The Magical Himalayas - Sikkim-Darjeeling
The Magical Himalayas
09 Nights / 10 Days (Kalimpong 01 NT /Gangtok 03 NTS / Lachung 01 NT / Pelling 02 NTS / Darjeeling 02 NTS)
DAY - 01 ARRIVAL NJP STATION / BAGDOGRA (IXB) AIRPORT - KALIMPONG
On arrival at NJP Station / IXB Airport you will be welcomed by our tour executive who will assist you to board your vehicle for Kalimpong (85 Kms / 3 Hrs) better known for its picturesque location and it is also home of rare Himalayan Orchid nurseries. . Evening free for relaxation. Night stay at Hotel.
DAY - 02 KALIMPONG (CITY TOUR & TRANSFER) - GANGTOK
After breakfast visit the ridge tops for spectacular views from Deolo & Rinkingpong (Durpin Dara) hills. Visit local monasteries (especially Zongdogpaldri Monastery) and stroll around the town. If time permits, we will also take a peek inside the Dr. Grahams Homes' campus.
After breakfast proceed Gangtok "the capital city of Sikkim" (130 Kms / 4 Hrs). Evening free to take a walk around MG Road. Night stay at Hotel.
DAY - 03 GANGTOK - TSHANGU LAKE EXCURTION
After breakfast in the morning proceed for a full day excursion to Tshangu Lake - situated at a height of 12400Ft (43Kms / 3Hrs), with an average depth of 50 ft. Spend a few blissful hours gazing at the absolute perfection of natural beauty at the Tashangu Lake and surrounding scenic views. Back to Gangtok and Night stay at Hotel.
DAY - 04 GANGTOK - LACHUNG (TRANSFER)
After breakfast drive to Lachung (125 Kms / 06 hours) Due to its natural beauty and unmatched mountain scenery it is regarded as the "Switzerland of East". En route visit Tashi view point, Kabi Longtsok, Seven sister's water fall Singhik view point followed by Lunch. Evening free to take a walk around. Night stay at Hotel. Night Stay at Hotel.
DAY - 05 LACHUNG - (YUMTHANG VALLEY EXCURTION & TRANSFER) - GANGTOK
After breakfast proceed to half day excurtion to Yumthang "the valley flower" (25 Kms / 1.5 Hrs). On the way back visit Hot Spring and Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Afternoon transfer to Gangtok. On the way, see Bhim Nala water fall & Twin water fall. Night stay at Hotel.
DAY - 06 GANGTOK - (CITY TOUR & TRNASFER) - PELLING
After breakfast go for a half day sightseeing covering Rumtek Monastery OR Jhakri Water Falls along with Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom & Enchey Monastery.
Afternoon drive through picturesque rural scenes and villages to Pelling (120 Kms / 5 Hrs). Night stay at Hotel.
DAY - 07 PELLING (SIGHT SEEING)
Wake up early morning to see Mt.Kanchendzonga right in front of you (weather permitting).After breakfast drive to Yuksom (the rist capital of Sikkim Chogyal Kings), en-route visiting Khecheopalri Lake also known as the wishing lake. This unusually tranquil Khecheopalri Lake is surrounded by blooming forest and is considered as one of the sacred lakes of Sikkim both by the Buddhist and the Hindus. Evening Back to Pelling. Night stay at Hotel.
Later visit Tashidhing monastery one of the oldest (early 17th Century AD) and holiest monasteries in Sikkim.
DAY - 08 PELLING - DARJEELING (TRANSFER)
After breakfast proceed to Darjeeling (125 Kms / 5 Hrs). Evening free for window shopping or walking tour at famous mall road. Night stay at Hotel.
DAY - 09 DARJEELING (SUNRISE VIEW & CITY TOUR)
This morning, get up early to visit Tiger Hill to witness a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Ranges like Kanchandzonga and Mount Everest. On a clear day, you can also see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. On your way back from tiger hill visit to Ghoom Monastery, this is the area's oldest Monastery, built in 1875 and Batasia Loop. Night stay at Hotel.
Return to your hotel for a breakfast and proceed for a city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Tea Estate(from outside). Night stay at Hotel.
DAY - 10 DEPART DARJEELING - NJP STATION / BAGDOGRA (IXB) AIRPORT
After breakfast departure transfer to the NJP Station / IXB Bagdogra airport (100 Kms / 3 hrs) in time to board your connected flight / trains.
- Accommodation on Twin/Double basis
- Meals includes Breakfast
- Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
- Toll & Parking charges
- Driver's Allowance
- Meet & Greet at Arrival Point - Pick-up & Drop
- All taxes
Meet-up Information/Reporting Point:
NJP Station / IXB Airport