Kalimpong, Gangtok, Tshangu Lake, Baba Mandir, Pelling, Darjeeling, Mirik

(10N/11D) - CODE ( 115 )

Day - 1 : NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport-Kalimpong

On arrival at NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport you will be received by our office executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Kalimpong. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. The evening is free for leisure. Over night stay at Kalimpong.

Day - 2 : Kalimpong Sightseeing

After breakfast at hotel you will be taken to a full day sightseeing of the town which includes, tours of Forest Museum (closed on Thursday), Deolo Hill, Dr. Grahams Homes School, Hanuman Mandir, Durpin Monastery, Mangal Dham, Pine View Nursery (cactus only) and Science City. Overnight stay at Kalimpong.

Day - 3 : Kalimpong - Gangtok

After breakfast at hotel you will depart for Gangtok. Upon arrival proceed to the hotel for check-in; the evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day - 4 : Gangtok Sightseeing

After breakfast at hotel you will depart for half day city tour of Gangtok. This includes Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Research Institute of Tibetology, Dro-drul Chorten (Stupa, built by the venerable Trulshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1945), White Hall, Flower Show, Ban - Jhakri Water falls (Ban literally means forest or jungle, and Jhakri means healer), Enchey Monastery, Rumtek Monastery (the seat of the Karmapa Rimpoche, head of the Karmapa sub-sect of the Kargyudpa order of Tibetan Buddhism), View Point and Botanical Garden. Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtok.

Day - 5 : Excursion to Tshangu Lake and Baba Mandir

After breakfast at hotel you will depart for full day sight seeing of Tshangu Lake and Baba Mandir. (Nathu La Pass to republic of China is nearly 20 Kms and is an optional tour). Return to Gangtok in the evening for an overnight stay at hotel. Tshangu Lake: is one of the most popular destinations for tourists; it is located at 43 km from Gangtok. The lake is about 1km long, oval in shape, 15 metres deep and is considered sacred by the local people. This placid lake remains frozen during the winter months. On the way to the Lake, you will enjoy beautiful scenery and snow capped mountains. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. (In case of Land slide or any other reason Tshangu Lake is closed we will provide alternate sightseeing).

Day - 6 : Gangtok - Pelling

After breakfast at hotel depart for Pelling. On a clear day guest can get a clear view of Himalayan range with snow capped Mt. Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Khangchendzonga, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Sinolchu etc. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. The evening is free for leisure, overnight stay at Pelling. Pelling- located at a distance of 120 kms from Gangtok Pelling is another serene, mountain village which lies in the western districts of Sikkim. This village is situated at an altitude of approximately 2000 metres and commands a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. After this, return to your hotel at Pelling for overnight stay.

Day - 7 : Pelling Sightseeing

After breakfast you will depart for full day sight seeing. This includes Rimbi Water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake (The world Khachoedpalri means The Wishing Lake. It is one of the most sacred and holy lakes for the Buddhists), Kanchenjunga Water Falls, Kechopalri Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdentse Ruins. Overnight stay at Pelling.

Day - 8 : Pelling - Darjeeling

After breakfast depart for Darjeeling. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. The evening is free for leisure, overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day - 9 : Darjeeling Sightseeing

Early morning excursion to Tiger Hill (8364 Ft / 2550 Mts) at around 3:45 am for viewing sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (if the weather is favorable), while returning visit to Ghoom Monastery, Peace Memorial, and Batasia Loop. After breakfast at the hotel you will depart for Half day city tour of Darjeeling. This includes sight seeing at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tenzing and Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Peace Pagoda. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day - 10 : Mirik Excursion

After breakfast at hotel, drive towards Mirik via Pashupati Nagar, Indo-Nepal Border through picturesque roads. (Extra vehicle charges will be applicable for Nepal Border to Pasupati Market for shopping and recreation). Return to Darjeeling in the evening and overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling. Mirik: A small sleepy town built around the 1.25 kilometer long man made Sumendu Lake. The pristine lake is surrounded by high forested hills, tea gardens, orange orchards and cardamom plantations. Horse riding & Boat is available around the lake on direct payment basis.

Day - 11 : Darjeeling - NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport

After breakfast at hotel transfer to NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey. As you go home let the everlasting memory of the radiant Himalayas and this beautiful serene place linger in your mind and prompt you now and again to revisit this place.

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