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Sikkim

Darjeeling and Sikkim tour

Difficulty: Easy
Max Altitude: 2500m
Duration: 05 days
Cost: $990
Season: All year round
Accommodation: Hotel/Teahouse
  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Highlights

  • Sikkim, the land of monasteries and rituals full of tranquility
  • Famous tea gardens in Darjeeling
  • Beautiful valleys of Sikkim
  • Unparalleled landscapes and mountain views throughout the journey

Darjeeling and Sikkim tour is a very famous journey for Nepalese travelers as well as it's becoming increasingly popular among foreigners. This trip will combine the best two main towns in India, Darjeeling and Sikkim. This popular trip can be shorter to a very long tour in terms of duration, depending on the travelers' holiday time.

Darjeeling and Sikkim's journey can be the best for peace and pristine nature lovers. This tour package includes many things, from visiting religious sites to exploring the local cultures and traditions while also enjoying the extraordinary panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and the mountains. Both places have many interesting hiking spots where you can have peaceful excursions. You will also get to visit the famous monasteries in Sikkim.

The climate in Darjeeling and Sikkim is also pleasant, so you can have the best summer holiday in these places. Furthermore, the main attractions of Darjeeling and Sikkim are botanical gardens, schools, museums, churches, monasteries, tea gardens, zoos, and local cultural markets. Therefore, this tour is suitable for any age group and can be the perfect holiday destination if you're looking for the next big getaway in the coming holiday season.

Darjeeling and Sikkim tour Outline Itinerary:

PACKAGE 1:

Day 01: KATHMANDU TO GANGTOK, SIKKIM

Day 02: SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN GANGTOK

Day 03: TRANSFER TO LACHUNG

Day 04: YUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING & TRANSFER TO GANGTOK

Day 05: GANGTOK TO KATHMANDU or BHUTAN

PACKAGE 2:

Day 1 Drive or fly to Kakarvitta and drive to Darjeeling.

Day 2 Early morning excursions to Tiger Hills to see the sunrise and Mt Kanchenjunga range. Sightseeing.

Day 3 Excursions to Tea Estate and Toy train ride in Darjeeling.

Day 4 Transfer from Darjeeling to Pelling and sightseeing.

Day 5 Transfer from Pelling to Gangtok, Sikkim.

Day 6 Excursions to Tsomgo Lake and local sightseeing tours in Gangtok.

Day 7 Transfer from Gangtok to Kalimpong and sightseeing.

Day 8 Transfer from Kalimpong to Phuntsholing (for Bhutan) or Kakarvitta (for Nepal).

Darjeeling and Sikkim tour detailed itinerary

PACKAGE 1:

Day 01: KATHMANDU TO GANGTOK, SIKKIM

Fly to Bhadrapur and drive 40mins to Kakarvitta or drive straight 11hrs to Kakarvitta (Nepal/India border). Immigration formalities to be done. Private vehicle to Gangtok 4hrs (120km). Sikkim is the land of monasteries and rituals full of tranquility.

Day 02: SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN GANGTOK

Full-day sightseeing. Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Ranka/Rumtek Monastery and Tashi Viewpoint are the places of tourist interest.

Day 03: TRANSFER TO LACHUNG

Drive to Chungthang, 96km from Gangtok, and lunch at Chungthang. Drive to Lachung 35km from Chungthang. The snow-capped peaks, the Shingbha wildlife sanctuary, Yumthang, Katao and Yumeysomdong are the major attractions in this Shangri-La-like valley.

Day 04: YUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING & TRANSFER TO GANGTOK

Drive to Yumthang 25km (1hr). Next, walk up to Zero point, a stretch of cold desert to Tibet/China. Back en route, visit to hot water spring; the region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest. Afternoon visit Katao & later drive to Gangtok.

Day 05: GANGTOK TO KATHMANDU or BHUTAN

Drive to Phuntsholing (6hrs) if going on a Bhutan tour OR back to Bhadrapur if you are flying/driving back to Kathmandu.

PACKAGE 2:

Day 1 Drive or fly to Kakarvitta and drive to Darjeeling.

Day 2 Early morning excursions to Tiger Hills to see the sunrise and Mt Kanchenjunga range. Sightseeing.

Day 3 Excursions to Tea Estate and Toy train ride in Darjeeling.

Day 4 Transfer from Darjeeling to Pelling and sightseeing.

Day 5 Transfer from Pelling to Gangtok, Sikkim.

Day 6 Excursions to Tsomgo Lake and local sightseeing tours in Gangtok.

Day 7 Transfer from Gangtok to Kalimpong and sightseeing.

Day 8 Transfer from kalimpong to Phuntsholing (for Bhutan) or Kakarvitta (for Nepal).

Darjeeling and Sikkim tour cost breakdown
Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop and all private transfers
  • All hotel accommodations on BB basis (as per itinerary)
  • Both-way flight service
  • All extra activities in the tour, including toy train ride
  • Darjeeling and Sikkim guided sightseeing tour with all entrance fees
  • Khangchendzonga National Park fees
  • Border formalities cleared and documentation
  • Professional tour leader and the required field staff with their insurance
  • Government taxes and VAT from both nations
  • Nature Lovers' t-shirt and a map
  • Comprehensive medical kit bag

Cost Exclude

  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • All sorts of personal expenses
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to the field staff (highly expected)
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