Queen of the Hills North East
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days.
Highlights: Darjeeling, Gangtok, Lachung & Yumtha
Experience delightful encounters while being on your trip to Queen of the Hills North East in remarkable forms of swooning destinations present in Darjeeling along with ravishing attractions available in Sikkim, both would effortlessly catch your undivided attention towards the pristine beauty of such states of India.
- 07 nights accommodation
- Daily breakfast at the hotel
- All sightseeings by Private Vehicle
- Return airport transfers by Private Vehicle
- Driver’s allowances and parking charges
- Lunch & Dinner
- Entrance to the monuments
- English Speaking Guide
- Domestic flight fare if any
- Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills, and beverages
- Travel Insurance
- GST on package cost
|Day 1: You Will Be Transferred To Darjeeling From Airport/ Railway Station/ Bus Stand
As you arrive at New Jalpaiguri terminus (68 km from Darjeeling) / Bagdogra Airport (69 km) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (62 km), meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to Darjeeling. Perched at an altitude of 7100 m higher than the ocean level, Darjeeling offers gorgeous views of lush tea gardens and also the mighty Himalaya Mountains. This hill town is additionally home to the United Nations agency World Heritage site of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, lovingly said as the toy train. The place boasts of a very serene encompassing. On reaching Darjeeling, complete the arrival formalities at the hotel. Relax for a few time. Later on, the evening is at leisure. You’re absolve to take a stroll at the Mall road or go shopping at the favored shopping centers. Overnight stay at the hotel.
|Day 2: Go On A Sightseeing Tour Of Darjeeling
The second day starts very early. Get- up around 3:45 AM for a brief trip to Tiger Hill to fancy a unforgettable sunrise view (subject to clear weather), 11 km away. On your way back, visit the other attractions together with Ghoom Monastery, War Memorial and Batasia Loop. Later, back to the hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast, continue with sightseeing together with Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan mountain climbing Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tibetan Refugee Self facilitate Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed) and Peace Pagoda. Those visiting Darjeeling should not miss sunrise views from Tiger hill over the Kanchendzonga Peak. After the primary rays of the rising sun sheds light on the Peak, the view appearance extraordinarily lovely. Hill is amidst lush verdure of thick oak forests, forming an exquisite sight for the on-looker. The morning sun sounds like an orange-colored ball that rises from behind the hills. Peace Pagoda, opened in Nov 1992, is a very important attraction here and is placed on the slopes of Jalapahar hill. This sacred site showcases the four avatars of Lord Buddha. The tallest free-standing structure in the town, this Pagoda has two lion models on the either sides of the wall on the lower level. The massive Buddha statues are golden in color and are sculpted in the walls. As you climb the steps and reach the peak, fancy nice views of the environment. Take Parikrama round the vast dome-like structure and spot Buddha statues in numerous postures. Enjoy extraordinary views of the abundant tea plantations and snow-clad peaks whereas aboard the Cable Ride that takes you to the attractive Rangit valley from Darjeeling. Take a walk into the luxurious tea gardens of Darjeeling whereas the old aroma fills your nostrils. Placed in the well-maintained garden at Batasia Loop, the Gorkha War Memorial may be a tribute to the Gorkha troopers who sacrificed their lives in battles. Batasia Loop conjointly offers toy train ride that passes round the loop and offers a 360 degree view of the landscape from a high point. The evening is free. Overnight stay at the hotel.
|Day 3: Head Towards Gangtok And On Arrival Go On A Sightseeing Tour
Today, get an assisted transfer to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim state. Placed at an elevation of 1600 meters higher than the ocean level, Gangtok is understood for its monasteries, voluminous scenic beauty and a nice climate. One in all the foremost standard destinations in north-east India, Gangtok features a variety of viewpoints to treat relish attractive views of the landscape. The hill town boasts of housing many kinds of butterflies, Orchids and Rhododendron. As you reach, check-into the hotel. Later, leave for sightseeing. Visit the popular traveler attractions of Gangtok as well as Directorate of Handicrafts , Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall and Flower Show. Possibly Sikkim’s biggest stupa, Do Drul Chorten was engineered on a mound in 1945 by Late Trulshik Rinpoche, the top of Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The golden -colored dome is that the most striking feature of this structure. Two immense statues of Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava) look beautiful. In the complex, one will spot lamas doing their prayers. Enchey Monastery, supported way back in the year 1909, could be a splendid place of worship. As the monastery is perched on a hill, it offers a pleasant view of Mt Kinchinjunga. Popular for its Chinese—Pagoda like design, the gompa’s in walls is embellished with pictures of deities. Lord Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava is idolised here. The complex conjointly features a monastery. There is a permanent flower show at Flower Exhibition Center settled close to Ride Park and White Hall. Entry fee is INR 10 per head and kids below five years is free. The hall is a little green house with varied forms of colourful flowers like orchids, roses, gerberas, carnations, celosia etc, on display(according to season). Don’t miss clicking images here. If time permits, you’ll visit the Mall road in the evening. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
|Day 4: Today You Will Leave For Lachung
After morning breakfast on day four, we have a tendency to move towards north Sikkim region. Check-out from Gangtok at around 10:00 AM and start driving for Lachung. Set at an altitude of 9600 feet higher than the ocean level, Lachung is a stunning village amidst lush peaks, that type a fascinating view for the tourists. Cascading waterfalls, snow-clad mountains, dazzling streams and a nice climate attract travelers from all around. Apricot, apple and peach orchards is an extra bonus. Blankets and plain-woven rugs is what you ought to get your hands on. On the way, halt at a number of terrific places Tashi Viewpoint- for enjoying hypnotic views of the landscape, Kabi Longstok- a well-liked historical town that conjointly has Buddhist Monastery, Naga Waterfalls- click some images at this fall. Later continue Chungthang and go to the meeting point of Lachen Chu and Lachung Chu and at last at the Twin Waterfalls and Bhim Nala Waterfalls for a few unforgettable moments. Savor lunch at Namok (at your own cost). Evening arrival at Lachung. Complete the arrival formalities at the hotel. Relax for a short while. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
|Day 5: Make A Short Trip To Yumthang
Post breakfast, get geared up for a day’s trip to the attractive Yumthang valley, lying at an altitude of 11, 800 feet on top of the ocean level. En-route you encounter a preferred spring, best-known for having water with medicative properties, which might cure skin diseases. Later, continue towards Yumthang. Popularly referred to as ‘Valley of Flowers’, this valley appearance very lovely throughout spring, after colourful flowers like Alpine, Primulae, Rhododendrons and a lot of are fully blooming mode. Throughout winters, the valley is roofed with a sheet of white snow. Fancy the wonderful weather and treat your eyes to the attractive views. In the afternoon, back to Lachung for sightseeing. The list of attractions of Lachung includes Lachung Monastery, Cottage manufacture and Waterfalls. Thereafter, you’ll be able to fancy a walk round the near villages. The oldest Buddhist Monastery of Sikkim, Lachung Gompa is placed at an elevation of 2750 m on top of the ocean level. The monastery is that the base for mountain climbing activities and Green Lake trekking in Sikkim. Belonging to Nyingmapa sect of Mahayana Buddhism, it’s the sculpture of or Guru Rinpoche. It absolutely was originally made in 1806 so restored in 1969. The large prayer wheel on the entry gate is eye catching. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
|Day 6: Travel Back To Gangtok
After having breakfast, leave for Gangtok. On the way stop at Singhik and Mangan viewpoints, simply some kilometers off from one another. If the weather is evident, these viewpoints provide a number of the foremost superb views of assorted peaks in the Himalayan range together with Mount Kabru, Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Pandim, Mount Simvo, Mount Jopuno and Mount Siniolchu. Don’t miss the chance to click pictures of the attractive scenery here. After spending some unforgettable time here, continue towards Gangtok. Whereas in your car, treat your eyes to the wonder of tall trees, colourful flowers and covering peaks. Afternoon arrival in Gangtok. Arrival at the hotel. Relax for a few time. The evening is free for you to enjoy the activities of your interest. Take a walk at the active mall road or can partake in shopping. M G Marg, Lal Bazaar and old market are a number of the simplest places to buy in Gangtok. Thangkas, Tibetan handicrafts, woolen garments are a number of the simplest buys here. Stay overnight.
|Day 7: Go On A Full Day Trip To Tsomgo Lake And Baba Mandir
Being located in the Himalayan topography, Gangtok has numerous natural attractions that is full of mystical beauty and serenity. One in every of them is that the exciting Tsomgo lake that offers one in every of the foremost stunning sights in the region. The lake is close at an altitude of 12,400 foot and therefore the drive from Gangtok thereto is probably going to require around one hour to reach. Tsomgo or Changu lake is really a glacial lake, that derives its waters from the snow capped mountains it get enclosed by. The lake is additionally a home of Brahmin ducks and migratory birds. Being a outstanding traveler place, the banks of the lake have retailers commerce trinkets and Yak cheese. Thus you’ll get some for yourself. The locals additionally offer for yak rides thus you’ll have a pleasant time exploring the exciting surroundings sitting on the rear of a yak. Admire the wonder of the lake and pay a visit to the Lord Shiva temple, that is found on the banks of Tsomgo Lake. We are able to additionally visit Nathula Pass, that is the border of India and China. Post this, move towards Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial War temple, that is twenty kms from Tsomgo Lake close to Gangtok. Located at an altitude of around 13000 feet, near Jelep Pass, may be a memorial shrine, dedicated to a soldier of the twenty third Punjab Regiment, who died in the 1962 war between India and China. As per the legend, after meeting his tragic death in the war, soldier Harbhajan Singh came in the dream of 1 of his peers, and asked to create a war memorial after him. Following this, Indian Army engineered a war memorial so as to commemorate the sacrifice of this martyr. Later on, this memorial started enjoying the privileges of a sacred shrine. The first Baba Harbhajan Singh temple was built in the year 1983 at the bunker of the late soldier. After you can visit this bunker, you’ll stumble upon dresses, stationeries and footage of the soldier. There additionally lies atiny low desire Poodle, in which you’ll throw a coin and create a wish. After a day filled with excursion, come back to your hotel in Gangtok. Spend the evening at leisure in your hotel or do some shopping in the near malls and market. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
|Day 8: Time To Get Back Home From Gangtok
This day marks the end of our exclusive Northeast tour. Post breakfast, you’d be transferred to New Jalpaiguri Station/Bagdogra Airport/ mountain climber Bus for your onward journey back home. These destinations are around a hundred thirty kilometre from Gangtok this it’s suggested you begin early.