EASTERN HIMALAYAN TOUR AT A GLANCE

  • Tour Route : Gangtok-Lachung-Yumthang- Tashiding -Pemayangtse-Darjeeling- Kalimpong
  • Duration                : 14 nights 15 days
  • Highest Altitude     : 3,779 mtr.
  • Best Time To Tour  : March to May & September to Mid November.

Day 1 :  Bagdogra – Gangtok  Altitude-1,706 mtr. Distance  :129 km Time : 4-5 hrs drive.


Day 2 :  Gangtok Sightseeing  Morning : Rumtek, a Kagyu Monastery also the seat of the Gyalwa Karmapa, Research Institute of Tibetology, the Do-drul Stupa and orchid sanctuary for a glimpse of the rare orchids. Afternoon: Visit Enchey Monastery, a Nyinmapa Monastery, the local handicraft center and the Flower Exhibition.


Day 3 : Visit Tsomgo(Chhangu) Lake A sacred lake 35 km away situated at an altitude of  3,779 mtr. near Nathula, the border between Tibet and India .


 Day 4 :   Gangtok – Lachung  Distance:149 km Time:5 hrs drive Halt in one of the ethnic village resort, visit the Lachung Monastery and stroll through the village for a glimpse of typical village life.


 Day 5  : Lachung – Yumthang – Lachung Leave early in the morning to visit the Yumthang valley, passing through the Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary, home to nearly 36 varieties of rhododendron flowers. Yumthang valley at  3,596 mtr. is breathtaking beautiful with snow-capped peaks and nature a glow. 


 Day 6 : Lachung – Gangtok  Leave for Gangtok, visiting the Phodong Monastery en route.


Day 7  :    Gangtok – Pemayangtse  Distance: 119 km   Time: approx 5 hrs.One of the oldest monastery of Sikkim buit by Lama Lhatsun Chempo during 1705 A.D. Unparallel view of entire Mt. Kanchendzonga range.


 Day 8 :  Visit Khechoplari lake Distance: about 22 km Khechoplari lake is  known as ‘The Wishing Lake’. Also visit the Pemayangtse Monastery, the premier Nyinmapa Monastery, which houses  the ‘Zandopalri’ a man-made wooden  structure depicting the celestial abode of Guru Rimpoche.


  DAY 9 :  Visit Tashiding Monastery  It is situated on top of a hill, another 17th century Nyinmapa Monastery. En route visit the hot-springs and the famous rivers “Rathangchu & Rangit”.


Day 10 : Pemayangtse – Darjeeling  Time: 4 hrs approx Enroute visit Rabdentse Palace ruins and beautiful landscape between Sikkim and Darjeeling along with world famous tea garden.


 DAY 11: Visit Tiger Hill in the morning to view the sunrise & visit the Himalayan Mountain Institute, Tea Garden, Batasia Loop and the Tibetan Refugee Camp. Afternoon, visit the Dali Gompa, and take a short ride in the famed “Toy Train”.


 Day 12 : Visit Mirik Boating excursion at Sumendu Lake.


 Day 13 :  Darjeeling – Kalimpong  Distance: 50 km   Time: 2 ½ hrs approx.


Day 14 :   Sightseeing around Kalimpong Walk around the town visiting the Art and Crafts Centre, Nurseries, and then on to Durpin Hill, about 5 km away from the town for breathtaking view of the of Khanchenzonga range, and the whole Chola range of Sikkim.


Day 15  : Kalimpopng – Bagdogra    Time: 2 ½ hrs approx Drop to the airport to catch connecting flight back home.

EASTERN HIMALAYAN TOUR
EASTERN HIMALAYAN TOUR

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