Darjeeling and Sikkim Combine Comprehensive Tour

This tour unlike other tours starts at Kalimpong and is of much longer duration while enabling you to cover almost all the places of interest in Darjeeling region and Sikkim.

Season: March to May and September to November
Duration: 20 Days and 19 Nights
  Places 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: 20 Days 19 Nights

Day 01:

Bagdogra – Kalimpong
Arrival at Bagdogra and then drive to Kalimpong by road which takes about 3 hours. Kalimpong is another hill station which is the sub-division of Darjeeling situated at east direction. Road distance of Kalimpong from Darjeeling via Peshoke road is 60 kilometers at an altitude of 4000 feet above sea level. From Bagdogra it takes about 4 hours drive.(Overnight stay in Kalimpong)

Day 02:

Sightseeing at Kalimpong
A.M, After breakfast visit Delo View Point in the Delo Hills. You can have a magnificient view of the Khangchendzunga mountain range and river Teesta meandering down in the valley. On the way back visit Mangal Dham a Hindu Temple and a Christian 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 Khangchendzunga mountain range from here. On the way back visit flower nurseries.Walk around the town. (Overnight stay in Kalimpong)

Day 03:

Kalimpong – Lava
Drive from Kalimpong to Lava at 35 kilometers. Lava is a small hamlet surrounded by green forests and is ideal for exploration, bird watching and viewing natural habitats. Hike to Neora Valley provides magnificient view of the mountains extended to Bhutan Tibet border. Old Bhutanese Fort captured by British during Doars war is located near by. Back to Lava. (Overnight stay in Lava)

Day 04:

Lava – Lolegaon – Kafer
Drive to Lolegaon and Kafer to have the view of forest area with exotic flora and also to have the excellent view of sunrise. Proceed to Kalimpong.(Overnight stay in Kalimpong)

Day 05:

Kalimpong – Melli – Gangtok
Drive to Melli for white water raftings and then drive to Gangtok. Gangtok is the Capital of state Sikkim situated at an altitude of 5500 feet.(Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Day 06:

Sightseeing at Gangtok
Starting early in the morning we proceed towards Rumtek Dharma Chakra (Rumtek Monastery) and then visit other places of interest on the way back. We visit Botanical Garden, Shanti View Point, Chorten Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Flower Show, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Tashi View Point and Himalayan Zoological Park. We also visit Enchey Monastery. (Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Day 07:

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 kilometer long. Lake remains frozen during winter. Variety of flowers bloom in the region. Drive back to Gangtok.(Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Day 08:

Gangtok – Lachen
Drive from Gangtok to Lachen. Lachen is a village at an altitude of 2750 meters offering panoramic view of the surrounding hills and country side.(Overnight stay in Lachen)

Day 09:

Lachen – Chopta Valley – Thangu – Lachung
Thangu is a village at an altitude of 14000 feet which is about 3 hours drive from Lachen. It is the place for acclimatisation before proceeding towards Gurudongmar Lake, Muguthang or Cho-Lhamu.We proceed towards Lachung. Lachung is a village at an altitude of 8000 feet with its unique self governing body called D-zumsa which substitutes ,panchayat. A gateway to Yumthang valley at a distance of 25 kilometers this village has retained its unique culture and tradition.(Overnight stay in Lachung)

Day 10:

 Lachung – Yumthang – Yumesamdong – Lachung
Drive to Yumthang which is at an altitude of 11,800 feet and popularly known as the “Valley of Flowers”. This place is a paradise for nature lovers which offers fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty. This valley is the home for Shingbha Rhododendron Sanctuary with 24 species of Rhododendrons. A hot spring at the right side offers the spectacular view with the vast spread of green meadow and forest dressed in pine and silver fir trees. We proceed further up to Yumesamdong at an altitude of 16,000 feet, which also offers the breathtaking scenario. We drive back to Lachung. (Overnight stay in Lachung)


 Lachung – Gangtok
We drive back to Gangtok. On the way we visit Phodong Monastery and Labrang mMonastery. Phodong Monastery is one of the six major monasteries in Sikkim.(Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Day 12:

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. It is in a walking distance from Pemayangste. From here the view of the valleys below are very scenic.(Overnight stay in Pelling)

Day 13: Pelling – Yuksom – Pelling
Visit Yuksom, a small farming village, which is 32 kilometers 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 14: Peling – Darjeeling
We drive to Darjeeling at an altitude of 2134 meters. Darjeeling provides the perfect ambience of hill resort with its mild climatic conditions and laid back charms which is still influenced by the British
India and carries the imprints reminiscent of its colonial past. Behind Darjeeling looms the Mount Khangchendzonga. Darjeeling is famous for its Tea. (Over night stay in Darjeeling)
Day 15:

Sightseeing at Darjeeling
In Darjeeling.Early Morning visit Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Mt Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world. Height (8595) meters. On the way back visit Yiga Choling, the old Buddhist monastery, which was built in 1880. Back to Hotel for Breakfast.  A. M, Visit Tukvar Tea Estate to see tea processing.(Darjeeling is renowned in the world for its tea). On the way back to the
hotel visit Tibetan Refuge Self Help Center, 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 endangerd animals from the Himalayan region. It is also a breeding centre for Snow Leopards, Red Panda and Tibetan Wolf. P. M, Free to pursue your own activities OR Go for a walking visit to Bhutia Busty Budddhist Monastery. (Over night stay in Darjeel

Day 16: Sightseeing at Darjeeling
A.M, Go for a joy ride till Ghoom, on the world famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a world heritage sight.  (Back to Hotel for Breakfast)  P. M, Free to pursue your own activities. OR Go for a walk to Lloyd Botanical Garden. It’s park, which houses many different species of Trees form different parts of the world. OR Walk along the Mall and market area. (Over night stay in Darjeeling)
Day 17:

Darjeeling – Mirik – Darjeeling
Drive to Mirik at 1767 metres. Boat ride at Sumendu Lake which is surrounded by a beautifully maintaind 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. Drive back to Darjeeling.(Overnight stay in Darjeeling)

Day 18:

Darjeeling – Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
Leave Darjeeling 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 19:

Jaldapara – Bagdogra
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 20: Jaldapara – Bagdogra
Drive to Bagdogra for your journey back home.

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