Darjeeling –  Must you be lured by the dazzling snow peaks of Kanchenjunga overlooking the hill town? And the beautiful tea gardens on the slopes of rolling hills, the orchids, pines & rhododendrons, the cute Himalayan toy train whistling its way through the mountains? And you want to combine all that with great sightseeing tours, food, shopping and other exciting activities. Right?
Yes, it’s all possible in Darjeeling, a gem of a place known for its youthful vibe combined with modern as well as colonial charm
Kalimpong – Kalimpong is a land of untold stories, with mild colonial charm and modern Nepali people it is the only city in this region which has been able to keep itself safe from over-commercialization. Kalimpong was a part of the Silk route and was able to attract many Englishman and Scottish missionaries to settle such as Dr. Gram Homes and British. Rev. W. Macfarlane. This ecological hotspot, one of only three among the Ecoregions of India has a rich variety of Flora and Fauna.

Gangtok the Capital of Sikkim, emerges through the clouds in the shadow of the mighty Kanchenjunga or Kangchendzonga. The mighty snow-capped Himalaya tower over this charming Capital City. The bazars of this Himalayan town offer the tourists an opportunity to mingle with smiling hill folk and Lamas with their play wheels. Gangtok and its surroundings are famous for exotic and colorful flowers particularly Rhododendron Orchids and Blue Poppies. Colorful festivals draw visitors, particularly the Tsechu dance held at the Rumtek Monastery and the Kagyat dance performed by Lamas and Buddhist Monks on a different occasion.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) -Siliguri
STAY LOCATION(S) LIVE AWAY HOME 1 – Darjeeling, Live Away Home – 1 – Kalimpong, Live Away Home  1 – Gangtok 
TYPE PREMIUM 
DURATION 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
INCLUDED
Breakfast and Dinner Local Sightseeing
Driver Charges Transportation in Premium Vehicle
NOT INCLUDED
Entry fees and tour guide
Air Fare

Optional Extras (Not included in the package – Billable only if guests wish to take the service)

Darjeeling Toy Train Ride: Rs. 1,500/- per ticket. Vehicle waiting charges @ Rs. 500 per vehicle additional.

1

Arrival

 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, host welcomes you to the homestay, following which the rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.

2

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. Overnight in Darjeeling.(Bonfire with Dinner – Overlooking Happy Valley Tea Estate and Darjeeling city.)

3

Darjeeling to Kalimpong & Kalimpong Sightseeing

After breakfast at the homestay, we transfer to Kalimpong, Enroute, guests can briefly stopover at the Teesta View Point and then visit The Dello Park, Golf Course, Mangal Dham and Pine View Nursery.

.In the evening the guest is welcomed at the homestay. Overnight in Kalimpong.

(Guest may choose to do River Rafting at the Teesta river)

4

Kalimpong to Gangtok and Gangtok City Tour

After breakfast, we transfer to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. After arrival in Gangtok, the host welcomes you to the homestay following which we start for Gangtok sightseeing covering 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.

5

<strong>Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir </strong>

(9:00AM to 5:00PM – 90 km round trip)

Today we go 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 hotel in Gangtok .Overnight in Gangtok.

6

Departure

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

Morning free for packing and personal activities. After breakfast, we check out of the homestay saying goodbye and thank you for their hospitality transfer to New Jalpaiguri Station / Bagdogra airport for the return journey back home. Tour Ends

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