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Kolkata-Darjeeling-Sikkim-Bhutan Cultural Tour

Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days

Destination Covered : New Delhi, Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kolkata, Pelling, Yumthang, Lachung, Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Namchi

Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys, Hill Stations & Valleys

Price : On Request

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  • Kolkata-Darjeeling-Sikkim-Bhutan Cultural Tour

New Delhi, Gangtok and Darjeeling Tour Overview

About Sikkim: Small but beautiful, Sikkim is situated in the eastern Himalayas. The state is spreader below the Mount Khanchendzonga (8534 mts), the third highest mountain in the world, and revered by the Sikkimese as their protective deity. With an area of 7,300 sqkms and measuring approx. 114 kms from the north to south and 64 kms from east to west, the elevation ranges from 300 meters to over 8540 meters above sea level. Amidst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, lush valleys, fast flowing rivers, hills, Sikkim offers her visitors a rare and singular experience. Within a matter of hours one can move from the sub-tropical heat of the lower valleys to the cold of the rugged mountain slopes that reach up to the area of perpetual snow.

The modern history of Sikkim begins from 1642 A.D. with the coronation of PhuntsogNamgyal as the first Chogyal or king of Sikkim in a tranquil pine covered hill in YuksomNorbugang in West Sikkim. The Namgyals were scions of the Mi-nyak House in Kham in Eastern Tibet. It is said that there were three brothers, chiefs of Kham Mi-nyak. A letter dropped from heaven directed the middle brother to go south towards Sikkim where his descendants were fated to rule. It was in Sakya that his eldest son single-handedly raised the pillars of the Sakya monastery and earned himself the sobriquet of ‘KhyeBumsa( the strength of a lakh of men ). KhyeBumsa also earned himself the hand of the daughter of the Sakya hierarch and settled in Chumbi Valley, which remained, for a long time, the epicenter of the later kingdom of Sikkim.

About Bhutan: - The Kingdom of Bhutan, a gem in the eastern Himalayas, areas 38,394 square km. and is populated with just little above 750,000. Looking from a natural side, fauna and flora flourishes in great varieties as the terrain rises from southern foothills (150m above sea level) to unclimbed peaks over 7000m. The kingdom is one of the leading countries in environmental conservation. Over 70% of Bhutan’s land area is still under forest cover. One of the most striking physical features of Bhutan is its architecture. Patterns of rich colours adorn walls, beams, pillars and doors in traditional splendour.

Tiger’s Nest may like to experience 8th century and follow the trails of Guru Padmasambhava’s legendary travel through Bhutan. Legend says that he flew to the cliff s of Taktsang on the back of a tigress. Taktsang temples (Tiger’s Nest), built on the cliff s above the valley of Paro, is one of the highest holy Buddhist spots in the world and listed in 1000 best places to see before you die.

New Delhi, Gangtok and Darjeeling Tour Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrived Kolkata – Delhi

Open arrival at Kolkata Subash Chandra bose international airport welcome and transfer to hotel over night at Kolkata.

Day 2:


After breakfast check out hotel then transport to domestic airport & Open arrival in Bagdogra Airport meet and welcome you by our Guide at the airport and then transfer you on a journey drive through picturesque tea gardens to the world renowned hill station, Darjeeling. Perched on an altitude of 2134m, Darjeeling is set amidst a majestic backdrop of the great Himalayan peak of Kanchenjunga (3rd highest peak in the world at 8586m) and is regarded as the Queen of East India. After dinner, free at leisure to visit the local bazaar.

Day 3:

Darjeeling Local Sightseeing

Depart hotel at about 4am for Tiger Hill (2685m) for sun rising view and a panoramic view of the spectacular snow-clad mountain peaks of the Himalayan Range.Visit to the Ghoom Monastery, built in 1850 by Lama Sharb, which enshrines a 15ft. Statue of Maitreya Buddha . After which, back to hotel for your breakfast after breakfast start short hike downhill up to Tibetan Refugee self-help center Then visit the Himalayan Zoological Park. The zoo serves as a breeding center for snow leopards and red pandas, as well as a home for mountain yaks, Himalayan black bears and Siberian Tigers. Visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, located within this zoo, which was founded in 1954 to commemorate history's first successful conquest of Mt. Everest in 1953 by 'Darjeeling's son, Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary. Evening back to market area evening free and easy.

Day 4:

Darjeeling to Kaluk

After breakfast check out then drive to Kaluk west Sikkim. After 2 hrs drive we have a short break at Lover view point for Photography view of two river (River Teesta& River Rangeet on completed drive to Sikkim border line area for immigration after completed all paper work then drive to Jorethang for lunch after lunch drive to Rinchenpong visit GurungGompa on completed drive to Kaluk over night at Kaluk.

Day 5:

Kaluk - Pelling

After breakfast check out then transfer to Chaya Tal then drive to Beautiful Dentam Valley on arrival visit Dentam alpine cheese factory & second highest suspension bridge in Asia and highest in India Sikkim. then drive to Pelling on arrival visit Pemayangtse Monastery designed and founded by Lama LhatsunChempo in 1705, it is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim, also the most famous in west Sikkim. Originally built by LhatsunChenpo in the 17th century, as a small Lhakhang, it was subsequently enlarged during the reign of the third ChogyalChakdorNamgyal who was considered as LhatsunChenpo's third reincarnate, JigmePawo. The monastery follows the Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism and controls all other monasteries of that Order in Sikkim. On completed drive down to Rabdentse Ruins second capital of Sikkim over night at Pelling.

Day 6:

Pelling - Yuksam

After breakfast Proceed to Khechoperi Holy Lake on the way passing by Rimbi Falls and Kanchenjunga Falls visit Khecheopalri Lake, originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri (meaning the heaven of Padmasambhava), is a lake located near Khecheopalri village on completed drive to Yuksam first capital of Sikkim on arrival at Yuksam visit Dubdi monastery first and oldest monastery in Sikkim & Norbugang chorten on completed drive back to hotel over night at Yuksam.

After breakfast, we begin a short easy trek to Lebong village via Bhotey busty, one of the very famous village in Darjeeling After breakfast, we begin a short easy trek to Lebong village via Bhotey busty, one of the very famous village in Darjeeling.

Day 7:

Pelling – Namchi

After breakfast drive to Tashiding means “The Devoted Central Glory” and the monastery by this name was founded in 1641 by Ngadak Sempa Chempo Phunshok Rigzing who belonged to the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Ngadak was one of the three wise men who held the consecration ceremony crowning the first King of Sikkim at Yuksom. It was extended and renovated in 1717 during the reign of the third Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal. 'Bhumchu Ceremony' or festival is a popular religious festival that is held on the 14th and 15th day of the first month of Tibetan Calendar on completed drive to Ravangla on arrival visit The Buddha Park of Ravangla, also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated near Rabong (Ravangla)It was constructed between 2006 and 2013 and features a 130-foot (40 m) high statue of the Buddha as its centerpiece. The site was chosen within the larger religious complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery), itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage on completed drive to Namchi visit Chardham highest statue of lord Shiva and Sangdrouptse highest statue of Guru Padmasambawaover night at Namchi.

Day 8:

Namchi-Rumtek Monastery-Gangtok

After breakfast leave for Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Tucked away in the clouds, Gangtok is spread out on a ridge 1520m above sea level, and looks something out of a fairy tale with houses precariously balanced on the slopes of steep hills. Apart from the gorgeous view of deep valleys, waterfalls and snow-capped mountain ranges that separate from neighboring Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal en route visit Rumtek Monastery Originally built under the direction of Changchub Dorje, 12th Karmapa Lama in the mid-1700s[1], Rumtek served as the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage in Sikkim for some time. But when Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, arrived in Sikkim in 1959 after fleeing Tibet, the monastery was in ruins. Despite being offered other sites, the Karmapa decided to rebuild Rumtek. After lunch drive to city area evening free and easy.

Day 9:

Gangtok to Tsamgo Lake Excursion

After breakfast, drive to Tsomgo Lake, also means as “The Source of the Lake” (3,780m). The lake derives its water from melting snows off the surrounding mountains, which is one of the famous sacred lakes in Sikkim, situated near the borders of Indo-Tibet (Suggested If the weather is clear take Cable car to top) or walk around the lake area around 45 Mnt lunch at local restaurant and back to Gangtok on arrival visit Flower exhibition center &evening walk around the local market MG marg.

Day 10:

Gangtok to Lachung

Today, we leave for North district of Sikkim to a small village, Lachung (2,400m). This spectacular drive will take about 6-7 hrs (lunch en-route). If weather is clear, you’ll see the magnificent range of the third highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga and some wild orchids blooming (during spring) on the way. Stop at Seven sister waterfalls, Naga waterfalls, Bhim Nala waterfalls Arrive Lachung in the late afternoon and check in at a lodge. (Please be reminded that the facilities here are very basic)

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