Overview Embark on an enchanting journey through the mystical lands of Gangtok, Pelling, Darjeeling and Kalimpong, where the breathtaking beauty of the Eastern Himalayas awaits you. This 7-day tour also promises an unforgettable experience, blending nature's wonders, rich cultural heritage, and a glimpse into the serene way of life of the locals. The adventure also begins in Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. You'll also be mesmerized by the lush greenery, glistening waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains. Explore the iconic Rumtek Monastery and the vibrant MG Marg, a bustling street adorned with shops and eateries. Don't miss the awe-inspiring views from Tashi…
Embark on an enchanting journey through the mystical lands of Gangtok, Pelling, Darjeeling and Kalimpong, where the breathtaking beauty of the Eastern Himalayas awaits you. This 7-day tour also promises an unforgettable experience, blending nature’s wonders, rich cultural heritage, and a glimpse into the serene way of life of the locals.
The adventure also begins in Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. You’ll also be mesmerized by the lush greenery, glistening waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains. Explore the iconic Rumtek Monastery and the vibrant MG Marg, a bustling street adorned with shops and eateries. Don’t miss the awe-inspiring views from Tashi Viewpoint and the spiritual aura of Enchey Monastery.
Next, you’ll also head to Pelling, a serene hill station known for its panoramic vistas of Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world. Enjoy a scenic drive amidst terraced fields and quaint villages before reaching this tranquil destination. Visit the Pemayangtse Monastery, an ancient gem that offers a glimpse into Buddhism’s rich heritage. Capture postcard-worthy pictures of the Khecheopalri Lake, considered sacred by the locals.
Darjeeling, the “Queen of the Hills,” also awaits with its verdant tea gardens, toy train rides, and the mesmerizing sunrise from Tiger Hill. A visit to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a must for adventure and wildlife enthusiasts.
Kalimpong, the final gem on this tour, exudes an old-world charm blended with modern influences. Explore the Durpin Dara Hill for breathtaking views of the mountains and the Teesta River meandering below. Don’t forget to visit the flower markets and take home some vibrant blooms as souvenirs.
Conclusion and Summary
Throughout the journey, savor the delectable local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals. Moreover, The Gangtok Pelling Darjeeling Kalimpong tour also promises a perfect amalgamation of adventure, spirituality, and nature’s splendor that will leave you with cherished memories for a lifetime. So, pack your bags and get ready for a soul-stirring escapade into the heart of the Eastern Himalayas.
- Marvel at the sunrise from Tiger Hill
- Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling
- Explore Japanese Peace Pagoda- a symbol of World Peace
- Esteem the beauty of Kalimpong from Deola Hill
- Pay homage to Maitreya Buddha at Ghoom Monastery
- Enjoy a picnic at Kanchenjunga Falls at Pelling
- Sightseeing tour of Gangtok
- Pay homage at Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok
- Visit Pine View Nursery to see a cactus collection
- Visit the holy Durpin Monastery in Kalimpong
- Enjoy yak or mule rides along Tsomgo Lake in Gangtok.
Your Gangtok Pelling Darjeeling tour starts with arrival at Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station (Siliguri). Our representative shall drive to Darjeeling (62 km), which is a colonial hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal, encircled by snow-covered mountains and dense, thick forests.
On arrival at Darjeeling, luxurious green tea estates, picturesque views of the hills, and green surroundings will welcome you and leave you mesmerized. Check into a pre-booked hotel to relax. The rest of the day is at leisure. So you can pamper yourself in the activities of your interest. Dinner and overnight stay at Darjeeling.
On the 2nd day of the tour, leave early in the morning for Tiger Hill. This hill is known for its sunrise views in the snow-capped mountaintops of Kanchenjunga and entices tourists from all over the globe. After that, you will visit Ghoom Monastery, the oldest Tibetan Monastery of Darjeeling. This shrine belongs to the Yellow Hat sect, Gelupka, who worships the ‘Coming Buddha’ or ‘Maitreya Buddha’. The monastery features a 15 ft statue of Lord Buddha as one of its main attractions. Later, move towards Batasia Loop, a lush green toy train pathway loop with the most captivating sights.
Post these visits, relax for a while, and have your breakfast. The remaining half of the day is ready to cover other attractions of Darjeeling. First, visit the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, housing a variety of animals, and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, one of the world’s best mountaineering institutes. Shop for souvenirs at Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, a must-visit for shopping.
End the tour with a visit to Peace Pagoda; a Buddhist Stupa developed for mutual harmony, Tea Garden, and Ropeway. Then, return to the hotel for a comfy overnight stay.
Day 3 of your 7 days Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Pelling itinerary is reserved for a scenic ride from Darjeeling to Kalimpong. After breakfast, start the drive to Kalimpong, a scenic town located 4,101 ft above sea level. On reaching, check in to the pre-booked hotel. Relax for a while and freshen up. Later, proceed for Deolo Hill, the highest point in this hill town, offering panoramic views. Also visit Relli Valley nearby, a park of exotic flowers.
Drive towards Teesta Valley, located on the foothills of the Shivalik ranges. Witness the massive collection of cacti at Pine View Nursery. Finally, visit Dr. Graham’s Homes School, built to provide education to poor kids and tea estate workers.
Our tour guide will take you to the holy Durpin Monastery, one of Kalimpong’s largest monasteries and among the well-known ones in West Bengal. After this, return to the hotel for an overnight stay at Kalimpong.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel to drive from Kalimpong to Pelling. A hill station in the western part of Sikkim, Pelling is positioned at 6800 ft enclosed with wild dense forest, perfect for unwinding in the lap of nature. Upon arrival, you will check in at the hotel and embark on a sightseeing tour of the city.
Visit Kanchenjunga Falls, one of the largest waterfalls; it is undisturbed by urbanization and thus, offers a peaceful ambiance. Move ahead towards Rimbi Waterfalls near Pelling that leads to the beautiful Rimbi River, famous for recreational activities like fishing.
Head towards Khecheopalri Lake, revered by Buddhists and Hindus. Next, head to Rimbi rock garden, a perfect blend of green backdrops, flowers, and a variety of birds. Call it a day and return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay at Pelling.
Post breakfast, check out and make your way towards Gangtok. The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok has numerous Buddhist monasteries, which are said to be quite ancient. On reaching, check in to the hotel for rest. After freshening up, you will embark on a sightseeing tour of the city, covering the famous Rumtek Monastery, a significant monastery called the Dharmachakra Center.
After Rumtek, visit Do Drul Chorten Stupa, one of the prime stupas in Sikkim. It boasts of two gigantic statues of Guru Padmasambhava and is a getaway for those who seek solace. Next, make your way to the Research Institute of Tibetology, established in 1958 to promote research into the Mahayana sect of Buddhism and Tibetan language and culture. Visit the Botanical Garden to see varieties of botanical species. Finally, catch the sight of Mount Siniolchu and Mount Kanchenjunga from Tashi View Point.
End the Gangtok tour with shopping at the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, built to preserve the talent and skills of local artisans. Then, return to the hotel for an overnight stay at Gangtok.
After breakfast, get ready for an excursion from Gangtok. Drive to Tsomgo Lake (aka Changu Lake), which offers beautiful sights. Perched between the mountains at the height of 12,400 ft above sea level, it is a glacial lake that derives its waters from the melting snow of the mountains around it. It is also home to numerous migratory birds and has shops selling jewelry and Yak cheese. Yak rides can be enjoyed here against a scenic backdrop.
Visit Lord Shiva Temple, positioned on the banks of Tsomgo Lake and encircled by steep, snow-covered mountains. After a fun-filled day, return to the hotel in Gangtok. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure in the hotel room or can enjoy some shopping in the nearby malls and markets. Dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at Gangtok.
Today is the last day of an exclusive Darjeeling Gangtok Pelling Kalimpong tour. So after breakfast, pack your bags and check out from the hotel. Later, you will be transferred to Bagdogra Airport/ New Jalpaiguri Railway Station for your onward journey with precious memories of this Northeast India
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