The Northeast of India is an area of improbable diversity, one of the last frontiers that have much to reward the intrepid traveller, reaching from the Himalayas heights down to the Bay of Bengal. Whether it’s magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga from Pelling, tea gardens or monasteries in Gangtok, this expedition provides a perfect opportunity for those wanting to be in the harmony with the nature.
Welcome to India. Maximize your time with a flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred by chauffeur drive private vehicle to your hotel. This day is at leisure, so relax at the hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, leave your hotel as today is scheduled for full day Kolkata Sightseeing Tour. Today’s morning half-day tour of Kolkata will take you to the Jain Temple, Zoological Gardens and Victoria Memorial. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely trip along the River Ganges (Lunch on request). Later, return back to your hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Fly from Kolkata to Bagdogra
This morning, you’ll be transferred to the Kolkata Airport for flight to Bagdogra. So, have your breakfast on time. Upon Bagdogra arrival, meet your guide at the airport for two and a half hour private transfer to Darjeeling. Upon Darjeeling arrival, you’ll be transferred to local restaurant for lunch.
Afternoon Visit to Darjeeling
After lunch, continue to explore highlights of Darjeeling. Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park and Tea Garden. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early Morning Ride to Tiger Hills
Early morning before dawn at 4:00 am proceed for Tiger Hill to watch the breathtaking sunrise. Offering breathtakingly beautiful views of Mount Kangchenjunga & world's highest mountain peak Everest together, Tiger Hill locates 11 km south of Darjeeling, above Ghum. For combined observatory of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu range from Tiger Hill, it’s advised to take a jeep safari. Stand atop to see dawn and the light breaking the horizon of great Himalayan range. After witnessing horizon of great Himalayas range from Tiger Hill, return back to your hotel for breakfast. Afterward, complete check-out formalities and leave to visit Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery.
Travel to Pelling
Upon Pelling arrival, visit Rimbi waterfall. Located 12 km from Pelling, Rimbi waterfall is surrounded by the emerald green vegetation and blessed with a calm ambiance. Admire this wonder of nature, and continue to stop at Kanchendzonga waterfalls. Blessed with a serene ambiance, Kanchendzonga waterfalls get its name from the pure waters that descend from the mighty Kanchenjunga. After witnessing nature’s pristine beauty, leave to visit the famous Pemayangtse Monastery. En-route stop for some time for lunch at a local eatery. After this quick excursion, you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Complete check-in formalities for dinner & overnight stay.
Time: approx. 5 Hours; 132 km
This morning is at leisure. After breakfast at the hotel, complete check-out formalities and get ready to drive for your next destination, Gangtok. This 132 km on-road journey is of 5 hours approximately. Irreverent, cheerful and pleasantly boisterous, Sikkim’s modern capital is layered along a precipitous mountain ridge, descending the hillside in steep tiers. On your way to Gangtok, stop en-route for lunch. On arrival in Gangtok, check-in at the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Explore Exciting Gangtok Time: 3-4 Hours
Today is scheduled for explore exciting Gangtok and its surrounding areas. Have breakfast at the hotel, and leave to explore this beautiful city. Your morning half-day tour here will introduce you the Government Cottage Industry, Deer Park, Tashiling, Enchey Monastery and the market. Meanwhile, stop at a local eatery for lunch, and then continue back to explore other attraction of this beautiful city, including Tashi Viewpoint for best glimpses of Mt. Khangchendzonga.
Enjoy a walk of the MG Road Time: approx. 1-2 Hours
In the evening, enjoy a walk on the MG Road. The city's mostly pedestrianised social-commercial heart is Mahatma Ghandi (MG) Marg, packed with restaurants, shops, travel agents and a bustling early-evening passeggiata of relaxed wanderers. Here, look for glimpses of snow-topped Khangchendzonga on the distant skyline. Later, return back to your hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Morning travel to Kalimpong Time: approx 3 Hours; 75 km
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for our next destination, Kalimpong. Three hours from Gangtok is Kalimpong. Upon arrival, rest for some time, and continue to explore the city in the afternoon. enjoy a half-day tour, starting at Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Monastery, consecrated by the Dalai Lama in 1976. This sacred building houses Buddhist scriptures brought by monks after the Sino-Indian war and preserves ancient arts with its thangka painting workshops and debating halls.
Visit the Tirpai monastery before lunch. Then walk through its busy flower nursery and market to see orchid and almost 1,500 varieties of cactus. From here head to the hotel for a luxurious evening. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
This morning is at leisure. Have your breakfast at the hotel, and complete check-out formalities. From hotel, you’ll be transferred to the Bagdogra Airport to board your flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival, you’ll be directly transferred to the local eatery for lunch, and then transferred to the hotel. This entire day is at leisure. So, relax and enjoy delicious dinner served at the hotel before going to bed.
This morning, you’ll be transferred to the Kolkata Airport to catch your next flight for onward journey. So, have your breakfast on time. This itinerary is only a slice of the wonderful diversity and beauty that India has to offer and we hope that you will come back soon to discover more…Namaste!