BAGDOGRA – GANGTOK :
Distance : 129 kms Time : 5 hrs drive, overnight stay.
GANGTOK SIGHTSEEING MORNING:
Rumtek, a Kagyu Monastery also the seat of the Gyalwa Karmapa, Research Institute of Tibetology, the Do-drul Stupa and orchid sanctuary for a glimpse of the rare orchids. Afternoon: Visit Enchey Monastery, a Nyinmapa Monastery, the local handicraft center and the Flower Exhibition, overnight stay.
EXCURSION TOWARDS CHANGU LAKE:
Visit Tsomgo(Chhangu) Lake A sacred lake 35kms away situated at an altitude of 12400 ft near Nathula, the border between Tibet and India, overnight stay.
|Day 04||GANGTOK TO LACHUNG: Distance 149kms Time :5hrs
Drive Halt in one of the ethnic village resort, visit the Lachung Monastery and stroll through the village for a glimpse of typical village life.overnight stay.
LACHUNG - YUMTHANG - LACHUNG
Leave early in the morning to visit the Yumthang valley, passing through the Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary, home to nearly 40 varieties of rhododendron flowers. Yumthang valley at 11,800 ft is breathtakingly beautiful with snow-capped peaks and nature a glow.
Leave for Gangtok, visiting the Phodong Monastery enroute.overnight stay at gangtok.
|Day 07||GANGTOK - PEMAYANGTSE (PELLING) :
Distance: 119 kms Time: approx 5 hrs. overnight stay at pelling.
|Day 08||PELLING SIGHTSEEING
Visit Khechoplari lake Distance: about 22 kms Khechoplari lake is also known as 'Wishing Lake'. Also visit the Pemayangtse Monastery, the premier Nyinmapa Monastery, which houses the 'Zandopalri' a man-made wooden structure depicting the celestial abode of Guru Rimpoche.
|Day 09||Visit Tashiding Monastery It is situated on top of a hill-top, another 17th century Nyinmapa Monastery. Enroute visit the hot-springs. Overnight stay at pelling.|
|Day 10||PEMAYANGTSE - DARJEELING Time: 4 hrs approx
Enroute visit Rabdentse Palace ruins overnight stay at darjeeling.
|Day 11||DARJEELING SIGHTSEEING
Visit Tiger Hill in the morning to view the sunrise & visit the Himalayan Mountain Institute, Tea Garden, Batasia Loop and the Tibetan Refugee Camp. Afternoon, visit the Dali Gompa, and take a short ride in the famed "Toy Train". Overnight stay at darjeeling.
|Day 12||Visit Mirik Boating excursion at Sumendu Lake.|
|Day 13||DARJEELING TO KALIMPONG
Distance: 50 kms Time: 2 ½ hrs approx, overnight stay at kalimpong.
|Day 14||KALIMPONG SIGHTSEEING
Walk around the town visiting the Art and Crafts Centre, Nurseries, and then on to Durpin Hill, about 5 kms away from the town for breathtaking view of the of Khanchenzonga range, and the whole Chola range of Sikkim. Overnight stay at kalimpong.
|Day 15||KALIMPONG TO BAGDOGRA
Time: 2 ½ hrs approx Drop to to the airport to catch connecting flight back home.
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