Summary of

Best of Eastern Himalaya

Duration: 7 Days/ 6 Nights

Major Attractions: Pemayangtse Monastery, Kanchenjunga falls, Tsomgo Lake, Botanical garden, Institute of Tibetology and cottage industry, Ghoom Monastery

Destination Covered: Pelling, Gangtok, Darjeeling

Tour Summary

The tiny and beautiful state of Sikkim is sandwiched between Tibet to the north and northwest, Bhutan to the east, Nepal to the west, and the Darjeeling hills to the south. The richness of culture, traditions, history, flora, and fauna in this small state belies its size. Sikkim offers tourists a rare and exotic experience amidst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls & quick flowing rivers, lush green valleys, stunning monasteries & terraced hills.

Sikkim conjures up memories of piercing snow-capped mountain peaks soaring over lush and tropical forests, well-known and forgotten monasteries, rare flora and fauna, tumbling waterfalls and streams, and challenging trek paths. There are emerald rivers, green paddy fields, warm-hearted inhabitants, a rugged forest, and alpine meadows filled with wildflowers to delight the senses!

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Bagdogra/New Jalpaiguri - Pelling

You will be assisted at Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri railway station and transfer straightway to Pelling. On arrival, check in at your hotel. On a clear day, one can have clear view of spectacular Eastern Himalayan Range from Pelling. Stay overnight at Pelling.

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DAY 2

Pelling

After breakfast proceed for the sight seeing tour of Pelling which includes visit to Pemayangtse Monastery, Kanchenjunga falls, Rimbi Falls, Singh shore Bridge, Khecheopalri Lake and Changey Falls. Overnight stay at hotel.

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DAY 3

Pelling – Gangtok

Transfer to Gangtok via Ravangla. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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DAY 4

Excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400ft)

After breakfast drive to Tsomgo Lake near the Indo-Tibet border. This holy lake remains frozen for 4 months in winters. You may enjoy Yak ride which is a thrilling experience here and if you are lucky you'll also see the Brahminy duck! Stay overnight at Gangtok.

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DAY 5

Gangtok – Darjeeling

After breakfast proceed to visit Rumtek Monastery, Cable car, Do-dul Chorten, Botanical garden, Institute of Tibetology and cottage industry. Later you will be transferred to Darjeeling- one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world. Stay overnight in Darjeeling.

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DAY 6

Darjeeling (Local Sightseeing of best points)

Early morning start for Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and its amazing effects on the Mt. Kanchendzonga (Worlds 3rd highest peak), Visit Batashia Loop War Memorial while returning to the Hotel and Ghoom Monastery. Post breakfast, proceed for the attractions of Darjeeling covering the best points viz. Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountainering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center and Rock side. After that visit to the Mall(Chowrasta) along with local Market (City Life). Overnight at hotel.

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DAY 7

Darjeeling – Bagdogra/New Jalpaiguri

 Morning free for packing & personal activities. After breakfast transfer to Bagdogra Airport/New Jalpaiguri railway station for return journey. 

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