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Darjeeling Sikkim Hill Tour

Duration :- 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination :- Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Gangtok- Lachung - Yumthang - Lachung - Gangtok - Kalimpong - Bagdogra

Help Centre, DarjeelingDay 01 : Arrive Bagdogra - Darjeeling
Arrive at Bagdogra and drive to Darjeeling for three hours through tea gardens and pretty hillside towns. On arrival in Darjeeling transfer to Mayfair resort on the Mall.

Day 02 : Darjeeling
Early morning visit Tiger Hill for fabulous sun rise views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world at 7409m. Mt. Everest and a host of other Himalayan giants are also seen on the horizon. On our drive back to the hotel we will stop at Ghoom, a Tibetan- Buddhist monastery. After breakfast visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Tibetan Refugee Camp, Tenzing Rock, Lebong race course and the Tea garden.

Day 03 : Darjeeling - Gangtok
Today's drive to Gangtok for three and half hours is truly naturalist's delight as you move upstream along the river Teesta. The hillside and mountain slopes of Sikkim are strewn with bright patches of myriad colors. The lower mountain slopes are abundant with lush green bamboo and ferns. The higher altitudes are abloom with 46 species of Rhododendrons. And of course, Sikkim's 600 varieties of orchid are everywhere. Overnight at Hotel Norkhill Gangtok.Book Your Tour

Day 04 : Gangtok
Half day sightseeing of Gangtok Town. Perched on top of a ridge at a height of 1520mts. lies Gangtok, a quaint, colorful town. This small modernised town is the capital of sikkim .we visit the institute of Tibetology which has a collection of almost 30,000 volumes on diverse subjects like astrology. Philosophy, magic and religion. After lunch we visit the Orchid Sanctuary which has over 200 species of temperature and intermediate orchids on beautifully landscaped grounds and also Rumtek Monastery.

LachungDay 05 : Gangtok - Lachung
Depart at 7AM. From Gangtok for Lachung. Arrive Lachung by 5 PM. (140 km Journey). Enroute Lunch at Mangan which is the district headquarter of North District. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 06 : Lachung - Yumthang - Lachung
Depart Lachung for Yumthang after breakfast which is 24 kms journey. Yumthang is a grazing pasture surrounded by vertical mountains. Yumthang at an elevation of 3575m is a paradise for nature lovers also known as valley of flowers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic grandeur. It also has hot springs immensely popular for its curative properties and healing power. Return in the afternoon to Lachung.

Day 07 : Lachung - Gangtok
Full Day drive back to Gangtok.Book Your Tour

Day 08 : Gangtok - Kalimpong
After breakfast or lunch drive to Kalimpong for two and half hours. Before the Chinese take over of Tibet, Kalimpong was the centre of India's wool trade with that country, with Tibetan caravans wending their way down from the Tibetan plateau to trade wool for manufactured goods. Today Kalimpong is a holiday resort for its fabulous mountain views, bird watching, and walks in the hills. It has become a centre for Orchid and Cactus nurseries, and exports these plants to different places all over the world. On arrival transfer to The Orchid Retreat.

Durpin Monastery, Kalimpong Day 09 : Kalimpong
After breakfast visit Deolo Hill, the highest point within Kalimpong Municipality area which provides a 360 degree panoramic view. Also visit Dr. Graham's Homes, founded in 1900 by Rev. Dr.J.A. Grahams, a Scottish missionary. This institute was established as an orphanage cum school for the destitute Anglo Indian School. It is now a renowned regular co-educational school situated in 500 acre campus.

After lunch visit Durpin Monastery a Tibetan temple belonging to the yellow Hat Sect of Lamaism, also the Army Golf Course a nine hole golf course overlooking beautiful views of the mountains.

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Day 10 : Kalimpong - Bagdogra
Transfer to Bagdogra airport in time to catch flight to Delhi.