Bagdogra, Gangtok, Pelling and Darjeeling
Kolkata - Bagdogra (By Flight) & Bagdogra - Gangtok (156 kms / 4 hours)
In the morning, Board your flight for Bagdogra. On arrival, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Gangtok (130 kms / 04 to 05 hours away at 5500 feet / 1677 metres). GANGTOK is Sikkim's largest city. It served as the royal administrative seat of the Kingdom of Sikkim from 1894 to 1975. Now as the state capital it retains a royal character. The Chogyal's durbar (king's palace) crowns the ridge, naturally facing Kanchenjunga, and the yellow roof of the Tsuklakhang or Royal Chapel gleams from far across the valley. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. The evening is free for leisure. Stay at your hotel overnight.
Breakfast & dinner
Morning After breakfast, Go for a full day sightseeing covering Rumtek Monastery (the seat of the Karmapa Rinpoche, head of the Karmapa sub-sect of the Kargyudpa order of Tibetan Buddhism). Later proceed to Ban - Jhakri Water Fall (Ban literally means forest or jungle, and Jhakri means healer), then proceed toDroul Chorthen (built by the venerable Trulshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1945), Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom, Flower Show. Stay overnight at your hotel in Gangtok.
Breakfast & dinner
After breakfast in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake - located at a height of 12400 feet / 3780 metres (43 kms / approximately 3 hours away). Tshangu Lake is one of the most popular destinations for tourists, it is located at 35 km from Gangtok. On the way to the Lake, you will enjoy nice scenery and snowed hills. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Drive & reach back to Gangtok by the evening. After spending the evening at your leisure, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Gangtok - Pelling
Meals: Breakfast & dinner In the morning, get transferred to Pelling (at 6100 feet / 1860 metres, 116 Kms / 05 to 06 hours away). PELLING located at a distance of 120 kms from Gangtok Pelling is another serene,mountain village which lies in the western districts of Sikkim. This village is situated at an altitude of approximately 2000 metres and commands a spectacular view of Mt.Kanchenjunga.After this, return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Pelling - Darjeeling
Meals: Breakfast & dinner After breakfast, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour to Rimbi Waterfalls, Rimbi Hydro Project & Kechopari Lake (at 6000 feet / 1829 metres). Kechopari Lake - The world Khachoedpalri means The Wishing Lake. It is one of the most sacred and holy lakes for the Buddhists. In the afternoon, get transferred to Darjeeling (125 kms / 5 to 6 hours away at an altitude of 7380 feet / 2250 metres) . DARJEELING: standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134 metre, Dorje Ling, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the Queen of the Hills , it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. It is surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains. Return to your hotel for a warm dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Breakfast & dinner
Take an early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8364 feet / 2550 metres) at around 4:00 am to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather).\ Darjeeling's best gift to its visitors is the dawn of a new day. The mountains awaken first with a tentative peeking of the sun. A steep ride, five kilometres from Ghoom, or an invigorating walk up a steep incline, leads sun worshippers to Tiger Hill. The air is chilly with darkness and damp. On way back to your hotel visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast at your hotel, go for a half-day sightseeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & Tea Estate.The evening is free for leisure.Return to your hotel for a delicious dinner and an overnight stay.
Darjeeling - Bagdogra (90 kms by road | 3 hour drive) Departure | Meals: Breakfast
After a buffet breakfast you will be transferred to Bagdogra airport to board flight for onward journey. End of tour services.
- Return economy-class airfare up to Bagdogra with air taxes (Ex-Hub)
- Accommodation in quality hotels on twin sharing basis
- Meals: Breakfast & dinner
- Transfers from airport to meeting point will be arranged in non ac vehicle on sharing basis
- Inter City Transfers & sightseeing by non air-conditioned vehicle on sharing basis
- Sightseeing and monument entry charges as mentioned in the itinerary
- Services of a local English-speaking guide shall be provided during all sightseeing and excursion tours