Sikkim Darjeeling (9 days 8 nigts)

Sikkim, Himalayas

Tour Code: SIK Escorted Tour
Private transportation and English speaking guide provided
Starting from $ 1,390 per passenger
Visiting Darjeeling for 2 nights: Tibet Refugee Center, Naidu Zoological Park. Pelling for 1 night:  Sangacholing Monastery.  Yuksom for 2 nights: Khechophalri Lake, Rimbi Waterfulls.  Gangtok for 2 nights: Labrang Monastery, Phodong Monastery. Kalimpong  for 1 night: Sangdokphalri Monastery, a Roman Catholic Church in the Tibetan style.
Stay in deluxe hotels

Day 1. Bagdogra-Darjeeling  
At arrival at Bagdogra airport, you will be received by our guide. Drive to Darjeeling.  Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Darjeeling.
 
Day 2. Darjeeling (B)
Visit the Tibetan Refugee Centre, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and tea Gardens. Evening free to visit Chowrasta and the local Market.

Day 3. Darjeeling- Pelling (B)
Early morning visit to tiger Hill to see the sunrise. On your way back visit Yiga Choling monastery and Dali monastery. Transfer to your hotel. After breakfast drive to Pelling via Peshok Tea Gardens and along the river Teesta. Stop over at Jorthang for tea break. Continue drive to Pelling. Later visit the Sangacholing Monastery.. Overnight at Pelling.

Day 4. Pelling- Yuksom (B)
After breakfast visit Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdentse ruins. Check out from hotel and drive to Yukosom. En-route visit Khechophalri lake, Khangchendoznga Water Falls, Rimbi Waterfalls.. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5. Yuksom (B)
Today we visit Dubdi monastery, which is the oldest monastery in Sikkim. Later we visit the Stone Throne and the  Norbugang Chorten (Stupa) where the first Chogyal (King) of Sikkim was coronated. We will also visit the Kartok lake nearby. Evening free. Overnight at Yuksom.

Day 6. Yuksom- Gangtok (B)
After breakfast drive to Gangtok. En-route visit Tashiding monastery and the Bonn Monastery at Kewsing. Visit both the Old and New Rumtek monasteries. Transfer to hotel. Evening free. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7. Gangtok- Phodong- Labrang (B)
After breakfast we drive to North Sikkim to visit two very important monasteries of Sikkim namely the Labrang monastery which is a Nyingmapa monastery and the Phodong Monastery which is a Kygudpa Monastery. Overnight at Gangtok.

Day 8. Gangtok- Kalimpong  (B)
After breakfast drive to Enchey Monastery perched on a hill top. This ancient monastery is of great importance to the people of Sikkim. Later drive to Kalimpong through the Sikkim-Bengal border town of Rangpo. Transfer to hotel. Later after lunch visit the Sangdokphalri Monastery and the very interesting Roman Catholic Church built in the Tibetan style where even Lord Jesus is portrayed as Lord Buddha. We will also visit the local market here. Overnight at Kalimpong.

Day 9.  Kalimpong – Phuentsoling/ Bagdogra Airport (B)
After breakfast drive to Phuentsoling, the border town of Bhutan.  Transfer to your hotel where you will be met by tour representatives from Bhutan. Or send you to Bagdogra Airport for your next destination. 
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B: Breakfast     L: Lunch    D: Dinner

Passengers Standard Class Deluxe Class
2-5 $1,290 $1,390
6-9 $1,090 $1,190
10 or more $890 $990
Single Supplement $590 $650

This tour is unavailable in June, July, & August.

The prices including:
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Help with hotel check in and out
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Meals listed in the itinerary
• English speaking tour guide and professional driver
• Sightseeing and attraction admission fees

The prices not including:
• International flights
• Sikkim Visa and India visa
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses and tips for tour guides

Unique experiences:
Darjeeling:  Tibet Refugee Center
Gangtok: a small capital city on the hill

Flights:
International flights available upon requests.

Tour operation:
English speaking tour guide escorted
Air-conditioned transportation and driver provided
Airport arrival and departure transfers
Hotels check in and checkout assistance
Flight check in assistance
Optional programs available

3 and 4 star hotels