Magical Sikkim – Chill Out Among the Mountains

Best Tour Packages to Sikkim

Cuddling up in the lap of the Himalayas, Sikkim is a wealth of natural beauty, exciting culture, and unruffled spirituality. A trip to Sikkim promises an unforgettable experience, with its lush landscapes, majestic mountains, and charming towns. Join Ignite Travel Solution, the best domestic tour operator in India, as we take you on a mesmerizing journey through Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok, and Lachung with our Northeast tour packages. 

Why take a trip to Sikkim?

  • Exploring the Rich Culture of Sikkim:

A trip to Sikkim is not just a journey through spectacular landscapes but also an exploration of its rich and diverse culture. The state is a melting pot of various ethnic groups, including Lepchas, Bhutias, and Nepalese, each contributing to Sikkim’s pulsating way of life. Traditional festivals like Losar, Saga Dawa, and Pang Lhabsol provide a glimpse into the region’s deep-rooted customs and religious practices. Visitors can immerse themselves in the vibrant festivals, traditional dances, and local music that are integral to Sikkim’s culture. The numerous monasteries, such as Rumtek and Pemayangtse, not only offer spiritual solace but also a chance to witness the ancient rituals and art forms that have been conserved for centuries. 

  • Heritage and Historical Significance:

Sikkim is a land steeped in history, with a rich heritage that reflects its past as a Buddhist kingdom. The state’s heritage sites, including its monasteries, palaces, and ancient ruins, narrate tales of its glorious past. The majestic Rabdentse Ruins, once the second capital of the former Kingdom of Sikkim, offer panoramic views and a peek into the region’s historical significance. Additionally, the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology in Gangtok is a treasure trove of Tibetan artifacts, manuscripts, and art, providing deep insights into the region’s religious and cultural heritage. Exploring these heritage sites allows visitors to understand the historical progression of Sikkim and its significance in the broader context of Himalayan history. 

  • Savor the Flavors of Sikkim’s Cuisine:

No trip to Sikkim is complete without treating yourself to its unique and scrumptious cuisine. Sikkim’s food is a delightful blend of flavors influenced by the Tibetan, Nepalese, and Lepcha culinary traditions. Traditional dishes such as momos (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup) and gundruk (fermented leafy greens) are must-tries for any food aficionado. The use of local ingredients like bamboo shoots, ferns, and wild mushrooms add a distinct flavor to the cuisine. Sikkim is also known for its organic farming practices, ensuring that the food is fresh and healthy. Visitors can enjoy these culinary delights at local eateries, homestays and even during traditional feasts organized in villages. Sampling the diverse flavors of Sikkim’s cuisine is an indispensable part of the travel experience, offering a delicious way to connect with the local culture and traditions. 

A Sample Itinerary 

  • Day 1: The Gateway – Darjeeling:

Exploring the Queen of Hills:

Darjeeling is the perfect starting point for your trip to Sikkim. Famous for its world-renowned tea, magnificent views, and regal charm, Darjeeling offers a delightful blend of nature and culture.

Key Highlights here:

  • Tiger Hill: Start your day early with a visit to Tiger Hill to witness an attention-grabbing sunrise over the Kanchenjunga range.
  • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: A ride on the toy train, a UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-visit for any traveler.
  • Tea Gardens: Visit the flourishing green tea estates here and make sure you don’t forget to enjoy a fresh cup of Darjeeling Tea. 

Learning and Dining:

Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Explore the bustling markets and savor local delicacies like momos and thukpa. 

  • Day 2: Tranquility in Kalimpong:

A Hidden Gem

A short drive from Darjeeling, Kalimpong is an old-fashioned hill station known for its serene environment and beautiful monasteries. It is an ideal destination for those in quest of calm and quiet. 

Key Highlights:

  • Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Monastery: Explore this magnificent monastery that offers stunning views of the surrounding hills.
  • Flower Nurseries: Kalimpong is famous for its flower nurseries, particularly its wide assortment of orchids.
  • Deolo Hill: Enjoy panoramic views of the town and surrounding mountains from Deolo Hill. 

Find more about our Himalayan Orchid Tour Package here.

Local Experiences: 

Stroll through the quaint town, visit local markets, and interact with friendly locals. Kalimpong’s relaxed pace and serene atmosphere make it a perfect place to unwind. 

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The Heart of Sikkim Gangtok

Day 3: The Heart of Sikkim – Gangtok

A blend of tradition and modernity

Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is a vibrant city that beautifully blends tradition with modernity. It serves as an excellent base for exploring the rest of the state. 

Key Highlights:

  • Tsomgo Lake: A glacial lake situated at an altitude of 12,400 feet, Tsomgo Lake is a sight to behold. 
  • Rumtek Monastery: One of the most significant monasteries in Sikkim, it offers a deep insight into Buddhist Culture.
  • MG Marg: This bustling street is the heart of Gangtok, perfect for shopping, dining, and soaking in the local vibe.

Adventure and Serenity: 

For adventure enthusiasts, Gangtok offers activities like paragliding, river rafting, and trekking. Alternatively, take a leisurely stroll through the city and visit the Enchey Monastery or the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology for a more serene experience. 

Day 4: Pristine beauty of Lachung:

Into the Wild

Lachung, a picturesque mountain village, is a paradise for nature lovers. Known for its pristine beauty and tranquil environment, it is one of the most beautiful destinations in Sikkim.

Key Highlights:

  • Yumthang Valley: Also known as the Valley of Flowers, Yumthang is a visual feast with its lush meadows and vibrant flowers.
  • Hot Springs: Relax and rejuvenate in the natural hot springs near Yumthang Valley.
  • Lachung Monastery: Visit this charming monastery to experience the spiritual side of Lachung.

Experience the Local life: 

Lachung offers a unique opportunity to experience the traditional lifestyle of the local people. Stay in a local homestay, interact with the villagers, and enjoy traditional Sikkim cuisine. 

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Day 5: Back to Bangkok and Departure:

After exploring Lachung, return to Gangtok for your final day in Sikkim. Spend your day visiting your favorite spots in the city, shopping for souvenirs, or simply relaxing and reflecting on your journey. 

Are you ready to explore the enchanting beauty of Sikkim? Book Ignite Travel Solutions’ comprehensive Northeast Tour package today and embark on a journey – both hassle-free and memorable adventure. Plan a trip to Sikkim with Ignite Travel Solution’s Sikkim Tour Package and discover the magic of this Himalayan paradise. With their expert planning and local knowledge, your Sikkim tour package will be an unforgettable journey. Let Ignite Travel Solution, the best domestic tour operator in India take care of all your tours and transfers, so you can focus on creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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