Sikkim Short Stay 7D/6N
7 Days / 6 Nights from $920 per person
Known for the tea of the same name, Darjeeling is situated among Mt. Kanchenjunga and the great-eastern Himalaya. Travelling from Darjeeling into Pelling and Gangtok in the state of Sikkim, you will see colonial mansions, churches and Buddhist and Hindu temples. Here you are surrounded by beautiful gardens and can enjoy food that is a blend of Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian cuisines.
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: BAGDOGRA TO DARJEELING
Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport you will be met and transferred to your Darjeeling hotel.
DAY 2: DARJEELING
Rise early to visit Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery. Later, take a ride through the hills on the UNESCO World Heritage listed Toy Train. This afternoon tour Darjeeling, visiting the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and the Tibetan Refugees Self-Help Centre. (B,L)
DAY 3: DARJEELING TO PELLING
Head north to Pelling, crossing into the state of Sikkim. The afternoon is free at your leisure to enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. (B,L)
DAY 4: PELLING
This morning visit Pemayangtse Monastery and the Rabdentse Ruins. Afterwards, visit Khecheopalri Lake, which Buddhists believe is the emanation of a goddess. A large number of pilgrims from across the world come to worship on the banks of the lake. (B,L)
DAY 5: PELLING TO GANGTOK
Drive to Gangtok, visiting Tashiding Monastery, which was built in 1717 and is the oldest in Sikkim. (B,L)
DAY 6: GANGTOK
Visit Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, home to the Red Panda. This afternoon enjoy a tour around Gangtok, visiting the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, the Do Drul Chorten and the Jhang Chub Chorten. (B,L)
DAY 7: GANGTOK TO BAGDOGRA
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Bagdogra airport where your arrangements end. (B)
#Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.
Note: Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park closed Thursdays year round and the Tibetan Refugees Self-Help Centre closed Sundays year round.