Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days Destination Covered : Gangtok - Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir - Pelling
Whenever we think of North East India hill stations, series of images pops into our mind of women plucking leaves in the tea estates, classic toy train making its way through the forest and farms, iconic monasteries where sounds of monks mumbling Buddhist chants, the sight of rolling wheels and vibrant Tibetian flags is evident.
Day 01 : NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport - Darjeeling
Upon arrival at New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station (Siliguri)/Bagdogra Airport (Siliguri), you will meet your guide for the trip. From your railway station/airport in Siliguri, you will drive for 75 kilometer to reach Darjeeling, a famous colonial hill station of West Bengal. Upon arrival at Darjeeling, you will be transferred to hotel for overnight stay and dinner. Also, don't forget to load your camera batteries as you will need them for the next day.
Day 02 : Darjeeling Sightseeing
Get up at around 4:00 AM and embark on a tour to Tiger Hill to chase the down over the Mt. Khangchendzongha, the third highest peak in the world. After that, you will return to the hotel for breakfast. During your journey from Tiger Hill to the hotel, you will be visiting Ghum Monastery and Batasia Loop. Post breakfast; go for a sightseeing tour to places like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre, Tea Garden, Ropeway and Japanese Temple. In the evening, you can go to Darjeeling Mall road to pick some tea and souvenirs. Stay and dinner at the Darjeeling hotel.
Day 03 : Darjeeling - Kalimpong
Drive for 57 kilometer to reach Kalimpong (3,950 ft.), yet another picturesque hill station of West Bengal. Upon arrival at Kalimpong, you will be transferred to hotel for overnight stay and dinner. Today, you will be visiting Mangal Dham, Deolo Hill, Dr. Graham's Home, Golf Garden, Durpin Dara Hills & Pine View Nursery. Dinner and Overnight stay at Kalimpong.
Day 04 : Kalimpong - Gangtok
This morning, after breakfast, you will drive to Gangtok, which will take approximately three hours. On arrival at Gangtok, you will be transferred to the comfortable pre-booked hotel. Stay and dinner at the Gangtok hotel.
Day 05 : Gangtok Local Sightseeing
Today is going to be a fun day as you will be going for a sightseeing tour to Gangtok. Covering regions like Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Flower show, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology, Dro-dul Chorten, Enchey Monastery & Banjakhri Falls, today, you will explore the most famed regions of Gangtok. Overnight stay and dinner at Gangtok hotel.
Day 06 : Excursion To Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
Kick start your day with a hearty meal as today is going to be a fun day. According to your pre-decided schedule, you will be visiting Tsomgo Lake (12,400 Feet), a high-altitude lake that is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhist. After spending few minutes at the lake, you will visit the Baba Mandir (13,200 Feet). Dinner and Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 07 : Gangtok - NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport
After breakfast drive to Bagdogra Airport or NJP railway station for reaching your onward destination.