Darjeeling Inbound Tour(DARJEELING – PELLING – GANGTOK – LACHUNG – KALIMPONG)

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute at Darjeeling

Quick Info

Tour Duration :

 10 Nights 11 Days

Destination :

Darjeeling, Pelling, Gangtok, Lachung, Kalimpong

Sightseeings :

Mt.Kunchenjungha, Batasia, Ghoom

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Itinerary

Day 01: NJP railway station/ Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling

Reception at NJP Railway Station/Bagdogra airport and transfer to Darjeeling via NH 55 which is appx.90kms, at an height of 6500ft and takes around 3 hours to reach, the road passes through the Mahananda wild life Sanctuary and Tea Gardens, after certain interval of times you will get the opportunity to see the famous Darjeeling toy train. Take a Short break at Kurseong, one of the sub-division of Dist.Darjeeling, to have a cup of famous Darjeeling Tea, then again start for Darjeeling, check in at the hotel. After refreshed we recommend a relaxed evening with short walk around The Mall to enjoy the Hill life of Darjeeling.

Day 02: Darjeeling

After breakfast we will take you for unforgettable journey of Toy Train/Joy ride from Darjeeling Railway Station till Ghoom Railway Station and back (appx. time taken is 1.5 hrs), Ghoom is one of the highest R.station in India. The train runs on steam locomotive. It makes a round to the picturesque Batasia Loop (War Memorial) and halt there for around15 minutes. Spend some time taking photographs of Mt.Kunchenjungha. The train now takes you to Ghoom Station, after some time you will be taken back to Darjeeling. After lunch you will be visiting the Tourist spots like - Darjeeling Zoo, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Center, Bhutia Busty and Tea Garden. Free evening at you own disposal. Overnight halt at Darjeeling.

Day 03:  Darjeeling to Pelling

Today early in the morning around 4 am you will visiting Tiger Hill (Sunrise Point), Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery, back at the hotel and after breakfast drive to Pelling in West Sikkim which is appx.150 kms at an height of 6100ft and takes around 4 hours to reach. During the first course of your journey you will be followed by Tea Garden, River Tista and Rangit, as you proceed towards Pelling you will be able to see the small and beautiful houses, which is made in the Sikkimies style. You can halt for sometime on the way to take the photographs of the scenic beauty. Check in at the hotel. Overnight halt at Pelling.

Day 04: Pelling local sightseeing tour

After breakfast you will be visiting the places like – Kunchenjungha Falls, Khecheoplri Lake, you will be having pack lunch at Rimbi Rock Garden, take rest for some time and after lunch you will be visiting - Rabdanse Ruence and Pemayangtse Monastery, back to hotel, free evening. Overnight halt at Pelling.

Day 05: Pelling to Gangtok

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Gangtok via Ravangla, which is appx. 150kms at an height of 5500ft and takes around 4 hrs to reach. The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok means “Hill top”, from here you will have the endless view of hills that fades into the horizon and towards the north – west you will be able to see the most beautiful snow covered Mount Khangchendzonga. Check in at the hotel, where you will be greeted with its typical traditional Hospitality. Over night halt at Gangtok.

Day 06: Gangtok Local sightseeing tour

Today after breakfast we will take you for full day Gangtok City tour, where you will be visiting the places like Government Institute of Cottage Industry, Orchid House, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology, Dodurl Chorten, Rumtek Monastery, Botanical Garden and Tashi View Point. Back at the hotel and free evening. Overnight halt at Gangtok.

Day 07: PGangtok to Lachung

After breakfast, start your journey for Lachung, which is appx. 124kms at an height of 8600ft and takes around 6hrs to reach. As the journey proceeds towards Lachung from Gangtok on the way you have a glimpse of some fascinating view of the Snow peaks and small villages flanked by fields and valleys, On your way to Lachung you will be visiting Chungthang – the confluence of river Lachen Chu and river Lachung chu, you will be able to see even Vimnala water falls, Lunch will be provided on the way. After a long and tarrying journey, check in at the hotel/Log hut. Free evening for you. Overnight halt at Lachung.

Day 08: Lachung

Today after breakfast you will be visiting Yumthang Valley, which is situated at an altitude of 12000ft and appx.24kms away from Lachung. The reason is fully covered with Rhododendron flowers and variety of wild Orchids, which are in different colours (Seasonal flowers), and during winter season the whole region is covered under the blanket of Snow. Spend some time at Yumthang valley and capture the unforgettable memories that you will be spending there. Back at the hotel/Log hut for late lunch and after lunch you can visit the near by village and spend some time with the local people, you can also visit the local monastery at Lachung. Overnight halt at Lachung.

Day 09: Lachung to Gangtok

After breakfast check out from the hotel/Log hut and proceed towards Gangtok, You will be reaching Gangtok in the late afternoon. Check in at the hotel, Free evening Overnight halt at Gangtok.

Day 10: Gangtok to Kalimpong

Today after breakfast proceed towards Kalimpong with is situated at an height of 4100ft and appx.95kms from Gangtok and takes around 3hrs to reach. During the half of your journey River Tista will follow you and second half you will be passing through forest. Check in at the hotel, and afternoon you will be visiting the places like – Delo View Point, Dr.Grahams Home, Orchid nurseries, Durpin view point and Monastery, back at the hotel and free leisure evening. Overnight halt at Kalimpong.

Day 11: Kalimpong to NJP/ Airport

Check out from the hotel after breakfast and proceed towards NJP Railway Station/Bagdogra Airport as per your train/flight schedule, which is appx.80kms away from Kalimpong and takes around 3hrs drive. On reaching NJP/IXB your tour will be concluded.