Thrill of East

Get set to enjoy an enthralling journey to the North East, where numerous delights await you nestled in the higher reaches of the Himalayas – perfect for that rejuvenating holiday amidst scenic surroundings. The first stop of this 06-day North East holiday tour package is at Gangtok – the land of scenic wonders, monasteries, mystic rituals and festivals. Explore it to your heart’s content with a full-day sightseeing tour. Enjoy excursions to the 50-feet deep oval-shaped Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir in the vicinity. The second and last leg of this North East tour is based at Darjeeling, the land of scenic tea estates. Begin the day with a drive to Tiger Hill for viewing the spectacular sunrise and enjoy visits to the Ghoom Monastery, Peace Memorial and Batasia Loop. The latter half of the day includes a half-day sightseeing tour of Darjeeling City.

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 of UNESCO fame – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park and the internationally famous Tea Estate are beauty of the region – Check into hotel – Evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Darjeeling

Day 02
Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing (Half Day)

Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters at Tiger Hill, 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
Excursion to Mirik (Full Day)

After breakfast drive to Mirik nearly 60 kilometers / 1 ½ – 2 hours drive – The drive is through scenic roads with occasional stoppage for photography – Mirik is centered round Sumendu Lake and is known for its landscaped gardens, tea gardens, orange orchards, cardamom groves and spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges – Full day excursion of Mirik Lake (Horse riding & Boating facilities is available around the lake with some view points for photography – This high altitude lake is worth visiting due to the serene and beautiful settings – One can also visit Pashupati Market in Nepal on the way back to Darjeeling – Back to Darjeeling – Evening free to roam around the Hotel / Resort or Mall or the Local market area – Overnight stay at Darjeeling

Day 04
Transfer to Gangtok & Gangtok Local Sightseeing (Half Day)

Early Morning Breakfast – Drive to Gangtok nearly 135 Kilometers 3 – 3 ½ hours – Gangtok – The capital of the 22nd State of India, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful hill station with varied options for tourist – Gangtok the beautiful city of Sikkim suits all tourist due to its options i.e. tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at an height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India – Check into hotel 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 – Over Night stay at Gangtok

Day 05
Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & 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 06
Departure – Darjeeling to Siliguri

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
  • Air Fare/Train fare
  • GST of 3.09%
  • Meals at hotels except those listed in above Inclusions
  • Still camera/ video camera charges
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, porterage.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Hotels

Places Nights Standard Superior Deluxe
Darjeeling 3
  • 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
  • Hotel Juniper Tree
  • Hotel Delamere
  • Deep Regency
  • Denzong Sangr
  • New Castle
  • Golden Height
  • Sikkim Retreat
  • Sidlon Residency
  • Sikkim Continental
  • The Royal Resid
  • Chumbai Residency
  • Doma Palace
  • The Oriental