Day 01: NJP or Bagdogra to Darjeeling Transfer via Mirik
Day 02: Darjeeling Full Day Sightseeing
Day 03: Darjeeling to Pelling via Namchi
Day 04: Pelling Half Day Sightseeing to Gangtok
Day 05: Gangtok Local Full Day Sightseeing
Day 06: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
Day 07: Gangtok to NJP or Bagdogra Drop
Day 01: NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra to Darjeeling Transfer via Mirik
Pick up from NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra transfer to Darjeeling via Mirik, where you can enjoy boating in Mirik Lake (4,900 ft.) Mirik is famous for its man- made Sumendu Lake, Orange plantations and Tea Estates. 6 KM before entering Mirik you can have a spectacular view of tea gardens from Tingling View Point. And at 17KM from Mirik on the way to Darjeeling can go for marketing foreign stuffs from Pasupati Market in Nepal (Extra vehicle charges will be applicable for Nepal Border to Pasupati Market). On arrival Check-in to hotel. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 02: Darjeeling Sightseeing
Darjeeling (6,700 ft) is a town in India's state of West Bengal, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resorts for the British people before 1947, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (a UNESCO World Heritage) or “Toy Train”.
It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.
Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill (Tiger Hill is located in Darjeeling, in the Indian State of West Bengal, and is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.
After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Himalayan Zoological Park (Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a 67.56-acre zoo in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The zoo was opened in 1958, and an average elevation of 7,000 feet, is the largest high altitude zoo in India), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 03: Darjeeling to Pelling via Namchi
After breakfast start for Pelling via Namchi. Namchi or Namtse is the capital of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. The appellation Namchi means Sky (Nam) High (Chi) in Sikkimese . Set in a picturesque location, Namchi offers an unmatched view of the Khangchendzonga range and the Rangit valley.
The 135 feet high statue of Guru Padamasambhava is present at Samdruptse near Namchi . Samdruptse literally means 'wish fulfilling hill' in the Bhutia language. A unique, awe inspiring and gigantic 135 feet high statue of Guru Padamasambhava is installed atop Sampruptse. It is the highest statue of Guru Padamasambhava in the world.
Recently inaugurated (November 2011) Siddhesvara Dhaam is a unique Pilgrim Centre with a main temple of 108 feet height on which is based the 87 feet high statue of Lord Shiva on the sitting posture at the Solophok Hill. Apart from Shiva statue, this Pilgrim Centre also has replicas of the twelve Jyotirlingas, to offer one platform for Shiva devotees and replicas of four Dhaams of the country called the Chardham.
After visiting all these move to Pelling. On arrival in Pelling check-in to your hotel De Regency. Overnight stay at Pelling.
Day 04: Pelling Local Sightseeing Gangtok
Pelling (7,200 ft) is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. The Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other peripatetic adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim. Pelling is 115 km from the state capital Gangtok and about 135 km from Siliguri. Most of the people of Pelling are Buddhists and speak the Sikkimese language.
After breakfast we start for half day sightseeing upto 6 points. Darap village (About 6 kilometers from Pelling on the way to Yuksam is Darap Village, in habited mainly by People from Limboo Community and a small number of families from mixed communities like Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas.), Rimbi water Falls, Sewaro Rock Garden (Though called a rock garden, the so called rock structures are very less in number and some of them available are not well maintained. The garden is however lush green with a lot of flora growth and vegetation. The Rimbi River flows alongside the garden. There are well designed pathways along the garden.), Khecheopalri Lake (Located 34 kilometres (21 mi) to the northwest of Pelling town, the lake is sacred for both Buddhists and Hindus, and is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake. The local name for the lake is Sho Dzo Sho, which means "Oh Lady, Sit Here". The popularly known name of the lake, considering its location is Khecheopalri Lake, ensconced in the midst of the Khechoedpaldri hill, which is also considered a sacred hill. ) & Khangchendzongha waterfalls (Khecheopalri Lake, originally known as Kha-Chot- Palri, is a lake located near Khecheopalri village, 147 kilometres west of Gangtok in the West Sikkim district of the Northeastern Indian state of Sikkim.), Pemayangtse Monastery (The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Pemayangtse, near Pelling in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, located 140 kilometres west of Gangtok), Rabdantse Ruins, New Halipad Ground. Overnight stay at Gangtok at Club Mahindra Resort.
Day 05: Gangtok Local Sightseeing full day
Gangtok (5,410 ft) is the capital of the northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy
After British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Gangtok nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate.
The precise meaning of the name Gangtok is unclear, though the most popular meaning is "hill top". Today, Gangtok is a centre of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning, with the presence of several monasteries, religious educational institutions, and centre for Tibetology.
After breakfast Gangtok city tour Covering as many of the following Banzakhri Falls , cottage industry & Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology , Rumtek Monestry (Rumtek Monastery, also called the Dharmachakra Centre, is a gompa located in the Indian state of Sikkim near the capital Gangtok), Hanuman tok (Hanuman Tok is a Hindu temple complex which is located in the upper reaches of Gangtok, the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim. The temple is dedicated to lord Hanuman, the Monkey God, and maintained by the Indian army), Rope way, Changey Falls, Botanical Garden (A botanical garden or botanic garden is a garden dedicated to the collection, cultivation and display of a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. It may contain specialist plant), Shanti & Tashi view point & Ganesh Tok then back to hotel Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 06: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
After breakfast go for full day excursion to Tsongo Lake & Baba Mandir
Indian army, who have built a shrine in his honour. Baba is reported to have granted favours to the soldiers, and guard each one in the inhospitable terrain. A shrine was built at his samādhi, at an elevation of around 4,000 metres (13,123 ft). According to army folklore, Baba is a stickler for discipline and is known to admonish those who do not tow this line. Two shrines have been built to show reverence to Baba Harbhajan Singh. The old one has been built at the site of the bunker, where Baba Harbhajan was posted during his tenure in the Indian Army. The new one has been built at close proximity from Changu Lake.
The evening free for stroll around MG Marg, the main street of Gangtok town is a great place to chill out. The country’s first litter and spit free zone, no vehicular traffic is allowed into the marg. You can sit at the Titanic Park or at the various benches stretched across the mall and take in the carnival like atmosphere, especially during the tourist season. The Mall is lined with shops on both sides of the road so shopping becomes an added pleasure.
MG Marg is also the venue for the annual Gangtok Food and Culture festival held in December each year when Sikkim’s multi-cultural cuisine along with music and dance performances is showcased. This event attracts a large number of locals and tourists each year. Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtok.
Day 07: Gangtok to NJP or Bagdogra drop
After breakfast Check-out from hotel on time and take the departure transfers to NJP Railway Station for your onward journey. TOUR ENDS
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