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Darjeeling & Sikkim Explorer
Highlights
  • The Himalayan state of Sikkim, India
  • Breath-taking mountain scenery
  • Hill station of Darjeeling, home to some of the world’s finest tea
Itinerary Details
Day 01: Arrive Calcutta - Local Sight Seeing
Today arrive Calcutta in the morning. Explore Calcutta with you private guide, visiting Victoria Memorial, a legacy of the British Raj and home to an impressive collection of art, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Indian Museum.
Day 02: Fly to Bagdogra – Drive to Darjeeling (95 Kms / 2 Hrs)
Today fly to Bagdogra and we do nice drive through Himalayan foothills to Darjeeling. Evening is at leisure and for acclimatization..
Day 03: Darjeeling
Today drive up to Tiger Hill to see the spectacular sunrise over the highest mountain peaks in the world, including Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga. Visit the Ghoom Monastery and enjoy a short Toy Train ride. In afternoon visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoological Park.
Day 04: Darjeeling – Pelling (125 Kms / 5 Hrs)
Today enjoy a scenic drive to Pelling to enjoy the spectacular views of the Mount Khangchendzonga. A short sightseeing tour in after noon, covering Rimbi Falls, Khicheopalri Lake (with optional downhill trek).
Day 05: Pelling - Gangtok (115 Kms / 5-6 Hrs)
Take a beautiful drive through tea plantations to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Gangtok is a charming and clean city, with colourful buildings and a bustling atmosphere. Enjoy the cable car ride and visit Tashi View Point which offers enchanting view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Siniolchu.
Day 06: Gangtok
Enjoy a full-day’s sightseeing around Gangtok. You can do excursion to Tsomgo Lake at an altitude of 12,400 ft. Enjoy photography and even take a yak ride around the lake. Or choose to visit different Gompas (Monastery) across valley.
Day 07: Gangtok – Kalimpong (85 Kms / 2 Hrs)
Today after a morning drive to Kalimpong, we’ll visit a local tribal village. Afternoon visit the largest monastery in town, Zong Dog Palri Fro-Brang Gompa with its impressive paintings, Tharpa Choling Gompa and the markets.
Day 08: Kalimpong  - Bagdogra(85 Kms / 2 Hrs) – Fly to Delhi/Calcutta
Today short drive in time to Bagdogra airport for flight onwards.
Price: On Request
Price Guide
Price is Per Person on twin sharing basis. It includes standard accommodation with breakfast, private car and driver, all transfers and services of private English-speaking guide. Internal flights within India are not included. For more details visit FAQ, here...
 
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