Sikkim is synonymous with spectacular natural beauty while Pelling, known for the breathtaking views it offers of the Khangchendzonga and surrounding mountain ranges, is a treat to all the senses! Combined with the quaint hill station of Darjeeling, this tour is a Himachali dream come true…
Day 1 New Jalpaiguri Station / Bagdogra Airport – Darjeeling
Arrive at New Jalpaiguri station or Bagdogra airport and proceed to Darjeeling. Arrive at Darjeeling and check into your hotel. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snowcapped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 2 Darjeeling- Sightseeing
Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock, Tea Estate(from outside), Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Darjeeling – Pelling 75 kms 3 hours approx.
After breakfast transfer to Pelling (2000 mts.). On arrival check-in to hotel rest of the day free. Pelling is situated at an altitude of 2000 mts (approx) and commands a spectacular view of Mt.Kanchenjunga. Overnight at Pelling.
Day 4 Pelling – Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for city tour visiting Khechipalri Lake, Rimbi Falls, Kanchenjungs Falls, Orange Garden, Pemayangste Monastery and Rabtense Ruins. Overnight stay at Pelling.
Day 5 Pelling – Gangtok 127 kms 5 hours approx.
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Gangtok. Later proceed for half day sightseeing in Gangtok visiting Flower Show, Do Drul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sunday), Cottage Industry (closed on Sunday). Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 Gangtok – Sightseeing
After breakfast start for a day trip to Tsomgo Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake’s waters. Also visit new Baba Mandir. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 Gangtok – Bagdogra/NJP 125 kms 4 hours approx.
After breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination. Holiday Concludes. Let’s stay in touch on Facebook\email and meet again on another memorable Holiday. See you soon!