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Detailed Itinerary

Overview: “The itinerary covers mainly two northeastern cities of India named as Darjeeling and Gangtok. While traveling these places, one can visit the World Heritage site, The Darjeeling Himalayan Rail, World Famous Darjeeling Tea Plantation, and the sunrise view over the Mt. Kanchanjunga. Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim the organic state of India, known for its Buddhist monasteries, Tsomgo Lake at an altitude of 12,400 ft, and Baba Mandir”

 Day 01: Arrival in Bagdogra-Darjeeling (apporx.100 kms/3-4 hours’ drive)

Arrive Bagdogra (IXB) by Air or Train (NJP), meet and greet at Airport or Railway station, after a warm welcome you will be transferred to Darjeeling,

Darjeeling derived from Tibetan Words “Dorje” means thunderbolt and “ling” means a place or land, hence it is known as the land of thunderbolt. Darjeeling, the destination situated at an elevation of 2,042.16 m (6,700 ft) above sea level and it covers roughly an area of about 10.57 sq km.  Darjeeling is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Darjeeling is one of the most desired hill stations in India for passengers from different parts of the world and for Indians as well. Darjeeling situated in the foothills of the Eastern Range of Himalaya, the highest peak in India Mt. Kanchanjunga and it is known as the queen of hills, the city is popular for its Tea Industry and eco-tourism.

Upon arrival check in to the hotel

Later in the evening, you can embark on a leisure walk on the Mall Road and enjoy local food and shopping

Overnight at hotel

Day 02: In Darjeeling

Start your day early morning around 03:45 hrs, proceed for an unforgettable sunrise from Tiger Hill, to view sunrise over Kanchanjunga (highest peak in India) Situated at an altitude of 2590 meters (8482 ft.) and 13 kilometers from the town. Please note, Sunrise view is always subject to weather conditions. After Sunrise, while they return to the hotel visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & BatasiaLoop.

Return hotel for breakfast.

Later you will be driven for a city tour includes Japanese Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway (you can have 360 views of the city and also Tea Plantation of Darjeeling) Tensing   Gumpo  Rock, Tibetan  Refugee Self  Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday  Closed).

After the city tour return to the hotel,

Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Darjeeling- Gangtok  (approx. 100 km 3/4 hours drive)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Gangtok,

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Gangtok the capital city of the northeastern state of Sikkim. Lying at an altitude of 1670 m above sea level, Gangtok is one of the most-visited destinations in the north-eastern region of India, which is popular for its monasteries, rich culture, adventure opportunities, and natural scenery. Upon reaching, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel.

Upon arrival check in to the hotel

Overnight at hotel

Day 04:   In Gangtok

Breakfast at the hotel.

The whole day is scheduled for an excursion torso go Lake and Baba Mandir. Also known as Changu Lake, Tsomgo Lake is an oval-shaped lake with a depth of around 50 feet. During most part of the year, it is covered with snow. Lying at a high- altitude of 12400 feet above sea level, this Lake boasts of enchanting surroundings. The lake is known to have a mythological connection with Buddhists. You might also spot several migratory birds like Brahmini ducks. Enjoy yak and mule rides here. On the banks of the Lake is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Thereafter, move to the holy site of Baba Mandir or the shrine of Baba Harbhajan Singh. Next, you have an option to visit the very popular Nathula Pass, which is just 20 km from here. This motorable mountain pass is at an altitude of 4310 m above sea level. The views from here are simply breathtaking. On reaching Gangtok, complete the check-in formalities. You are now free to explore the place on your own. (Note: In the case of landslide or because of any other reason, if Tsomgo Lake is closed, alternate sightseeing will be offered)

Nathula Pass/Tsomgo Lake /Baba Mandir is closed on Monday and Tuesday

Overnight at hotel

Day 05: In Gangtok

Breakfast at hotel, proceed for an excursion of Gangtok max for 6 hours,

Visit Gangtok Ropeway, Institute of Tibetology, Do DrulChortenStupa, Banjhakri Falls, Flower Show Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom, Bakthang Fall, EncheyMonestry, Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tonk, Hanuman Tonk

Overnight at hotel

Day 06: Gangtok-Kalimpong (approx. 80 km 2 hours drive)

Breakfast at hotel

Drive to Kalimpong

Kalimpong is located in the northern part of the state of West Bengal, in the northeastern region of India. It is adjacent to the state of Sikkim and near the Teesta River. It is set amongst the foothills of the mighty Himalayas at an altitude of 1250 m above sea level. Kalimpong is 50 km from Darjeeling and 80 km from Gangtok. The weather in Kalimpong is alpine. Summers (April-June) are mild and winters are cold (November-February). It experiences southwestern monsoon rains in July-September.  Kalimpong is a lovely historical town that boasts of vibrant locals, Buddhist monasteries, lovely views, and colonial buildings

Upon arrival Check- into the hotel

Proceed for a local excursion of Kalimpong (half-day)  Forest Museum (Closed on Thursdaysday), Dello Hills, Hanuman Mandir, Dr. Graham Homes, Durbin Monestry, Mangaldham, Pine view Nursery (Cactus only)

After the excursion, return back to the hotel,

Overnight at hotel

Day 07: Kalimpong-Bagdogra(approx. 80kms/2-3 hours’ drive)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bagdogra Airport or Railway station to board a flight/train for onwards destinations.

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