Darjeeling – Gangtok – Lachung – Pelling 9N/10D

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  • 09 Nights / 10 Days
  • India, Sikkim Darjeling

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights in Gangtok
  • 2 Nights in Pelling
  • 2 Nights in Darjeeling
  • Meals : Breakfast & Dinners as mentioned in the itinerary above
  • Local sightseeing in Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling as per the itinerary
  • All transfers & local sightseeing by private non AC vehicle

Day 1Arrive in NJP railway station/ Bagdogra airport – Gangtok

On arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Bagdogra Airport, (413 Ft/ 126 Mts) you will be met by local representative at who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5412 Ft/ 1650 Mts, 130 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs). Check in and overnight stay in Gangtok. Meals: – Dinner

Day 2Gangtok – Excursion to Tshangu Lake & Baba Mandir

After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way from Gangtok) & Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake. Situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way, with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Back to Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel. (In case of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided) Note: NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National are not allowed to visit Baba Mandir & Nathula Pass. Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3Gangtok – Pelling

After breakfast transfer to Pelling (6,300 ft.). Enroute visit Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse & Siddheshwar Dham (Chardham) in Namchi. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Overnight stay in Pelling. Meals: – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4Pelling – Local Sightseeing

After breakfast start for full day sightseeing. 1st Half tour – Darap village, Rimbi water Falls, Khecheopalri Lake & Khangchendzongha waterfalls. In afternoon start for 2nd half tour – Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Helipad Ground. Overnight stay in Pelling. Meals: – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5Pelling – Darjeeling

After breakfast transfer to Darjeeling (6710 Ft / 2046 Mts, 125 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs). Check in and Overnight stay in Darjeeling. Meals: – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6Darjeeling – Local sightseeing

Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8482 Ft / 2586 Mts at around 4 AM) to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast go for a half-day sightseeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling Ropeway Ride (Ticket cost not included & will be approx INR 200.00 per person) Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & panoramic view of Tea Estate. Overnight stay in Darjeeling. Meals: – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 Darjeeling – Departure

After breakfast it’s time to check out. Transfer to NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport for your onward flight or back home. Meals: – Breakfast
Best time to visit North East: March - May

How to reach:
Airports: Bagdogra Airport
Railway Stations: New Jalpaiguri Station
Via Road: All major tourist destinations are connected by road

Must visits: 
Tiger Hill, Darjeeling
Nathula Pass
Tsomgo Lake
Kanchenjunga Falls, Pelling
Pine View Nursery, Kalimpong
Yumthang Valley, Lachung
Gurudongmar Lake, Lachen

Must taste:
Thupka, Gyathuk, Gundruk, Kinema, Sel Roti, Momos, Wines

Must try: 
Yak Safari
Skiing at Yumthang Valley
Sandakfu Trek
Helicopter Ride
River Rafting & Kayaking on Teesta River

Must buy: 
Beautifully crafted bamboo handicrafts and furniture
Lepcha weave bags
Thangkas (traditional paintings on cotton canvas and silk frames)
Woolen Blankets/carpets/Jackets/Sweaters/shawls/mufflers
Sikkimese Cups
Tea

Some tips: 
Carry all your ATM and credit cards, and take care of your ready money also.
If visiting a temple, it is advised to adhere to the code and conduct of the temple.
Non – Hindus are welcomed only in the temple grounds and not inside
If staying in a heritage home, please do remove your footwear outside before entering the house
Smoking in public area is prohibited

What to pack:
 Woolens
Medication as required to get rid of Altitude sickness/ motion sickness
An umbrella
Thermo Flasks
Camera 
Power Bank
ID cards
Passport size photos
Socks and gloves

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