Darjeeling Sikkim Tour
Wonderful 14 days and 13 nights Darjeeling Sikkim Tour explore the unexplored, witness the magic of nature and start believing in fairy tale,With this amazing and, witness the eternal beauty of India’s unexplored North-Eastern corners as well as medieval city kathmandu. Darjeeling,Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, Darjeeling is located in the Shivalik hills of the lower range of the Himalayas. Like most other hill stations in India, the British developed Darjeeling as a respite from the summer heat in the plains. Darjeeling is a retreat of scenic and natural beauty with its magnificent snow capped mountain peaks, dark green deep and dense forest cover, calm and soothing lakes and a large number of flowers. Darjeeling Packages offer the tourists a chance to enjoy the ride in the Toy Train, the World Heritage Site. It gives beautiful views of the mighty Himalayas, especially the world third highest mountain peak Â The Kanchenjunga.
The mountains covered with shimmering ice and the forests draped with the thick vegetation; Sikkim appeases the tourists. Enjoy the wonderful trip to Yamuthang Valley, known as valley of flowers when on North East India Tours. The Kanchenjunga Mountain, the third highest mountain is the best place for trekkers to try out their adventuring skills. Quite similar to Darjeeling, Sikkim also boasts of being one of the most beautiful and highest visited tourist destinations in the country.
Sikkim Tours also offer visit to Sikkim, known for Buddhist monasteries and the glorious gompas which showcases the old flavor of the town. Visit the Tiger Hill for sunrise, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park where Snow Leopard and Red pandas are bred in captivity; The Yiga Choling Monastery with the Stattue of Maitrya Buddha which happens to be the oldest monastery in Darjeeling, The famous tea gardens which produces some of the finest teas in the world. During your visit to both these destinations, you will be visiting some of the must-to-visit places and tourist spots.
|Day 01:||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|Day 04:||Darjeeling sightseeing|
|Day 05:||Darjeeling – Gangtok|
|Day 06:||Gangtok Sightseeing|
|Day 08:||Pemayngtse sightseeing|
|Day 10:||Yuksom to Kalimpong (140 kms / 5 hrs)|
|Day 11:||Kalimpong sightseeing|
|Day 12:||Bhadrapur – Kathmandu|
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Meeting at airport upon arrival by Plan Holidays Personnel. We will pick up from airport and then escort you to Hotel in kathmandu. During the driving of half an hour, enjoy the heart-stopping views along the kathmandu city. After arrival at you Hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area, overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu
After the breakfast, start trip to visit kathmandu Durbar Square the place of malla and then the shah king of Nepal visit the kumari temple. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the Greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence house of the Virgin goddess, visiting the Buddhist stupa this is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of bricks and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Transfer to Airport. Take Flight Kathmandu/ Bhadrapur. Drive to Darjeeling (144 km/6 hrs) with stop at Border for immigration formalities. Overnight in Darjeeling Hotel.
Day 04: Darjeeling sightseeing
Early morning trip to Tiger Hill for sunrise views of Kanchenjunga range. Rest of the day sightseeing around Darjeeling, Happy Valley Tea Garden, Himalyan Mountaineering Institute and Zoo, Visit Railway Museum,Ghoom Monastery, Tibeatian Refugee self Help Center and take a Toy Train ride to Ghoom ( subject to availability). Overnight in Darjeeling Hotel.
Situated at an altitude of 2134 m above sea level, Darjeeling, ” The land of the Thunder bold”, has been a popular hill station ever since the British established it as a rest and recreation centre for their troops over a hundred and fifty years ago. Blessed with a cool climate, it has, perhaps, the most stunning view of the Kanchanjunga range. With about 100,000 inhabitants, it has a mixed population of various races and religion living in perfect harmony. This is vividly reflected at the shrine a top observatory Hill where HINDUS and Buddhist pray together. Gorkhas, Tibetan, Lepchas and migrants from the plains have made Darjeeling their home. Tiger Hill, situated 11 km away from town, at 2585 meters, Tiger Hill is synonymous with the sunrise over Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, can also be seen from this point. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute: This Institute was established in 1954, after the conquest of Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa, who was closely assosicated with it till the time of his death. It conducts basic and advance courses on mountaineering skills.
Day 05: Darjeeling – Gangtok
After breakfast proceed to Gangtok (1600m, 117 km, 5 hrs. ) Drive Teesta river valley to Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. Gangtok with an elevation of 1,780 m, , is a charming, laid-back town straddling a ridge with houses spilling down the hillside. Evening free in Gangtok. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Gangtok Sightseeing
Full day Sightseeing of Ganesh Tok View Point, Enchay Monastery, Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok Bazaar, Institute of Tibetology, Handicrafts Centre. Overnight at Hotel.
An important sect of the Nyingmapa order, this 200 year old monstary, atop a hill above Gangtok, was once the hermitage of Lama. Dripthob Karpo, a tantric master renowned for his powers of flying. The annual ritual dance is performed on the 18yh and 19th day of the 12th Month of the Tibetan calendar corresponding to the month of December/ January. Handicraft Centre Set up to promote and manufacture and sale of local handicrafts, some of its produce include woolen carpets, shawls in LEPCHA weaves blankets exquisite hand carved wooden tables called Chokseesm thankas, masks and lampshades – a place to acquire a souvenir top take back home. Institude of Tibetology Established in 1958 to promote research on the language and culture of Tibet, as well as Mahayana Buddhism, it is the most prestigious of its kind in India. It has on display a vast collection of rare Tibetan, Sanskrit and Lepcha manuscript. The museum section, houses a number of exotic ritualistic chortens, brass bells, dorjis, rosaries and some very rare thankas. Today it is renowned worldwide center for study of Buddhist philosophy and religion.
Day 07: Gangtok-Pemayngtse
Drive to pemayngtse via Rabong La. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Pemayngtse sightseeing
Sightseeing at Rabdanste palace, Pemayangste monastery and sanga choeling Monastery. Visit Sangacholing Monastery. Afternoon visit the Pemayangtse Monastery located on top of a hillock. Built by the patron saint of Sikkim, Lhatsun Chempo in the 17th century, it is the paramount seat of the Byingmpa monasteries and regarded as sikkim’s most prestigious centre of religious learning.
Day 09 : Pemayngtse-Yuksom
After early breakfast drive to Yuksom, the first capital of Sikkim where the first Chogyal (Religious King) of Sikkim was consecrated in 1642. On the way visit Kecheopalri Lake. Check into Hotel.After lunch walk to hermit’s retreat at Dhubdi Monastery (circa 1700), possibly the oldest monastery in Sikkim And You can visit Norbughang Chorten (Coronation Throne), Karthok Lake, Phemrong Waterfall & Tashiding Monastery in Yuksom.
Day 10: Yuksom to Kalimpong (140 kms / 5 hrs)
You will spend some time exploring the natural surroundings of Kalimpong and after breakfast you will leisurely drive to Kalimpong.
Day11: Kalimpong sightseeing
While in Kalimpong visit Orchid Nurseries, Durpin Daar hills (View point and birding point), Kalimpong Market. You may also do river rafting in river Teesta (Throughout the year except Monsoon). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Bhadrapur – Kathmandu
Departure transfer to Bhadrapur airport. Take flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 13: Kathmandu
After Breakfast, Sightseeing tour to Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar square Bhaktapur, situated 14 km from Kathmandu is one of the 3 medieval principalities of the valley. The smallest one but the best preserved, the city gives the impression of a museum in itself. The mediaeval wooden, metal and stone architecture of the houses, palaces and temples still exist in their original form. Patan is 15 minutes drive from Kathmandu. Lalitpur, the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. The important things to be seen in patan include the Golden Gate and the Golden Window of the old Palace, the beautiful piece of traditional metal crafts, the famed Krishna temple with 21 golden pinnacles, the Royal bath of Sundari chowk, a perfect piece of the classic work in stone. Royal Taleju temple, Viswa Nath Temple and Char Narayan temple are the finest examples of the unique craftsmanship in. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 14: Departure
You will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.
- Economic class hotel accommodation 1-2 stars, Middle class 3-4 star hotels, trek; tent, meals, guide. Middle class Hotel accommodation 3-4 star, Deluxe class 4-5 star hotels, sightseeing tours as on itinerary as on itinerary with entrance fee, rafting program with equipment/captain, walk trek: permits,2 person tents, meals, guide, cook, and porters, all transport overland, English Speaking tour escort/ driver.
- Airfares, visa, airport tax, visa, travel insurance, all meals with exception in trek, specialized guides, extra entrance fee for video/camera, all personal expenses like drinks, tip etc, mountain /road rescue or any other evacuation charges, expenses incurred as a result of illness or any other unforeseen events, excess baggage charge, loss incurred due to re routing, inclement weather, floods, political disturbances like strikes, riots etc.