Discover Eastern Himalayas
DISCOVER EASTERN HIMALAYAS
11 Days 10 Nights
GANGTOK (3N) - LACHEN (1N) - LACHUNG (1N) - PELLING (2N) - KALIMPONG (1N) - DARJEELING (2N)
DAY 1: ARRIVE GANGTOK
Arrival at NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport. Transfer to Gangtok (5500 ft /130 kms / 04 hrs). Check in the Hotel. Visit M.G. Marg by walking and evening individual activities. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
DAY 2: GANGTOK – LACHEN
After breakfast pick-up from hotel at 10 a.m. (9,400 ft, 118 km) and proceed to Lachen (130 Kms / 06 hrs) at an altitude of 9000 ft. On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful locations like Tashi View Point, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls, Seven Sisters Waterfalls, the confluence of Lachen-Chu and Lachung- Chu at Chungthang, Twin Waterfalls and Bhim Nala Waterfalls. Lunch will be served at Namok. You are likely to reach Lachen at late afternoon / in the evening. Check in hotel, Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: LACHEN – LACHUNG
After breakfast drive towards to Chopta Valley & Gurudomgar Lake (17200 ft / 70 kms / 03 hrs). Gurudongmar Lake only Indian National is allowed. Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest situated lakes in North Sikkim. Remember the altitude here may cause breathing problem. After lunch transfer to Lachung (44 kms/2 hrs). Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
DAY 4: LACHUNG – YUMTHANG VALLEY EXCURSION – GANGTOK
After breakfast proceed full day excursion to Yumthang Valley, which is Known as Valley of Flowers (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms / 1 ½ hours one way). On the way back, visit Hot Spring (11800 ft/1½ Hrs/ way) considered to have medicinal properties. Back to hotel. After lunch, transfer to Gangtok (124 kms / 06 hrs). Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 5: TSANGU LAKE & BABA MANDIR
After breakfast depart for full day excursion trip to Tsomgo Lake (12400 ft), and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir which is only 32 km. from Gangtok, the lake is about 1 km long, oval in shape and 15 mtrs deep. The lake is considered sacred by the local people. Spend the evening at Gangtok for shopping and individual activity. Overnight stay at Gangtok. (In case of Land slide or any reason Tshangu Lake is closed we will provided alternate sightseeing).
DAY 6: GANGTOK S/S – PELLING
After breakfast go for local sightseeing covering Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Cable Car, Ganesh Tok, Tashi View Point, Gunjan Monastery, Spriti Ban, Flower Show and Bakthang Water Falls. Afternoon transfer to Pelling (6000 ft / 132 kms / 5 hrs).Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 7: PELLING FULL DAY TOUR
After breakfast we drive to Yuksom (5840 Ft / 1780 Mts, 35 Kms / 02 Hrs) on way panoramic sightseeing of Darap Village, Rimbi Water fall & Khecheopalri Lake (6000 Ft / 1829 Mts), it is one of the sacred Buddhist mountain lake and it is believed that whatever is wished 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 & Kanchanjunga Water fall. The routes are forested and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring. A further drive takes you to Yuksom (the meeting place of three monks) – the first capital of Sikkim, , Sewaro Rock Garden & Khachoedpalri Lake, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, Singshore Bridge and New Helipad Ground. This was the place where the first Chogyal (a ruling dynasty in Sikkim) was crowned. Evening Back to Pelling and Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 8: PELLING – KALIMPONG
Transfer for Kalimpong (3937 Ft / 1200 Mts, 115 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 9: KALIMPONG S/S – DARJEELING
Today after Breakfast visit Jelapla View Point, Pine View Point, Chitra Bhanu & Kalim Temple, Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang, Durbin Dara Hills, Flower Nurseries, Cactus Sanctuary, Mangal Dham , Dr Graham’s Homes complex with its historic church & well maintained grounds founded in 1900 by Rev. Dr. J A Graham, a Scottish missionary. The scenic beauty on the way are beautiful and there are lot of shops selling antics and local handicraft worth buying. Transfer to Darjeeling (7380 Ft / 2250 Mts, 70 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs), Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 10: DARJEELING FULL DAY TOUR WITH TIGER HILL
Early in the morning before dawn at 4 am proceed to Tiger Hill to watch the breathtaking sunrise and its reflection rays over the Khancendzonga Ranges. On the way back Visit Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery back to hotel at 7 am. After Freshen up and breakfast at the hotel visit to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Happy Valley Tea Estate (outer view), Japanese temple & Peace Pagoda, Labong Race Course & Rope Way. Overnight stay Darjeeling.
DAY 11: DARJEELING DEPARTURE
After breakfast leave Darjeeling and proceed towards – NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport (110 kms / 03 hrs) for your onward journey. Tour ends and memories begin.