Sikkim and Darjeeling Overland Tour
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Sikkim and Darjeeling
About : Sikkim and Darjeeling Overland Tour
Sikkim and Darjeeling Overland Tour is one of the most beautiful tour site of the India which is nestled between Nepal, China and West Bengal India.
Sikkim, a former kingdom with the fascinating Himalayas is situated in Eastern Himalayas lying below Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,534m), the third highest mountain in the world. Sikkim clasped in between the mountainous kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal offers a wide potential in tourism that has yet largely remained unexploited. With the multicultural touch, this yet to be traversed tiny state in India is full of snow-capped mountains, lush green tropical and temperate forests, gurgling streams and the rich flora and fauna a true Shangri-La.
Darjeeling is a town in the Indian territory of West Bangel. It is situated in the Lesser Himalayan at the stature of 2,042.2 m. Darjeeling is among the most pleasant slope stations in India having tea gardens delivering the best tea on the planet. It has stunning pines, unimaginable orchids, and overpowering rhododendrons. The beguiling Himalayan Train shrieks the route through the Himalayas.
Day 01: Arrival in Sikkim
Upon our arrival in Skikkm, we will be greeted by a member of Jugal Holidays. Our tour to Sikkim and Darjeeling begins with enticing views of tea states to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. Upon arrival at Gangtok, we check in at hotel and leisure overnight.
Day 02: Gangtok sightseeing
Today early in the morning, we make our excursion at Tashi Viewpoint, near about 8km from Gangtok. Astounding view of Khangchendzonga and the Siniolchu Range is the main attraction of this point. Some distant north, Sikkim monasteries along the North Sikkim highway are also visible from this point. First, we will visit Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, established by the government to promote the manufacturing and selling of authentic and traditional arts and handicraft: blankets and shawls in “Lepcha” weaves, thanks, wooden decoration etc. Next point to be visited is Enchey Monastery. This small hermitage was built by Lama Druptob Karpo after he flew at this place from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim more than 200 years ago. Further, we also do not miss the opportunity to be at the Research Institute of Tibetology, a world-renowned research centre for Tibetan Buddhism. The research institute showcases the rare collection of antique-like statues, antic manuscripts, thangkas etc. This Institute was founded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1957. Along in the evening, we will visit Rumtek Monastery which lays near about 24 km From Gangtok in a lovely landscape. The first monastery was built in 1717 by Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal but then was destroyed by the earthquake and ageing. His holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa constructed the second monastery in 1960. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03: Transfer to Darjeeling
Today after breakfast we will be escorted from Gangtok to Darjeeling ‘The Queen of Hills’. Upon arrival, we check in hotel and have leisure overnight.
Day 04: Darjeeling sightseeing
Today, our journey begins with our short excursion to Tiger Hill in the early morning to see the view of sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga. Upon return to the hotel way, we will visit Yiga-Choling. Our next visit will be at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center, also known as a major centre for the production of Tibetan carpets, woodwork and leather goods, and famous Tea Garden and Tea Factory of Darjeeling.
Day 05: Farewell to Sikkim!
Today after breakfast we will be escorted to Bagdogra Airport for our flight onward. We return to our destination keeping enticing memories of Sikkim and Darjeeling.
- All airport/hotel transfers.
- Accommodation in 3-star hotel on twin sharing basis.
- All meals.
- All transportation.
- Services of English speaking guide all throughout the tour.
- Monuments fees & Entry Fees during sightseeing.
- All government and local taxes.
- Indian visa fee.
- Air or train fare.
- Meals apart from the itinerary above.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, alcohols, tips etc.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Tips for guides.