12 Days Sikkim and Darjeeling Tour gives the tourists a complete over viewing of the Himalayan destinations that Eastern Himalayas has to offer.
Some of the Himalayan destinations that will be covered in
this tour are Darjeeling, Pemayangtse, Yuksom, Martam, Gangtok,
Lachung, Yumthang Valley and Kalimpong.
Day 1: Delhi
Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.
2: Delhi - Bagdogra (by air) - Darjeeling (about 70 km / 2 hours)
In the morning we drive to the airport for the flight to Bagdogra. After the arrival in Bagdogra
we proceed north of the state through the coniferous forests and
terraced tea gardens to Darjeeling. Darjeeling (place of the
thunderbolt) has spectacular scenery. Due to its altitude of 2134 m
and soothing temperature in summers Darjeeling has become a famous
hill resort in India. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the
hotel in Darjeeling. In the evening enjoy the beautiful surroundings
3: Darjeeling - Excursion Tiger Hill
Very early in the morning we drive to Tiger Hill (around 11 km) to enjoy the sunrise. Tiger Hill (2590 m) is the highest point in this area. There is a breathtaking view of the sunrise on the
Mount Everest (8842 m) is also visible on a clear day. The moments of sunrise from Tiger Hill are described by most of the visitors as unforgettable. After viewing the Tiger Hill we
visit the Yiga Chsssoling monastery, built in 1850. It has the 14ft. Maitriya
Buddha statue. After visiting monastery drive back to the hotel. After having breakfast we visit the institute of
Mountaineering where we get the detailed information about the
natural surrounding and the habitants of this area and Zoological
Park where you can see the rare Himalayan animals like the Snow leopard,
Tibetan Wolf, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, Siberian Tiger etc.
4: Darjeeling - Pemayangtse (Pelling) (about 110 km / 3 hours)
Today we leave the state of
West Bengal and drive through the forests and tea gardens to Pemayangtse (The perfect Sublime Lotus) in Sikkim.
Sikkim is the second smallest state in India. Sikkim, in the East
Himalayas is sandwiched between Nepal to its west and
Bhutan to its east. Sikkim has so rich of flora, fauna and a diverse ethnic and cultural population as no other state in India.
5: Pemayangtse (Pelling) - Excursion Yuksom (about 80 km)
Today after having breakfast we visit the headquarter of the Nyingama sect in
Pemayangtse. Then we will drive further to
Kechopari Lake. Kechopari means the wishing lake. The water in this lake is placid and crystal clear. This lake is situated on the road to
Yuksom. After visiting the lake we drive to Yoksum, the trekking base of Sikkim. In the evening arrive in Yuksom. Yuksom was the first capital of Sikkim and it was here that the first Chogyal was consecrated by the three holy Lamas. The place where the ceremony take place in the year 1642 can still be seen there.
6: Pelling - Martam (about 90 km / 2 hours)
After having breakfast visit the throne where the first King (Chogyal) of
Sikkim was coronated in 1641. Then drive to Martam. Arrive in Martam
7: Martam - Gangtok - Martam
Today we drive to
Gangtok and have full day sightseeing. In Gangtok,
we will visit the Rumtek Monastery, Tibetology Institute, Enchey Monastery and
Bazaar. After having sightseeing in Gangtok, drive back to
monastery is believed to be 200
years old. The monks of this monastery belong to the Mahayana
Buddhism. The unique
Research Institute of Tibetology is
situated on a hilltop which was established in 1958 to promote research on Tibet and
Mahayana Buddhism. Here we will see the biggest collection of
Tibetan scripts and an excellent collection of rare Tankhas, bronze and cult objects.
8: Martam - Lachung (about 103 km / 3 hours)
After having breakfast
we drive to Lachung.
Today we will drive to
Yumthang Valley (Valley of Flowers) to see the floor covered with
flowers and rhodendrons that in bloom in forest. This place is surrounded by
mighty snow peaks. After visiting the Yumthang valley, drive back to Lachung.
10: Lachung - Martam (about 103 km / 3 hours)
After having breakfast drive from Lachung to
11: Martam - Kalimpong (about 52 km / 1 hours 30 mins)
Today we drive from Martam to
Kalimpong. Kalimpong, a remote hill station has been a meeting point of the once "three closed lands" on the trade route to
Tibet. The beautiful mountain scenery and the abundance of flowers have made Kalimpong
an attractive resort. In the afternoon visit Doorpin Monastery and Bazaar.
12: Kalimpong - Bagdogra (about 73 km / 1 hours 30 mins) - Delhi (by air)
Today we drive from Kalimpong to
Bagdogra for the flight to Delhi. In
the evening arrive in New Delhi.
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Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking
or languages of your choice)
at every place of sightseeing.
Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an
air-conditioned Car with
Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
Any Flight Charges.
We always look forward for any changes in the itinerary as wished
by you for your