02 NIGHTS DARJEELING + 01 NIGHT KALIMPONG + 02 GANGTOK
DAY 1: ARRIVE BAGDOGRA AIRPORT/NJP – DARJEELING (90 KM)
Meet our representative on arrival at Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station and drive to Darjeeling. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. In the evening you are free to explore the local area. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 2: DARJEELING
Early in the morning, we will leave for Tiger Hill for witnessing sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga. Return to the hotel and en-route visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Later after breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday) and Tea Garden (outer view). Return to the hotel for lunch and spend rest of the day at leisure, followed by overnight stay.
DAY 3: DARJEELING – KALIMPONG (58 KM)
After breakfast drive to Kalimpong (4000 ft), a drive of 58 km. Also known as the garden of flowers, the town has almost everything that defines scenic beauty like flowers, greenery, waters, mists and clouds. On arrival at Kalimpong, check into a hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 4: KALIMPONG – GANGTOK (85 KM)
After breakfast we will go for a sightseeing tour of Kalimpong. The tour will include a visit to Durpin Hill, which has the famous Zong Dog Palri Fo- Brang Monastery that belongs to the same Buddhist sect as the present Dalai Lama. We will also visit the Jelapla View Point, Pine View Point, Kalim Temple, Dr Graham's Homes Complex. Thereafter Kalimpong Arts & Crafts Centre is another important stopover.
In the afternoon drive to Gangtok, the land of unspoiled natural beauty with alpine landscapes, thick luxuriant forests, rivers in torrent and peaceful lakes. On arrival, check into a hotel. For rest of the day you are free to explore the local area. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 5: GANGTOK
After breakfast, proceed to Tsomgo Lake (12,210 ft) and Baba Mandir, a 40 km drive which takes 2.5 hrs. This lake is located very close to Nathula Pass, which is the entry point to China termed as the “Silk Route” and remains frozen for most parts of the year. Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir, which is highly acknowledged for its spiritual worth. We can also visit Nathula Pass, which is the border of India and China. Later drive back to Gangtok. In the evening you are free for your own activities, followed by overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 6: GANGTOK – BAGDOGRA/NJP DROP
After breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station for reaching your onward destination.
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