BEST OF SIKKIM TOUR
BAGDOGRA – SILIGURI – DARJEELING – PEMAYANGTSE – YUKSOM – GANGTOK – KALIMPONG – SILIGURI – BAGDOGRA/NEW JALPAIGURI/ DEPARTURE
Duration : 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Suggested tour itinerary is a flexible tour proposal and can be change as per the guest requirement. We provide tailor made itinerary as per the need of the guest if you want to add or remove any of the destination please advise us for modification so that you can enjoy best of your holidays in India.
Day 01: BAGDOGRA – SILGURI
On arrival at Bagdogra meet and greet by ITM representative. Our representative will explain the tour scheduled in detail and handover all the tour related documents to you. Later straight drive to north of the state through the coniferous forests and terraced tea gardens to Siliguri. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Siliguri. In the evening, enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Siliguri. Overnight Silguri.
Day 02: SILGURI – DARJEELING
After breakfast drive to railway station to board the toy train for Darjeeling. In the evening we reach Darjeeling and transferred to the hotel. Darjeeling (place of the thunderbolt) has spectacular scenery. Due to its altitude of 2134 m and soothing temperature in summers Darjeeling has become a famous hill resort in India. Overnight Darjeeling
Day 03: DARJEELING
Early morning start for Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and its amazing effects on the Mt. Kanchenjunga (Worlds 3rd highest peak), Visit Ghoom Monastery and Batashia Loop War Memorial while returning to the Hotel. After breakfast followed by Half day best point local sightseeing covering Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja N. Zoological Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center and Rock side. After that visit to the Mall (Chowrasta) along with local Market for City Life. Overnight Darjeeling.
Day 04: DARJEELING – PEMAYANGTSE
Post breakfast drive to state of West Bengal and drive through the forests and tea gardens and proceed to our today’s destination Pemayangtse (The perfect Sublime Lotus) in Sikkim. Sikkim is the second smallest state in India. Sikkim, in the East Himalayas is sandwiched between Nepal to its west and Bhutan to its east. Sikkim has so rich of flora, fauna and a diverse ethnic and cultural population as no other state in India. In the afternoon we reach Pemayangtse. Evening free for leisure.
Day 05: PEMAYANGTSE – YUKSOM
After breakfast, visit the headquarter of the Nyingama sect in Pemayangtse. Then we will drive further to Kechopari Lake. Kechopari means the wishing lake. The water in this lake is placid and crystal clear. This lake is situated on the road to Yuksom. After visiting the lake we drive to Yuksom, the trekking base of Sikkim. Yuksom was the first capital of Sikkim and it was here that the first Chogyal was consecrated by the three holy Lamas.
Day 06: YUKSOM – GANGATOK
After breakfast, drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Sikkim is the 22nd state of India, which has twice bagged the best tourist destination state. This tourist hotspot suits guest of all ages The diversity is from tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at a height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India. It is one of the most beautiful town with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and butterflies. Overnight Gangatok.
Day 07: GANGTOK
After breakfast, full day city tour of Gangtok, visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Tashi View Point, Banjhakri Falls, one of the finest falls close to Gangtok.
Evening back to hotel. Later free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – There are few discotheques in Gangtok to spend time. Overnight Gangtok.
Day 08: GANGTOK – EXCURSION TO TSOMGO LAKE & BABA MANDIR
Morning breakfast at hotel, excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (New) nearly 40 kilometers – The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep, Generally covered in snow for most of the year the year.This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all – Nathu La Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour – Back to Gangtok – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center. Overnight Gangtok (In case of Landslide or due to any other reasons, if Tshangu Lake is closed, then an alternate sightseeing will be provided).
Day 09: GANGTOK – KALIMPONG
After breakfast drive to Kalimpong. Kalimpong, a remote hill station has been a meeting point of the once “three closed lands” on the trade route to Tibet. The beautiful mountain scenery and the abundance of flowers have made Kalimpong an attractive resort. The lifestyle of the local people reflect the social and religious influences of its neighbouring nations, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. In the evening arrive in Kalimpong. Overnight Kalimpong.
Day 10: KALIMPONG – SILIGURI
After breakfast, visit the monastery of Tharpa Choeling at Tripai, which houses a library of tibetan manuscripts and Tankhas. It belongs to the yellow hat sect. After visiting the monastery drive to Siliguri. Overnight at Siliguri.
Day 11: SILIGURI – BAGDOGRA / DEPARTURE
After Breakfast drive to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport for onwards destination with the happy memories of your tour and our services.