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Best of Darjeeling and Sikkim

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

Experience the Best of Darjeeling and Sikkim in 11 Days

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the mystical landscapes of Darjeeling and the pristine valleys of Sikkim with our meticulously curated 11 Days Best of Darjeeling and Sikkim Tour. This expedition promises a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and spiritual serenity in Northeast India.

About the Tour:

Begin your adventure in Darjeeling, renowned as the ‘Queen of the Himalayas.’ Nestled at an altitude of 2050 meters, Darjeeling offers a refreshing escape with its cool climate and sprawling tea estates. Indulge in the iconic Toy Train ride, a legacy of the British Raj, and witness mesmerizing sunrise views over the Himalayas. Delight in the region’s delectable cuisine and warm hospitality as you explore this charming hill station.

Exploring Sikkim:

Venture into the heart of Sikkim, where the journey takes you to the tranquil villages and breathtaking landscapes of Yuksom, Lachen, Lachung, and Yumthang. Yuksom, steeped in history as the first capital of Sikkim, boasts ancient monasteries like Dubdi and Sangachoeling. Discover the sacred Khecheopalri Lake and embark on scenic hikes amidst lush greenery and pristine mountain air.

Highlights of Best of Darjeeling and Sikkim Tour:

  • Day 1-2: Darjeeling Delights Arrive in Darjeeling and immerse yourself in its scenic beauty. Enjoy a comprehensive city tour that includes the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the peaceful environs of tea gardens.
  • Day 3-5: Tranquil Retreat in Yuksom Journey to Pelling and onward to Yuksom, where history and nature converge. Visit the historic sites and serene monasteries, and experience the tranquility of rural life amidst the majestic Kanchenjunga National Park.
  • Day 6-7: Rural Charm of Bustee Farm House Experience the rustic charm of Bustee Farm House near Yuksom, offering a glimpse into local culture and cuisine. Engage in day hikes amidst picturesque landscapes.
  • Day 8-10: Alpine Splendor of Lachen and Lachung Travel to Lachen and Lachung, gateway villages to the enchanting Chopta Valley and Yumthang Valley. Explore alpine meadows, hot springs, and panoramic views of snow-capped peaks.
  • Day 11: Departure from Sikkim Conclude your journey in Gangtok, reflecting on the cultural richness and natural beauty encountered throughout the tour. Depart with memories of a lifetime from this Himalayan odyssey.

Travel Tips and Logistics:

  • Visa Requirements: Guests arriving from Bhadrapur Airport (Nepal) or Phuntsholing (Bhutan) must possess a regular Indian visa for entry.
  • Accommodations: Enjoy comfortable stays in well-selected hotels and guesthouses throughout the tour, ensuring a blend of comfort and authenticity.

Conclusion:

Our 11 Days Best of Darjeeling and Sikkim Tour offers a profound exploration of Northeast India’s hidden gems. From the misty tea gardens of Darjeeling to the pristine valleys of Sikkim, each day brings new discoveries and unforgettable experiences. Join us for an adventure that combines cultural immersion with natural splendor, leaving you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for this remarkable region.

At Red Reach Himalaya, we don’t just sell treks; we curate unforgettable holiday experiences. Our mission is to provide you and your clients with adventures that will be cherished for a lifetime. Whether it’s an exhilarating trek, a challenging climb, an exploration of heritage sites, a cultural immersion, wildlife encounters, or simple tours and activities, we dedicate our hearts to every detail.

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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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