Nepal Darjeeling Sikkim Tour
Tour Duration: 13 days
Destination(s): Nepal, Sikkim and Darjeeling (Kathmandu-Darjeeling-Ganthok-Kalimong)
Specialty Categories: Art/Architecture, History Tours, Museum Tours, Cultural Tours, Mountain views, Hiking & Trekking
Season: Round the Year.
Tour Starts at: Kathmandu
Ends at: Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel. O/N at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu
After breakfast, start the trip to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley, Visiting Patan city, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc. O/N at Hotel.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu/Bhadrapur
Meeting and assistance at the Airport by our Sikkimese counterpart and drive to Darjeeling (144km/6hrs) with stop at the border for immigration formalities and hot lunch at Marina's in Baghdogrs. O/N at Hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing Darjeeling (3124m)
In the morning visit Happy Valley Tea Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoo, and Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center. Afternoon take Toy Train ride to Ghoom (subject to availability), visit Railway Museum and Ghoom Monastery. O/N at Hotel.
Day 05: Darjeeling /Ganthok
Early morning trip to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over the Himalayas. After breakfast drive to Gangtok with halt at Rangpoo for Sikkim Permit and Lunch. (116km/5-6hrs). O/N at Hotel.
Day 06: Sightseeing in Ganthok (1600m)
Morning: Ganesh Tok View Point, Enchey Monastery, Handicrafts Center and Flower Show (if available). Afternoon: Institute of Tibetology and Rumtek Monastery (24km from Gangtok). O/N at Hotel.
Day 07: Ganthok/Pemayngtse
Drive to Pemayngtse via Rabong La with hot lunch at Rabong La. O/N at Hotel.
Day 08: Full day Pemayngtse
Whole day sightseeing in Pemayangste - Sanga Choeling Monastery, Pemayangste Monastery and Rabdanste Palace (Rabdanste was the second capital of Sikkim). O/N at Hotel.
Day 09: Drive to Yuksom
After early breakfast drive to Yuksom, the first capital of Sikkim where the first Chogyal (Religious King) of Sikkim was consecrated in 1642. On the way visit Kecheopalri Lake. Check into hotel and after lunch walk to hermit's retreat at Dhubdi Monastery (circa 1700), possibly the oldest monastery in Sikkim. O/N at Hotel.
Day 10: Drive Yuksom to Kalimpong
After early breakfast drive to Kalimpong. Visit Tashiding Monastery on the way. It takes about 45 min to 1 hour to walk up to the monastery and about 30 min to walk back. Proceed to Kalimpong after monastery visit with pack lunch on the way. O/N at Hotel.
Day 11: Full day Kalimpong
Sightseeing in Kalimpong. Morning: Durpin Danra View point, monastery and flower nursery. Afternoon: Delo View point and local market. O/N at Hotel.
Day 12: Fly Bhadrapur/Kathmandu
Drive to Bhadrapur to connect the flight to Kathmandu. Rest of the day at your leisure. O/N at Hotel.
Day 13: Kathmandu/Departure
Free till departure. Departure Transfer to airport to connect onward flight.