Itinerary:WO 09 DR - DARJEELING (02N),CHATAKPUR (01N) ,KALIMPONG (01 N ) , PELLING (02N) , GANGTOK (03N), LACHEN (01N), LACHUNG(01N) – 11 NIGHTS & 12 DAYS
Duration:11 NIGHTS & 12 DAYS
Highlights:DARJEELING, CHATAKPUR, KALIMPONG, PELLING, GANGTOK, LACHEN, LACHUNG
Day 01 : Arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and Transfer to Darjeeling (78 km , 2 ½ hr. drive)
On arrival meet & greet session at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB), after that our representative will brief the tour , then take the departure transfer toDarjeeling (78 Kilometers, 2 ½ hour’s drive approx) - at an elevation of 6710 feet , popularly known as the Queen of the hills –Darjeeling offers spectacular views of Mt. Kanchendzonga– Stroll to Mall.Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 02 : 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 03 : Darjeeling to Chatakpur
Post breakfast check out & proceed for Chatakpurunder senchal wildlife sanctuary ( 16 km , 1 hr. drive).The drive through dense forest of oak , pine tree is treat for the sore eyes.Chatakpur is a hidden treasure nestled in the Lap of nature situated at an altitude of 7800 feet.It is the habitat of Wild pig , Himalayan black bear , barking dear , Leopard , jungle cat , spotted dear , rabbit on their to Chatakpur.Overnight stay at Chatakpur.
Day 04 : Transfer to Kalimpong via half day local sight seeing
Early morning sunrise ( 5 am ) from view point ( mandatory 10 min uphill walk ). An early riser can witness the vivid play of colours against the majestic Kanchenjanga as the sun rises over the horizon.After breakfast proceed for Kalimpong ( 57 km , 2:30 hrs drive approx. ).Kalimpong is a quieter destination - Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas at an elevation of 1243 meters / 4078 feet –Visit Deolo view point , Durpin dara , Mangal dham , Pine view cactus nursery , Dr.Grahams home , Army gold course (drive pass). Over night stay at Kalimpong.
Day 05 : Transfer to Pelling
After breakfast proceed for Pelling ( 92 km , 3 – 3 ½ hrs of drive approx).through scenic road – Check in to the hotel – Pelling is situated at an altitude of 2072 meters / 6800 feet - Check into hotel - Evening free to roam around the small settlementOver Night stay at Pelling
Day 06: 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 07 : Transfer to Gangtokvia Namchi , Chardham
After breakfast proceed to Gangtok (140 Kilometers, 4 hours) via Namchi , Temi tea garden , Chardham ,Gangtok is a perfect destination for tourist in search of enchantment, tranquility, trekking or any other adventure. Land of monastery, mystic rituals / festivals at an elevation of 5500 feet is the most often visited spot of India for its rare Orchids and Butterflies. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 08 : 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 ( 55 km ) 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 09 : Transfer to Lachen
Early morning breakfast drive to Lachen (9800 feet).On the way visit Tashi view point , Seven sister falls , Naga water falls .The infrastructure is not good due to the remoteness and the snowfall / Rainfall –People visit this part of the Sikkim (North) to enjoy snow , scenic beauty .Check into a hotel.Overnight stay in Lachen.
Day 10 : Excursion to Gurudongmar lake , Chopta valley & transfer to Lachung
Post breakfast proceed for a thrilling excursion to Chopta valley (13,200 feet) - Gurudongmar lake ( excluding package )( 17800 feet) .Back to hotel , post lunch proceed for Lachung ( 8800 feet).Overnight stay at Lachung.
Day 11 :Lachung – Yumthang Valley Excursion
After breakfast proceed to Yumthang Valley which is Known as Valley of Flowers (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms / 1 ½ hours one way). On the way back, visit Hot Spring considered to have medicinal properties. Back to hotel & leave for Gangtok on the way witness Bheema falls , twin water falls.Over night stay at Gangtok.
Day 12 : Departure to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB)
Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) or Bagdogra Airport (IXB) Nearly 120 kilometers 3 ½ - 4hours’ drive – Guest are advised to start early but not to rush - Forwarding Journey.
SCANNED COPY OF VOTER CARD OR DRIVING LICENCE OR PASSPORT ALONG WITH PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPH OF ALL TRAVELLERS
NB : NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National are not allowed to visit Baba Mandir&Nathula Pass. They are allowed to visit till Tsangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above in number to visit Tsangu Lake. For getting the valid permit these guest will have to bring with them their valid passport & visa / OCI / PIO Card. They will also be required to bring along with them 08 passport size photograph for processing their permits into Sikkim, Tsangu Lake, Lachen&Lachung. There will be an additional cost for processing the permit & making the tour applicable. Kindly write to us for additional cost.
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