Located in the North Eastern foothills of the Himalayas, the popular tourist spot of Northeast India, Sikkim and Darjeeling has an expanse of interesting activities to offer. Atlas Travel has the perfect Sikkim with Darjeeling Tour Package which will not only cover all the areas of interest but will also leave you amazed at the wonders you will witness.
- Darjeeling toy train ride - UNESCO world heritage experience
- Full day of sightseeing in Darjeeling
- Chortens and monastery visit in Gangtok
- Full day of sightseeing in Yumthang
- Tsomgo lake excursion
Tour Itinerary - Sikkim Darjeeling Tour Package
Day 1 :Arrival – Darjeeling
Upon reaching your designated bus Stop/ Railway station or airport, our tour representative will transfer you straight to Darjeeling. Located at a height of 7100 meters, this hill station town is home to experiencing some of the most fun activities, like the UNESCO world heritage site of the Darjeeling Himalayan toy train along with other places of interests. Darjeeling is home to some rich collection of flora and fauna making the surrounding extremely pleasant and serene.
Upon your arrival in Darjeeling, you will be checked into your hotel where you will relax and freshen yourself up. The remainder of the day is meant for relaxation or strolling in the nearby marketplaces. You can also shop for souvenirs or other shopping items from the vibrant bazaars dotted around this place. Your day will end with having a wholesome dinner meal at your hotel followed by an overnight stay.
Day 2 :Darjeeling Sightseeing
Your day will start extremely early before the sun rises to experience one of the most memorable sunrise at Tiger Hill, which is 11km away. After witness a grand sunrise there, you will be taken to your hotel for a delicious breakfast meal. Post breakfast your day will continue by visiting some of the popular tourist sites which will include; Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, which is home to the famous snow leopard and critically endangered Himalayan wolf; a fun ropeway ride; a wonderful tea plantation estate; and the famous Buddhist stupa, peace pagoda.
After a local excursion of the surrounding areas you will be taken back to your hotel where you will be served a delicious dinner meal followed by an overnight stay.
Day 3 :Darjeeling – Gangtok
Early in the morning post breakfast, you will be transferred to the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. Upon your arrival in Gangtok which is located at a distance of 2 hours and 30 Mines, you will be checked into a hotel. After this you will be taken for a local sightseeing tour of some of the most popular tourist spots. Your excursion will begin with a visit to the Do-Drul Chorten.
Do Drul Chorten is a magnificent stupa and houses the complete set of Dorje Phurba, Kangyur relics among other religious books and objects. Next stop will be the Enchey monastery, which is set in a serene and calming environment giving its visitors a sense of peace. After having a peaceful experience you will be taken to your next stop at the flower exhibition centre which is a permanent show. With extremely low entry fees, you will get to feat your eyes in the magnificent and breathtaking surroundings which will be dotted with colorful flowers of various varieties.
You will also be made to visit the famous mall road, where you can shop for local souvenirs and gorge on the delicious local cuisines. Finally, you will be taken to your allotted hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4 :Gangtok – Lachung
After having a delicious and fulfilling breakfast in the morning you will be driven to Lachung which is located at a distance of 2 hours and 50 minutes. The whole area is riddled with greenery, cascading waterfalls and snowcapped mountains. Travelers visit this place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
En route there are several spots where we will stop, these spots include, Tashi, which is a viewpoint, from where you can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the valley; next stop will be Kabi Longstok, which houses a small monastery. You will then be served with lunch before finally reaching your destination of Lachung.
During evening time you will finally arrive at Lachung. After being comfortably checked in you will relax and freshen up when finally you will be served dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Day 5 :Yumthang Sightseeing
Early in the morning, post breakfast, you will be taken to the beautiful of Yumthang which is located at a distance of just 45 minutes above Lachung. Also popularly known as, the valley of flowers sanctuary, the entire valley blooms up with different colors of flowers during spring. It is truly a sight to behold and a treat for heart, mind and soul.
In the afternoon you will be taken back to Lachung where you will visit some of the most popular sites of public interest. Here you can walk around the tiny local villages and take in their culture and way of life along with visiting some exciting waterfalls. You will also be made to visit the Lachung Gompa, which one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim having is being built in 1880. It is constructed on the confluence of Lachen and Lachung River which are the tributaries of Teesta River making this spot even more spiritually active.
You will then head back to your hotel late in the evening where you will be served a delicious dinner meal along with an overnight stay.
Day 6 :Lachung – Gangtok
After having your breakfast in the morning you will be driven to Gangtok. On the way you will make a stopover at Singhik and Mangan points which are primarily made with the purpose of giving a mind-blowing view of the valley. You will be able to view some of the most spectacular sites of mount Kabru, Mount Kanchenjunga among other mountains. After taking in the wonderful views you will be headed back to Gangtok.
Upon your arrival in Gangtok, you will be checked into your hotel, where you will freshen up and relax for a bit. Evening time is free for you to do your leisurely activities where you can take a stroll in the bustling market, shop for your loved one from the local markets and buy some Tibetan handicrafts.
You will finally be served dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Day 7 :Excursion to Tsomgo Lake
After having your morning breakfast meal, you will leave for a day’s excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir.
Located at a distance of 38 kms this glacial lake receives its water from the snow-topped mountains around it. This serene place is home to several migratory birds including Brahmin ducks. There are several fun activities to do around the lake like opting for a yak ride. This site remains an important tourist attraction site throughout the year.
As evening commences you will have some time for leisure, after which you will be served dinner followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8 :Gangtok – Departure from Siliguri
Post breakfast you will be assisted to your bus station / Railway Station / Airport from where you will head on to your destination.
- Guided sightseeing tour
- Pick up and drop off service
- Meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Driver allowance, parking charges, fuel price
- Any expense of personal nature
- Extra charges in case of an emergency
- Shopping, laundry, tipping, portage
- Monument entrance fees, camera charges
- Anything not in the inclusions section
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What is the route for the Darjeeling toy train?
A. The Darjeeling toy train starts off from New Jalpaiguri station and takes a trip of 88 kms to Darjeeling.
Q.What are the must visit attractions in Darjeeling?
A. Tiger hill, batasia loop, peace pagoda, padmaja naidu zoological park, ghoom monastery, rock garden etc. are some of the must visit attractions in Darjeeling.
Q.When is the best time to go on a sikkim tour?
A. March to May and October to mid-december are the best months to explore Sikkim.
Q.How to reach Yumthang valley?
A. The best way to reach Yumthang valley is by road and it is 113 kms away from gangtok.
Q.What is the elevation of Tsomgo lake?
A. Tsomgo lake is located on an elevation of 12,300 feet above sea level.