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INDIAN MOUNTAINS TOUR

(BEST OF DARJEELING & SIKKIM )

Kanchenjunga Peak SunriseDay 01:          Delhi / Kolkatta - Bagdogra  - Darjeeling ( 90 km)
Arrive Bagdogra by air  from Delhi OR Kolkata. On arrival you will be welcomed by local representative and on arrival straight drive for Dajeeling enroute visiting countryside and on arrival check-in at your hotel.

The Queen of Hills, “(Land of the Thunderbolt) is a world famous tourist destination in the state of West Bengal, India. Nestled among the lower Himalayas, it is known for its raw and captivating natural beauty and excellent quality of tea it produces; Darjeeling tea is aptly titled as the ‘champagne of tea’ for its exquisite flavor and taste. It is also famous for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is lovingly called the ‘Toy-Train’ – a favorite among tourists.

The hill town of Darjeeling is situated at an altitude of 7,000 ft and enjoys a temperate climate with a maximum of 25 degrees in summer and 5 degrees in winter; however, in severe climates the temperature can go down the zero mark. Darjeeling provides spell binding views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Everest.

Rest of the day is free. Overnight at your hotel.

Darjeeling Toy TrainDay 02:         Darjeeling
Early morning excursion trip to Tiger Hill to behold the most spectacular sunrise and the Himalayan Mountains with the visit to Ghoom Monastery (Yiga-Choling).
 
Tiger Hill -The trek to Tiger Hill is among the easier level treks in the East Himalaya Region and also the most fascinating. Tiger Hill top is situated at an altitude of 8500 feet.

Morning half day local sightseeing tour of Darjeeling visiting Tibetan refugee Self Help Centre, Tea Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Market.

Afternoon enjoy Toy Train ride (subject to operation) upto Ghoom and return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Yoksum WaterfallDay 03:         Darjeeling/Yoksum
Morning drive for Yuksum and on arrival check-in at your hotel.

Yoksum - It is situated 33 kilometers away from Pelling. The small but beautiful Kartok Lake is also situated in Yoksum and is a nice place to spend a quiet moment. About a two kilometers walk uphill from Yoksum is the Dubdi Monastery, which is the oldest in Sikkim.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 04 :        Yoksum - Pemayanangtse (35 km)
Morning drive to Pemayangtse and on arrival check-in at your hotel.

Afternoon walking excursion to Sangacholing Monastery. (1 hour walk one way). Rest of the day free and overnight at hotel.

Day 05:         Pemayangtse- Gangtok
Morning visit Pemayangtse Monastery and later on  drive to Gangtok and on arrival check-in at your hotel.  Rest of the day is free. Overnight at your hotel.

Nestling in the lush greenery of the Himalayas is Gangtok (5,800 ft), the small capital city of Sikkim, where Buddhist prayer flags flutter in the mountain breeze, exotic orchids and chirruping birds run riot in a colourful melee.

Rumtek Monastry GangtokDay 06:         Gangtok
Morning excursion trip to Rumtek Monastery, Tibetology & Orchid Sanctuary.

Rumtek Monastery-Located 24 km away from Sikkim. It was built in 1960 now functions as the Dharma chakra religious center.

There are several interesting places around Gangtok, such as Ganesh Tok (7 km), Hanuman Tok (11 km) and Tashi View Point (8 km) from where you get the most amazing views of the Kanchenjunga Mt. Siniolchu and other snow-clad peak

Afternoon visit: Enchey Monastery, Cottage Industry, tashiling, White Hall & Lall Market.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07:         Gangtok
Full day visit to Tashiview Point and Phudong Monastry

Tashi View Point : it is situated about six kilometres away from Gangtok on the North Sikkim Highway, this place offers an astounding view of the Khangchendzonga snowy range on a clear day. On the opposite hill, the Phodong and the Labrang monasteries can be seen.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 08:         Gangtok – Kalimpong
Morning drive for Kalimpong enroute visiting countryside and on arrival check-in at your hotel.

Kalimpong – This town is 1250 m above sea level and offers excellent views of the Mt Kanchenjunga and the other Himalayan peaks. The popular view points are Durpin Dara and Deoro Hill.
Kalimpong has several monasteries and also a Kali temple. The Tibetan Monastery and curio center and Dr Graham's home are important tour stops. 

Afternoon half day sightseeing tour of Kalimpong visiting Durpin Dara, Tharpa choling Monastery, Zong Dog Palri Fo-brang Monastery, Nursery & Market which are few worth visiting places.

Day 09:         Kalimpong – Bagdogra –Delhi/Kolkatta
Morning drive for Bagdogra enroute visiting countryside and on arrival drop at the airport in time to board the flight for Delhi or Kolkatta.

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