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Himalayan Week with Kalimpong – 06 Nights & 07 Days

Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Gangtok - Kalimpong
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Duration

06 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Itinerary

Day 1

Bagdogra/NJP – Darjeeling 93 kms 3 hours approx.

Assistance at the airport/railway station on arrival and drive to Darjeeling.

DARJEELING

Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An introduction to hill stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Darjeeling

Early morning visit Tiger Hill (Subject to availability of Permission/ coupons) to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden.  

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock, Tea Estate(from outside), Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 3

Darjeeling – Gangtok 98 kms 4 hours approx.

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Gangtok en route visiting Teesta Village.

GANGTOK

At an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid 19th century and has undergone rapid development since then. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a traveller’s delight.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Gangtok.

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for full day sightseeing in Gangtok visiting Banjhakri Waterfalls, Ranka Monastery, Flower Show, Do Drul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology(closed on Sunday) and Cottage Industry(closed on Sunday).

Overnight at hotel.

Day 5

Gangtok

Breakfast at the hotel and full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake’s waters.

Also visit New Baba Mandir

Overnight at hotel.

Day 6

Gangtok - Kalimpong 83 kms approx. 3 hrs

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kalimpong

KALIMPONG

At an altitude of 1250m, Kalimpong’s location is ideal for a pleasant, relaxed getaway. Its clement weather has made Kalimpong’s orchids and gladiole well renowned. Up to the early 1700s, the Kalimpong area was part of the Sikkim raja’s domain. In the early 18th century, the Bhutan king also took it over. In 1865, after the Anglo-Bhutan War , it was annexed to Darjeeling. Scottish Missionaries came here in the late 1800s. The town thrived as a wool trading center with Tibet till 1950s. Today it’s a quiet hill resort and a haven for retired people.

Afternoon sightseeing in Kalimpong city tour visiting Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Mangal Dham and flower nurseries.

Overnight at hotel

Day 7

Kalimpong – Bagdogra/NJP 80 kms 3 hours approx.

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination.

Included/Excluded

  • All parking charges and Road taxes, toll taxes.
  • Assistance by our representatives during airport/station transfers.
  • Transportation by appropriate vehicles as per itineraries and package.
  • Accommodation at the hotels or Similar as per meal plans.
  • Any Airfare/Train fare.
  • Government Service tax as applicable.
  • Entry fees at Monuments and guide services.
  • Expenses of personal nature like medical expenses, phone calls, etc.

Tour's Location

Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Gangtok - Kalimpong

FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.

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