3N Gangtok / 2N Pelling / 2 NDarjeeling
Bagdogra/NJP to Gangtok 125 kms 4 hours approx. Assistance at the airport/railway station on arrival and drive to Gangtok.GANGTOK:
At an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid 19 th century and has undergone rapid development since then. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a travellers delight. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake’s waters.
(OPTIONAL ONE CAN DO NATULA PASS AT ADDITIONAL COST ON THIS DAY – THE SAME IS SUBJECT TO OBTAINING PERMIT AND WEATHER CONDITIONS) Overnight at hotel
After Breakfast proceed for Full Day city tour visiting Rumtek Monastery, Ban Jhakri Waterfalls, Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology(closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry(closed on Sundays) and Flower Show Complex. Overnight at hotel.
Gangtok – Pelling 127 kms 5 hours approx. Aftern Breakfast drive from Gangtok to PellingPELLING:
Located at a distance of 120 kms from Gangtok Pelling is another serene, mountain village which lies in the western districts of Sikkim. This village is situated at an altitude of 2000 mts(approx) and commands a spectacular view of Mt.Kanchenjunga. Overnight at hotel
DAY 05 :
Breakfast at the ho*tel and proceed for city tour visiting Pemayangste Monastery, Rabtense Ruins, Khechipalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Fall and Rambi Falls. Overnight at hotel
DAY 06 :
Pelling – Darjeeling 75 kms 3 hours approx. Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Darjeeling.DARJEELING:
Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An introduction to hill stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. It is truly a majestic sight and Ghoom Monastery which is oldest Monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Happy Valley Tea Estate(from outside). Overnight at hotel.
Darjeeling – Bagdogra/NJP 93 kms 3 hours approx.
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination.