DAY 1 : BAGDOGRA DARJEELING
Open arrival in Bagdogra Airport meet and welcome you by tour Guide at the airport and then transfer you on a journey drive through picturesque tea gardens to the world renowned hill station, Darjeeling. Perched on an altitude of 2134m, Darjeeling is set amidst a majestic backdrop of the great Himalayan peak of Kanchenjunga (3rd highest peak in the world at 8586m) and is regarded as the Queen of East India. After dinner, free at leisure to visit the local bazaar.
DAY 2 : DARJEELING SIGHTSEEING
Depart hotel at about 4am for Tiger Hill (2685m) for sun rising view and a panoramic view of the spectacular snow-clad mountain peaks of the Himalayan Range. Visit to the Ghoom Monastery, built in 1850 by Lama Sharb, which enshrines a 15ft. Statue of Maitreya Buddha After which, back to hotel for your breakfast and then visit the Himalayan Zoological Park. The zoo serves as a breeding center for snow leopards and red pandas, as well as a home for mountain yaks, Himalayan black bears and Siberian Tigers. Visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, located within this zoo, which was founded in 1954 to commemorate history’s first successful conquest of Mt. Everest in 1953 by ‘Darjeeling’s son, Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary. Then proceed to Tibetan Refugee Center after noon walk around the local market overnight at Darjeeling.
DAY 3 : DARJEELING GANGTOK (5-HRS)
After breakfast drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Tucked away in the clouds, Gangtok is spread out on a ridge 1520m above sea level, and looks something out of a fairy tale with houses precariously balanced on the slopes of steep hills. Apart from the gorgeous view of deep valleys, waterfalls and snow-capped mountain ranges that separate from neighboring Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. En-route, visit Rumtek monastery on arrival check inn to hotel evening free and easy over night in hotel.
DAY 4 : GANGTOK TSOMGO LAKE (3 HRS) GANGTOK
After breakfast, drive to Tsomgo Lake, also means as “The Source of the Lake” (3,753 Mtr). The lake derives its water from melting snows off the surrounding mountains, which is one of the famous sacred lakes in Sikkim, lunch at local restaurant on completed drive back to Gangtok on arrival visit Flower exhibition centre evening free and easy walk around.
DAY 5: GANGTOK LACHUNG (6 ~ 7-HRS)
Today, we leave for North district of Sikkim to a small village, Lachung (2,400m). This spectacular drive will take about 6-7 hrs. En-route visit seven sister waterfalls, Naga waterfalls , Singik view point if weather is clear you’ll see the magnificent range of the third highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga and some wild orchids blooming (during spring) on the way. Arrive Lachung in the late afternoon and check in at a lodge. (Please be reminded that the facilities here are very basic).
DAY 6 : LACHUNG YUMTHANG – GANGTOK (6 ~ 7 – HR DRIVE)
After breakfast, we leave for Yumthang (3,500m) excursion. This panoramic drive will bring you to the Valley of Flowers which consists of about 36 species of rhododendrons, primulas and other spectacular alpine wild flowers. Yaks and dzos can be seen grazing on the meadows. On way back, walk across the Lachung Chu and have a dip in a hot spring (swimming costumes needed). If not, just enjoy the scenic surrounding. On completed drive back to Lachung hot lunch then drive back to Gangtok.
DAY 7 : GANGTOK – BAGDOGRA
After breakfast, we leave for Bagdogra Airport which is 4 hrs journeys