Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and capture the breth-taking sight of Kangchenjunga and Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turns golden. Also visit Ghoom Monastery, the oldest monastery in the area which was built in 1875.
Have a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest. Also visit Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Happy Valley Tea Estate (from outside). Retire comfortably for the night at the hotel.
Day 03: Darjeeling to Gangtok (98 kms in approximately 4 hours)
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel and drive to Gangtok. On reaching, check-in to your hotel, unpack and relax. Proceed for a sightseeing tour of the city. Surrounded by monasteries and orchids, Gangtok is truly a traveller's delight.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel and proceed for a city tour visiting Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays) and Flower Show Complex. Spend your night at the hotel comfortably.
Enjoy a warm breakfast at the hotel and proceed for a full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains. Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lakes waters. Also visit the Baba Mandir. Rest overnight at your hotel.