Located at an average elevation of 2050 meters, Darjeeling is a popular hill station in the state of West Bengal. It gives beautiful views of the mighty Himalayas, especially the world third highest mountain peak – The Kanchenjunga.
Day 01: NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Darjeeling (98 kms / 4 hrs) :
Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Darjeeling. On arrival check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 02: Darjeeling Sightseeing
Early morning we drive towards Tiger Hill to view the spectacular sunrise over Mount. Kanchenjunga – third highest peak in the world. On your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday close) Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ava Art Gallery and Japanese Temple (4 hrs from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs). Overnight stay will be at Darjeeling.
Day 03: Darjeeling – Gangtok (98 Kms / 4 hrs):
After breakfast leave Darjeeling for Gangtok, reach Gangtok by lunch, in evening stroll to the M G Marg. Dinner and overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 04: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
After taking breakfast at the hotel proceed on a guided city tour to beautiful Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir. These two wonderful places are located at an approximate distance of 40 km from Gangtok. After you finish sightseeing come back to hotel. Tonight, stay in Gangtok hotel.
Day 05: Gangtok – Lachen (118 Kms/6 hrs)
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to the Lachen (9,400 ft, 118 Km). Enroute do not forget to visit seven sister waterfalls. Lunch will be offered at a local restaurant on the way. On reaching Lachen check-in to your pre booked hotel by late afternoon. Tonight enjoy local / Indian dinner at the hotel.
Day 06: Lachen – Gurudongmar Lake (40 kms each side) – Lachung (44 kms/2 hrs)
Today morning we will drive towards Gurudongmar Lake – one of the most sacred lakes in North Sikkim. Only Indian Nationals are allowed to visit this lake. Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest situated lakes in North Sikkim. Remember the altitude here may cause the breathing problem. So, do not exert take it easy. Come back to hotel and have some refreshment and leave for Lachung. Tonight, stay at the hotel in Lachung.
Day 07: Lachung – Yumthang Valley Excursion (21 kms each side) – Gangtok (118 kms/6 hrs)
After breakfast at the hotel, we proceed on a guided tour to Yumthang valley which is known as valley of flowers in North Sikkim. This grazing pasture is surrounded by Himalayan Mountains. On the way back to hotel visit hot spring that is considered to have some medicinal properties. Come back to hotel, take some refreshment and leave for Gangtok. Tonight, stay at the hotel in Gangtok.
Day 08: Gangtok Local Sightseeing – Drop to IXB Airpor/NJP Railway station (120 kms/5 hrs)
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, today we will proceed on a guided city tour. We will start from Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok and Hanuman Tok. Thses amazing viewpoints offers panoramic view of the snow capped Himalayan peaks & Gangtok city. Proceed to visit Rumtek Monastery/ Jhakri Falls, Institute of Tibetology, Enchay Monastery, Dodurl Chorten etc. In afternoon transfer to the railway station/airport alongwith sweet memories of the tour.