Day 01:NEWJALPAIGURI OR BAGDOGRA AIRPORT
We receive you on arrival at Bagdogra Airport (We would wait for you at the Main Exit of the Airport with your Name Placard) and help you to board the car.
Siliguri to Darjeeling Via Hill Cart Road - 90Kms in 3hrs
Drive to Darjeeling. The journey follows the traditional Hill Cart Road runs all along the forested hills, small villages and beautiful tea gardens. On the way you will have a chance to see the famous Toy train chugging its way on the zig-zag track. Take short break at Kurseong to see the beautiful valley covered with lush green tea garden and proceed to Darjeeling. The Queen of hills - greets you with all its grandeur: the great view of mountains and valleys dotted with tea gardens and forests, and a blend of traditional heritage and modern cultures.
We assist you to check in at hotel. Get refreshed and have free leisure evening. We recommend a relaxed evening with short walk around The Mall to enjoy the Typical Hill life of Darjeeling Town in a painted landscape.
Day 2: Tiger Hill Excursion
Early morning visit to TIGER HILL at 8442ft above sea level to experience the unforgettable sight of Sunrise over the snow peaks of Kunchenjungha Mountains. The summit at Tiger Hill also commands a fine view of the vast plains of North Bengal, the mountain ridges slowly descending to the plains, several courses of major rivers of North Bengal like Tista, Mahananda and Balasan along with dense forest covers of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary. Visit GHOOM MONASTERY - one of the oldest Monasteries in Darjeeling and also BATASIA LOOP - the picturesque garden and War Memorial with the backdrop of snow ranges - on your way back to hotel. Car Service Duration: 3Hrs.
Toy Train Joy Ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom and back to Darjeeling in 1.5hrs
After breakfast go for a fascinating TOY TRAIN JOY RIDE to Ghoom - the highest station in India. The heritage toy train is more than 125years old and runs on steam locomotive, which snakes its way through the zig zag trails along the motorable road to Ghoom. It makes a round at the picturesque Batasia Loop. Spend some time in photographing in the landscape garden with the backdrop of Kunchenjungha. The train now takes you to Ghoom Station and here you will be taken to the Museum of the station. After a while you will be taken back to Darjeeling after 1.5hrs of unforgettable journey. Timing .
Day 3: Darjeeling to Pelling Via - Jorthang - 80kms in 4hrs
Drive to Pelling in West Sikkim. The exciting journey runs through the winding road cutting across the valleys, hills and villages and follows the course of beautiful Rangit River till Legship. From Legship the road takes a steep turn through Geyzing. The view of the entire surrounding widens as you proceed towards Pelling through the clouds and forests. Stop a while on the way to enjoy the scenic beauty and take some photographs.
Pelling - a small tourist hub in the West Sikkim hills known for serene holy lakes, old Monasteries and pristine landscape. Pelling sprawled at 6100ft (1830M) offers one of the most amazing views of Kunchenjungha Range. We assist you to check in at hotel. Free afternoon for a leisure walk along the misty track through pine forest.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: HOTEL in PELLING
Day 4: Khecheopalri Lake Trip and Pemayangtse Monastery Trip
After breakfast we take you to the famous and one of the most important monasteries in Sikkim- the PEMAYANGTSE MONASTERY- the seat of the Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism was originally a small Lhakhang built by Lhatsun Chempo in the 17th Century. The monastery contains numerous antique idols and objects of worship and is filled with wall paintings and sculptures. The most astounding feature is a painted wooden structure of Zantho Pelri - the Heavenly Palace of Guru Rinpoche.
Today we take you to legendary Lake at KHECHEOPALRI (25kms). The Holy Lake surrounded by dense forests is believed to have the power of wish fulfilling. Although the lake is surrounded by rich forests even a single leaf is not seen floating at the middle water. Legend has it that the birds pick up the leaves that float on the holy lake. It is also a prominent place for the bird watchers. Visit KUNCHENJUNGHA FALLS and RIMBI FALLS two magnificent perennial waterfalls on the way - the must see place for tourists. Back to Pelling.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT in PELLING
Day 5: Pelling to Ravangla Via Legship - 50kms in 2hrs
Today we drive to Ravangla following the downwards road via Legship - a small market on the Rangit River Valley. Spend some time on the river side for taking some photographs. At Rangit you can also go for the rafting or boating at the Water world. Proceed to Ravangla via Kewzing road. The entire journey gives an unforgettable view of the vast valley with the majestic view of snow range beyond the horizons.
Ravangla (7000Ft, 2100M) is the sub divisional head quarter of South District of Sikkim. The refreshing journey through the beautiful valleys and small picturesque village takes away the strain of the journey. Ravangla - perched atop a ridge between two towering peak of Meanam and Tendon Hill, and overlooking the vast snow ranges, is an attractive destination for the nature lovers and hikers. Check in at hotel.
Samdruptse and Temi Garden trip 30kms in 2hrs (one way)
Visit Samdruptse - 'The Wish Fulfilling Hill', at a distance of 21kms from Ravangla, where a 135ft high statue of Guru Padma Sambhava, the tallest in the world, was built recently for the Buddhist pilgrims. it took 1000 people to complete this gigantic work in 3 years. The place also offers a vast panoramic view of Namchi and surrounding area. Also visit picturesque Temi Tea Garden on the gentle hill slope, the only tea garden in Sikkim producing high quality tea for international market.
Free evening to enjoy the magical landscape from your hotel or stroll down to the market through the lonely road.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT in RAVANGLA
Day 6: Ravangla to Gangtok – 75 km in 2.5hrs
Today we proceed to Gangtok via Namchi. Gangtok, the capital town of Sikkim and the earlier Himalayan Kingdom welcomes you with its typical traditional Hospitality.
We assist you to check in at hotel. Get refreshed and have free leisure evening. We recommend a relaxed evening with short walk around The Mall to enjoy the typical hill city life of Gangtok in the twilights.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT in GANGTOK
Day 7: Gangtok 7 Points City tour
Today after breakfast we take you to a full day city tour in and around Gangtok. Visit GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE OF COTTAGE INDUSTRY (Closed on Sunday, 2nd Saturday) where beautiful souvenirs like carpets, hand carved tables (choktses), traditional handicrafts, furniture, hand looms carpets and other products are produced & exhibited for sale. VISIT ORCHID HOUSE to see or buy some rare orchids and ornamental plants. We also take you to SIKKIM RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TIBETOLOGY, which holds world's largest collection of books and rare manuscripts on the subject of Mahayana Buddhism plus many religious works of art and incredibly finely executed silk embroidered Thangkas (paintings). Just beside the institute is the DODURL CHORTEN encircled by 108 prayer wheels built by late Trulsi Rimpoche in 1945-46. This is one of the most important and biggest stupas found in Sikkim.
Now we take you to the most important religious place of Sikkim - THE RUMTEK DHARMA CHAKRA CENTER, 24kms from Gangtok. Built in 1960 by His Holiness the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa it is a replica of the original Kagyurpa Monastery in Tsurphu, Tibet, the seat of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa Rinpoche, head of the Karmapa sub sect of Kargyudpa order of Tibetan Buddhism. It now functions as the headquarters of the Dharma Chakra Religious Centre. Walk to the Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies just adjacent to the Monastery Building.
Back to Hotel for lunch.
DINNER&OVERNIGHT in GANGTOK
Day 8: Gangtok to Tsongo Lake 42kms in 2.5hrs (One way)
After a heavy breakfast we take you to famous Tsongo Lake at 12000ft (3600M). We start atin the morning from hotel. You have whole day to enjoy snow and Yak ride at the scenic high altitude alpine lake near Indo-Tibet border. The 1 km long and 15m deep lake is considered sacred to the local people. The pristine clear water remains frozen during winter. Have fun with snow and enjoy exciting Yak ride around the lake.
Drive further to the legendary Babamandir 10kms from Tsongo Lake on the way to Nathu-la - Jelepla pass at an altitude of over 13,000 feet. It was built in memory of a soldier in the 23rd Punjab Regiment, who drowned in a stream near the spot. Legend says he later appeared in a dream to one of his colleagues where he requested that a temple be built in his memory.
Back to Hotel and have a leisure afternoon or roam around the market for personal activities.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT in GANGTOK
Day 9: Departure from Gangtok to NJP / Bagdogra, 125kms in 3.5hrs
We check out from Hotel after breakfast.
Today your tour concludes with your transfer to NJP Station or Bagdogra Airport. We help you to board your train or flight back home. Farewell and tour ends.
HOTELS and RATES
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