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Trip to Gangtok and Lachung

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Trip to Gangtok and Lachung

Dear Mr. Ashish Roy,

We are a group of college students who are planning to go for a trip to Gangtok and Yumthang valley. Following is the itinerary I could come up with:-

Day 1:NJP-Gangtok.

Day 2:Excursion to Tsomgo lake and Baba Mandir.

Day 3:Gangtok-Lachung.

Day 4:Excursion to Yumthang and then transfer to Gangtok.

Day 5:Local sightseeing in Gangtok.

Day 6:Transfer to NJP Rly. station.

I wanted to know two things:-

1. I was thinking of booking the trip through makemytrip.com but one of us wants to just book hotels and do the rest of the arrangements after reaching there. What would be a better choice keeping in mind both budget and comfort?

2. The estimate I recieved from makemytrip was around 10000/- per person. Is it possible to bring this to around 7000/-? If so, could you suggest some hotels and travel agents for the same?

Regards

Bakul Agarwal

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1. Re: Trip to Gangtok and Lachung

Bakul Agarwal

Tsomgo Lake-Nathula and Yumthang trip to be done in package. Otherwise, no need of any help of travel agent in this trip, unless its a big group.

You need to mention number of persons, date of journey to evaluate the cost.

Edited: 21 May 2013, 12:36
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2. Re: Trip to Gangtok and Lachung

excursion to yumthang and return on same day is not possible . you have to stay one night at lachung .

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3. Re: Trip to Gangtok and Lachung

No. of people are 6 (tentative). We will be travelling during third week of july.

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4. Re: Trip to Gangtok and Lachung

Third week of July is not at all a good time to visit Sikkim.

Edited: 22 May 2013, 02:02
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Bakul Agarwal,

I am agree with Mr. Roy . Due to Monsoon July is not a ideal time to visit sikkim .if you want to visit at july apart from the monsoon factor , 7000-7.5 is ok budget

Edited: 22 May 2013, 02:27
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6. Re: Trip to Gangtok and Lachung

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7. Re: Trip to Gangtok and Lachung

What would then be a good destination in July (we plan to travel during 18-24 july)?

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8. Re: Trip to Gangtok and Lachung

Bakul_Agarwal

Lansdowne-Kanvashram in Uttarakhand or Leh can be considered for July.

Edited: 22 May 2013, 08:56
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9. Re: Trip to Gangtok and Lachung

@Bakul_Agarwal

Ladakh, Zanskar, Spiti, Lahaul or Kinnaur?

July clearly means entire India will be rain drenched ( except few parts in Himalayas including Ladakh).

You could also try Sahyadris in Maharashtra - the golden triangle of Mumbai - Nasik - Pune.

Coorg is a good place to visit too.

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10. Re: Trip to Gangtok and Lachung

Ladakh would be expensive. We are looking to go somewhere with a budget of around 8000/- per person.