Wonders of West Sikkim-Holiday Packages & Attractions

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Khechuperi Lake,West Sikkim

West Sikkim-All info, Tour Packages, Attractions and Best Places to Stay

West Sikkim, a very popular tourist destination for the lovers of Mount Kanchenjunga, offers a spectacular view of this majestic mountain. Sharing the international boundary with Nepal, the Region of the west Sikkim is not only famous for the mesmerizing nature’s view but also for the religious activities. The west region of the Sikkim is the home to a few of the oldest Monasteries of the Buddhism faith in the world. 

The outstanding view of the southeastern side of the Mt. Kangchenjunga is what attracting tourists from various corner of the world to this place. Also, the west Sikkim has some pretty popular trekking trails for the adventure-seeking travelers. The Goecha La trek is one of the top treks of the Sikkim state as well as the Barsey Rhododendron Trek and Dzongri Trek are also famous among trekking enthusiasts.

Top 13 Places To Visit In West Sikkim 

  • Pelling- second biggest tourist destination in Sikkim after Gangtok
  • Geyzing is a hill station famous for its natural beauty 
  • Pemayangtse Monastery-This 3-storied Pemayangste Monastery is the oldest and one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Sikkim
  • Yuksom is an ideal tourist destination for people seeking a quite retreat in the hills
  • Darap Village– One of the few unexplored villages in Sikkim, 
  • Varsey or Barsey is a small town in West Sikkim and is famous for its Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. 
  • Kanchenjunga National Park- nestled in the lap of the mighty Himalayas & Included recently in UNESCO’s world heritage sites,
  • Rabdentse Ruins were the second capital of Sikkim until the year 1814 A.D.
  • Dubdi Monastery- Also called the Yuksom Monastery, this is a Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. 
  • Tashiding Monastery -Located 40 km from Geyzing in the west of Sikkim,it is one of the oldest 
  • Sangachoeling Monastery– Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Pemayangste Monastery, this ancient Buddhist temple was built in 1697 A.D.
  • Khecheolpalri Lake –Originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri, Khecheolpalri Lake is a sacred lake for both Hindus and Buddhists. 
  • Rinchenpong & Kaluk-gorgeous village in West Sikkim, 40 kms away from Gangtok. The place is a perfect place for a leisure vacation amidst lush greenery and snow clad mountains.

How to Reach West Sikkim-

Pelling is about 133 km away from Siliguri and 125 km from Gangtok. You can either take a jeep or a bus to reach the town. The quickest way to reach Pelling is to take a jeep from Geyzing, which is the hub of transportation for the area.

Major Train leaving from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri:

Train No.

Train Name

Days of departure

Station of Departure

Arr.

Dep.

Travel Time

13173,

13175

Kanchenjunga Express

Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun;

Mon, Wed, Sat

Sealdaha

06:35

18:20

11:45

12363

KOAA HDB SF Express

Tue, Thu, Sat

Kolkata

09:05

18:55

09:50

12509,

12513

SBC-GHY Express

Fri, Sat, Sun;

Mon

Santragachi Jn.

10:05

21:25

11:20

13141

Teesta Torsha Express

Daily

Sealdah

13:40

02:40

13:00

12041

HWH-NJP Shatabdi Express

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Howrah

14:15

22:30

08:15

12345

Saraighat Express

Daily

Howrah Jn.

15:50

01:40

09:50

15959

Kamrup Express

Daily

Howrah Jn.

17:35

06:20

12:45

13147

Uttar Banga Express

Daily

Sealdah

19:35

06:50

11:15

13149

Kanchan Kanya Express

Daily

Sealdah

20:30

07:30

11:00

12343

Darjeeling Mail

Daily

Sealdah

22:05

08:00

09:55

12377

Padatik Express

Daily

Sealdah

23:20

09:15

09:55

 

Air Tickets Price and Timings

CCU to Bagdogra Flight

DAY 1

Meet & greet on arrival at Bagdogra/NJP and drive for 5HRS to Pelling , the most beautiful city in West Sikkim. Evening is free for strolling.Overnight in Pelling.

 

DAY 2

After breakfast go for full day sightseeing around Pelling covering Rimbi Waterfalls, Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake & Kanchenjunga Water Falls. After lunch you cover Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, New Helipad & View Tower.

Overnight in Pelling.

 

DAY 3

After breakfast , start for Ravangla , a Picturesque and Quaint Town In The Foothills Of The 12,000 Ft Maenam Hill, One Of The Highest Green Hills In Sikkim.Overnight Stay in Ravangla.

 

DAY 4

After Breakfast Start For Full Day Sight Seeing Which Includes Temi Tea Garden, The 135Ft Statue Of Guru Padmasambhava Near Samdruptse. In Namchi, Chaar Dhaam, Bio-Diversity Park Near Damthang, Khumpeling Carpet Center etc.Overnight Stay in Ravangla.

 

Cost per head-Calculating 6 guests are travelling together

Deluxe Package-Rs.8750/-

Luxury Package-Rs.11000/-

DAY 1

Meet & greet on arrival at Bagdogra/NJP and drive for 5HRS to Pelling , the most beautiful city in West Sikkim. Evening is free for strolling.Overnight in Pelling.

 

DAY 2

After breakfast go for full day sightseeing around Pelling covering Rimbi Waterfalls, Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake & Kanchenjunga Water Falls. After lunch you cover Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, New Helipad & View Tower.

Overnight in Pelling.

 

DAY 3

After breakfast , start for Ravangla , a Picturesque and Quaint Town In The Foothills Of The 12,000 Ft Maenam Hill, One Of The Highest Green Hills In Sikkim.Overnight Stay in Ravangla.

 

DAY 4

After Breakfast Start For Full Day Sight Seeing Which Includes Temi Tea Garden, The 135Ft Statue Of Guru Padmasambhava Near Samdruptse. In Namchi, Chaar Dhaam, Bio-Diversity Park Near Damthang, Khumpeling Carpet Center etc.Overnight Stay in Ravangla.

 

DAY 5

Start for Borong, the most exotic virgin village in West Sikkim. Visit Ralong Monestry and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Borong Village.Overnight Stay in Borong.

 

DAY 6

Start the return journey towards Bagdogra/NJP with a sweet Sikkim Holiday memory and cherish your holidays forever

Cost per head-Calculating 6 guests are travelling together

Deluxe Package-Rs.11500/-

 

Luxury Package-Rs.14500/-

Day 1: IXB/NJP to Gangtok, (125 Kms / 4 hrs)
Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at IXB Airport/NJP Station and transfer to Gangtok, Free Evening. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 2: Gangtok to Tsongo Lake with Baba Mandir Excursion – 52 kms/ 3 hrs – One way (Timing: 7.30 AM to 2.30PM)
After breakfast drive to Tsongo Lake (Alt 12000 ft/3600 M), a high altitude alpine lake close to Indo-China Border. Enjoy playing in snow and try Yak Ride and proceed further to Legendary Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. Back to Hotel for late Lunch.
Optional tour to Nathula Pass (Alt 14000 Ft / 4200 M) on China Border can also be arranged
(Except Mon, Tue) for Indian Nationals with 30 Days Advance Request at an additional
cost. Afternoon free for personal activities. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 3: Gangtok to Pelling (140 Kms/ 5 hrs)
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to Pelling. Evening you can enjoy the local market (By own). Overnight stay at Pelling.

Day 5: Full Day Pelling City Tour (Timing: 8.30AM to 4.30PM)
After breakfast Local tour in Pelling with visits to 8 popular tourist points – Darap Village and Valley, Rimbi Waterfalls, Rock Garden, Kunchenjungha Water Falls and Khecheopalri Holy Lake. After lunch visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Helipad View Point, Rubduntse Palace Ruins and Bird Sanctuary. Free evening Overnight stay at Pelling.

Day 5: Pelling to Ravangla
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and visit The world’s largest statue at 118 feet of the Buddhist Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim, is on the Samdruptse hill or The Wish Fulfilling well opposite Namchi – One can also visit Chemchey – Indian Himalayan Centre for Adventure & Ecotourism located on a hill top of Chemchey Village, South Sikkim at the altitude of 6582 feet – One can also visit Ravangla for its natural beauty – Next is the lone Tea Estate of the state known as the Temi Tea Estate – Natural Beauty and the setting is worth enjoying – Back to hotel for lunch or lunch on the way – The rest of the day is free – Evening free for Leisure. Overnight stay at Ravangla.

Day 6: Ravangla to IXB/NJP drop
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to airport/ railway station for your onward journey

Cost per head-Calculating 6 guests are travelling together

Deluxe Package-Rs.11500/-

 

Luxury Package-Rs.14500/-

Gangtok

Deluxe:

Aurora Gangtok,Jewel of the East,Aloft,Hotel tibet 

 

Luxury:

Uddan Woodberry,Central Ninamma,Mustard seed farmstay (Rumtek),Lemon Tree.

 

Pelling

Deluxe:

Sikkim Aurora,Hidden house Fairview,Rabdantse Residency

 

Luxury:

Magpie chestnut,Norbughang,Pachhu village resort

 

Ravangla

Deluxe
Lookboong Hotel,Hotel Rock Villa,Borong Homestay

Luxury:
Mt.Narsing Resort,Barfung Resort,Wild Flower Retreat (Borong)

 

Rinchenpong & Kaluk

Deluxe-Rinchenpong Nest

Luxury:Mandarine, Ghondhey

**Homestays in Chayatal,Okhrey

Best Places to Stay in West Sikkim

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