General

Darjeeling Gangtok Tour Itinerary

Day 01:

Drive from Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to Darjeeling – 70 Kms, Travel time: 3 – 4 hours.

Night stay at Darjeeling.

Day 02:

Early Morning (04:00 A.M.) – Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop.After Breakfast go for a visit to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Rock Climbing (Tenzing Rock), Tea Garden, Museum, Japanese Temple, Ava Art Gallery. (Optional) Ropeway & Toy Train (Extra Cost- Direct Payment by visitors).

Night stay at Darjeeling.

Day 03

Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok – 100 kms, Travel time: 4 – 6 hours. Evening free for leisure visit to M.G. Road Market.

Stay Night at Gangtok.

Day 04

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung – 105 Kms, Altitude: 8610 ft. in North Sikkim, Travel Time: 6 – 7 hours.

Note: Photographs (2 each) and ID proof (Photocopy) (Aadhar Card & PAN Card are not permitted) of all guests travelling, are required for processing of permit. Small halts on the way to enjoy the scenic beauty of Hills and Waterfalls.

Night stay at Lachung.

Day 05

Excursion Trip to Yumthang Valley
Drive from Lachung to Yumthang Valley – 25 kms, Altitude: 11800 ft. / 3597 m, Travel time: 2 hours approximately (One Way). Yumthang is an Alpine flower valley in North Sikkim. Here you can enjoy the scenic landscape and hot spring.

Zero Point
Optional: Yumesamdong Valley (altitude: 16000 ft. / 4877 m) for Indian Tourists only.From Yumthang Valley you can also drive for another 30 kms (Travel Time: 1.5 – 2 hours) to Yumesamdong or Zero Point – close to Tibet Border (at an extra cost).
Drive back to Lachung in the afternoon time.
After Lunch: Take a drive from Lachung to Gangtok via Chungthang (Altitude: 5550 ft) – 110 kms,Travel Time: 5 – 6 hours.

Night stay at Gangtok.

Day 06

Gangtok Local Sightseeing-Amusement Park, Banjhakri Falls, Ranka Monastery, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Himalayan Zoological Park, Cottage Industries Emporium, Tashi View Point, Bakthang Falls, Flower Show. Ropeway & Paragliding ( Optional- Direct Payment by visitors).

Night stay at Gangtok.

Day 07

Baba Mandir & Tsomgo Lake – with Alternate South Sikkim
Early Morning (0730 A.M.) – Baba Mandir & Tsomgo (Changu) Lake. 2 Photographs & Photocopy of ID proofs (PAN Card & Aadhar Card aren’t permissible) of all guests travelling, are required for permission.

Note: Drop from Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir sightseeing would be at Vajra Stand in Gangtok, from where the visitors would have to reach the hotel at their own cost by running Cabs.In case trip to Changu Lake and Baba Mandir isn’t possible due to Road or Weather conditions, alternate visit option to Namchi (South Sikkim) would be provided.

Alternate South Sikkim (Namchi) Sightseeing Details
Gangtok to Namchi (South Sikkim) and back to Gangtok (75 – 80 Kms One Way).

Sightseeing in Namchi – Namchi Bazaar, Tea Garden, Samdruptse, SolopokChardham, SaiMandir.

Night stay at Gangtok.

Day 08

Drive from Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station – 122 Kms,Travel time: 4 – 6 hours. Tour ends here.

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Package Includes

· Accommodation as per the itinerary. · Accommodation on CP (Room + Breakfast) basis in all Hotels. · All Transfers and Sightseeings as per the Itinerary by Exclusive Car.

Package Excludes

· Any Air/Rail fare. · Meals apart from mentioned above. · Camera fee, mineral water, soft or hard drinks, starters etc. · Personal expenditure like F & B, laundry charges, telephone calls, TIPS, shopping etc. · Anything NOT mentioned above under "Package Includes". · Guide & Entrance Fee, Any sports activities & Pony ride.

Best Time To Visit

For tourists, there are two best seasons to visit Darjeeling town, one during the Spring which is short lived from March to April, and the other during Autumn (September to November). These are the times when the temperature is pleasantly cool and the sky is usually clear.

The Summer is short from May up to June. By June the Monsoon starts and usually lasts through August. It can sometimes stretch even up to October. The winter is from December until February. Winter in Darjeeling can be very cold after December.

It's difficult to predict and rely on Darjeeling's weather. Although you may see a perfectly settled and beautiful weather at one instance, soon cloud or fog can rise from the deep humid valleys and put a white blanket all around. Sometimes you can see flakes of cloud in the sky above you and at the same time some below you at the valley. Click here to read more.

How to Reach?

By Air
One can take a flight to Bagdogra Airport. From there, take/hire a car/taxi to reach Darjeeling.

By Rail
The nearest Railway Station to Darjeeling is N.J.P. Railway Station. Located at 135 Kms from Gangtok and 80KMs from Darjeeling. You may also find best way from your location- click here.

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