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Hi

We, a family of three adults, are planning to visit Sikkim from November 19 to 27. The tentative itinerary looks like this:

 

Nov 19: Leave Bangalore for Badogra and reach Gangtok

Nov 20: Nathu La Pass (can we cover anything else on this day?)

Nov 21-23: 3 day organized trip to Lachen (what would be the approximate cost?)

Nov 24: sightseeing in and around Gangtok (is a complete day required for this and what are the places to visit?)

Nov 25 and 26: Travel to Pelling and sight seeing

Nov 27 and 28: Visit Darjeeling

Nov 29: reach Badogra and back to bangalore

 

My concerns are as follows:

1. would it be possible to visit Nathu La pass around that time because of climate conditions?

2. would it be possible to cut short a day in gangtok?

3. what are the 'must see' places in pelling?

4. any suggestions for alteration of the itinerary?

5. how would be the weather condition in November?

 

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Hi Archana,

Here is my take on queries.
 

Nov 19: Leave Bangalore for Badogra and reach Gangtok

Nov 20: Nathu La Pass (can we cover anything else on this day?)

Yes, you can cover baba mandir and Changu lake as well. it is a day tour.

Nov 21-23: 3 day organized trip to Lachen (what would be the approximate cost?)

it varies from agent to agent

Nov 24: sightseeing in and around Gangtok (is a complete day required for this and what are the places to visit?)

There is a whole list of places in Gangtok for a day tour. you can find it in other forums related to Sikkim.

Nov 25 and 26: Travel to Pelling and sight seeing

Nov 27 and 28: Visit Darjeeling

Nov 29: reach Badogra and back to bangalore

It looks like a nice plan. not very hectic.
 

My concerns are as follows:

1. would it be possible to visit Nathu La pass around that time because of climate conditions?

I don't think there is any problem in visiting Nathula pass in November.

2. would it be possible to cut short a day in gangtok?

I don't see any possibility in current itinerary to cut short a day.

3. what are the 'must see' places in pelling?

Here is the list of all the places in West Sikkim

http://thinkingparticle.com/forum/travel-west-sikkim-uttarey-rinchenpong...

4. any suggestions for alteration of the itinerary?

Itinerary looks perfectly fine in my opinion.

 

5. how would be the weather condition in November?

It would not be extremely chilling but temperature will be down during evening.

shakti (not verified)
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Hi,

First thanks for your previous answers for my queries.

I have some queris for Sikkim .

My landing at bagrogra is 1:30 PM in 3rd Nov.

I have to travel Youksom from Bagdogra..with one stay in Darjeeling or Gangtok on 3rd Nov.

1) Kindly suggest Where should I go to stay at night ,at Darjeeling or at Gangtok......from where I would easy access Youksom on next day.
2) What is best way to travel in both the cases...I prefer a sharing journey to save my money.direct sharing cab from Darjeeling/Gangtok to Yuksom will be most preferable.

3) Which is best if I will travel like this : 

a) Darjeeling->Jorthang->Jorthang->Gayzing->Gayzing->Pelling->Pelling ->Yuksom

or

Cool Gangtok->SINGTAM->NAMCHI->Pelling->Yuksom

4) Kindly suggest an easy path with approx fare breakup(sharing vehchle price)to reach Yuksom easily on 4th Nov aroung 4-5 PM.

5) Reacheability of Darjeeling/Gangtok from Bagdogra.??

Kindly suggest a budget  acomodation at Darjeeling/Gangtok.

Please help.

 

 

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1) Kindly suggest Where should I go to stay at night ,at Darjeeling or at Gangtok......from where I would easy access Youksom on next day.

More transport options from Gangtok.

2) What is best way to travel in both the cases...I prefer a sharing journey to save my money.direct sharing cab from Darjeeling/Gangtok to Yuksom will be most preferable.

 

yes. there are shared sumos

3) Which is best if I will travel like this : 

a) Darjeeling->Jorthang->Jorthang->Gayzing->Gayzing->Pelling->Pelling ->Yuksom

or

Cool Gangtok->SINGTAM->NAMCHI->Pelling->Yuksom

no idea

4) Kindly suggest an easy path with approx fare breakup(sharing vehchle price)to reach Yuksom easily on 4th Nov aroung 4-5 PM.

no idea

 

5) Reacheability of Darjeeling/Gangtok from Bagdogra.??

Frequent Cabs to Bagdora are available from both cities.

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go to jorethang on 3rd november and spend the night there.

the next day you can go from jorethang to yuksum.

thank you and regards,

yogesh sapkota

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Thank you for your informative reply, Yogesh.

Vamshi Krishna (not verified)
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Hi Vishnu,

My wife and me are planning for a sikkim tour from 8 Dec to 14 Dec. We will be reaching Bagdogra on 8 and would be departuring from Bagdogra from 14 Dec, 2016. Here is our Iternary. Could you please help us on iternary and other few queries listed below.

Day 1 8-Dec Reach Bagdogra. Bagdogra -> Gangtok -> Overnight in Gangtok   Day 2 9-Dec Gangtok to Nathula Pass covering Tsomo lake and Baba Mandir. Back to Gangtok   Day 3 10-Dec Gangtok to Yumthang -> Lachung. Overnight stay at Lachung.  What all places can we visit here? Day 4 11-Dec Explore Lachung. Evening start from Lachung to Gangtok. Overnight at Gangtok.  What all places can we explore here? Day 5 12-Dec Spend the entire day in gangtok - Local seight seeing.  What all local places can we visit here? Day 6 13-Dec Gangtok to Darjeeling. Spend Entire day in Darjeeling. Overnight in Darjeeling What are all activities and must see places in Darjeeling  Day 7 14-Dec Darjeeling to Baghdogra  

Queries:

1) Could you please guide us if this iternary is correct? Can we include some other places as well?

2) Also can you suggest must see places on each day?

3) Do we have any activities like sking and parachuting etc?

4) We would like to hire a cab. So can you guide us with some trusted driver details or travel agents?

5) Could you suggest any good accomodation in Darjeeling, Lachung and Gangtok?

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Queries:

1) Could you please guide us if this iternary is correct? Can we include some other places as well?

Yes, Itinerary is Good. near Lachung, you can visit Yumthang valley.

2) Also can you suggest must see places on each day?

There is no such thing as must see places in mountains. in Darjeeling however you should hike to tiger hill in the morning and see sunrise.

3) Do we have any activities like sking and parachuting etc?

I am not aware of such

4) We would like to hire a cab. So can you guide us with some trusted driver details or travel agents?

Will send you email. revert me back

5) Could you suggest any good accomodation in Darjeeling, Lachung and Gangtok?

Will provide some detail on email.

+- Vishnu

Pooja Kortalwar (not verified)
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Hi Vishnu,

 

Me n my husband are planning for 5 days trip to Sikkim in december. Can you please help us few of the things below.

 

Day 1: Reach Bagdogra. Bagdogra -> Gangtok -> Overnight in Gangtok

day 2: Nathula Pass. 

Day 3: Yumthang -> Lachung -> Zero Point. Overnight stay at Lachung. Can we cover Lachen and gurudogmar ?

Day 4: Lachung. Evening start from Lachung to Gangtok. Overnight at Gangtok.

Day 5: gangtok - Local seight seeing. 

Day 6: Darjeeling

Can you please suggest if this iternary is correct. Also can we cover Lachen and gurudogmar in this trip?

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Itinerary looks feasible except Gurudongmar lake which will not be accessible in December. Other than Gurudongmar, rest is doable.

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