Darjeeling Gangtok Tour

Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days

Destinations covered : : Darjeeling – Gangtok

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Tour Itinerary:

Day 1:  Arrive Bagdogra - Darjeeling
Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport our representative will welcome you and assist you to get transferred to Darjeeling.  Darjeeling is approximately 105 kms and it may take 3 hours to reach. It is at an altitude elevation of 2045 mts. Darjeeling is the land of panoramic beauty and it is rewarded by the majestic Himalayas.  “The Queens of Hill stations “ is Darjeeling.  The Darjeeling Himalayan Railways is  a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  After reaching Darjeeling, check in the hotel.  Leisure for the rest of the day.  You can visit the nearby areas and meet the local people and  do shopping.  Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2: Darjeeling
Today early in the morning, proceed towards the Tiger Hill,  this is the highest point of Darjeeling.  You can view the sunrise of the Kanchenjunga and the snow capped peaks.  On the way you can visit the Ghoom Monastery.  This Monastery was established in 1875 by GhoomGompa.  Back to hotel for breakfast and rest for a while in the hotel.  Later in the day is to tour the city.  Visit the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoo.  This Zoo is located at an altitude of 2133 mts above the sea level.  You can find the Black Bear, llama, Siberian Tiger, mountain leopard and many more. Visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(HMI), it is built in the memorial to Tenzing.HMI is the oldest mountaineering institutes in the country. You can also take part in the Darjeeling Ropeway.  You can view the breathtaking view of the valley below.  One need to visit the Peace Pagoda, it was built under the supervision of NichidatsuFujji.  At the Peace Pagoda you will find the four avatars of Lord Budda.  Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, this was built in 1959 for the rehabilitation of Tibetans.  Back to hotel and free for rest of the day.  Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 3: Darjeeling – Gangtok

After breakfast in the morning, journey to Gangtok.Gangtok is the popular tourist spot for many of the  nature lover, honeymooners and trekkers.  Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim.    It is at an altitude elevation of 5500 ft.  You can view the Mt. Khangchendzonga.  At Gangtok enjoy the beautiful, calm and panoramic views.  Upon arrival check-in the hotel and rest for a while.  Set out for the sightseeing of Gangtok.  You can visit the Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom.  It  is the museum of many different handicrafts that are created by the local craftsmen.Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is one of the renowned global centre for the study of Buddhist philosophy.  One must visit the Enchey Monastery.  It is the one of the oldest monasteries around.  Visit the famous Orchid Sanctuary.  You will find the varies collection of orchid at this sanctuary.  Do Dual is the biggest stupa in Sikkim.  Visit the White Hill, this is the permanent venue for the flower show that is held in Sikkim.  At the flower show you can see different kinds of orchids and rhododendrons.  In the evening visit the nearby mall for shopping and enjoy the celebration like atmosphere at the mall.  Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Gangtok

Early in the morning a trip to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir.Tsomgalake is just 40 kms from Gangtok and it at the height of 3,780m.  This lake is  oval in shape and the length is one kilometer.  For Brahminy duck, this lake is the home.  You can view the various flower blooms in the May and August season, Primulas and Rhododendrons.  This lake is the resident for Red Panda.  Later you can visit the holy Baba Mandir, the holy site for all the people.  If possible you can make a visit to the Nathu La pass.Back to Gangtok.Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 5: Gangtok – Bagdogra

Today transfer to Bagdogra airport to board the flight for onward journey. Tour ends with sweet memories.

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