Trip facts

Activity General Tour

This tour gives a brief introduction of Gangtok and Darjeeling and take you through the scenic hill station of Gangtok and to the vast tea gardens of Darjeeling with the mighty Kanchenjunga range at the backdrop. This trip is designed in such a way that more of the hills can be covered in short period of 4 nights and 5 days.
This journey starts from the capital city of Sikkim, the land of monasteries, and colourful festivals and stops into the queen of hills, Darjeeling. Darjeeling is noted for its’ tea plantations and its distinctive black tea all over the world, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway a UNESCO world heritage site along with the remnants of the British Era.

• Visit institutions and monasteries in Gangtok.
• Take an excursion to Tsomgo lake.
• Stroll along the Chourastha Mall road where British families once used to stroll.
• Enjoy the splendid sunrise from Tiger hill.
• Take a joy ride on the UNESCO world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway(DHR).

Day 1. Bagdogra-Gangtok(120kms/4-5hrs)
Our representative/driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Uponn arrival check into your hotel and the evening is free to stroll around the MG road, a vehicle and smoke free boulevard.
Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 2. Excursion to Tsomgo lake/Baba Mandir(40kms/2hrs)
Drive across the Kyognosla Alpine Sanctuay to Tsomgo lake(3753m). This lake is generally covered in snow for most of the year and is a habitat for the red pandas and numerous rare species of migratory birds. Walk around the lake, take a yak ride, enjoy the surrounding and the view of the snowy peaks and visit the nearby Baba Mandir. After the visit return back to Gangtok or there is also the option to visit the Nathula Pass(Indo-China border) with an additional cost(for Indian nationals only).
Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 3. Gangtok-Darjeeling(98kms/4hrs)
Early morning drive to Tashi view point for spectacular mountain view, on the way back visit Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok and the Enchey monastery. After breakfast visit the Handicraft centre(closed Sunday), Namgyal Institute of Tibetology(closed Sunday) and the Dodrodul chorten. After lunch drive to Darjeeling. Evening free to stroll around the Chourastha mall road and visit the local market.
Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 4. In Darjeeling.
Early morning before dawn drive to Tiger hill to view the sunrise over the Kanchenjunga range, on the way back visit the oldest monastery in Ghoom. After breakfast full day sightseeing, visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & the Zoological Park(closed Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed Sunday), Tenzing rock, Botanical garden and a Tea estate. Afternoon visit the Japanese Temple and the Dali Gompa monastery.
Optional : DHR(toy train) ride until Ghoom(extra cost).
Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 5. Departure.
Departure transfer to the airport for your flight homewards.

• Private tour with your own dates.
• Cost depends on the no. of participant and the choice of hotels.