Scenic North East

This Scenic North East tour package transports you from the concrete jungles of the cities to a world of virgin mountainous forests, butterflies and alpine lakes, where the mystic aura of monasteries and stupas set the tone for a simple life. At Gangtok, attractions such as Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir set the tone for a marvellous holiday and mark the beginning of some beautiful memories. At Pelling, the exquisite views of Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Pandim and Mount Kabru and the scenic surroundings and tranquil ambience of breathtaking locales such as Rimbi Waterfalls, Rimbi Rock Garden and the Sacred Khecheopalri Lake refresh your body and soul alike. Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdantse ruins add a historical twist to your holiday experience. Spectacular views of the sunrise drenching the Kanchendzonga Peak in golden light at Tiger Hill and a half-day city tour of Darjeeling enrich your North East holiday further.

Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival and Transfer to Darjeeling

Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting for the transfer – Darjeeling – Nearly 105 kilometers 3 ½ – 4 hours drive – At an height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet lies the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Everest is the Queen of the hills – It is also home to the famous World Heritage train – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) – Check into hotel – Evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Darjeeling

Day 02
Darjeeling Local Sightseeing (Half Day)

Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for breakfast – After breakfast rest for half an hour After breakfast next round of sightseeing – Half Day city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area – Overnight stay at Darjeeling

Day 03
Transfer to Pelling

Transfer to Pelling via road – This is a drive of 140 kilometers 3 ½ – 4 hours through scenic road – Check in to the hotel – Pelling is situated at an altitude of 2072 meters / 6800 feet – On a clear day guest can get a clear view of Himalayan range with snow capped mount Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Khangchendzonga, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Sinolchu etc – It is one of the exotic settlement with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids, historical sites, short trek routes and wildlife – Its botanical and zoological richness is inspiring and the scenic view from the top of the ridge across deep valley to the heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be seen to be believed – Yuksom, Ravangla, Rinchenpong and Namchi are some of the tourist spot nearby – Check into hotel – Evening free to roam around the small settlement – Over Night stay at Pelling

Day 04
Pelling Local sightseeing (Full Day)

After breakfast at hotel – Drive for Full Day Sight Seeing. The routes are forested and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring. Places of visit are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake, it is one of the holy Buddhist lake and it is believed that any wish in front of the lake comes true – Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird and thus the water surface is always free of leaves, Kechopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga water Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins, the scenic view from the top of the ruin to the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around the helipad or Shopping center – Over Night stay at Pelling

Day 05
Transfer from Pelling & Gangtok Local Sightseeing (Half Day)

Early Morning breakfast – Pelling to Gangtok Transfer – Nearly 140 kilometers and it is 4 ½ – 5 hours drive – Reach Gangtok and check into Hotel – City tour of Gangtok – Sightseeing will be for half day hence the drive will be easy and comfortable – Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, etc – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center or discotheque – Overnight stay at Gangtok

Day 06
Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir (Full Day)

Morning breakfast at hotel – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 40 kilometers and 2 hours drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the red panda and the blood pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees along the road – Situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet – The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep – Generally covered in snow for most of the year the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all – Nathu La Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour – Back to Gangtok – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Gangtok

Day 07
Departure

Gangtok to Siliguri – Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Morning breakfast – After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Nearly 135 kilometers 4 ½ – 5 hours drive – Guest are advised to start early and not to rush – Forwarding Journey

Package Details

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast in the hotel
  • All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by Non A/c Vehicle
  • Cost for Airfare, Train fare
  • Any increase in Airlines taxes or fuel price at the time of departure, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, who is directly payable on the spot).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, porterage.
  • GST of 3.09%
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fees & Guide charges
  • Hotel Tax 7.41%
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Hotels

Places Nights Standard Superior Deluxe
Darjeeling 2 NorthStar/Travellers Inn Anand Palace/The Retreat/Gymkhana Resort/ Hotel Sunflower/ Krishna Residency Grace Resort & Spa/Villa Everest
Gangtok 2 Asian Height/Red Cherry Residency/Juniper Tree/Deep Regency/Denzong Sangrila New Castle/Golden Height/ Sidlon Resedency / Sikkim Continental / The Royal Resedency/ Hotel Bel Chumbai Residency/ Doma Palace / The Oriental
Pelling 2 Aryan Regency/Zimkha Resort/Norling /Swagat De Regency /Pemaling Residency /Sikkim Tourist Center / Tashi Ghang Resort / Newa Regency De Regency /Sikkim Tourist Center