Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days
Destination Covered : Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kalimpong
Price (Starting From) : On Request
Day 1: Arrival at Darjeeling
Arrival at Bagdogra Airport. Meet our representative and drive towards Darjeeling. Darjeeling, one of the most beautiful hill station is generally called the “ Queens of the hills”. It has all attributes of a queen like glamour and beauty of evergreen hills around, green tea gardens at her feet and Mt. Kanchenjunga as her crown. In Sanskrit, Durjaya linga means “Shiva of invincible power who rules the Himalayas”. Darjeeling is northern district of West Bengal, which shares its border with Sikkim in the north, Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east and Bangladesh and plains of Bengal in the south. Overnight at hotel
Day 2: Explore Darjeeling
Early morning drive to the Tiger hill. Situated at an altitude of 2590 meters Tiger hill has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise. The majestic peak Kanchenjunga (8596 mtrs) rears up flanked by Mt.Kabru and Mt Pandim to the far left are Everest, Makalu and Lhotse. Other peaks visible from here are Mt. Jano, Mt. Nar sing, Mt. Frey peak, Mt. Sinolchu etc. After Tiger Hill visit Yiga Choling Monastery of Ghoom. Take a joy ride in the famous Darjeeling "Toy Train", titled World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, a high altitude wildlife Zoo with the most successful captive breeding center for Snow leopard and Red Panda. After this visit, you may proceed to Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center and then Tea Garden. Evening free for market Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: Darjeeling - Gangtok
After breakfast drive towards Gangtok which is interesting for scenic views of curving valleys and the serpentine rivers and of course the green vegetation of the eastern Himalayas. East Sikkim is one of the four districts of the state which is the south-east part of Sikkim. The capital city of Sikkim – Gangtok, is located in this part of the Sikkim and this part is also the hub of all the administrative activities on the state. Most of the tourists explore East Sikkim Tourism as this part of the state happens to be the most popular part of the state. East Sikkim Tourism has a number of great tourist attractions where people visit and explore the culture, history and heritage. Overnight at hotel
Day 4: Explore Gangtok
After breakfast visit Rumtek Monastery which is Situated on the opposite hill of Gangtok, Rumtek is the seat of Karmapa sect who heads the Karma - Kagyupa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The earlier monastery is situated on the lower parts of the hill and after the Chinese aggression the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa after coming back from Tibet built the new monastery on the top of the hill. Built in 1960s the monastery is said to be the biggest monastery in Sikkim which has its own school to impart teachings in Tibetan and various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. After Rumtek, we drive to visit Institute of Tibetology at Deorali. The Institute of Tibetology was established in the year 1958 to promote research on the language and culture of Tibet as well as Mahayana Buddhism. It is home to a collection of almost 30,000 volumes on diverse subjects like astrology, philosophy, tantric and religion. Its vast wealth of Lepcha, Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts as well as statues and Thangkhas attracts scholars from all corners of the world. After this we check in the hotel and after lunch visit to the Enchey monastery, Institute of Cottage and handloom Industries run by the Government of Sikkim and then pay a visit to the flower show and walk down to explore Gangtok town. Overnight at Hotel
Day 5: Gangtok - Kalimpong
After breakfast drive to Kalimpong. Kalimpong considered as the oldest town in hills of Darjeeling was once the head quarter of Bhutanese Governor, the word Kalim means “ Minister” and pong is “stronghold”. It is also called Kalibong or the “Black spur” by the locals and to the local Lepcha it is known as Ka (we) –LEM (play) – PONG ( ridge), ” The ridge where we play”. Kalimpong was silk route to the Tibet and also famous center of eastern and central Tibetan wool trade. Before check in to the hotel we will visit flower nursery and after lunch we will visit church ,Thongsa Bhutanese Monastery and very famous Durpin Gumba and local market in the evening. Overnight at Hotel
Day 6: Departure
Get driven to the nearest Bagdogra airport.
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