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Darjeeling Gangtok 5 Days

Itinerary Code : LS501

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Duration : 4 Nights / 5 Days

Tour Highlight : Name: Darjeeling Gangtok 5 Days Tour Code: LS501 Duration: 4 Nights 5 days Places Covered : Darjeeling (2 Nights), Gangtok (2 Nights)

Places Covered : DarjeelingGangtok

Day 1 - Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station to Darjeeling, 75 km in 3 Hrs.

Day 2 - Local tour in Darjeeling

Day 3 - Darjeeling to Gangtok Via – Peshok Road – Teesta and Rongpo

Day 4 – Tsongo Lake Day Tour

Day 5 - Return to Bagdogra / NJP in 130 Kms in 4 Hrs

Day 1 - Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station to Darjeeling, 75 km in 3 Hrs. 

Our representative cordially receives you on arrival at Siliguri (NJP Rail Station / Bagdogra IXB) and helps you to board the car.
The journey to Darjeeling (Alt 6825Ft / 2050M) follows the traditional Hill Cart Road that runs all along the forested hills, small villages and beautiful tea gardens. On the way, you might have a chance to see the famous Toy train chugging its way on the zig-zag track. Take a short break at Kurseong to see the beautiful valley covered with lush green tea garden and proceed to Darjeeling. The Queen of the Hills – greets you with all its grandeur: the great view of mountains and valleys dotted with tea gardens and forests, and a blend of traditional heritage and modern cultures. Check into your hotel. Overnight at Darjeeling.

Day 2 - Local tour in Darjeeling

Early morning visit to Tiger Hill at 8442ft above sea level to experience the unforgettable sight of Sunrise over the Kanchenjunga Mountains. Visit Ghoom Monastery – one of the oldest Monasteries in Darjeeling on your way back to the hotel. Car service from 4.00 AM to 7.30 AM

Recommended - The Batasia Loop, a spiral railway track which enables the popular toy train to make a descent of about 1000 Feet, also features a memorial in homage to the Gorkha soldiers who fought for our country. You will get a majestic view of the entire Darjeeling town and the mountain range from the Loop.

After breakfast visit Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday) to see some rare collections of high altitude Himalayan species like Snow leopard, clouded Leopard, Siberian Tiger, Red Panda and many rare mammals and birds in the natural surroundings. Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday) to see the priceless collection of mountaineering gears used by legendary climbers in the Himalayas. After that, we take you to the Tea garden on the undulating valleys for viewing the scenic landscape and tea plucking and processing (seasonal) then proceed to Tenzing Rock and Gombu Rock for some fun rock climbing activities. Visit the Japanese Temple dedicated to Lord Buddha and constructed in 1972. If you are lucky, you may be able to witness the puja at the time of your visit. Nearby is also the Peace Pagoda which has 4 avatars of Buddha, in the postures of sleeping, sitting, standing and meditating. Climb up the stairs to the top of the pagoda for a panoramic view. Back to Hotel for Lunch. Car service from 9 AM to 1 PM. Overnight at Darjeeling.

Recommended: Free afternoon on your own to roam around the local market for shopping and a leisurely evening at the Mall.

Day 3 - Darjeeling to Gangtok Via – Peshok Road – Teesta and Rongpo

Today after breakfast we drive to Gangtok (Alt 5550Ft / 1675M) in East Sikkim. The exciting journey runs through the winding road cutting across the valleys, hills and villages and follows the course of Teesta River. Take a refreshing break at the “Lovers View Point” at Peshok Road and watch the magnificent bird’s eye view of the confluence Teesta and Rangit rivers. You enter Sikkim through the Rongpo border and soon reach Ranipool. From Ranipool climb up towards Gangtok about 10 km away.

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. It is a modern city but with a great history and tradition. At 1,650 meters, Gangtok offers excellent weather throughout the year and offers multiple tourist attractions in and around the city. We assist you to check-in at the hotel. Overnight at Gangtok.

Recommended: Visit M.G Marg, the main promenade of the city. There are plenty of shops and eateries in the nicely decorated road where locals and tourists visit during the evening. Visit MG Marg is to be self-arranged and not included in our cost.

Day 4 – Tsongo Lake Day Tour

After a heavy breakfast, we take you to the famous Tsongo Lake at 12000 ft (3600M). We start around 8.30 AM in the morning from the hotel. You have the whole day to enjoy the snow and Yak ride at the scenic high altitude alpine lake near Indo-Tibet border. The 1 km long and 15m deep lake is considered sacred to the local people. The pristine clear water remains frozen during winter. Have fun with snow and enjoy an exciting Yak ride around the lake. Back to Hotel by 2.30 PM for lunch and have a leisure afternoon or roam around the market for personal activities. Car service from 8.30 AM to 2.30 PM.

Recommended: Trip for Indian tourists to legendary Baba Mandir and Nathula Pass on Indo-China border can be arranged on specific days on specific request with add on cost.

Day 5 - Return to Bagdogra / NJP in 130 Kms in 4 Hrs

Check out from Gangtok and drive back to NJP/Bagdogra in time for your departure train/flight. Farewell and tour end.

Hotels Included

Gangtok
Luxury - Hotel Lemon Tree or Similar
Deluxe - Hotel Royal Patuka / Cheu Den or Similar
Standard - Hotel The Ridge / Karponang or Similar
Basic - Hotel Barries or Similar

Darjeeling
Luxury - Hotel Cedar Inn/ Similar
Deluxe - Villa Everest/ Anand Palace
Standard - Himalayan Orchid / Northstar
Basic - Snow Del / Similar

The Final selection of hotel will depend on availability and will be confirmed in consultation with the guest.

Transportation

Tata Sumo or Similar

Meal Plan

In Luxury plan Breakfast and Dinner is included. All other plans, breakfast is included.

Terms and Conditions

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