Darjeeling is considered to be the most charming and one of the top tourist destinations in India. Darjeeling is a common name in the houses of those who are tea fanatics. Make sure you buy tea on your visit to Darjeeling. Darjeeling effortlessly charms everyone with its refreshing greenery. Let FlyinGroups plan you a memorable trip to Darjeeling.

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HIMALAYAN ORCHID
9 Days / 8 Nights

Darjeeling (3D) → Kalimpong (1D) → Gangtok (3D) → Lachung (2D)

  • STARTS Darjeeling
  • DESTINATION +2
    • Kalimpong
    • Gangtok
  • ENDS Lachung


Highlights

  • Tiger hill
  • Visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop
  • Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Visiting Mangal Dham
  • Enchey Monastery & Banjakhri Falls
  • Excursion to Tsomgo Lake
  • Naga Waterfall
  • Valley of Flowers

Adventure Hiking & Trekking Overland truck Family

Itinerary

Introduction

Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.

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Day 1
NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Darjeeling

Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Darjeeling (6,950 ft.). On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

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Day 2
Darjeeling Sightseeing

Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill (8,400 ft.) to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

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Day 3
Darjeeling – Kalimpong

After Breakfast transfer to Kalimpong (3,950 ft.). On arrival check-in to your hotel. Afternoon enjoy half day tour of Kalimpong Visiting Mangal Dham, Deolo Hill, Dr. Graham’s Home, Golf Garden, Durpin Dara Hills & Pine View Nursery. Overnight stay at Kalimpong.

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Day 4
Kalimpong – Gangtok

After breakfast transfer to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On arrival check-in to your hotel. Afternoon proceed for a city tour visiting Flower show, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology, Dro-dul Chorten, Enchey Monastery & Banjakhri Falls (maximum 3-4 hours). Overnight stay at Gangtok.  

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Day 5
Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir

After breakfast start for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
(In case of Land slide or any other reason Tsomgo Lake is closed we will provide alternate sightseeing.)

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Day 6
Gangtok – Lachung

After breakfast check out from hotel with limited luggage and proceed to Lachung (8,700 ft.), North Sikkim. On the way take a break for some beautiful spots which are worth seeing and visiting like Naga Waterfall, The Confluence of Lachen Chu (River) & Lachung Chu (River) at Chungthang and Bhim Nala Waterfall. On arrival at Lachung check into your hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Lachung.

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Day 7
Lachung – Yumthang Valley Excursion

After breakfast proceed to Yumthang Valley which is Known as Valley of Flowers (12,000 ft. Known as Valley of Flowers). On the way back, visit Hot Spring considered to have medicinal properties. Back to resort. Overnight stay at Lachung.

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Day 8
Lachung – Gangtok

After breakfast proceed to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On the way if the weather is clear you may get to see Mighty Khangchendzonga from Singhik view point. On arrival at Gangtok check-in to your hotel. Rest of the evening free for your own activities. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

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Day 9
Gangtok – NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport

After breakfast Check-out from hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport.

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Day 10
Gangtok – NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport

After breakfast Check-out from hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport.

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