Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days Destination Covered : Darjeeling - Mirik - Gangtok - Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or "Toy Train," completed in 1881. It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world's highest peaks.
Day 01 : NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport - Darjeeling
On arrival at Bagdogra Airport/New Jalpaiguri Railway station, our representative will meet you at the airport/railway station and assist you till your check in process at the Darjeeling hotel(6,950 feet). Stay overnight at the Darjeeling hotel.
Day 02 : Darjeeling Sightseeing
This morning, you will drive to Tiger Hill (8,400 feet) to chase the down and see the stunning view of the sun rising and throwing it pinkish glow on the landscapes. After spending some time at the tiger hill, you will embark on a drive to the hotel via Ghum Monastery, which famed for its 15-feet high statue of "Maitreya Buddha" and Batasia Loop, famous for its war memorial. Enjoy scrumptious breakfast at the hotel and then go for the city sightseeing tour. As per the itinerary, today you will be visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Evenings will be free for leisure. Stay and enjoy dinner at Darjeeling.
Day 03 : Mirik Excursion
This day will be dedicated to Mirik excursion, a tiny hamlet, which is approximately 58.2 km from Darjeeling. On your journey to Mirik, you will be making your way through Indo-Nepal Border. Further, you will be visiting the Mirik Lake (4,902 feet), Sumendu Lake, Cardamom plantations and Tea Estates. At Mirik Lake, you can enjoy boating or horse riding. In the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay and dinner.
Day 04 : Darjeeling - Gangtok
This morning after breakfast, drive to Gangtok (5,500 feet), which is 100 km from Darjeeling. View of lush green mountains and bubbling brooks will greet you at every turn. In the evening, you will be transferred to hotel on arrival at Gangtok, acclimatize to the weather, followed by an overnight stay.
Day 05 : Gangtok Local Sightseeing
In the morning, after breakfast, go for a city sightseeing tour. Going by the itinerary, today, you will be visiting Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Flower show, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology, Dro-dul Chorten, Enchey Monastery & Banjakhri Falls. Thereafter, you will be transferred to Gangtok hotel for overnight stay and dinner.
Day 06 : Excursion To Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
After breakfast, you will visit Tsomgo Lake (12,400 feet), a high-altitude lake that is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhist. According to the legends, Buddhist used to monks study the colour of lake's water to predict the future. Thereupon, you visit the Baba Mandir, which is approximately 55 km from Gangtok. Later continue to drive to Gangtok hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07 : Gangtok - NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport
After breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station for reaching your onward destination.