India has many exotic hill destinations that turn into a winter wonderland every year. Witnessing snowfall and playing in the snow at least once in a lifetime is every traveler’s fantasy. None of us would be having a travel bucket list without having even a single location where it snows. But for some like Ashok, it is the sole idea of fun. Ashok has made it a ritual to see snow every year and experience sub zero temperatures. So here plan a trip every year during winters.
I love snow and I love the feeling when it surrounds me. This time, We wanted to head to the North East to explore the roads less traveled by. While looking for a reliable and sorted trip planner, We found TravelTriangle. They planned a perfect short budget trip to Sikkim for us and everything fitted nicely in the plan.
Our Budget Tour Package Details
Trip Type: Sikkim-Gangtok-Darjeeling
Cost: INR 18,500
Duration: 3 days
No. of people: 6 Adults
Inclusions: Breakfast, Hotel, Transfers, Sightseeing
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Entry Fees, Personal Expenses
Itinerary Of Our Short Tour
Day 1: Visit Lachen
Day 2: Visit Gurudongmar Lake and Lachung
Day 3: Visit to the Yumthang Valley
We were picked up from the hotel for our visit to Lachen. Located at an altitude of 9,800 feet above the sea level, Lachen is a stunning hill town in the Himalayas. On our way, we passed through Singhik Village, a rustic mountain village. We were totally spellbound to see the scenic views from the Singhik View Point. The Seven Sister Waterfall and Naga Waterfall were also relaxing places to visit. After an exhilarating day of exploring Lachen, we returned to our hotel at Lachen.
Gurudongmar Lake and Lachung
An early morning drive to the Gurudongmar Lake was a refreshing experience. Located at a height of 17,100 feet above the sea level, this lake is one of the most splendid sights of Sikkim. After an amazing lake excursio, we returned to the hotel for lunch. Post lunch, our journey to the Lachung Valley began. This journey had some of the most breathtaking scenic sites on the way.
Located at a height of 11,800 feet, Yumthang Valley is a place that spellbind you with its magical beauty. The massive landscaped of mountains, valleys and its flora is beyond words. We also visited the natural Sulphur Hot Spring on the way back. We were told that this hot spring has medicinal relevance also.
Tips From My Experience Of This Short Budget Trip To Sikkim
- Do not expect snowfall everywhere. Just go with the flow and enjoy the trip.
- Before planning your visit to Gurudongmar Lake, make sure you check the weather for best experience
- But be prepared to witness snowfall, and wear your woolens.
Further Read: 9 Cosy Homestays In Sikkim That Are As Good As Home
Most of the people think that North East cannot be done in medium budget and shorter days. But our trip experience was wholesome. If you had been skeptical about taking a short budget trip to Sikkim, make it happen now. Plan a trip to Sikkim and simply go with the flow.
Frequently Asked Questions About Budget Sikkim Tours
A. The best part about Sikkim is the snow, absolutely snow. And according to me, the most beautiful part of Sikkim is Lachung. I simply loved that village and breathtaking views.
A. Woolen clothes and souvenirs are some of the best things to shop for in Sikkim – Gangtok. Some of the most popular things to buy from Sikkim include:
Hand carved wooden tables
Prayer flags & Buddhist figurines
Silver and semi-precious stone jewelries
A. My food experience in Sikkim was okay. But I have heard that there are many popular foods in Sikkim that one must surely try on their holiday which includes: