With its offbeat location and meditative, ancient monasteries, the best of Himalaya’s hidden secrets is simply the destination you were dreaming about. Nestled amongst snow-capped peaks and filled with picturesque landscapes, this destination is much more than you would ask for. Being a mountain kingdom in itself till the 1970s this quaint hill station in the north-east with its lush green alpine forests and rich cultural heritage will certainly make you feel the closest to nature you can ever be and that’s exactly what Shraddha and her friends wanted. They decided to visit Sikkim in April for 5 days and there experience was as beautiful as it gets.
We wanted to get away. Life was becoming extremely monotonous and we all with our busy schedules couldn’t find much time to catch up. That’s how we decided to take this trip to Sikkim in April for 5 days. For we were sick and tired of our life being the same old routine so when we started thinking and shortlisting locations we all knew we wanted an offbeat location, away from the crowds, a place which would serve as an escape from reality. That’s how we arrived at Sikkim. We were already aware of the fact that Sikkim’s weather in April is absolutely amazing and that Sikkim’s food is brilliant and we said Sikkim it is!
Details Of Our Friends’ Trip To Sikkim In April For 5 Days
Trip Type: Friends’ Trip To Sikkim
Cost: INR 49,600 Per Person
Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights
No. Of People: 6 Adults
Inclusions: Breakfast, Sightseeing, Transfers, Accommodation
Exclusions: Lunch,Dinner, Personal Expenses
Travel Agent From TravelTriangle: Tour De World
Our Customised Itinerary For A Trip To Sikkim In April For 5 Days
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Driving through Chungthang and a visit to Lachen
Day 3: A visit to Gurudongmar Lake
Day 4: Exploring Yumthang
Day 5: Departure
What Made Our Trip to Sikkim In April For 5 Days Unforgettable
Here we have listed out some of the many great things we did and some amazing experiences that made our trip to Sikkim trip in April for 5 days the best one we had till date.
1. Experiencing Lachen
This was our favourite experience from our trip to Sikkim in April for 5 days. From the very drive to lachen through the beautiful Chungthang where the way in itself was giving natural beauty a new definition. We reached the Royal Lachen Hotel by evening and we can’t describe how clean the rooms were and how awesome was the services we received. The hotel staff was very helpful and courteous and they provided room service which we felt was an added bonus. The dinner they served was delicious too.
2. Exploring Thangu and Lachung
Another if the unforgettable experience that we had in Sikkim was visiting the snow capped mountains at Thangu. The experience we had was one of the best we had till date. Although we had heard a lot about how great snowfall in Sikkim is we didn’t get a chance to experience it. However, playing on the snow compensated. The next big thing for the day was visiting Lachung which was the main highlight from our trip to Sikkim in April for 5 days. We tried zip lining for the first time and what an experience it was!
3. An Exciting Day At Gangtok
As our tour guide suggested we stuck to places in North Sikkim. The day we spent at the state capital was really exciting. There was a downpour when we reached the place but the rain in Gangtok never stopped us from exploring the city and it’s many attractions. We zip lined which gave us the whole view of the city and it was breathtaking. We also tried out shopping in Gangtok and purchased some cute souvenirs. Needless to say the restaurants in Sikkim are absolutely amazing and the one we had our dinner at in Gangtok became our instant favourite.
Getting Around in Sikkim
A permit is needed if you want to visit North Sikkim that includes Lachen, Lachung and Yumthang Valley. Sikkim does not have a train network. Siliguri has the main rail station and rest of the state needs to be explored by road only. Hiring taxis is the option.
Tips to Plan A Friends’ Trip To Sikkim In April For 5 Days
Here are a few tips and suggestions for planning a fun and exciting trip to the beautiful north-eastern paradise, Sikkim.
- Make your sunscreen your best friend.
- Do not forget your umbrella and raincoat even by mistake.
- Keep extra clothes for the weather can be unpredictable and you might just need them.
- Keep photocopies of your travel documents very handy.
- Have a time that you would specially dedicate to shopping, maybe an hour or so.
What To Pack For Sikkim Trip
- Woolen Clothes
- Enough pairs of socks/gloves
- Boots for wet days
- Some snacks if you are not fond of North-east food
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Our experience with TravelTriangle was great. We had a place in mind and all we wanted and were looking out for was a laid back, chilled out trip with our friends and the people at TravelTriangle were the ones who helped us with that. With the customised itinerary facility and their agents being super helpful and courteous our trip to Sikkim became the best decision ever.
As our experience would have already echoed about how great a trip to Sikkim in April for 5 days is, we recommend you all to try it. With its breathtaking landscapes and beautiful routes and offering too much adventure, Sikkim has no dearth of exciting places to visit. There is so much to explore that you will go speechless and will make some really great memories. So, think no more and plan your customized trip to Sikkim with TravelTriangle for some time away from the routine.
Common Queries For A Trip To Sikkim In April For 5 Days
A. Yes. Nathu La Pass is open in April. Although the best months to visit the place are November and March as you can see it covered in snow. But you can still get to see snow from December till the third week of April.
A. Yes, it does. On our trip to Sikkim in April for 5 days, it rained a lot.
A. No Indian citizen requires a permit to visit Sikkim. However, foreigners do require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP).
A. Sikkim’s food is great and some of the specialities are thukpa, momo and Phagshapa.
A. Yes, Sikkim is pretty safe for solo travelers.
A. 3 places that make your Sikkim trip a memorable one are Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley.
A. Sikkim has a lot to shop for. Different places have unique shopping experiences. Whether it is Gangtok, Yumthang or other destinations, every place had attractive things to bring along. An hour of shopping must be kept for shopping in Sikkim.
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