Gangtok – Pelling – Darjeeling

ITINERARY

DAY 1: GANGTOK

Arrival at NJP Railway Station/ Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Meet our representative and get assisted transfer to your pre-booked hotel in Gangtok. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is one of the most popular hill stations in India. With everything in just the right amount from a blend of cultural identities to urbanisation, Gangtok is a breathing and dynamic bit of paradise of the northeast. On arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight in Gangtok.

DAY 2: GANGTOK

Post breakfast proceed for a day trip to Tsongmo Lake. Also known as Changu Lake, this glacial lake is a popular tourist attraction and is located on the road towards the Nathu La pass. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings here. The next visit is Baba Mandir. This shrine is built in the memory of a brave Indian soldier, Harbhajan Singh who died during the war near the Nathu La Pass. The Mandir worships no specific religion, but inspires its visitors to become selfless.

An optional tour to Nathula Pass (Alt 14000Ft.) on China Border can also be arranged (Except Mon, Tue) for Indian Nationals only (Optional). Evening return to Gangtok, you are free to shop in M.G Road (Mall Road) or other local markets. Overnight in Gangtok.

DAY 3: GANGTOK

Post breakfast we’ll proceed for a full day Gangtok City Tour. We will visit The Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok & Hanuman Tok, Ranka Monastery, Rumtek Monastery, Banjhakri Falls, Cottage Industry, Dro-dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and Handicraft Centre. After the day’s excitement return to the hotel. Overnight in Gangtok.

DAY 4: GANGTOK – PELLING

Post breakfast we will drive to Pelling from Gangtok. Pelling is situated at an altitude of 2150 meters. The town is adorned with monasteries and nature’s mystique. It displays the very essence of culture and nature gracefully. The sight of Himalayan peaks from this town is unforgettable, on a clear day you can catch the sight of the third largest peak of the world (Kanchenjunga). On arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at Pelling.

DAY 5: PELLING

Post breakfast proceed for a full day tour of Pelling. Visit Darap village, Kanchenjunga waterfalls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi water Falls & Khecheopalri Lake. After a delicious lunch, continue with visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, and Bird Sanctuary. Overnight stay at Pelling.

DAY 6: PELLING TO DARJEELING

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Darjeeling. A previous summer capital of India under the British Raj, Darjeeling has come off age as one of the most sought after hill stations in India. Famous for its beautiful tea plantations and the quality of Darjeeling tea, Darjeeling is a delight for all kind of tourists. On arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in Darjeeling.

DAY 7: DARJEELING

Early morning, leave for viewing sunrise at Tiger Hill. This is a major attraction amongst tourists. While returning to the hotel, do not forget to visit the Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Have your breakfast and leave for city tour, visit – Natural History Museum, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Parmesan Nadia Himalayan Zoological Park, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, Ropeway, Tea Estate, Peace Pagoda and Tensing – Gumbo Rock. Overnight in Darjeeling.

DAY 8: DEPARTURE

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Airport to connect the flight for onward destination.