Best of the Himalayas

Darjeeling Gangtok

Category: FAMILY TRIPS

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

Feel the Peacefulness and Rejuvenate your Mind and body In the Himalayas

 

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room type

Private

Includes: Darjeeling 1N Gangtok 3N Lachen 1N Lachung 2N (7N8D)

average guest rating: 3.5/5

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day by day breakup

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Day 01: NJP/BAGDOGRA TO DARJEELING & HALF DAY SIGHT SEEING

 

Upon arrival, meet our representative and drive to Darjeeling via Kurseong. Arrival at Darjeeling, check into the Hotel. After Lunch visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden, Japanese Temple (Peace Pagoda), Tibetan Refugee center. Free & Leisure time or walk around the Mall (Chowrasta) Overnight at Hotel. Evening free to walk around the town i.e. Chowrasta (The Mall) Overnight stay at Hotel / Homestay. Note :* HMI & Padmajha Naidu Zoological Park is closed on Thursday and Tibetan Refugee center is closed on Sunday.

 

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Day 02: DARJEELING S/S & TO GANGTOK

 Early morning (3 am) drive to Tiger Hill (8500 fts) for sunrise view over the mountains.  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 Checkout. Drive to Gangtok Via Teesta Rangpo. Upon arrival, check into the Hotel. Free & Leisure time or walk to the town. Overnight stay at Hotel / Homestay.

 

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Day 03: 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.

Day 03: OR OPTIONAL 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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Day 04: GANGTOK TO LACHEN

  

Breakfast at Hotel & check out.  Drive to Lachen (9000 fts/127 kkms/5 hrs) Enroute stop by butterfly water falls and drive to Rangrang (1 hrs from WF),Lunch at Rangrang. Enroute stop by the Naga waterfalls. Drive to Chungthang and further to Lachen. Overnight stay at Hotel/Homestay.

 

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Day 05: LACHEN TO LACHUNG

 

Early morning at 4 am Drive to Gurudongmar Lake (65 kms/3 hrs) . Stop by Thangu Police Outpost (Permit formalities) Drive further to Gurudongmar Lake. Drive back to Thangu and hike around the valley (2 hrs).Back to Lachen . Lunch at Hotel/Homestay. After Lunch transfer to Lachung and check into Hotel. Evening free to walk around the town. Overnight stay at Hotel/Homestay.

 

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Day 06:YUMTHANG VALLEY

 

Early morning drive to Yume-Samdong (51 kms/3 hrs).Spend a time at the valley enjoying snow. Drive back to Yumthang Valley (Valley of flowers)Short Hike (40 minutes)to Hot spring through Pine Trees and Rhododendron bushes. Drive back to Lachung. Enroute a short walk in the Shingba Rhododendron sanctuary.Overnight stay at Hotel/ Homestay.

 

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Day 07: DEPATURE TO GANGTOK

 

Breakfast at the Hotel. After Breakfast/Lunch drive back to Gangtok (124 kms/5 hrs) via Mangan,Rangrang,Dikchu. Stop by at Singhik to view Mt Khangchendzonga.

 

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Day 08 : DEPARTURE TO NJP/BAGDOGRA

  

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

 

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