On arrival at NJP Railway Station - IXB Airport, you will be met by our office representative and transferred to Gangtok. (130 kms - 4 hrs), Gangtok (5500 Ft) the capital of Sikkim, Sikkim - the Land of the Pristine and un spoilt natural beauty with alpine landscapes and thick luxuriant forests, rivers in torrent and peaceful lakes.
After breakfast proceed to Tosomgo Lake (12,210 Ft), A 40 km drive which takes 2.5 hrs. This lake is located very close to Nathulla Pass which is the entry point to China termed as the Silk Route and remains frozen for most parts of the year. Legend has it that the Lamas use to forecast the future by studying the colors of the lakes waters. Enjoy the surroundings, majestic snowy peaks which feed the lake and the clean fresh air. Return Gangtok. Day at leisure.
After breakfast visit Rumtek, 24 kms from Gangtok was built in 1960 by His Holiness the Late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and this is a replica of the original Kagyurpa Monastery in Tibet, the seat of the Kagyu . Behind the Monastery is the lavishly decorated Karmae Nalanda Institute of Buddhist Studies which attracts students from the world over. Here one can find the most unique religious scriptures and art objects of the world. After lunch transfer to Darjeeling (115 kms - 05 hrs), Darjeeling (7100 ft), the Queen of the hill stations, its name derived from Dorje-Line which means the place of Dorje, the mystic thunderbolt. After a very scenic drive thru the mountains, tea gardens. Overnight at Hotel.
Early morning start at 4 am to Tiger Hill (7800 Ft) to see the sunrise. On return visit the Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Return hotel for breakfast. Afternoon go for a half-day sight seeing of Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park Tenzing and Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) and Tea Estate. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast transfer to Kalimpong (4000 Ft) called the garden of flowers. Half day sightseeing of Durpin Hill (which has the famous Zong Dog Palri Fo- Brang Monastery which belongs to the same Buddhist sect as the present Dalai Lama), Jelapla View Point, Pine View Point, Chitra Bhanu and Kalim Temple, Dr Graham's Homes complex with its historic church and well maintained grounds founded in 1900 by Rev. Dr. J A Graham, a Scottish missionary, Delo Hill (5556 ft) appears to be the roof- of- the- world, is the highest point in Kalimpong. Delo also has the towns picturesque water reservoir.