Travel To The Heart Of Sikkim- East Sikkim

4 Days

Why you should visit East Sikkim?

East Sikkim is a perfect vacationer’s destination in Sikkim, with its mesmerizing beauty and hypnotizing setting. The Himalayan state’s south-eastern region, one of the four districts, is a popular tourist destination with a variety of locations to explore as well as customs and festivals to enjoy. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is the main travel hub of East Sikkim. Apart from being the state’s administrative and regulatory center, East Sikkim is also the hub of tourism in the Himalayan region.

East Sikkim attracts a huge number of tourists due to its lush vegetation, captivating valleys, beautiful lakes, and several historic monasteries and temples.

East Sikkim is home to a diverse range of vegetation and wildlife. The Red Panda, the state mammal, the Blood Pheasant, the state bird, Dendrobium nobile, the state flower, and Rhododendron, the state tree, may all be found in East Sikkim’s wildlife sanctuaries. Snow Leopard, Himalayan black bear, Clouded leopard, Large Indian civet, etc are also found there.


Sikkim’s capital, Gangtok, is without a doubt the most glittery and bustling city in the state. Settled at a height of 1650 metres above sea level, Gangtok offers a vibrant nightlife, ample gambling opportunities, a delectable array of delectable cuisine, and a plethora of attractions in the surrounding area to keep the average traveller occupied for two to three days. You must see Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Tashi View Point, and Himalayan Zoological Park, as well as Sa Nagor Center and other attractions, after you are in Gangtok. At MG Marg, Sikkim’s best retail centre, Gangtok offers a thorough adventure… an exciting blend of shopping.


Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

Baba Mandir is the popular name for the Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. Sikkim’s Baba Mandir lies at an elevation of 12,123 feet above sea level. Between Jelepla and Nathula pass, this is around 52 kilometres from Gangtok. Over time, the memorial has evolved into a centre of pilgrimage. Inside the temple, people venerate a big photograph of Harbajan Singh. Several persons will leave a bottle of drinking water to be collected at a later time. Drinking this water, they believe, will bring them good fortune. The army trucks travelling by the temple come to a halt and pay their respects. Harbajan Singh is believed to visit the camp every night as part of the patrolling force by the soldiers in the camp. There have even been times when his immaculate shoes have become muddy and his tidy camp bed sheet has become crumpled by morning.

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Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake in East Sikkim is the most visited lake in Sikkim. The ethereally gorgeous Tsomgo Lake, located 35 kilometres from Gangtok and at an elevation of 12,000 feet, is a must-see for all visitors. From early winter until late spring, the lake is covered in snow due to its location in a steep and harsh mountain landscape. Tsomgo is considered as a holy lake by the people of Sikkim, and is associated with many legends and myths. The lake site also offers a variety of food stalls providing snacks and beverages, as well as rides on colourfully decorated yaks and mules. Snowboots and gumboots are available for rent. The lake is also an excellent setting for a holiday photo. 

tsongmo lake

East Sikkim Trip Summary

  • Right after you arrive at NJP station you will be taken to one of the largest monasteries of entire Sikkim i.e., the Buddha Park of Ravangla before reaching Gangtok.
  • The next day is dedicated to sightseeing in Gangtok and you will go to places like Banjhakri Park and waterfall, Rumtek monastery, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Tashi view point etc.
  • At the end of the day you can go strolling and shopping MG Marg.
  • The third day you are going to visit a memorial and temple honoring Indian army soldier, folk hero and saint Baba Harbhajan Singh named as Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple.
  • You will also visit Nathula Pass and Tsomgo lake which are important points of interests in Sikkim.
  • On day 4 you will be dropped at NJP or Sikkim airport after checking out.

When To Plan East Sikkim Trip?

You can visit East Sikkim at any time of the year but it is advised to not go there in the months of December and January as it gets frigid with temperatures as low as 0°c. The best time to visit Sikkim, according to Sikkim Tourism, is between March and May or October and mid-December. The greatest time to visit Gangtok to see the flowering natural beauty is in the spring, between March and May. Autumn, on the other hand, brings with it a spectacular vista of the Himalayan Mountains. The best time to visit Sikkim is from October to December if you want to see the Himalayan Range in all its glory. Various events, such as the Maniram Bhanjyang Tourism Festival, where you can enjoy local homestays and other activities, are held around this time.


Day 1 :

• After reaching NJP Station /Sikkim Airport, you will be picked up in a taxi and your amazing journey to one of the peaceful places will begin. It will take 4 hours to reach Gangtok- the heart of Sikkim.
• But before heading to Gangtok, you will head to South Sikkim to see one of the largest monastery of entire Sikkim i.e., the Buddha Park of Ravangla, also known as Tathagata Tsal.
• Have your breakfast in between and head to Gangtok afterwards.
• You will reach Gangtok by evening. Check in at your hotel and freshen up. Stroll around the MG Marg if you get time (market closes at 8 pm). Retire for the day after having dinner.

Day 2 :

• A new day unfolds new magic to explore. After having breakfast, get ready to explore the entire Gangtok.
• There are tons of things for sightseeing in Gangtok. All total, you will be visiting about 8 to 9 spots. Few of them are Banjhakri Park and waterfall, Rumtek monastery, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Tashi view point etc. Also, don’t forget to enjoy the ropeway of Gangtok. Have lunch in between.
• At the end of the day, you will be dropped at MG Marg. Enjoy your evening strolling on the street and licking ice creams. Buy some souvenirs if you wish to.
• Come back to hotel, have dinner and rest for the night.

Day 3 :

• This will be the last day of your Sikkim trip. Have breakfast and get ready to explore the famous spots of East Sikkim.
• A drive of about 2 hours through the gushing wind and floating clouds will take you to Baba Harbhajan Singh temple and Nathula pass.
• Baba Harbhajan Singh temple is located at a height of 13,123ft and is a memorial and temple honoring Indian army soldier, folk hero and saint Baba Harbhajan Singh. Nathu La pass is between India’s Sikkim and China’s Tibet common region. The pass is at 4310 m above mean sea level and is filled with snow during winters.
• Next up is the sacred Tsomgo Lake or Changgu Lake. It is a glacial lake located at an elevation of 3753 m and remains frozen during winter season.
• Click pictures wearing the traditional dress of Sikkim and along with Yaks roaming there. Drive back to MG Marg, have lunch and spend your last evening enjoying the vibes of the state.
• Head back to hotel and have dinner. Call it a day.

Day 4 :

• Wake up in the morning and have breakfast. Its time you pack your bags and head back to home.
• You will be picked up from your stay and dropped in your specific station from where you will be boarding your flight or taxi to NJP.

  • ● Full East Sikkim Sightseeing
  • ● Stay at Gangtok
  • ● Dinner and Breakfast Included in all 3 days
  • ● Pick up and Drop from Njp to Gangtok
  • ● Local Guide
  • ● Permit to Entry

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • ● Airfare charges
  • ● All food & beverages cost apart from the ones mentioned above
  • ● Trekking shoes and clothing (Any personal equipment)
  • ● Any camera fees
  • ● Hotel & driver tips if any, (since the locals earn low wages, your tips can show your appreciation)
  • ● Entry ticket fees to Museums, Parks, etc.
  • ● Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.)
  • ● Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • ● Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Inclusions”
  • . Meal in Homestay.
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
How can I reach Sikkim?

You can fly to Pakyong Airport near Gangtok or Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri(WB), then take the taxi to Gangtok. Alternatively, you can take the train to New Jalpaiguri then take the taxi to Gangtok.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in some of the places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems or network issues.

What About the Seurity?

Oddessemania will ensure your full security throughout the trip. As local person will there with you no worry.

These are the important items you should carry during the trek. Other than this Oddessemania team will provide you the necessary item required during the trek.

1.  4 Pairs of clothing (t-shirt + trousers)
2.  Woolen Cap, Sun Cap, Face Mask/Buff
3.  Raincoat/Poncho
4.  Normal Jacket & & Feather/warm Jacket
5.  Woolen Socks
6.  Thermal wear
7.  Hand gloves

1.  Prescribed Medicine
2.  Camera + Charger + Power bank
3.  Cold Cream
4.  Personal sanitization & essential toiletries
5.  Mask, Id card and Medical Certificate

Yes Sikkim is a safe place to travel irrespective of age group and gender. Even solo travelling is easy as stakeholders and locals of the whole state are excellent in hospitality services.

Sikkim’s geography is hilly, with elevations ranging from 280 metres (920 feet) to 8,585 metres (28,000 ft). From subtropical to high alpine, the climate is diverse. Summers in the foothills and frigid winters in the upper mountains characterize Sikkim’s climate. The state’s climate is separated into three zones: tropical, temperate, and alpine. The environment is cold and humid for the most of the year. Because of its proximity to the Bay of Bengal, the state receives a lot of rain. It receives 500 centimetres of rain every year on average. The highest temperatures are frequently reported in July and August, and the lowest in December and January.

Accessible Hospitals 

SNTM Hospital 

Sungava, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101

Aashirwad Clinic, Joredhara, Tadong

Singtam – Chungthang Rd, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim 737102

Mangan District Hospital

FGRJ+8QR, Mangan, Sikkim 737116

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