Tour Packages - Himalayan Queen

8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)

Delhi–Bagdogra–Darjeeling–Pemayangste–Gangtok–Kalimpong–Bagdogra–Delhi
Starts From
Rs 39,000/Per Person

Package Itinerary

  • Highlights of Tour :
    1. Three sisters – Mount Everest, Makalu and Lhotse
    2. Monasteries
    3. Kanchenjunga mountain range.
    4. Darjeeling Tea Gardens

 

Day 1 – Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi, you will be met by our Representative at airport and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 – Delhi – Bagdogra – Darjeeling

Morning transfer to the airport for flight to Bagdogra.

Upon arrival at Bagdogra, the guests will be met and proceed straight to Darjeeling (80 kms). Check into hotel.

Darjeeling  – At an altitude of 2134m facing the Himalayas dominated by Mt. Kanchenjunga, Darjeeling was the summer resort of the British after they acquired it in 1835. Manor houses, bungalows & cottages sprung up and English-style gardens flowered everywhere. The first tea plantations appeared in 1840 & they thrived in the perfect climate. By 1881, when a narrow – gauge “Toy Train” was commissioned, the hill station of Darjeeling was completely Anglicized.

Afternoon enjoy a leisurely walk on the principal boulevard – “The Mall” in the center of town lined by small souvenir shops, cafes and tea stalls. The mall leads to the square called “Chaurastha” where there is a music and bookshop selling antique books & magazines on India & Tibet.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 – Day in Darjeeling

Excursion to Tiger Hill (10 kms south of Darjeeling) for a sunrise view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. On a clear day the entire chain is visible, with the ‘Kanchenjunga’ in the center and the ‘Kabru’ and the ‘Pandim’ peaks on either side. To the right are the “3 sisters” – Everest, Makalu and Lhotse. To the east, in the distance are the Tibetan peaks.

Morning transfer to the Railway Station for Toy Train ride. The landscape can only be described as spectacular and the views of the Himalayan peaks breathtaking.

Afternoon at leisure for own activities.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 4 – Darjeeling to Pemayangste (75 Kms / 02 hours)

Morning drive to Pemayangste, Upon arrival in Pemayangste – check into hotel.

Pemayangste is perched at a height of 2085 mts and is the second oldest and perhaps the most important monastery in Sikkim. The monastery holds numerous ancient scriptures, priceless antiques and a beautiful wooden sculpture of the celestial palace of Sangthokpalri.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 – Pemayangste to Gangtok (120 Kms / 03 hours)

Morning drive to Gangtok, The route passes through beautiful hills covered with tea plantations around Darjeeling, before plunging towards the Tistariver and then up along the river to Gangtok. Spread over one side of a hill, Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, directly faces the Kanchenjunga mountain range.

Rest of the day at leisure for own activities.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 6 – Day in Gangtok

Morning drive out to Rumtek Monastery the seat of the gyalway Karmapa, head of the Kagyapa seat of Buddhism and built by him when he took refuge in Sikkim. It houses some of the world’s most unique artefacts, ancient manuscripts and icons.

Visit the Institute of Tibetology with its superb “Thankas” and also the “Orchid Sanctuary” which is a botanical garden offering 500 varieties of Orchids.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 7 – Gangtok to Kalimpong (80 Kms / 02 hours)

Morning drive to Kalimpong. Upon arrival – check into hotel.

Kalimpong- is a tiny hill station. Walks offer views of the Deola Hills to the north; the Durbindara Hills to the south; and, on a clear day, the plains of Nepal’s terai and the lofty summits of Kanchenjunga

Visit the two Buddhist Monasteries – TirpaiCholing at Tirpai belonging to the Yellow (Gelug) Hat Sect and the Zang dog PalrifoBrang on Dubindera Hill at the other end of Kalimpong which is a replica of a celestial borten that was destroyed by the chinese in Lhasa and took the Lamas two years to construct.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 8 – Kalimpong – Bagdogra – Delhi – Onward journey

Drive to Bagdogra airport (79 kms) to connect flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, remain in transit to connect flight for onward destination.

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