Enchanting North East
7 Nights/8 Days
2N Darjeeling – 1N Gangtok – 1N Lachung – 2N Gangtok - 1N Kalimpong
In Darjeeling, visit to Tiger Hill early morning to view Everest and snow-capped Himalayan range. Sightseeing in Darjeeling - Ghoom Monastery, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Happy Valley Tea Estate In Gangtok, visit Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
Arrival in Bagdogra | Drive to Darjeeling (93 kms / aproox. 3 hours)
Meet our representative upon arrival in Bagdogra and proceed to 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. After reaching, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
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.
Drive from Darjeeling – Gangtok (98 kms / approx. 4 hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Gangtok and enroute visit Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays). Upon arrival in Gangtok, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Drive from Gangtok to Lachung (115 kms / approx. 4.5 hours)
After early breakfast, drive to Lachung. On your way, see the Singhik View Point, Chumthang Valley, Twin Falls and Vima Falls. Check-in at hotel in Lachung and enjoy lunch. Explore the beautiful Himalayan village of Lachung in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel in Lachung.
Trip to Yumthang Valley to Gangtok
After breakfast, drive to the Yumthang Valley. Yumthang is a picturesque region surrounded by the rugged Himalayas. In spring, the ice in the valley thaws out to allow vast grazing pastures to grow all around. Many yaks can be seen grazing in the pastures. Visit the Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary and the Hot Sulphur Spring. Drive back to Lachung for lunch. Then, visit the Lachung Monastery and the Government Cottage Industry. Afternoon transfer from Lachung to Gangtok. Stay overnight at the hotel..
Excursion to Changu Lake
Breakfast at the hotel and drive towards 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. Also visit Baba Mandir. Proceed to hotel in Gangtok and check-in for overnight stay.
Drive from Gangtok - Kalimpong (83 kms / approx. 3 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kalimpong. In afternoon, enjoy sightseeing of Kalimpong city tour visiting Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and flower nurseries. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Drive back from Kalimpong – Bagdogra (80 kms / approx 3 hour)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bagdogra airport for return flight back home.
End of Services.
• 7 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned below hotels or equivalent
• Assistance at the airport
• All transfers & Sightseeing as per itinerary by private vehicle (Non AC Tata Sumo)
• Local Sightseeing in Gangtok will be done using Non AC Van
• Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
Air tickets, airport taxes and Visa fee for foreign nationals
• Toy Train ride in Darjeeling
• Guide service as per the itinerary
• Entrance fee at Monuments as per the itinerary
• Special activities as per the itinerary
• Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
• Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monument