Cultural Himalayan Tour

Sikkim

Category: FAMILY TRIPS

9 Days From: Sept. 17, 2016   To: Dec. 31, 2020
trip includes

Experience the Cultural traits of Himalayas

 

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room type

Private

Includes: Darjeeling 2N Pelling 2N Gangtok 3N (7N8D)

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day by day breakup

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Day 01: NJP/BAGDOGRA TO DARJEELING

 

 

Arrival at NJP/Bagdogra Airport. Meet our representatives and drive to Darjeeling. Upon arrival at Darjeeling, check into Hotel.  Free & Leisure time / walk around town area and the Mall (Chowrasta). Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

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Day 02: DARJEELING SIGHTSEEING

 

Early morning(3 am) drive to Tiger Hill (8500 fts) for sunrise view over the mountains. View 4 Giants of Himalaya i.e. Mt.Everest,Mt.Makalu,Mt.Lhotse and Mt.Khangchendzonga (all above 8000 mtrs) from Tiger Hill. Drive back to Town. Visit Ghoom Monastery (Gelug order of Tibetan Buddhism) and Batasia Loop(Gorkha war memorial) Back to Hotel for Breakfast and recess (1 hr). After breakfast go for a mixed point 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) & Happy Valley Tea Estate and Factory. Free & Leisure time or walk around the Mall (Chowrasta)

 

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Day 03: DARJEELING TO PELLING

 

Breakfast at the Hotel and Checkout. Drive to Pelling via Teesta,Melli, Jorethang. Lunch at Jorethang. Upon arrival at Pelling,check into the Hotel. Free & Leisure time or walk around the locality. Overnight stay at Hotel/ Homestay.

 

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Day 04: PELLING SIGHTSEEING

 

Breakfast at Hotel. After Breakfast drive to Khangchendzonga waterfalls (23 kms/1 ½ hrs) Enroute see Rimbi water falls. Drive to Khechupalri Lake (16 kms/40 minutes from KWF)- Sacred and wish fulling lake amidst a deep and rich forest. Drive back to Pelling (28 kms/1 ½ hrs) Lunch at Hotel in Pelling. After Lunch, visit Pemayangtse monastery (Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism/310 yrs old)

Visit Rabdentse palace ruins (02nd capital of Sikkim)- 30 minutes easy walk from the main road through the forest/ CC footpath. Drive back to Pelling (20 minutes)Overnight stay at Hotel/Homestay.\

 

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Day 05: PELLING TO GANGTOK

 

Breakfast at Hotel & check out. Drive to Ravangla (50 kms/2 hrs) Visit Tathagata Tshal(Buddha Park), Lunch at Ravangla. Drive to Gangtok (64 kms/3 hrs),upon arrival check in to the hotel. Free & Leisure time. Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

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Day 06: GTK-TSHANGU LAKE

 

Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Tshangu Lake (40 kms)- Oval shaped Sacred Lake enroute Nathula Pass (Indo - Chinese Border). Drive to Nathula Pass (15 kms further) enroute visit Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. Explore Around the pass. Drive back to Gangtok via same route(55 kms). Free & Leisure time to stroll in the market area. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

 

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Day 07: GANGTOK SIGHTSEEING

 

Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Banjhakri  eco-park (30 minutes from town) Visit Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (museum with collections or antique and rare Buddhism related items) Do Drul Chorten. Ropeway at Hur-huray dara. Back to Hotel for Lunch. After Lunch, visit Enchay Monestry/Flower show/Hanuman Tok/Ganesh tok/Tashi View Point (to see Mt.Khangchendzonga and other peaks)/Bakthang water falls.

Vehicle will drop you at the Market / Hotel. Free & Leisure time to stroll in the market.

 

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Day07: OR OPTIONAL - MONASTIC DAY TOUR

 

Breakfast at Hotel. Visit Rumtek Monastery/Dharma Chakra Center (24 kms/1 hr) Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism / official seat in exile to HH Karmapa. Lingdum Zurmang Kagyup monastery(10 kms from Rumtek/30 minutes) Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. Back to Hotel. Lunch/Recess.  After lunch, visit Enchey Monastery (20 minutes from town)-Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit Dro-Drul Chorten/Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (museum with collections or antique and rare Buddhism related items). Vehicle will drop you at the Market / Hotel. Free & Leisure time to stroll in the market area. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

 

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Day 08 : DEPARTURE TO NJP/BAGDOGRA (120 KMS/4-5 HOURS)

 

Breakfast at Hotel and Checkout. Drive to NJP or Bagdogra.

 

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