowed to go to Baba Mandir & Gurudongmar Lake.

Terms and Conditions – North Sikkim tour package

  • Rates are not valid for festive seasons, summer vacation (May & June) & long weekends.
  • Transportation will be provided as per itinerary only (not at disposal). Any additional transport service will be on extra cost.
  • In case of AC car, AC will not be run on the hills. AC will be available in plains only.
  • Navigator India will not be responsible for any incident beyond human control, such as natural calamity, political disturbance, loss or theft of baggage etc.
  • Rates applicable for Indian Nationals only. Non Indian Nationals may avail the same package after inquiring about the applicable rate.
  • Rates may change without prior notice. Navigator India reserves the right to modify or terminate any offer any time.
  • Once the tour is booked, addition or alteration of service will be subject to availability & additional charge.
  • Meaning of the terms:  EP- Room only, CP- Room & Breakfast, MAP- Room + Breakfast & Dinner, AP- Room + Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Foreigners are not allowed to go to Baba Mandir. They can go up to Tsomgo Lake only accompanied by a local guide (compulsory). Guide charges to be paid extra.

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North Sikkim tour – Places to visit


It is situated at an altitude of 5500ft & the most visited tourist place in Sikkim. Ganesg Tok, Hanuman Tok, Tashi View point, Enchey Monastery, flower show complex are the main tourist attractions of Gangtok.  Other than that only 24 km. away there is Rumtek Monastery, an important centre for Buddhist studies.  Read more…

Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir

Tsomgo Lake, a very popular tourist attraction, is 40 km. away from Gangtok situated at an altitude of 12400 ft. The source of the water is the melting snow of the surrounding mountains. Baba Mandir is another 16 km. drive from Tsomgo Lake, situated at an altitude of 13200 ft. It is a temple of Baba Harbhajan Sing.   Read more…

Rumtek Monastery (Dharma Chakra Centre)

Rumten Monastery is 24km away from the city. After Tsomgo Lake it is the most important tourist spot. It also works as the Buddhist head quarter of India. The monastery was constructed in the year 1960 by the Gyalwa Karmapa, who was the 16th Karmapa & settled in Sikkim in late fifties. Rumtek is the largest monastery of Sikkim. Just beside the monastery there is Nalanda Institute of Buddhist Studies with huge collection Buddhist text, art & paintings.    Read More…

Namgyal (Research) Institute of Tibetology

About one kilometer away from the Gangtok main market there is Namgyal Institute of Tibetology surrounded by magnolia, oak & brich trees. The institute building is a perfect example of Tibetan style of architecture & a major sightseeing point. It is one of the renowned institutes of the world with rare collection of books, documents & manuscripts on Buddhism. There is a huge volume of xylographs (printed wooden documents), translation of original teachings of the Lord Buddha & Buddhist scholars around the world. The institute also conducts research on Buddhism along with Tibetan culture & language. The adjoin museum has a rare collection of antiques like Thankas, coins & Buddhist sculpture. The foundation stone of the institute was laid by Dalai Lama in 1957 & was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1958.


At a height of 11,800 ft. the valley is about 140 kms away from Gangtok. It is one of the most beautiful places of Sikkim. The valley has Shingbha Rhododendron Sanstuary 24 verities of rhododendrons. There is a hot spring and just 24 kms away Katao offers a panoramic view of snow capped peaks. Read more…


Chungthang is situated on the confluence of Lachen and Lachung Chu, 95 kms from Gangtok, and it is the starting point of the river Tista. It emerged as a major sub divisional town of North District. The place has immense potential of biodiversity with a wide variety of orchids. Plants and wild life. Just 23kms and 29 kms away from Chungthang there another two important valleys Lachung and Lachen.

Gurudongmar Lake

It is an important tourist attraction in Sikkim located in North district. At an altitude of 17,800 ft (5,400 mtr) Gurudongmar is one of the highest mountain lakes in India as well as in the world.  The lake is created by snow melted water from the glaciers. Gurudongmar Lake is  175 km from Gangtok & 67 km away from Lachen. On the way you can also visit Thangu & Chopta Valley. Temperature ranges from -20oC to 10oC & weather varies in different months of the year.  Read more…


North Sikkim  tour – Best time to visit

You can plan your travel to North Sikkim at any time of the year except monsoon. Every season will offer you a different flavor. Weather in varies from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the north. It mainly has five seasons.

Spring (March to April)

It is considered as the best season with moderate temperature. This is the time for rhododendrons, orchids & various flowers. Snow will also be visible during this period.

Summer (May to Jun)

As summer is not very hot in Sikkim. It draws the maximum no of tourist. Most of the regions of the state experience a temperature clime & it ranges from 18C (64F) to 25C (78F).

Monsoon (Jul to Mid Sep)

This is the time when the state gets maximum rainfall. Sikkim is an ideal place to enjoy Indian monsoon with lush green valleys, hills along with beautiful clouds & fog. But heavy rain increases the risk of landslide during monsoon.  We do not recommend to visit North Sikkim during monsoon.

Autumn (Mid Sep to Nov)

Just after monsoon this is probably the best time to travel with clear sky & moderate temperature.  It is also a good time for photography.

Winter (Dec to Feb)

These are the coolest months & some part of state receives a good volume of snowfall. One can have snow in North district & part of East district. Sikkim is a place with some of the highest snow capped peaks of the world. Though the route to Gurudongmar Lake or Yumthang Valley might be blocked blocked any time due to heavy snow fall.

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How to Reach Sikkim 

By Air 

The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport (IXB). There are road connections from Bagdogra Airport to various destinations in Darjeeling Sikkim & Dooars. Bagdogra directly connects Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Bangaluru, Chennai, Paro & Bangkok. It has indirect connections with all major cities in India. Bagdogra plays an important role in planning your tour packages to Sikkim Darjeeling & Gnagtok.

Sikkim Airport: Pakyong Airport (PUG) is the only airport in Sikkim. It is approx 30 km away from Gangtok. It connects Kolkata & Guwahati.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) located near Siliguri. NJP connects with all major cities in India. Sikkim does not have any railway connectivity. NJP is the only option to access any destination in Darjeeling & Sikkim.

By Road

Siliguri/Bagdogra/NJP is connected through national National Highway 10. North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) operates regular buses from Siliguri to various destinations like Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Mirik, Lava etc. Sikkim national Transport (SNT) operates regular basses to places in Sikkim. There are no of private buses & cars available from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus.


To Reach North Sikkim

To reach any destination on North Sikkim you need to stay at Gangtok. It can be assesses only by road from Gangtok with a Protected Area Permit (PAP) available in Gangtok.



Gangtok to Lachen – 110 km (6 hrs)
Lachen to Thangu Valley – 35 km (2 hrs)
Thangu Valley to Gurudongmar Lake – 32 km (2 hrs)
Lachen to Lachung – 48 km (3 hrs)
Lachung to Yumthang Valley – 26 km (1.30 hrs)
Yumthang to Zero Point (Yumasamdong) – 25 km (1.30 hrs)
Lachung to Katao – 27 km (2 hrs)
Gangtok to Bagdogra – 130 km


North Sikkim tour Permit

All tourist need a Protected Area Permit to visit North Sikkim. You need to produce 2 copies passport size recent colour photographs & Photo ID proof (Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID) for each travelling member. Minor may carry school/college ID along with photographs.

Foreigners can obtain permit by producing copy of Restricted Area Permit (RAP) & 2 copies of passport size photographs.

Note: Foreigners cannot go to Gurudongmar Lake, Zeropoing & Katao.


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North Sikkim Tour Package – Review

Breejesh Rathod

We went to the ever so beautiful North Sikkim through Navigator, it was an amazing trip. The hotels were really good as well as our tour driver. Everything was corodinated to perfection by Mr. Saikat! Recommended 100/100!

Vinay Gudisagar

Well arranged tour by Mr Saikat Das. Vehicles and Hotels were good.. Didnt face any problems at any point in the tour and Mr Das was available all the time with frequent follow ups and helping us when we needed any information. Overall.. very happy !!

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