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Himalayan Explorers

16 Days / 15 Nights
Destinations Gangtok

(5 Nights/ 16 Days) : NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport – Gangtok (03 Nights) – Lachung (02 Nights) - Yumthang - Gangtok (01 Night) –Pelling (02 Nights) – Yuksom (02 Nights) – Kalimpong (02 Nights) - Darjeeling (03 Nights) - NJP Railway Station

Itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport – Gangtok :

On arrival at NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, you will be cordially welcomed and assisted by our office Executive to board your vehicle to Gangtok (130 Km / 4 Hr). Overnight stay will be arranged at Hotel.



DAY 02 – Gangtok :

A half-day sightseeing tour will be arranged covering the Rumtek Monastery, Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom, Flower Show, Enchey Monastery and the Nam Nam View Point. Return for an overnight stay at the Hotel.



DAY 03 - Gangtok :

You will be taken on an exciting day excursion to the Tsomgo Lake (departure in the morning) - situated at a height of 3,780 meters with an average depth of about 50 feet. The Lake is a picture-postcard sight abounding with scenic beauty. You will be escorted back to Gangtok for an overnight stay at the Hotel.



DAY 04 - Gangtok – Lachung :

Depart by road to Lachung (117 km / 05 1/2 hr). Lunch served en-route and overnight stay arranged at the Hotel.



DAY 05 - Lachung - Yumthang – Lachung :

Enjoy a fascinating tour to Yumthang. Return to Lachung for an overnight stay at the Hotel.



DAY 06 - Lachung – Gangtok :

Transfer to Gangtok. On the way, enjoy a breath-taking view of the splendor and beauty of the mighty Kanchendzonga peak from Singhik (subjected to good weather condition). Overnight stay at the Hotel.



DAY 07 - Gangtok – Pelling :

After breakfast depart by road to Pemayangtse (116 Km / 05 Hr) via Ravangla. Check in and overnight at the Hotel.



DAY 08 – Pelling :

Enjoy a refreshing walking tour covering the three famous landmarks- Rabdantse Palace, Pemayangtse Monastery & Sangachoeling. The tour, which starts early in the morning, reaches Sangachoeling - the second oldest monastery in Sikkim in 30 minutes. In the past, few of the bird watchers have sighted exotic Himalayan bird species on this trail. Return to the hotel for a sumptuous breakfast. Next on the itinerary is the Rabdentse Palace- once the second capital of Sikkim and now a historical monument. On the return trip visit the Pemayangtse Monastery belonging to the Nyingma-pa order of Tibetan Buddhism. It was built as a small temple in the late 17th century by Latsun Chenpo. On the top floor there is a wooden sculpture portraying the Mahaguru’s Heavenly palace - Sangthokpalri. Return for an overnight stay at the Hotel.



DAY 09 - Pelling – Yuksom :

After breakfast you will be taken on a drive to Yuksom (35 Km / 02 Hr). En-route visit the Khecheopalri Lake, one of the sacred Buddhist mountain lakes believed to have the power to make wishes comes true. A further drive takes you to Yuksom (the meeting place of three monks) - the first capital of Sikkim. This is the place where the first Chogyal (a ruling dynasty in Sikkim) was crowned. Overnight stay will be arranged at the Hotel.



DAY 10 - Yuksom :

Early morning walking tour to the Dhubdi Monastery (built in 1700 AD, the oldest monastery of Sikkim) and Tashi Namgyal (the stone throne for the first king). Return for an overnight stay at the Hotel.



DAY 11 - Yuksom – Kalimpong

After a refreshing breakfast you will be taken to Kalimpong (85 Km / 04 Hr). On arrival check-in to the Hotel. Evening is at your disposal to explore the surrounding areas and the local market. Overnight stay at the Hotel.



DAY 12– Kalimpong

Enjoy the day on a sightseeing trip covering the Dello hills, Dr. Graham’s Home, Flower Nurseries, Nature Interpretation Center and Durbin Dara Hills & Jang – Dong - Palriffo Brang. Return for an overnight stay at the Hotel.



DAY 13 - Kalimpong – Darjeeling

Depart by road to Darjeeling (70 Km / 03 Hr). Check in and overnight at the Hotel. Optional rafting could be enjoyed en route.



DAY 14 - Darjeeling

Enjoy an early morning tour to the magnificent Tiger Hills (at around 4 AM) to view an awe-inspiring sunrise over the Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On your return trip visit the Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After the breakfast you will be taken on a half-day sightseeing tour of the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & Tea Estate. Afternoon you will be taken to the Rock Garden & Ganga Maya Lake. Return for an overnight stay at the Hotel.



DAY 15 – Darjeeling :

After breakfast you will be taken to Mirik (50 Km / 02 Hr). Full day excursion to Mirik Lake, (Horse riding & boating facilities are available) on direct payment basis. Return to Darjeeling for an overnight stay at the Hotel.



DAY 16 - Darjeeling - NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport

Transfer to NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (100 Km / 3 Hr) for your onward journey.


Gangtok
In this jet-set age, it’s heartening to know that there are still some unspoilt beautiful places in this world. Gangtok is one such hidden gem in the treasure trove of In...

Gangtok

In this jet-set age, it’s heartening to know that there are still some unspoilt beautiful places in this world. Gangtok is one such hidden gem in the treasure trove of India. Travellers who want to experience a whole new world in India; still craving to let loose the adventurous in you, Gangtok would be the ideal choice. Take a break amidst the surreal environs of Gangtok surrounded by peaceful and scenic monasteries, majestic white mountains, cool lakes and fresh air.   True to its name - ‘hill top’, Gangtok is steeply layered along a sharp mountain ridge, 1700 mtrs above, in North-East India. Nothing can excel the place in its romantic ambience as well as beauty the spectacular views it offers. The glimpse of Kanchenjunga poking its pointy white nose above in Sikkim– Nepal border is amazing. Gangtok is the biggest town of Sikkim and a land of monasteries. The Tibetan-style Buddhist monasteries (gompas) adding vermilion splashes to the green hills makes it ideally romantic as well as serene.   You cannot look for man-made wonders in Gangtok, but its unspoiled natural beauty is unique. Pristine mountains dotted with monasteries, friendly village folks, chirping birds, vibrant orchids,wild life, and ample opportunities for adventure await you in Gantok.   Because of the diverse populace like Buddhists, Chinese, Tibetans and Nepalese, Gantok is also famous for its many colourful festivals. Adventure lovers can indulge in a host of activities like trekking, biking tour, rafting, archery and angling here. Gangtok is equally famous for its hang gliding and yak safari. Quiet romancers may roam around the tranquil monasteries, hill sides and lakes, to experience a true idyllic atmosphere.