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North East Delight

Duration: 6 Nights/7 Days
Bagdogra – Gangtok (2 Nights) – Lachung (1 Nights) – Gangtok (1 Night) – Darjeeling (2 Nights) – Bagdogra
 
Day 01: Arrival at Bagdogra - Gangtok
On arrival at Bagdogra Airport, (500Ft / 150Mts) will be met by our representative to assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5500 Ft /1677 Mts, 130 Kms / 04 Hrs). Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Gangtok.
Meals: Dinner

Day 02: Gangtok
After breakfast in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake - located at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts (43Kms / approx 3Hrs one way). The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Drive & reach back to Gangtok by the evening. Stay overnight at the hotel in Gangtok.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 03: Gangtok – Lachung
Pick from Gangtok Hotel and transfer to Lachung (8000 Ft / 2439 Mts /
124 Kms / approx 05½ hours). On the way visit Tashi view point, Kabi Longtsok, Seven sister’s water fall Singhik view point, Lunch on route. Stay overnight at the hotel in Lachung.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 04: Lachung – Yumthang – Gangtok
Early morning proceed on a half day excursion to Yumthang Valley (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms / 1 ½ hours one way). On the way visit the Hot Spring and Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary. After noon transfer to Gangtok. On the way, see Bhim Nala water fall & Twin water fall.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Gangtok.

Day 05: Gangtok – Darjeeling
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Darjeeling (7380 Ft / 2250 Mts, 125 Kms / 5 Hrs.). Stay overnight at the hotel in Darjeeling.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 06: Darjeeling
Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8364 Ft / 2550 Mts at around 4 AM) to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast go for a half-day sightseeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & Tea Estate. Afternoon visit to Rock Garden & Ganga Maya Lake. Stay overnight at the hotel in Darjeeling.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 07: Darjeeling – Bagdogra
Transfer to Bagdogra Airport, (100 Kms / 03 Hrs) for onwards connection.
Meals: Breakfast.
 
Destinations Covered
 
Darjeeling
Darjeeling is popularly known as the "Queen of the Hills" and produces the famous Darjeeling Tea, one of the world's finest teas. It is also home to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a World Heritage Site. Darjeeling with its natural beauty provides a wide variety of activities from leisurely scenic walks to more grueling activities such as trekking and river rafting for the adventurous ones.
 
Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill is famous for spectacular sunrise show over the Himalaya. Leveling out at 8500 ft, Tiger Hill is the highest hill in the immediate surroundings. It is 11 km from town of Darjeeling. The first rays of the sun shoot ahead and shed light upon the twin peaks of Kangchenjunga painting it pink and then bathing it in a beautiful orange colour.
 
Batasia Loop
Batasia Loop is the scenic gigantic railway loop where the Darjeeling toy train makes a 360 degree turn. Batasia Loop is about 5 kilometers from the main Darjeeling town and was built to help the train negotiate the steep landscape. It is perched at a perfect location to offer a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range, especially Mt. Kanchenjunga.
 
Ghoom Monastery
Situated at an altitude of 8,000 feet, 8 km south of town is one of the holiest and better known of Darjeeling’s monasteries – the Sampten Choling or the Ghoom Monastery. Built in 1875 by Lama Sherab Gyatso, one of the chief features of the monastery is the 15 ft tall statue of the Maitreya Buddha (Coming Buddha), resplendent in gold polish and embedded with precious stones.
 
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Tenzing Norgay's ascent of Everest along with Edmund Hillary, in 1953 provided the impetus to mountaineering as an organized sport in India, and it was to commemorate this singular success that the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) was founded in Darjeeling with the personal initiative of Late Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru.The Institute was established on 4th November 1954.The Institute is the landmark in Darjeeling and an important center of tourist attraction. It commands a magnificent view of Kanchenjunga massif.
 
Zoological Park
The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park also known as Darjeeling Zoo was established in 1958 for research and conservation of Himalayan fauna. Located below the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute on the slopes of Jawahar Parbhat, the Darjeeling Zoo is one of the most highly regarded in India as it is a sanctuary to rare wildlife. Expect to see the Siberian tigers (the only ones in India), red pandas, Himalayan black bears and the Tibetan wolves. This zoo also houses a Snow Leopard Breeding Centre.
Tenzing Rock
 
Tibetian Refuge Centre
The Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre was started in 1959. At that time, following the dramatic escape of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, thousands of Tibetans leaving hearth and home, fled into the neighboring countries to live as free human beings. "It is no exaggeration, in fact, to say that without self-help there can be no rehabilitation, be it economic, social, psychological, cultural or spiritual. Therefore, a ten member committee was formed in Darjeeling to organize a rehabilitation centre to be known as "Tibetan Refugees Self-Help Center".
 
Gangtok
The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is a popular hill station in the North East India. This small town, lies atop a ridge, at an altitude of 5,800 ft, amidst a Himalayan setting, with the world's third tallest peak Kanchenjunga at its east.
 
Institute of Tibetology
The Institute of Tibetology has sponsored and promoted research on the religion, history, language, art and culture of the people of the Tibetan cultural area which includes Sikkim.
 
Rumtek Monastery
Rumtek Monastery is the most cherished site of almost every Buddhist. Situated at a distance of 24 km from Gangtok in Rumtek, the Monastery appears tranquil amidst the picturesque background of lofty hills and soothing waterfalls. Originally, Rumtek Monastery was built in the 16th century under the supervision of Wangchuk Dorje, the 9th Karmapa with the financial assistance of the fourth King of Sikkim.
 
Shanti View Point
Shanti view point is a photo stop enroute to Rumtek, that gives a picturesque view of the valley & hills.
 
Droul Chorten
Droul Chorten is the biggest and the most important stupa in Sikkim. It is located near Gangtok. This has been built in the year 1945. There are about 108 prayer wheels (Mani-Lhakor) in this chorten. There are some mantras have been engraved in these prayer wheels; by turning these prayer wheels, the devotees can read and chant these mantras.
 
Botanical Garden
Located close to Rumtek Monastery, Botanical Garden was established in the year 1987. Covered with shades of green the Garden is a treasure trove of uncommon plant and species of Sikkim flowers. Dense sylvan surroundings of Oak forests and almost 50 varieties of tree species, several of plants, flowers and shrubs characterize Botanical Garden.
 
Tsomgo Lake
The Tsomgo lake in Sikkim is a holy lake worshipped by the sikkimese. Tsomgo (Changu) lake is hardly 20 km away from the famous Nathula Pass. Its cool, placid water harmonies with the picturesque beauty around, which is increased by its reflection in the lake. During the winter months the Tsomo Lake becomes frozen.
 
Baba Mandir
Baba Mandir is a small temple near Tsomgo Lake. It is built in the memory of a soldier of the Indian Army.
 
Lachung
Lachung is a town located in the North Sikkim district near the border with China. It is at the confluence of the Lachen River and Lachung Rivers, tributaries of the River Teesta. The word Lachung means "a small mountain". The Indian Army has a forward base in the town. Before the annexation of Tibet in 1950, Lachung was a trading post between Sikkim and Tibet, after which it was closed down. The town's economy has been boosted by tourism in recent years as the region has been opened up by the Indian government. Languages spoken here are Nepali, Lepcha and Bhutia. During winter the town is usually covered in snow. Lachung has been described as the "most picturesque village of Sikkim" by British explorer Joseph Dalton Hooker in his definitive, The Himalayan Journal (1855).
 
Yumthang Valley
Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains in the North Sikkim. It is also home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and has over twenty-four species of the rhododendron, the state flower. A tributary of the river Teesta flows past the valley and the town of Lachung, the nearest inhabited centre. Yumthang is closed between December and March due to heavy snowfall. During the spring months, the area blooms with rhododendrons, primulas, poppies, iris and other flora. During the summer months, villagers take their cattle to these heights to graze (a practice known as yaylag pastoralism).
 
Pelling
Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. The mighty Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim. The land around Pelling is still a virgin territory and is bathed with alpine vegetation, with numerous waterfalls lining the hillside. In the months of winter, Pelling is sometimes covered with a blanket of snow. Most of the people of Pelling are Buddhists and speak the Sikkimese language. The other languages spoken are Nepali, Hindi, and English.
 
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