Discover the Splendors of Sikkim and Darjeeling

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Discover the Splendors of Sikkim and Darjeeling: A 6-Day Adventure

Introduction: Embark on a mesmerizing 6-day journey through the enchanting landscapes of Sikkim and the picturesque hills of Darjeeling. Join us as we explore the vibrant culture, breathtaking vistas, and iconic landmarks that define these Himalayan destinations.

Day 1: A Warm Welcome and Transfer to Gangtok

  • Arrive at Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, where our friendly representative greets you.
  • Board our comfortable vehicle for a scenic drive to Gangtok, making a brief stop at Triveni View Point to witness the confluence of Teesta and Rangeet rivers.
  • Enjoy the picturesque journey along the Teesta River and explore MG Marg in the evening.
  • Check into your hotel in Gangtok for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, and Nathula Pass Adventure

  • After a hearty breakfast, embark on a full-day excursion around Gangtok.
  • Visit the glacial Tsomgo Lake, marveling at its changing colors and breathtaking scenery.
  • Explore Baba Mandir, a shrine dedicated to the legendary soldier Baba Harbhajan Singh.
  • Optionally visit Nathula Pass, an Indo-China border post (additional cost applies, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).
  • Return to Gangtok for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Immerse Yourself in Gangtok’s Local Wonders

  • Explore the best of Gangtok’s attractions, including Banjhakri Falls, Ropeway, Do-Drul Chorten, and more.
  • Visit cultural and natural landmarks such as Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom, and Flower Show (Orchid).
  • Return to your hotel for a peaceful overnight stay in Gangtok.

Day 4: Journey from Gangtok to Darjeeling

  • Enjoy breakfast in Gangtok and prepare for a scenic transfer to Darjeeling, a gem among Himalayan hill stations.
  • Marvel at the aromatic tea plantations lining the curvy mountain roads.
  • Check into your hotel in Darjeeling and unwind with an overnight stay.

Day 5: Darjeeling Delights – Sunrise, Toy Train, and Cultural Gems

  • Rise early for a spectacular sunrise view of Mt. Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill.
  • Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Darjeeling’s iconic toy train, with stops at Ghum Station and Batasia Loop.
  • Explore the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and enjoy a ropeway ride.
  • Visit the Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda for a serene experience.
  • Return to your hotel in Darjeeling for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Departure – Bid Farewell to Darjeeling

  • Enjoy a leisurely morning in Darjeeling and savor breakfast at the hotel.
  • Board your transfer to Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station.
  • Depart with cherished memories of your fantastic Himalayan adventure.

Conclusion: As your 6-day journey concludes, carry the enchantment of Sikkim and Darjeeling with you. From pristine lakes and ancient shrines to panoramic views and cultural landmarks, this trip promises an unforgettable experience. Board your train or flight back home with a heart full of memories and the magic of the Himalayas lingering in your soul.

Must Carry

  • Authentic Government ID Card
  • Comfortable warm clothing like woolen socks, cap, fleece jackets or warmers, down jacket, toiletries.
  • Sunscreen & lip balm, Good U/V protection sunglasses
  • Personal Medicines (if any)

Included/Excluded

  • Travel as per Itinerary in Hatchback/ SUV (as per group size).
  • Accommodation(Resort/Hotel/Homestay)
  • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 6
  • Driver Charges, Permits, Tolls, Fuel & Parking charges.
  • Airport/ Railway Station Pickup and Drop
  • Vehicle and Permit charges for the visit to Nathu-La Pass and Toy Train Ticket in Darjeeling
  • Any personal expense like, entry to the monuments. monasteries, camera/video camera charges, laundry, telephone bills, tips etc.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc. (to be borne by the customer on the spot)
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion.
  • Air fares/Train Tickets

Itinerary

* On arrival at Bagdogra (IXB) Airport/ New Jalpaiguri (NJP), get greeted by our representative. * From here, you will board our vehicle for Gangtok. * En route, you will take a short stopover at the Triveni View Point, which is a confluence of Teesta and Rangeet rivers. * Enjoy your scenic drive to Gangtok through the meandering roads, along the Teesta River. * Visit MG Marg on your own in the evening. * Reach Gangtok, and Check-into your hotel for an overnight stay in Gangtok.

* After breakfast, we will proceed for a full-day excursion around Gangtok. * We will start by visiting the glacial Tsomgo Lake also known as Changu Lake, known for its scenic beauty and changing colors. * Further, we drive towards the Baba Mandir, dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh who was a soldier of the Indian Army. * Next, visit Nathula Pass, which is an Indo-China border post (There is an additional cost of Rs. 3500/ per vehicle.)Monday and Tuesday the pass is closed * Return back to Gangtok for an overnight stay.

* Banjhakri Falls * Ropeway * Do-Drul Chorten * Namgyal Institute of Tibetology * Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Sunday Closed) * Flower Show (Orchid) * Tashi view point * Ganesh Tok * Hanuman Tok * Bakthang Waterfalls Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Gangtok.

* Have your breakfast at the hotel in Gangtok and get ready for the day. * Today, we will transfer you to Darjeeling, one of the most beautiful hill stations in the Himalayas. * Travel through the curvy mountain roads with views of the mighty Himalayas in the background. * As you enter Darjeeling, the roads will be lined with aromatic Tea Plantations. * Reach your hotel in Darjeeling and check-in for an overnight stay.

* Today, your day will start early at 4 AM. * We will take you to the top of Tiger Hill to watch an amazing sunrise on Mt. Kanchenjunga and its adjoining peaks which change colors as painted by the morning sun rays. * Next, you will return back to the hotel and have your breakfast. * Later, we will take you for the famous toy train ride of Darjeeling, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. * This 2-hrs train ride will start from Darjeeling, take a 25 mins stop at Ghum Station and then return back to Darjeeling via Batasia Loop. * The train will stop for 10 mins at Batasia Loop which is also an Army Memorial dedicated to the Gorkha Regiment, from where you can admire 360-degree panoramic view of the Darjeeling hill station lined with Himalayan peaks. * Upon completing the toy train ride, we will then take you to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), which also houses the Tenzing Rock to understand the history of mountaineering in India. * Next, you will visit the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (Thursday closed) to get a glimpse of the Red Pandas (endangered specie) and other Himalayan animals. * Later, we will take a small ropeway ride over the lush green tea plantations and the surrounding views of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks. * Conclude your sightseeing by visiting the Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda, where you can sit and meditate for a while in its serene atmosphere. * Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Darjeeling.

* Wakeup to a beautiful morning in Darjeeling and have your breakfast at the hotel. * Later, board your transfer to Bagdogra Airport(IXB)/ New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP). * Your tour concludes once you are dropped off at the airport/ railway station for your onward journey. * Board your train/flight back home with fantastic trip memories

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