Darjeeling is considered to be the "Queen of the Hills" in India. The place is remarkable for its panoramic beauty and is an ideal destination for the tourist to be in harmony with the nature. The tour to Darjeeling provides variety of activities from leisurely walk to the more grueling activities such as trekking, river rafting and other adventurous sports. Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok tour is one the exciting tours in Darjeeling.
Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour - Itinerary
Day 01: New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra-(Darjeeling)
Arrive at Darjeeling (100 Km/4 hrs). Check in at the hotel after arrival. Rest of the day is at leisure. After relaxation you can go outside for a walk in the local markets to buy something special of the place. Dinner and overnight stay is at hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 02: Darjeeling
Very early in the morning (at around 0300 hrs), we take you to Tiger Hill to catch a glimpse of sunrise over Kanchandzonga (Subject to clear weather conditions). On the way back you can see Batasia Loop-the point where the rail tracks spiral around over itself through a tunnel and over a hilltop to reduce the gradient of ascent and Ghoom Monastery. Evening is meant for leisure activities or for a joy train ride in Toy Train (optional). Dinner and overnight stay is at hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 03: Darjeeling
After breakfast, we will take you for a full day excursion trip of Darjeeling including HMI (Himalayan Mountaineering Institute), Zoological Gardens, and Dhirdham temple, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Tenzing, Gombu Rock, Peace Pagoda and Japanese temple. Dinner and overnight stay is at hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 04: Darjeeling - Kalimpong - Gangtok
After breakfast, we transfer you to Kalimpong (56 Km/1.5hrs). Kalimpong is well known for its many educational institutions Kalimpong has become an important tourist destination owing to its temperate climate and proximity to popular tourist locations in the region. Kalimpong is famous for its flower market, especially the wide array of orchids. Flower nurseries involved in exporting Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes contribute to the economy of Kalimpong. It also houses several Buddhist monasteries which hold a number of rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures. You can see Dello hill, Science Centre, Hanuman statue and Durga mandir also. In the evening we transfer you to Gangtok hotel (85 Km/3hrs). Dinner and overnight stay is at hotel in Gangtok.
Day 05: Gangtok
After breakfast, we take you for a full day excursion trip of Gangtok including Ganesh Tok and Hanuman Tok and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Banjhakari Falls, Tashi View Point etc, Rumtek Monastery etc. Overnight stay and dinner is in hotel.
Day 06: Gangtok
Early in the morning, we take you to an excursion trip to Tsongo Lake or Changu Lake which is a glacial lake in East Sikkim, Baba Harbhajan Temple- a temple made and revered by soldiers to owner a famous Indian Army officer named Captain Baba Harbhajan Singh and Nathu La Pass (a mountain pass in the Himalayas which connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass is at 4,310 m (14,140 ft) above mean sea level, and forms a part of the ancient Silk Road). Overnight stay and dinner is in hotel.
Optional tour to Nathu La Pass (on prior request only)
Nathu La Pass is a mountain pass in the Himalayas which connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass is at 4,310 m (14,140 ft) above mean sea level, and forms a part of the ancient Silk Road. Visit to Nathu La Pass depends on availability of permits and road conditions. For visiting Nathu La Pass, a special permission is required from Indian Army. Please note that the pass is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays every week and in the winter.
Day 07: Gangtok- New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra
After breakfast, it would be departure for New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/Bagdogra Airport (110 kms/4 hours) for onward/return journey.
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Info: At the end, you can extend your great holiday to Nepal for trekking to the World's highest peak Mt Everest (8848m) base camp, visit to Buddha's birth place-Lumbini, and sightseeing tour in holiest Pasupatinath temple including a lot of historical and world heritage sites. You can also combine a trip Tibet through Nepal.