Sikkim, Sikkim Tour, 12 Days Sikkim and Darjeeling Tour

12 Days Sikkim and Darjeeling Tour

(12 Days / 11 Nights)

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12 Days Sikkim and Darjeeling Tour gives the tourists a complete over viewing of the Himalayan destinations that Eastern Himalayas has to offer. Some of the Himalayan destinations that will be covered in this tour are Darjeeling, Pemayangtse, Yuksom, Martam, Gangtok, Lachung, Yumthang Valley and Kalimpong.

Day 1: Delhi
Around midnight arrival in New Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi - Bagdogra (by air) - Darjeeling (about 70 km / 2 hours)
In the morning we drive to the airport for the flight to Bagdogra. After the arrival in Bagdogra we proceed north of the state through the coniferous forests and terraced tea gardens to Darjeeling. Darjeeling (place of the thunderbolt) has spectacular scenery. Due to its altitude of 2134 m and soothing temperature in summers Darjeeling has become a famous hill resort in India. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Darjeeling. In the evening enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Darjeeling.

Day 3: Darjeeling - Excursion Tiger Hill

Very early in the morning we drive to Tiger Hill (around 11 km) to enjoy the sunrise. Tiger Hill (2590 m) is the highest point in this area. There is a breathtaking view of the sunrise on the Kanchenjunga mountains. Mount Everest (8842 m) is also visible on a clear day. The moments of sunrise from Tiger Hill are described by most of the visitors as unforgettable. After viewing the Tiger Hill we visit the Yiga Chsssoling monastery, built in 1850. It has the 14ft. Maitriya Buddha statue. After visiting monastery drive back to the hotel. After having breakfast we visit the institute of Mountaineering where we get the detailed information about the natural surrounding and the habitants of this area and Zoological Park where you can see the rare Himalayan animals like the Snow leopard, Tibetan Wolf, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, Siberian Tiger etc.

Day 4: Darjeeling - Pemayangtse (Pelling) (about 110 km / 3 hours)

Today we leave the state of West Bengal and drive through the forests and tea gardens to Pemayangtse (The perfect Sublime Lotus) in Sikkim. Sikkim is the second smallest state in India. Sikkim, in the East Himalayas is sandwiched between Nepal to its west and Bhutan to its east. Sikkim has so rich of flora, fauna and a diverse ethnic and cultural population as no other state in India. 

Day 5: Pemayangtse (Pelling) - Excursion Yuksom (about 80 km)

Today after having breakfast we visit the headquarter of the Nyingama sect in Pemayangtse. Then we will drive further to Kechopari Lake. Kechopari means the wishing lake. The water in this lake is placid and crystal clear. This lake is situated on the road to Yuksom. After visiting the lake we drive to Yoksum, the trekking base of Sikkim. In the evening arrive in Yuksom. Yuksom was the first capital of Sikkim and it was here that the first Chogyal was consecrated by the three holy Lamas. The place where the ceremony take place in the year 1642 can still be seen there.

Day 6: Pelling - Martam (about 90 km / 2 hours)

After having breakfast visit the throne where the first King (Chogyal) of Sikkim was coronated in 1641. Then drive to Martam. Arrive in Martam by afternoon.

Day 7: Martam - Gangtok - Martam

Today we drive to Gangtok and have full day sightseeing. In Gangtok, we will visit the Rumtek Monastery, Tibetology Institute, Enchey Monastery and Bazaar. After having sightseeing in Gangtok, drive back to Martam. The Enchey monastery is believed to be 200 years old. The monks of this monastery belong to the Mahayana Buddhism. The unique Research Institute of Tibetology is situated on a hilltop which was established in 1958 to promote research on Tibet and Mahayana Buddhism. Here we will see the biggest collection of Tibetan scripts and an excellent collection of rare Tankhas, bronze and cult objects.

Day 8: Martam - Lachung (about 103 km / 3 hours)
After having breakfast we drive to Lachung.

Day 9: Lachung

Today we will drive to Yumthang Valley (Valley of Flowers) to see the floor covered with flowers and rhodendrons that in bloom in forest. This place is surrounded by mighty snow peaks. After visiting the Yumthang valley, drive back to Lachung.

Day 10: Lachung - Martam (about 103 km / 3 hours)

After having breakfast drive from Lachung to Martam.

Day 11: Martam - Kalimpong (about 52 km / 1 hours 30 mins)

Today we drive from Martam to Kalimpong. Kalimpong, a remote hill station has been a meeting point of the once "three closed lands" on the trade route to Tibet. The beautiful mountain scenery and the abundance of flowers have made Kalimpong an attractive resort. In the afternoon visit Doorpin Monastery and Bazaar.

Day 12: Kalimpong - Bagdogra (about 73 km / 1 hours 30 mins) - Delhi (by air)

Today we drive from Kalimpong to Bagdogra for the flight to Delhi. In the evening arrive in New Delhi.

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      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
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American/continental Breakfast.
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         at every place of sightseeing.
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  All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with

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Monument Entrances.
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