Gangtok and Darjeeling

Days:
4 N/5 D
Starting City:
Gangtok
Validity:
Dec. 4, 2018
Hotels Included:

Inclusions

Make your trip memorable and luxurious availing surplus benefits.

  • Accommodation
  • Transfer


General information about Gangtok and Darjeeling

This package covers the trip of Gangtok which is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881

Day 1

You will be picked up at the Bagdogra airport– Gangtok (5,500 ft), (128 kms/5hrs). Meet & greet on arrival at Bagdogra Airport & transfer to Gangtok. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Stay At: Suhim Portico

Meals: Breakfast Included

Day 2

Get ready for an early morning start you need to get fresh and have heavy breakfast till 7.30am. We drive you to Tsongo Lake (Alt 12000ft/3600M), a high altitude alpine lake close to Indo-China Border. The 1 km long and 15m deep lake is considered sacred to the local people. The pure clear water remains frozen during winter. Enjoy playing in snow and Yak Ride. Proceed further to Legendary Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir (“Hero of Nathula” An Indian soldier who was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra medal for his bravery and known for doing his duty still after death). Optional tour to Nathula Pass (Alt 14000Ft / 4200M) on China Border can also be arranged for Indian Nationals only with 30 Days Advance Request at an additional cost. Take some rest. Or you may visit the famous M G Marg. It is now more like a long stretch of open mall or avenue square where locals and tourists take leisure stroll or just sit and relax on one of the many benches laid along the middle and both sides of the road to enjoy the ambience. The entire area is free of litter, smoke and vehicle. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Stay At: Suhim Portico

Meals: Breakfast Included

Day 3

In the morning go for sightseeing covering Ropeway, Do-Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Hand loom (Sunday Closed) & Flower Show (Orchid). Afterwards drive towards Darjeeling (7,200 ft, 115 km). Overnight stay at Darjeeling

Stay At: Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel

Meals: Breakfast Included

Day 4

Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak) (subject to clear weather), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasay Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Center (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view) and Japanese Temple (4 hrs from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs). Evening is free for shopping and personal activities. Stay overnight at Darjeeling.

Stay At: Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel

Meals: Breakfast Included

Day 5

Drop to Airport according to your Flight/Train for your onward destination. Tour Ends.

Stay At: Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel

Meals: Breakfast Included