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Darjeeling & Sikkim Tour
Darjeeling - This is Northern part of West
Bengal. Darjeeling is tiny Himalayan Region with an area of 663 sq. km. Before
Nepal was opened to the outside world, all expeditions to Everest used to start
from here. Darjeeling the name derives from "Dorje Ling', meaning the place of
the Dorje' the Mystic. It was the name given to what was one's the Buddhist
Monastery atop Observatory Hill, around which the town has been built. Around
Darjeeling are Ghoom Monastery, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute,
Zoological Park, Natural History Museum and Lloyd Botanical Gardens. For a view
of Mount Everest and Kangchenjunga Peak.
07 Nights and 08 Days
Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse -
Yuksom - Gangtok - Tshongu Lake - Gangtok - Bagdogras
Day 1 :
Bagdogra - Darjeeling
Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra and transfer to Darjeeling (94 Km/3hrs).
Overnight at Hotel.
Early morning at 3.30 start for Triger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and
its amazing Ghoom Monastery and Batashia Loop War Memorial while returning to
the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel is followed by full day local sightseeing
covering Padmaja and Zoological Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute,
Tibetian Refugee Self-help Center and visit to all the local market (City Life).
Enjoy the historical Toy Train ride, provided the train is running for the day.
Darjeeling - Pemayangtse
Morning transfer to Pemayangtse (65kms/4.5 hrs), this is the nearest motorable
point from Mt. Kanchenjunga, world's third highest peak. One can also enjoy the
spectacular Eastern Himalayan range from this place. Evening tour to Pemayangtse
monastery, the second oldest in Sikkim.
Pemayangtse - Yuksom
Morning transfer to Yuksom (32kms). En-route to Kanchenjunga Falls,
Kenchodphelri Lake, Rimbi Falls. At Yuksom, one can simply enjoy the scenic
beauty of this beautiful Himalayan hill village. You can also enjoy the walk
around the Kartak Lake which is just in front of the hotel. Tashi Gang Chorten
is also worth viewing and indeed a memorable experience . Overnight at Yuksom.
Yuksom - Gangtok
Morning transfer to Gangtok. En route to Ravangla, evening free. Overnight at
Morning starts with the full day sightseeing of
Sikkim, covering Chortan ,Stupa, Institute of Tibetology and Institute of
Handicrafts and Handlooms & Roomtek Monastery, the seat of the Kagyupa sect of
Trip to Tshongu Lake
The morning start for a half day trip to Tshongu Lake (12400ft), which is only
32km from Gangtok City. Evening free for shopping.
Departure transfer to Bagdogra (115kms/ 4.5hrs).
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