This 9 nights and 10 days trip of the North East takes you through the best of Sikkim, i.e., Gangtok and Pelling, the hill station of Darjeeling as well as rugged parts of North Sikkim such as Lachung and Yumthang valley. From cascading waterfalls to gleaming lakes, from ancient monasteries to unparalleled natural beauty, this tour is sure to leave you mesmerized.
Arrive at Bagdogra Airport, where you will meet our Holxo Holidays representative and transfer to Gangtok (130 kms, 4-5 hrs), the capital of Sikkim.
Check in to the hotel on arrival and stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed towards Tsongmo Lake (43 kms, 2 hrs) and Baba Mandir (16 kms, 1 hr from Tsongmo Lake). A must-visit place in Sikkim, Tsongmo Lake, on the Gangtok - Nathu La Highway, at an altitude of 12,400 ft and depth of 50 ft is surrounded by mountains. The lake is host to a number of migratory birds such as Brahmini Ducks. Then, visit Baba Mandir, between Jelep La and Nathu La Pass.
Return to Gangtok by the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Note: You can opt to visit Nathu La Pass - Indo - Tibetan border checkpost.
Today, proceed to the hill station of Lachung (124 kms, 5.5-6.5 hrs). Enroute, visit Tashi View Point to view the Kanchenjunga peak and the cascading Seven Sisters Waterfall.
Reach Lachung and stay overnight at the hotel.
Today, proceed towards Yumthang Valley (25 kms, 1.5 hrs). Enroute, visit the hot spring, where the water is believed to cure diseases with its healing properties. The Valley is known for its many exotic flowers and for its Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which blooms with Rhododendron flowers in spring. Marvel at the snow-capped peaks and grazing yaks.
Return to Lachung for your overnight stay.
Note: You can opt to visit Yumesamdong (Zero Point at 15,300 ft).
After breakfast, drive to Gangtok (124 kms, 5.5-6.5 hrs).
On arrival, check in to the hotel and stay overnight.
After breakfast, proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of Gangtok. Visit Banjhakri Falls along with an important stupa, Do-rul Chhorten, (Namgyal Institute of Tibetology), Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom and Flower Exhibition Center, where the Flower Show is held.
Later, transfer to Pelling (116 kms, 5-6 hrs). Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a Pelling sightseeing tour covering one of the oldest and famous monasteries of Sikkim, Pemayangste Monastery, Chenrezig Statue and Skywalk. After lunch, proceed to the scenic Rimbi Waterfalls, the sacred Khecheolpalri Lake and the perennial Kanchenjunga Falls.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Darjeeling (125 kms, 5-6 hrs), a hill station in West Bengal known for its tea plantations. Check in to the hotel and stay overnight at the hotel.
Note: You can opt to visit Singshore Bridge or Namchi & Chardham.
Rise early and at around 4 AM, proceed on a tour to Tiger Hill (8482 ft) to capture the magnificent sunrise over the Kangchenjunga peak. After breakfast, explore local attractions of Darjeeling such as the Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda, the famous Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center and enjoy a panoramic view of tea estates enroute.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport (100 kms, 3-4 hrs) for your journey back home.
Note: You have an option to visit Mirik, a lakeside hill station enroute.