Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 01: DARJEELING
Arrive at Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) and meet with our representative. Transfer to Darjeeling. Darjeeling - Nearly 105 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours drive – At a height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet lies the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of Mount Everest is the Queen of the hills – It is also home to the famous World Heritage train – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) - Check into hotel – Evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center. Overnight at Darjeeling.
DAY 02: DARJEELING SIGHTSEEING
Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop. Back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast half day city tour of Darjeeling. The city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda. Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the Mall area or Chowk Bazaar. Overnight at Darjeeling.
DAY 03: DARJEELING - PELLING
After Breakfast transfer to Pelling. This is a drive of 140 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours through scenic road. Pelling is situated at an altitude of 2072 meters / 6800 feet. On a clear day, guests can get a clear view of the Himalayan range with snow-capped mount Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Khangchendzonga, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Sinolchu, etc. It is one of the exotic settlement with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids, historical sites, short trek routes, and wildlife – Its botanical and zoological richness is inspiring and the scenic view from the top of the ridge across the deep valley to the heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be seen to be believed - Yuksom, Ravangla, Rinchenpong, and Namchi are some of the tourist spots nearby. Check into the hotel. Evening free on your own. Overnight at Pelling.
DAY 04: PELLING
After breakfast enjoys sightseeing of Pelling. The routes are forested and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring. Places of visit are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake, it is one of the holy Buddhist lakes 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, Kanchenjunga water Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins, the scenic view from the top of the ruin to the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished. Back to the hotel. Evening free to roam around the helipad or Shopping center. Overnight at Pelling.
DAY 05: PELLING - GANGTOK
After early morning breakfast transfer to Gangtok nearly 140 kilometers (4 ½ - 5 hours) Gangtok the capital of Sikkim Suits all from tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at a height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India. It is one of the most beautiful towns with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids, and butterflies. Check into the hotel. After that enjoy Half day city tour of Gangtok which includes the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Research Institute of Tibetology, Chorten (Stupa), Flower Show. Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Overnight at Gangtok.
DAY 06: GANGTOK - EXCURSION TO TSOMGO LAKE & BABA MANDIR
After breakfast excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir ( New ) nearly 40 kilometers. The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet 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 the Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers. Back to Gangtok - Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Overnight at Gangtok.
DAY 07: DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Nearly 135 kilometers 4 ½ - 5 hours drive – Guest are advised to start early for forwarding Journey.