Darjeeling Tea Estate & Gangtok Monasteries Tours
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Product Code : AGORA418
Tour will begin with pick up from Bagdogra airport in a private car. You will stay for 1st 2 nights in Darjeeling. Here you will go on a hike for sunrise view of Kanchenjunga Peak, visit the tea eastate, tea processing unit & joy train ride on Himalayan Mountain Railway. Thereafter proceed to Gangtok for next 3 nights stay via visiting Kalimpong a colonial town with many reminiscent of Raj Era. In Gangatok visit few monasteries and surrounding which include Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir. At the end of tour we will drop you off at Bagdogra airport.
Day 1: Bagdogra – Darjeeling (75kms/ 2hrs Approx)
On arrival at Bagdogra airport meet your driver and proceed to Darjeeling check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Darjeeling
Early morning around 3:45 AM pick up from your hotel and drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop. Return to hotel from breakfast. Thereafter leave for next round of city tour which includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed) & Peace Pagoda. Toy Train Joyride on Darjeeling Himalayan Rail track (UNESCO World Heritage Site) operate from Darjeeling to Ghum and back via Batasia Loop covering a total distance of 14kms, roughly 2-hour round trip. Overnight stay at Darjeeling. Evening free to explore the market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Darjeeling – Gangtok (130kms/ 3hrs Approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Gangtok via visiting Kalimpong perched on a ridge above the Teesta River. It’s home to colonial-era buildings like MacFarlane Memorial Church named after a Scottish missionary & Dr. Graham's Homes founded in 1900 a missionary of the Church of Scotland who settled in Kalimpong and worked with the local community for several years during the turn of the 20th century. Also visit Durpin Monastery which contains sacred Buddhist scriptures. Deolo Park the landscaped gardens offers views of the town and surrounding hills.
Continue drive to Gangtok check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Gangtok
Breakfast at hotel, excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir, nearly 40kms / 2hrs drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the red panda and the blood pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees along the road situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet. The Lake is oval shaped nearly 50 feet deep, generally covered in snow for most of the year and a home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds. Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all. Back to Gangtok, evening free to roam around M G Road (The Mall). Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Gangtok
Breakfast at hotel, full day to explore Gangatok. Visit Rumtek Monastery a three stories high standout amongst the most imperative and noteworthy monasteries, and a must visit in Gangtok. The religious community takes after the school of Tibetan Buddhism and is particularly eminent for its Kagyu lessons. Bakthang Waterfall an eye-catching attraction that no tourist ever want to miss. Flowing from Ratey Chu, it is a broad waterfall that creates a soothing environment for the visitors to enjoy. Tashi Viewpoint you can observe the glorious Himalayas from Tashi Viewpoint that will be your binocular to scrutinise the seeking view of snow peaks. Ganesh Tok an ancient temple of Lord Ganesha that has a pleasant aura, colourful buntings surrounding the temple. Enchey Monastery a 200 years old monastery which was initially established as a small gompa by a tantric artist and renowned exponent among highlander Buddhists, Lama DrupthobKarpo. Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom here you can buy the majestic artefacts such as Thanka painting, traditional carpets, wooden carved and colourfully painted sculptures and much more. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Gangtok - Bagdogra (125kms/ 3hrs Approx)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Bagdogra airport to board flight for onward destination.
Private airport transfer with assistance of office executive.
5 Night accommodation in selected category hotels or similar.
Daily breakfast at hotels
Deluxe air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.
Monuments entrances of sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide).
Bottled water in car
Applicable GST (government taxes).
Hotels used or similar for 5 nights accommodations
Darjeeling x 2 nights
3* - Central Heritage Resort & Spa/ Omega Residency
4* - Elgin Hotel/ The Royal Plaza
5* - Mayfair/ Windamere Hotel
Gangtok x 3 nights
3* - Tamarind Hotels/ Hotel New Orchid
4* - Elgin NorKhill/ Saramsa Resort
5* - Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino/ WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency
Any air fare
Camera charges at monuments
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.