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7 Nights / 8 Days

Gems of North East Tour

Kalimpong - Gangtok- Darjeeling

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Overview

North-East India is profusely carpeted with lush greenery and is renowned for its vibrant culture. With our well-curated North East tour, you can take a step closer to nature’s purest form by visiting some of the gems of North-East India, like Darjeeling, Gangtok, and Kalimpong. The tour spans eight days, during which you’ll enjoy boat rides, horse rides, shopping, visit some of the best viewpoints, zoo visits, and other places that make your time worth reminiscing. You will also visit the emerald glacial lake, Tsomgo. This is indeed one of the most-talked-about lakes, perched at an elevation of 3780 meters above sea level.

This tour package is customizable for your specific needs. You can enjoy swift transfers, comfortable stays, and a guided sightseeing tour. Contact us if you want modifications so that we can tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable vacation.



Trip Highlights
  • Visit Durpin Monastery in Kalimpong.
  • Spend some time around Tsomgo Lake near Gangtok.
  • Experience an unforgettable sunset view from Tiger Hill in Darjeeling.
  • Enjoy a boat ride at Sumendu Lake of Mirik.
  • Shop for foreign goods in Pashupati Market.
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Arrival in Kalimpong

On your arrival at Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB), meet our tour representative who further transfers you to Kalimpong. As you reach Kalimpong, complete the check in formalities at your hotel and relax. In the evening, you are free to take a stroll in local markets or nurseries. You can also explore the nearby attractions of the hotel.

Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 2: Kalimpong Sightseeing

Have your breakfast and prepare for Kalimpong sightseeing, including Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Forest Museum (closed on Thursdays), Durpin Monastery, Mangal Dham, Pine View Nursery, and Dr. Graham Homes. In the evening, you can take a leisure walk in nurseries or shop in local markets.

After the sightseeing tour, return to the hotel for a delicious dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Kalimpong - Gangtok (1 ½ hour- 73 km)

Have your breakfast and check out from your hotel as you proceed to Gangtok. On reaching Gangtok, check-in at your pre-booked hotel and relax. Later, leave for Gangtok sightseeing, including the Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Enchey Monastery, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), White Hall, and Flower Show.

Return to your hotel for an overnight stay after the sightseeing tour.

Day 4: Gangtok - Baba Mandir -Tsomgo Lake- Gangtok (1 hour- 38 km, one side)

In the morning, have your breakfast and proceed for an excursion to Baba Mandir and Tsomgo Lake. On returning to Gangtok, you are free to take a stroll in MG Road or local markets.

Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir is a different temple dedicated to an Indian Army soldier. It is believed that he had spiritual powers. He used to warn the team three days prior to a surprise attack by the enemies. Tsomgo Lake is an emerald glacial lake situated at 3780 m above sea level. This is a heaven for trekkers and nature-lovers. Return to Gangtok. Overnight stay in a hotel

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(Please note: In case the lake area is closed due to landslides or other reasons, an alternative sightseeing session is to be provided).

Day 5: Gangtok- Darjeeling (2 ½ hours- 97 km)

Have your breakfast and get ready to visit Darjeeling. On reaching, check-in at your hotel and relax. In the evening, you are free to wander through Mall Road or other area's local markets. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 6: Darjeeling Sightseeing tour

By 3:45 AM, you leave for Tiger Hill. Your trip to Darjeeling is incomplete if the sunrise view of Tiger Hill is not involved. At an elevation of 8000 feet, it is easier to spot the peaks changing color as the sun changes its position and gradually starts to rise. The sunrays first hit two of the most popular and highest peaks in the world; Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga Peak. This moment is rush-free and de-stressing.

Afterward, take a halt at Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop, and Peace Memorial back to the hotel. Later, get ready for the second round of Darjeeling sightseeing, which includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tea Estate, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed) and Peace Pagoda.

Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 7: Darjeeling- Mirik- Darjeeling (1 ½ hour- 62 km, one side)

Have your breakfast and prepare for an excursion to Mirik. Visitors often don't miss a boat ride in Sumendu Lake, which is encircled by pine trees and manicured gardens. Other than boating, you may also indulge in horse riding. Mirik is also noted for orange orchids, tea gardens, cardamom groves, and gardens, where you are free to take a leisure nature walk and spend some time.

On your way back to Darjeeling, indulge in a shopping experience in Pashupati Market. The market is renowned for cheap foreign goods. In the evening, you are free to explore local markets or Mall Road. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 8: Darjeeling Departure

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and prepare for your onward journey. You get an assisted transfer to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction).

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