8 Days North East Trip Itinerary
On reaching Bagdogra Airport (69 km away from Darjeeling)/ New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (68 km) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (62 km), meet our tour representative who will help you with an assisted transfer to Darjeeling.
After arriving in Darjeeling, check in at the hotel. You can relax for some time. After that, the evening is at leisure; spend it to your liking. Take a stroll at the Mall road or visit the popular shopping centers to get your hands on some nice handicrafts. Stay overnight.
Day 2 starts very early. Leave the bed around 3:45 AM to enjoy a drive up to Tiger Hill for having a memorable sunrise view (subject to clear weather), 11 km away from the city. On returning, explore the other attractions of Darjeeling, including Ghoom Monastery, War Memorial, and Batasia Loop. Once at the hotel, have breakfast. Then, begin the second leg of your sightseeing tour. Visit Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), and Peace Pagoda.
Return to the hotel after the sightseeing tour. The evening is free. Stay overnight.
Have your breakfast and complete the check-out formalities. Get an assisted transfer to Kalimpong.
Perched at an altitude of 1,243 m above sea level, Kalimpong lies on the foothills of the Himalayas and is one of the most enchanting tourist destinations. Friendly locals, colonial structures, bustling markets, Buddhist monasteries, and beautiful views of the Himalayas attract tourists every year in decent numbers.
On arrival, check in at the hotel. After settling in, proceed for sightseeing. The list of attractions in Kalimpong includes Forest Museum (Closed On Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir- a temple with a huge Hanumana state that is built near Durga temple, Dr. Graham Homes, Durpin Monastery, Mangal Dham- a temple complex with temples dedicated to Lord Krishna and late Guru Mangal Das, Pine View Nurseries (Cactus Only) .
Another attraction is Deolo hill has viewpoints offering panoramic views of Durpin hill, the town, and the Kanchenjunga. There is a verdant green park here with colorful flowers. Kids can enjoy pony rides here.
In the evening back to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Today, get transferred to Pelling via Jorethang. The road from here offers clear views of the bordering Himalayan ranges such as Mount Kumbhakarna, Pandim, Khangchendzonga, Shimbho, Zopuno, Khangchendzonga, Narsing, and more. Halt at beautiful points on the road to click memorable photographs.
As you arrive in Pelling, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. You can relax in the afternoon. The evening is at leisure. If you wish you can take a stroll around the small village settlement around the town and interact with the locals. Stay overnight in Pelling.
The day is scheduled for a full day sightseeing post breakfast. Visit the main attractions of Pelling Rimbi waterfalls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake, and Rabdantse ruins.
Other attractions include Khecheopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga waterfalls, and Pemayangtse Monastery. The evening is free for you to roam around the helipad- placed at a high altitude; it offers nice scenic views or you can also visit the popular shopping center to collect souvenirs. Stay overnight.
Post morning breakfast, get transferred to Gangtok. Standing at an above sea level 1,600 m above sea level, Gangtok is a serene hill town, famed for its Buddhist monasteries, abundant lush scenery, and pleasant climate. One of the most popular tourist destinations in northeast India, Gangtok boasts of several viewpoints, offering mesmerizing views of the landscape. The place has different varieties of butterflies, Orchids, and Rhododendron in abundance. After reaching, check-in is followed by sightseeing, including the popular tourist attractions of Gangtok-Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, and Flower Show.
In the evening, if time permits, visit the popular markets of Gangtok including M G Road or Lal Market. Shop for souvenirs like woolen clothes, Thangka paintings and handicraft items. Overnight stay.
Post breakfast, day 7 is scheduled for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir.
Changu Lake or Tsomgo Lake (12,400 feet) is a glacial lake, 37 km from Gangtok. A site offering stunning site, the Lake is frequented by Brahmin ducks and other migratory birds. Kids can buy yak rides to explore the scenery and do buy Yak cheese. The banks of the Lake have a Lord Shiva temple. Do not forget to click the photographs here.
Later, continue to Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial War temple, 20 km from here. A temple at an elevation of 13000 feet, this shrine is originally a memorial, dedicated to a soldier Harbhajan Singh of the 23rd Punjab Regiment, who sacrificed his life in the Indo-China was of 1962. After he appeared in a colleague’s dream, the Indian Army built this structure in 1983 in his bunker that consists of his personal belongings. You can also make a wish by throwing a coin in the nearby pond.
Evening is at leisure. Overnight in Gangtok.
After morning breakfast, get transferred to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand for your onward journey. The tour ends here.