Kalimpong Gangtok Lachung Lachen Darjeeling Tour 8N 9D

Itinerary Code : M2A-GANDAR-89
Places Covered : Kalimpong - Gangtok – Lachen – Lachung – Darjeeling
Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days

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Itinerary Gist : Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) - Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri - Kalimpong (01 Night) - Gangtok (02 Nights) - Lachen (01 Night) - Lachung (01 Night) - Gangtok (01 Night) - Darjeeling (02 Nights) - Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri

Day 1 Arrival at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) & Transfer to Kalimpong - Guest will be received by our official at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) and Transfer to Kalimpong – He will assist you for the forwarding journey to Kalimpong - (100 Kilometers, 2 ½ - 3 hours) - Check in Hotel at Kalimpong – It is a quieter destination - Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas at an elevation of 1243 meters / 4078 feet, it is a Hill Station buzzing with fun, frolic and offers spectacular views – Check into Hotel - Over night stay at Kalimpong – Evening free to stroll around Kalimpong bazaar for shopping of handicrafts and relics - Over night stay at Hotel in Kalimpong

Day 2 Transfer to Gangtok via Deollo - Early morning have breakfast and drive to Gangtok - (100 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours) – On the way sightseeing at Dello – Hanuman Mandir - Forwarding journey to Gangtok – Gangtok is a perfect destination for tourist in search of enchantment, tranquility, trekking or any other adventure - Land of monastery, mystic rituals / festivals at an elevation of 1,437 meters / 4,715 feet is the most often visited spot of India for its rare orchids and Butterflies - Check into Hotel - Evening free to stroll to M.G. Marg or Local Market - It is advisable to have food in any of the restaurant in M G Road or vicinity - Over night stay at hotel in Gangtok

Day 3 Excursion to Changu / Tsomgo Lake - Nathu La (Add on) - Early morning breakfast – Permits are made one day prior to visit - This is nearly 48 kilometers drive and takes nearly 2 hours - Visit to Tsomgo / Changu Lake and Baba Mandir, cool, serene water and the picturesque beauty – Tsomgo lake is one of the holy lake of the region - A temple of Lord Shiva is built on the lakeside - Primula flowers and other alpine plantation provide an immaculate beauty to this place - Till April it is full of snow and lay frozen – (Nathu La Pass visit has to be arranged the previous Night when Voters ID card will be asked for – Nathu La Pass once booked the amount is not refunded even if the trip get cancelled) - Back to hotel for lunch or lunch on the way – The rest of the day is free - Evening one is free to stroll around M G Road or the Local Market - Over night stay at Gangtok

Day 4 Gangtok - Lachen Transfer - Early morning breakfast – Drive 135 kilometers, 5 – 6 hours drive - Chungthang is 96 kilometers from Gangtok – Lunch at Chungthang – Lachen is 35 kilometers from Chungthang Reach Lachen late afternoon / early evening - The snow capped peaks, the Shingbha wild life sanctuary, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Thangu are the major attraction – It’s a valley surrounded by gigantic and humbling snow peak mountains and the starting point of Green Lake Trek – In fact the village cradled between stern, tall rock faces standing like guards – A hamlet with very few people – It almost like this town is hidden from the outside – Like a Shangri - La – Check into a hotel - Welcome Tea – Evening free to stroll and visit the Lepcha Village – Overnight stay at Hotel in Lachen

Day 5 Gurudongmar Lake Excursion & Lachung Transfer - Early morning breakfast – Visit to Gurudongmar Lake 55 kilometers, 2½ - 3½ hours drive - A valley at an altitude of 11, 800 feet through which Lachen Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to April or even more is known as the Holy / Sacred Lake - Next drive through the cold desert till Tibet / China back to Resort for Lunch – After lunch drive to Lachung - The region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest with Chopta Valley and Thangu are the other places of interest - Back to hotel for lunch - After lunch proceed to Lachung – Nearly 50 kilometers and two hour drive – Check into hotel at Lachung - Evening free to visit Lachung Monastery - Overnight stay at Hotel at Lachung

Day 6 Yumthang Excursion & Gangtok Transfer - Early morning breakfast - Guest will drive towards Yumthang situated at an elevation of nearly 11800 feet and is nearly 25 kilometers and is maximum 01½ hours drive - Its will be covered with snow most of the time - On the way you may visit the famous hot spring which is known for its curative properties of skin diseases due to its sulphur content - Yumthang is a valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends - In spring the valley erupts in riots of colors as Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow covered valley except in autumn - Over Night stay at Gangtok

Day 7 Transfer to Darjeeling - Early Morning breakfast - Next the driver will assist you for the forwarding journey to Darjeeling Approximately 125 kilometers 03½ - 04 hours drive – On the way stop at Peshok View Point & Lamahatta - Next Darjeeling - At an elevation of 2123 meters / 70001 feet, the land of breathtaking beauty, amidst rolling tea gardens, crowned by the majestic Himalayas popularly known as the Queen of the hills - Jewel in the crown of the Eastern Himalayas with mesmerizing beauty offers spectacular views of the Mount Everest, Mount Kanchendzonga and the rest of spectacular Himalayan range - Check in to hotel – Stroll to Mall / shrubbery Park - Over night stay at hotel in Darjeeling

Day 8 Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing – Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop on DHR – Back to hotel for breakfast - After breakfast next round of sightseeing - Half Day city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tensing Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate (view only), Natural History Museum (Thursday Closed), Japanese Peace Pagoda – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area - Overnight stay at Darjeeling

Day 9 Departure to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) via Mirik - Drive to Siliguri, on the way to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) (110 kilometers, 3½ - 4 hours) - Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to Mirik - It’s a two hours drive - Mirik is a quiet town between Siliguri and Darjeeling noted for its secluded charm, Sumendu Lake, Beautiful Tea Gardens and its pleasant Climate – Halt at Simana View Point for some great views of Mt. Kanchenjunga – One will travel through the best Tea estate of the world – Drive to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) /Siliguri - Guest are advised to start early and not to rush - Forwarding Journey

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