Enchanting Sikkim: (6 Days/5 Nights)

Trip Duration:

6 Days / 5 Nights

Places Included:

Gangtok - Darjeeling - Bagdogra

Itinerary Overview

This “Enchanting Sikkim” itinerary (6 Days/5 Nights) unveils the beauty of the Himalayas. Arrive in Bagdogra, the gateway to Sikkim, City1. On Day 1, explore Gangtok’s markets or enjoy a local meal.

Day 2 dives into Gangtok’s charm with visits to Do-Drul Chorten, Enchey Monastery, and the Institute of Tibetology. Day 3 brings an early start for a trip to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir, offering stunning scenery and cultural significance.

On Day 4, journey through the mountains to Darjeeling, City2, the “Queen of Hills.” Day 5 explores Darjeeling’s highlights – the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden, and Darjeeling Ropeway. In the evening, enjoy a cultural show.

The trip concludes on Day 6 with departure from Bagdogra. This itinerary offers a taste of both Gangtok’s vibrant culture and Darjeeling’s colonial charm, all nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas.

Enchanting Sikkim: (6 Days/5 Nights)

Detailed Itinerary

Enchanting Sikkim: (6 Days/5 Nights)

Embark on a captivating journey through the majestic Himalayas on this 6-day adventure. Explore the vibrant capital of Sikkim, Gangtok, and the charming hill station of Darjeeling, offering breathtaking landscapes, cultural experiences, and colonial charm.

Day 1: Arrival in Bagdogra – A Gateway to Beauty

  • Arrive at Bagdogra Airport, the gateway to Sikkim.
  • After clearing immigration and customs, proceed to a pre-booked car waiting to transfer you to Gangtok (approximately 4-hour drive).
  • Upon arrival in Gangtok, check in to your pre-booked hotel and unwind after your journey.
  • In the evening, explore the local markets or enjoy a traditional Sikkimese dinner.

Day 2: Unveiling the Enchantment of Gangtok

  • After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Gangtok, visiting iconic landmarks steeped in history and culture.
  • Witness the grandeur of the Do-Drul Chorten, a stupa complex with 108 chortens.
  • Visit the Enchey Monastery, perched on a ridge overlooking the city, offering panoramic views.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant collection of Himalayan artifacts at the Institute of Tibetology.
  • In the evening, take a leisurely stroll along the scenic MG Marg, a hub of shops and restaurants.

Day 3: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir

  • Gear up for an early morning excursion to Tsomgo Lake, a mesmerizing high-altitude lake revered for its scenic beauty and spiritual significance.
  • En route, stop at the iconic Baba Mandir, a shrine dedicated to an Indian soldier, believed to protect the Nathu La Pass.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the serenity of the lake. (Optional: indulge in yak rides or local snacks)
  • Return to Gangtok in the afternoon, enjoying the scenic drive back.

Day 4: Gangtok to Darjeeling – A Journey Through Mountains

  • After breakfast, bid farewell to Gangtok and proceed to Darjeeling, the “Queen of Hills” (approximately 4-hour drive).
  • Marvel at the scenic beauty of the Himalayas as you wind your way through the mountains.
  • Upon arrival in Darjeeling, check in to your pre-booked hotel and relax amidst the cool mountain air.
  • In the evening, explore the local bazaars or savor a cup of Darjeeling tea, renowned for its unique flavor.

Day 5: Unveiling the Charm of Darjeeling

  • Start your day early to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Kanchenjunga mountain range (weather permitting).
  • After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Darjeeling, visiting the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, showcasing mountaineering history.
  • Explore the Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden, housing a variety of Himalayan animals.
  • Take a scenic ride on the Darjeeling Ropeway, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas. (Optional: visit the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre)
  • In the evening, enjoy a cultural show showcasing traditional dance and music of the region.

Day 6: Farewell to the Himalayas – Departure from Bagdogra

  • After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to Bagdogra Airport for your departure flight.
  • Carry home unforgettable memories of your enchanting exploration of Sikkim and Darjeeling.

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Inclusions

  • Airport / Railway Station pick up and drop as per your flight/train timings
  • Comfortable and hygienic Vehicle (SUV / Sedan / Tempo Traveler) as per the group size
  • Stay on a double (for couples & special requests) and triple-sharing basis in hotels/camps
  • Breakfast (from Day 2 to Last Day as per itinerary)
  • Driver night charges & allowances, toll tax, parking charges, etc.
  • Experienced driver for the entire journey
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
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