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Gangtok Lachen Lachung Pelling Darjeeling Tour  Itinerary 

 

 

Gangtok Lachen Lachung Pelling Darjeeling Tour  Itinerary - 11 Nights / 12 Days – Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) - Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri -  Kalimpong (01 Night) - Gangtok (03  Nights) - Lachen (01 Night) - Lachung (01 Night) - Gangtok (01 Night) - Pelling (02 Nights) - Darjeeling (02 Nights) - Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri
 

Day – 01 –  Arrival and Transfer to Kalimpong - 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 Kalimpong - (100 Kilometers, 2 ½ - 3 hours) - Check in Hotel at Kalimpong – It is a quieter destination - Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas at an elevation of 1243 meters / 4078 feet, it is a Hill Station buzzing with fun, frolic and offers spectacular views – Check into Hotel - Over night stay at Kalimpong – Evening free to stroll around Kalimpong bazaar for shopping of handicrafts and relics - Over night stay at Hotel  in Kalimpong.

Day - 02 –   Kalimpong Sightseeing & Transfer to Gangtok - Early morning to breakfast and drive to Gangtok - (114 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours) – On the way visit Dello – Forwarding journey to Gangtok - Check in to hotel – A perfect destination for tourist in search of enchantment, tranquility, trekking or any other adventure – A neat city and the hub of all tourist activity originates from Gangtok - Land of monastery, mystic rituals / festivals – It is situated at an elevation of 1,437 meters / 4,715 feet is the most often visited spot of India for its rare Orchids and Butterflies – Half Day Sight Seeing to Rumtek Monastery (Optional) - Evening free to stroll to M.G.Marg - Over night stay at hotel in Gangtok

Day – 03 – Gangtok Local Sight Seeing  –  Morning breakfast - After breakfast drive for the  city tour of Gangtok – Sightseeing will be for full day hence the drive will be bit fast from each point –  It is not possible to visit all the places hence some of the important places are selected for the guest – 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, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Ranka / Rumtek Monastery and Tashi View point are some 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 -  04  – Excursion to Changu / Tsomgo Lake -  Nathu La  (Optional) - Early morning breakfast – Permits are made one day prior to visit - This is nearly 48 kilometers drive and takes nearly 2 hours - Visit to Tsomgo / Changu Lake and Baba Mandir, cool, serene water and the picturesque beauty – Tsomgo lake is one of the holy lake of the region - A temple of Lord Shiva is built on the lakeside - Primula flowers and other alpine plantation provide an immaculate beauty to this place - Till April it is full of snow and lay frozen – (Nathu La Pass visit has to be arranged the previous Night when Voters ID card will be asked for – Nathu La Pass once booked the amount is not refunded even if the trip get cancelled - Nathula Pass supplement of INR 2500 - INR 4000 /- has to be paid on the spot as it is not included in the final costing) - Back to hotel for lunch or lunch on the way – The rest of the day is free - Evening one is free to stroll around M G Road or the Local Market - 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 Gangtok -  128 kilometers and is 5 - 6 hours drive - Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall)  - Over Night stay at Gangtok

Day  - 08 - Transfer to Pelling - Morning breakfast and check out of the hotel to proceed to Pelling - A drive of nearly 130 kilometers – 3 ½ - 4 hours drive - Pelling is situated at an altitude of 2072 meters / 6800 feet - On a clear day guest can get a clear view of Himalayan range with snow capped mount Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Khangchendzonga, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Sinolchu etc - It is one of the exotic settlement with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids, historical sites, short trek routes and wildlife – Its botanical and zoological richness is inspiring and the scenic view from the top of the ridge across deep valley to the heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be seen to be believed - Yuksom, Ravangla, Rinchenpong and Namchi are some of the tourist spot nearby – Check into hotel - Evening free to roam around the small settlement - Over Night stay at Pelling

Day – 09 - Pelling Local sightseeing - After breakfast at hotel – Drive for Full Day Sight Seeing - The routes are forested and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring. Places of visit are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake, it is one of the holy Buddhist lake and it is believed that any wish in front of the lake comes true - Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird and thus the water surface is always free of leaves, Kechopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga water Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins, the scenic view from the top of the ruin to the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around the helipad or Shopping center - Over Night stay at Pelling

Day - 10 - Transfer to Darjeeling - Early Morning breakfast - Next the driver will assist you for the forwarding journey to  Darjeeling  (125 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours) – Darjeeling - 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 -​ 11  –  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 -​ 12 - Departure to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) (Optional via Mirik) - Drive to Siliguri, on the way to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) (120 kilometers, 2 ½ - 3 hours) - Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to  It’s a two hours drive - Mirik is a quiet town between Siliguri and Darjeeling noted for its secluded charm, Beautiful Tea Gardens, Samendu Lake, Orange Orchards, Cardamom Plantation and its pleasant Climate – Halt at Seemana for view  – One will travel through the best Tea estate of the world – Drive to  Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) /Siliguri - 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.
Lachung 
 

Yumthang Valley & Hot Spring.

Optional sightseeing with additional cost
 

Zero Point (Yumesumdong)

Lachen
 

Gurudongmar Lake

Optional sightseeing with additional cost
 
Chopta Valley, Valley Thangu

               

 

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