Amongst the most famous monasteries is Rumtek, which is located close to the capital city of Gangtok and is visited by a large number of tourists and locals. The Guru Padmasambhava Statue located in Samdruptse Hill is yet another place reckoned to be sacred by the Buddhist pilgrims.
Day 01 : New Jalpaiguri Railway Station(NJP)/Bagdogra Airport(IXB) - Darjeeling (88 km/3 hrs drive)
Arrival at NJP/IXB where our representative will receive you - Transfer to Darjeeling(2134 m) - Check in at the hotel - Spend the rest of the day at leisure - Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Darjeeling(Full day local sight seeing)
Start the day early morning(4 am) and drive to Tiger Hill(2590 m) to witness the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world's 3rd highest peak. On the way back, visit the Ghoom Monastry and Batasia Loop.In the morning, after breakfast, visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park(closed on Thursday),Tenzing Rock, Chitrey Tea Garden(outer view),Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda. Go to Chowrasta and Mall Road for a stroll in the evening.
Day 03 : Darjeeling - Gangtok
Post Breakfast, proceed to Gangtok. Enroute stop at Lopchu for tea and also see Lovers Meet View Point to see the breath taking confluence of the River Teesta and River Rangit. Check in at the hotel at Gangtok. Go for a stroll at MG Marg and stay overnight.
Day 04 : Gangtok
After breakfast, proceed for a full day Gangtok town tour which includes Bakthang Waterfalls,Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok, Enchey Monastry,Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom, Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Institute of Tibetology, Flower Show,Ropeway & Banjhakri Falls. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 : Gangtok
Early morning at around 8 am, start for Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft/3750 m/3 hrs drive) and Baba Harbhajan Mandir( 13,200 ft/4000 m). Tsomgo Lake is considered to be a sacred lake by the locals. Return to Gangtok by evening and stay overnight.
Day 06 : Gangtok - Lachung
Proceed to Lachung(8800 ft), a beautiful hamlet is North Sikkim after breakfast. Enroute visit Singhik View Point and Seven Sisters Waterfalls. You can have lunch midway at Namok and a short tea break at Chungthang. Check in at the hotel in Lachung. Dinner will be served in the lodge itself. Overnight stay.
Day 07 : Lachung - Yumthang Valley(24 km/1 hr drive) - Lachung
Early morning, drive to Yumthang Valley (11,800 ft) which means 'The Valley of Flowers'. You have every chance of getting bewitched by the breathtaking beauty of Yumthang. One can see Yaks, Billy goats, Horses, varieties of Rhododendron trees in the valley.On the way back, you can also go to the hot springs which are said to have medicinal properties in them. Return to the hotel for lunch. After lunch, visit the hamlet and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 08 : Lachung - Gangtok
Post breakfast, depart for Gangtok. On the way back, witness the serenity of Bheema and Twin Waterfalls. Check in at the hotel in Gangtok. Overnight stay.
Day 09 : Gangtok - Pelling
Proceed to Pelling after breakfast. Check in at the hotel in Pelling and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 10 : Pelling
Post breakfast, start the day with local sight seeing which includes Darap Valley, Rimbi waterfalls, Rock Garden, Kanchenjunga waterfalls and Khecheopalri sacred Lake. Complete the day tour after lunch visiting Rabdentse Ruins, Pema Yangtse monastery and Helipad Ground . Return to the hotel in the evening and stay overnight.
Day 11 : Pelling - New Jalpaiguri Railway Station(NJP)/Bagdogra Airport(IXB)
Check out from the hotel and proceed to NJP/IXB (160 km/6 hrs drive) with sweet memories.