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'BEST OF SIKKIM' JEEP SAFARI

From the Emerald Hills of Darjeeling to the Paradise of North Sikkim, Experience the Best of Sikkim and Darjeeling with this Specially designed Tour!

Sector: New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Gangtok - Changu Lake - Nathu La pass - Lachen - Gurudongmar Lake - Lachung - Yumthang Valley - Pelling - Siliguri - New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra

Tour duration: 11 Days 10 Nights


Tour Program:

Day

Trip Details

1

On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Rly station/ Bagdogra Airport, you will be received by our representative and commuted to the beautiful hill station of Darjeeling in West Bengal.  Darjeeling fondly called "Queen of the Hills” provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature. Evening free to explore. Overnight stay at Hotel in Darjeeling.

2

Early Morning (4 am), we shall drive to the Tiger Hill, famous for the beautiful sunrise over Mt.  Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. On the way back to our Hotel for breakfast, we shall visit the Ghoom Monastery (famous for its 15-feet high statue of Maitreya Buddha) and Batasia Loop.  From the Batasia Loop, one can get a panoramic view of Darjeeling town with the Kanchenjunga.

 

Later, we go for a sightseeing tour wherein we shall visit the popular Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday) and  the famous Tea Gardens. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

 

3

After breakfast, we shall drive to the hill town of Gangtok in Sikkim via Peshok Tea Gardens along the river Teesta( 4 – 5 hours)  Perched on the ridge of a hill at an altitude of 1700 mt, Gangtok is famous for its scenic beauty and spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, revered by the local populace as the Guardian Deity of Sikkim. Overnight stay in Hotel in Gangtok. 

4

After breakfast, we go on an excursion trip to Tsomgo Lake/Changu Lake. The tranquil water of this beautiful lake harmonizes with the picturesque scenery around. We shall also visit Baba Mandir, built in the honor of an Indian Army soldier, Captain ‘Baba’ Harbhajan Singh and the Nathula Pass, located near the Indo-China border.  Nathula was once an offshoot of ancient silk route connecting Lhasa in Tibet to plains of Bengal. But the pass was closed after the war between India and China in 1962 and was reopened only in 2006. Later, we drive back to our hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel in Gangtok. 

 

5

After breakfast, we head to North Sikkim wherein we shall drive to the beautiful hamlet of Lachen (altitude 2,750 metres / 6 hours). The town commands a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains and is abundant in wildlife.  Enroute,we shall visit Singhik View point, Seven Sisters Water Falls and Naga Water Falls. Stop on way for lunch. We end our journey at Lachen and check into our Hotel. Overnight stay at Lachen.

 

6

Early morning after breakfast, we go for a sightseeing tour wherein we shall visit the beautiful Gurudongmar Lake located near the Chinese border.  The journey takes us through Thangu and Chopta valley. The road to Gurudongmar from Thangu passes through the high alpine pastures carpeted with thick rhododendron bushes.  Located at an attitude of 16890 ft, the spectacular Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. The waters of this lake are said to have curative properties and is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.  Later, we drive back to our hotel for lunch. Post lunch, we drive to Lachung. Overnight halt at hotel in Lachung.

7

Early morning, we shall drive to Yumthang Valley (known as Valley of Flowers). Yumthang is a beautiful destination, covered with Rhododendron and Primula flowers and is the summer grazing ground of the Yaks.  A number of hot springs are scattered in the valley providing an unexpected opportunity to feel the warmth of the water even in freezing temperature.  On the way back to our hotel for lunch and rest. Later, we drive back to the town of Gangtok. Overnight at hotel in Gangtok. 

 

8

After breakfast, we head towards West Sikkim and drive to the idyllic town of Pelling( 5 hours). One can enjoy the spectacular Eastern Himalayan Range from Pelling. Evening free to explore. Overnight stay at Pelling. 

 

9

After breakfast, we go for a full day sightseeing excursion of Pelling wherein we shall visit Pemayangtse Monastery (one of the oldest and most famous monasteries of the region).  We shall also visit the Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred Lake, which is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake. Enroute, we shall visit the Rimbi Falls and Kanchenjunga falls, two magnificent perennial waterfalls that are a must see place for tourists. Overnight stay in Pelling. 

10

After breakfast, we drive to the sprawling town of Siliguri (5 hours) in the Darjeeling district. Day free to explore. Overnight stay at hotel in Siliguri.

11 

After breakfast, drive to New Jalpaiguri Rly station/ Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey with memories of a lifetime!

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