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10 Night 11 Days
Availability : Any time of the year
Bagdogra Airport | NJP Railway Station
Gangtok | Lachen | Lachung | Pelling | Kalimpong | Etc.
Tour Details

GANGTOK

The colourful city of Gangtok spreads over a woody mountain that is ornamented with the Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the globe. Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan snow peaks can be viewed from various magnificent view points in and around Gangtok.

In fact every spur extending from this hill town offers a setting of a great sight. The heart-throb of the town is Mahatma Gandhi Road popularly known as M.G. Marg, that is a wide stretch of open walkway with proper beautiful sitting arrangements.

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LACHEN & LACHUNG

The small town of Lachung sits at an elevation of 3000m (from the sea level) and at the meeting point of two major tributaries Lachen river and Lachung river of river Teesta in the northeast part of Sikkim. It is not so far from the land of monasteries, Gangtok. Our Lachung package will take you straight up to some of the frozen peaks of Shivalik Hills and on the other hand you will get the chance to look closely at the lives of common people and their beliefs in Buddhism. We understand all your excitement and desperation to explore more and more and so our package is designed in such a way that it will cover all the places which will make your trip Lachung unforgettable.

PELLING

Pelling is a small hill hamlet in West Sikkim. Pelling is settled at an altitude of 2,150 m (7,200 feet). The hamlet is located at a distance of 10 km from Geyzing and 36km from Gangtok.

With the arrival of tourists, the region is undergoing a transformation, with the infrastructures being mended and hotels being established.

The Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be watched at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where explorers and other traveling peoples commence the energetic and difficult treks in West Sikkim. The land around Pelling is still a virgin terrain and is bathed with mountainous flora, with many cascades lining the hillside. In the months of winter, Pelling is covered with a blanket of snow.

Pelling is 115 km from the state capital Gangtok and about 135 km from Siliguri, the nearest railhead and airport. Regular jeeps connect Pelling to the towns of Jorethang, Kalimpong and Namchi. The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport.

Most of the people of Pelling are Buddhists and speak the Sikkimese language. Other languages spoken are Nepali, Hindi, and English.

KALIMPONG

Kalimpong is a pristine hill station in West Bengal which is famous for it’s simplicity and beauty. The panoramic hill views, monasteries and churches and Tibetan handicrafts etc. make Kalimpong a lovely hill town. The locations of the hill town that you might fall in love with are Durpin Monastery (Zang Dog Palri Monastery), Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gompa, Mangal Dham, Hanuman Temple, Dharmodaya Vihar, Dello Hill, Durpin Dara, Jelepla View Point, 7th Mile View Point, Army Golf Course, Watershed View Point.

Lava, Lolegaon, Jhandi, Pedong, Reshop, Neora Valley National Park can be taken as the worthy places which are surrounding travel points of Kalimpong. These are the locations which can be accessed within a few hours drive from the town. Recently, a Royal Bengal Tiger was seen in Neora valley National Park area.     

DARJEELING

Tea, Timber, Tourism and Toy Train – 4Ts – the colonial hill station Darjeeling is known for these T’s!

One of the most sought after summer destinations in world – Darjeeling – is known as ‘The Queen of Hills’ for the natural beauty it holds.

This is the place, where the globally renowned brand Darjeeling Tea, is produced. 

The heartthrob of Darjeeling is Mall which is linked with the most happening place – Chowrasta. Chowrasta is a flat open square, a pedestrian only zone free of vehicular traffic and surrounded by colorful attractive shopping points with backdrop of awesome mountains and green valleys.

One can explore colonial-era architecture, Buddhist monasteries, and spot snow leopards, Royal Bengal Tiger and rare red pandas at the Padmaja Naidu Zoo. The adventurous can arrange a visit striking Singalila Ridge. The weather in Darjeeling is enjoyably cool and flawless for travel during spring, summer and autumn. One can come to enjoy the Darjeeling monsoon during the monsoon seasons and Darjeeling Chill in the winter.

Historical sites like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Japanese Pegoda, and British era  District Library, Ava Art Gallery, Burdwan Palace, etc. are icing over cake in a trip to Darjeeling.  

Departure & Return Location

New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (Google Map)
Bagdogra Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All meals in Lachen and Lachung
  • 10 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • All drivers allowance, toll & parking
  • Permits to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Permits for Lachen and Lachung

Price Excludes

  • Guides and Entrance Fees
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Daily Breakfast
Itinerary

Day 1New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) - Gangtok

Meet and Greet on arrival and transfer to Gangtok – The Capital of Sikkim. After arrival in Gangtok we check in at the hotel, following which the rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight stay in Gangtok

Day 2Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir (7:30AM to 4:00PM)

Today we go an excursion drive to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir. Tsomgo Lake also known as Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the capital Gangtok. The lake is surrounded by steep mountains which are covered with snow during winter. During summer the snow cover melts and forms the source for the lake. From here we drive further to Baba Mandir. Baba Mandir is a shrine built in honour of Major “Baba” Harbhajan Singh who died in 1968. Many believe that his believe his spirit protects every soldier in the inhospitable high-altitude terrain of the Eastern Himalayas. After the tour we return to our hotel in Gangtok. Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 3Gangtok - Lachen (129 kms; 6 hrs)

After breakfast we transfer from Gangtok to Lachen. En route guest can stopover at Naga Falls. Lunch can be had at Mangan. After arrival in Lachen, we check in at the hotel following which the rest of the day can be spent at leisure.

Day 4Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake - Transfer to Lachung

We leave for Gurudongmar Lake early in the morning at 3:30 AM. Breakfast can be had at a local cafe in Thangu. After breakfast we driver further to the Lake. After the tour, we return to Lachen for lunch. Post lunch we transfer to Lachung. Overnight in Lachung.

Day 5Excursion to Yumthang Valley - Transfer to Gangtok

After an early breakfast we depart early to visit Yumthang Valley. Yumthang Valley, popularly known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’ is a nature sanctuary with river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. After the tour we return to Lachung for lunch. After lunch we transfer to Gangtok. Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 6Gangtok to Pelling via Namchi

After breakfast we check out of hotel in Gangtok and transfer to Pelling via Namchi. In Namchi we visit Char Dham and Samdruptse. After the tour we drive further to Pelling. After arrival in Pelling we check in at the hotel following which the rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight in Pelling.

Day 7In Pelling - Local Sightseeing (9:00AM to 4:00PM)

This day is reserved for a leisurely tour of Pelling town and its surroundings. We visit the famous Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdentse Ruins. We also visit Khecheopalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Fall and Rimbi Waterfall. After the tour, we return to the hotel. Overnight in Pelling.

Day 8Pelling - Kalimpong (92kms, 5hrs)

After breakfast we check out of the hotel and transfer to Kalimpong. The drive from Pelling to Kalimpong is arduous but is more than made up for by the beautiful vistas on the Eastern Himalayas. After arrival in Kalimpong, we check in at the hotel. Overnight in Kalimpong.

Day 9Kalimpong Sightseeing & Transfer to Darjeeling

After breakfast we check out of our hotel in Kalimpong and start for local sightseeing covering The Dello Park, Golf Course, Mangal Dham and Pine View Nursery. After the tour we start for Darjeeling. Enroute, guests can briefly stopover at the Teesta View Point and Lamahatta Eco Park. After arrival in Darjeeling, we check in at the hotel, following which the rest of the day be spent at leisure. Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 10In Darjeeling - Local Sightseeing (4:00AM to 4:00PM)

Early Morning at 04:00 AM we visit Tiger Hill, famous for sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga. On our way back, we visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. From here we return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we visit The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetans Refuge Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view), Rope way, Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda. After the tour we return to the hotel. Overnight in Darjeeling

Day 11Darjeeling - New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB)

Morning free for packing and personal activities. After breakfast we check out of the hotel transfer to New Jalpaiguri Station / Bagdogra Airport for return journey back home. Tour Ends

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