RPTTI 14 - GANGTOK / DARJEELING - Duration:- 05 Nights / 06 Days - 03 Nights Gangtok / 02 Nights Darjeeling - GANGTOK - DARJEELING.
Day – 01 – Arrival - Transfer - Gangtok stay - Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at Nepal – India border Kakarbhitta / Bhadrapur Airport (BDP) Nepal / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting for the transfer to Gangtok – Gangtok the capital of Sikkim suits all from tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at an height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India. It is one of the most beautiful town with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and Butterflies - Nearly 135 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours drive from Siliguri & Nearly 173 kilometers 4 ½ - 5 hours drive from Nepal border Kakarbhitta - check into hotel - evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local shopping center - over Night stay at Gangtok.
Day – 02 – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full Day)- Gangtok stay - Morning breakfast - Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (nearly 40 kilometers) takes 2 hours drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the red panda and the blood pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees - Situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet - The Lake is oval shaped nearly 50 feet deep - Generally covered in snow for most of the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds - sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all - Nathu- La Pass to Republic of China is (nearly 20 kilometers) and is optional tour - Back to Gangtok - evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local shopping center - overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day – 03 – Gangtok Local Sightseeing (full Day) - Gangtok stay – Morning breakfast - full day city tour of Gangtok – Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, Rumtek Monastery, one of the finest monastery where His holy Dalai Lama stayed for some time, Various View Points, Botanical Garden, etc - back to hotel - evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – There are few discotheques & Casinos in Gangtok to spend time - over night stay at Gangtok.
Day - 04 - Transfer - Darjeeling stay - Breakfast at hotel - forwarding journey to Darjeeling - transfer to Darjeeling takes nearly 105 Kilometers 3 – 3 ½ hours – it is situated at an height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet on the top of a ridge - it is a land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Kanchendzonga is popularly known as the Queen of the hills and known for Orthodox tea – Darjeeling is home to many international Schools and few of the internationally famous site like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) – It is also home to the famous World Heritage train (UNESCO) – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy Train, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park and the internationally famous Tea Estate (Garden) - hotel check in – evening free - over night stay at Darjeeling.
Day – 05– Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing - Darjeeling stay – Early morning 03:30 - 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of Oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view Sunrise over Kanchendzonga mountain (subject to clear weather) - visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for breakfast - sightseeing - Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tezing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate (Garden), Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda - back to hotel – evening free - overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day - 06 – Departure- Breakfast - transfer to Nepal – India border Kakarbhitta / Bhadrapur Airport (BDP) Nepal / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) Siliguri - for onward journey.