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Magic of Eastern Himalayas

Tour Code - IJ 11

Duration: 8 Days


Destinations Covered: Bagdogra- Darjeeling- Rumtek - Gangtok – Pemayangtse- Yuksom – Kalimpong –Bagdogra


Tour Highlights


Darjeeling - Toy Train, Hill Resort, Buddhist Monastery
Rumtek - Buddhist Monastery
Gangtok - Hill Resort, Tsongmo (Changu) Lake, Buddhist Monastery
Pemayangtse - Buddhist Monastery
Yuksom - Buddhist Monastery
Kalimpong - Hill Resort, Buddhist Monastery


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Day 01: Arrive Bagdogra Airport & Drive to Darjeeling
Arrive Bagdogra Airport, after welcome and assistance our representative will transfer you to Darjeeling famed as Queen of Himalayas, is a scenic Mountain retreat in east India. At a boosting altitude of 2134 Mtrs, Darjeeling is mesmerizing hill retreat developed by Britishers to beat the soaring heat of Gangetic plains. Darjeeling is 96 Kms from Bagdogra Airport. Arrive Darjeeling and check in to your designated resort. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
You have adventures opportunity to enjoy World heritage toy train ride of 88 Kms from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) near Bagdogra Airport upto Darjeeling passing many marvelous tunnels, loops and bridges. The route was completed in 1881 and still 75 years old steam engine pulls the train and reveals great sight of Kanchanjunga ranges of Great Himalayas.



Day 02: Darjeeling Sightseeing

Today early morning drive upto Tiger hill to admit the incredible Sunrise view in the backdrop of Himalayan ranges, later enjoy sightseeing tour of Darjeeling visiting Ghoom monastery hosts one of the world’s highest railway station at an altitude of 2226 Mtrs, Karma Dorjee Chyoling Monastery (Bhutia Busty Monastery), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Lloyd’s Botanical Garden, Observatory hill and the Mall – most happening place in Darjeeling. Evening is free to enjoy the scenic beauty and walk around the green Tea gardens of Darjeeling. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.





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Day 03: Drive to Gangtok. Enroute visit Rumtek Monastery

Morning drive to Gangtok – a charming traditional Himalayan town perched at an altitude of 1520 Mtrs, offers unspoilt natural beauty, peaceful Monasteries and Stupas. Enroute visit the impressive Great Buddhist monastery of Rumtek also famous as Dharma chakra centre is the main seat of Karma Kagyu lineage also known as black hat sect.Rumtek is largest monastery in Sikkim and distinguishes rich Tibetan paintings, Murals, Tankhas and frescoes. Gangtok is 95 Kms from Darjeeling. Arrive Gangtok and check in to your pre booked Hotel. Evening free to stroll the rich handicraft market of Gangtok. Overnight stay at Gangtok.



Day 04: Gangtok Sightseeing. Excursion to Tsongmo (Changu) Lake

Today start you day with visit to picturesque Tsongmo Lake at an altitude of 12, 400 Ft. Later in the day enjoy sightseeing tour of Gangtok visiting, Do Drul Chorten is an important stupa in India famous for its sacred gold topped dome with 108 prayer wheels, Enchey Monastery, Tashi Ling providing an astounding view of the Kanchenjunga Himalayan ranges, Namgyal Institute holding world’s largest collection of books and rare manuscripts on Mahayana Buddhism, Tsuk La Khang the principle place of worship and assembly for local Buddhists. Overnight stay at Gangtok.


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Day 05: Drive to Pemayangtse & Sightseeing
Today drive to Pemayangtse, 116 Kms from Gangtok, it is home of oldest and most revered monastery of East India established by Guru Rimpoche. The monks of Pemayangtse Monastery are of pure Tibetan ancestry. Enjoy visit to Pemayangtse Monastery which houses numerous antique idols, objects of worship, wall paintings (thangkas) and sculptures. One of the major attraction of Pemayangtse Monastery is the seven- tiered painted wooden structure portraying Guru Rimpoche’s heavenly palace Santopalri. Overnight stay at Pemayangtse.



Day 06: Drive to Yuksom & Sightseeing. Enroute visit Khecheopalri Lake

Drive to historic town of Yuksom nested cosily in the hilly cusp, caressed by soft, downy clouds it is 40 Kms from Pemayangtse. Enroute visit Khecheopalri Lake – is sacred to both Buddhist and Hindus and supposed to be a wishing lake. Arrive and enjoy sightseeing of Yuksom visiting Nyingma Dubdi Monastery with its lavishly painted interior area with figures of divinities, saints, other symbols and rich collection of manuscripts and texts, and historic Norbugang Monastery. Overnight stay at Yuksom.




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Day 07: Drive to Kalimpong & Sightseeing

Today drive to Kalimpong a serene hill town at an altitude of 1247 Mtrs is adorned by numerous picturesque Tea Gardens and Scottish missionaries. Kalimpong is approx 180 Kms from Yuksom. Arrive Kalimpong and enjoy sightseeing tour of Kalimpong visiting Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Monastery and Dr. Graham’s Homes orphanage. Evening is free to relax or to stroll the traditional markets of Kalimpong. Overnight stay at Kalimpong.



Day 08: Transfer to Bagdogra Airport
Today intime transfer to Bagdogra Airport, 80 Kms from Kalimpong for your connecting flight to Delhi / Kolkata.



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