6N/7D
Duration
Car, High Altitude, Sightseeing, Walk
Tour Type
Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong, Lachen, Lachung
Location

Darjeeling 3N        Kalimpong 1N       Lachen 1N          Lachung 1N           Gangtok 4N

The Himalayan state of Sikkim is beatified miniature bridge between the modernity and the tradition. The land of Himalayan attracts tourists around the globe. We in this tour out a complete essence of the Eastern Himalayas, We start from Darjeeling and reach up-till Gurdongmar Lake this highest tourist point of Sikkim, as we climb the mountains we see how various traditions and cultures have come together to make the Himalayas what it is today.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bagdogra International Airport/ New Jalpaiguri Station
DURATION 11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS
INCLUDED
Homestay Accommodation All Cab Services
All Sightseeing and Driver Charges  Breakfast
NOT INCLUDED
Parking and Toll Charges
Travel/Medical Insurance

 

Additional information

StaysHomestays, Hotels
Day 1

New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) – Darjeeling

Meet and Greet on arrival and transfer to Darjeeling via Kurseong. In Kurseong, guests can stopover for a while for a cup of tea at Kurseong Tourist Lodge. From here we drive further to Darjeeling. After arrival in Darjeeling, the guest is welcomed by the host, following which the rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.

Day 2

In Darjeeling - The Darjeeling Heritage Walk

Today we start for a half day walking tour of Darjeeling city where we bring out the essence of the rich colonial era of Darjeeling and see how different ethnicities have come together to build Darjeeling the town, it is today.

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Day 3

In Darjeeling - Local Sightseeing (4:00AM to 4:00PM)

Early Morning at 04:00 AM we visit Tiger Hill, famous for sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga. On our way back, we visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. From here we return to the homestay for breakfast. After breakfast, we visit The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetans Refuge Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway, Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda. After the tour, we return to the homestay.

Day 4

Darjeeling to Kalimpong & Village Walk

After breakfast, we say our goodbye to the host in Darjeeling and transfer to Kalimpong. En route, guests can briefly stopover at the Teesta View Point and the iconic Coronation Bridge. After arrival in Kalimpong, we are welcomed by the host in the homestay, following which the guest may choose to go for a Village/Forest walk or spent the day at leisure. Overnight in Kalimpong.

Day 5

Kalimpong Sightseeing

After breakfast at the homestay, we go out for a tour of Kalimpong, where the natural beauty and the freshness soothes you, first we visit, The Dello Park, where the guest may choose to Para Gliding, moving further we visit Golf Course, Mangal Dham, Pine View Nursery, visit the Durpin Dara where we enjoy the beautiful cinchona plantations.

(At Dello Park guest may choose to do Paragliding)

Day 6

Transfer to Gangtok - The Capital of Sikkim

After breakfast at the homestay, we say our goodbye to the host in Kalimpong, and move on to Gangtok- the Capital of the state of Sikkim, and reach by afternoon, where we are welcomed by the host and we have lunch. Evenings can be spent in MG marg which is the main touristic street of Gangtok. If you reach early guest can also enjoy the Ropeway.

(Pick up and drop from MG Marg can be arranged by the homestay  – At extra cost)

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Day 7

In Gangtok - Local Sightseeing 9AM - 4PM

After breakfast we start a leisurely tour of Gangtok town covering Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Ban Jhakri Falls, Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sunday and Govt. holidays), Do Drul Chorten, Handicraft Emporium, (closed on Sunday and Govt. holidays) and Flower Show. After the tour, we return to the homestay following which the rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 8

Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir (7:30AM to 4:00PM)

Today we go on an excursion drive to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir. Tsomgo Lake also known as Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district, some 40 kilometers (25 mi) from the capital Gangtok. The lake is surrounded by steep mountains which are covered with snow during winter. During summer the snow cover melts and forms the source for the lake. From here we drive further to Baba Mandir. Baba Mandir is a shrine built in honor of Major “Baba” Harbhajan Singh who died in 1968. Many believe that his spirit protects every soldier in the inhospitable high-altitude terrain of the Eastern Himalayas. After the tour, we return to our homestay in Gangtok (Vehicle Service Ends). Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 9

Transfer Gangtok to Lachen (129KM - 6 Hours)

After breakfast, we transfer from Gangtok to Lachen (8,700 ft.), North Sikkim. On the way take a break for some beautiful spots which are worth seeing and visiting like Naga Waterfall, The Confluence of Lachen Chu (River) & Lachung Chu (River) at Chungthang and Bhim Nala Waterfall. Lunch can be had at Mangan. After arrival in Lachen, we are welcomed in the homestay following which the rest of the day can be spent at leisure or resting.

Day 10

Excursion to Thangu Valley/Gurudongmar Lake- Transfer to Lachung

We leave for Gurudongmar Lake/Thangu Valley early in the morning at 3:30 AM. Breakfast can be had at a local cafe in Thangu. After breakfast, we drive further to the pristine freshwater lake/ or the beautiful snow-covered peaks of the Thangu Valley. After the tour, we return to homestay in Lachen for lunch. Post lunch we transfer to Lachung. Overnight in Lachung

Day 11

Excursion to Yungthang Valley - Transfer to Gangtok

After an early breakfast, we depart early to visit Yumthang Valley. Yumthang Valley, popularly known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’ is a nature sanctuary with a river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. After the tour, we move forward to our homestay in Gangtok. Overnight in Gangtok

Day 12

Drop to New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport

After Breakfast, the guests are free to walk across the open areas and reflect upon the tour, after which the guest is free to do packing and say goodbye to the host and would be dropped to IXB/NJP

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