Best of Sikkim Darjeeling – 9D/8N

Tour Highlights:

Gangtok-Lachen-LachungDarjeeling

Gangtok – Tshangu Lake & Baba Mandir Excursion.
Lachen – Chopta valley & Gorudongmar.
Lachung – Excursion to Yumthang Valley.
Darjeeling – Jhakri Water Falls along with Do-rul Chhorten, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom, Flower Show, Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling Ropeway Ride, Tenzing, Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center, Tea Estate.

Day 1 – Arrival NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport – Gangtok

Welcome to West Bengal. On arrival at NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport, proceed to Gangtok. Gangtok, the Capital of Sikkim. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 2 – Gangtok – Tshangu Lake & Baba Mandir Excursion

In the morning day excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400Ft) & Baba Mandir (13100Ft) (in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake). The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Back to Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel. OPTIONAL (at additional cost): visit to Nathula pass, an Indo China border.

Day 3 – Gangtok – Lachen

Proceed from Gangtok to Lachen (9500 Ft). On the way Enroute visit Naga Waterfall, The Confluence of Lachen Chu (River) & Lachung Chu (River) at Chungthang and Bhim Nala Waterfall. Overnight stay at Lachen.

Day 4  Lachen – Gurudongmar Excursion

Today excursion to Gorudongmar (17800 Ft). This is the journey one cannot forget.  The day starts early at 5 am.  It is almost dark at this point of time. As your journey  go upward, the morning Sun rays creates spectacular view of the  snow peaks, which looks like mountains made of Gold. A further drive reaches to the virgin and uninhabited land of Chopta Valley (13500 Ft / 4116 Mts, 4 Kms / 30 to 45 min from Thangu). From here till Gurudongmar, is mostly flat land with mountains and army bunkers on all sides.  As it is a plateau, it is very cold & windy throughout the year. In winters, Gurudongmar Lake is frozen except one corner which is considered to be very sacred. After sightseeing proceed to Lachung for Overnight stay.

Day 5 – Lachung – Yumthang Valley Excursion

Early morning proceed on a half day excursion to awesome Yumthang Valley (11800 Ft / 25 Kms / 1 ½ hours one way). The soaring snow-capped peaks and herds of wandering yaks makes this a Himalayan paradise. The valley is also known for its Hot spring. Optional visit to Yumesomdong : Yumesomdong known as Zero point, (15300 Ft / 1.5 to 2 Hrs from Yumthang one way)  is the end of Yumthang Valley. It is situated close to China border and can be visited by Indian tourists only. Here you will feel the sweet fragrance of Azalea / Ezilia. Ezilia is a plant used by the inhabitant to manufacture incense sticks. Overnight stay at Lachung.

Day 6 – Lachung-Gangtok.

Proceed to Gangtok. Overnight Stay at Gangtok.

Day 7 – Gangtok – Darjeeling

Morning enjoy a half day (04 hrs) tour covering Flower show, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology, Dro-dul Chorten, Enchey Monastery & Banjakhri Falls (maximum 3-4 hours). Afternoon: Transfer to Darjeeling. Normal Distance: 100 kms (approx) & Journey Time: 4 hrs (approx).  Transfer to Darjeeling (6710 Ft / 2046 Mts, 125 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs). Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 8 – Darjeeling

Early morning proceed to Tiger Hills (8482 Ft at around 4 am) to view spectacular Sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast proceed to visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P. N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (Outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 9 – Darjeeling – NJP Station / Bagdogra Airport

Today transfer to NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport (03 to 04 Hrs). Vacation comes to an end with sweet memories that will last forever.

Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
Meals as specified
Exclusive Non a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.

Air Fare / Train fare.
Personal Expenses such as Laundry, Room Heater Charges, telephone, mineral water, any ride activity, Entrance Fees, Guide charges, porter age, Travel Insurance.
Govt. Service Tax as applicable.
Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

CityNights
Gangtok3 Nights
Lachen1 Nights
Lachung2 Night
Darjeeling2 Nights
TypeIncludeTwin Per PersonExtra Person with BedExtra Child No BedPer Person 7-12 Group
StandardAccommodation in Standard Hotels including Breakfast + Non A/C Vehicle + Sightseeing as per Itinerary (Other than Lachen & Lachung)37350.0024430.0017050.00Price On Request
DeluxeAccommodation in Deluxe 2 Star Hotels including Breakfast & Dinner + Non A/C Vehicle + Sightseeing as per Itinerary (Other than Lachen & Lachung)45350.0029650.0020650.00Price On Request
LuxuryAccommodation in 3 Star Hotels including Breakfast & Dinner + Non A/C Vehicle + Sightseeing as per Itinerary (Other than Lachen & Lachung)67650.0043950.0030550.00Price On Request
PremiumAccommodation in equivalent to 4 Star Hotels including Breakfast & Dinner + Non A/C Luxury Vehicle + Sightseeing as per Itinerary (Other than Lachen & Lachung)Price On RequestPrice On RequestPrice On RequestPrice On Request
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