Cool Kangchenjunga

6 Nights / 7 Days

Destinations Covered

Bagdogra – Gangtok – Pelling – Darjeeling

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Bagdogra – Drive to Gangtok

  • Arrive at Bagdogra Airport and meet your local guide.
  • Begin the scenic drive to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim.
  • Check into your hotel and relax after the journey.
  • In the evening, take a leisurely stroll around the bustling MG Marg and try some local cuisine.

Day 2 Gangtok Sightseeing

  • After breakfast, visit the Enchey Monastery and Do Drul Chorten, two significant Buddhist sites in Gangtok.
  • Explore the beautiful Flower Exhibition Center and the Cottage Industry where you can shop for traditional handicrafts.
  • In the afternoon, visit the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology to learn about Tibetan culture and history.
  • End the day with a visit to the Gangtok Ropeway for stunning views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

Day 3 Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir

  • Embark on an early morning drive to Tsomgo Lake, a glacial lake renowned for its picturesque beauty.
  • If the weather permits, you may have the opportunity to ride a yak near the lake.
  • Next, head to Baba Mandir, a sacred site dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh, a revered Indian Army soldier.
  • Return to Gangtok in the evening and spend some time exploring the local markets.

Day 4 Gangtok to Pelling

  • After breakfast, depart for Pelling, a charming town in West Sikkim.
  • En route, visit the beautiful Temi Tea Garden, the only tea estate in Sikkim.
  • Reach Pelling and enjoy the panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga range from your hotel.
  • In the evening, visit the Pemayangtse Monastery, one of the oldest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim.

Day 5 Pelling Sightseeing

  • Start the day with a visit to the Khecheopalri Lake, known for its pristine waters and considered sacred by locals.
  • Proceed to the Rabdentse Ruins, an ancient capital of the Kingdom of Sikkim, and explore the historical site.
  • Hike to the Sangachoeling Monastery, offering beautiful vistas of the surrounding hills and mountains.
  • Return to Pelling and spend the evening at your leisure, enjoying the tranquility of the place.

Day 6 Pelling to Darjeeling

  • Check out from your hotel in Pelling and proceed towards Darjeeling.
  • Reach Darjeeling and check into your hotel.
  • The evening is free for you to relax or explore the local markets.

Day 7 Darjeeling Sunrise and Departure

  • Early morning, head to Tiger Hill to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Kanchenjunga peak and the Himalayan range.
  • On your way back, visit the famous Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.
  • Return to the hotel for breakfast, and then visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.
  • After lunch, it’s time to bid farewell to this beautiful region as you transfer to Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey.

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