RPTTI 18 - DARJEELING / KALIMPONG / PELLING / GANGTOK - Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days - 02 Nights Darjeeling / 01 Night Kalimpong / 01 Night Peling / 02 Nights 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 into hotel – Evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center - over night stay at Darjeeling
Day – 02 – Darjeeling Local Sightseeing - 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 – Transfer - Kalimpong - Sightseeing - Kalimpong stay– Early morning breakfast - after breakfast drive nearly 65 kilometers 1 ½ - 2 hours transfer to the Kalimpong - 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 and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range – hotel check in – Drive for sightseeing tour through scenic road to Forest Museum (Closed On Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr Graham Homes, Durbin Monastery, Mangal Dham, Pine View Nurseries (Cactus Only) - back to Kalimpong Hotel – evening free to roam around the any of the hundred nurseries or the Local market area - overnight stay at Kalimpong.
Day - 04 – Transfer - Pelling - Sightseeing - Pelling stay - After breakfast transfer to Pelling - 90 kilometers – 2 ½ - 3 hours drive - Pelling is at an altitude of 6800 feet / 2072 meters – on a clear day guest can get a clear view of Himalayan range with snow capped mount Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Khangchendzonga, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Sinolchu etc - hotel check in - Places of visit are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake, it is one of the holy Buddhist lake and it is believed that any wish in front of the lake comes true - Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird and thus the water surface is always free of leaves, Kechopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga water Falls – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around the helipad or shopping center - over night stay at Pelling.
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.