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Mesmerizing Vacations to North East India

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Uncloak an unforgettable journey through North East India with the In-depth Cultural tour to North East India, starting in Darjeeling and concluding in Siliguri. This meticulously designed vacation package showcases the breathtaking beauty of Sikkim and Darjeeling, encompassing shimmering lakes, lustrous waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains. Explore tranquil spots like the Peace Pagoda and Enc...

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Darjeeling

  • Airport To Hotel
  • Stay Included

Upon your arrival at Bagdogra Airport, our representative will greet you and assist you with a comfortable transfer to Darjeeling.

Situated at an elevation of 7100 m above sea level, Darjeeling treats you to breathtaking vistas of verdant tea gardens and the majestic Himalayas. This charming hill town is renowned for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, affectionately known as the toy train, and exudes an air of tranquility.

Upon reaching Darjeeling, complete the check-in procedures at Darjeeling Hillside Inn, your hotel and unwind. The evening is yours to leisurely explore the Mall road or indulge in shopping at the bustling shopping centers.

Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay in Darjeeling, soaking in the serene ambiance of this enchanting destination.

Day 2

Sightseeing Tour of Darjeeling

  • Breakfast

On the second day of your Darjeeling tour, an early rise awaits for a memorable excursion to Tiger Hill, situated 11 km away, offering a breathtaking sunrise view (subject to clear weather). 

En route back, explore attractions like Ghoom Monastery, the War Memorial, and Batasia Loop. Return to the hotel for breakfast before continuing your sightseeing journey. Explore Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Ropeway, the Tea Estate, the Natural History Museum, and the iconic Peace Pagoda.

The sunrise views from Tiger Hill are a must-see spectacle, especially over the Kanchendzonga Peak. The first rays illuminating the peak create a stunning visual amidst the lush oak forests. The Peace Pagoda, erected in November 1992, stands as a significant landmark on Jalaphar hill, showcasing the 4 avatars of Lord Buddha. The pagoda, adorned with golden Buddha statues, offers panoramic views from its summit. 

Take a circumambulation around the dome-like structure and marvel at the serene Buddha statues in various poses. As the sun descends, make your way back to the hotel. 

Day 3

Journey to Gangtok

  • Breakfast
  • Darjeeling- Gangtok
  • Stay Included

After an assisted transfer from Darjeeling to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, situated at an elevation of 1600 meters above sea level, welcomes you with its monasteries, scenic beauty, and pleasant climate. A favorite destination in Northeast India, Gangtok offers numerous viewpoints for mesmerizing landscape views and is home to diverse butterflies, orchids, and rhododendrons. 

Upon arrival, check into your hotel- Dhe Kyi Khang by Magwave Hotels-100 Mts from MG Marg, and embark on sightseeing. 

Explore Gangtok's popular tourist attractions, including the Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, and Flower Show.

Do Drul Chorten, possibly Sikkim's largest stupa, was built in 1945 atop a hillock by Late Truslshi Rimpoche, featuring a striking golden-colored dome and two huge statues of Guru Rinpoche. Enchey Monastery, founded in 1909, offers splendid views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and showcases a Chinese-Pagoda-like design with intricate deity images adorning its walls. The Flower Exhibition Center hosts a permanent flower show near Ride Park and White Hall, showcasing a variety of colorful flowers, including orchids and roses. 

Optionally, explore Mall Road in the evening before retiring for the night in Gangtok.

Day 4

Drive to Lachung

  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Gangtok- Lachung
  • Stay Included

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a journey to the north Sikkim region. Check out from Gangtok in the morning and begin your scenic drive towards Lachung. Nestled at an altitude of 9600 feet above sea level, Lachung is a picturesque village surrounded by lush peaks, offering enchanting views to travelers. 

Cascading waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, sparkling streams, and a pleasant climate attract tourists from far and wide. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the charming apricot, apple, and peach orchards and shop for blankets and woven rugs.

During the journey, make memorable stops at Tashi Viewpoint for panoramic landscape views, Kabi Lungstok—a historical town with a Buddhist monastery, and Naga Waterfalls for picturesque photo opportunities. 

Continue your drive to Chungthang, where the Lachen Chu and Lachung Chu rivers converge, and visit the Twin Waterfalls and Bhim Nala Waterfalls for more unforgettable moments. Enjoy lunch at Namok (at your own expense).

Arrive in Lachung in the evening and complete the check-in formalities at Le Coxy Resort. Take some time to relax and unwind before indulging in a delicious dinner and settling in for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 5

Excursion to Yumthang

  • Dinner
  • Breakfast

After breakfast, prepare for a day trip to the stunning Yumthang Valley, nestled at an altitude of 11,800 feet above sea level. 

En route, you'll encounter a renowned hot spring known for its medicinal properties, which are ideal for treating skin diseases. Continuing on to Yumthang, also dubbed the 'Valley of Flowers', witness its breathtaking beauty during spring when colorful blooms like alpine, primulae, and rhododendrons paint the landscape. 

In winter, the valley transforms into a snowy wonderland. Immerse yourself in the pleasant weather and marvel at the splendid views.

In the afternoon, return to Lachung for local sightseeing. Explore attractions such as Lachung Monastery, Cottage Industry, and Waterfalls, followed by a leisurely stroll around nearby villages.

Situated at an elevation of 2750 meters above sea level, Lachung Gompa is Sikkim's oldest Buddhist monastery. Belonging to the Nyingmapa sect of Mahayana Buddhism, it houses a statue of Guru Rinpoche and serves as the base for mountaineering activities and Green Lake trekking. Originally built in 1806 and later renovated in 1969, the monastery features a striking entry gate adorned with a huge prayer wheel.

Conclude the day with a delectable dinner and an overnight stay in Lachung, immersing yourself in the tranquility of this picturesque village.

Day 6

Depart for Gangtok

  • Breakfast
  • Lachung- Gangtok
  • Stay Included

After breakfast, depart for Gangtok, making stops at Singhik and Mangan viewpoints along the way. Located just a few kilometers apart, these viewpoints offer breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan range, including Mount Kabru, Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Pandim, and more, provided the weather is clear. 

Capture the stunning scenery through photographs for lasting memories. Continuing your journey to Gangtok, marvel at the towering trees, vibrant flowers, and snow-capped peaks lining the route.

Arrive in Gangtok in the afternoon and check into Dhe Kyi Khang by Magwave Hotels-100 Mts from MG Marg. Take some time to relax before enjoying the evening at your leisure. Explore the bustling Mall Road and indulge in shopping at popular spots like M G Marg, Lal Bazaar, and the old market, where you can find Thangkas, Tibetan handicrafts, and woolen clothes among the best buys.

Unwind for the night at your hotel, cherishing the day's memorable experiences in Gangtok.

Day 7

Visit to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir

  • Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast, and then head out on a day trip to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir. Located around 38 km away, Tsomgo Lake, also known as Changu Lake, sits at an altitude of 12,400 feet. Encircled by snow-covered mountains, this glacial lake is a sight to behold, attracting Brahmin ducks and migratory birds. 

Enjoy yak rides and explore the surrounding beauty while browsing through shops offering souvenirs and Yak cheese. Don't miss visiting the Lord Shiva temple on the lake's banks.

Next, head to Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial War temple, situated about 20 km away. Situated near Jelep Pass at an elevation of 13,000 feet, this shrine honors soldier Harbhajan Singh, the 23rd Punjab Regiment, who bravely sacrificed his life in the Indo-China war of 1962. The temple, built in 1983, houses Singh's personal belongings and features a wishing pond nearby.

The evening is yours to relax and unwind.

Day 8

Make Way to the Bagdogra Airport

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel To Airport

After breakfast, complete the check-out formalities and receive assistance for your transfer to Bagdogra Airport, where you will continue your onward journey.

Have a Safe Journey Ahead!

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  • Transfer
  • Stay Included
  • Dinner as per Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Tour of Darjeeling
  • Quick Excursion to Tiger Hill
  • Explore iconic attractions such as Ghoom Monastery, the War Memorial, Batasia Loop, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and other eminent sites.
  • Discover Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, and Flower Show
  • Optional Tour to Mall Road
  • Explore a historical town, Kabi Lungstok
  • Sightseeing Tour of Lachung
  • Day Excursion to Yumthang
  • Stroll through amazing shopping spots, such as M G Marg, Lal Bazaar, and the Old Market.
  • Visit to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir

Hotels

Day 1-2

Darjeeling

Darjeeling Hillside Inn

Day 3

Gangtok

Dhe Kyi Khang by Magwave Hotels-100 Mts from MG Marg

Day 4-5

Lachung

Le Coxy Resort

Day 6-7

Gangtok

Dhe Kyi Khang by Magwave Hotels-100 Mts from MG Marg

  • Private Transfers (To and From Hotels/Airport)
  • All Accommodations on a Twin-Sharing Basis
  • Accommodation at "Darjeeling Hillside Inn": 2 Nights
  • Accommodation at "Dhe Kyi Khang by Magwave Hotels-100 Mts from MG Marg": 3 Night
  • Accommodation at "Le Coxy Resort": 2 Nights
  • French & Spanish-Speaking Guides
  • Bilingual Tour Guide (on request made to the Travel Expert)
  • Experienced Driver
  • All Excursions & Tours via a private A.C. Vehicle 
  • All Applicable Taxes
  • One Couple: (Sedan/Toyota Etios)
  • Up to 5 passengers: (SUV/Toyota Innova)
  • Up to 10 passengers: Tempo 
  • Breakfast: 07
  • Dinner: 02
  • Airfare & Airfare Taxes (Arrival & Departure)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional Activities
  • Tips to Guides/Drivers
  • Additional/Personal Expenses
  • Entry Fees of the Monuments
  • Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
  • Single supplement (Optional)
  • Visa Fees
  • Meals & Beverages (Not Mentioned Above)
  • Expenses occurred out of some unforeseen circumstances

Hotel included in package:

Starting from:

$1350 $1620

per adult on twin sharing

Destination covered

Darjeeling, Gangtok, Lachung, Siliguri

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Darjeeling Package for 7 nights and 8 days : Frequently asked questions

For a tour to explore North East India, craft an itinerary of around 6-9 days. However, based on your preference, you can tailor the itinerary accordingly.

The average price of the package varies from $ 1,350 to $ 1,550. However, you can further enquire about your package price by connecting with the Trekhops support team.

No. Having travel insurance isn't restricted at all. However, you can add a protection shield by getting travel insurance.

Yes. Travelers are free to modify/customize their vacation packages as per their preferences or interests.