Spend a peaceful vacation in Sikkim, a state bestowed with snow-capped mountains and lush green surroundings. Also, visit Darjeeling, famous for its tea estates and toy train. Enjoy an awe-inspiring view of the majestic Khangchendzonga range in Pelling. Tour to this part of India is not complete without exploring Gangtok, which houses a number of monasteries, museums and historic sites. End this journey by exploring Kalimpong, another prominent destination to explore vast tea estates.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri – Gangtok
Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and transfer to Gangtok (114kms/4.5hrs), At an altitude of 5500ft Gangtok is the capital of the state of Sikkim is a beautiful and clean town promising of the best monasteries and landscapes. Evening free for individual activity and leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day 2 – Excursion trip to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir
AM start for a half day trip to Tsomgo lake (12400ft), which is only 32kms from Gangtok City, the lake is almost about 1Km long, oval in shape and 15 mtrs deep. The lake is considered sacred by the local people, further 12Kms is Baba Mandir dedicated to the memory of soldier Harbhajan Singh. Evening free for individual activity and leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day 3 – Gangtok to Pemayangtse
Morning transfer to Pemayangtse (123kms/6.5hrs). Pemayangtse is a very small Himalayan village in West Sikkim. Pelling is the nearest motor able point from Mt. Kanchendzonga, worlds 03rd highest peak, offers a good sunrise and all day long view of Kanchendzonga and the entire Eastern Himalayan range. Evening free for individual activity and leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day 4 – Pemayangtse local sightseeing (9.30am to 1.30pm or 2.00pm to 6.00pm)
After breakfast start for half day sightseeing in an around Pemayangtse, Sacred Khecheopalri Lake, Kanchendzonga Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery – the 2nd oldest monastery of Sikkim, & Darap Village. Evening free for individual activity and leisure.
Day 5 – Pemayangtse to Darjeeling
Morning transfer to Darjeeling. Once the summer capital of India, Darjeeling is a land of infinite variety and charm. It will cater you a mix-experience of lively nature & charming Himalayan people. It is the place of Dorje, the mystic thunderbolt of the Lama- Religion. Surrounded by Tea gardens, this little town faces some of the Himalayas highest peaks. Take a rest and then a walk around town to appreciate the new culture you are in. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 – Darjeeling local sightseeing three points (04am to 07am) & best points (9.30am to 1.30am or 2.00pm to 6.00pm)
Early morning start for Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and its amazing effects on the Mt. Kanchendzonga (World’s 3rd highest peak), Visit Ghoom Monastery and Batashia Loop War Memorial while returning to the Hotel. Breakfast at the Hotel followed by half day local Best points sightseeing covering Padmaja N. Zoological Garden (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center (Closed on Sunday), Ropewey (entry fees not included), walk around visit to the Mall and Local Market (Closed on Thursday). Evening Free for shopping & individual activity, overnight at hotel
Day 7 – Transfer to Kalimpong and later local sightseeing
Morning after breakfast transfer to Kalimpong (54kms/2hrs) and later the Local Sight Seeing In and Around Kalimpong City, Covering Zong Dog Palri Fo- Brong Monastery (Durpin Dara Monastery ), Flower & Orchid Nurseries, Dello Hill. Evening free for individual activity. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8 – Kalimpong – Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri
Morning after breakfast departure transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport (75 Kms / 03 Hours).