Sikkim / Darjeeling Highlight Tour
Sikkim offers the magical feel of a Himalayan fairy-tale land. It is an amazing place of hidden valleys, mystical monasteries, snow-fed lakes and a mountain setting covered with flowers and forests. Sikkim is a state of India tucked in the Himalaya across Nepal's eastern frontier. It is crammed in between Tibet (China) to the north, Bhutan to the east and the Indian state of West Bengal to the south. This former kingdom is home to three major population groups - Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepali - providing a colorful composite of cultures. Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world at an altitude of 8,586m. dominates the landscape and is revered as Sikkim's guardian deity.
On this tour, we will fly to Bhadrapur and continue drive to Sikkim. We then continue our trip to excursion around Gangtok, Pemayantse and Darjeeling. Finally, we finish our trip with exploring tea garden, fantastic mountain views from Darjeeling.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 02 : Fly to Bhadrapur and scenic drive to Gangtok (3-4 hr), transfer to Hotel
Day 03 : Sightseeing around Gangtok with Rumtek monastery
Day 04 : Excursion tour to phoning monastery (38km in north Sikkim)
Day 05 : Drive to pemayantse via beautiful temi tea estate (west Sikkim)
Day 06 : Drive to Darjeeling, sightseeing around Darjeeling in the afternoon
Day 07 : Visit Ghoom monastery & on the way back enjoy a short ride on the famous Darjeeling toy train
Day 08 : Drive to Bhadrapur via Bagdogra and fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 09 : Free day in Kathmandu
Day 10 : Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination
Highlights of the Trek
Visit different Buddhists monastery, clear Mountain Lake, panoramic views of the haughty peaks, exploring the people of Darjeeling, Sikkim, Kalimpong, their life standard etc.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.