Sweet Eastern Himalaya

6 Nights / 7 Days

Destinations Covered

Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Gangtok – Pelling

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Bagdogra – Darjeeling

  • Arrive at Bagdogra Airport, which is the nearest airport to the region.
  • Transfer to the charming hill station of Darjeeling (approx. 3-4 hours drive).
  • Check-in to your hotel and rest for a while to acclimatize to the altitude.
  • In the evening, take a leisurely stroll along the Mall Road and enjoy the scenic views.

Day 2 Darjeeling Sightseeing

  • Wake up early and head to Tiger Hill to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Kanchenjunga range.
  • Visit the Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop on your way back.
  • After breakfast, visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre.
  • Enjoy a joy ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train) from Darjeeling to Ghoom and back.
  • Spend the evening at the picturesque Darjeeling Tea Gardens.

Day 3 Darjeeling – Gangtok

  • Check out from your hotel in Darjeeling and proceed towards Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim (approx. 4-5 hours drive).
  • En route, visit the Rumtek Monastery, one of the most important monasteries in Sikkim.
  • Reach Gangtok, check-in to your hotel, and relax for the evening.
  • Explore the vibrant MG Marg, the heart of Gangtok, and indulge in some local shopping.

Day 4 Gangtok – Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir Excursion

  • After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Tsomgo Lake, a mesmerizing glacial lake situated at an altitude of 12,313 feet.
  • Visit Baba Mandir, a revered shrine dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh, a soldier who is believed to protect the border area.
  • If the weather permits and you’re interested, you can also visit Nathu La Pass (need a special permit), the Indo-China border (subject to opening).

Day 5 Gangtok – Pelling

  • Check out from your hotel in Gangtok and drive to Pelling, a serene hill town in West Sikkim (approx. 4-5 hours drive).
  • En route, visit the beautiful Ravangla and its Buddha Park offering breathtaking views of the mountains.
  • Arrive in Pelling, check-in to your hotel, and unwind for the day.

Day 6 Pelling Sightseeing

  • Visit the iconic Pemayangtse Monastery, one of the oldest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim.
  • Explore the Khecheopalri Lake, a sacred and serene lake surrounded by lush forests.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of Kanchenjunga from the Sangachoeling Monastery.
  • If time permits, you can also visit the Rimbi Waterfalls and Kanchenjunga Waterfalls.

Day 7 Pelling – Bagdogra Departure

  • After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Pelling.
  • Drive back to Bagdogra Airport (approx. 4-5 hours) for your departure.

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