RPTTI 17 - DARJEELING / GANGTOK - Duration: 06 Nights / 07 days - 03 Nights Darjeeling / 03 Nights Gangtok - DARJEELING - GANGTOK.
Day – 01 – Arrival - Transfer - Darjeeling 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) /– transfer - Darjeeling - Nearly 105 kilometers 2 ½ - 3 hours drive from siliguri & Nearly 139 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours drive from Nepal border Kakarbhitta – 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 (UNESCO) – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy Train - check in to hotel – evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center - over night stay at Darjeeling
Day – 02 – 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 - Half Day city 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 – 03 – Excursion to Mirik (Full Day) - Darjeeling stay - Breakfast - Day visit to Mirik nearly 60 kilometers 1 ½ - 2 hours drive - The drive is through scenic roads with occasional stoppage for photography - Mirik is centered round Samendu Lake and is known for its landscaped gardens, tea gardens, orange orchards, cardamom groves and spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges - Full day excursion tour of Mirik Lake (Horse riding & Boating facilities is available around the lake - This high altitude lake is worth visiting - One can also visit Pashupatinagar Market in Nepal on the way back to Darjeeling- Evening free to roam around the Hotel , Resort or Mall or the Local market area - overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day - 04 – Transfer - Gangtok stay – Early Morning Breakfast – Drive to Gangtok nearly 97 Kilometers 3 – 3 ½ hours - Gangtok – The capital of the 22nd State of India, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful hill station with varied options for tourist – Gangtok the beautiful city of Sikkim suits all tourist due to its options i.e. 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 towns with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and Butterflies – The road is along the River Teesta and is picturesque – hotel check in at Gangtok – evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local shopping center - over night stay at Gangtok.
Day – 05 – 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 – 06 – 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 - 07 – 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) - for onward journey.