Itinerary:WO 16 OB – SITTONG (02N) – RANGAROON (02N) – TUKDAH TEA ESTATE (01N) – RIKISUM (02N)
Duration:07 NIGHTS & 08 DAYS
Highlights:SITTONG, RANGAROON, TUKDAH TEA ESTATE, RIKISUM
Day 01 : Arrival & transfer to Sittong
On arrival meet & greet at New Jalpaiguri railway (NJP) station then transfer to Sittong via Sevoke – Kalijhora – Mungpoo ( 65 km , 2 – 2 ½ hrs. drive approx.). Post lunch visit RabindraSmritiBhaban , Cinchona plantation . Simbodium orchid garden – provides rare orchids &flowers.Evening enjoy your time amongst orange orchard .Overnight stay at Sittong.
Day 02 : Sittong village tour
Post breakfast visit the Lepcha church ( 150 years old) once made of bamboo during British era , visit Sittong view point – provides beautiful view of Sittong valley , lush green tea garden at Sittong 1 , Teest view point in Sittong 1 - provides excellent view of River Teesta , on a clear day Mt.Kanchenjunga can be visible from here.Overnight stay at Sittong.
Day 3 : Sittong - Darjeeling – Rangaroon
Post breakfast proceed for Darjeeling city tour (34 km, 2 hrs. drive approx.) – covering Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing&Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & Tea Estate. After that proceed for Rangaroon( 17 km , 1 hr drive approx).Overnight stay at Rangaroon.
Day 04: Rangaroon village tour
Early morning enjoy the sunrise with a magnificent view of Mt.Kanchenjunga& Darjeeling city from your stay.Post breakfast take a walk to the nearest tea garden with our expert guide – The oldest & smallest tea garden .Another few minitues walk will take you to the Rungdungkhola (river).Rangaroon was the first botanical garden established by Lord Adain Ashley, the governor general of Bengal in the year 1776.Overnight stay at Rangaroon.
Day 05: Transfer to Tukdah Tea Garden
Post breakfast check out & proceed for Tukdah Tea Garden via Tinchuley , Takdah Cantonment , Orchid centre , Takdah monastery.( 30 km , 2 ½ hrs. drive approx).Overnight stay at Tukdah Tea Estate.
Day 06 : Transfer to Rikisum
Morning enjoy your tea with snow peaked mountain visible from your bed.Post breakfast proceed Rikisum ( 44 km , 2 – 2 ½ hrs. drive approx.) via Lamahata , Peshok tea garden , Teesta – Rangeetview.On the way visit Deolo view point , Dr.Grahams home , Army gold course ( drive pass) , Pine view cactus nursery.Overnight stay at Rikisum.
Day 07 : Explore Rikisum
Post breakfast proceed for day visit to some unexplored Himalayan villages of Darjeeling i.e. Ramdhura , Pedong , Silarygaon ,Echeygaon.These places provide serenity , rich vegetation& snow peaked mountain.Overnightstay at Rikisum.
Day 08 : Transfer to New Jalpaiguri railway (NJP) station / Bagdogra Airport (IXB)
Early morning hike up to view point ( 20 min. walk ) to witness Mt.Kanchenjunga with beautiful sunrise , Damsang fort – The abandoned britishfort.Post breakfast proceed for New Jalpaiguri railway (NJP) station / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) (86 km, 2½ - 3 hrs. drive approx.) visit Lamahatta view point , Peshok tea garden , TeestaRangeet view point ( Lover’s point).Tours ends.