Gangtok 3N + Lachen 1N + Lachung 1N + Pelling 2N + Darjeeling 2N + Kalimpong 1N
Day 1 : Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok
Our representative will be there to receive You at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – You will be assisting for the transfer to Gangtok – Gangtok the capital of Sikkim Suits all from tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals - at an height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited s- Nearly 120 kilometers 4 hours drive – Check into hotel - 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 Lachen from Gangtok
Early morning breakfast – Drive 135 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours drive - Chungthang is 96 kilometers from Gangtok – Lunch at Chungthang – Lachen is 35 kilometers from Chungthang Reach Lachen late afternoon / early evening - The snow capped peaks, the Shingbha wildlife sanctuary, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Thangu are the major attraction – It’s a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling snow peak mountains and the starting point of Green Lake Trek – In fact the village cradled between stern, tall rock faces standing like guards – A hamlet with very few people – It almost like this town is hidden from the outside – Like a Shangri - La – Check into a hotel - Evening free to stroll and visit the Lepcha Village – Overnight stay at Lachen.
Day 4: Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Transfer to Lachung
Early morning breakfast – Visit to Gurudongmar Lake 55 kilometers, 3 hours drive - A valley at an altitude of 11, 800 feet through which Lachen Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to April or even more is known as the Holy / Sacred Lake - Next drive through the cold desert till Tibet / China back to Resort for Lunch – After lunch drive to Lachung - The region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest with Chopta Valley and Thangu are the other places of interest - Back to hotel for lunch - After lunch proceed to Lachung – Nearly 50 kilometers and 2.5 hour drive – Check into hotel at Lachung - Evening free to visit Lachung Monastery - Overnight stay at Hotel at Lachung.
Day 5: 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 - Return to resort at Lachung for Lunch – Transfer to Gangtok – Reach Gangtok in the evening – Check into hotel – Night stay at Gangtok.
Day 6: Gangtok Local Sightseeing (Half Day) & Transfer to Pelling
Gangtok Local Sightseeing (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 - After lunch transfer 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 7: Sight Seeing at Pelling (Full Day)
Morning breakfast - Places of visit are 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 - 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, New Helipad, Rabdense Ruins & Kanchenjunga View tower etc – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around the helipad or Shopping center - Over Night stay at Pelling
Day 8: Transfer to Darjeeling
Morning breakfast – 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) - Evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center - Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 9 : 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 10 Transfer to Kalimpong & Kalimpong local sightseeing
Morning breakfast - Transfer to Kalimpong – Nearly 70 kilometers 2.5 hours drive - Kalimpong situated on the foothills of the Himalayas is a green destination at an altitude of 1243 meters / 4078 feet - It is a historical destinations with bustling market, colorful people and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range - Check into hotel –- Drive for sightseeing tour through scenic road to Forest Museum (Closed On Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr Graham Homes, Durbin Monastery, Mangaldham, Pine View Nurseries (Cactus Only) - Back to Kalimpong Hotel – Evening free to roam around the any of the hundred nurseries or the Local market area - Overnight stay at Kalimpong.
Day 11: Departure –Kalimpong to Bagdogra/NJP
Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) or Bagdogra Airport Nearly 75 kilometers 2.5 hours drive – Guest are advised to start early and not to rush - Forwarding Journey