Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok Our car driver will be there to receive you at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) or Bagdogra Airport ( IXB )-You will be assisting for the transfer – Transfer to Gangtok – Nearly 120 Kilometers 4 hours drive – Gangtok – The capital of the 22nd State of India, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful hill station with varied options for tourist – It is known for the monastery, Orchids, High altitude Lake and butterflies – It has option for tourist of all ages – Check into Hotel –Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – Overnight stay at Gangtok
Day 2 : Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full Day) Morning breakfast at hotel – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 40 kilometers and 2 hours drive – Situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet – The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep – Generally covered in snow for most of the year the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all –Back to Gangtok – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 3: Transfer to Lachung Morning breakfast then around 10 AM drive to Lachung via Chungthang – Lachung is 125 kilometers, 5 to 6 hours drive – Chungthang nearly 3 hours of drive from Gangtok – Lachung situated at an altitude of 8600 feet – On the way enjoy a few wonderful locations like Seven sister waterfalls, Naga Waterfalls and the confluence of Lachen Chu and Lachung Chu at Chungthang – The road leads through Rhododendron plants of the Singha Forest Reserve extended up to the Tibetan Plateau – Picturesque landscape, snow peaked mountains, flowing rivers blooming rhododendrons – During April / May
- June one can find the riot of colours as Rhododendrons, Primulae and many other Alpine Flowers are in full bloom – Guest are expected to reach Lachung at late afternoon or early evening – Check into hotel – Evening free to stroll up to Lachung monastery – Night halt at Lachung.
Day 4 : Sight Seeing at Yumthang & Transfer to Gangtok After breakfast drive towards Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly 11800 feet – On the way you may visit the famous hot spring which is known for its curative properties of skin diseases – Yumthang is a valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends – In spring the valley erupts in riots of colors as Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow covered valley except in autumn – During winter Yumthang is somber with snow all around and the snow clad mountains adding to the ethereal beauty. ( Optional visit to Zero Point at extra charge ) Transfer to Gangtok via Twin Waterfalls, Bhim Nala Waterfalls – Reach in the evening – Night stay at Gangtok.
Day 5: Sightseeing at Gangtok (Half Day) & Transfer to Pelling Morning Breakfast –Drive for visit to Enchey Monastery, Barthang waterfalls, Nam Nang view point, Ropeway, Flower Show, Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology & Do Drul Chorten (Stupa).etc – Back to hotel – After lunch Drive to Pelling – 120 kilometers 4.5 Hours drive. Pelling is at an altitude of 6800 feet / 2072 meters – On a clear day guest can get a clear view of Himalayan range with snow capped mount Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Kanchenjunga, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Sinolchu etc – Overnight stay at Pelling
Day 6: Sightseeing at Pelling (Half Day) & Transfer to Darjeeling Morning breakfast – Places of visit are Rimbi waterfalls, 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 – Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird and thus the water surface is always free of leaves, Kechopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga water Falls etc – Back to hotel – Transfer to Darjeeling – Nearly 110 kilometers 4 hours drive – At an height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet lies the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Everest is the Queen of the hills – It is also home to the famous World Heritage train – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) – Check into hotel – Overnight stay at Darjeeling
Day 7 : Darjeeling Sunrise from Tiger Hill & Local Sightseeing (Half Day ) Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel – After breakfast half day city tour includes 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) etc – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the Mall area or Chowk Bazaar – Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 8: Departure – Darjeeling to NJP / Bagdogra After breakfast transfer to NJP / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) – Nearly 80 kilometers & 3 hours to reach there.