DAY 1 Gangtok Arrival - Day at Leisure
On arrival at Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, our representative will meet you and transfer to Gangtok via a scenic route. Arrive in Gangtok and check in at the hotel. Relax for a while and have the day at leisure, when you can opt to explore the nearby local markets and savour some of the local delicacies like momos and thukpa. You may also opt to visit Ranka Monastery, Mg Marg, Banjhakri Water Falls and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary (leisure activities are not included in the package). Then return to the hotel for a good night's rest. Distance from Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok is 125 km. Travel Time - 4 to 5 hours.
DAY 2 Gangtok Tour
Savour a sumptuous breakfast and go on to explore the attractions of Gangtok. Visit the famous Tsomgo Lake, which is situated at about 40 km from Gangtok. It is a beautiful glacial lake at a height of 12,313 feet that stays frozen in winters and reflects different colours of the seasons. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere and watch your kids trying to mimic the chorus of migratory birds. Next, you will head to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir that is also fondly called as Baba Mandir. It was built in memory of the great Indian soldier, Harbhajan Singh. Then return to the hotel for a scrumptious dinner and a pleasant night stay. Optional: Have your vacation customised and get a Nathula Pass tour to Republic of China incorporated in it (Nathula cost extra). Note: Nathula visit is subject to availability. It remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
DAY 3 Gangtok - Darjeeling
After a refreshing breakfast, you will proceed for transfer to Darjeeling. Breathe in the delicious aroma of tea as you ride through the winding roads to this charming little hill town on your 5 days Sikkim Darjeeling holiday. Upon reaching your hotel, complete your hassle-free check-in formalities and head to your room. The third day of your exciting Sikkim Darjeeling tour comes to an end with some refreshing sleep at the hotel. Distance from Gangtok to Darjeeling: 98 km. Travel Time - approx. 4 hours.
DAY 4 The Best of Darjeeling
Wake up early on this day and gear up for something even feistier before your breakfast. You will be taken up the majestic Tiger Hill to witness a charismatic spectacle - sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga. Watch the breathtaking view of sunrise over the great Himalayan range that turns to a pinkish-gold colour. Then en-route to your hotel, you will get to visit the 135-year old Ghoom Monastery or Yiga Choeling, Batasia Loop and the famous War Memorial dedicated to the martyred soldiers of Indian defence services. Return to the hotel and savour a wholesome breakfast, before you relax for a while. Then go on to visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursdays), Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden (closed on Thursdays), Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sundays) and Mall Road. You can shop for colourful goods and souvenirs at Mall Road and be a part of the bustling market of Darjeeling. Finally, return to the hotel, enjoy a delicious dinner and stay overnight.
DAY 5 Bid Adieu
Have a good breakfast at the hotel and check out. You will then be transferred to Bagdogra Airport or NJP railway station for your journey back home after a wonderful holiday.