Welcome to Delhi and to India. On arrival at the International Airport, you are received and transferred to your hotel. Hotel check-in time is 12 noon. The rest of the day is free you to relax. Overnight in Delhi.
This morning you are transferred from the hotel to the airport in time to board your flight to Bagdogra. Upon arrival at the airport, you are met and drive onward to Darjeeling (90kms - 3hours). On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Darjeeling.
At early dawn you set off for Tiger Hill, located about 13 kms from town and at an altitude of 2,590m. Tiger Hill offers a magnificent view of the sun as it rises over the Kanchenjunga peak in the eastern Himalayan mountain range. On a clear day, weather permitting, even Mount Everest is visible. While driving back to the hotel, visit the famed Tibetan Ghoom Monastery which enshrines an image of Maitreya Buddha.After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling covering Lebong village, home to the highest race course in the World; the Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursdays); the house of Tensing Norgay (of Mt. Everest fame); and the Botanical Gardens with its collection of Himalayan plants, flowers and orchids. The afternoon is at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Darjeeling.
Post breakfast this morning, drive to Gangtok (125 kms - 6 hours). En route visit the largest monastery of the area, Rumtek. Belonging to the Kargyudppa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is also the seat of His Holiness the Late Gyalwa Karmapa, who has a large following in the west. On your return journey, visit the Government Institute of Tibetology. Then onward to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, located at an altitude of 1780m. The mighty Kanchenjunga provides a stunning backdrop to this quaint town. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Gangtok.
Proceed on a local sightseeing tour visiting the Government Institute of Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays), the Deer Park, Tashiling, the Enchey Monastery and the market. Dinner and overnight in Gangtok.
Drive to Kalimpong this morning (80kms - 3hours). Kalimpong is a small and bustling bazaar town set amidst the rolling foothills and deep valleys of the Himalayas. Check into your hotel and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, you proceed for local sightseeing visiting Zang-dog-phalri-Fo-brang Monastery with its facilities for debating and thanka paintings. Also visit the Tirpai Monastery, Flower Nursery and Market. Dinner and overnight in Kalimpong.
Drive from Kalimpong to Bagdogra (79kms - 3hours) airport in time to board flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, you are met and are transferred from the domestic airport to International airport for your onward flight.