Embark on a captivating journey through the charming landscapes of Darjeeling and Gangtok. As you arrive at Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station, you’ll be whisked away to Darjeeling, where you’ll find yourself amidst the tranquility of the hills. Wake up early on the second day to witness the magical sunrise from Tiger Hill, revealing the awe-inspiring beauty of Mt. Kanchendzondga.
Explore the serene Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop before enjoying a day of local sightseeing in Darjeeling. Then, embark on a scenic drive to Gangtok, where you’ll be greeted by the splendor of Teesta River along the way. Immerse yourself in Gangtok’s charm as you explore Chortan Stupa, Institute of Tibetology, Handicrafts & Handlooms Institute, and Rumtek Monastery. A highlight of the tour is a mesmerizing visit to the breathtaking Tshomgo Lake, surrounded by majestic mountains.
After experiencing the cultural and natural wonders of this region, you’ll depart from Gangtok with cherished memories of your journey.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Places: Delhi > Bagdogra > Darjeeling > Gangtok > Bagdogra > Delhi
Darjeeling: Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, Darjeeling offers a serene escape with its lush green landscapes and cool climate. The tour begins here with a visit to the famous Tiger Hill, where you can witness the sunrise casting a golden glow upon the majestic Mt. Kanchendzondga. The Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop offer cultural insights and stunning panoramic views. Darjeeling’s local charm is further explored through its bustling markets and enchanting Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Gangtok: The journey continues to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, adorned with verdant hills and a vibrant culture. The Chortan Stupa welcomes you with its spiritual ambiance, while the Institute of Tibetology provides a window into Tibetan culture and history. The Handicrafts & Handlooms Institute showcases local craftsmanship, and the Rumtek Monastery, a significant Buddhist center, exudes a sense of tranquility and devotion.
Tshomgo Lake (Changu Lake): A highlight of the tour, the excursion to Tshomgo Lake transports you to an ethereal paradise nestled at an elevation of 12,400 feet. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the lake’s pristine waters reflect the beauty of the Himalayas. The journey to this natural wonder is a mesmerizing experience in itself, offering glimpses of Sikkim’s breathtaking landscapes.
This tour offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and spiritual exploration, taking you through the enchanting hill stations of Darjeeling and Gangtok.
Detailed Tour Plan
Day – 01 (Bagdogra/NJP – Darjeeling)
Depart From Delhi Airport in Morning ,Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra airport / NJP railway station & transfer to Darjeeling(94 Km), Evening for leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day –02 (Darjeeling Sightseeing)
Early Morning excursion trip to Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and its amazing effects on Mt. Kanchendzondga (8598 Mt.)
After breakfast half day Darjeeling local sight seeing. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day –03 (Darjeeling to Gangtok)
In Morning after breakfast transfer to Gangtok (114kms/5 hrs), en route visit Teesta, Evening free for leisure, Overnight at Hotel.
Day –04 (Gangtok Sightseeing)
After breakfast half-day sightseeing – Chortan Stupa, Institute of Tibetology, Handicrafts & hand looms Institute and Rumtek Monastery.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day –05 (Excursion Trip to Tshomgo Lake)
After Breakfast start for half-day excursion trip to Tshomgo Lake (12400 ft.) which is only 32 km from Gangtok city, evening free for shopping.
Overnight stay at Hotel
Day – 06 (Gangtok – Bagdora/NJP)
In Morning After Breakfast Transfer to Bagdora or NJP for your onward journey.
End of Tour
FAQs about the Tour
Q: What is the starting point of the tour?
A: The tour starts from either Bagdogra Airport or NJP Railway Station, where you will be welcomed upon your arrival.
Q: What is the highlight of the early morning excursion in Darjeeling?
A: The highlight of the early morning excursion is witnessing the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzondga from Tiger Hill.
Q: What can I expect to see during the Darjeeling local sightseeing?
A: During the Darjeeling local sightseeing, you will visit attractions like Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop, which offer stunning views of the surroundings.
Q: What is the significance of Chortan Stupa in Gangtok?
A: Chortan Stupa in Gangtok holds spiritual significance and offers a serene atmosphere for visitors to meditate and reflect.
Q: What can I explore at the Institute of Tibetology?
A: The Institute of Tibetology in Gangtok is a hub of Tibetan culture and history, housing a collection of rare artifacts, manuscripts, and artworks.
Q: What experiences can I expect at Tshomgo Lake?
A: The excursion to Tshomgo Lake promises a breathtaking experience surrounded by the Himalayan peaks and the tranquil beauty of the lake’s crystal-clear waters.
Q: What is the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Darjeeling?
A: The enchanting Himalayan Railway, also known as the Darjeeling Toy Train, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a delightful way to explore the region.
Q: How far is Tshomgo Lake from Gangtok?
A: Tshomgo Lake is approximately 32 kilometers from Gangtok and offers an exquisite natural setting for visitors.
Q: What can I expect to find at the Handicrafts & Handlooms Institute?
A: The Handicrafts & Handlooms Institute in Gangtok showcases the region’s traditional craftsmanship, offering visitors a chance to explore and purchase local products.
Q: What is the concluding destination of the tour?
A: The tour concludes as you are transferred to Bagdogra Airport or NJP Railway Station for your onward journey.
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