Gangtok Darjeeling 6 DaysItinerary Code : LS602
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Tour Highlight : Name: Gangtok Darjeeling 6 Days Tour Code: LS602 Duration: 5 Nights 6 days Places Covered : Gangtok (3 Nights), Darjeeling (2 Nights)
Places Covered : DarjeelingGangtok
Day 1 Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station to Gangtok, 125 km in 4 Hrs.
Our representative cordially receives you on arrival at Siliguri (NJP Rail Station / Bagdogra IXB) and helps you to board the car.
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 the Teesta River. 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 in 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 on 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 2 – Gangtok City Local Tour
After breakfast, board your vehicle and we will take you on a full day’s tour to explore Gangtok town. It has much to offer, like the picturesque Banjhakri Falls, and serene Gonjang Monastery. The famous Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday) is a museum on all things related to Tibet and was formally opened on 1st October 1958 by the then Indian Prime Minister Shri Jawaharlal Nehru. Do Dul Chorten is a stupa built in 1945 by Trulshik Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Government Institute of Cottage Industry (Closed on Sundays and 2nd Saturdays), was set up during the reign of the Chogyals of Sikkim with the intention to preserve the art and work of the local artisans. You can see hand-painted masks, beautifully woven carpets, shawls, and other such local handicrafts. Visit the well-known Flower Exhibition Centre or Orchid House and discover the numerous varieties of colorful blooms. Stop and take a ride on the Ropeway (ride charges directly payable) if you have time.
After a break for lunch, drive about 8 Kms to visit Tashi View Point for a breathtaking view of the Kanchanjungha range. En route, stop at the enchanting Bakthang Waterfall. End the day with a visit to Ganesh Tok, a small but well-known temple. Back to your hotel and have a free evening. Car service from 9 AM to 4.30 PM. Overnight at Gangtok.
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 the 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 the snow and enjoy an exciting Yak ride around the lake. Back to Hotel by 2.30 PM for lunch and have a leisurely 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 the Indo-China border can be arranged on specific days on specific request with an 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 that enables the famous 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 the 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.