Kalimpong Darjeeling and Gangtok Tour

Kalimpong Darjeeling Gangtok

Sikkim
6 Days 5 Nights

Overview

Sikkim, nestled in the Himalayas, kalimpong darjeelig gangtok tour offers beautiful landscapes, monasteries, and a rich cultural experience. The best time to visit depends on the experiences you seek and the activities you wish to undertake. Sikkim experiences distinct seasons: summer, monsoon, autumn, and winter.

The best time to visit Sikkim for most travelers seeking a well-rounded experience is during the summer months from April to June. This period offers pleasant weather conditions, making it ideal for exploring the state without extreme cold or rain-related disruptions.

However, if you're particularly interested in snow-related activities or experiencing the region in a different season, then the winter months might suit your preferences. Autumn is also a good time for those who prefer clear weather and vibrant landscapes. Avoiding the monsoon season might be advisable due to potential travel disruptions caused by heavy rainfall.

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Tour Highlights

  • Dorje Ling
  • Tiny waterfalls
  • Mt. Everest
  • Tea Gardens
  • Zoological Park(closed on Thursday)
  • Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday)
  • Tenzing Rock
  • Gombu Rock and Tea Estate(from outside)
  • Monasteries and Orchids
  • Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery
  • Tharpa Choling Monastery
  • Thongsa Gumpa and flower nurseries)

Facilities

  • SightseeingsSightseeings
  • TransportationTransportation
  • StayStay
  • BreakfastBreakfast
  • DinnerDinner

Assistance at the airport/railway station on arrival and drive to Darjeeling. DARJEELING: Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An introduction to hill stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”.Overnight at hotel.

Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. It is truly a majestic sight and Ghoom Monastery which is oldest Monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill. Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Happy Valley Tea Estate(from outside).

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Gangtok GANGTOK: At an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid 19th century and has undergone rapid development since then.The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a travellers delight. Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel and full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake’s waters. Also visit Baba Mandir Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kalimpong KALIMPONG At an altitude of 1250m, Kalimpong’s location is ideal for a pleasant, relaxed getaway. Its clement weather has made Kalimpong’s orchids and gladiole well renowned. Up to the early 1700s, the Kalimpong area was part of the Sikkim raja’s domain. In the early 18th century, the Bhutan king also took it over. In 1865, after the Anglo-Bhutan War , it was annexed to Darjeeling. Scottish Missionaries came here in the late 1800s. The town thrived as a wool trading center with Tibet till 1950s. Today it’s a quiet hill resort and a haven for retired people. Afternoon proceed for city tour visiting Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and flower nurseries.Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination.

Notes

Visit to Nathula Pass is subject to avaibility of permits and will be charged extra @ Rs. 4500 per vehicle

The rates are valid for indian Nationals only

The rooms are not blocked

The vehicle service is not on disposal and is on point to point basis

 

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Included

  • Accommodation as per plan
  • All transfers and sightseeings as per itinerary in Non A/C vehicle
  • All Applicable Hotel Taxes

Excluded

  • Porterage and Personal Expenses