Best of Darjeeling-Sikkim

Darjeeling Gangtok

Category: FAMILY TRIPS

11 Days From: Nov. 5, 2015   To: Dec. 31, 2020
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The ever beautiful Highlands

 

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Private

Includes: Darjeeling 2N Kalimpong 1N Pelling 2N Namchi 1N Gangtok 3N (9N10D)

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day by day breakup

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Day 01: NJP/BAGDOGRA TO DARJEELING

 

Upon arrival, meet our representative and drive to Darjeeling via Kurseong. Arrival  at Darjeeling, check into the Hotel. Evening free to walk around the town i.e. Chowrasta (The Mall) Overnight stay at Hotel / Homestay.

 

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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) Overnight at Hotel / Homestay.

 

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Day 03: DARJEELING TO KALIMPONG & SIGHTSEEING

  

Breakfast at Hotel & check out. Drive to Kalimpong via Teesta,upon arrival,check into the Hotel. Lunch at Hotel, After lunch visit Durbin Monastery,Deolo Hill,Dr.Graham's Homes. Free & Leisure time  or walk around town and visit Mangaldham (Hindu Temple) Overnight stay at Hotel / Homestay.

 

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Day 04: KALIMPONG TO PELLING

 

Breakfast at Hotel & check out. Drive to Pelling via Jorethang (Lunch place) Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Free & Leisure time or walk to the surroundings. Overnight stay at Hotel/Homestay.

 

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Day 05: PELLING SIGHTSEEING

 

Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Khangchendzonga waterfalls (23 kms/1 ½ hrs) Enroute see Rimbi waterfalls. Drive to Khechupalri Lake (16 kms/40 minutes from KWF)- Sacred and wishful filling 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.

Day 05: OR OPTIONAL YUKSUM - 1ST CAPITAL OF SIKKIM DAY TOUR

Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Khechupalri Lake (28 kms/1 ½ hrs)- Sacred and wishfull filling lake amidst a deep and rich forest. Enroute see Rimbi waterfalls.  Drive to Yuksum (27 kms/1 hr), enroute visit Khangchendzonga waterfalls. Yuksum is the 01st capital of Sikkim. Visit Norbu ghang Coronation throne (the 01st king of Sikkim was coronated in this place in the year 1641-42 A.D.) Lunch at Yuksum. Drive back to Pelling (34 kms/2 hrs) Stay Overnight at Hotel/Homestay.

 

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Day 06: PELLING TO NAMCHI

 

Breakfast at Hotel & check out. Drive to Ravangla (6500 fts/50 kms/2 hrs) Visit Tatagatha-Tsal (Buddha Park) at Ravangla. Drive to Namchi,check into Hotel. Lunch at Hotel. After Lunch, visit Chardham (Solophok) and Samdruptse. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

 

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Day 07: NAMCHI TO GANGTOK

 

Breakfast at Hotel and checkout. Enroute visit Temi Tea Garden (100 % Organic tea garden) Drive to Gangtok, upon arrival check into Hotel.

Evening free to walk around the town. Over night stay at the Hotel.

 

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Day 08: GTK-TSHANGU LAKE- BABA HARBHAJAN SINGH MANDIR- NATHULA PASS EXCURSION

 

Breakfast at Hotel. After Breakfast drive to Tshangu Lake (40 kms) - Oval shaped Sacred Lake enroute Nathula Pass. Drive to Nathula Pass (15 kms further) enroute visit Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. (Nathula pass with extra costs).Drive back to Gangtok via same route(55 kms). Vehicle will drop you at the Market / Hotel. Free & Leisure time to stroll in the market area. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Homestay.

 

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Day 09: 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 Flower Show/ Enchey Monastery 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. Overnight stay at the Hotel / Homestay.

 

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Day 09: OR OPTIONAL GANGTOK MONASTIC 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 Kagyud 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 / Homestay.

 

 

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Day 10: GTK- DEPARTURE TO NJP/BAGDOGRA

 

Breakfast at the Hotel and Checkout.

Drive to NJP/Bagdogra Via Rangpo Teesta.

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