Darjeeling and Sikkim Combine Tour – 16 Days

This comprehensive tour package allows you to discover Darjeeling the Queen of Hills, which provides the perfect ambience of a hill resort, Mirik a new hill resort at an elevation of 1767 meters, Kalimpong the land of large cardamoms and orchids and Sikkim the land of mystic splendour, relatively in a short span of time.

Season: March to May and September to November
Duration: 16 Days and 15 Nights
  Place Covered:  Darjeeling region and Sikkim

Trip Details

What is Included:

• Service of English speaking guides, arrival and departure transfer, vehicles, full tour services.

• All prevailing taxes like luxury taxes and boarding taxes and meals in all hotels.

• Road taxes, toll taxes, driver’s allowances, parking etc.

• Boarding and meals with breakfast, lunch and dinners at luxury hotels while during the tour. While during trek boarding and meals in camps and mountain lodges. All the meals include breakfast lunch and dinner.

What is not included:

• Any items of personal nature like walking sticks, clothings, sleeping bags, prescribed medicines, alcoholic drinks, phone calls, laundry, additional meals, passport and visas, flight and airport charges, excess baggage, insurances, vaccinations, inner line permits or special permits.

Duration: 16 Days 15 Nights

Day 01: Bagdogra – Darjeeling
Arrival at Bagdogra and then drive to Darjeeling by road which takes about 4 Hours. Darjeeling is at an elevation of 2134 meters above sea level. (Overnight stay in Darjeeling)
Day 02:

Sightseeing in

Early morning visit to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Mt Khangchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world. On the way back visit Yiga Choling Monastery, the old Buddhiest Monastery built in 1880.  Back to Hotel for Breakfast  A.M: Visit Tukvar Tea estate to see tea processing. On the way back visit Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre which was established in 1959 to rehabilitate displaced Tibetans, who had followed His Holiness the Dalai Lama to India. It has now evolved into a prime-manufacturing center for excellent ethnic Tibetan handicraft especially Woollen Carpets.It also helps to preserve the cultural heritage of Tibet.  Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute established in 1954 after the conquest of Mount Everest to impart training in high altitude mountaineering. There is a museum on mountaineering, which you can visit. Visit the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park which houses many endangered animals from the Himalayan region. It is also a, breeding centre for Snow Leopards, Red Panda and Tibetan Wolf. P.M: Free top pursue your own activities OR Go for a walking visit to Bhutia Busty Budddhist Monastery.(Overnight stay in Darjeeling)

Day 03:

Darjeeling – Mirik –

Drive to Mirik (1767 meters). Boat ride at Sumendu Lake which is surrounded by a beautifully maintened garden on the eastern banks and heavily forested ridge on the west. A leisurely stroll along the meandering cobbled path encircling the lake is relaxing. Visit Rameetay Dara, Devi Sthan,
Deosi Dara, Orange Orchards. Back to Darjeeling. (Overnight stay in Darjeeling

Day 04:

Darjeeling – Gangtok
A.M, Joy ride on Toy Train till Ghoom on the world famous Toy Train (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway) a world heritage site. Back to Hotel for Lunch. P.M. Drive to Gangtok which takes about 4 ½ hours via Peshoke road. (Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Day 05: Sightseeing at Gangtok.
Gangtok the capital of State Sikkim has many places of interest to be explored. Some of the places to be visited are Tashi View Point, Enchey Monastery, Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Research Institute of Tibetology including Rumtek Dharma Chakra (Rumtek Monastery)seat of Kagyud Order, one of the four major Tibetan Buddhist sects.(Overnight stay in Gangtok)
Day 06:

Gangtok – Tsangu Lake – Gangtok.
Morning drive to Tsangu Lake located at distance of about 38 Kilometers from Gangtok at an altitude of 3780 meters, which is oval in shape and one kilomere long. Lake remains frozen during winter. Variety of flower blooms in the region. Drive back to Gangtok. (Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Gangtok – Lachung.
Leave for Lachung 115 km away from Gangtok, a Bhutia village with a unique local self-govering body called the Zumsa. The village, lies on either side of the Lachung Chu, has managed to retain its unique culture and tradition.(Overnight stay in Lachung)
Day 08:  Lachung – Yumthang – Lachung.
Visit of Yumthang valley which is 25 kilometers from Lachung. Yumthang valley is famed for its flowers, and natural beauty. In the left bank of the Lachung Chu (river) there is a hot water spring in which one can go for a dip.(Overnight stay in Lachung)
Day 09: Lachung – Gangtok
Drive back from Lachung to Gangtok.(Overnight stay in Gangtok)
Day 10: Gangtok – Pelling.
Drive from Gangtok to Pelling at an altitude of 2000 meters, a small village in the West Sikkim. On a clear day you can see Mount Khangchendzonga range just on the opposite hill. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery, a Buddhist Monastery founded in AD 1705. Visit Rabdanste Ruins, which was the second capital of Sikkim. Its is in a walking distance from Pemayangste. From here the view of the valleys below are very scenic.(Overnight stay in Pelling
Day 11: Pelling – Yuksom – Pelling
Visit Yuksom, a small farming village, which is 32 kilometer from Pelling. This place was the first capital of Sikkim. According to historical records, the first king (Chogyal) of Sikkim was coronated, by three Tibetan Buddhist monks, here at a place called Norbugang, where one can still see the stone seats and footprints of the head monk. You can visit Dubdi Buddhist Monastery, which is
one of the oldest Monastery of Sikkim, It is half an hour uphill walk. On the way visit Khecheopalri lake, which is considered a holy lake by both the Hindus and Buddhist.Drive back to Pelling. (Overnight stay in Pelling)
Day 12: Pelling – Kalimpong
Drive to Kalimpong. On the way you can go for white water Rafting at River Teesta. (Overnight stay in Kalimpong)
Day 13: Sightseeing at Kalimpong.
A.M, After breakfast visit Delo View Point in the Delo Hill. You can have a magnificient view of the Khangchendzonga Mountain range and River Teesta meandering down in the Valley. On the way back visit Mangal Dham a Hindu Temple and a Christain Church built in a style of Tibetan Monastery. P.M, After lunch visit Zandok Palri Buddhist Monastery located on top of Durpin Hills.
You can have a view of Kalimpong Town and the Khangchendzonga Mountain Range from here. On the way back visit flower nurseries. Walk around the town.(Overnight stay in Kalimpong)
Day 14:

Kalimpong – Jaldapara.
Leave Kalimpong for Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. It covers 216 sq km. It is home to the Great Indain One Horned Rhinoceros. Apart from Rhinoceros the wild life consist of Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild Elephant, Bison, Deer, Wild pigs, Crested Eagle, Pied Hornbill, Python, Monitor Lizards. Etc.
(Over night stay in Jaldapara

Day 15 Visit Jaldapara
Early in the Morning go for an Elephant safari. After break fast go for a visit to Totopara. Totopara is a small village, which is home to the indigenous primitive Toto tribe, who number just a couple of hundreds. (Over night stay in Jaldapara)
Day 16: Jaldapara – Bagdogra.
Drive to Bagdogra for your journey back home.

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