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 the 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 the hotel. Evening free to stroll around the Mall area or Chowk Bazaar. Overnight at Darjeeling.
DAY 03: DARJEELING - KALIMPONG
After breakfast drive 65 kilometers ( 1 ½ - 2 hours) to Kalimpong. Kalimpong situated on the foothills of the Himalayas is a green destination at an altitude of 1243 meters / 4078 feet, It is a historical destination with a bustling market, colorful people and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range. There are over a hundred nurseries in Kalimpong exporting flowers and cactus to all over the world. There are quite a large number of historic buildings. Check into the hotel. Evening free to roam around any of the cacti / Gladioli nurseries or the Local market area you can shop with antics and local handicraft and it is worth buying. Overnight at Kalimpong.
DAY 04: KALIMPONG
After breakfast drive for sightseeing of Kalimpong. It is a historical destination with a bustling market, colorful people and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range. The scenic beauty on the way are beautiful and there are a lot of shops selling antics and local handicraft. Drive through scenic road to Forest Museum (Closed On Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr. Graham Homes, Durpin Monastery, Mangal Dham, Pine View Nurseries (Cactus Only) - Back to Kalimpong Hotel– Evening free to roam around any of the hundred nurseries or the Local market area. Overnight s at Kalimpong.
DAY 05: KALIMPONG – PELLING
After Breakfast transfer to Pelling. This is a drive of 140 kilometers 3½-4 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 06: 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 07: PELLING – GANGTOK
After early morning breakfast transfer to Gangtok nearly 135 kilometers (3 ½ - 4 hours). The road is scenic and the journey will be soothing due to the greenery. 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 08: 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 09: 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 is advised to start early for forwarding Journey.