Darjeeling & Gangtok

Daily Tour 4 Night 5 Days Availability: 2017-01-04
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India India

Darjeeling & Gangtok

Vivid green hills, captivating waterfalls, Buddhist monasteries and crystal clear lakes are enough to describe the beauty of North East India. What if you get to explore the black tea producer and the land of monasteries in a single trip. For this, Make My Trip has come up with this exciting North East tour package that includes Darjeeling and Gangtok. The Marvellous sunrise view over Mount Everest from Tiger Hill will surely give a good start to the sojourn. You can then visit popular attractions like Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock, Tea Estate, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Tibetan Refugee Centre. Furthermore, an excursion to the 12400-feet high Changu Lake in Gangtok will be an experience of a lifetime.

Land Transport
– You will get a car for your Intra/Inter city transfers from Bagdogra to Darjeeling to Gangtok to Bagdogra covering famous sightseeing points as explained in the itinerary. 

DAY 1  Bagdogra/NJP – Darjeeling (93 km / 3 hours)


Spend a perfect holiday in North East which commences upon arrival at the Bagdogra airport.

Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134 metres, ‘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’, Darjeeling remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow-capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An Introduction to Hill Stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”. check-in at the comfortable hotel room for a relaxing overnight stay.
DAY 2  Darjeeling Sightseeing

Begin your day in the comfortable room and embark on a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling. Get up early to visit Tiger Hill to witness a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Ranges like Kanchandzonga and Mount Everest. On a clear day, you can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. From there, proceed to Ghoom Monastery, which is the area’s oldest Monastery, built in 1875. On your way back from Tiger Hill, you can see the 15 feet tall image of Buddha.

Further proceed for a 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 Tea Estate(from outside).
Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
DAY 3  Darjeeling – Gangtok (98 km/ 4 hours)

In the morning, embark on a drive to Gangtok which is approximately a four hours from Darjeeling. 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 traveller’s delight. In the afternoon, proceed for a sightseeing tour in Gangtok, visit Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays), Flower Show Complex and Rumtek Monastery.

Having explored the iconic attractions, you can return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 4  Gangtok – Changu Lake Excursion – Gangtok

In the morning, head out on an excursion to witness the gems of Sikkim. You will be first visiting the Changu or Tsomgo Lake which is barely 35 kilometres from Gangtok. The stunning view of the crystal clear lake amidst the snowy summits is a sight to behold.

Next, visit Baba Mandir after traveling for 18 kilometres cutting and running through the snow-capped mountains. Baba Mandir is a memorial commemorated to the brave Sepoy of Indian Army who lost his life around 30 years back in this region.
Having explored the iconic attractions, you can return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 5  Gangtok to Bagdogra/New Jalpaiguri (125 kms in approximately 4 hours)
Since today is going to be last day of the Trip, check-out from the hotel and get transferred to Bagdogra Airport to board a flight for onward journey.
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