Day 1st - The divine Darjeeling
Our seven-day long trip will start from Darjeeling. Once you will reach here from your respective source destination at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand or Bagdogra Airport, our guest executives will be right there to give you a grand welcome and receive you. After the warm welcome, we will continue our journey to Darjeeling that is around four-hour panoramic drive from Jalpaiguri.
After the road journey, we will reach to this mesmerizing city by afternoon. Give yourself a hot shower to freshen up after the checkout. By evening, you can roam around some local places. Go to bed early as next day we will hit the road with the crack of dawn.
Day 2nd - Half day Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing
Day second is going to be a hectic and fun-filled simultaneously. With the first ray of the sun, we will start our road journey around 3.45 AM. We will reach to 8000 feet atop after crossing the Oak forests to witness one of the most beautiful sunrises at Kanchendzonga Peak.
We promise that after seeing it, you won’t regret getting up early. After it, we will take a sip of hot herbal tea at any local tea stall. Post that, we will start our return journey. Ghoom Monastery. Peace Memorial and Batasia Loop will be our destinations to explore during the return journey.
After we return to the hotel, just take some rest and gear up for the next round of local exploring. Places like Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, Tea Estate, Natural History Museum, and Peace Pagoda would be in our travel list.
After so much of exploration, you will surely need a tea break with some local delicacies. Return to the hotel after dinner and retire to bed.
Day 3rd - En-route to enrapture Kalimpong
Start your day three with local sumptuous local breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kalimpong. Kalimpong is an amazing foothill area of the Himalayas that is an ultimate destination situated at 4078 feet heights. Check in to the hotel and refresh yourself for amazing day ahead.
We will start our sightseeing journey with Forest Museum. It is a great place to witness the rich flora and fauna of Himalayas. After that, Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr. Graham Homes, Durbin Monastery, Mangaldham, and Pine View Nurseries would be our next stops. By the time we will be done exploring all these places, it will be evening. Return back to the hotel and explore the nearby nurseries after tea. Dine in the hotel and take a tight sleep.
Day 4th - Pelling transfer and half day sightseeing
Our next destination on day four would be Pelling. It is a beautiful small hill town that is situated at an altitude of 6800 feet. If the weather allows us then we will witness the real beauty of snow-capped mountain Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Khangchendzonga, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, and Sinolchuetc. Other places to explore are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake. Each place will give you a different visiting experience.
Kechopalri Lake has its own significance in Buddhism and is known for its placid clean water. If we still have some time in our hands then Kechopalri Monastery and Kanchenjunga water fall would be our next destinations.
Once you return to the hotel then hilltop helipad is a worth visiting place. Retire to the bed post dinner and regain your energy for next day excursion.
Day 5th - The gratifying Gangtok
Our fifth day is dedicated to exploring Gangtok. The calm and tranquil atmosphere of this place is totally gratifying for your soul and senses. After having breakfast at the hotel, we will start our four-hour drive to Gangtok. This capital city has is famous for monasteries, orchids, and high altitude lakes. After an enticing road journey, we will reach our destination. We will check-in to the hotel and get ready for a half day sightseeing.
On this day, we will visit destinations like Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do DrulChorten (Stupa), EncheyMonastery, and White Hall. To have a different experience, don’t forget to see the Flower Show. The show will let to explore some unknown yet totally captivating varieties of flowers.
While you explore all these places, freshen up with some local delicacies like Momos, Thupka and Wonton. Return to the hotel for dinner and peaceful sleep.
Day 6th - Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
We will continue to explore Gangtok on day six as well. Take breakfast in the morning and fuel up yourself for a full-day excursion. Our first destination would be Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir. Tsomgo lake is a must visit place while you are in this part of the globe. Covered in snow during most of the time of year, this lake looks like a silver sheet. Many migrating birds like Brahmini Ducks have chosen the lake as their home.
After that, we will hit the road to cover the 40 km distance to reach Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary. The sanctuary is the home a rare species, Red Panda. Apart from them, it is a great place to witness the diverse flora and fauna of Himalayan valley.
Nathu La Pass to the Republic of China is just 20 km away from this point and it an optional destination to explore. We will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7th - The return journey from Gangtok to Siliguri
Today is the end of our North East tour. We will start our return journey to Siliguri from Gangtok. Upon reaching Siliguri, guests can reach to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) as per their departure schedule.