RPTTI 13 - GANGTOK / KALINGPONG / DARJEELING - Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days - 02 Nights Gangtok / 01 Night Kalimpong / 02 Nights Darjeeling- GANGTOK - KALIMPONG - DARJEEELING.
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 at hotel – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 40 kilometers and 2 hours drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the Red Panda and the Blood Pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees along the road - situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet - The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep - generally covered in snow for most of the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini Ducks & many migratory Birds – nearby is the 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 - over night stay at Gangtok.
Day – 03 – Gangtok Local Sightseeing - Transfer to Kalimpong - Kalimpong stay – Morning breakfast - After breakfast drive for sightseeing 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 point, Botanical Garden – transfer to Kalimpong - nearly 73 kilometers 1 ½ - 2 hours - Kalimpong situated on the foothills of the Himalayas is a green destination at an altitude of 1243 meters / 4078 feet - it is a historical destinations with bustling market, colorful people – hotel check in – evening free to roam around the any of the nurseries or the Local market area - overnight stay at Kalimpong
Day - 04 – Kalimpong Sightseeing - Transfer - Darjeeling stay – Morning breakfast - sightseeing tour through scenic road to Forest Museum (Closed On Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr Graham Homes, Durbin Monastery, Mangaldham, Pine View Nurseries (Cactus Only) – transfer to Darjeeling crossing the river Teesta on the way - 65 kilometers 1 ½ - 2 hours - At an height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet lies the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Kanchendzonga is the Queen of the hills – It is also home to the famous World Heritage train – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy Train - hotel check in Darjeeling – evening free to roam around Mall or local shopping center - over night stay at Darjeeling.
Day – 05 - Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing - Darjeeling stay – Early morning at around 3:30 - 3:45 AM drive up to to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – on the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – back to hotel for breakfast - after breakfast rest for half an hour and next round of sightseeing - includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tenzing 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 to stroll around the area & Chaurasta - 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.