6 Nights 7 Days Darjeeling Sikkim Tour

7 Days Darjeeling Sikkim tour covers Indian state of Sikkim with Darjeeling and Pelling. Discover North Himalayan Estate with vivid landscape with natural beauty.

Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Lesser Himalaya at an elevation of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m). It is noted for its tea industry, the spectacular views of Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. It is also a popular tourist destination in India.

The development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the colonial British administration set up a sanatorium and a military depot. Subsequently, extensive tea plantations were established in the region, and tea growers developed hybrids of black tea and created new fermentation techniques. The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognized and ranks among the most popular of the black teas.

Sikkim is small Himalayan state of India bordered by Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after Goa in total area, covering approximately 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi). Sikkim is nonetheless geographically diverse due to its location in the Himalayas; the climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine, and Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim’s border with Nepal. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. It also has the only open land border between India and China. Sikkim’s capital and largest city is Gangtok. Almost 25% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park. According to legend, the Buddhist guru Padmasambhava visited Sikkim in the 8th century CE, introduced Buddhism and foretold the era of the Sikkimese monarchy.

The majority of Darjeeling &  Sikkim’s residents are of Nepali ethnic origin. The native Sikkimese consist of the Bhutias, who migrated from the Kham district of Tibet in the 14th century, and the Lepchas, who are believed to have migrated from the Far East. Tibetans reside mostly in the northern and eastern reaches of the state. Migrant resident communities include Biharis, Bengalis and Marwaris, who are prominent in commerce in South Sikkim and Gangtok. Hinduism is the state’s major religion and is practised mainly by ethnic Nepalis; an estimated 57.75 per cent of the total population are adherents of the religion. There exist many Hindu temples. Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is very popular, since it consists of the chardham altogether.

You can take this Darjeeling Sikkim tour as an extension from Nepal or India or can be also combined with 4 country tour in South Asia – India, Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet. Book 7 Days Darjeeling Sikkim tour with best cost.

Departure City: Kathmandu or New Delhi

Arrive at: Bhadrapur (Nepal) or Bagdogra Airport (India)

Tour Type: Private

Tour Style: Budget, Standard & Deluxe

Attractions: Culture, Landscape, Mountain View

Day 1: Drive to Gangtok

Arrive to Bhadrapur airport from Kathmandu or Bagdogra airport from New Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Gangtok, its strategic location, a strong Buddhist presence and heady cultural offerings make the First City of Sikkim – Gangtok, a tempting insight into this stimulating land.

Overnight stay at Gangtok

 

Day 2: Tsongu Lake Excursion

After breakfast day excursion to the oval shaped Tsongo Lake (40 kms from Gangtok departure in the morning) – situated at height of 3,780 meters with an average depth of 50 ft and home to the Brahminy duck and several migratory birds. On the way stop at Kyongnosla. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Return back to Gangtok.

Overnight stay at Gangtok

 

Day 3: Gangtok Sightseeing and Transfer to Pelling

After breakfast start half-day city tour covering Bakthang Falls, Enchey  Monastry, Do-Dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology (world’s largest treasury of invaluable old Tibetan books & manuscripts on Buddhist philosophy and religion), Flower show and cottage industry.

 

Afternoon Transfer from Gangtok to Pelling.

Overnight stay at Pelling

 

Day 4: Pelling Sightseeing

After Breakfast start for full day sightseeing which includes, Rimbi Falls, and Kanchenjunga falls, Khecheopalri Lake ( a sacred lake and a pilgrimage centre for all faiths and is about 2 hours drive from Pelling, also known as wish fulfilling lake), Darap Village.

Overnight stay at Pelling

 

Day 5: Pelling to Darjeeling Via Namchi Road

 

Drive to Darjeeling visiting 135Ft Statue Of Guru Padmasambhava Near Samdruptse In Namchi, Chaar Dhaam etc. en-route.

 

Upon arrival at Darjeeling, check-in at hotel.

Overnight stay at Darjeeling

 

Day 6: Darjeeling sightseeing

Early morning, excursion to Tiger Hills (at around 4 am) to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). On the way back, visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.

 

Afternoon, go for a half-day sightseeing tour of Padwaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gumbo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & Tea Estate.

Overnight stay at Darjeeling

 

Day 7: Drive to Bagdogra/Bhadrapur/Phuntsholing

Drive to Bagdogra if you are undertaking India extension tour or Phuntsholing if undertaking Bhutan tour or back to Bhadrapur if you flying back to Kathmandu.

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Service Includes:-

  • Return Airfare from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur or Delhi to Bagdogra
  • 6 Nights/7 Days Darjeeling Sikkim tour using hotels as per tour standard
  • All meals during tour (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • Necessary airport transfers
  • Necessary surface transfers
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Innerline permit
  • Government taxes as applicable

 

Services Excludes:-

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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