On arrival at the Railway station / Airport, guests will be greeted with welcome drink by one of our representative and then transferred to Kalimpong. On arrival you will check-in at your hotel. Evening at leisure.
Half Day Kalimpong Local Sightseeing and Gangtok Transfer
In and around, Kalimpong has a lot of flower nursery. Flowers from Kalimpong travel quite a distance to meet the demand of many florists across the world. You could visit a nursery, Monastery and Golf Course.
After lunch, Guests will be Transfered to Gangtok, East Sikkim. For most of the time you will be driving along the mighty Teesta River. On reaching Rangpo (the border town of Sikkim), we break journey here where westerners will be asked to fill up a form and avail the Inner line permit to enter the region of Sikkim and for Indian will be asked your Name and Address details for the safety reason.
The process will take approximately 30 minutes. Here on you will drive via small settlements that cater to the needs of the daily commuters and the people residing in the locality. The last 12 kilometers to Gangtok town is a gradual uphill climb.
Evening stroll around M.G. Road.
Overnight @ Gangtok
Gangtok Local Sightseeing.
After breakfast, you will visit the Institute of Tibetology (Museum dedicated to the study of Buddhism. It was founded by the late Chogyal Sir Palden Thendup Namgyal) (Sunday closed). After the visit, you will be ferried uphill to the Secretariat (the Official Administrative office of the State of Sikkim) on the rope-way. We will walk along the Royal Palace Road via the White Hall (flower shows are conducted every now and then here) to the Directorate of Handloom and Handicraft Center (Sunday closed).
After Lunch, you will drive for 30-45 minutes to visit the Rumtek Monastery (the Headquarters of the Kagyu sect of Buddhism).
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Pelling, West Sikkim. En-route to Pelling, we will be driving via the Temi tea estate and make a short detour to visit Samdruptse, the Magnificent 135ft tall statue of the patron of Sikkim “Guru Padmasambhava”, known for the vast knowledge of “Tantra-yana” he shared with us beings by founding the ‘Tibetan-Buddhism’ around the 8th century in Tibet.If weather permits, the himalaya’s are visible from here.
The road continues to meander along the massive hills of the Himalaya. We will drive via the West District Administrative centre – Gyalzing to Pelling. Evening stroll around Pelling town.
Overnight @ Pelling
Pelling Local Sightseeing
Today, you could start your day early and visit the Pemayangste Monastery for their morning prayers. After breakfast, you will drive towards the Indo-Nepal border village of Uttarey; situated within the valley of Maneybong (Land of Hidden Treasures). En-route, you will visit the “Changey” waterfalls and drive over the “Singshore-bridge”, Asia’s 2rd highest suspension bridge. Urbanization in Uttarey progressed rapidly since the 1990’s after the bridge was installed. While in Uttarey, you could visit the kagyu Monastery, (restructured around 1986; located on the hill top overlooking the valley.
After lunch (local cuisine made from organic grown veggies), you will drive back to Pelling and visit the Rabdentse ruins (the 2nd capital of Sikkim which was destroyed during the invasion by the Gorkha’s around the 4th century).
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Darjeeling, West Bengal. If weather permits; the majestic Kanchendzonga will be visible during most of your journey. En-route you will visit the Tukvar tea estate to experience the stages of “Darjeeling Tea” Processing. After check-in at your hotel; you could stretch your legs with a walk around the Chowrastha/ Mall.
Overnight @ Darjeeling
Darjeeling Local Sightseeing
After breakfast, you could take the joy ride on the famous toy train of Darjeeling. It is a heritage railways established during the British Raj. After a memorable joy ride, you could walk via the mall road and the chowrastha towards the Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering and the Zoo or drive to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Tibetian Refugee Centre and drive back to Mall. Evening at leisure or stroll around Mall
Bagdogra IXB/ NJP
Drive Duration: 6 to 7 hrs. Distance: 110 Km
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Railway station / Airport en route Mirik (The main attraction of Mirik is Sumendu Lake situated at the centre of the town. The 1.25 Kilometers long Lake has a maximum depth of 8 metres and has been formed by collecting and damming the rain and spring water. The 25 metres arch bridge over the lake. Boating and mule rides are good attraction for tourists) and lunch break. On the way to Mirik you can visit Nepal border also and very beautiful scenic drive with everlasting memories. To meet your scheduled journey to your next destination.
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