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Hi

I am Planning to Visit Darjeeling with my wife from 19th December for 3 Days. Can you please suggest an Itinerary that would take us a place that would snow and i also, I am a photographer. Please suggest good spots.

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1. Re: Darjeeling

Though there is not gurranted snow At Darjeeling ,you may try sikkim tour.

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No guarantee of snow in Darjeeling. You might try going to Sandakhphu from Darjeeling or Tsomgo lake in Sikkim.

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you may get snow at Darjeeling Sandakpu or phalut but the temperature will be 0 digrii.

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Plan to visit darjeeling and sikkim in end December 2013....can we expect to see snow ..where?

will the weather be unbearable..pls suggest a itinerary for 7 days trip ex NJP.

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Hi Atm

I too think if you can change your trip to Sikkim it will be a good one compared to Darjeeling. That too if you can add 1 more night making it to total 4 nights than perfect. Its upto you buddy we can only suggest. For Sikkim Ideal 4 nights would be as follow.

Bagdorga / NJP - Gangtok

Gangtok : Day excursion to Tsomgo lake,baba mandir and Nathula pass

Gangtok-Lachen

Lachen- Gurudongmar lake –Gangtok

Gangtok to NJP / Bagdogra

If you cant make extend it than cut down Gurudongmar lake. Then

Bagdorga / NJP - Gangtok

Gangtok : Day excursion to Tsomgo lake,baba mandir and Nathula pass

Gangtok : Sightseeing day tour.

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Hi Kolkata Girl

For snow it will good if you head to Sikkim. Suggested itinerary for 7 days would be like this

NJP to Gangtok = Day 1

Gangtok : Tsomgo lake,Baba Mandir and Nathula pass = Day 2

Gangtok To Lachen = Day 3

Lachen to Lachung (Via Chopta Valley) = Day 4

Lachung – Yumthang - Gangtok = Day 5

Gangtok to Darjeeling = Day 6

Darjeeling to NJP = Day 7

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Thanks Sanchit for the suggested itinerary..but will the weather be unbearable ....too cold?

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Definitely it will be cold and night temperature will fall further comparatively than day. It can go to few degree minus also during snow time at few places. but it depends on you. If you can handle winter climate than it has its own charm. You have to take protective woolens along with you.

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Kolkatagirl ...

sanchit is right . I am also Suggest a different route ..please try ...

Day one - NJP to Reshi / Aritar . Overnight in the Banks of Reshiriver / Aritar .

Day Two - Aritar to Zuluk . overnight Zuluk .

Day five - wake up in the dawn . go to Sunrise point at Lungthung and Thambhi . You can witness a magnificent sunrise Over Mt. Kanchanjunga. Its a memorable watch . back to Zuluk . After breakfast start journey for Gangtok via old Baba Mandir , Kupup lake , Tsongmo lake . (you will definitely enjoy the route wuth ice and snowfall in the month of december .Overnight Gangtok .

Day 6 - Gangtok to Pelling . Overnight Pelling.

Day 7 - Pelling local sightseeing .

Day 8 Pelling to NJP / Bagdogra.

(This route is very Unique and very charming . only drawbacks except Aritar all accommodations are Home stays though its very good. )

Plan - 2

Day One - NJP to Kaluk .

Day two - Kaluk local sightseiing and reach Pelling afternoon .

Day three - Pelling Local sightseeing .

Day -4 - Pelling to gangtok via Ravangla .Overnight Gangtok .

Day - 5 Gangtok to Lachen . overnight Lachen

Day - 6 - Lachen to gurudongmer and back to Lachung .overnight lachung .

Day - 7 - Lachung to Yumthang zero point and Back to gangtok . Overnight Gangtok .

Day 8 - Gangto to NJP / Bagdogra .

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kolkatagirl1987

I would suggest to avoid North Sikkim (Lachen/Lachung) in winter. Because, the roads often gets blocked due to snowfall in winter. If you get stranded in midway, it will take long time to get through. Moreover, the package cost will not be refunded in such incidences. Hence, you may think of West and South Sikkim, Varsey is also a good place in winter.

Edited: 3:16 am, June 19, 2013