Tour Duration : ( 05 Nights / 06 Days )
Destinations Covered : Darjeeling - Gangtok
Day 1: Arival Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport - Darjeeling
Upon arrival at the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/Bagdogra Airport,meet and journey to Darjeeling, located at an average height of 6700 ft, Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station that is famous for its scenic Himalayan trenches and sprawling tea estates.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Darjeeling
After breakfast leave for visit mountain trip to Tiger Hill, highest point of Darjeeling, Tiger Hill offers some of the best sights of the Himalayas, which are apt to be visited early in the morning. Imagine yourself standing infront of the mighty Kanchenjunga peak, the snow clad peaks of which are turning golden due to the rising sun. This panoramic view is the best introduction of Tiger Hill. In order to catch this breathtaking sight, leave early from your hotel. The magnificent hill is around 11 km from the town of Darjeeling.As you climb down the hill, you would be embarking on a visit to the incredible Ghoom monastery and Batasia Loop. One of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Darjeeling, Ghoom monastery is about 7 Km from the town and is famous for its huge statue of Lord Buddha. After that, drive back to your hotel for a hearty breakfast. Rest of the day is scheduled for visiting major attractions inside the town, back to the comfort of your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Drive to Gangtok
After breakfast, make a check out from your hotel and head to Gangtok, a mystical hill station in the Himalayas of the North-East. Located in the eastern Himalayan range, Gangtok has an amazing blend of nature and religion. Amidst dense forests and Himalayan peaks, lies the quaint hill station of Gangtok, which is dotted with several colorful monasteries. This would be followed by an overnight stay in your hotel in Gangtok.
Day 4: Sightseeing in Gangtok
Once you are done with the breakfast, the IHPL tour representative will be guiding you to the sightseeing tour of Gangtok. With the maiden visit to Enchey and Rumtek monastery, Gangtok tour starts on a spiritual note. Both the Enchey and Rumtek are amongst the most significant of the monasteries located in Gangtok.The former is located at a distance of around 3 km from Gangtok. The legendary monastery is believed to be constructed 200 years back, and today it marks an important seat of Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. On the contrary, Rumtek monastery is open to every kind of a Buddhist. Little older than Enchey, Rumtek monastery houses relics of the 16th Karmapa, after that, you would be visiting the Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Chorten and Orchid sanctuary. By evening, you will be back in your hotel. Call it a day and spend the night at leisure.
Day 5: Gangtok- Tsomgo Lake
Morning after breakfast, excursion to very popular Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir, Tsomgo is a glacial lake, which is around 38 km from the town of Gangtok. Scaling the Gangtok-Nathula highway, which goes through rugged mountain terrains and cliffs, you would be reaching the beautiful Sikkimese Lake. This will take around an hour.The lake is famous for its scenic and tranquil beauty which makes it a peaceful outing place. Besides its beauty, Tsomgo Lake also holds a sacred status. Right on the banks, lays a temple of Lord Shiva, which adds to the divinity of the region,after spending a wonderful time at the breathtaking Tsomgo lake, you will start your journey to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, which is located nearby. Unlike the other shrines in Sikkim, which are dedicated to some deity or religious concept, Baba Mandir commemorates an army martyr, Major Harbhajan Singh.The shrine has a lot of significance for the locals as well as the personnel’s of Indian army posted in the region. Major Harbhajan Singh was an Indian army officer as well as a saint. Army personnel’s believe that the spirit of him protects them in every situation and owing to this belief, they dedicated a shrine to him. The shrine is nestled at an altitude of around 4000 mtrs, high up in the hills. After that, a visit to the Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Chorten and Orchid sanctuary is scheduled in your Gangtok family tour package. By evening, you will be back in your hotel. Call it a day and spend the night at leisure.
Day 6: Gangtok to NJP Drop
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transferred to the New Jalpaiguri railway station/Bagdogra airport for your journey back home.