Darjeeling & Sikkim – The Eastern Himalaya


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This exciting Himayalan journey explores the tiny north-eastern state of Sikkim, otherwise known as ‘The Garden State’, on account of its spectacular flora and fauna and abundant flower nurseries. Boasting a plethora of monasteries and exceptional mountain scenery, this beautiful state is inhabited predominantly by gentle Buddhists and small settlements of tribal people.

Just over the border is Darjeeling, in the heart of the tea growing country, which is now, as always, a popular summer vacation destination. Combined with a few days exploring the sites of the oft-misunderstood but fascinating city of Kolkata (Calcutta), this well-rounded tour offers a great insight into Himalayan, Buddhist and city life in the north-east.

Basic Itinerary: Day 1: Arriva Kolkata. Day 2: Kolkata. Day 3: Morning flight to Bagdogra and drive up into the hills to Kalimpong. Day 4: Morning exploring Kalimpong’s flower nurseries and small market. Afternoon drive to Gangtok, capital of Sikkim. Day 5: Gangtok Sightseeing. Day 6: Morning transfer to the small town of Pelling. Day 7: Short drive to Tashiding and enjoy a beautiful walk up the hill to the secluded monastery. Day 8: Morning drive to Glenburn. Day 9: Morning transfer to Darjeeling Railway Station to board the toy train. Day 10: Morning hike to Glenburn Camp Site. Day 11: Morning drive to Bagdogra Airport to catch afternoon flight to Delhi. Day 12: Early morning departure for onward destination.

Length: 12-days total, Private Tour: Kolkata, Bagdogra, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Darjeeling, Delhi. Begins/Ends in Kolkata/Delhi. In Style Accommodation.

This Itinerary Is Just A Teaser Of The Many Possibilities Awaiting You

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