Number of Days : 4 nights 5 days
Package Charge :Rs./- (Per Head, Minimum Two Heads).
Tour Code: LS506
NJP/Bagdogra to Darjeeling.
Our representative cordially receives you on arrival at Siliguri (NJP R St. / Bagdogra IXB) and helps you to board the car. Now we take you to Darjeeling via Hillcart road. The journey to Darjeeling follows the traditional Hill Cart Road runs all along the forested hills, small villages and beautiful tea gardens. On the way you will have a chance to see the famous Toy train chugging its way on the zig-zag track. Take short break at Kurseong to see the beautiful valley covered with lush green tea garden and proceed to Darjeeling. The Queen of hills – greets you with all its grandeur: the great view of mountains and valleys dotted with tea gardens and forests, and a blend of traditional heritage and modern cultures.
We assist you to check in at hotel. Get refreshed and have free leisure evening. We recommend a relaxed evening and short walk around The Mall to enjoy the Typical Hill life of Darjeeling Town in a painted landscape. Car Service Till drop at Hotel.
Local tour in Darjeeling
We recommend a toy train ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom and back for 1.3hrs. The train starts at 9.45AM.
After breakfast visit Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday) to see some rare collection of high altitude Himalayan species like Snow leopard, clouded Leopard, Siberian Tiger, Red Panda and many rare mammal and birds in the nature surroundings. Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday) to see the priceless collection of mountaineering gears used by legendary climbers in the Himalayas. After that we take you to the Tea garden on the undulating valleys for viewing the scenic landscape and tea plucking and processing (seasonal) then proceed to Tenzing rock and Gombu Rock for some fun rock climbing activities. Now we take you to the Tibetan Refugee center (Closed on Sunday) and Bhutia Basti to procure the traditional handicraft items made by the local people. Visit Ava Art Gallery that houses the unique art and embroidery works of Mrs. Ava Devi. Back to Hotel for Lunch. Car service from 9Am to 1PM.
After Lunch visit Rock garden, a garden fully made out of rock. A marvel of present day architecture the rock garden is situated at a distance of about 12 kilometers away from Darjeeling town. It is a place worth a visit. Also visit Ganga Maya park situated 2 kilometers away from rock garden. It has a small lake at its helm, with boating facilities where one can enjoy the serene cool atmosphere of the place. Back to the hotel and have a free time for shopping at Mall. Car service from 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM.
Recommended: Walk around the 'Lover's Road' and enjoy a quite evening at the Shrubbery Park on top of the Mall hill.
Darjeeling to Pelling Via – Melli – Jorthang
Early morning visit to Tiger Hill at 8442ft above sea level to experience the unforgettable sight of Sunrise over the Kunchenjungha Mountains. Visit Ghoom Monastery – one of the oldest Monasteries in Darjeeling and also Batasia Loop – the picturesque garden and War Memorial with the backdrop of snow ranges – on your way back to hotel. Car service from 4.00AM to 7.30AM.
Drive to Pelling in West Sikkim. The exciting journey runs through the winding road cutting across the valleys, hills and villages and follows the course of Tista River and then beautiful Rangit River till Legship. Take a refreshing break at the view point near Melli and watch the magnificent bird eye view of the confluence of both the rivers. From Legship the road takes a steep turn through Geyzing. The view of the entire surrounding widens as you proceed towards Pelling through the clouds and forests. Stop a while on the way to enjoy the scenic beauty and take some photographs.
Pelling – a small tourist hub in the West Sikkim hills known for serene holy lakes, old Monasteries and pristine landscape. Pelling sprawled at 6100ft (1830M) offers one of the most amazing views of Kunchenzungha Range.
We assist you to check in at hotel. Free afternoon for a leisure walk along the misty track through pine forest. Car service till drop at Hotel.
Pelling local tour
After breakfast we take you to the famous and one of the most important monasteries in Sikkim- the Pemayangtse Monastery- the seat of the Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism was originally a small Lhakhang built by Lhatsun Chempo in the 17th Century. The monastery contains numerous antique idols and objects of worship and is filled with wall paintings and sculptures. The most astounding feature is a painted wooden structure of Zantho Pelri – the Heavenly Palace of Guru Rinpoche. Now we take you to legendary Lake at Khecheopalri (25kms). The Holy lake surrounded by dense forests is believed to have the power of wish fulfilling. Although the lake is surrounded by rich forests even a single leaf is not seen floating at the middle water. Legend has it that the birds pick up the leaves that float on the holy lake. It is also a prominent place for the bird watchers. Visit Kunchenjungha Falls and Rimbi Falls two magnificent perennial waterfalls on the way – the must see place for tourists. Back to Pelling.
After lunch we take you to a drive to Dentham Valley about an hour drive from Pelling. Visit Tsangey Falls and take some photographs of the gorgeous falls. Also visit Sinsore Bridge – the highest bridge in Sikkim. Back to Pelling in the afternoon and have a relaxed evening watching at the Mighty Kunchenjungha from your Hotel. Car Service 8.30AM to 4PM
Optional tours: Walk to Sangacholing Monastery, built in the year 1697. This is considered as one of the oldest monastery in Sikkim. The trek takes about 30min to reach to Monastery which offers a panoramic view of the valley and Pelling town. Also walk to Rubduntse Ruins – the ruins of the second capital of Sikkim of 1814AD. Lying at a walking distance from Pemayangtse, the place also offers scenic view of the surrounding valleys and mountains.
Departure from Pelling
Today After breakfast we leave Pelling. Car service till drop at Bagdogra or NJP