Gangtok Darjeeling Tour

This tour packs in all the highlights Darjeeling and Gangtok . After visiting the charming tea gardens and a dawn visit atop Tiger Hill we will drive through the lush Teesta valley to Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. Walk through the fascinating bazaar full of local products and produce in Gangtok. And above all visit Rumtek Monastery which is the present seat of the famous Karmapa Lama of the 'Black Hat' Kaygu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. A comprehensive tour for those looking for a short but comprehensive holiday.

Today, almost 50 years after the British regime, Darjeeling still flourishes with tea gardens and seasonal tourist and retains to this day the old charm and flavor of that "never ending Victoria era.

Facts of This Trip

  • Duration: 07 Days
  • Activities: Sikkim Tour
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Region: Gangtok / Darjeeling
  • Grade: Easy
  • Group size: Min. 5 - Max. 12
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  • Transport: Drive in - Fly Out

Gangtok Darjeeling Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival - Gangtok:
Pick up from Bhudrapur airport/Badogra / NJP Station. Meet the guide at the airport. Meet the guide at the airport and drive to Gangtok. (126 km / 05 hrs.). Overnight hotel.

Day 02: Gangtok:
Early morning sightseeing of Rumtek Monastery-the principal seat of Karma pa out of Tibet and the largest one in Sikkim, and go to Kanchejunga View Point, Drul-Chorten , Sikkim Research Institute of Tibet logy, handicraft centers and check in hotel at Gangtok.. Evening Free to explore Gangtok.

Day 03: Gangtok-Lachung:
Departure from Gangtok in the morning for Lachung-North Sikkim. Lunch will be served on the way. Places of interest on the way are Tashi View Point, the historic Kabi Lungtsok, Phodong Monastery. Arrive Lachung. (Drive 123 kms/6 hrs). O/N at Lachung.

Day 04: Lachung-Gangtok:
After breakfast drive to Yumthang Valley –the valley of flowers (1200ft.) through yak-graded meadows, carpeted with Primulas, lined by Rhododendrons and waterfalls. Visit the Hot spring. Back to Lachung. After lunch visit Lachung monastery, cottage industry of walk to explore Lachung Village. After lunch drive to Gangtok. Arrive Gangtok. Check in hotel.

Day 05: Gangtok-Darjeeling:
Drive to Darjeeling -the British developed hill resort , producer of world famous tea. (115 kms / 04 hrs).Evening free to explore the town. Overnight hotel.

Day 06: Sightseeing of Darjeeling:
Early morning tour to Tiger Hill (at around 4 am) to view sunrise over mighty Kanchenjunga. The view is splendid on clear weather day. On the way back, take a look at Ghoom Monastery and the Batasia Loop. Afternoon visit to Himalayan Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Gumbu Rock site and Tibetan Refugee self-help (Closed on Sunday) Center Tea Estate. Overnight hotel.

Day 07: Darjeeling-Departure:

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