Darjeeling – The Queen of the Hills, the most delightful hill station in West Bengal surrounded by verdant hills. Exobic Tibetan bazaars down narrow cobbled pathways reveal unexpected treasures. Vibrant, colourful and picturesque Gangtok – Lofty Hills is the capital town of Sikkim. Its exotic flora & fauna, collourful Lamas, smiling hill folk and mystery laden prayer flags fluttering over the monastries make Sikkim a truly fascinating place. Kalimpong – at a height of 4100 ft. lying between Deola Hill to the North and Durbind to the South is an ideal place for a quiet holiday
Approx 8.30 Pm
Arrival and departure transers
Flight to Bagdogra
Stay at Glenburn Tea Estate
Toy Train Ride
Norbugang Resort in Pelling
Hotel Tashi Delek in Gangtok
Stay at Samthar Farm in Samthar
Hotel The Himalayan in Kalimpong
Flight to Calcutta
Hotel Oberoi Grand in Calcutta
Snacks and Munches for the journey
Mineral water bottles every day
All applicable Hotel taxes
Expenses of personal nature
Tips & Gratuity
A quick flight to Bagdogra where your driver will meet you to take you to Darjeeling. Renowned the world over, Darjeeling is surrounded by vast tea estates and within sight of Mount Everest. Touring Darjeeling, hiking in the beautiful forests or watching the wildlife can all be done from your time at the Glenburn Tea Estate.
HILLTOP MONASTERIES – PELLING AND GANGTOK
Then it is deep into the hills to the small hamlet of Pelling. Visit the local monastery or walk in the hills, away from it all. Take a trek through remote villages and visit a secluded monastery at Tashiding. Next your driver will take you through staggering mountain scenery to Sikkim’s capital Gangtok, perched high on a ridge and inhabited predominantly by Buddhists. The next day, to Tashi View Point with it’s spectacular views of Mount Kanchenjunga and the little visited Phodang Monastery.
As you head to Samthar you will stop at the Rumtek Monastery before you continue your journey. The next day explore the countryside on the Lepcha Valley Trek; walk on the remote Samthar Plateau, seeing Lepcha settlements whose traditional way of life remains unchanged.
MARKETS, FLOWERS AND MONASTERIES – KALIMPONG
A gentle morning walk on the plateau before a leisurely drive to the small market town of Kalimpong. Explore the bustling markets, flower nurseries and monasteries, a delightful end to this gentle journey. Home will be via Bagdogra for your flight to Calcutta and onward journey.