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Sikkim is a tiny state in north-east India, nestled in the Himalaya, sharing borders with Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. The soaring snow-covered mountains, deep valleys and Buddhist monasteries make it a place of breathtaking natural beauty and a spiritual sanctuary.
Our Sikkim Short Stay itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport you will be met and transferred to your Darjeeling hotel (approximately 3.5 hours). The rest of the day is at your leisure.
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)
Head north to Pelling, crossing into the state of Sikkim (approximately 3 hours). Visit the Pemayangtse Monastery, the Rabdentse Ruins and Mindroling Monastery. (B,L)
Drive to Gangtok (approximately 5 hours), visiting Tashiding Monastery en route. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. (B,L)
Visit the Rumtek and Enchey monasteries, the Namgyal institute of Tibetology and the adjacent Do Drul and Jhang Chub chortens. End the day at the Directorate of Handloom and Handicrafts, established to promote traditional Sikkimese art and handicrafts. (B,L)
After breakfast, drive to Kalimpong (approximately 3 hours). Enjoy a city tour including flower nurseries, the Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery, offering panoramic views of the surrounding town and the Tharpa Choling Monastery, home to the Yellow Hat sect, to which the Dalai Lama belongs. Finish the day at the Thongsa Gompa, the oldest Bhutanese monastery in Kalimpong. (B,L)
After check-out this morning you will be transferred (approximately 3 hours) to Bagdogra airport where your arrangements end. (B)
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