Visit the top two destinations in the North East as part of this 9 day Sikkim Darjeeling Tour. The state of Sikkim borders Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, Bhutan to the southeast and West Bengal to the south. Darjeeling is internationally renowned as a tourist destination, along with its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Duration : 9 Days
Route : Bagdogra → Gangtok → Pelling → Darjeeling → Bagdogra
Day 1 Bagdogra to Gangtok
Drive time: 4.5 hours
Pickup from Bagdogra airport and drive to Gangtok. Overnight at a hotel in Gangtok.
Day 2 Gangtok
Relax at the hotel or visit Rumtek monastery, Ban Jhakri falls and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. In the evening walk around the lively M.G. Marg . Overnight at a hotel in Gangtok.
Day 3 Gangtok
Full day excursion to Nathu La, Changu lake and Baba mandir. Those who want to relax can laze around the hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Gangtok.
Day 4 Gangtok to Pelling
Drive time: 5 hours
Post breakfast drive to Pelling. Relax for the remainder of the evening. Overnight at a hotel in Pelling.
Day 5 Pelling
Visit the Pemagyatse monastery and Rabdtense ruins. Later drive to Khecheopalri lake, a tranquil lake nestled in the midst of a thick forest, revered by the locals. Overnight at a hotel in Pelling.
Day 6 Pelling
Relax at the hotel or go for short walks in the vicinity. For those interested in culture we can arrange for a visit to a nearby village where you can have a traditional Sikkimese lunch while learning about the culture. Overnight at a hotel in Pelling.
Day 7 Pelling to Darjeeling
Drive time : 3.5 hours
Post breakfast drive to Darjeeling. Relax for the remainder of the day or walk around Chowrasta area to get a feel of Darjeeling.
Day 8 Darjeeling
Take a ride on the famous toy train and later visit Ghoom monastery. Relax for the remainder of the day. Overnight at a hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 9 Darjeeling to Bagdogra
Drive time: 3.5 hours
Drop to Bagdogra airport.