Best of North East Tour

Best of North East Tour :

Places covered :  Bagdogra–Darjeeling – Kalimpong- Pelling – Gangtok – – Lachen-Lachung-Gangtok

Duration :  9 Nights – 10 Days

Day wise tour itinerary

Day 01
Day 01 : : Bagdogra – Darjeeling

Our company representative will greet you at the IXB Bagdorgar Airport and he will transfer you to Darjeeling, which is 105 kilometers far from Bagdorgar, around 4 hours of drive. Crossing the roads to reach 70001 feet mark or 2123 feet, you will see tea gardens and views of Mount Everest, which is often called as the Queen of Hills in the native area. Famous heritage train, ‘The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway’ runs on the tracks of Darjeeling. You will be dropped at the hotel where you can check in to take rest or then spend the rest of time roaming in the streets. No more commute is to be made.

Day 02
Day 02 : : Darjeeling

At 3:45 a.m., you will have to start the commute for seeing the sunset from an elevation of 8000 feet or 2440 meters. Making way from the oak forest of Magnlia, you will reach Tiger Hill. If the climate is suitable, you will be able to see the rise clearly. In the way, you will be made to visit the GhoomManastery, Memorial of Peace and Batasia Loop. After the round of these, you will be dropped off at the hotel for you to have breakfast and rest. Then, the next round for sightseeing begins. The round up will include places such as Zoological Park of Padmaja Naidu, Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo RockHimalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed Thursdays), Refugee Self Help Center of Tibet, Estate of Tea, History Museum (Closed Sundays) and Pagoda peace. Rest of the evening is for exploring the town and night to be stayed at hotel.

Day 03
Day 03 : : Darjeeling – Kalimpong

The day begins with delicious breakfast and following it is the drive to Kalimpong, which is 65 kilomteres away. That means a drive of 1-2 hours at maximum. Kalimpong lies in the foots of the Himalaya mountain. It is considered to be filled with colorful people, and in addition offers great views to the Himalayas. When you reach there, check into the hotel and take some rest. Once you are done, you will be driven to the Museum of Forest (not open on Thursday), Hanuman Mandir, Deolo Hill, Durbin Monastery, Dr. Graham Homes, Pine View Nurseries and Mangaldham. Then, you shall proceed for the Hotel and the rest day is allotted to shopping in kiosks or free to rom. The night is to be spent there only.

 

Day 04
Day 04 : : Kalimpong – Pelling

After you are done with your breakfast, you will be headed towards Pelling, which is 90 kilometeres away from your current location. The drive will be for about 2-3 hours as we have to climb 6800 feet or 2072 meters by road. While travelling, if the visibility is good, the traveler will be able to take a look at the range of Himalayas, covered with snow. Mountainds of Pandim, Rathong, Kumbhakarna, Khangchendzonga, Shimbho, Zopuno, Sinolchu and Narsingcan also be looked at. The must visit places inclueRimiwater fall and rock garden, Kechopalri Lake. The last in the list is a holy place, which many devotees visit on a regular basis. It is claimed to be free of any kind of surface pollution as birds carry the stuff floating on the surface, such as leaves. Then a monastery and waterfall is on the list to visit. Hotel is to be paid a visit or you can roam in the town and return to the hotel when you like to.

Day 05
Day 05 : : Pelling - Gangtok

Gangtok is to be visited this day. After breakfast, you will have to board the car and sit in there for 4 hours, or less. The drive will end at Gangtok, which is the capital of Sikkim, the 22nd state of India. Gangtok is renowned for orchids, butterflies and monasteries. Checking into the hotel is what you will be doing at priority. After freshening up, you will have to make continue your visits to White Hall, Flower Shower, Enchey Monastery, Do Drul Stupa, Tib Research Institute and Handicradts cum Handloom showroom. Feel free to roam around the area of MG Mall Road or shopping hub when you are done with above places. Get back to the hotel when you get tired.

 

Day 06
Day 06 : : Gangtok (Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir)

Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Mandir of Baba is to be made, which is around 40 kilometers away from the hotel. 2 hours will the commute take to climb until the level of 12310 feet . During the journey, be sure to check out the Alpine Sanctuary as it houses the rare red panda, Rododendron. The drive ends at the lake. It is carved by the nature in oval shape, is 50 feet deep and provides a suitable environment for migratory birds and ducks. The lake is frozen for most of the time. Baba Mandir is right at the side of the lake. The temple is a hub for devotees and is considered to be very holy for all. After this, as an option, you may choose to visit the passing to Republic of China. When done, get back to Gangtok and feel free to explore the MG Mall Road and local kiosks. The night is to be passed in the hotel room.

Day 07
Day 07 : : Gangtok – Lachen

The day starts with breakfast, and then proceeds towards journey to Lachen. The place is 6 hours away from current hotel and is hung at a height of 9000 feet. In between the way, you can stop for taking a look at Tashi View Point, Lungstok, Kabi, the confluence of Lachen-Chu and Lachung- Chu at Chungthang, Naga Waterfalls, Twin Waterfalls and BhimNala Waterfalls. Namok is the place where you will be having luch. Somewhere in the time of afternoon, you will reach Namok. Check in at hotel should be your priority.

DAY 08
DAY 08 : : Lachen - Chopta Valley - Gurudongmar Lake – Lachung

Excuring is to be made to Chopta Valley and Gurudomgar Lake, which is situated at a level of 13000 feet and is 70 kilometers away. After having your lunch, proceed for Lachung. The night stay will be done there.

DAY 09
DAY 09 : : Lachung - Yumthang – Gangtok

The day will start with breakfast, and then excursion being made to Hot Spring an Yumthang Valley, which is 1 ½ hours away. Gangtok is the next place up for destination, descending 124 kilometers and overnight stay will be at hotel there.

 

Day 10
Day 10 : : Gangtok – Bagdogra

You will be dropped at the Bagdogra Airport IXB after your lunch is over. The drive will be of 5 hours. Happy memories will be what you will be taking with you at home.

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