Sikkim Holidays Tour

Sikkim Holidays TourHoliday Tours In Darjeeling- The World Heritage Hills

Trip Overview:

Duration; 10 Days
Maximum Altitude; 2134 M/ 7000ft
Best Season: March, April, May, September, October & November
This Tour wll take you through Kureong, Darjeeling, & Kalimpong.

Trip Itinerary

DAY-01- Arrival at nearest Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri railway (train) Station transfer to Kurseong about 90 kms, 2 hours drive by luxurious vehicle.
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Arrival at Bhadrapur / Biratnager Airport (Nepal) Transfer to Kurseong about 4 hours drive by luxurious vehicle. A journey to Kurseong is beautiful experience. The road passes through lush green forest, teagardens, mountain views, water falls, Mountain River and more. A complete journey to Kurseong a delightful experience simply out of the world. Kurseong (1486 m), it is nearest hill station. A picturesque tourist resort, it provides excellent view of the southern plains. Over night stay at hotel in Kurseong.

DAY-02- Morning session: You shall start the day by visiting Makaibari tea garden.

Makaibari tea garden. Makaibari tea is world renowned for its flavour, to see the best tea product in this area.
Afternoon session: After lunch takes you to the Darjeeling Town, by Darjeeling Himalayan Train (World Heritage)

Darjeeling (2134 m) by Darjeeling Himalayan train, 32 kms, it will take 3 hours more. The journey to Darjeeling by train, most scenic beauty of Himalayas view, track leading through Landslide Mountains, forest waterfalls and tea bushes. Known the world over as the Queen of Hills, The cool climes of Darjeeling provide welcome relief and delightful experiences around every corner. This is the land of World Heritage Darjeeling Himalayan railway (Train). It is divers and vibrant culture where the legendary Gorkhas are in harmony with the smiling Lepchas, Sherpas and Tibetans. Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt. Kanchanjunga towering over the azure sky. O /N at hotel in Darjeeling.

DAY-03- Morning session; you shall start your day for sight seeing around Darjeeling town.

Visit Himalayan Zoological park, about 3kms walking distance, this is high altitude wild part with Siberian tiger, Snow leopards, Himalayan black bear, red panda and more.

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (museum & Art galleries of Himalayan mountaineering Institute) Tenzing Norgay ascent of Mt. Everest along with Edmond Hillary in 1953 provided the impetus of mountaineering as an organized spot in India.

Tibetan Refugee Self help centre It established in 1959 to the house refugees from Tibet, these days it provides shelter to the aged in addition to housing an orphanage, a hospital and a monastery, various craft workshops produce Tibetan carpets of Ladakhi wool, wood carving and leather product.

Afternoon session: After Lunch session, takes you for sightseeing around Darjeeling.

Bhutia Busty Monastery: Located about 1.5 kms downhill; it was founded in 1879, and has links to both Kagyupa and Nyingmapa orders of Tibetan Buddhism.

Japanese Peace pagoda It was established by followers of the Nipponzan Myohoji Japanese Buddhist order. The pagoda is the highest free-standing structure in town. Return to your hotel. O / N at hotel in Darjeeling.

DAY-04- Morning session: Early in the morning you shall start your day for morning sunrise view.

Drive to Tiger hill (2590 m) 11kms from Darjeeling town, it will take one and half hours drive. To see the morning sun rise ,no finer place exists of provide a view of grandeur and beauty of towering snow capped mountains, Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchanjunga, whole eastern to western Himalayas peak is also visible from this point. Tea / breakfast on the way.

Visit famous Yiga Choling Buddhist Monastery, This monastery situated at an altitude 8000ft, This monastery to belonging to the yellow sects of the Buddhist who worship a 15 ft statue of the coming Buddha, it was built in 1875. Return to the hotel for lunch.

Afternoon session: After lunch session, takes you for casual walk / leisure.
Mall and Chowrasta: The Mall encircles Observatory Hill and is always full of taking their morning or evening constitutional walk. You can spend a delightful evening here sitting on a bench with a cup of Darjeeling flavour tea. (End your Darjeeling trip) and return to your hotel. O / N at hotel in Darjeeling. (End your Darjeeling tour).

DAY-05- Morning drive to Kalimpong (1250m), about 46kms, 3 hours drive. The journey from Darjeeling to Kalimpong is a beautiful experience and passes through lush green forest, tea gardens and Mountain River of Teesta. It enjoys temperature climate throughout the year. Kalimpong offer a quite and relaxed holiday against the backdrop of Kanchanjunga. Lunch at your hotel.
Afternoon session: After lunch session, takes you some famous Buddhist monasteries.
Thongsha monastery, this monastery of Bhutanese origin is built in the year 1630 and located it is the oldest monastery in this region.
Tharpa Choling Monastery it is situated Tirpai hill and built around 1937 belonging to Gelukpa sect. Over night in Hotel.

DAY-06- Morning session: you shall start your sight seeing tour around Kalimpong.
Visit Deolo View point 1666m, Deolo view point is the highest point in Kalimpong town. The view from Deolo hill is a fantastic one. One can see the entire Kalimpong town, south Sikkim, massive mountains of west Sikkim.
Hanuman Park which is recently constructed with a gigantic statue of Lord Hanuman.

Dr. Graham’s Homes founded in 1900 by Rev .Dr. J.A. Graham, a Scottish missionary. This institution was established as an orphanage-cum-school for destitute Anglo-Indian children. Return to your hotel.
Afternoon session: After lunch session, takes you to the Kalimpong market.
Pick up those souvenirs, mementoes and knick-knack, local handicrafts. Over night in hotel (End your Kalimpong tour).

DAY-07- Morning, drive to Lava (2184m), 70 kms, 5 hours drive, roads leading through up and down, passes through Lepchas village. Lava stands in the backdrop of the Neora valley National Park it is quite certain that a tour of the park will enjoy top priority on any tourist’s itinerary. The picturesque and enchanting landscapes of the Neora Valley National park comprises of pristine natural forest.

Sight trip to Memorable View Points around Pedong Jeep take one close enough to the Damsang Fort and a fifteen minute walk through a lovely wooded area of rhododendrons and other native trees and shrubs brings one to the ruins. After touring the ruins continuous drive to Rikissum to take in the fabulous views. This is also the spot where an ancient Bhutanese monastery stood. After visiting Pedong continuous drive to Lava. O/N at hotel in Lava.

DAY-08- Drive to Tsongay Falls, 3 hours drive, to see the natural falls, lunch at enroute. Evening return to your hotel. O/ N at hotel in Lava.

DAY-09- Morning drive to Rishyap 9 kms, 1hours drive, after the thirst for natural beauty is partially quenched the journey towards Rishyap can be undertaken. On the way one can find lilies. Orchids, rhododendrons and other type of mountainous flowers in full bloom and savour the delights of virgin forests. On reaching Rishyap one finds oneself in the midst of a dream destination. Set against the backdrop of mighty Kanchanzonga this small village possesses one of the most expensive views of the mountains. O /N at hotel in Rishyap or Lava.

DAY-10- Morning drive to Kakharvitta (Indo- Nepal boarder) 6-7 hours drive, lunch on the way. O/ N at Hotel in Kakharvitta.

DAY-11- Departure from Kakharvitta.




Sikkim & Darjeeling Tour/Trek Programmes

Best Season Trip Days Places to visit Name of the Trip

Mar-May & Sep-Nov 11 Days Kureong, Darjeeling & Kalimpong Holidays Tours in Darjeeling

Mar-May & Sep-Nov 10 Days Gangtok, Pelling, Yoksum Holidays Tour in Sikkim Himalaya

Mar-May & Sep-Nov 16 Days Bhutan, Sikkim, Darjeeling Bhutan Darjeeling Sikkim Tour

Mar-May 09 Days Mangan, Lachung, Yumthng Holidays tour in Flower valley

Mar-May & Sep-Nov 20 Days Kanchenjunga base camp Kanchenjunga Panorama

Mar-May & Sep-Nov 08 Days Kanchenjunga base camp Horse Trail at Singalila Range

Mar-May & Sep-Nov 11 Days Kurseong, Darjeeling Sandakphu Trail

Mar-May & Sep-Nov 10 Days West Sikkim Dzongri Trail (In west Sikkim)

Mar-May & Sep-Nov 12 Days West Sikkim Goecha-La Trail Kanchenzunga Trek

Mar-May & Sep-Nov 15 Days Kanchenjunga base camp Kanchanjungha Wilderness trek