Darjeeling and Sikkim Combine Tour – 7 Days

This tour leads you to discover Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Sikkim relatively in a very short span of time.

Season: March to May and September to November
Duration: 07 Days and 06 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.

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: 07 Days 06 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 Darjeeling
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 nBuddhiest 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 – Pelling
Darjeeling to Pelling (alt 2000mtrs), 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 of Rabdantse Ruins. The Second Capital of Sikkim, which is in a walking distance of Pemayangtse. From here the view of the valleys below are very scenic.(Overnight stay in Pelling)

Day 04:

Pelling – Gangtok
Leave for Gangtok, the capital of the State of Sikkim. Distance 115 km. Time taken ; 5 hours.(Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Day 05

Sightseeing at Gangtok
E.M Visit Tashi View Point to view Mount Khangchendzonga and other Peaks of the range.  A.M After breakfast vist Rumtek Buddhist Monastery, which is 24 Km away from Gangtok. On the way back visit the Research Institute of Tibetology, which was built in 1954 by the Late Chogyal (King of Sikkim) Palden Thondup Namgyal. It has a large collection of Tibetan literature, rare manuscripts,
paintings, thankas, statues and religious objects. It is renowned for study of Buddhist philoshopy and religion.  P.M After lunch visit Government Institute of Cottage Industries. It is a training centre for handicrafts. There is a sales emporium where you can buy finished products. Visit Enchey Buddhist Monastery, which is about 200 yrs old. Walk around the market. (Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Day 06:

Gangtok – Kalimpong
Gangtok to Kalimpong. Distance 73 km. Time taken 2½ hours. Drive is along the river Tista on which you can go for river rafting, which is optional and on direct payment basis. In Kalimong. Alt 1250 meters. After breakfast visit Delo View Point in the Delo Hills. You can have a magnificient view of the Kanchendzonga mountain range and the river Teesta meandering down in the valley.
On the way back visit Mangal Dham, a Hindu temple, and a Christian Church built in style of Tibetan Monastery. After lunch visit Zandok Palri Bhuddhist Monastery located on top of Durpin Hills. You can have a view of Kalimpong town and the Khangchendzonga Mountain range for here.
On the way back visit a flower nursery. Walk around the town.(Overnight stay in Kalimpong)

Day 07:

Kalimpong – Bagdogra
Departure from Kalimpong to Bagdogra Airport. Distance 78 Km. Time taken: 3 hours

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