Darjeeling Pelling Gangtok
Scenic and serene North East region draws attention of travel aficionados around the world. And it is a fact that adding the beautiful eastern destination of Darjeeling to it does make for an exciting trip in India. Our 6N/7D Darjeeling-Pelling-Gangtok Tour triples the fun of exploring North East Region by offering an insight on three incredibly beautiful destinations. The tour will also be a way of contemplating our relationship with nature along with enabling us to see that life can be happy without the interventions of many modern equipments and accessories.
Our tour starts to get exciting as soon as we enter Darjeeling, where the stretches of tea estates, green rolling hills and warm-hearted people welcome us. It is a quiet town that has its pace of life and with that we mean a comfortable life with laidback people who take delight in small things. Seeking for more peace and spiritual ambience? Well all you need to do is to visit monastries like Ghoom. Feeling patriotic or may be curious about the Toy Train Route, then visiting Batasia Loop is the solution. For more refreshment you will be taken to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, PNZ Zoological Park , Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refuge Centre and Tea Garden.
Through the meandering roads and valleys, we shall head to our first North East destination, Pelling. Replete with nature’s bounty, Pelling becomes our first impression of North East and it does not disappoint in anyway. The hub of Buddhists who are seen worshipping in ancient monasteries like Pemayangtse, this hill town is where one can seek utter peace and a sense of spirituality. In our tour, we shall visit the prime attractions of Pelling like the legendary lake at Khecheopalri; Kunchenjunga Falls and Rimbi Falls, the two perennial waterfalls; Dentham Valley; Tsangey Falls and Sinsore Bridge, the highest bridge.
After a delightful first impression of Sikkim, we shall look forward to another exhilarating destination, Gangtok. The capital city glows with the existence of commercial factor. Good accommodation, all modern amenities, scenic locales, breathtaking views and not to forget scrumptuous delicacies whose aroma fill the air sometimes. Gangtok has handful attractions for visitors and on our tour we will try to cover Tsongmo Lake, Baba Mandir and the Nathu La. The lake Tsongmo is a home to the Brahminy ducks but many migratory birds also make it their temporary settlement. The nearby located temple, Baba Mandir is highly acknowledged for its spiritual worth and the Nathu Pass or Nathu La is the border between India and China and once was the part of the famed Silk Route. Our tour ends with the drop to Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, wherefrom one can head out for onward jouney or back home with memories that might not erase for a lifetime.
Meet our representative on arrival at Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station and drive to Darjeeling. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. In the evening you are free to explore the local area. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early in the morning, we will leave for Tiger Hill for witnessing sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga. Return to the hotel and en-route visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Later, after breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refuge Centre (closed on Sunday) and Tea Garden (outer view). Return to the hotel for lunch and spend rest of the day at leisure, followed by overnight stay.
After breakfast drive to Pelling in West Sikkim. The journey runs through the winding road cutting across the valleys, hills and villages and follows the course of Teesta River and then beautiful Rangit River till Legship. Take a refreshing break at the view point near Melli and watch the magnificent confluence of Tista River and Rangit River. Later continue drive to Pelling and check into a hotel on arrival for overnight stay.
In the morning after breakfast, visit one of the famous monasteries, the Pemayangtse Monastery. It is the seat of the Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism and was originally a small Lhakhang built by Lhatsun Chempo in the 17th Century. The monastery contains numerous antique idols and objects of worship and is filled with wall paintings and sculptures. Later, we will visit the legendary lake at Khecheopalri (25 km). The Holy Lake is surrounded by dense forests and is believed to have the power of fulfilling wishes. Thereafter, we will pay a visit to the Kunchenjungha Falls and Rimbi Falls, two magnificent perennial waterfalls on the way. Return to the hotel for lunch. After lunch we will proceed to the Dentham Valley, about an hour drive from Pelling. Visit Tsangey Falls and take some photographs of the magnificent falls. Also visit Sinsore Bridge – the highest bridge in Sikkim. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast drive to Gangtok, land of unspoiled natural beauty with alpine landscapes, thick luxuriant forests, rivers in torrent and peaceful lakes. On arrival, check into a hotel. For rest of the day you are free to explore the local area. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed to Tsongmo Lake (12,210 ft) and Baba Mandir, a 40 km drive which takes 2.5 hrs. This lake is located very close to Nathu La Pass, which is the entry point to China termed as the “Silk Route” and remains frozen for most parts of the year. The lake is home to the Brahminy ducks and many migratory birds. Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir, which is highly acknowledged for its spiritual worth. We can also visit the Nathu La Pass, which is the border between India and China. Later drive back to Gangtok. In the evening you are free for your own activities, followed by overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Bagdograairport or NJP railway stationfor reaching your onward destination.