North East Delights

North East Delights

Duration: 6 Night / 7 Days

Destinations: Siliguri – Darjeeling – Pelling – Gangtok - Tsongmo Lake - Bagdogra

 

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Siliguri – drive to Darjeeling

    • On your arrival NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport our driver will meet and greet you.
    • Drive to Darjeeling located at a distance of 88 km and 3:00 – 3:30 hour drive. Hill town of Darjeeling is situated at an altitude of 6710 feet. The town, was originally set up by British, as a health resort. It produces the world famous Darjeeling tea.
    • On your arrival in Darjeeling, check in at the hotel.
    • Rest of the day is free. In the evening you can go for a stroll to the mall road.
    • Stay overnight at your hotel in Darjeeling.

Day 02 : Darjeeling - local sight seeing

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Early morning at around 4:00 am drive to Tiger Hill situated at an altitude of 8000 feet. From the observatory at Tiger Hill, view sunrise over Mount Kanchenjunga (subject to clear weather).
    • While returning to Darjeeling we visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial and Batasia Loop.
    • Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we take you for a half day sight seeing of Darjeeling visiting Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed) and Peace Pagoda.
    • In the afternoon return back to the hotel. Time free for shopping and buy some famous Darjeeling Tea.
    • Stay overnight at your hotel in Darjeeling.

Day 03 : Darjeeling to Pelling

After breakfast drive to Pelling located at a distance of 75 km and 2:30 hour drive. Pelling offers breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga and surrounding Himalayan ranges. The famous Pemayangste monastery is just one km from Pelling. Its offers a range of short treks and nature walks.

On your arrival in Pelling, check in at the hotel.

Rest of the day free to enjoy the walks around Pelling.

Stay overnight at your hotel in Pelling.

Day 04 : Pelling

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast we take you for a full day tour of Pelling visiting Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake (it is one of the holy Buddhist lake and it is believed that any wish in front of the lake comes true), Kechopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga water Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins. The scenic views of Mount Kanchenjunga from top of Rabdantse ruins will be etched in your memory for long time.

Stay overnight at your hotel in Pelling.

Day 05 : Pelling to Gangtok

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast drive to Gangtok located at a distance of 117 km and 3:15 hour drive. Gangtok is capital of Sikkim and is situated at a height of 5500 feet with spectacular views of Mount Kanchenjunga.

On your arrival in Gangtok, check in at the hotel.

In the afternoon we take you for half day sight seeing tour of Gangtok visiting:

Do Drul Chorten –Stupa

Research Institute of Tibetology – houses a collection of rare Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts.

Govt. Institute of Cottage Industry (a preservation center for traditional arts and crafts of Sikkim).

Enchey Monastery (a 200 year old monastery).

Hurhurey Dara at Namnang.

Gangtok Ropeway (cover a distance of 1 km in 7 minutes and takes you to the highest point in Gangtok).

Stay overnight at hotel in Gangtok.

Day 06 : Gangtok - Tsongmo Lake Excursion

Have an early breakfast at the hotel.

At around 8 am leave for Tsongmo Lake, some 40 km from Gangtok, situated at an altitude of 12,300 feet and it is 3:00 hour drive. This is the most visited lake in Sikkim. The lake is associated with many myths and legends and is considered sacred by the locals.

We also visit Baba Harbhajan Mandir situated at an altitude of 13,200 feet.

Some 18 km from Tsongmo lake is the famous Nathula Pass. You can optionally book visit to Nathula Pass and an extra cost. But this has to be done at time of your booking only as you need to have a permit to visit Nathula pass. Foreign national are not allowed to visit and photography is strictly prohibited. Nathula can not be visited on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Day 07 : Depart Gangtok

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport, located at a distance of 130 km and 4:00 hour drive, for your train / flight to onward destination.

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