6 Days 5 Nights
A Himalayan wonderland, Sikkim is nestled in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas and nature has gifted this state with unique beauty. The state is bestowed with a greater variety of vegetation and undisturbed valleys, five climatic zones, total sanitation, peaceful environment, hospitable and humble people and a rich cultural heritage – which is unmatched and would be hard to find anywhere else. Among its mountains is the fabulous Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. Sikkim is also the least populous state in the Indian union. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is situated at a height of over five thousand feet above sea level.
On arrival at NJP / IXB Bagdogra Airport you will be received by our office executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (125 Kms / 4 -5 Hrs). Upon arrival proceed to the hotel for check-in; the evening is free for leisure.Overnight stay at Gangtok.
A day excursion to Tsongmo Lake - situated at a height of 3,780 Mts. with an average depth of 50 ft. & Baba Mandir - The shrine maid in memory of sepoy Harbahajan Singh, Back to Gangtok. Evening free. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
In case Tsongmo Lake is closed due to any circumstances, we will provide other sightseeings.
Optional Tour (Additional Cost per car ): NATHULA pass : Indo-china Tibet Border(14,140 ft). Nathu La is located on the 563 km (350 mi) Old Silk Route, an offshoot of the historic Silk Road. Nathu La Tour can be arranged on advance notification followed by Extra Charge (please check the NOTE given below), only if the permit is allowed.- (Small Car Not Allowed) (Monday & Tuesday Closed) – once the permit is issued the amount is non-refundable whatsoever.
After breakfast you will be taken for sightseeing which includes: Handicraft and Handloom, Flower show, Ganesh tok and Tashi view point, Gonjang Monastery, Bakthang Waterfalls, Do Drol Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Enchey Monastery, Ropeway, (Outer View), Hanuman Tok. Night stay at Gangtok.
After breakfast at the hotel – transfer to Darjeeling. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turns golden. It is truly a majestic sight and Ghoom Monastery which is the oldest Monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill. Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for a city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock, Tea Estate(from outside),Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda. Overnight stay at the hotel. For Tiger hill we need to take a token one day before since limited vehicles are allowed to go to Tiger hill.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station for your onward journey. As you go home let the everlasting memory of the radiant Himalayas and this beautiful serene place linger in your mind and prompt you now and again to revisit this place.