The every-charming, beautiful hill stations of east India make amazing tourist destinations, especially during winters. The towns of Gangtok, Darjeeling and Pelling offer endless places to see and things to do. On this tour, you will get to explore the most popular attractions such as Tsomgo Lake, Temi Tea Garden, Baba Mandir, Samdruptse Monastery, Khangchendzonga Waterfalls, Mt. Khangchendzongha, Ghoom Monastery and much more! Sleeping in a serene atmosphere and waking up to views of snow-capped mountains is not something you get to do every day! So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and book this 7-day tour package that takes you on an amazing Khangchendzongha tour, with a well-planned itinerary.
On reaching IXB Airport / NJP Railway Station, you will be picked up and transferred to Gangtok (5,500 ft). On arrival, check in at the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure. During your leisure time you can opt to visit cable car ride over the city, or lounge in the cafes and restaurants (all these are recommended activities and not included in the package). Have a good night's rest in Gangtok.
After breakfast, gear up for a visit to the beautiful Tsomgo Lake (or Changu Lake, 12,300 ft), followed by the Baba Mandir (13,120 ft), which is 55 km one way from Gangtok city. The glacial Tsomgo Lake is said to stay frozen during winters. It is a beautiful lake revered by the locals and a splendid sight to watch the changing colours of the lake every season. Baba Mandir is a shrine dedicated to the brave Indian Army soldier - Captain "Baba" Harbhajan Singh. After a soul-stirring day, stay overnight in Gangtok. (In case Tsomgo Lake is closed due to a landslide or some other reason, we will provide an alternate sightseeing).
After a sumptuous breakfast, start your journey towards Pelling (6,300 ft) via Char Dham. En-route, you will get to visit popular sites such as the Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse Monastery (7,000 ft) and Siddheshwar Dham in Namchi. Temi Tea Garden in Temi is Sikkim's only tea garden and famed as the number one tea garden in our country as well as in the world! Samdruptse Monastery is situated on a hill and is home to a magnificent statue of Guru Padmasambhava, a saint of Sikkim. Siddheshwar Dham is a major pilgrimage site on Solophok hilltop, with a 108 ft tall Shiva statue, models of the Char Dham Hindu temples (Badrinath, Rameshwaram, Jagannath and Dwaraka), 12 Jyotirlingas' replicas and a statue of Kirateshwar (18 ft). On arrival in Pelling, check in at the hotel and relax. Have a good overnight stay.
Wake up to a beautiful morning amidst the misty mountains, have a delicious breakfast and go on a full day sightseeing tour. During the first half of the day, you will cover Khangchendzonga Waterfalls, Darap Village, Rimbi Waterfalls and Khecheopalri Lake (which is also a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site). Khangchendzonga Waterfalls is a splendid sight to see as it gushes down the hill amidst lush greenery. It is shaped by the fresh streams that are formed due to the melting glaciers of Mt. Khangchendzongha. Darap Village is a beautiful, peaceful village amidst the Himalayan belt, where you can get a glimpse of the rich culture of the local people (known as Limboos). The friendly locals also offer various activities to do here, such as trekking, bird-watching, cave visits, handicraft making etc. In the noon, your second half of the tour will cover Pemayangtse Monastery, the new helipad ground and Rabdentse Ruins. Then return to the hotel in Pelling and have a good night's sleep.
This morning, after a refreshing breakfast, you will be transferred to Darjeeling (6,950 ft) via Singla check post. On arrival, check in at your hotel & have the day at leisure. You can go ahead and explore the town by visiting the colonial buildings, taking a toy train ride, trekking up to the Mahakal Temple and Darjeeling Observatory Hill and visiting the Peace Pagoda (all these are recommended activities and not included in the package). After a leisurely day, retreat for the night back at the hotel.
Wake up early and at around 4 AM, drive up to the Tiger Hill (8,400 ft) and treat your eyes to a breathtaking sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha. Standing at 28,208 ft, spanning over Nepal and Sikkim, it is the world's 3rd highest peak and promises to leave you in awe of its beauty. Then as you return, make a visit to Ghoom Monastery (a famous Buddhist monastery and one of the oldest of them in Darjeeling) and the Batasia Loop. After a refreshing breakfast, you will visit other places of interest such as the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing Rock, Ropeway, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (closed on Sundays), Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park (closed on Thursdays), Tea Garden (outside view) and Japanese Temple. The evening is free for shopping/leisure. For shopping, you can go to the Mall Road, Chowk Bazaar, Nehru Road and Teesta Bazaar (4 km from the town) for buying souvenirs and various other goodies at cheap prices. After a fulfilling day, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After a filling breakfast, check out from the hotel and be transferred to NJP Railway Station or IXB Airport for your journey back home.
Trip Cost Inclusions
- Room on twin sharing basis.
- Buffet breakfast & dinner at all places.
- All transfers and sightseeing
- All charges related to vehicle.
- Vehicle will be itinerary basis (not disposal).
- Provide your photogragh and ID proof to get the Inner Line Permit.
- All Innerline permit of Sikkim.
- Cost will be applicatbe only for Indian National.
- GST 5%
Trip Cost Exclusions
- Personal Expenditure
- Air Fare
- Train Fare
- Entrance Fees in monuments
- Meals not mentioned in cost includes