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As it is said that “every traveler has a reason to travel”, Nimesh planned a trip with his buddies to Darjeeling for finding his own. Trying to implement his thoughts into reality, know about the best things to do in North East as this I.T. professional writes about the experience of his all boys trip to Sikkim, Gangtok, And Darjeeling that he recently embarked on with his friends.

Travel is a relaxing way for me to escape from the work life and take a break outside the hustle bustle of the metropolitan cities. Usually I love to travel with my gang, and we together explore and learn from the beautiful offerings of nature. Till now, I have explored most of the northern regions of India, including Sikkim, Manali, Dalhousie, and Himachal.

We already had the destination in our mind but we were not getting any packages which included all the desired locations in one package. Coming from an IT background, I love to explore different apps and just like that one day I came across the TravelTriangle app while I was searching for packages within my budget. I loved the way they offer customization in travel packages and how they are open to all the queries. We went ahead with booking our trip with TravelTriangle team and got a good deal which was within our budget.

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Brief Itinerary Of Our All Boys Trip To Sikkim, Gangtok, And Darjeeling

Day 1: Arrival At New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, Transfer To Gangtok, Overnight Stay At Parli Boutique
Day 2: Check-out From Gangtok, Drive To Lachen, Overnight Stay At Hotel Yangla
Day 3: Visit To Gurudongmar Lake, Local Sightseeing At Lachen, Drive To Lachung, Overnight Stay At Hotel Golden Fish In Lachung
Day 4: Drive To Yumthang Valley, Snow Activities At Zero-point
Day 5: Drive To Gangtok And Overnight Stay At Parli Boutique
Day 6: Local Sightseeing At Gangtok And Overnight Stay
Day 7: Experiencing Paragliding, Drive To Darjeeling, Overnight Stay At Hill Crown Retreat
Day 8: Sightseeing At Darjeeling, Departure To New Jalpaiguri Railway Station

First Up: Gangtok – The Modern Capital Of Sikkim

NJP Rly. Stn

I and my friends were all excited to explore this scenic part of the north-east. We arrived at the New Jalpaiguri railway station and from there we started our journey towards Gangtok in an Innova car which was provided to us.

Gangtok trip
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As expected we were mesmerized by the surreal beauty of the surroundings enroute Gangtok. During the entire trip, we spent three days in Gangtok and explored the various things like shopping, museum tour and adventurous activities.

Friends trip
Paragliding in Darjeeling
friends trip to Gangtok

While the first and the third day went all in local sightseeing and exploring local markets, on the fifth day in Gangtok we experienced paragliding before heading off to Darjeeling.

Must Experiences In Gangtok

  • Visit to Rumtek monastery and the Do-Drul Chorten monastery
  • A short tour of the Namgyal institute of Tibetology
  • Witnessed a beautiful view of the flower show complex
  • Refreshing sight of the Ban Jhakri waterfalls
  • Shopping souvenirs at the local market
  • Experience the thrill of paragliding in Gangtok

Second Stop: Lachen & Lachung – The Gems Of Northern Sikkim

Gurudongmar Lake

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On the second day of our trip, we started our journey towards Lachen early in the morning. Before heading towards Lachung we halted at Gurudongmar lake. The moment we reached near the lake we were all mesmerized by the beauty of the blue lagoon lake which is surrounded by the gigantic mountain ranges covered by snow.

Lachen Village
Boys trip to Lachen
Trip to sikkim

When we reached near Lachen, we halted at a military camp to have coffee and some snacks. Before leaving for Lachung, we also explored the local market of Lachen and relished a delicious meal. Later when we reached Lachung we experienced the rainfall and later we checked-in to our hotel to call it a day off.

Must Experiences In Lachen and Lachung

  • Capture the pristine view of Gurudongmar lake
  • Explore the market of Lachen to get a glimpse of the local culture

Third Stop: Yumthang Valley – North East’s Snow Valley

Lake at Zero Point
Boys trip to Yumthang valley
Zero Point
Yumthang Valley

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We started our day with a delicious meal of breakfast which was followed by an exciting for the day. Post breakfast we started our drive towards Yumthang valley where our first stop-over was Zero-Point. We had a great time together playing in snow.

Must Experiences In Yumthang Valley

  • Witness the beautiful view enroute Yumthang valley
  • Experience the thrill of skiing on snow covered valley at Zero Point.

Final Stop: Darjeeling – The Home Of The Majestic Khangchendzonga

Friends trip to Darjeeling

The last day was very gloomy for us as none of us wanted to leave this heaven like place. But still we had a complete day to explore the treasures of Darjeeling.

Darjeeling tour
Toy train ride
Boys in Darjeeling
Darjeeling zoo ticket
Himalayan zoo

Our first stop over was at the lush-green tea plantations from where we headed to the Himalayan Institute and the Darjeeling zoo which shelters the rare species of red panda. The day was jam packed with many places to be explored like the museums

Must Experiences In Darjeeling

  • Taking a walk amidst the lush-green tea plantations
  • Witnessing the rare wildlife species at the Darjeeling zoo
  • Visit to the famous Himalayan institute and the buddhist monasteries
  • Exploring the local markets and shop authentic things like the Darjeeling tea, jackets and shoes.

Highlights Of Our Adventurous All Boys Trip To Sikkim, Gangtok, And Darjeeling

  • The food was very good in all the hotels included in our itinerary.
  • The food was very good in all the hotels included in our itinerary.
  • We were so satisfied with the itinerary as it covered all the major places in Sikkim, Darjeeling and Gangtok.
  • The staff in every hotel were very supportive and ensured the best service.
  • We were very impressed by the tour organisers as they had no hidden charges.

Overall Experience With TravelTriangle

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If I have to give a rating to the service of TravelTriangle then it would definitely be 9/10. We are very much satisfied with their services and I will surely plan more trips with them. Whereas I am so happy with my tour that I have already referred them to many of my family members and friends.

Are you also planning an adventurous vacation with your buddies amidst these gems of North-east? Then one of these customizable Sikkim-Darjeeling-Gangtok packages by TravelTriangle is all you need to make your trip a memorable one!

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