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25 Aug 2016

Sikkim & Darjeeling Tour (GPD Tour) - Gangtok(3), Pelling(2N), Darjeeling(2N) : 07 Nights 08 Days

Planned Sikkim & Darjeeling Tour this summer (starting from April) though could not execute because of other assignments. However may help in your planning:

Day 1: Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station to Gangtok, 130kms in 4 Hrs. – Drive to Gangtok (Alt 5550Ft / 1675M), the Capital of Sikkim. Check in at Hotel. Free Evening, Overnight at Gangtok  

Day 2: Full day Gangtok City tour (Timing 8.30AM to 4.30PM). Visit Rumtek Monastery, Botanical Garden, and Santi View Point, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology, Dodurl Chorten, Government Institute of Cottage Industry (Closed on Sunday, 2nd Saturday), Orchid House Flower Show. After lunch visit Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok and Bakthang Falls. Back to hotel and free evening to roam around M G Marg Mall for shopping. Overnight at Gangtok

Day 3: Tsongo Lake with Baba Mandir (Alt 13000ft/3950M) Excursion - 52kms in 3hrs (One way). Drive to Tsongo Lake after breakfast to enjoy Snow and Yak Ride at the high altitude Alpine Lake and proceed further to Legendary Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. Back to Hotel for late Lunch. Afternoon free for personal activities. Overnight at Gangtok
Optional tour to Nathula Pass (14000Ft / 4200M) on China Border (Allowed for Indian Nationals only)
Please Note: Nathula Pass (Indo Chinese Border) and Baba Mandir : Subject to the availability of Permits.It is in an elevation of 14700ft and is accessible from Gangtok Sikkim which is a restricted tourist destination. This is one of the demanding tourist destination the permits are only issued by the army in 24hrs advance and limited vehicles are allowed for five days in a week i.e. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays to visit this destination.  

Day 4: Gangtok to Pelling, 130kms in 4.5hrs – Check out from Gangtok and drive to Pelling in West Sikkim (Alt 7175Ft / 2150M) via Rabangla. Enroute Optional visit to Temi Tea Garden and Sumdruptse Statue & Char Dham at Namchi. On arrival check in at Hotel. Free evening. Overnight at Pelling

Day 5:    Full Day Pelling City Tour (Timing: 8.30AM to 4.30AM). Local tour in Pelling with visits to 8 popular tourist points – Darap Village and Valley, Rimbi Waterfalls, Rock Garden, Kunchenjungha Water Falls and Khecheopalri Holy Lake. After lunch visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Helipad View Point, Rubduntse Palace Ruins and Bird Sanctuary. Free evening Overnight at Pelling

Day 6:    Pelling to Darjeeling, 80kms in 3hrs – Check out from Pelling and drive to Darjeeling (Alt 6825Ft / 2050M). Enjoy scenic beauty of Rangeet River Valley on the way. On arrival check in at Hotel. Free evening. Overnight at Darjeeling

Day 7:    Full Day Darjeeling City Tour. Early morning tour in Darjeeling with visits to – Tiger Hill Sunrise Point, Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery (Timing 4.00AM to 7.30AM). Free time for personal activities between Breakfast and Lunch. 
Post Lunch City Tour - visit 7 points (Timing: 1.30PM to 5.00PM) - Darjeeling Zoo and Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tea garden, Tenzing Rock and Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee center (Closed on Sunday) and Lebong Race Course Area. Free evening at Mall for Shopping. Overnight at Darjeeling

Day 8:   Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station, 90kms in 3hrs – Check out from Darjeeling and drive back to NJP/Bagdogra Via Mirik. Farewell and tour ends.


  1. The other major attractions of Darjeeling include the Lloyd Botanical Gardens, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Zoological Park and the Ropeway.
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