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suggestions for what to do for 8 days in Gangtok

by vpas Online Now Mar 7, 2012 at 4:27 AM

We are booked into Club Mahindra for 4 nights in May, we have another 4 nights for which we do not have booking.Any suggestions on where we can stay and what we can do on those days?We want to do some walking/hiking, not to tedious, but easy ones, see nice scenery and enjoy good local vegetarian food. Any home stays that you can recommend? Any suggestions are welcome.Thank you.


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    Re: suggestions for what to do for 8 days in Gangtok

    by anilpradhanshillong Online Now Mar 7, 2012 at 5:42 AM

    1. Leisurely stroll along main market. It's totally pedestrianised.

    2. Enchey Monastry. Revered monastry.

    3. Directorate of Handloom & Handicraft for lovely carpets but expensive.

    4. Gangtok Ropeway.

    5. Tashi Viewpoint (6,100 ft.).

    6. Hanuman Tok (7,000 ft.).

    7. Ganesh Tok (6,100 ft.).

    8. Bakthang Waterfalls.

    9. Rumtek Monastry (24 kms. before reaching Gangtok).

    10. Tsomgo Lake - (38 kms. Go very early to avoid rush of tourist). Avail a yak ride/safari.

    11. Nathula Pass - (14,450 ft. 56 kms. Need Tourism Deptt./Army permission. Only Indian National allowed and that too, only from Wednesdays to Sundays).

    12. Plenty of Adventure Tourism available.

    13. Village Tourism available.

    14. Check out www.sikkimtourism.travel.

    15. Buys: Tibetan-made woollies & jackets; organic tea leaves; bright school bags made of woven cloth; shawls & stoles; Tibetan & Nepali music; Dansberg beer belonging to Bollywood actor Danny Denzongpa; 'churpi' - hard & soft variety, made from yak's milk - real yummy ;-)

    16. Beware of shops selling *ancient* Buddha figures and other assorted Tibetan religious artifacts.

    17. If interested in photographing Mt. Khang-chen-Dzonga & Mt. Siniolchu, get up very early, pray for a clear day and head for Tashi Viewpoint. The peaks turn red and then golden as the first rays of the sun illuminates them. Much better than the sunrise from Tiger Hill, Darjeeling. If you look closely at Mt. Khang-chen-Dzonga, you may make out the sleeping posture of Lord Buddha with fingers clasped over the waist. The rounded mount is the head and the sharp portuberance is the feet.

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  • Re: suggestions for what to do for 8 days in Gangtok

    by mps-blore Online Now Apr 5, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    There are lots of things to do in and around gangtok. You should look at north sikkim as that is the best part of sikkim. CHeck out pics and decide for yourself
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