Itinerary:WO 08WL – 11N & 12D - JALDAPARA (02N) – GORUMARA (02N) – KALIMPONG (01N)– GANGTOK (02N) –PELLING (02N) - DARJEELING (02N)
Duration:11 NIGHTS & 12 DAYS
Highlights:JALDAPARA, GORUMARA, KALIMPONG, GANGTOK, PELLING, DARJEELING
Day 01: Arrival & transfer to Jaldapara National Park
On arrival at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) (143km, 3 ½ – 4 hrs. drive approx.) / New Jalpaiguri (NJP) ( 130 km , 3 - 3 ½ hrs. drive approx.) / Hasimara Railway station ( 12 km , 20 min. drive approx.).meet & greet session then transfer to Jaldapara National Park.post lunch stand in a queue to collect ticket for the elephant ride ( need to book in advance by the visitors himself).Overnight stay at Jaldapara , under Jaldapara National Park.
Day 02:Elephant safari – day trip to Jayanti , Rajabhatkhawa
Early morning enjoy thrilling elephant safari in Hollong.This is the most exciting journey to be enjoyed during your stay at Jaldapara.The forest is mainly savannah covered with tall elephant grasses.One can sight Asiatic one horned Rhinocerous , leopard, elephants, sambar, barking deer, spotted deer, hog deer, wild pigs, and bison. Back to your stay , post breakfast proceed for a day trip to Rajabhatkhawa ( 49 km , 2 hrs. drive approx.) “ The gateway of Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) , Jayanti ( 64 km , 2 ½ hrs. drive approx.) A picturesque spot along the meandering Jayanti river forming a natural border with beautiful Bhutan hills..A drive of another 5 km from Jayanti more you reach Santalabari where you could enjoy the trek to Buxa Fort ( 4 km , 2 hrs. trek).Post lunch back toJaldapara & night stay.
Day 03 :Transfer to Gorumara National Park
Post breakfast check out & proceed for Gorumara National Park (90 km, 2 ½ - 3 hrs. drive approx).Check in resort freshen up.Post lunch experience Jungle safari / watch tower ( subject to availability & optional).Overnight stay at Lataguri / Murti under Gorumara National Park.
Day 04 : Samsing – Suntalekhola – Jhalong – Bindu( Day trip)
Post breakfast proceed for a day visit to Samsing , Suntalekhola , Rocky island , Jhalong , Bindu , Jaldhaka Hydel project.These segment of excursion will take you to the closest view of the virgin nature in Dooars.Overnight stay atLataguri / Murti under Gorumara National Park.
Day 05: Transfer to Kalimpong
Early morning Jungle safari / watch tower ( subject to availability & optional), Post breakfast check out & proceed for Rikisum (117 km , 4 – 4 ½ hrs. drive approx.)via Gorubathan , Lava road , experience the scenic beauty of Gorubathan & Lava.One can have lunch on the way at Lava & visit to Lava Monastery (walkable distance).Overnight stay at Rikisum.
Day 06 : Transfer to Gangtok
Post breakfast check out & drive for local city tour of Kalimpong.Visit Deolo view point , Mangal Dham , Pine view cactus nursery , Army golf course (drive pass) , Dr.Grahams home.Post lunch proceed for Gangtok – The Capital of Sikkim situated at an altitude of 5500 feet.It is most visited spot on India for its rare orchids , plants.Evening visit MG Marg. over night stay at Gangtok.
Day 07 : Excursion to Tsangu Lake / Tsomgo Lake & Baba mandir
Post breakfast proceed for next round of sightseeing.Today’s excursion will take you to the enthralling Tsangu / Tsomgo Lake which is located at a height of 12,400 ft above the sea level, this is holy lake of Sikkim after that visit Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir (13,200 feet). After that you will be driven back to the hotel.Evening is free .overnight stay in Gangtok.
Day 08 : Transfer to Pelling
Post breakfast proceed for Pelling ( 140 km , 3 ½ - 4 hrs. drive approx.) via Namchi , Chardham , Temi tea garden.– Pelling is situated at an altitude of 2072 meters / 6800 feet over spectacular view of Mt.Kanchenjunga & other Himalayan ranges.Over night stay at Pelling.<
Day 09 : Pelling Local sightseeing
Post breakfast – Places of visit are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake Kechopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga water Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins.Overnight stay at Pelling
Day 10 : Pelling - Darjeeling ( 135km / 4 – 4 ½ hrs. drive approx)
After breakfast proceed for Darjeeling.At an elevation of 2123 meters / 70001 feet, the land of breathtaking beauty, amidst rolling tea gardens, crowned by the majestic Himalayas popularly known as the Queen of the hills - Jewel in the crown of the Eastern Himalayas with mesmerizing beauty offers spectacular views of the Mount Everest, Mount Kanchendzonga and the rest of spectacular Himalayan range. Check in to hotel – Stroll to Mall / shrubbery Park .Over night stay at Darjeeling.
Day 11 : Darjeeling local sightseeing
Early morning at about 3:45 am drive to (8000 feet / 2440 meters) Tiger hill through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop .Post breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre (closed on Sunday), Happy valley tea Garden (outer view) and Japanese temple , Peace Pagoda. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 12 : Departure to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) - Morning breakfast
After breakfast transfer to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) or Bagdogra Airport (IXB) Nearly 100 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours’ via Pashupati (Indo – Nepal border) , Mirik , tea garden , Mirik lake , (if time permits one can do boating in Lake - optional & excluding package).Tour ends.