Darjeeling - Gangtok - Kalimpong a 9 day tour itinerary
Package Code : LS911
Duration : 9 days
Destinations - Darjeeling (3 Nights), Kalimpong (2 Nights), Gangtok (3 Nights)
Day 1: Reception at Siliguri (NJP/Bagdogra) and transfer to Darjeeling (2134M, 90Kms) through winding road and lush green tea garden on the rolling hill slop. You will have free evening and overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 2 : Early morning trip to Tiger Hill for a fabulous Sunrise over the Kunchanjungha, visit to Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery on the way back. After lunch visit local places of tourist interest like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling Zoo, tea garden, Tenging rock, Ropeway point. In the afternoon visit to Rock garden and Gangamaya Park. Spend your night at Darjeeling.
Day 3 : Morning drive to Mirik (1767M, 50 Kms), a relatively new tourist destination in Darjeeling Himalayas and famous for its beautiful lake surrounded by forested hills. Enjoy the day by boating in the lake or by horse riding.
Visit Pashupati market known for exclusive foreign goods, on the Indo-Nepal boarder and also Jorpokhri Salamander Project at Sukhia Pokhri on your way back. Stay overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 4: Check out after breakfast and drive to Kalimpong (1250M, 60Kms). The journey will pass through the fascinating river valley, teagardens and small picturesque villages on rolling hill slopes. Take a break at Peshok and enjoy thebreathtaking landscape that surrounds you. Proceed to Kalimpong, transfer to hotel and have lunch. Free evening for personal activities. Tonight's halt will be atKalimpong
Day 5 : Morning sight seeing at the Durpin Dara top and Delo Top. Both the places offer a magnificent panoramic view of the Kunchanjungha. Visit to flower nurseries and century old Lepcha monasteries.
After lunch visit to the downtown market for shopping of traditional crafts and spend Overnight at Kalimpong.
Day 6 : Drive to Gangtok (1700m, 90Kms) after lunch. All through the journey the Great Tista River will accompany you. Transfer to hotel and free evening. Spend night at Gangtok.
Day 7 : Morning visit to Rumtek Monastery, the second important monastery in Asia. Visit Tibetology Institute to see the rare collection of Tibetan Thanka and antics, and also visit Orchid House, Dodurl Chorten, Enchay Monastery. Back to the hotel for lunch. Have free evening for marketing local crafts and stay Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 8 : Full day excursion in the frozen lake at Tsongo (3600M, 42Kms). Enjoy snow around you as you drive through the steep ghatroads towards the lake. Visit legendary Baba Mandir on your way back to Gangtok. Have a free evening and overnight at Gangtok.
Day 9: Back to the hotel for breakfast and drive back to Siliguri. Farewell and tour concludes at Siliguri.