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Darjeeling & Gangtok - 5 Days

This 5-day 4 nights tour package covers the beautiful hill station cities of Darjeeling and Gangtok. It includes places like the Tiger Hills, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Peace Pagoda among others in Darjeeling. In Gangtok, you will visit a number of places including the Do-Drul Chorthen, the Research Institute of Tibetology and the Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom. The tour also includes a visit to the mesmerizing Changu lake.

Darjeeling

Lying amidst the slopes of the Lesser Himalayas and blanketed by emerald green plantations of tea, Darjeeling is a picturesque town in the Indian state of West Bengal. The majestic Kangchenjunga towers over this beautiful town, which is the third highest mountain in the world. Popularly known as the ‘ Queen of the Hills’ , Darjeeling provided stunning locations for many Bollywood movies including Barfi, Main Hoon Na and Aradhana. Developed by the British, the colonial era architecture can still be seen everywhere in Darjeeling. Tiger Hill offers a spectacular view of both Mount Everest and Mount Kangchenjunga. Lloyd’ s Botanical Garden has a collection of several species of flora including oak, magnolia and bamboo. Go on an adventurous trek up to Sandakphu in Singalila Range, the highest peak in West Bengal and feast your eyes on the spellbinding panorama.

 

Gangtok

Nestled between the mighty peaks of the Himalayas, the city of Gangtok rises as a center for Tibetology and Tibetan Buddhist culture. It is the capital of the state of Sikkim in India and a popular destination for globetrotters. With its stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, this beautiful city gained prominence after the construction of Enchey Monastery. Today, Gangtok is home to many monasteries and educational institutions. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Himalayan Zoological Park, Ganesh Tok, Enchey Gompa and White Memorial Hall, are few of the attractions in Gangtok. Another feature of the city, is that it acts as a gateway to other parts of the state. It is very easy to travel to the various places of interest in Sikkim from Gangtok like Tsomgo Lake, Yumthang Valley, Nathu La Pass, Pelling and more.

 

Day 1
Arrival - Transfer to Darjeeling

Arrive in NJP railway station or Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and head to Darjeeling which is a drive of around 3 hours. The evening is free for you to spend at leisure. Take a walk on Mall Road and Chowrasta or visit the Nightingale Park (Shrubbery Park).

Day 2
Darjeeling sightseeing

You will be visiting 3 places between 4 am and 8 am. Proceed for the early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at around 4 am) for a lovely view of the sunrise over the Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). On your way back, visit Batasia Loop & Ghoom Monastery. After a filling breakfast, you will visit 7 places between 9:30 am and 3 pm. Proceed for the city tour of Darjeeling and visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tea Garden, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda and ropeway. The evening is free to spend at your leisure or other activities. Retire for the night at your hotel.

Day 3
Darjeeling- Gangtok: Gangtok sightseeing

The tour starts at 7:30 am. After having breakfast, continue your travel to Gangtok. The commute time is around 4-5 hours. After a sumptuous lunch, proceed for sightseeing with a half-day city tour. This covers Do-Drul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom (Closed on Sunday), and the Flower Show. Spend the night in Gangtok.

Day 4
Excursion to Changu Lake and new Baba Mandir

After a healthy breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Changu Lake and Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is approximately 55 km from Gangtok city. This tranquil lake is situated at an altitude of 12,000 ft. on the Gangtok Nathu La highway. The lake is about 15 meters deep and is considered sacred by the local people. It is also home to Brahminy ducks. This mild lake remains frozen during the winter months. Nathu La Pass to the Republic of China is nearly 20 km further and is an optional tour. Prior permission is required to visit Nathula Pass. Extra cost applies for an extended tour to Nathula. The evening is free to roam around M G Road (Mall)/local shopping at Gangtok.

Day 5
Return - Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport/NJP station

Return drive from Gangtok to NJP or Bagdogra airport which is a 120 km 4 - 5 hours drive. The trip ends at the Gangtok NJP Railway Station/ IXB Airport.

Price Includes

  • Parking and Toll tax
  • Meet & greet at arrival
  • Pick and Drop at time of arrival/departure
  • Driver's allowance, Road tax and Fuel charges
  • Sightseeing by private car
  • Breakfast
  • All tours and transfers by Personal Car is included

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Any Airfare / Train fare
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
  • Tips, laundry & phone call
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museum
  • All personal expenses

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Trip Facts

  • 1-50
  • Darjeeling & Gangtok
  • NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport
  • Breakfast & Dinner
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  • Wagon R | Swift | Sumo | Bolero | Innova

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