Day 1: New Delhi
Around midnight arrival in
New Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital New Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to the hotel.
2: New Delhi - Bagdogra (by air) - Darjeeling
(about 100 km)
In the morning 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. By clear weather we can enjoy the impressive and unforgettable views of the
Himalayas. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Darjeeling.
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
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. In the
afternoon we explore Darjeeling and its surroundings. We visit the village Lablong and the
institute of mountaineering where we get the detailed information about the natural
surrounding and the habitants of this area.
4: Darjeeling - Gangtok
In the morning after having breakfast we leave
Pemayangtse and drive to
capital of Sikkim "Gangtok" lies on a ridge overlooking the Ranipool river. Gangtok ("High Hill")lies at an altitude of 1760 m. Gangtok is surrounded by the mountains, especially from
Kanchenjunga range. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Gangtok.
Today we visit
Tsuk-la-Khang, the royal chapel which is standing on a high bridge. This is
the major place of worship and has a large and impressive collection of scriptures. We also
visit orchid Sanctuary which is laying south of the institute. This Sanctuary contains over
450 indigenous species. Sikkim is considered paradise for orchid lovers. After the visit of
sanctuary we walk through the bazaar of Gangtok through the area of old palace and visit
the monastery Gylwa. The main attraction of our excursion remains today the monastery of
Rumtek. Rumtek monastery was built as a true copy of a Tibetan monastery in recent
years. Rumtek is the headquarter of Red hat sect of
Tibetan Lamaistic Buddhism.
6: Gangtok - Yumthang
Today we drive to the Valley of Flowers at
Yumthang. Today whole day we visit the
beautiful valley of flowers. We have overnight stay at Yumthang.
7: Yumthang - Gangtok
In the morning after having breakfast we visit
sanctuary is located near Yumthang in north Sikkim and contains a vast variety of
rhododendrons. When in blossom these flowering plants provide a riot of colour. After
visiting the sanctuary we return back to Gangtok and enroute visit the Hot Springs. Yumthang is well known for its hot springs. To reach here one has to walk a few hundred
yards from the road and cross the bridge on the river Lachung. The area is very beautiful
and the mountains surrounding the area seems as if they are touching the heavens. Later
drive back to the hotel in Gangtok.
Today we visit the
monastery. This monastery is believed to be 200 years old. The
monks of this monastery belong to the Mahayana Buddhism. After visiting the monastery we visit the institute of cottage industries. Wide range of local handicrafts in Lepcha style are
produced here. In the evening we visit the unique
Research Institute of Tibetology on a
hilltop which was established in the year 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.
9: Gangtok - Bagdogra - New Delhi (by air)
Early in the morning after having breakfast we drive to
Bagdogra. In the afternoon we drive
to the airport for the flight from Bagdogra to New Delhi. Rooms are available to get refresh
before departing for the airport. The rest of the day at leisure. After dinner leave the hotel
for the airport.
10: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC
Rooms on the departure day.
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of
at every place
All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo
Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned
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