Tea Gardens of Darjeeling & the Hidden Paradise, Sikkim
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Day 1: Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Thereafter proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including Chandni Chock, Jama Masjid. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi / Bagdogra / Darjeeling
Morning transfer to the airport to board a flight to Bagdogra. On arrival drive towards Darjeeling. Check in at the hotel. A favorite hill station of the British, Darjeeling is surrounded by tea gardens and has magnificent views of the snowy peaks of Himalayas. Overnight in Darjeeling
Day 3: Darjeeling
Early morning drive up to Tiger Hill to see the spectacular sunrise over Kanchenjunga, visiting the Ghoom Monastery on your return. After breakfast enjoy a Toy Train ride. Visit the Yiga Cholling Monastery. In the afternoon, proceed for sightseeing tour starting with the Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda. Later visit the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center. Overnight in Darjeeling
Day 4: Darjeeling / Pemayangtse
In the morning, proceed to Pemayangtse. This is where one of the most spectacular Buddhist Monasteries is located at 6000 feet above sea level, The Pemayangtse Monastery, is the second oldest Monastery in Sikkim and is the headquarters of the Nyingma Sect. Afterwards, proceed for an excursion to the Tashiding Monastery. Overnight in Pemayangtse
Day 5: Pemayangtse / Gangtok
In the morning, proceed to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Evening at leisure to relax and explore Gangtok. Overnight in Gangtok
Day 6: Gangtok - Phodung - Gangtok
Morning, visit the Monastery at Phodung, en route stop for panoramic view of the Himalayas and later, return to Gangtok. In the afternoon, visit the Research Institute of Tibetology. Overnight in Gangtok
Day 7: Gangtok - Tashiding - Gangtok
Morning, proceed for an excursion to Tashiding. Perched on top of the hill rising between the Rathong River and the Rangit River. It is located on the site blessed by the great Guru Padmasambhava. Overnight in Gangtok
Day 08: Gangtok
After breakfast, visit the Rumtek Monastery, noted for its carved & painted woodwork. Later visit the Enchey Monastery and the Namgyalak Institute of Tibetology and finally the Flower Show. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight in Gangtok
Day 09: Gangtok / Kalimpong
Morning, precede to Kalimpong an ideal place for a quiet holiday amidst gently rolling hills and deep valleys at the foot of the mighty Himalayas mountain range. In the afternoon, visit Pranami Mandir and Bhutanese Gompa. In the evening, visit the Durpin Hills Monastery to attend their evening prayers. Overnight in Kalimpong.
Day 10: Kalimpong / Bagdogra / Delhi (Flight)
Early in the morning, transfer to Bagdogra airport to board a flight to Delhi. Upon arrival sightseeing of New Delhi. Visit - Humayun’s Tomb. Drive past India Gate, Parliament House, Rastrapati Bhawan and diplomatic enclave. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 11: Depart from Delhi
Transfer to airport in time to board your flight to your onward destination.