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Darjeeling Gangtok Tour – 5 Nights / 6 Days

 Darjeeling (2N) – Gangtok (3N)

Day 1: Arrival in Gangtok

Your Darjeeling Gangtok tour starts with your arrival at Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. From here, you will be transferred to Gangtok. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and relax.

  • The rest of the time is at your leisure. You can explore nearby attractions. Later, return to the hotel for a restful sleep.
  • Tour Package Start Point: NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport (approx.)
  • Gangtok Travel Time from NJP/Bagdogra: 5 hours (approx.)

Wake up to a hearty breakfast and embark on a sightseeing tour of Gangtok. You will be heading towards the popular Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir.

  • Tsomgo Lake – This beautiful glacial lake holds spiritual significance. A Shiva Temple also stands on the bank of the lake.
  • Baba Mandir – Also known as Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, the temple was constructed to commemorate an army martyr – Major Harbhajan Singh. It is believed that his spirit protects them.
  • Post that, return to Gangtok. In the evening, you can go shopping at MG Road and Lal Bazaar. You can buy wall paintings, carpets, tea, Sikkim’s traditional dress, etc.
  • By evening, return to your hotel and sleep restfully.
  • Note: Tour to Nathula Pass (14,000 ft.) on the India-China border can also be arranged (except Monday and Tuesday) for Indian Nationals at an additional cost.
  • Optional: Shopping

Greet your day with a toothsome breakfast and start with another sightseeing tour of Gangtok. You will explore –

  • Tashi Viewpoint – Best known for enjoying the changing colors of the Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu Peaks as the sun moves from here. Catch glimpses of famous monasteries – Phodong and Labrang.
  • Ganesh Tok – A small temple atop the hill that offers breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga.
  • Banjhakri Falls –Surrounded by lush greenery and beautifully landscaped gardens, this is a relaxing place.
  • Do-Drul Chorten –This is among the most prominent stupas in Sikkim. It has 108 Mani Lhakor (prayer wheels) engraved with the mantras.
  • Research Institute of Tibetology –Established in 1958, the institute was initially known as the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. It aims at the promotion of research into Mahayana (a Buddhist sect) as well as Tibetan language and culture.
  • Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms (Institute of Cottage Industries) – Home to hand-woven Tibetan carpets, blankets, shawls, and Sikkimese wooden tables (Choktse). It produces and promotes the state’s traditional arts and crafts and teaches the Sikkim’s ancient crafts as well.
  • Chorten and Orchid sanctuary –A colossal Chorten, whose gold apex is can be seen from various points in Gangtok. The orchid sanctuary has most of the 400+ species of orchid, native to Sikkim, as per the season.
  • In the evening, return to the hotel for a sound sleep.

Wake up to a scrumptious breakfast and complete the check-out formalities. Today, you will be transferred to Darjeeling.

  • Here you also have the luxury of exploring its beauteous surroundings on the UNESCO acclaimed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, famous as the toy train.
  • On arrival, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel, and relax. The rest of the day will be free, so you can spend it at your leisure.
  • When the night falls, slip into your cozy bed at the hotel for a refreshing sleep.
  • Distance from Gangtok to Darjeeling:115 km
  • Travel Time:4 hours (approx.)

 

Wake up early in the morning and start your day afresh with a trip to Tiger Hill. Being the highest point of Darjeeling, Tiger Hill offers some of the best sights of the Himalayas, good to be visited early in the morning. Imagine yourself standing in front of the mighty Kanchenjunga peak, bathing in the golden hues of the rising sun!

  • Thereafter, drive back to your hotel for a hearty breakfast and get ready for a Darjeeling tour.
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park –Watch the rare collection of Himalayan species like Snow leopard, clouded Leopard, Siberian Tiger, and Tibetan wolf.
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute –See a priceless collection of mountaineering gears.
  • Thereafter, visit the aromatic tea estates. Sip on famous Darjeeling tea and revive your senses. Also, visit the incredible Ghoom Monastery (one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Darjeeling) and Batasia Loop. Also, visit the Peace Pagoda and the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre. The production of Tibetan handicrafts is the major activity here.
  • After having an action-packed day, return to your hotel and relax.
  • Note: Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute are closed on Thursdays.
  • Optional: Shopping

This is the last day of the Darjeeling Gangtok tour package. Pack your bags and post breakfast, check out from the hotel. You will have an assisted transfer to the New Jalpaiguri railway station/Bagdogra airport for your journey back home

Trip Summary

  • Visit Tsomgo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir in Gangtok
  • Explore the beauty of Do Drul Chorten, Banjhakri Falls, and Ganesh Tok in Gangtok
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of mighty Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill during the Darjeeling trip
  • Visit Ghoom Monastery in Darjeeling
  • Visit Tea Gardens, Batasia Loop, Peace pagoda, and Japanese Temple in Darjeeling
  • Buy souvenirs from Handicraft Centre in Gangtok

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