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11 Days Best of Darjeeling and Sikkim tour

Duration

11 Days

Location

Darjeeling and Sikkim

Arrival city

Jalpaiguri or Bagdogra

Departure city

Jalpaiguri or Bagdogra

Trip Grading

Moderate

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

As per inclusions

Acctivities

Tours

About the trip: This tour offers best of Darjeeling and Sikkim. Darjeeling also known as Queen of The Himalayas is a best place to start your tour. During the tour you will encounter lovely and friendliest locals, mesmerizing sunrise view, the untouched beauty of the hills and many more. Darjeeling nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations, stands at the height of 2050 meters above sea level, boasting of cool climates all year round. Beautiful tea gardens, ups and down rolling mountain slopes, toy train rides from the British Raj dated back from 1881, delicious cousin that you can get during your time at this part of the world.

Next would be main attraction in and around the city and northern parts of Sikkim that takes you to Yuksum, Lachen village, Lachung, and Yumthang. Yuksom village is of very high historical importance to the Sikkimese with the first Chogyal crowned here in 1642. There are a number of places of religious and historical interest in Yuksom like the Dubdi and Sangachoeling monasteries, the first to be constructed in the Sikkim. The splendid Khecheopalri Lake considered holy by the Sikkimese is another great tourist attraction of the place. The beautiful town of Yuksom is historic and charming and it ‘s the main trailhead for the Khangchendzonga Trek. Lachen with her famous monastery is aless-populated beautiful village famous for the the gateway to the sacred Gurudongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes. Lachen is famous for Lachen Monastery, Lachen Chu and the alpine covers. This area offers quaint, lush green grasslands and apple orchards. You then visit Lachen a tributary of Teesta River-Lachen and Lachung converge. Not to mention how beautiful Yuksom is, situated near the Kanchenjunga National Park, the village of Yuksom is in the heart of mountains covered with lush green vegetation. The village provides access to the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga. You will visit other interesting tourist attractions at this village. Finally the popular Yumthang Valley (3564m) the main attraction in North Sikkim also known as Valley of flowers, is a rare and exotic location with hot springs, rivers, yaks and lush green meadows, panoramic Himalaya view of peaks with Pauhunri and Shundu Tsenpa. Spring time is idle if you wish to see 20 different kinds of rhodondedron flowers.

The best time to visit North Sikkim is the months of April to September. The temperature is moderate with a maximum of 28-30 degree celcius. The weather in North Sikkim is most definitely cold or at least cool at all times. It experiences mild to heavy rainfall during the months of July and September.

Important note regarding Visa: If guest are coming from Bhadrapur Airport (Nepal) or Phuntsholing (Bhutan) then they must have regular Indian Visa not the E Visa. With E Visa they will not give entry from Border of India. Whether it’s Bhutan Border or Nepal Border.

Additional and optional: Darjeeling Toy Train Ride USD$ 25 Per Person
Standard Deluxe Hotel used in the itinerary:
Darjeeling: Hotel 717 or Similar
Pelling: De Regency or similar
Yuksom : Tashi Gang Resort or similar.
Ranka: Bustee Farm House
Lachung & Lachen Village: Deluxe Guest house
Gangtok: Hotel Mintokling or similar.

Hotel Check in and Checkout is at 12:00 pm. Early check in or Late Check out of the Hotels will be extra.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Darjeeling. In Darjeeling

On arrival meet your local representative and Transfer from Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling. The drive will begin form the Indian Plains to the hills of tea Garden and then along the Darjeeling Himalayan Rail way. In the entire drive you will enjoy the drive see the tea pluckers and whistle of the Toy train. Arrive Darjeeling Check in at Hotel at Darjeeling. Then rest for a while and then take a walk to the main square of Darjeeling. Here you can see the Local people of Darjeeling and their life style and do some window shopping. Then come back to the Hotel. Leisure overnight.

Day 2 Darjeeling Sightseeing tour. In Darjeeling

Today early morning at 4am we visit Tiger Hill From here you can see the Sun Rise over 3rd Highest Peak (Mt Kanchendzonga) After this we visit Yiga-Choling(Ghoom) monastery. This monastery is from the Geluk Sect and has the Future Buddha. See some prayers in the Monastry and come back to the Hotel for Breakfast. After breakfast we visit Japanese Temple to see the ZEN philosophy of Buddhism. After visiting this temple we drive to Darjeeling Rail Station for Toy Train ride till Ghom Station. We will pick you up from Ghoom Station and bring you for Lunch. After Lunch we visit the tea Garden and the tea Factory to see the Prossess how the world famous tea of Darjeeling is made. Then on the way back visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. After this sightseeing come back to the Hotel and rest for a while and then in the evening visit the local market. Leisure overnight.

Day 3 Transfer from Darjeeling to Pelling. In Pelling

Today at the completion of our early breakfast, we will be escorted to Pelling. Pelling is the small town in Western Sikkim. The drive will be 135 km and will take 6 hours including sightseeing. On the way, we will visit to Teesta Valley View Point, Pemayangtse Monastery, and Rabdenste Palace Ruins Check in at Hotel at Pelling. Evening free at Leisure.

Day 4 Pelling sightseeing to Yuksom Village: In Yuksom Village.

Upon our breakfast, we visit to Khechopalri Lake. The name Khechopalri means Lake of birds in pleasant mountains, but Sikkimese call it Tsho-Sho which means Great Lake.The lake is the foot print of Goddess Tara. Khechopalri lake (1780m) lies in a depression surrounded by prayer flags and forested hills. The tranquility of the lake is mood elevating. Then transfer to the Yuksom Village The first capital of Sikkim. Check in at Hotel and then visit the throne of 1st King of Sikkim. Leisure overnight.

Day 5 In Yuksom Village

Today after breakfast take a hike to Dubdi Monastry to see the first Monastry built in Sikkim. Then after visiting the monastery we will do some village walk. Then free at leisure on your own. Leisure overnight.

Day 6 Yuksom. Bustee Farm House

Today after breakfast Transfer to Bustee Farm House. On the way we will visit Tashiding Monastery, Bon Monastery and Buddha Park. Check in at Bustee Farm House. Leisure overnight.

Day 7 Bustee Day hike transfer to Gangtok

Today after breakfast we will hike to Lingdum Monastery where we will do some Karma Yoga. This Yoga is a service what you can give to the Buddist Monastery. After this karma Yoga we Come back to Farm House and transfer for sightseeing around Gangtok. The places you will visit are Enchay Monastry, Rumtek Monastry, Tibetology, and Flower Show; Do Durl Chorten and Cottage Industry.Then walk around Gangtok. Tonight we will stay at Gangtok. Leisure overnight.

Day 8 Gangtok to Lachen Village. In Lachen Village

Today after breakfast transfer from Gangtok to Lachen Village. On the way sightseeing. The places you will visit are Tashi View Point, Seven Sister waterfall, Naga Waterfall, Singik View point. Check in at Guest house at Lachen Village.

Day 9 Lachen Village to Chopta Valley to Lachung, In Lachung Village.

After Breakfast transfer to Chopta Valley and back to Lachen have lunch and drive back to Lachung Village. On the way visit Bhim Waterfall and Twin Water fall. Check in at Hotel at Lachung. Leisure overnight.

Day 10 Visit Yumthing valley, return to Lachung, Drive to Gangtok. In Gangtok

After Breakfast transfer to Yumthang Valley, Singba Rohododendron and Hot Spring and back to Lachung have lunch and drive back to Gangtok. Check in at Hotel at Gangtok. Leisure overnight.

Day 11 Departure from Sikkim

Depending upon your next destination, today you will be escorted from Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport with wonderful memories of your trip of Sikkim & Darjeeling. Hoping to see you next time again.

Min - Max (Persons) Adult Price
2 - 3 $1,110.00
4 - 5 $850.00
6 - 9 $780.00

Included

  • 01. Accommodation in twin sharing in Standard Deluxe Hotel with breakfast. Lachung Lachen Village with all meals
  • 02. Meals Included 10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners
  • 03. Comfortable private car/van or Innova vehicle with trusted driver
  • 04. Services of English speaking escorts / guide throughout the tour
  • 05. Services of porters at Airport and hotels
  • 06. Welcome drink on arrival
  • 07. Monuments fees and entrance fees during sightseeing tour as per itinerary

Excluded

  • 01. Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, alcohols, tips etc
  • 02. Any air fares, Items not mentioned above
  • 03. Video and movie Camera Fees in the National Parks
  • 04. Personal travel and medical insurance
  • 05. Any extra activities, additional serivices, and optional tours
  • 06. Toy Train Ride in Darjeeling
  • 07. Meals beside 10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners,

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