Central Hill Resort
Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.
Lachung is a mountain village close to the Tibetan border, in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. It's divided by the Lachung River. The village is home to the 19th-century Buddhist Lachung Monastery, surrounded by apple orchards. Nearby, the Yumthang Valley's Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary protects many species of rhododendron. The valley is also known for its waterfalls, pine forests and hot springs.
Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.
Upon arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport meet & greet, then transfer to Gangtok (5,480 ft.).(The capital of the state of Sikkim, Gangtok is an attractive tourist destination, reflecting a unique ambience which derives from its happy blend of tradition and modernity. Alongside the deeply felt presence of stupas and monasteries, Gangtok also bustles like any other thriving town). Check-in to hotel & enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Shop around at M.G. Marg & explore the city on your own. Enjoy overnight stay in Gangtok.
After a delicious breakfast at hotel visit Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Shop around at M.G. Marg & explore the city on your own. Enjoy overnight stay in Gangtok. Visit To Nathula Pass (14450ft): The road to Nathula passes through the Tsomgo lake. It is one of the highest motorable roads in the world and is richly surrounded by alpine flora. On a clear day you can even see the road winding down the Chumbi valley. Tourists are allowed to go close to the international border from where you can see Chinese soldiers on the other side of the barbed wire. Nathula is open for Indian nationals on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. (Rs.5500 /- Vehicle Extra to Visit Nathula Pass). (If due to landslide or bad road condition Tsomgo Lake is closed then alternate sightseeing will be provided).
After breakfast proceed to visit for the Local Sightseeing of Gangtok Includes Do Drul Chorten - the most significant Buddhist shrine in Sikkim. Visit some of the famous attractions like Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Handloom & Handicrafts centre, Enchey Monastery, Tashi View Point and the Gangtok Flower Show(If Open). Later, get back to your hotel for an overnight stay in Gangtok.
After breakfast checkout from Hotel and transfer to Lachung a village surrounded by snow-capped peaks and beautiful alpine meadows. Also visit Singhik view point, Naga falls falling on the way. Arrive at the beautiful Lachung and check-in to your hotel Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Early Morning after breakfast, you will be visiting Yumthang valley also known as Valley of Flowers. Located at a height of approx. 11,800 ft above sea level. Yumthang is located some 26 km away from Lachung. Where the tree line ends, the valley erupts in multi-colored meadows of flowers of Primula, Rhododendron, other alpine flowers You will then return back to Lachung for Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Breakfast Spent the day at Leisure enjoying the local markets and Overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast Checkout from Hotel and transfer to Gangtok. On reaching check in to Hotel refresh yourself and visit Local Markets for shopping and Overnight stay at Hotel.
After a delicious breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Darjeeling (6,710 ft). On arrival at Darjeeling check-in to hotel & enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Stroll in the Mall by your own. Enjoy overnight stay in Darjeeling.
Be a witness of the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Kangchenjunga (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak at around 4 a.m) at Tiger Hill early in the morning (subject to weather condition). Thrill yourself by visiting World famous Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop on your way back. After a sumptuous breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday close), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view) , Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda and Ropeway (Ticket cost not included and directly payable by guest). In evening explore the Mall on your own & shop around. Enjoy overnight stay in Darjeeling.
After your breakfast check out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to New Jalpaiguri Station / Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey with unlimited memory of North East Tour.