Splendors of East

Day 1 : Bagdogra/NJP – Darjeeling (Approx 3 – 4 hours)

Arrive at the airport/railway station and drive to Darjeeling.

Darjeeling standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track.

Evening at Leisure, dinner and overnight at hotel.


Day 2 : Darjeeling

Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden, it is truly a majestic sight. Ghoom Monastery is the oldest Monastery in the area built in 1875; one can see the image of Mythey Buddha (15 feet high) on the way back from Tiger Hill.

After breakfast proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Happy Valley Tea Estate(from outside).

Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight at hotel


Day 3 : Darjeeling – Pelling (Approx 3 - 4 hours)

After breakfast drive to Pelling, located at a distance of 120 kms from Gangtok.

Pelling is another serene, mountain village which lies in the western districts of Sikkim. This village is situated at an altitude of 2000 mts. (approx) and commands a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight at hotel


Day 4 : Pelling

After breakfast proceed for city tour visiting Pemayangste Monastery, Rabtense Ruins, Khechipalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Falls and Rambi Falls.

Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight at hotel


Day 5 : Pelling – Gangtok (Approx 5 – 6 hours)

After breakfast drive to Gangtok, at an altitude of 1750m.

Gangtok became the state capital in the mid 19th century and has undergone rapid development since then. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a travellers delight. Later proceed for city tour visiting Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology(closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry(closed on Sundays) and Flower Show Complex.

Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight at hotel


Day 6 : Gangtok

After breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet.

The Changu lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake’s waters. Also visit Baba Mandir.

Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight at hotel


Day 7 : Gangtok - Kalimpong (Approx 3 -4 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Kalimpong, an altitude of 1250m.

Kalimpong’s location is ideal for a pleasant, relaxed getaway. Its clement weather has made Kalimpong’s orchids and gladioli well renowned. Up to the early 1700s, the Kalimpong area was part of the Sikkim raja’s domain. In the early 18th century, the Bhutan king also took it over. In 1865, after the Anglo-Bhutan War, it was annexed to Darjeeling. Scottish Missionaries came here in the late 1800s. The town thrived as a wool trading center with Tibet till 1950s. Today it’s a quiet hill resort and a haven for retired people.

Afternoon sightseeing in Kalimpong, visiting Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and flower nurseries.

Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight at hotel


Day 8 : Kalimpong – Bagdogra/NJP (Approx 3 - 4 hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel proceed towards the airport to board a flight for your onward journey. Return with splendid memories of your vacation.



  • Meet & Greet upon arrival

  • 2 Nights stay in Summit Grace Resort & Spa/Similar in Darjeeling.

  • 2 Nights stay in Pachhu Village Resort/Similar in Pelling.

  • 2 Nights stay in Tamarind Hotel/Mt. Sinolchu/Keepsa Residency in Gangtok.

  • 1 Night stay in Himalayan Hotel/Barsana Garden Resort in Kalimpong.

  • Daily breakfast & Dinner

  • Transfers & local sightseeing as per itinerary

Exclusions:

Return airfare, airport taxes, visa charges, insurance, tips, all items of personal nature and anything not mentioned in the 'Inclusions'. GST 5%.

Disclaimer:

Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.