Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Best of Sikkim and Darjeeling 9 Night/10 Days
Darjeeling the Name derived from the local Tibetan name was “Dorjee-ling” Situated in north east India provides the perfect ambiance of a hill resort with its mild climate. Its green hills and valley’s and its lush green tea gardens are the major attraction. Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586) looming over the northern horizon gives a magical beauty to the land which entices thousand of visitors.
This unique 9 Night 10 days tour provides you everything what Sikkim has offer. You can Travel to newly opened North Sikkim to Lachung and Yumthang valleys.. We will take you through the deep green valleys and ethnic villages of Sikkim, past raging rivers, stop to admire breathtaking water falls, blooming rhododendron forests and play on snowfields at the bottom of snow capped Himalayan peaks. Get ready for an unforgettable Himalayan adventure safari tour through beautiful Sikkim.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Darjeeling . Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Darjeeling (140km, 4 hrs) overnight in hotel
Day 02: Darjeeling Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at around 4 am) to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak . The view is spectacular on a clear weather day. On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. Afternoon visit to Rock Garden & Ganga Maya Lake Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03: Full day in Darjeeling Today, visit to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing, Gumbu Rock site and Tibetan Refugee self-help (Closed on Sunday) Center Tea Estate. Overnight in hotel
Day 04: Darjeelingto Martam Transfer to Martam (115 kms /04 hrs. Overnight in hotel
Day 05: Martam to Gangtok Early morning sightseeing of Rumtek Monastery and then proceed for sightseeing of Kanchejunga View Point, Drul-Chorten, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology and Handicraft and Handloom Center . Check in hotel. Evening Free to explore Gangtok.
Day 06: Full day in Gangtok Today you will take an excursion trip to Tshangu Lake (departure in the morning)- situated at a height of 3,780 m. with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. A small temple is constructed on the lakeside and beautiful flowers & Alpine vegetation grow around the lake.
Day 07: Gangtok tjo Pemayantse Drive to Pemayangtse (135 kms / 05 hrs). Check in hotel. Evening visit to Pemayangtse Monastery. Overnight in hotel
Day 08: Pemayantse to Yuksom Drive to Yuksom on way visit Khecheopari Lake , Khecheopalri Lake is one of the sacred Buddhist mountain lakes. It is believed that your wish will come true if you make one in front of this lake. There is myth that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, a bird immediately picks it up. A further drive takes you to Yuksom - the meeting place of three monks and the first capital of Sikkim . This was the place where the first Chogyal (a ruling dynasty in Sikkim ) was crowned. Overnight in hotel.
Day 09: Yuksom to Kalimpong Drive to Kalimpong. (115 kms / 04 hrs). Check in hotel. Evening free to explore the small hilly town on your own. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10: Kalimpong to Kathmandu. Drive to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu .
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Accommodation in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
- All transportation by Private AC Vehicle
- Sightseeing by English Speaking or other language speaking guide
- Services of English speaking escorts/guide all throughout the tour
- Entrance fees
- All our government taxes and needed fees.
- Official expense.
- Indian visa fee
- Air- or train fare to and from Sikkim
- Meal apart from breakfasts
- Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, alcohols, tips etc
- Travel and Medical insurance
- Monuments fees & Entry Fees during sightseeing
- Any extra activities & optional tours, apart from the Itinerary
- Toy Train Ride in Darjeeling
- Tips and Gratitude
Private Trip Departure everyday upon your request. But if you would like to join one of our Groups please see below our fixed group departure dates as per your requirement.Fixed Departure Trek 2012