The Perfect Sikkim & Darjeeling Long Vacation-2 - Budget

1N Gangtok , 2N Lachung , 3N Gangtok , 2N Pelling , 1N Kalimpong and 2N Darjeeling
12 days

From

US$ 493

per person

About the tour

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. Once an important transit point for traders traveling between Tibet and India, it is today a busy administrative and business centre and presents an interesting mix of cultures and communities.

Accommodation

Hotel Comfort Inn or Similar

1 night(s) in Gangtok

Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: None

Tenzing Retreat or Similar

2 night(s) in Lachung

Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: None

Hotel Comfort Inn or Similar

3 night(s) in Gangtok

Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: None

Pemaling Residency or Similar

2 night(s) in Pelling

Room Type: Standard Room

Hotel Mountain View or Similar

1 night(s) in Kalimpong

Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: None

Hotel North Star or Similar

2 night(s) in Darjeeling

Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: None

Included in the price

Gangtok

  • Transfer From Bagdogra/NJP to Gangtok - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)
  • Gangtok - Lachung - Gangtok (2 Nights) - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)

Gangtok

  • Day Excursion to Tsangu Lake & Baba Mandir - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)
  • Day Excursion to Namchi - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)
  • Transfer from Gangtok to Pelling - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)
  • Gangtok Half Day Tour - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)

Pelling

  • Pelling - Yuksom Excursion - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)
  • Transfer from Pelling to Kalimpong - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)

Kalimpong

  • Kalimpong Sightseeing Tour - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)
  • Transfer from Kalimpong to Darjeeling - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)

Darjeeling

  • Transfer From Darjeeling to Bagdogra / NJP - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)
  • Darjeeling Full Day Sightseeing Tour (10 Points) - AC Luxury Vehicle (Scorpio/Xylo)

Day-wise Itinerary

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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 (130 kms / 5 hrs). 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.

Day 2: Gangtok To Lachung (2 Nights)

  • After breakfast, get ready for an enjoyable drive to Lachung (8000 ft / 124 kms / 6 hrs). On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful locations like Tashi View Point, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls, Seven Sisters Waterfalls, the confluence of Lachen-Chu and Lachung- Chu at Chungthang, Twin Waterfalls and Bhim Nala Waterfalls.
  • Lunch will be served at Namok (subject to vehicle route). You will arrive in Lachung by evening. Have a splendid dinner at your hotel. Overnight stay in Lachung.
  • NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National will be allowed to visit Lachung, Yumthang & Yumesamdong, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above is number.

Day Excursion To Yumthang Valley

Early morning proceed on a day excursion to Yumthang Valley which is known as Valley of Flowers (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms / 1.5 hrs one way). On the way visit the Hot Spring and Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4: Lachung To Gangtok

After breakfast, prepare for your transfer to Gangtok (110 lms / 4-5 hrs). On the way, for a clear view of the Kanchenjunga Range, stop at the point between Singhik and Mangan, and you could just get lucky with some magnificent views. This location offers visitors a majestic view of Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru, Mt. Simvo, Mt. Jopuno, Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Siniolchu. Lunch will be had at Namok on the way. Overnight at hotel in Gangtok.

Day Excursion To Yumthang Valley

Early morning proceed on a day excursion to Yumthang Valley which is known as Valley of Flowers (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms / 1.5 hrs one way). On the way visit the Hot Spring and Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Overnight at Hotel.

Day Exursion To Tsangu Lake & Baba Madir

  • 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.
  • In case of Land slide or any reason Tshangu Lake is closed we will provided alternate sightseeing.
  • NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National are not allowed to visit Baba Mandir & Nathula Pass. They are allowed to visit till Tshangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above is number to visit Tshangu Lake.

Day 8: Gangtok Half Day Sightseeing Tour & Transfer To Pelling

After breakfast go for local sightseeing covering Jhakri Water Falls along with Do-rul Chhorten, Research Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday) and Flower Show. Afternoon transfer to Pelling (6000 ft / 132 kms / 5 hrs). Overnight at hotel in Pelling.

Day Excursion To Yuksom

After breakfast we drive to Yuksom (5840 Ft / 1780 Mts, 35 Kms / 02 Hrs) on way panoramic sightseeing of Darap Village, Rimbi Water fall & Khecheopalri Lake (6000 Ft / 1829 Mts), it is one of the sacred Buddhist mountain lake and it is believed that whatever is wished 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 & Kanchanjunga Water fall. The routes are forested and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring. A further drive takes you to Yuksom (the meeting place of three monks) - the first capital of Sikkim. This was the place where the first Chogyal (a ruling dynasty in Sikkim) was crowned. Evening Back to Pelling and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Transfer From Pelling To Kalimpong

Transfer for Kalimpong (3937 Ft / 1200 Mts, 115 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12: Kalimpong Half Day Sightseeing Tour & Transfer To Darjeeling

Today after Breakfast visit Dello hills, Flower Nurseries, Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang, Durbin Dara Hills, and Dr Graham's Homes complex with its historic church & well maintained grounds founded in 1900 by Rev. Dr. J A Graham, a Scottish missionary. The scenic beauty on the way are beautiful and there are lot of shops selling antics and local handicraft worth buying. Transfer to Darjeeling (7380 ft / 2250 mts, 70 kms / 3-4 hrs), Overnight at Hotel.

Starting from

US$ 493

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