The Queen of Hills"- Darjeeling is a popular hill station. Darjeeling offers a breath taking sight of the numerous peaks of the majestic Himalayas. Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. Kalimpong is adjacent to the state of Sikkim and near the Teesta River. It is set amongst the foothills of the mighty Himalayas at an altitude of 1250 m above sea level. Pelling is a picturesque town located in the district of West Sikkim. Pelling has breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga and surrounding ranges. This is quiet town with an abundance of history and nature has been attracting a steady stream of visitors.
Daywise Itinerary for Discover Eastern Himalaya II 11 Nights and 12 Days (Kalimpong 1N - Darjeeling 2N - Pelling 2N - Gangtok 3N - Lachen 2N - Lachung 1N)
Day 01: NJP Rly Stn / IXB Airport – Kalimpong (About 75 kms / 3 hrs) Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Kalimpong (3,950 ft.). On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be at Kalimpong.
Day 02: Kalimpong Sightseeing – Gangtok (75 kms / 3 hrs) After breakfast half day city tour of Kalimpong Visit Mangal Dham, Deolo Hill, Dr. Graham’s Home, Golf Garden, Durpin Dara Hills & Pine View Nursery. Then transfer to Gangtok (3,950 ft.). On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 03: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir After breakfast start for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
(In case of Land slide or any other reason Tsomgo Lake is closed we will provided alternate sightseeing.)
Day 04: Gangtok – Lachen (107 kms / 6 hrs) After breakfast check out from hotel with limited luggage and proceed to Lachen (8,500 ft.), North Sikkim. On the way take a break for some beautiful spots which are worth seeing and visiting like Naga Waterfall, The Confluence of Lachen Chu (River) & Lachung Chu (River) at Chungthang and Bhim Nala Waterfall. On arrival at Lachen check into your hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Lachen.
Day 05: Lachen – Chopta Valley – Gurudongmar Lake Early Morning drive to Chopta Valley (13,200 ft.) & Gurudongmar Lake (17,100 ft.). Back to hotel. Overnight stay at Lachen.
Day 06: Lachen – Lachung (45 kms / 2 hrs) After breakfast drive to Lachung (8,700 ft.). Arrive Lachung & Check in at your hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at Lachung.
Day 07: Lachung – Yumthang Valley Excursion – Gangtok Early Morning drive to Yumthang Valley (12,000 ft. Known as Valley of Flowers). On the way back, visit Hot Spring considered to have medicinal properties. Back to resort for lunch and transfer to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On the way if the weather is clear you may get to see Mighty Khangchendzonga from Singhik view point. On arrival at Gangtok check-in to your hotel. Rest of the evening free for your own activities. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 08: Gangtok – Pelling (150 kms / 5 hrs) via Chardham After breakfast start for Pelling (6,300 ft.). Enroute visit Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse & Siddheshwar Dham (Chardham) in Namchi. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Pelling.
Day 09: Pelling Sightseeing After breakfast start for full day sightseeing. 1st Half tour - Darap village, Rimbi water Falls, Khecheopalri Lake & Khangchendzongha waterfalls. In afternoon start for 2nd Half tour - Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Helipad Ground. Overnight stay at Pelling.
Day 10: Pelling – Darjeeling (80 kms /4 hrs) This morning after breakfast transfer to Darjeeling (6,950 ft.) via Singla check post. On arrival check-in to your hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 11: Darjeeling Sightseeing Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill (8,400 ft.) to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 12: Darjeeling – NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport (75 kms / 3 hrs) After breakfast Check-out from hotel and take the departure transfers to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.
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