Sikkim Darjeeling Tour is proposed to explore north east India’s superb destination covering major highlighted historical, religious and scenic spots. Darjeeling itself simply renewed as summer capital in east India and has charming beauty of nature. The historic hill station has cascading dense population and several churches, monasteries and educational institutes. Along the Sikkim Darjeeling Tour travelers can experience exhilarating comfort adventures of the mountain. In Darjeeling worth to visit historical mountaineering institute, museum, Zoological Park and botanical rock garden are ever best known sites.
After visiting Darjeeling you will be transferred to another historical Buddhism land Sikkim where you can visit some of the best natural and religious sites for during your tour. Here in Package Alpine Nepal Trek has provided some useful short details of the place that you are going to cover along the tour to enjoy your exotic holiday with us.
All foreigners intending to visit Sikkim can avail of 15 days permit. Permits for FITS and groups for restricted areas i.e. Phodong, Gantok, Rumtek and Pemayangtse can be obtained 24 hours in advance from all Indian Missions abroad with requisite documents. 10 Days extention can be made at Gantok.
By air: Bagdora is the nearest Airport 124 km from Gantok. Indian Airlines & Jet Airways operats flight from New Delhi, Calcutta and Guhati. From Nepal either can be flown to Bhadrapur or Biratnagar and then drive 146 km to Gantok.
By land: From Biratnagar 146 Km and Phuntsholing (Bhutan) 210km to Gantok.
IMPORTANT- FESTIVALS DATES PLACES
Saga Dawa Gantok
Drukpa Tseschi Gantok
Kagyed Dance Phodong/Rumtek
Pang Lobsang Pemayangtse
Lhosar All Sikkim
Tendong Hlo Rum Faat Gantok
Lahabab Duechen Gantok
Rumtek "Chhams"- Gurthor "Chhams" Rumtek
Climate: (general) Days are normally warm. Nights can at times be very cool, and winter even below freezing. Monsoon showers occur in summer (Heaviest in July and August), and sometimes even in spring and autumn. The most visited months are March, April, May, September October and November. During these months you may expect mostly warm sunny days and cool/cold nights. Whereas rain or snow is not usual at these times, it is a possibility.
Trip Name : Sikkim Darjeeling Tour
Trip Duration : 12 days
Accommodation: Hotel / Guesthouse
Tour start/ends in:kathmandu
Trip Route: 8 day India tour -Darjeeling,Gangtok,Kalimpong, kathmandu with Accommodation and city sightseeing
Transportation: Private vehicle & flight
Best Season: February, March, April, September, October, November & December
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. tour briefing & O/N at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in kathmandu & welcome Nepali dinner O/N at hotel
sightseeing tour in the historic kathmandu Durbar Square, Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which are listed as the World Heritage Sites. India tour preparation.
Day 03: Fly/or drive to Darjeeling: Kathmandu/ Biratnagar or Bhadrapure, Meet our Sikkim representative in the Airport and Transfer to Darjeelijng. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Darjeeling: Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at 4 am) to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather) and Batasia Loop & Ghoom Monastery. Afternoon visit to Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Lalkothi, Dhirdham Temple, Ava Art Gallery and Natural History Museum. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Darjeeling: Today, visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Rope way Tenzing & Gomba Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre, Tea Estate and Labong Race Course. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Darjeeling – Gangtok: Transfer to Gangtok (after breakfast,98 kms / 04 hrs). Overnight at Hotel Golden Pagoda.
Day 07: Gangtok: Take an excursion to Tshangu Lake (12000 ft. 35 kms / 02 hrs). Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Gangtok: Go for a day sightseeing covering Directorarte of Handicraft & Handsome, Enchey Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, Chorten, Rumtek Monastery and orchid sanctuary. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Gangtok – Kalimpong: Transfer to Kalimpong (after breakfast, 81 kms /03 hrs). Check-in at Hotel .Take a leisure walk thorough a Hilly town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Kalimpong: Here you do the sightseeing of Dello Hills, Dr. Graham & resquo Home, Glower Nurseries, Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang, Gouripur House and Durbin Dara Hills. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Fly or drive to kathmandu & o/n at hotel
Day 12: Trip ends/Transfer to Airport for depature.
It is possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday.