6 Nights, 7 Days
Located right in the middle of the Himalayan range, Gangtok is one of the most picturesque places to visit in the whole of India. It presents the perfect image of India’s great and varied topography. This hold true to most parts of Sikkim. Despite being the least populous state in India and the second smallest state after Goa, Sikkim is still an excellent tourist spot thanks to places like Gangtok with their stunning location and amazing geographical terrain.
Gangtok’s early history is a bit of a mystery. The earliest records date back to the year 1716 when the hermetic Gangtok monastery was constructed. Gangtok remained a small hamlet until the Enchey Monastery was constructed here in 1840. This transformed Gangtok into a major pilgrimage center. Then, in the mid-19th century, Gangtok became the capital of the state after an English conquest in response to a hostage crisis. The Tibetans were defeated by the British making Gangtok a major stopover in the trade between Tibet and British India by the end of 19th century. It was during this era that most of the roads and telegraph in the region were built.
Meet on arrival at IXB Airport/NJP Railway Station / Siliguri Bus stand &drive to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
In the Morning after breakfast at hotel start for Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 40 kilometers - The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep - Generally covered in snow for most of the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all - Nathula Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour - Back to hotel in Gangtok - Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Gangtok. (In case of Land slide or any other reason Tsomgo Lake is closed we will provide alternate sightseeing.) Note: Nathula Pass India china Border is always optional Tour and Extra charge and its depend on permit availability.
Start for a Full day city tour covering Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Flower show,Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre (Closed on Sunday and 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month), Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday) (Saturday & Sunday closed), Dro-dul Chorten, Gonjang Monastery & Bhaktang water Falls (maximum 6 hours). Overnight stay at Gangtok.
After breakfast drive to Darjeeling (6,950 ft.). On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day is free for Enjoy Toy train / Shopping . Overnight stay at Darjeeling. Note : white river rafting can be do when going from Gangtok to Darjeeling to Gangtok. Airport to Gangtok if time before afternoon with extra charge for activity and vehicle detention charge.
Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill (8,400 ft.) to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Japanese Temple. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
After breakfast full day excursion trip to Mirik Lake (4,902 ft.) via Indo-Nepal Border (Extra vehicle charges will be applicable for Nepal Border to Pasupati Market). Mirik is famous for its man-made Sumendu Lake, Cardamom plantations and Tea Estates. (One can do Boating on direct payment basis in lake). In evening return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
After breakfast Check-out from hotel and take the departure transfers to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.