Darjeeling and Gangtok Trip

Darjeeling and Gangtok Trip

Day 1 Arival in Darjeeling

receive you at the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/Bagdogra airport. From here, our representative will be assisting in your further journey to Darjeeling, which is around 68 km away. Located at an average height of 6700 ft, Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station that is famous for its scenic Himalayan trenches and sprawling tea estates. Here you also have the luxury of exploring its breathtaking beauty on a vintage train, which is famous as toy train. After an hour and forty minutes, you would be entering the mesmerizing surroundings of Darjeeling. Make a Check in to the hotel, relax for a while. Rest of the day would be free, so you can spend it at leisure or choose to walk out to the local market or a shopping mall. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Darjeeling

Start your day fresh with a mountain trip to Tiger Hill. Being the highest point of Darjeeling, Tiger Hill offers some of the best sights of the Himalayas, which are apt to be visited early in the morning. Imagine yourself standing infront of the mighty Kanchenjunga peak, the snow clad peaks of which are turning golden due to the rising sun. This panoramic view is the best introduction of Tiger Hill. In order to catch this breathtaking sight, leave early from your hotel. The magnificent hill is around 11 km from the town of Darjeeling. As you climb down the hill, you would be embarking on a visit to the incredible Ghoom monastery and Batasia Loop. One of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Darjeeling, Ghoom monastery is about 7 Km from the town and is famous for its huge statue of Lord Buddha. Post that, drive back to your hotel for a hearty breakfast. Rest of the day is scheduled for visiting major attractions inside the town. First on the list would be Himalayan Mountaineeri

Day 3 Drive to Gangtok

Post breakfast, make a check out from your hotel and head to Gangtok, a mystical hill station in the Himalayas of the North-East. Located in the eastern Himalayan range, Gangtok has an amazing blend of nature and religion. Amidst dense forests and Himalayan peaks, lies the quaint hill station of Gangtok, which is dotted with several colorful monasteries. The drive to Gangtok takes around 2 hrs and 23 mins. Thus, you would be having ample time to relax in your hotel. You can even utilize time to explore the nearby attractions, which are at walking distance. This would be followed by an overnight stay in your hotel in Gangtok.

Day 4 Sightseeing in Gangtok

Once you are done with the breakfast, the IHPL tour representative will be guiding you to the sightseeing tour of Gangtok. With the maiden visit to Enchey and Rumtek monastery, Gangtok tour starts on a spiritual note. Both the Enchey and Rumtek are amongst the most significant of the monasteries located in Gangtok. The former is located at a distance of around 3 km from Gangtok. The legendary monastery is believed to be constructed 200 years back, and today it marks an important seat of Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. On the contrary, Rumtek monastery is open to every kind of a Buddhist. Little older than Enchey, Rumtek monastery houses relics of the 16th Karmapa. Post that, you would be visiting the Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Chorten and Orchid sanctuary. By evening, you will be back in your hotel. Call it a day and spend the night at leisure.

Day 5 Excursions from Gangtok

Day 5 of our exclusive Darjeeling-Gangtok tour is dedicated to excursions from Gangtok. Under this, you would be heading towards the very popular Tsomgo lake and Baba Mandir. Tsomgo is a glacial lake, which is around 38 km from the town of Gangtok. Scaling the Gangtok-Nathula highway, which goes through rugged mountain terrains and cliffs, you would be reaching the beautiful Sikkimese lake. This will take around an hour. The lake is famous for its scenic and tranquil beauty which makes it a peaceful outing place. Besides its beauty, Tsomgo lake also holds a sacred status. Right on the banks, lies a temple of Lord Shiva, which adds to the divinity of the region. After spending a wonderful time at the breathtaking Tsomgo lake, you will start your journey to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, which is located nearby. Unlike the other shrines in Sikkim, which are dedicated to some deity or religious concept, Baba Mandir commemorates an army martyr, Major Harbhajan Singh. The shrine has a lot o

Day 6 Journey back home

Pack your bags and post breakfast, check out from the hotel and Gangtok. You would be transferred to the New Jalpaiguri railway station/Bagdogra airport for your journey back home. This marks the end of our Darjeeling-Gangtok tour.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation As Mention
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Intercity Transfers And Sightseeing Tours As Per The Itinerary
  • Transfers From Railway Station / Airport To Hotel
  • Welcome Drink On Arrival

Exclusions

  • 5% Goods And Service Tax
  • Alcoholic/aerated Beverages, Bottled Water And Starters
  • All Personal Expenses, Optional Tours And Extra Meals
  • Any Air Fare
  • Anything Not Mentioned Under “Inclusions”
  • Camera Fees
  • Entrance Fees At All Tourist Attractions Mentioned In The Itinerary
  • Medical And Travel Insurance
  • Services Of The Vehicle On Leisure Days And For Sightseeing Not Included In The Itinerary
  • Destinations

    Darjeeling - Nights : 3

    Darjeeling also known as 'Queen of Hills' is located at an altitude of 6700 feet. It is nestled between the mountains of Mt. Kanchenjunga towering luring over the Azure Sky. Darjeeling provides itself as a perfect holiday destination in the Eastern Region of the Country.

    Gangtok - Nights : 2

    Gangtok, the "Lofty Hill" or the "Hill made flat to build the Gangtok monastery in 1716". Gangtok is a city, which, till one sees it, one would believe exists only in picture-story books. In the mystery-laden mists prayer flags whip in the breeze; wheels spin in the hands of Lamas mumbling invocations to God, in the distance are the snows, on the streets amidst brightly painted pagoda roofed houses, lined with friendly smiling people are silver, silk and spice and jewellery to gladden an maiden's heart, from across the seven seas are gadget and goods to delight the collector of "imported goods', while directly overlooking the city is the hill Lukshyma, the 'Mother of Pearl' citadel of the magic mountain, Khang-Chen-Dzod-Nga.