SIKKIM AND DARJEELING
SIKKIM AND DARJEELING
KOLKATA – DARJEELING – GANGTOK – KALIMPONG – BAGDOGRA
10 DAYS YEAR ROUND

Explore the misty hills of Sikkim and Darjeeling in this blissfully untouristy expedition. Expect interesting experiences in everycurve – ride the toy train at Darjeeling, watch Darjeeling Tea being processed, watch dawn break over the Kanchenjunga, visit Mother Teresa’s house in Kolkata, and explore Gangtok’s monasteries and the Tibetology Institute in this dynamic tour.

Tour Highlights
  • GUIDED TOUR OF KOLKATA
  • WORLD HERITAGE TOY TRAIN RIDE AT DARJEELING
  • NOSTALGIC TRAM RIDE AT KOLKATA
  • STAY AT THE FOOTHILLS OF THE KANCHENJUNGA
  • TASTE TEA AT A DARJEELING TEA ESTATE

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    INDIA

  • When
    :

    YEAR ROUND

  • What
    :

    CULTURE AND HISTORY, NATURE AND WILDLIFE

Itinerary

Welcome at Kolkata airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

Enjoy a guided tour of Kolkata; visit the Dalhousie Square and Writers building, hop on to a Kolkata tram for a short ride, proceed to Victoria Memorial, and the Kalighat. Later, visit Mother House where Mother Teresa lived, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Today, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Bagdogra, from where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Darjeeling. Rest of day at leisure.

Leave early to Tiger Hill to view the sun rising over the hills and its reflection over Mount Everest and the Kanchenjunga peak. Proceed to visit Ghoom’s Tibetan monastery before returning to hotel for breakfast. Then, visit Tukver Tea Estate and get a taste of the worldfamous Darjeeling Tea. Continue this guided tour to the Mountaineering Institute and later, enjoy a World Heritage Toy Train ride.

Enjoy incredibly scenic views as we drive down winding roads along the Tista and Rangit Rivers till Melli where these two waterbodies converge beautifully. Keep watching as the scenery changes to mountainous views as you reach Pelling, the best place to see Mount Kanchenjunga. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the Pemayangste Monastery and Rabtense Ruins.

Drive to gorgeous Gangtok, a celebrated hill station. After checking in, visit the Orchid Nursery.

This day is dedicated to exploring the depths of Gangtok; start with the Rumtek Monastery, proceed to Do Drul Chorten with its complete Mandala sets of Dorjee Phurba, visit the Institute of Tibetology, the Enchey Monastery and the Cottage Industries which produces hand-crafted carpets and artefacts.

Depart Gangtok with yet another picturesque drive to reach Kalimpong, an idyllic location surrounded by cloud-capped mountains. See the sights of Kalimpong this afternoon with a tour of the Zandolperi Monastery, Thongsa Monastery, flower nursery and the local bazaar.

Get driven back to Bagdogra airport for your flight to Kolkata. After checking in at Kolkata, rest of day at leisure.

On time transfer to airport to connect flight to onward destination.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions
    2018 FROMTWINSINGLE
    $2,551$3,884

    *Discounts apply for 3 or more passengers.

    INCLUSIONS

    • Arrival and departure transfers with English speaking driver in each location.
    • All land transportation, from your arrival on day one through to departure on the final day.
    • Good quality, well located accommodation, with private facilities and breakfast daily.
    • Other meals are listed in each itinerary.
    • Private sightseeing tours (except Wellness, Rail and Oberoi cruise), with your own English speaking guide.
    • Porterage for 1 bag per person.
    • Prepayable entrance fees. Some National Parks are pay as you go. We’ll let you know if this applies to you.
    • Camera charges may be extra
    • 24 hour assistance by our trusted partners in each location.
    • Prices are ‘from’ prices and are subject to availability and seasonal price changes.
    • Prices are correct as at 19Mar18 and valid to end 2018.
    • Flights are NOT included. Some internal flights can often be included with your International ticket to save you money. We will discuss flights with you and advise the best options.
    • See full terms and conditions.
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