After a hearty breakfast, you would proceed for a half-day excursion to Yumthang Valley. You would leave from the hotel at around 8-10 am, and it would take around 1. 5 hours to travel from Lachung to Yumthang. Yumthang Valley is famous for the beautiful flowers beds, especially the Rhododendron flowers, which are available in full bloom and in a iety of colours between the months of March to May. The valley also provides the glorious view of the mountains and the river. You would also be visiting the Hot Spring where you would find typical Himalayan flowers, hot springs and snow covered mountains. After lunch, you would be leaving Lachung for Gangtok. In the evening, you would return to Gangtok and check-in at the hotel, and you would have rest of the evening at leisure. Relish the dinner before retiring to the bed.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you would be picked up from the hotel at around 9 am to go on a half-day sightseeing tour of Gangtok. You would be visiting the Do-Drul Chorten Stupa which was built in 1946, and happens to be one of the biggest stupa in Sikkim. It is also surrounded by 108 prayer wheels that are inscribed with Tibetan mantras. Then, you would be visiting the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology that researches the religion, history, language, art and culture of Tibet and Tibetans. The culture of any place is clearly visible in its art and handicraft. The Cottage Industry in Gangtok is no exception. This is the place to pick-up souvenirs and mementos for your home. You would also visit the Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms, which was established in 1957 to help and promote Sikkim handicrafts. After taking in the sights of Gangtok, you would leave the city in the afternoon and head to one of the most popular towns in North-East, Darjeeling. The tea gardens, tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track add to the charm of the hill station. The journey should take around 5 hours to reach the destination. After the check-in formalities, you have the evening at leisure, where you can relax and enjoy at the hotel or you can explore Darjeeling through a horse ride own expense. End the day with a delicious dinner as you settle in the hotel. Tibetology & Cottage Industry are closed on Sunday, Tashi View Point and Ganesh Tok will be offered as alternate sightseing.
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