• Enchanting North East

Enchanting North East

Gangtok 02 Nights – Lachung 02 Nights – Yumthang – Gangtok 01 Night – Pelling 02 Nights – Kalimpong 01 Night – Darjeeling 02 Night

Gangtok, the capital of the Eastern Indian State of Sikkim, with a backdrop of the Himalayas, offers breathtaking vistas, colourful lifestyles, Buddhist shrines, adventure, watersport, exquisite flora and fauna, including hundreds of varieties of butterflies.Darjeeling , the queen of all hill stations and also the ‘Dream-land of the East‘, famous for its natural beauty, clean fresh air, year round pleasant weather and above all, tea estates and the famous Darjeeling Tea.One of the most popular hill stations of India, Darjeeling is strategically very important due to its proximity with Nepal and Bhutan borders.The hill station was popularized from the times of British rule.Pelling is the hub of West Sikkim. Pelling is the second biggest tourist destination in the state of Sikkim after Gangtok. It is little more than a strip of road lined with hotels. It is known for the breathtaking view of mount Khangchendzonga and the rest of the Himalayan range.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Gangtok, is between October and mid-December. Clear views of the Himalayan peaks are guaranteed in these months. Between March and May, lush Rhododendron flowers in bloom is a sight worth visiting

Darjeeling can be visited throughout the year as the weather remains cool which is ideal for sightseeing at its various attractions. However, it is best to avoid the monsoon season as landslides are common during this period.

Being renowned as a popular hill station in the north east of India, the region blooms in its best form during winters, when Pelling receives fresh snowfall. This makes winters the best time to visit Pelling. However, the topography of Pelling is such that the hill station feels like a paradise almost every time of the year.

Arrival Njp Railway Station / (Ixb) Bagdogra Airport – Gangtok

Day 01

On arrival at NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (413 Ft / 126 Mts) will be met by our office Executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5412 Ft / 1650 Mts, 130 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs). Check in and over night at Hotel.

Gangtok –Tshangu Lake & Baba Mandir Excursion

Day 02

After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way from Gangtok) & Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake. Situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way, with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Visit Nathula Pass an Indo China border, controlled by the Indian Army & is situated approx 20 Kms ahead of Tshangu Lake at an height of 14140 Ft / 4310.Back to Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel.

Gangtok – Lachung

Day 03

Pick from Gangtok Hotel and transfer to Lachung (8000 Ft / 2439 Mts, 124 Kms / 05 ½ to 06 ½ Hrs). On the way visit Tashi view point, Seven sister’s water fall ((Subjected the vehicle take the normal route. Overnight at Hotel.

Lachung – Yumthang Excursion

Day 04

Early morning proceed on a half day excursion to Yumthang Valley (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms / 1 ½ hours one way). Visit to Yumthang Valley is a day excursion from Lachung, which is an attraction for tourist visiting this region. The colorful Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary bloom between April to June. The soaring snow-capped peaks and herds of wandering yaks make this a Himalayan paradise The valley is also known for its Hot spring. Although the water is quite dirty, many locals from the area visit to get themselves soaked & cured as believed. Overnight at Hotel.

Optional Yumesamdong known as (Zero point)(15300 Ft / 4665 Mts, 24 Kms / 1.5 to 2 Hrs from Yumthang one way)

Lachung – Gangtok

Day 05

After breakfast transfer to Gangtok (5412 Ft / 1650 Mts, 124 Kms / 05 ½ to 06 ½ Hrs). Overnight at Hotel.

Gangtok – Pelling

Day 06

Morning Go for a half day (04 hrs) 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 (5500 Ft / 1675 Mts, 116 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel.

Pelling – Yuksom Excusrion

Day 07

After breakfast we drive to Yuksom (5840 Ft / 1780 Mts, 35 Kms / 02 Hrs) on way panoramic sightseeing of  Darap Village, Rimbi Water fall & Hydro Project, 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. 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.

Pelling – Kalimpong

Day 08

After breakfast transfer for Kalimpong (4091 Ft / 1247 Mts, 115 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel.

Kalimpong – Darjeeling

Day 09

Today after Breakfast visit Dello hills, Dr. Graham’s Home, Flower Nurseries, Jang – Dong – Palriffo Brang and Durbin Dara Hills. Transfer to Darjeeling (6710 Ft / 2046 Mts, 70 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel.

Darjeeling

Day 10

Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8482 Ft / 2586 Mts at around 4 AM) to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast go for a half-day sight seeing 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. Overnight at Hotel.

Darjeeling – Njp Railway / Ixb Airport

Day 11

After breakfast proceed to NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport (413 Ft / 126 Mts, 100 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs) for your onward connection.

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