India’s North East is a land of undulating hills and plains with luxuriant green cover and a wide variety or rare and exotic flora and fauna. The Bramhaputra valley with its near tropical climate is a fertile plain on the basin of one of the largest rivers of the world.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival And Transfer To Gangtok
On arrival at New Jalpaiguri railway station or Bagdogra airport you will be received by our office executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok. Upon arrival proceed to the hotel for check in. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtok.
Day 2: Gangtok Sightseeing
After breakfast at hotel you will depart for full day city tour of Gangtok. This includes Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Research Institute of Tibetology, Dro-drul Chorten, Enchey Monastry, White Hall, Flower Show, Ban - Jhakri Water falls, Rumtek Monastery, Botanical Garden, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok and Tashi View Point. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 3: Excursion To Tsongmo Lake And Baba Mandir
After breakfast start for excursion to Tsongmo Lake and through Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary and Baba Mandir. No entry for foreigner national, they are allowed to visit tillTsongmo Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 and above in number to visit Tsongmo Lake. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Back to Gangtok and Overnight at hotel. (Incase of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided). Optional tour to Nathula and Baba Mandir. One can opt for Nathula excursion by paying a supplement cost which varies from month to month. Nathula permit gets confirmed 24 hrs prior to the journey date and it is subjected to permit availability as it is allotted as per lottery. Nathula is closed on Monday and Tuesday for tourist. Organizing the permit at the last moment is not possible and a clear window of 72 Hrs with proper documents is required to process the permit.
Day 4: Gangtok To Kalimpong
After breakfast at hotel you will depart to Kalimpong. On arrival you will be taken to a full day sightseeing of the town which includes, tours of Forest Museum (closed on Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr. Grahams Homes School, Durpin Monastery, Mangal Dham and Pine View Nursery (cactus only). Overnight stay in Kalimpong.
Travel from Gangtok to Kalimpong
Day 5: Kalimpong To Darjeeling
After breakfast proceed to Darjeeling. Upon arrival proceed to the hotel for check-in. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Travel from Kalimpong to Darjeeling
Day 6: Darjeeling Sightseeing
Early morning excursion to Tiger Hill at around 3:45 am for viewing sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (if the weather is favorable), also visit Ghum Monastery, Peace Memorial and Batasia Loop. After breakfast at the hotel you will depart for a half day city tour of Darjeeling. This includes sightseeing at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tenzing and Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (closed on Sunday) and Peace Pagoda. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.
Day 7: Mirk Excursion
After breakfast at hotel, you head towards Mirik via Pashupati Nagar, Indo-Nepal Border (Extra vehicle charges will be applicable for Nepal Border to Pasupati Market) for shopping and recreation. Mirik a small sleepy town built around the 1.25 kilometer long man made Sumendu Lake. The pristine lake is surrounded by high forested hills, tea gardens, orange orchards and cardamom plantations. Horse riding and boat is available around the lake on direct payment basis. Return to Darjeeling in the evening and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast at hotel transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey.