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Darjeeling - Gangtok - North Sikkim Tour of 08 Nights & 09 Days

 

Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) – 08 Nights & 09 Days - Darjeeling  (02 Night) - Gangtok (02 Nights) - Lachen (01 Night) - Lachung (02 Night) - Gangtok (01 Night) - Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP)

Day - 01 – Arrival at  Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) and Transfer to Darjeeling - You will be received by our official at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) – He will assist you for the forwarding journey to Darjeeling (100 Kilometers, 3 – 3 ½ hours) - At an elevation of 2123 meters / 70001 feet, the land of breathtaking beauty, amidst rolling tea gardens, crowned by the majestic Himalayas popularly known as the Queen of the hills - Jewel in the crown of the Eastern Himalayas with mesmerizing beauty offers spectacular views of the Mount Everest, Mount Kanchendzonga and the rest of spectacular Himalayan range. Check in to hotel – Stroll to Mall / shrubbery Park - Over night stay at hotel in Darjeeling

Day – 02 –  Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing  – Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for breakfast - After breakfast next round of sightseeing - Half  Day city  tour includes  Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday),  Ropeway, Tensing   Gumpo  Rock, Tibetan  Refugee Self  Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday  Closed), Peace Pagoda – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area -  Overnight stay at Darjeeling

Day – 03 – Transfer to Gangtok – Early morning breakfast – Driver will report with vehicle early morning after breakfast for Gangtok Transfer – Approximately 130 Kilometers i.e. drive of nearly 03 hours to – 03 ½ hours – He will drive guest to Gangtok along the River Teesta via Peshok  - Gangtok the capital of Sikkim Suits all from tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at an height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India - It is one of the most beautiful town with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and butterflies -  Check into hotel & freshen up  – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center or visit any of the discotheque in central Gangtok - Over Night stay at Gangtok

Day - 04 – Gangtok Local Sight Seeing (Full Day) –  Early morning breakfast - After breakfast drive for the  city tour of Gangtok – Sight seeing will be for full day hence the drive will be bit fast from each point – Guest are require to maintain the time with the driver - Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, Rumtek Monastery, one of the finest monastery where his holy Dalai Lama stayed for some time – Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Ban Jhakri Falls, Ranka Monastery and Tashi View point are somje more places of tourist interest – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center or visit any of the discotheque in central Gangtok - Over Night stay at Gangtok

Day - 05 – Transfer to Lachen from Gangtok - Early morning breakfast – Drive 135 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours drive - Chungthang is 96 kilometers from Gangtok – Lunch at Chungthang – Lachen is 35 kilometers from Chungthang Reach Lachen late afternoon / early evening - The snow capped peaks, the Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Thangu are the major attraction – It’s a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling snow peak mountains and the starting point of Green Lake Trek – In fact the village cradled between stern, tall rock faces standing like guards – A hamlet with very few people – It almost like this town is hidden from the outside – Like a Shangri - La – Check into a hotel - Welcome Tea – Evening free to stroll and visit the Lepcha Village – Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen

Day - 06 – Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Transfer to Lachung -  Early morning breakfast – Visit to Gurudongmar Lake 55 kilometers, 2 ½  - 3 ½  hours drive - A valley at an altitude of 11, 800 feet through which Lachen Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to April or even more is known as the Holy / Sacred Lake - Next drive through the cold desert till Tibet / China back to Resort for Lunch – After lunch drive to Lachung - The region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest with Chopta Valley and Thangu are the other places of interest - Back to hotel for lunch -  After lunch proceed to Lachung – Nearly 50 kilometers and two hours drive – Check into hotel at Lachung -  Evening free to visit Lachung Monastery - Overnight stay at Hotel at Lachung

Day – 07 – Sight Seeing at Yumthang - Early morning breakfast – After  breakfast  drive towards  Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly  11800 feet – 26 kilometers and 1 ½ hours drive - On the way back one  can visit  the famous  hot  spring which is known for its curative properties of skin diseases - Yumthang  is a  valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded  by  mountains where  the  tree line  ends - In spring the  valley  erupts  in riots  of  colors as Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow covered valley except in autumn - During winter Yumthang is somber  with snow all around and the snow clad mountains adding to the beauty - Return to Lachung - Evening free to stroll up to Lachung monastery and the Lepcha village – Night halt at Lachung

Day – 08 – Lachung Sight Seeing (optional) and Transfer to Gangtok – Early morning breakfast - After breakfast leave for Yumeysomdong or Katao as per the program or drive to Gangtok after breakfast  - Yumeysomdong is a large  valley  surrounded  by  mountains and Katao  is a snow clad peak close to Lachung – The scenic beauty of both are nice – Return journey to Gangtok is 125 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours – Lunch on the way – If the weather is good and sky is  clear  one can  get  to see the Himalayan range - The location on the way offers  majestic  view of mount Pandim, mount Kabru, mount Simvo, mount Jopuno, mount Khanchendzonga, mount Sinolchu and other peaks and the road side is wooded Rhododendron forest generally blooms during spring -  Back to Gangtok - Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Gangtok

Day - 09 – Departure transfer to ​New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) – Gangtok to Siliguri – Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Nearly 135 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours drive – The drive will be along the river Teesta and a stop at Rangpo or Chitrey for refreshment is advisable -  Guest are advised to start early and not to rush - Forwarding Journey

 

Sightseeing Options

 
Darjeeling
  • 03 points include Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop (3 hrs trip start at 04.00 a.m. to 7.00a.m)
  • 07 points include Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Centre, Tea Estate (outer view), Ava art Gallery and Japanese temple, Peace Pagoda (4 hrs from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs).
Optional sightseeing with additional cost
  • Mirik Lake (Included in 3 Nts Darjeeling pacakge), Nepal Border & Pasupati Market (Nepal)
  • Rock Garden (04 hrs approx) (4 hrs from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs or 14.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs)
  • Cable Car, Joy ride in toy train cost Rs 350 per ticket & Rs 500 for vehicle (Hotel – station – Hotel transfer)
Gangtok
  • Half Day include Banzakhri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology. (Timing : 09.00 hrs to 13.00 hrs) Full Day include Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok & Hanuman Tok, Ranka Monastery, Banjakhri Falls, Cottage Industry, Dro-dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and Handicraft Centre. (Timing : 09.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs).
  • Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full day trip from 08.00a.m. to 03.00 p.m.)
Optional sightseeing with additional cost 
  • 03 points include Tashi view point, Ganesh Tak & Hanuman Tak (not covered in any of the Itinerary)
  • Saramsa Garden, Smile Land Amusement Park. Rumtek Monastery & Lingdum Monastery , Nathula Pass (Indo-China Border) opens only on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & sun (if permit is available) , Aritar Lake.Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse & Chardham. Enchey Monastery, Cable Car (Rope way) & Zoo. 
Pelling
  • 1st Half tour - Darap village, Khangchendzonga water falls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi water Falls & Khachoedpalri Lake (09.00 hrs to 12.30 hrs) 2nd Half tour - Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Halipad Ground. (13.30 hrs to 17.00 hrs)
 
Optional sightseeing with additional cost
 
  • 2nd Half tour - Changey Waterfalls, Dentam Valley, Singshore Bridge. Excursion to Yuksom for full day. In Yuksom you can visit Tashi Namgyel Stone & Dubdi Monastery by walking. Ravangla & Namchi full day tour - Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse, Ralang Monastery, Borong Monastery & Chardham. In Pelling one has to go by walk for Rabdantse & Sangacholing monastery.
Kalimpong
 
  • Full day tour covering Mangal Dham, Hanuman Top, Dello Hill, Pine View Nursery, Dr. Grahams Home, Nature interpretation center, Golf course, Denzong parli Buddhist monastery, Kali Temple and Zelepla View point.
Optional sightseeing with additional cost
  • Lava & Lolegaon (7 hours approx, start from 8.00 hours to 1600 hours). Pedong
  • Science City White River Rafting in Teesta River.
Lachen
 
  • Gurudongmar Lake 
Optional sightseeing with additional cost
  • Chopta Valley
  • Thangu
Lachung
  • Yumthang Lake & Hot Water Spring
Optional sightseeing with supplement cost
  • Yumesamdong (Zero Point)
  • Katao (Officially not Possible)

 

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