Sikkim & Darjeeling (5 Days/4 Nights)

Trip Duration:

5 Days / 4 Nights

Places Included:

Gangtok - Darjeeling - Silliguri

Itinerary Overview

Escape the ordinary on this 5-day Himalayan adventure! Arrive in Bagdogra, the gateway to Sikkim. In Gangtok (Day 1, City 1), delve into cultural wonders like Do-Drul Chorten and savor delectable local cuisine. Day 2 unlocks the rich heritage of the region at the Institute of Tibetology.

On Day 3, embark on a scenic journey through the mountains to Darjeeling, the “Queen of Hills” (City 2). Witness a breathtaking sunrise paint the majestic Kanchenjunga peaks gold (weather permitting) on Day 4. Explore fascinating museums, the Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden, and take a scenic ropeway ride offering panoramic vistas. Immerse yourself in a vibrant cultural show in the evening.

The trip concludes on Day 5 with departure from Silliguri, a convenient transport hub. This itinerary offers a taste of Sikkim’s vibrant culture and Darjeeling’s breathtaking beauty, all nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Himalayas.

Sikkim & Darjeeling (5 Days/4 Nights)

Detailed Itinerary

Sikkim & Darjeeling (5 Days/4 Nights)

This 5-day adventure whisks you away on a breathtaking exploration of Sikkim and Darjeeling, nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Gangtok, marvel at the stunning scenery of Darjeeling, and experience the serenity of the Himalayas on this unforgettable journey.

Day 1: Arrival in Bagdogra – Gateway to the Mountains

  • Arrive at Bagdogra Airport, the gateway to Sikkim and Darjeeling.
  • 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 savor a traditional Sikkimese dinner, experiencing the unique flavors of the region.

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 of the Himalayas.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant collection of Himalayan artifacts at the Institute of Tibetology, learning about the region’s rich cultural heritage.
  • In the evening, take a leisurely stroll along the scenic MG Marg, a hub of shops, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.

Day 3: A Journey Through Mountains – Gangtok to Darjeeling

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

Day 4: Unveiling the Charm of Darjeeling

  • Start your day early to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Kanchenjunga mountain range (weather permitting). Capture the majestic peaks bathed in golden light, creating a picture-perfect moment.
  • After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Darjeeling, visiting the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, showcasing the history of mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas.
  • Explore the Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden, housing a variety of fascinating Himalayan animals, including the endangered red panda.
  • Take a scenic ride on the Darjeeling Ropeway, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas and the sprawling town below. (Optional: visit the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre to learn about the Tibetan culture and support local artisans)
  • In the evening, enjoy a cultural show showcasing traditional dance and music of the region, experiencing the vibrant artistic heritage of Darjeeling.

Day 5: Farewell to the Himalayas – Departure from Silliguri

  • After breakfast, check out of your hotel in Darjeeling and proceed to Siliguri (approximately 3-hour drive), a convenient hub for transportation connections.
  • Depending on your departure time, you can explore the bustling markets of Siliguri or relax at the airport before your flight home.
  • Carry home unforgettable memories of your Himalayan adventure!

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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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