Sikkim Darjeeling Tour Itinerary (7 Nights 8 Days)
Meet & Greet on our arrival at Bagdogra airport and drive to Gangtok (Alt.5550Ft/1675M). The picturesque Teesta follows you all the way.On arrival, check in to hotel. You could stroll about the neighborhood or shop at MG Marg in the evening.
Overnight at Gangtok.
After breakfast , start for a full day trip to –
Tsomgo Lake (12400ft), which is only 32 kms 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. 12 kms further visit the New Baba Harvajan Singh Mandir. believed to have wish-fulfilling powers. On every Sundays the temple provides free meals to the visitors.
Nathula Pass, was a major corridor of passage between India and Tibet before it was closed in 1962. Located around 56 kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 14450 ft, the road to Nathula, one of the highest motorable roads, passes through the Tsomgo lake. On a clear day you can even see the road winding down the Chumbi valley.
Note: Nathula Pass visit will be on direct payment basis as because it depends on availability of permit from army and weather & road Condition.
Overnight at Gangtok.
After breakfast, start for a tour in and around Gangtok. Visit
Tashi View Point : built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramic view of Mt Khangchendzonga.
Gonjang Monastery : Gonjang Monastery near Tashi View Point was established in the year 1981. The founder is H.E. Tingkye Gonjang Rimpoche. He was recognised as an incarnation of Yolmo Terton Ngakchang Shakya Zangpo, a 15th century Nyingmapa Terton. The monastery follows Jangter tradition of Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Bakthang Water Falls : Natural waterfall rushing down rocks into a small pool, viewable by a modest footbridge.
Handicraft & Handlooms Center : (Closed on Sunday & Govt. Holiday) in such cases alternative sightseeing will be shown
Do-drul Chorten : Built by the Venerable Trullshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibeten Buddhism, in 1945. Inside the stupa, there are complete mandala set of Dorjee phurba (Vajra Kilaya), a set of Kang Gyur relic (Holy Book), complete ‘Zung’ (mantras) and other religious objects. Around the Chorten, there are 108 Mani Lhakor (Prayer Wheels).
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology : (Closed on Sunday & Govt. Holiday) in such cases alternative sightseeing will be shown The most prestigious research institute of its kind in the world, NIT is a treasure of vast collection of rare Lepcha, Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts, statues and rare Thankas (colourful tapestries used in Buddhist liturgy). Apart from an attractive museum, it has over 200 Buddhist icons and other prized objects of art.
Hur Huray Dara the Nam Nang view point : Provides a panoramic view of the lush forests and the vibrant green valley.
White Memorial Hall : a typical british structure constructed in 1932 in memory of Claude White
Flower Show Hall : a popular permanent exhibition of Sikkims diverse flowering fauna, located near the White Hall.
Gangtok Ropeway : offering a breathtaking panoramic birds-eye view of the mountains and the valley. Back to hotel and free evening to roam around MG Marg for shopping.
Overnight at Gangtok
After breakfast check-out from hotel start for Pelling city.The most beautiful city in West Sikkim. The evening is free for strolling.
Overnight in Pelling.
After breakfast go for full day sightseeing around Pelling covering Rimbi Waterfalls, Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake & Kanchenjunga Water Falls.After lunch, you cover Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, New Helipad & View Tower.
Overnight in Pelling.
Early morning visit to
Check out from Pelling and drive to Darjeeling (Alt 7100Ft/ 2100M). On arrival check in at Hotel. In the afternoon, stroll about and shop at –
Chowrasta & Darjeeling Mall The heart of Victorian Darjeeling, this place is the commercial hub, set on the ridge above Darjeeling town, dotted with numerous curio centers and other shops including fine blended Darjeeling tea.
Early morning visit to
Tiger Hill Sunrise Point : for an unforgettable sunrise over the snow-covered peaks of the majestic Himalayas.
Batasia Loop : is a loop or a spiral of a narrow gauge railway track where the Toy Train negotiates a sudden sharp descent from Ghoom. The place provides a breathtaking view of surrounding mountains.
Ghoom Monastery : It follows the lineage of Sakya Sect of Vajrayana Buddhism and also has a small philosophical institute.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park : the unique feature of this zoo is, it houses animals of high altitude and mostly from upper Himalayas. You can see some rare animals here like Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, Tibetan Wolf and lot more. The zoo contributes significantly to the breeding programs of endangered animals.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute : (Closed on Thursday), HMI is a pilgrimage for all climbing enthusiasts of the world. Established in honor of Tenzing Norgay, it has a well stocked museum with mountaineering displays and many expedition artifacts.
Bengal Natural History Museum, Darjeeling : If you like to know about the fauna of Darjeeling district and that of Bengal, don’t miss out on the Bengal Natural History Museum. It started as a modest effort way back in 1903 when the then Governor of Bengal initiated creation of a small museum in the Botanical Gardens of Darjeeling.
Ropeway : The Darjeeling Ropeway is a ropeway in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The ropeway is a popular tourist destination in the town. It consists of sixteen cars and plies between the “North Point” in the town of Darjeeling and Singla on the banks of the Ramman river. The journey on the ropeway offers beautiful views of the hills and the valleys around Darjeeling.
Chitre (Tea Garden) : Chitre is a small mountain village and is the first place along the way to Sandakphu where trekkers and tourists halt for a while. The road and the trekking trail from Mane Bhanjang up to Chitre is considered one of the steepest in the entire stretch to Sandakphu. Chitre is located at an altitude of 8,340ft and about 3kms from Mane Bhanjang. It takes about 1.5 hours of trek from Mane Bhanjang and about 20 minutes by 4-wheel-drive vehicle to reach Chitre.
Japanese Peace Pagoda : There is a wonderful Japanese temple located at a 10 minutes driving distance from the Darjeeling town center. The temple is also known as the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple. The two storied white building was built in a traditional Japanese style in the year 1972.
After breakfast, check out and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for return journey, and cherish your holiday forever.
- Accommodation in the listed Hotels.
- All transfers in an exclusive non-ac vehicle.
- All permits and applicable taxes.
- Professional Assistance of a Manager with strong geographical and operational knowledge on a pro-active services on 24X7 basis.
- All items which are not included in inclusion list.
- Room Heater.
- Syndicate Charge at Siliguri i.e Rs 300/-
- Train & Air Fare, Parking.
- Laundry, Tips, phone call,Porter or any such personal expense.
- Nathula & Zero Point. (Depends on weather condition).
- In North-Sikkim & Changu Lake-Baba Mandir visit no foreigners are allowed.
- In special case for foreigner, Special permit & LOCAL GUIDE is mandatory.
- Small vehicle is not permissible at Changu Lake, Baba Mandir, Nathula Pass, North-Sikkim.