05 NIGHTS & 06 DAYS NORTHEAST!!
DAY 01: BAGDOGRA ARRIVAL – DARJEELING
On arrival at Bagdogra Airport/Railway Station, you will proceed to Darjeeling. Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, 'Dorje Ling', or ‘Place of the Thunderbolt’, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the "Queen of the Hills", it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by world famous tea gardens, Darjeeling remains one of the most alluring destinations. Overnight stays in Darjeeling.
DAY 02: DARJEELING SIGHTSEEING
Early morning, visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan range including Mt. Kanchenjunga. See the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and the range turn golden. On the way back from Tiger Hill, visit the Ghoom Monastery built in 1875 to see the 15ft. high image of Mythey Buddha. Return to your hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast enjoy a city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Happy Valley Tea Estate (from outside). Overnight stays in Darjeeling.
DAY 03: DARJEELING – PELLING
After Breakfast, check out from your hotel in Darjeeling and make a drive to Pelling, another serene mountain village at an altitude of 2000 m which commands a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Arrive and check into your hotel. After lunch, enjoy a city tour visiting Pemayangste Monastery, Rabtense Ruins, Khechipalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Fall and Rambi Falls. Overnight stays in Pelling,
DAY 04: PELLING – GANGTOK
After Breakfast, check out and drive to Gangtok at an altitude of 1750m, which became the State Capital in the mid 19th Century. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a base for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by monasteries and orchids, Gangtok is truly a traveler's delight. Arrive and check into your hotel. After lunch, enjoy a city tour visiting Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays) and Flower Show Complex. Overnight stays in Gangtok.
DAY 05: GANGTOK – CHANGU LAKE
After Breakfast, depart for a full day excursion to Changu Lake, 35 km from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake is fed by melting snow of the surrounding mountains. Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake's waters. Also visit Baba Mandir. Return to Gangtok for overnight stays.
DAY 06: GANGTOK DEPARTURE
After Breakfast, check out from your hotel and drop at Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri for your return journey
*THE TOUR ENDS*