Northeast Special Tour

North East Special A Trip to explore the North East exploring the beauty and culture visiting Darjeeling,-Enjoy the toy Train and sunset at the Tiger Hills to Buddhist Monastery in Kalimpong to Gangtok. Come and explore the beauty and Culture of North East….

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  • Tour Cost Includes / Not Include
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Tour Duration: 12 Nights/ 13 Days

Places to Visit: Darjeeling-Mirik Lake-Pelling-Yuksom-Ravangla via Temi Tea Estate-Gangtok via Rumtek Monastery-Kalimpong

Day 1 - Arrival Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and transfer to Darjeeling
Meet and greet on arrival at IXB. After arrival guests will be shuttled to Darjeeling via Kurseong where guests can stop over for a nice warm cup of premium Darjeeling tea while enjoying a panoramic view of the hills. A few hours’ drive later we arrive in Darjeeling, one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world. After checking-in at the hotel, guests are free to explore the town on their own.

Our recommendation:

  • Restaurants/Pubs to check out: Dekling or Kunga (near Clubside), Keventer’s, Joye’s Pub, Glenary’s and The Buzz
  • For shopping one can visit Habib Mallick and Sons at Chowrasta, Mahakal Market and The Rink Mall
  • Authentic Darjeeling Tea can be bought at Nathumalls
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 - Darjeeling
After breakfast we head out for 7 points sightseeing. We visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday), Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda. In the evening we return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3 - Darjeeling
Early rising at 4:00 am and we head towards Tiger Hill, a place famous for sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga. On our way back we will visit the Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop (The Batasia Loop was an engineering marvel of its time. It is a spiral railway created to lower the gradient of ascent of the Toy Train. At this point, the track spirals around over itself through a tunnel). From here we head back to our hotel where breakfast will be served.

Post Breakfast we head for Train Ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom and back. Rest of the day is free to explore the town.

Day 4 - Excursion to Mirik Lake
Today, after breakfast leave for a day excursion to man-made Sumendu Lake (known as Mirik Lake). Mirik is famous for its orange orchards, cardamom plantations and tea estates. After lunch, on the way back we visit Pashupati, a small town in the Indo-Nepal border where guests can go shopping. We arrive in Darjeeling by evening.

Day 5 - Darjeeling to Pelling
After breakfast we transfer to Pelling. One can enjoy the spectacular Eastern Himalayan Range from Pelling. On arrival check-in into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 - Pelling
After breakfast we start for a full day tour which includes Pemayangtse Monastery, Rimbi Water Falls, and Kanchenjunga falls, Khecheopalri Lake, Darap Village, Rimbi Rock Garden, Rabdentse Ruins, New Helipad & Kanchenjunga view Tower. After the tour we return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7 - Excursion to Yuksom
After Breakfast we head out for a tour covering: Dubdi Monastery, Norbughang Coronation Throne, Kartok Monastery. After the tour we return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8 - Pelling to Ravangla via Temi Tea Estate
After breakfast we leave for Ravangla, via Temi Tea Estate. The only Tea Estate in Sikkikm. One can enjoy the spectacular Eastern Himalayan Range from Ravangla. On arrival we check-in into the hotel. After freshening the guest are free to explore the village on their own.

Day 9 - Ravangla to Gangtok via Rumtek Monastery
After breakfast transfer to Gangtok, via Rumtek Monastery. The monastery, the largest in Sikkim, is home to the monks community, the place where they perform the sacred rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage.

Many sacred objects are housed within the complex, and one of the most magnificent is the Golden Stupa, which contains the precious relics of His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa. Opposite that building is the shedra, or college, Karma Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies. Members of the lay sangha practice in the community lhakhang just outside the walls of the monastery complex.

Surrounding Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre is the stupa walkway, where monks, pilgrims, and visitors alike perform kora. The remaining part of the day is free for guests to explore Gangtok all by themselves.

Our recommendation:

  • Visit to MG Marg is recommended.
  • To sample the local culinary fare, one can visit restaurant/pubs like 9’INE Native Cuisine, Thalung (Beef momo and beef noodle soup is their speciality), Café Live & Loud (in Enchey Compound), Lounge 31A
  • Shopaholics can spend time at MG Marg and Lal Bazar.
  • One can visit Curio Craft Gallery on PS Road and Sikkim Handloom & Handicraft at Zero Point to buy traditional Buddhist and Sikkimese art work, handloom, bamboo works, etc
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 - Gangtok City Tour
After breakfast we proceed towards 3 points. Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok and Tashi view point. Later we head towards 7 points covering Jhakri Falls, Ranka Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays and Govt. holidays), Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (closed on Sunday and Govt. holidays) and Flower Show. In the evening we return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 - Kalimpong City Tour
After breakfast we for sightseeing covering the Dello Hill, Science City, Pine View Nursery, Mangal Dham, and Buddhist monastery. We return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 12 - Kalimpong to Bagdogra Airport (IXB)
Bid adieu to the hills and take back memories to tell tales of the amazing Eastern Himalayan sojourn to folks back home.

Tour Cost Includes / Not Include

Tour cost includes:

  • Hotels with breakfast and dinner basis
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Tickets for Darjeeling Train Ride
  • All sightseeing tour by 01 Toyota Innova // Mahindra Xylo // Mahindra Scorpio
  • All necessary drivers Expenditure and fuel costs
  • Parking, permit, gasoline, taxes for the car
  • Arrival and departure by Toyota Innova car with Driver

Tour Cost does not include:

  • Guides, entrance fees
  • Any cost arising due to natural / manmade calamities like landslides, road blockages, political disturbance, etc.
  • Air fare / Train fare
  • Any meals other than those specified in ‘Cost Includes’.
  • Expense of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, etc
  • Room Heater
  • Any other item not specified in “cost includes”
  • Lunches are not included
  • Anything extra which is not in includes
  • GST 5% will be extra in total cost

Places to see

  • Darjeeling
  • Mirik Lake
  • Pelling
  • Ravangla via Temi Tea Estate
  • Gangtok City
  • Kalimpong
  • Bagdogra Airport (IXB)