Wreathed in clouds, Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is located on a ridge at a height of 5500 feet. With a spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga, the town provides the perfect base for travel through the state. Darjeeling, nestled among rolling mountains, is a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport - Gangtok
On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport, you will be met by our local representative who will assist you to board your vehicle and tranfer you to Gangtok .
On arrival, check in hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Gangtok Sighteeing
After breakfast , go for a full day sightseeing covering Rumtek Monastery, Jhakri Water Fall, Do-drul Chorten, Research Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday) and Flower Show.
Return to hotel by evening for overnight stay.
Day 3: Gangtok – Tshangu Lake & Baba Mandir Excursion
After breakfast, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake . Situated at a height of 12400Feet / 3780 Meters / 43Kilo Meters in 3Hours one way, with an average depth of 50 Feet. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around.
Later, visit Baba Mandir (13100Feet / 3994 Meters / 16Kilometers , 1Hour one way from Tshangu Lake. It is dedicated to “Baba” Harbhajan Singh, who was a soldier of the Indian Army. He died near the Nathula Pass in eastern Sikkim. Two shrines have been built to show reverence to Baba Harbhajan Singh.
Return to Gangtok by evening for overnight stay in hotel.
Day 4: Gangtok - Darjeeling (110kms/approx 3.5hrs)
After breakfast , transfer to Darjeeling.
On arrival, check in and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Travel from Gangtok to Darjeeling
Day 5: Darjeeling
Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8482 Feet / 2586 Meters at around 4 AM) to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather).On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop.
Return to hotel and after breakfast go for a half-day sightseeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling Ropeway Ride (Ticket cost not included & will be approx INR 180.00 per person) Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & panoramic view of Tea Estate.
Return by late evening and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 6: Darjeeling - new Jalpaiguri Railway Station/ Bagdogra Airport (66kms /approx 2.5hrs)
After breakfast , transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport for your onward connecting train/flight with memories of a lifetime trip.