Darjeeling Sikkim Tour (11 Nights / 12 Days)

Destination covered : Calcutta - Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling - Pemayangste - Gangtok - Rumtek Monastery - Jalpaiguri


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DAY 1: Depart from Calcutta

Departure from home Country.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2: Kolkata (Calcutta)

Arrive Kolkata (Calcutta). Transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Jain Temple, Zoological Gardens, Victoria Memorial & drive past Howrah Bridge, Dalhousie Square, Fort Williams, Secretariat Building and Old Court House Street.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3: Kolkata (Calcutta) - New Jalpaigudi

Day free. Check-out at 1200 hrs. Evening transfer to rail station for New Jalpaiguri night train.

Overnight on board the train.

DAY 4: New Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling

Morning arrive New Jalpaiguri and drive to Darjeeling. Rest of the day free. Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful Hill Stations in Eastern India and has the highest Race Course in the World. Place worth visiting are the Lablong village, the Mountaineering Institute and Tenzing Norgay House - The first Everest Hero.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 5: Darjeeling

Day free in Darjeeling or early morning optional tour of Tiger Hill & Ghoom Monastery. At the Tiger Hill, the early morning Sun rise displays a panorama of colours and sunsets are purple and gold. Beyond in the distance are the Himalayan Peaks. Return via the famous Ghoom Monastery. You could spend the rest of the day walking in the bazzars of darjeeling or visiting one of the Tea gardens. Darjeeling tea is known world over for its fine flavor.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6: Darjeeling - Pemayangste

Morning drive to Pemayangste. Afternoon visit the Monastery. Pemayangste is situated in Pelling, West Sikkim. It is perched at a height of 2085 mts and is the second oldest and perhaps the most important monastery in Sikkim. This monastery belongs to the Nyigma order & all ther Nyigma order monasteries in Sikkim are subordinate to it.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 7: Pemayangste - Gangtok

Drive to Gangtok. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 : Gangtok

Morning city tour. Gangtok - The capital of Sikkim and a city of great scenic beauty, is surrounded by green forests. There are a number of monasteries in and around Sikkim, each a symbol of Himalayan Buddhism. Afternoon free.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 9: Gangtok - Rumtek Monastery

Morning visit Enchey Monastery, The Residency - for an excellent view of the mountains, the White Memorial Hall, Institute of Tibetology and Deer Park. Continue to visit the famous Rumtek Monastery belonging to the RED HAT sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Afternoon free.

Day 10 : Rumtek Monastery - Jalpaiguri - Calcutta

Drive to New Jalpaiguri for Kolkata (Calcutta) night train.

Overnight on board the train.

Day 11 : Kolkata (Calcutta)

Morning arrive Kolkata (Calcutta). Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure or discover the "City of Joy" also the Mother Teresa's city.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 : Departure

Morning transfer to airport for onward flight.

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