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 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 the 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’s diversity is 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 - LACHUNG
After Breakfast Leave Gangtok for Lachung 119 kilometers (4 ½ hours – 5 ½ hours). Lachung is situated at an altitude of 8600 feet. On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful locations like Tashi Viewpoint, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls, the confluence of Lachen chu, and Lachung Chu at Chungthang, Twin Waterfalls, and Bhim Nala Waterfalls. The roads are colored with full bloom of Primula, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers Guest especially during spring. Guest are likely to reach Lachung in the late afternoon or early evening. Check into the hotel. Evening free to stroll around the village. Overnight at Lachung.
DAY 07: LACHUNG
After breakfast drive towards Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly 11800 feet. On the way, you may visit the famous hot spring which is known for its curative properties of skin diseases. Yumthang is a valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends. In spring the valley erupts in riots of colors as Primula, Rhododendrons, and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow-covered valley except in autumn. During winter Yumthang is somber with snow all around and the snow-clad mountains adding to the ethereal beauty. Return to your hotel at Lachung. After lunch visit Lachung Monastery, Cottage Industry, and Waterfalls. Evening free to stroll around the village. Overnight at Lachung.
DAY 08: LACHUNG - GANGTOK
After breakfast leave for Gangtok - 125 kilometers (4 – 5 hours drive). On the way stops at Singhik and Mangan. If the weather is fine and the sky is clear one can enjoy the view of the Himalayan range with mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Pandim, Mount Kabru, mount Simvo, mount Jopuno, mount Khanchendzonga, and Mount Siniolchu. The various location offers a majestic view of these peaks hence photography will consume some time. The drive will be smooth due to the scenic beauty as in spring the forest cover erupts in a riot of colors as Rhododendrons, Primula and many other Alpine Flowers are in full bloom. Arrive Gangtok. Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center. Overnight at Gangtok.
DAY 09: 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 10: 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.