Once you arrive at Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station, you will meet your travel coordinator and then head towards Gangtok (5,800 ft), which is the capital of the state of Sikkim. The drive is about 4 hrs depending on the road conditions passing through some very scenic roads along the river Teesta.
The vehicle shall drop you off at your destination/hotel in the evening. If you happen to arrive early in the day, a stroll along MG Marg in the evenings is a recommended activity.
The travel partner meets you in the morning at your hotel and post breakfast you shall head towards the scenic Tsongmo Lake and Nathula Pass (check for permits).
The drive takes you to an altitude above 14,000 ft covering just a distance of 50 kms from Gangtok.
The vehicle shall drop you off at your hotel or MG Marg, based on your preferences.
Day 3 starts off post breakfast as you commence your drive towards Lachen. The drive takes you through some amazingly scenic valleys and viewpoints, some breath-taking waterfalls and some amazing Himalayan roads ending at your destination at Lachen Village in the evening.
The drive is covered in about 6 hrs including breaks. Some notable points en-route includes Rakdong Falls, Singhik Viewpoint and Toong Waterfall.
Day 4 starts off early as you commence your drive towards Gurudongmar Lake (17,100 ft) at the very edge of the Tibetan Plateau and perhaps the highest altitude most of us shall ever travel to.
The drive takes you through some amazingly scenic valleys ending in the Tibetan Plateau, some breath-taking Himalayan roads also bring you back to Lachen and then take you to Lachung ending at your destination at Lachung Village in the evening.
You need to start the day early today and head towards the amazing Yumthang Valley. The drive can be further extended towards Zero Point from where the views of the snow covered high Himalayan peaks can be viewed and the glory of the Yumthang Valley can be further appreciated.
The drive further to Zero Point includes additional charges. Post the visit to Yumthang/Zero Point, you shall return to Lachung for lunch and head back to Mangan/Gangtok for the night stay.
After breakfast, the journey back to Siliguri starts via Melli. Melli also has Whitewater Rafting facilities which can be undertaken under the supervision of experienced instructors.