Sikkim, a mountainous region in the eastern Himalayas, has 600 species of birds, or about half of the over 1200 species to be found in India. Perched between Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east, and Tibet( China) in the north, Sikkim is 7300 square miles in area and contains Mount Khangchendzonga, the third-highest peak in the world. Formerly a kingdom, since 1975 it has been a tiny land -locked province to India.

Sikkim, with its rich biodiversity, has 150 lakes ranging in altitude from 200 meters to almost 8000 meters. Besides birds, Sikkim has 4000 species of flowering plants, making it a botanist's paradise. It has 600 species of orchids, and 40 species of rhododendrons. With the introduction of eco-tourism, including serious birding, Sikkim has begun to focus on enterprise-based conservation.

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Highlight of Yumthang Tour
No. of Days
: 4
Minimum Group
: 2
Maximum group
: 25
Trips Grade
: Easy
Trips Activity : Tour
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Itinerary of Yumthang Tour

Day 1:
Gangtok drive to Lachung; 126 kms, is situated at around 8,500 feet with total tribal culture & is one of the remote areas. The Lachung Monastery on the slope opposite the highway is a focal point of all religious functions of the local inhabitants. Scenic beauty while travelling to Lachung is at its best with long cascading water falls- it has gained soaring popularity of Yumthang Valley, which is just 24 kms from here.

Day 2:
Visit Yumthang: Valley where there is a hot spring and the river runs through the middle of the valley- it is also the home of Shingbha Rhododendron Sanctuary having 24 species of Rhododendrons- halt at Lachung.

Day 3:
Lachung drive to Lachen /Thangu: - Lachen is situated at an altitude of 9,075 feet. Lachen monastery situated on the top of the village commands a panoramic view of the surroundings and countryside. Thangu is at an altitude of 14,000 feet- about three hours drive from Lachen

Day 4:
Visit Chopta valley later drive back to Gangtok

Note: Participants must arrive Kathmandu at least 2 days before tour start date.

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Cost Details

Pax
Cost per pax
Reservation
1 to 2 pax
On Request
Open
3 to 5 pax
On Request
Open
5 to 8 pax
On Request
Open
Above 8 pax
On Request
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