Overview

Sikkim is a small Himalayan region, astride the ancient trade route linking China and the Indian sub-continent, nested between Nepal in the West and Bhutan in the East. On its Northern border towers the Plateau of Tibet and it shares its Southern border with West Bengal. The Lepchas are the original residents of the land. These people have in-depth knowledge about their surroundings, which comprises of forests, rivers, mountains and animals. They get food, medicine and numerous other household items from the nature itself. Most of the people are Buddhists in Sikkim.

About five centuries ago, the Bhutias migrated to Sikkim. Legend has it that they were the descendents of Tibetian Chieftain who had signed a treaty of brotherhood with the Lepcha Chieftain. Earlier a set of invaders tried to capture the charming resourceful land of Sikkim and to save the land from the attacks of Nepal and Bhutan, the people of Sikkim asked for assistance from the Tibetians and the British, they responded and found it rewarding to reign over the region. The British encouraged emigration from Nepal as they wanted to indulge in rice and cardamom cultivation and thus terrace farming was started. Sikkim offers the exotic combination of divine beauty, hospitality and freshness. In 1975, Sikkim became the 22nd state of India.

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Phulbari – Darjeeling

Upon arrival at Phulbari border, our driver will receives the guest from there & proceed towards Siliguri. After a 03 hours journey at an height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet lies the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Everest is the Queen of the hills, they will reach at Darjeeling. Check into hotel & evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping centre. Over Night stay at Darjeeling.

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Day 2

Sightseeing 03 points + 07 points Darjeeling sightseeing

Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8364 Ft / 2550 Mts at around 3.30 AM) to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery: is the popular name of Yiga Choeling Monastery located at Ghum at an elevation of 8,000 feet, 8 km from Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, India. The monastery follows the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. Batasia Loop: is a spiral railway created to lower the gradient of ascent of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. At this point, the track spirals around over itself through a tunnel and over a hilltop. After visit sightseeing back to hotel. After breakfast go for a 7 point seeing of - Japanese Temple: is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to help unite them in their search for world peace. It is located in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. Like most of the other Peace Pagodas, it was built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii a Buddhist monk from Japan. Peace pagoda: is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to help unite them in their search for world peace Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday): was established in Darjeeling, India on November 4, 1954 to encourage mountaineeringas an organized sport in India. The first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary sparked a keen interest in establishing mountaineering as a well-respected endeavour for people in the region. With the impetus provided by the first prime minister of India,Jawaharlal Nehru, HMI was established in Darjeeling. Tenzing Norgay was the first director of field training for HMI. Tenzing Rock: a gigantic natural rock in Darjeeling is named after Tenzing Norgay, the man who created history by climbing the Everest first time along with Edmund Hillary in 1953. Opposite to this is the Gombu Rock named after Nawang Gombu, nephew of Tenzing who was the first person to climb the Everest twice, once in 1963 and then in 65. Ava Art gallery: You can't miss this bright purple and yellow colored two storied building on the left as you drive along the main highway or the Hill Cart Road towards Darjeeling town center. At the outskirts of the town and 4km (i.e. some 2.5 miles) away, Ava Art Gallery was jointly established in 1965 by Late Ava Devi who was known as a genius of embroidery art, and Bhopal Rao Sett. This is the only art gallery of its kind in Darjeeling. & outer view of a Tea Estate, etc (Depending upon Time). Back to hotel and get fresh. Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 3

Darjeeling – Gangtok sightseeing

After an early breakfast, check out from Darjeeling hotel & proceed towards Gangtok. It will take appox 04 hours to reach Gangtok. On the way you can see Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary, Coronation bridge an excellent Architecture over river Teesta. Snacks rest in Rangpoo, the border town of Sikkim with West Bengal. Check in Your Hotel. After 3 Hours scenic drive from Siliguri. Evening free to explore the beautiful city. Overnight at Gangtok.

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Day 4

Tsomgo Lake,

After Breakfast Proceed to Tsomgo lake,Whole day excursion to Tsomgo Lake, (depend on Climatic condition). Return Back to Gangtok. Overnight is on Gangtok.

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Day 5

Breakfast in hotel then full day Gangtok City Sightseeing

After an early breakfast, we proceed on a visit to World famous Ropeway, Rumtek Monastery, Tashi View point, Ganesh Tok , Himalayan Zoological Park ,Hanuman Tok, etc. Evening free at the city Centre. Overnight at Gangtok.

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Day 6

Departure

After breakfast check out from hotel and direct Transfer to Phulbari border. Tour ends.