Kalimpong Gangtok Darjeeling 6 DaysItinerary Code : LS601
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Tour Highlight : Name: Kalimpong Gangtok Darjeeling 6 Days Tour Code: LS601 Duration: 5 Nights 6 days Places Covered : Kalimpong (1 Night), Gangtok (2 Nights), Darjeeling (2 Nights
Places Covered : DarjeelingGangtokKalimpong
Day 1 - Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station to Kalimpong, 70 Kms in 2 Hrs
Our representative cordially receives you on arrival at Siliguri (NJP Rail Station / Bagdogra IXB) and helps you to board the car.
The road to Kalimpong (Alt 4100 Ft/ 1250 M) passes by the beautiful Mahananda Sanctuary and then runs along the Teesta river. It is one of the most picturesque drives, with the roadsides being dotted with colourful blooms during the spring and summer months. The apple-cheeked little children will greet you with cheerful waves as you pass by the little hamlets along the way. Check into your hotel on arrival. Overnight at Kalimpong.
Recommended - Free afternoon to roam around the local market on your own for shopping. Indulge in the local Kalimpong cheese and famous local chocolate.
Day 2 - Local Half Day tour in Kalimpong
After a hearty breakfast, get ready to explore all that this quaint hillside town has to offer. Drive to Durpin Dara Hill which offers a panoramic view of Kalimpong town with the Kanchenjungha range beyond it, tea gardens along the slopes and Teesta and Reang rivers meandering below. ‘Durpin’ means binocular and ‘Dara’ literally means hill. Visit the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Monastery at Durpin. The monastery has rare Buddhist manuscripts on Tibetology and religious murals.
Visit the renowned Army Golf Course. After lunch, proceed towards Deolo View Point or Deolo Hill, which is very famous amongst the tourists and a great place to spend some time. Apart from some magnificent views, children can enjoy some moments on horseback and there are also some food stalls to keep tourists engaged. The Science Centre is a short distance away. Established in 2008, it houses several models based on science and works of many scientists. There is also a garden outdoors with activities to keep children occupied, like swings made of tyres, climbing ropes and even some mini replicas of dinosaurs. Keep time in hand for the most popular spot in Kalimpong – the Pine View Nursery. With over 1500 varieties of cactus and orchids, it is not only a botanist’s haven but a treat for all visitors. You will find cacti from all over the world. Car service from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Kalimpong to Gangtok, 80 km in 2.5 hrs - After a quick lunch, check out from your hotel and proceed to Gangtok (Alt 5550Ft / 1675M) in East Sikkim. The exciting journey to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, runs through the winding road cutting across the valleys, hills and villages and follows the course of Teesta River. You enter Sikkim through the Rongpo border and soon reach Ranipool. From Ranipool climb up towards Gangtok about 10 km away.
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 3 – 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 4 – Gangtok to Darjeeling, 110 Kms in 4 Hrs
After breakfast, check out and board your vehicle to Darjeeling (Alt 6825Ft / 2050M). Once again, you follow the meandering path of the Teesta. 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.
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.
Recommended: Free afternoon on your own to roam around the local market for shopping and a leisurely evening at the Mall.
Day 5 - 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: You may either spend another leisurely afternoon in the Darjeeling Mall, shopping and dropping into the famous Nathmulls tea shop for a refreshing cuppa of any of the multitude variety of teas on offer. Or, you may wish to visit Rock Garden and Ganga Maiya Park. This will require a vehicle and is not included in our cost.
Day 6 - Return to Bagdogra / NJP, 75 Kms in 3 Hrs
Check out from Darjeeling and drive back to NJP/Bagdogra in time for your departure train/flight. Farewell and tour end.