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Highlights of North Sikkim | FREE Visit to Bhim Nala Falls6 days & 5 nights
INR 24,999
Wonders of Sikkim | FREE Visit to Tsomgo Lake4 days & 3 nights
INR 12,499
Splendid Sikkim | Group Tour Package6 days & 5 nights
INR 21,000
Getaway to Sikkim with FREE Yak Ride6 days & 5 nights
INR 24,000
6 Days Beautiful Gangtok Darjelling tour with Kalimpong | FREE Yak Ride6 days & 5 nights
INR 18,950
7 Days Adventurous Sikkim Bike Tour7 days & 6 nights
INR 29,500

Gangtok trip packages - Browse through a wide range of Gangtok holiday packages with exciting offers at Thrillophilia. Book customized Gangtok packages with exciting deals & offers.

Get a chance to admire the charismatic beauty of the capital city of Sikkim with Thrillophilia’s exciting Gangtok tour packages. These economical packages are meticulously crafted by our experts so that you experience the best of Gangtok. Our packages are all inclusive of accommodation, breakfasts, local transfers, tours, activities and professional guides too. 

Situated in the eastern Himalayas, Gangtok is a mesmerizing destination that offers unparalleled natural beauty and a plethora of adventurous activities. North East tour packages from Thrillophilia include a visit to some popular attractions of Gangtok such as Tsomgo Lake, Nathu La Pass, Tashi Viewpoint, Seven Sister Waterfall, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Himalayan Zoological Park, Ranka Monastery, Do Drul Chorten and Flower Exhibition Center. This pristine hill station also offers breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the highest mountain peak in India and the third highest in the world. Also referred to as the ‘Land of Monasteries’, this is an ideal destination for a spiritual tour that is sure to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.  

If you are an adrenaline junkie then you have plenty of opportunities to try some fun and thrilling activities amidst the mountains. Thrillophilia’s Gangtok packages include some of the best adventure activities such as trekking, paragliding, skywalking, cycling, mountain biking, river rafting and cable riding. Include these activities in your packages to make your trip to Gangtok even more memorable and enjoyable. Another must try activity that you should not miss is a yak safari which is a fun and unique way to explore the mountains. 

On the other hand, if you are looking for a peaceful and soothing getaway then there are a number of beautiful monasteries in Gangtok for you to explore. Your spiritual trip to Gangtok is incomplete without visiting popular spiritual attractions such as Rumtek Monastery, Thakurbari Temple, Phodong Monastery, Hanuman Tok, Enchey Monastery, Tsuk La Khang Monastery and Pemayangtse Monastery. 

So, pack your bags and get ready to witness the enchanting beauty and serenity of the Himalayan mountains with Thrillophilia’s Gangtok tour packages.

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Best Time to Visit Gangtok:

Gangtok is an impressive hill station which offers unique experiences throughout the year. The ideal time of visiting Gangtok depends on the kind of experience you wish to have on your trip. 

1. Peak Season: You can book our Gangtok tour packages between the months of March and April which marks the spring season in Gangtok. During this time, the average temperature ranges between 11 degrees to 24 degrees celsius with pleasant weather conditions, mild temperatures and cool breezes. This is an ideal time for sightseeing as Gangtok looks surreal during spring with clear blue skies, lush green valleys and colorful flowers everywhere. You can also enjoy adventurous activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, cycling tours, boating, paragliding and trekking. 

2. Shoulder Season: Another great time to book your Gangtok travel package is during the summer season,starting from May to October. The average temperature during these months fluctuates between 16 degrees to 25 degrees celsius, offering warm sunny days and bright landscapes. If you are visiting Gangtok during summers, make sure to attend the popular International Flower festival which showcases flowers of various species, colors, sizes and shapes. This is the perfect time to try fun activities such as river rafting, helicopter ride, mountain biking and trekking. Carrying both warm winter clothes and light summer clothes along with a raincoat is essential, as you may experience rain and a drop in temperature in the month of June. 

3. Waning Season: To experience the chilly winters of the mountains, book your Gangtok tour packages between the months of November and February. Make sure to carry heavy woolen clothes as the temperature drops at 4 degrees to 7 degrees during this time. You may not get to witness snow in the city center of Gangtok, however, to experience snowfall, you can head towards the Nathula Pass or the Tsomgo Lake. Majority of the tourists visit Gangtok during these months to celebrate Christmas and New Year as the entire city comes alive with beautiful street lights, festive decorations, and bonfires.

How to Reach Gangtok:

Gangtok is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India which is easily accessible by air, rail and road. 

1. By Air: The fastest way to reach Gangtok is to book a direct flight to the Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal, the nearest one to your destination. Once you reach the airport, take a cab all the way to Gangtok, covering approximately 120 kms in 4 hours. Bagdogra is well-connected by air to other major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Guwahati and Chennai. You can easily get a flight from any of these cities with an average flight duration of 2-3 hours. 

2. By Rail: A convenient and economical way to reach Gangtok is by availing a train. The nearest railway station is the New Jalpaiguri Station from where you can take a cab to Gangtok which will take around 4 hours to cover the distance of 118 kms. You can easily get a train to New Jalpaiguri from major cities of India such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kochi and Chennai. 

3. By Road: If you love a road journey and do not have any time constraints then you can take a road trip all the way to Gangtok. You can easily start your road journey from nearby cities such as Kolkata, Murshidabad, Cooch Behar, Siliguri, or Darjeeling, and enjoy scenic views throughout the journey. All the roads towards Gangtok connect to Sevoke Road which further connects to NH10, taking you to your destination in Gangtok.

Places to Visit on Gangtok Trip:

Here are some of the best places to visit in Gangtok:

1. Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake is a popular tourist attraction in Gangtok which is situated at an elevation of 12,303 ft above sea level. Also known as the Changu Lake, the speciality of this gorgeous lake is that it changes color as per the season. Being surrounded by enormous mountain ranges, this is one of the most famous high altitude lakes in India, and without witnessing that your trip to Gangtok is incomplete. Admire some rare and beautiful flower species such as irises, primulas and yellow and blue poppies, and you can also enhance your experience by enjoying a fun yak or mule ride here. 

2. Nathula Pass

Thrillophilia’s Gangtok tour packages include a visit to the popular Nathula Pass, situated at an altitude of 14,450 ft above sea level on the Indo-Tibetan border. A well-known pass in the Himalayas links India and China and is among the world's highest drivable roads. You need a permit from the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department to enter this pass. One of the three open trading borders between India and China. In addition to its unspoiled natural splendor and awe-inspiring vistas of snow-covered peaks, this pass has been significant in the historical and geopolitical landscape of India.

3. Hanuman Tok

Situated at a height of 7,200 ft above sea level, Hanuman Tok holds major significance for the locals of Gangtok. Believed that this is where Lord Hanuman rested after returning from Lanka with Sanjeevani herbs to save Lord Laxman’s life. A temple was established here in the year 1968 after which it has been rigorously maintained by the Indian Army. Also believed is that this temple fulfills the wishes of its visitors, attracting a huge number of tourists as well as locals every year. Make sure to include Hanuman Tok in your Gangtok packages to witness its mesmerizing beauty, learn about its mythological significance, and seek blessings at this holy place. 

4. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Located in Deorali, Gangtok, the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, or NIT, was established in the year 1958, aiming to preserve the authentic Tibetan culture. A classic example of Sikkimese architecture consists of two libraries, a museum, and a research center. The Tibetan Library has a big collection of Tibetan texts and the main Library houses books on Buddhism and the Himalayas in English as well as various other languages. The museum displays rare Buddhist collections of thangkas, ritual objects, antiques, statues and manuscripts. The research center is entirely dedicated to Mahayana Buddhism, Buddhist history, religious art, languages, culture of Sikkim and the Himalayan regions. 

5. Flower Exhibition Center

Our Gangtok tour packages include a visit to the popular Flower Exhibition Center which houses over 4000 varieties of flowering plants. This exhibition is situated only a few minutes walk away from the city center, near the famous Ridge Park. In May, the Ridge Park hosts an annual flower show, flooding the entire area with blooms of different sizes, shapes and colors. This floral heaven will be a treat for your eyes as it is known to display one of the rarest and best quality flowers in the country. You will also get to witness a variety of exotic species of flowers here, such as Anthuriums, Chrysanthemum, Roses, Orchids, Tulips, Hydrangeas, Poppies, Celosia, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Gentians and Liliums. 

6. Do Drul Chorten

Make sure to include Do Drul Chorten in your Gangtok travel package as it is a major spiritual attraction in Gangtok. Also referred to as the Duddul Choedten, this giant stupa was built in 1946 by Trulshik Rinpoche, a teacher of the 14th Dalai Lama. This stupa is surrounded by a total of 108 prayer wheels, carved with sacred mantras which are believed to purify karma. As you enter the stupa, you will get to witness manuscripts, relics and statues, enhancing the overall beauty and charm of the place. You will also encounter a smaller stupa dedicated to Trulshik Rinpoch, two giant statues of Guru Padmasambhava, and mandala sets of Dorjee Rinpoche and Zurma mantras.

7. Himalayan Zoological Park

If you are a wildlife enthusiast then make sure to visit the popular Himalayan Zoological Park, located at an altitude of 1780 meters in Bulbulay. The purpose of this zoological park was to preserve the regional wildlife without disturbing their natural habitat. Established in 1991, this park is spread over an impressive area of 205 hectares, offering stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga. The Himalayan Zoological Park is the first ever zoological park of Sikkim, and it serves as an ideal destination for wildlife lovers, nature enthusiasts and photographers. You will get to witness a number of rare wildlife species such as Himalayan Black Bear, Goral, Himalayan Monal Pheasant, Crimson-horned Pheasant, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Red Panda and Himalayan Palm Civet. 

8. Ranka Monastery

Our Gangtok holiday packages also include a visit to Ranka Monastery which is commonly known as the Lingdum Monastery. Even though it is newly built, it is still a major tourist attraction in Gangtok as it is one of the most scenic and picturesque monasteries in all Sikkim. This is a 2-storey building which has a huge courtyard and several classrooms where young lamas learn all the Buddhist teachings. A soothing place where you can roam around freely, talk to the lamas as well as take pictures with them. 

9. MG Marg, Gangtok

MG Marg or the Mahatma Gandhi Marg is included in your Gangtok packages, it is the city center of Gangtok. As you enter the streets of MG Marg, you will get to witness ‘The Statue of Unity’ which comprises of statues of eminent figures like the Bhutia Chieftain Khye Bumsa, the Lepcha leader Thetong Tek along with his wife, Ngo-Kong-ngol. To promote a green environment, the government has made this a ‘no vehicle’ zone where only pedestrians are allowed. This place is nothing less than a paradise for shopping lovers as you can look for clothes, shoes, accessories, decorative items, and souvenirs here. 

10. Rumtek Monastery

Originally referred to as the Dharma Chakra Center, the Rumtek Monastery is one of the most visited and significant Gangtok tourist places. Founded by the 9th Karmapa Lama, Wangchuk Dorje, this marvelous monastery is also known to be one of the largest ones in Sikkim. Surrounded by lush green forest, the purpose of this monastery was to spread the teachings and values of Buddhism. As you enter the monastery, you will get to see a retreat center, a shrine, monastic college and institution of the Lay Community, a religious group. Additionally, you will also get to witness a golden stupa, various sculptures, scriptures, paintings, frescoes, murals, as well as several religious art objects representing the Buddhist religion and culture. 

Famous Food Items in Gangtok:

1. Thukpa: Thukpa is a famous Tibetan food which is a soupy noodle, often served with vegetables or chicken stew. This is a must try dish in Gangtok as it is a speciality of Sikkimese culture. 

2. Momo: Momo is a filled dumpling which is considered to be one of the most loved dishes in the world. Also known as Dim Sum, it is a healthy yet delicious flour dumplings stuffed with minced meat, vegetables and basic spices.

3. Phagshapa: Phagshapa is another immensely popular dish in Sikkim which is generally eaten with steamed rice. The main ingredient of this dish is pork which is mixed with different spices, chillies and oil. 

4. Sha Phaley: Also known as Shabhalep, this popular Tibetan dish is a semi-circular flour roll which is stuffed with meat and cabbage. Basically deep fried fritters resemble the shape of the popular Indian dessert 'Gujiya'.

5. Gundruk: Gundruk is a leafy green vegetable which is the staple food of Nepal. A healthy dish, which generally has a thin, soupy texture, is best served with steamed rice.

Things to Do on Gangtok Tour:

Here are some of the best things to do in Gangtok:

1. Go River Rafting on the Teesta River: Make your trip more exciting and thrilling by including river rafting in your Gangtok holiday packages. You will be provided with a raft, a safety jacket, and accompanied by an expert rafter to ensure your safety. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, try out this adventurous activity on the Teesta River which is the most significant river in the state of Sikkim. 

2. Yak Ride: If you are looking for a soothing yet fun activity then you can include a yak safari in your Gangtok trip package. Yaks are often used as a means of transportation by the locals which turns out to be an exotic and fun experience for the tourists. These calm and gentle animals are decorated with colorful clothes and ribbons by their trainers who also guide the Yak ride. 

3. Cable Ride: Thrillophilia’s Gangtok packages include a fun cable car ride so that you can witness the astounding beauty of the city from a bird’s view. The ropeway is around 1 km long and includes three stations, namely, Deorali, Namnang and Tashiling. You can get down on any of these stations as per your itinerary or even take a two-way ride in one single ticket.  

4. Paragliding: If you are a thrill seeker then you have to try out paragliding in the mountains which will be the perfect choice to make your trip more adventurous and exciting. Fly close to the peaks, breathe in fresh mountain air and witness breathtaking panoramic views of Gangtok and the surrounding mountain ranges. Before your flight, you will be given a short safety-briefing, and during your journey you will be accompanied by a trained paragliding pilot to ensure your safety. 

5. Trekking: Trekking is a must-try activity in the mountains which allows you to explore the forests, feel closer to nature, spot wildlife and rare species of flowers and plants. Our Gangtok tour packages offer one of the best treks, known as the Goecha La Trek which reaches the height of 16,207 ft above sea level, covering approximately 90 kms. 

6. Take a Cycling Tour: Grab a cycle and embark on an adventurous journey to explore the mesmerizing and gigantic hills of Gangtok. Feel the cool breezes and witness breathtaking views as you ride through the mountains to reach the top. Starting from Sillery Gaon, this journey takes you on an exploration of the popular Silk Route where you can camp as well as enjoy sightseeing.

7. Explore Enchanting Lakes: One of the most enchanting lakes in Gangtok is the famous Tsomgo Lake which is situated at an elevation of 12,303 ft above sea level. This attractive lake is one of the most beautiful high altitude lakes in India which can be reached by a fun yak safari. Apart from this, there are other popular lakes in Gangtok that should not be missed such as Khecheopalri Lake, Gurudongmar Lake, Bidan Chu Lake and the Cholamu Lake. 

8. Visit the Pelling Skywalk: Pelling is a spectacular town which offers the thrilling experience of skywalking on a glass floor, situated at an elevation of 7,200 ft above sea level. Include this adventurous activity in your Gangtok packages to witness magnificent panoramic views of lush green valleys, monasteries, snow-capped mountains, stunning waterfalls and the serene Teesta River.

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Why is Gangtok famous?

Gangtok is a popular and one of the most visited hill stations in India which is renowned for offering astounding views of Mount Kanchenjunga. It is also famous for its unspoilt natural beauty, along with the warm local culture and welcoming nature of the people. This is an ideal destination for photographers, nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, thrill seekers as well as for those who are looking for a peaceful and spiritual getaway.

How many days are required for a Gangtok tour?

Book your Gangtok holiday packages for a minimum of 3-4 days so that you can comfortably enjoy your trip without any rush. During these days, make sure to visit the popular attractions of the city such as the Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Hanuman Tok, Rumtek Monastery, Ranka Monastery, Himalayan Zoological Park and Tashi Viewpoint. If you are an adrenaline junkie then do not forget to try out fun activities offered here such as mountain biking, river rafting, paragliding, skywalking, rock climbing and trekking. 

How much does a Gangtok trip cost?

Thrillophilia’s Gangtok packages are extremely pocket friendly and start from as low as 9,500 INR, per person, for a 4-5 day trip. These well-curated packages are all inclusive of accommodation, breakfast, local transportation, tours, activities and professional guides. You can also customize your own package and add attractions and activities in your itinerary as per your preferences.

What can you see in Gangtok in 4 days?

It is advisable to plan a trip to Gangtok for a minimum of 4- days so that you can comfortably cover the major attractions and activities without any rush. Our Gangtok tour packages for 4 days include a visit to Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Hanuman Tok, Ranka Monastery, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, MG Marg, Himalayan Zoological Park, Rumtek Monastery and Do Drul Chorten in their itineraries. 

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How many days are enough for the Gangtok trip?

For a proper Gangtok trip, a duration of 5 to 7 days is generally recommended. This time-frame provides ample time to explore the city's attractions, delve into its cultural richness, and venture on day trips to nearby destinations. Visitors can also experience the serene Himalayan ambiance without feeling rushed.

Is Gangtok safe for tourists?

Gangtok is considered to be one of the safest tourist destinations in all of India which is known to have friendly and welcoming locals. This destination is also safe for solo female travelers, as it has an extremely low crime rate. However, it is always advisable to stay cautious of your belongings, and be aware of the surroundings. Maintain social decency and public decorum to avoid any unwanted inconveniences.

How to plan a Gangtok tour from India?

The first and the foremost thing to do while planning a trip to Gangtok is to settle on a budget. Once you have finalized your budget, you can now sort out the duration of your trip, the attractions you wish to visit and the activities you need to do. Once you are done with your planning, you can simply browse through the various Gangtok packages and select the one that suits you the best. 

What is the best time for a Gangtok trip?

Although this destination can be visited all round the year, one of the most ideal times to book your Gangtok trip package is between the months of March and April, during the spring season. This season welcomes its visitors with pleasant weather, soft sunny days, lush green valleys and long stretches of colorful flowers. You can comfortably enjoy your trip during this period as the average temperature ranges between 11 degrees to 24 degrees celsius, offering the perfect climate and weather conditions for sightseeing.

Can we see snow in Gangtok?

Although it might get extremely chilly during winters, it almost never snows in Gangtok. However, you can head towards higher altitude places like Nathula Pass and the Tsomgo Lake to witness serene landscapes filled with snow. These places get covered with a thick layer of snow between the months of December and February, turning the lush green landscape into a winter wonderland.

Is there less oxygen in Gangtok?

Even though there is comparatively less oxygen in Gangtok than the plain lands, you should still be able to breathe comfortably as the air is pollution free. However, if you have prior breathing issues, you may find it difficult to breathe in the higher altitude places like the Nathula Pass or the Tsomgo Lake. At any point, if you are unable to breathe, do not go higher and stop right away to inform your guide or take assistance from the locals. For safety, carry a portable oxygen cylinder, popcorns, camphor, or other medicines that can ease your health.

Can I do mountain biking in Gangtok? Which are the best routes to take?

From a duration as short as 4 days to full-fledged 15 days legit trekking expeditions, Gangtok offers all the thrills of this amazing sport. Most trails are carved out to help enthusiasts experience the best of the forests, monasteries, stupas, chortens, rivers, waterfalls, villages, and biodiversity. These experiences can’t be enjoyed in regular life and thus must be tried by every sport lover or thrill seeker at least once. Some of the best route to go mountain biking in Gangtok are-

  1. Gangtok to Rumtek to Sang to Sirwani to Temi to Damthang to Rabong to Kewzing to Tashiding to Yusum to Pelling to Dentam to Rinchenpong to Soreng to Sombaria to Jorthang to Namchi to Rangpo.
  2. Gangtok to Phodong to Rangrang to Dikchu Makha to Sirwani to Temi.
  3. Gangtok- Rumtek to Sangh to Sirwani to Temi to Namchi to Jorethang to Melli

How far is Cherrapunji from Gangtok?

Situated in the state of Meghalaya, Cherrapunji is located at a distance of approximately 662 kms from Gangtok. If you wish to take a flight then you will need to take a taxi to Bagdogra Airport, fly to Umroi Airport in Shillong and then again take a taxi to Cherrapunji. Similarly for the train, you will need to reach New Jalpaiguri first, take a train to Guwahati railway station, and then a taxi or bus to your desired destination.

Which are the best sites for adventure activities in Gangtok?

Along with a number of sightseeing attractions in Gangtok, travellers can choose to engage in a few adventure activities to pump up their adrenaline rush as well. Some of the best sites for adventure activities in Gangtok are-

  1. Cable ride over Gangtok city, start at Deorali.
  2. River rafting in river Teesta
  3. Yak Safari to the Pristine Tsomgo Lake
  4. Paragliding in Khel Gaon

Which are the top attractions for a sightseeing tour in Gangtok?

Gangtok is truly a beautiful place that is kept well maintained. It has abundance of natural beauty and has various natural attractions that keep tourists coming back each year. Some of these top attractions for a sightseeing tour in Gangtok are-

  1. MG Road
  2. Nathula Pass
  3. Rumtek Monastery
  4. Ganesh Tok
  5. Tsongmo Lake
  6. Ban Jhakri Falls
  7. Kanchenjunga
  8. Town of Mangan
  9. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
  10. Tinkitam
  11. Do Drul Chorten
  12. Enchey Monastery

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