Duration: 13 Days 12 Nights

Day 01:

Bagdogra – Darjeeling
Arrival at Bagdogra and then drive to
Darjeeling by road which takes about 4
Hours. Total distance 90 kilometres.
Darjeeling is at an elevation of 2134 meters
above sea level.(Overnight stay in

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

Day 03:

Sightseeing in

A.M: Go for a joy ride till Ghoom, on the
world famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a
world heritage sight.Back to hotel for
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.(Overnight stay in Darjeeling).

Day 04:

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 which was 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 05:

Pelling – Yuksom –

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.
(Overnight stay in Pelling)

Day 06:

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

Day 07:

Sightseeing at Gangtok

E.M Visit Tashi View Point to view Mount
Khangchendzonga and other Peaks of the
A.M After breakfast vist Rumtek Buddhist
Monastery, which is 24 Kms 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 08:

Gangtok – Tsangu Lake-

Visit Changu Lake situated at the altitude
of 3700 meters, which is 40 km away from
Gangtok.(Overnight stay in Gangtok)

Day 09:

Gangtok – Kalimpong
Gangtok to Kalimpong. Distance 73 Km. Time
taken 2½ hours. Drive is along the river
Teesta on which you can go for river
rafting, which is optional and on direct
payment bases.(Overnight stay in Kalimpong)

Day 10:

Sightseeing at

After breakfast visit Delo View Point in the
Delo Hills. You can have a magnificient view
of the Khangchendzonga mountain range and
the river Teesta meandering down in the
valley. On the way back visit Mangal Dham, a
Hindu Temple, and a Chistian Church built in
style of Tibetan Monastery.
After lunch visit Zandok Palri Bhudhist
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 a flower
nursery. Walk around the town..(Overnight
stay in Kalimpong)

Day 11:

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 Tigers, Wild Elephant,
Bison, Deer, Wild Pigs, Crested Eagle, Pied
Hornbill, Python, Monitor Lizards.
Etc.(Overnight stay in Jaldapara)

Day 12:

Sightseeing at

Early in the morning go for an Elephant
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. (Overnight
stay in Jaldapara)

Day 13:

Jaldapara – Bagdogra
Departure from Jaldapara to Bagdogra
Airport or NJP Railway Station, which is 3
hours drive.

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