Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.
Arrival and transfer to Gangtok. Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction). He will be assisting for the transfer to Gangtok – Gangtok the Capital of Skkim Suits all from tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at a height of 1672 meters/5481 ft and is the most visited spot of India. It is one of the most beautiful towns with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and Butterflies- Nearly 135 Kms 5hrs drive. Check into Hotel- Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) and local Shopping Center. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Morning breakfast at Hotel - Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 43 kms and 2 hrs drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine trees along the road Sanctuary, the home to the red panda and the blood pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees along the road Situated at an elevation of 3752 meters/12311ft. The Lake is oval shaped Lake nearly 50feet deep, generally covered in snow for most of the year –This Lake is home to the Brahmini Ducks & many migratory birds. Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all– Nathu La Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kms and is optional tour Back to Gangtok. Evening free to roam around MG Road (Mall) or local shopping center, over Night stay at Gangtok (Incase of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided).
Morning breakfast drive for the city tour of Gangtok sightseeing will be for half day hence the drive will be easy and comfortable – Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, etc. Transfer to Pelling. Check in to the Hotel, Pelling is at an altitude of 6800ft / 2073 mtrs- On a clear day guest can get a clear view of Himalayan range check in to Hotel Evening one is free to stroll around this small settlement. Evening free to roam around the helipad or Shopping center, Overnight stay at Pelling.
Drive for Sightseeing of places of interest like the beautiful Rimbi water fall, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake, This high Altitude Lake is one of the holy Buddhist Lake and it is believed that any wish in front of the Lake comes true. Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird and thus the water surface is always free of leaves, Kechopalri Monastery and the best Kanchenjunga waterfalls. Transfer to Kalimpong 111 kms /3 hrs drive to Kalimpong situated on the foothillsof the Himalayas is a green destination at an altitude of 1244 mtrs /4077ft.It is a Historical destinations with bustling market, colorful people and offers spectacular views of the Himalayas range. Check in to Hotel overnight stay at Kalimpong.
After breakfast at Hotel sightseeing at Kalimpong – Sightseeing Tour of Forest Museum (closed on Thursday), Hanuman Mandir, Deolo Hill, Dr Graham Homes School, Durpin Monastery, Mangaldham, Pine view Nurseries (Cactus Only). Transfer to Darjeeling 64 kms/ 3hrs, at a height of 2123 mtrs/ 70001 ft lies the land of breath taking beauty, sloping Tea Gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Everest is the Queen of the hills – It is also home to the famous World Heritage Train – The Darjeeling Himalayas Railway (DHR). Check into Hotel Evening free to roam around Mall or Local shopping center, overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Early morning at around 4:00 AM drive to 8000ft /2440mtrs through primitive forests of oak,magnolia to Tiger Hill to view Sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak–On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – on the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop– Back to Hotel for breakfast – after breakfast rest for half an hour after breakfast next round of Sightseeing - Half day city Tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayas Mountaineering Institute(Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self help center, Tea Estate, Natural History Museum, Peace Pagoda back to Hotel Evening free to stroll around the area overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Railway Station(NJP), Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction), Bagdogra Airport (IXB) Morning breakfast transfer to Siliguri/ New Jalpaiguri-Nearly 106 kilomers 5 hrs drive forwading journey.
Welcome drink on arrival (non alcoholic)
Breakfast and Dinner
Transport services by an exclusive vehicle as per itinerary