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9N 10D Darjeeling-Kalimpong-Gangtok-Pelling
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9N 10D Darjeeling-Kalimpong-Gangtok-Pelling


Day Wise Detail Itinerary

Day 1
Pick- up from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to be taken to Darjeeling (7100 Ft), the Queen of the hill stations. Darjeeling derives its name from "Dorje-Line" which means the place of Dorje¯, the mystic thunderbolt. Covering a distance of 88 kms over a drive of 3.5 hrs along winding roads, its an experience of unforgettable beauty. Checkin at hotel.


Day 2
Start the day at 4am with an early morning trip to Tiger Hill (7800 Ft) to catch the sunrise from behind the majestic Kunchenjunga range. On the way back visit the Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop. Back to the hotel for breakfast . After Breakfast, proceed for a half day sightseeing of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoo, Tenzing Rock, Labong Race Course, Japanese Temple, Ava Art Gallery, Tea Garden (Outer view) & Tibetan Refugees Self Help Centre.. Back to the Hotel by evening. Take a walk to "Chowrasta", the centre point of the Mall area. Do some window shopping. Night Halt at Darjeeling.


Day 3
This day, you would be taken for a joyride on the famed "Darjeeling Toy Train" Then take a trip to Mirik¯ (6000 Ft) the “ the newest hill-station in the Darjeeling hills. Famous for its squash (the vegetable) & the picturesque lake, this quiet township is also surrounded by gardens which produce some of the finest teas. The lake offers boating and fishing apart from a view of snowcapped peaks. Enjoy the fulfilling experience of Nature in its purest form mingled with the unique culture prevalent here. Spend the rest of the day at Mirik to reach Darjeeling back by sunset. Night Halt at Darjeeling.


Day 4
Have breakfast, head straight to Kalimpong, also called the garden of flowers, Kalimpong has almost everything- scenic beauty, flowers, greenery, waters, mists, clouds etc. Set off for local sightseeing of Durpin Hill (which has the famous Zong Dog Palri Fo- Brang Monastery which belongs to the same Buddhist sect as the present Dalai Lama) , Jelapla View Point, Pine View Point, Chitra Bhanu & Kalim Temple, Dr Graham's Homes complex with its historic church & well maintained grounds founded in 1900 by Rev. Dr. J A Graham, a Scottish missionary, Delo Hill (5556 ft) appears to be the roof- of- the- world, is the highest point in Kalimpong. Delo also has the town's picturesque water reservoir. Then on to Mangal Dham Temple constructed in memory of the late Guru Shree (108) Mangal Dasji and dedicated to Lord Krishna, Kalimpong Arts & Crafts Centre, Nature Interpretation Centre (Forest Museum). Evening at leisure with a visit to the market.where you do some curio shopping, buy some Kalimpong Cheese & lollypops of Swiss technology from "Larks"¯ or just take a walk through the market . If you are in Kalimpong on a Wednesday/Saturday, walk down to the 'Haat Bazaar"¯ or local market - a place where villagers from all nearby villages come & sell/display their wares (right from handicrafts to food items). The market starts early morning by 6-7am & is on till 4pm. This is a unique extravaganza typical to rural regions, a cultural experience you will never forget Overnight at Kalimpong.


Day 5
After Breakfast, start for your next destination Gangtok. Enroute enjoy the land of the Pristine and unspoilt natural beauty- Sikkim. Check in at Gangtok (5500 Ft) hotel. Relax and enjoy the stay.


Day 6
After breakfast proceed to Tsongmo Lake (12,210 Ft), a 40 km drive which takes about 2.5 hrs. This lake is located very close to Nathula Pass which is the entry point to China & remains frozen for most part of the year. Relax and relish the surroundings, majestic snowy peaks which feed the lake and the clean fresh air. Thereafter, visit Baba Mandir (new), a memorial in the name of Baba Harbhajan Singh. Back to Gangtok . Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight at Gangtok


Day 7
After Breakfast, set off for a 10-point local sightseeing of Gangtok covering Tashi View, Ganesh Tok, Hanumak Tok, Rumtek Monastery, Shanti View Point, Do-Drul Chorten, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom, Banjhakri falls and Flower Show. The Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa) is one of the most important stupas of Sikkim and is built by the head of the Nyingma order- Trullshi Rimpoche in 1945. It contains rare details of Dorji Phupa, Holy Books, Mantras and is encircled by 108 prayer wheels ; The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology built in 1958 in traditional style, a renowned worldwide centre for the study of the Mahayana Buddhist philosophy & religion, a treasure house of rare "Thankas"¯, statues, over 200 Buddhist icons and prized objects of art. In the evening, relax & refresh yourself & explore the city. Overnight at Gangtok.


Day 8
After Breakfast, start for Pelling via Sandruptse & Char Dham. Arrive at Pelling & checkin at the hotel. Pelling is one of the closest points to the Khanchenjunga range & one can see it upfront touching the sky from Pelling. Overnight at Pelling.


Day 9
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. We provide you with two options. You may opt for either of the options. Option 1:--- Leave early for the Khecheopalri Lake, also called the "Wish Fulfilling Lake"¯. It lies in a depression surrounded by prayer flags & forested hills. On the return stop to see the Khangchendzonga water falls. Also visit the Rock gardens, Rimbi Water Falls as well as the Rimbi Power Project. After lunch, proceed to The Pemayangtse Monastery (7021 Ft), 2.5 kms from Pelling. Built during the late 17th century, it is one of the oldest & most important monasteries of the Nyingmapa order of Buddhism in Sikkim. Even today, it is only the monks of this monastery who enjoy the title of “Tasang" or pure monks. The monastery follows the Mindroling tradition & has 108 monks. The main attraction of the monastery is the wooden replica of Zangdog Palri , the celestial abode of Guru Padmasambhava, built by Serdup L Dorje Rinpoche in 1971. Thereafter, visit the Rabdentse Ruins - the second capital of the erstwhile King of Sikkim till 1814 A.D. This is also very close to the Pemyangtse Monastery, a 30mins walk from the main road. The scenic view from the top of the ruins scanning across the deep valley, to the mystic heights of the Khanchenjunga range is something to be cherished & etched in memory. We then take you to see the Helipad Ground and the Trijuk View Point. Back to the hotel by evening. Overnight at Pelling. Option 2:--- Leave early for a visit to the Dentam valley, the Changey falls & Singshore Bridge. This Bridge is an engineering marvel and a visit is worth it. Return for lunch. After lunch, proceed to The Pemayangtse Monastery (7021 Ft), 2.5 kms from Pelling. Built during the late 17th century, it is one of the oldest & most important monasteries of the Nyingmapa order of Buddhism in Sikkim. Even today, it is only the monks of this monastery who enjoy the title of “Tasang" or pure monks. The monastery follows the Mindroling tradition & has 108 monks. The main attraction of the monastery is the wooden replica of Zangdog Palri , the celestial abode of Guru Padmasambhava, built by Serdup L Dorje Rinpoche in 1971. Thereafter, visit the Rabdentse Ruins - the second capital of the erstwhile King of Sikkim till 1814 A.D. This is also very close to the Pemyangtse Monastery, a 30mins walk from the main road. The scenic view from the top of the ruins scanning across the deep valley, to the mystic heights of the Khanchenjunga range is something to be cherished & etched in memory. We then take you to see the Helipad Ground and the Trijuk View Point. Back to the hotel by evening. Overnight at Pelling


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