Darjeeling Tour Package
Day 01: Kalimpong
On your arrival at Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station, we will take you to Pelling (8okm 3 to 4hrs journey), on arrival at kalimpong you would check in to the hotel and leisure your time in the hotel. Kalimpong is in the height of 4000ft and it is bordering India with Tibet and Bhutan. It has excellent climate because of that during their period British people acquired the area and built houses and rest houses and other institutions. The old churches, the Graham's home, the Morgan House, golf course are some of them. Now a day it has become heavens of boarding schools, and tourist throng to this place from all over the world. Overnight stay at Kalimpong Hotel.
Day 02: Kalimpong
In the morning after break fast, you will proceed for local sightseeing. You would thoroughly enjoy the virgin forests, valleys, meadows and orchid nurseries. One of the main trades here is that the export of Orchids and Gladiolus. It is also famous for traditional handicrafts. The wood work, metal crafts, Leptcha jewelries, wooden masks etc. would lure the tourist.
Places for local sightseeing Dr. Graham's Home (It takes less than an hour to walk from the town centre up through stands of bamboo to Dr Graham's Home, which was founded in 1900 on the lower slopes of Deole Hill. Durpin Dhara Hill: Towering over the town of Kalimpong is the Durpin Dara hill at an altitude of 1402 m which offers breathtaking views. Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brong Monastery - (Tibetan monasteries) Flower and Orchid nurseries including river rafting (Rafting charge Extra), Overnight stay at Kalimpong Hotel.
Day 03: Gangtok
The day starts with early breakfast and check out from kalimpong hotel. Today you would proceed to Gangtok (5500 Ft), Sikkim - the Land of the immaculate and unspoiled natural beauty with alpine landscapes and thick luxuriant forests, rivers in torrent and peaceful lakes. The number of places visiting would purely depend on time you spend at each place.
Following are the major sightseeing places at Gangtok:- Jawaharlal Nehru botanical garden, Shanti view point, Do-Drul Chorten Stupa, Research institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom Centre, Flower exhibition near White memorial Hall, Banjhakari Falls, Ranka Monastery, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Tashi View point. Overnight stay at Gangtok Hotel.
Day 04: Gangtok
Trip to Tsongo lake/Sri Harbajan Baba Mandir/Nathulla pass.
The day starts at around 7am, traveling almost 35 km to reach Tsongo (Lake pronounced as Changoo") lake. Narrow roads, steep heights, zigzag curves and deep valleys, make this a daring trip and all around greeneries, beautiful rare flowers and yaks on both sides of the road turn this an unforgettable journey. Tsongo Lake is an oval shape lake with a deep of 50 feet and area of 1 km. Most interesting thing about this lake is that it will be totally frozen during January to April just like the Dal Lake in Srinagar. Nathulla Pass: India-China border, where the ancient silk route once passed through, is 14200 ft above from sea level. You need a special permission from the Indian Army to visit this area. Shri Baba Harbajan Mandir: This temple, devoted to a Sikh army soldier is around 52 km away from Gangtok city. The clean air of Gangtok would give you soothing freshness as you plunge into slumber. (Nathulla Pass-depend on special permission from the Indian Army).Overnight say at Gangtok Hotel.
To visit the above places the visitor must get valid pass from Sikkim police and tourism dept. To visit Nathulla Pass the visitor should have a special permission from the Indian Army. so, to help us to arrange these passes, you have to submit with us copies of ID –proof and recent passport size photographs in advance. Also carry sufficient winter cloths, like sweater, jackets, winter head and ear gears, etc. If you are not medically fit or have height problems don't travel to above said destinations or wind up the journey at Tosongo Lake and back to Gangtok. Gangtok is a no smoking area and one should respect the law of the land. Nathulla Pass would be off bound for visitors on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Day 05: Gangtok-Pelling
In the morning after breakfast, you would proceed for a half day local sightseeing. Rumtek Monastery, 24 kms from Gangtok was built in 1960 by His holiness the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa & this is a replica of the original Kagyurpa Monastery in Tibet, a must see for every visitor, the seat of the "Kagyu Order" . Behind the Monastery is the generously decorated Karmae Nalanda Institute of Buddhist Studies which attracts students from the world over. Here one can find the most unique religious scriptures & art objects of the world.
In noon you would check out from the hotel and proceed to Pelling via Ravangla (6800 Ft) , a small township & transit point to various destinations in South & West Sikkim, situated at the base of Meenam Hill (10300 Ft). On arrival at Pelling you would check in to the hotel and leisure your time in the hotel. Pelling is situated at a height of 2985 m above sea level. The green area with lots of lakes, waterfalls, and rare trees would mesmerize you with its beauty. Most attractive point and the place is the view of height Indian mountain peak Kanchenjunga .Plus you can see many Glaciers. Overnight stay at Pelling hotel.
Day 06: Pelling
In the early morning, we would proceed for the Khecheopalri Lake, also called the "Wish Fulfilling Lake". It lies in a depression surrounded by prayer flags & forested hills. Then to Yuksom (5800 Ft) . This is the first capital of the Kingdom of Sikkim & the coronation site of the first Chogyal. Evidence of the enthronement ceremony can still be seen in the form of stone seats and the footprint of the Head Lama on a stone. The stone throne constructed for the great event stands today at Norbugang which has been declared a Heritage site. . Another point of attractions at the place is the view of the highest Indian mountain peak, Kanchenjunga. Plus you can see many Glaciers. You can also visit The Pemayangtse Monastery. This is one of the ancient monasteries in northern part of India. The famous annual Chaam (monk dance) is held on the 28th and 29th day of the 12th month of the Tibetan Lunar Calendar. Dressed in costumes of rare magnificence the lamas represent Mahakala and Guru Drag-dmar. The third day dance ends with a colour full ceremony. Overnight stay at pelling hotel.
Day 07: Pelling-Darjeeling
In the morning after breakfast, you would proceeds to Darjeeling (QUEEN OF HILL STATIONS). You will be delighted with the "Queen of the hills" and you might even feel a thunderbolt within you, as you feel relaxed with a kind of unique experience of mesmerizing view of the hills all along the sides of the road stretching about 73 km / 3.5 hours of your journey up the hill to Darjeeling. On arrival at Darjeeling, check in to the hotel there. In the evening, if you so wish. You can make a short trip by the world famous toy train of Darjeeling or Shopping in Darjeeling will be a superb experience as it offers you a wide variety of items representing different cultures and lifestyles. The clean air of Darjeeling would give you soothing freshness as you plunge into slumber.
Day 08: Darjeeling
'Sun and Moon never wait for us'- So your sight seeing starts pretty early at 3.30 am for a spectacular sunrise at Tiger Hill, the majestic Kunchenjunga range and the Everest peak that would never go from your memory. Tiger Hill is the highest mountain point at Darjeeling. On the way back, a visit at Ghoom/Ghum Monastery (ESTD. in 1875) and the Gorkha War Memorial would be a different experience. Batasia Loop and beautiful gardens around it would exalt the coexistence of the nature and the technology. Batasia Loop is the ancient technology to adjust the deep height/slope of the hill railway track for the smooth running of the trains. After breakfast at the hotel, you would proceed for sightseeing at various spots like the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Zoo, Tenzing Rock, Labong Race Course, Tea Gardens, Rock garden & Ganga Maya Park,Dhirdham temple etc. Don't forget to pen down the marvelous thoughts for a nostalgic future, before going to the bed back in the hotel.
Day 09: Darjeeling - Mirik-Darjeeling
After breakfast, you would proceed to Mirik. Mirik is situated at a height of 6000ft above sea level.(50km/2.00hrs). It is one of the beautiful hill stations with its own special charms. Mirik has a beautiful lake and equally eye-soothing tea gardens. Striking view of sunrise and sunset can be seen from Mirik Mountain. One can enjoy the large area of orange orchards, as Mirik being largest supplier of oranges in West Bengal. From the top one can also have an aerial view of the peaceful village life around the hill area amidst the lush tea gardens. Here you can also enjoy boat and horse riding. Those who are interested in gardening can buy variety of baby plants, seeds and other accessories. In the evening we return to Darjeeling along with the memories of the day that would refuse to go from your mind.
Day 10: Departure
After Breakfast,you will check out from the hotel. We will transfer you to NJP Railway station or Bagdogra Airport. You would enjoy the beauty of nature once again during your 3 to 3-5 hours of drive en route to NJP/ Bagdogra down the hill.