Kalimpong is a multicultural society. History tells us that the original inhabitants of this region were the Lepcha tribals. With the region being dominated by Sikkimese, Bhutanese and Nepalese kingdoms over time, their cultural and religious heritage is very much evident till today.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival In Gangtok
Upon your meet and greet with our representative at Bagdogra Airport or at NJP Railway Station, a transfer will be arranged to the peaceful hill station of Gangtok. Check in at your hotel in this beautiful destination and start to get familiar with your surroundings. In the evening, set out on a shopping spree along the roads of main market area M.G Marg. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Distance From Bagdogra Airport To Gangtok : 130 kms/5 hrs.
Day 2: Tsomgo Lake And Baba Mandir
After breakfast, prepare for a full day excursion to glacial Tsomgo Lake (12,310 feet), and the temple of Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir (a very holy site for all) – at a short distance of only 40 kms from Gangtok. Home to the Brahmini ducks and many migratory birds, the 1 kilometer long lake is oval shaped and nearly 50 feet deep. The surface reflects different colours with change of seasons and is held in great reverence by the local Sikkimese folk. Spend the evening in Gangtok for some recreational activities such as shopping and a delicious local dinner. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Sites Visited : Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir (if the lake is closed due a landslide or any other reason, alternate sightseeing will be provided).
Day 3: Gangtok Sightseeing - Kalimpong
After breakfast, get ready for a local sightseeing tour of Gangtok. Sites Visited : Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Cable Car, Ganesh Tok, Tashi View Point, Gunjan Monastery, Spriti Ban, Flower Show and Bakthang Water Falls. In the afternoon, prepare for your transfer to Kalimpong (3937 ft/1200 mts). Check in to your hotel. Distance from Gangtok To Kalimpong : 85 Kms/3-4 hrs. Overnight stay at hotel in Kalimpong.
Travel from Gangtok to Kalimpong
Day 4: Kalimpong - Darjeeling
After breakfast, prepare for your transfer to Darjeeling (7380 ft/2250 mts) Distance From Kalimpong to Darjeeling : 70 kms/3-4 hrs). Overnight at hotel in Darjeeling.
Travel from Kalimpong to Darjeeling
Day 5: Darjeeling Full Day Tour With Tiger Hill
Spend your day today witnessing a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas and exploring local tourist attractions. To watch the blaze of rapidly changing colors of the snow peaks as the sun strikes, set out early in the morning, before dawn (4 am), to the highest point in Darjeeling Tiger Hill (2590 m) – for views of a breathtaking sunrise and its reflection rays over the Kanchenjunga Ranges and other impressive Himalayan peaks. On the way back to your hotel, visit Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery. Expected arrival time at hotel: 7 am. After freshening up and a hearty breakfast at your hotel, visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Happy Valley Tea Estate (outer view), Japanese temple & Peace Pagoda, Labong Race Course & Rope Way. End your lovely city tour day with an overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 6: Darjeeling – Mirik & Pashupati Excursion
After breakfast, get ready for an excursion to the quiet town of Mirik. Nestled perfectly between Siliguri and Darjeeling, Mirik is a hill resort visited for its pleasant climate and secluded charm – check out the beautiful tea gardens, cardamom groves, vantage points from the famous, beautiful 1.25 km-long Samendu Lake (with its boating facilities) and orange orchards. On the way, be sure to visit Pashupati Market (on the India-Nepal border). Come back to Darjeeling and end your day with a peaceful overnight stay at your hotel.
Distance From Darjeeling to Mirik: 58 kms. Sites Visited in Mirik : Samendu Lake, Pashupati Market, Tea estates, Orange orchards, and cardamom plantations.