During our annual trip with friends, we always make it a point to decide the destination for the next year. Sikkim has been shortlisted too many times, but it was only now that we could plan a trip. So come November and we are going to experience the snow capped mountains while we conquer the treacherous terrain.
With natural beauty putting every other place to shame, Sikkim is one place you should visit once in your life, if not more. East Sikkim hosts popular tourist attractions like Tsongmo Lake and Nathu La pass; North Sikkim is home to Yumthang Valley and the famous Gurudongmar Lake, a portion of which never freezes, throughout the year.
There are a few precautions that you need to take before planning a visit to destination at high altitudes. Our experience from Leh comes handy and we are already prepping up! Physical fitness is top priority and walks/jogs everyday are must to prep your body for the hyper activity. Making a list of medicines and keeping them handy helps. Eat less, drink more water are the suggestions (we cant really stick to the first part though!).
The next step was the itinerary, the toughest part is the planning, execution seems to be an easy task! A friend who visited Sikkim was kind enough to help us decide the places, and mean enough to repeatedly show the breathtaking photographs to tease us! With his inputs and the absolutely user friendly interface at Goomo, a new player in the OTA, the humongous task of planning the trip began 🙂
We generally don’t prefer taking packages because they bind you with a schedule. So the research began with selecting flights and hotels for the destination. Goomo was the obvious choice for flights because it gave us a flight price of approx 1000 less than the other players in the market. Hotels were next, and we found that most hotels in the hotels section of Goomo were very good and moreover, Goomo offered a 10% cashback 🙂
After doing a lot of research on the places to be visited and the intricacies involved, we decided to give the holidays section on Goomo a go, for planning everything ourselves was becoming a pain. Talking about packages, there is a wide variety, ranging from short trips showing the highlights of Sikkim to long trips, which will take you to the hidden treasures of the area. Discover Eastern Himalayas from the Sikkim Tour Packages was our choice, given the number of days we had in hand and that it was taking care of everything!
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