Sikkim & West Bengal – 7 Nights/ 8 Days

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  • Sikkim
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  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Speaking tour guide
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Sikkim & West Bengal – 7 Nights/ 8 Days

Bagdogra | Gangtok | Pelling | Kalimpong | Darjeeling |

Day 1: Arrival Njp Railway / (Ixo) Bagdogra Airport – Gangtok

On arrival at NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (413 Ft / 126 Mts) you will be assisted to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5412 Ft / 1650 Mts, 130 km /4 to 5 Hrs).
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Gangtok – Tshangu Lake And Baba Mandir Excursion

Start for an excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in three hours one way from Gangtok) & Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in one hour one way from Tshangu Lake). Situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way, with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned to the scenic beauty around. Back to Gangtok.

(In case of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided) Overnight at Hotel.


One can opt for Nathula Excursion by paying a supplement cost which varies from month to month. Organizing the permit at the last moment is not possible & a clear window of 72 Hrs with proper documents is required to process the permit. Nathula permit gets confirmed a day prior OR on the day of journey (depending on the working of the permit issuing office) & it is subjected to permit availability as it is allotted as per turn. At times the demand for Nathula permits goes to 700 vehicles whereas the permit issued is only 60 for civil & 40 for the government. Nathula is closed on Monday & Tuesday for tourists.

Nathula can be guaranteed if you have contacts in the army or if you are a government employee. Kindly use your sources so that the permit could be procured. The modus operandi for this would be that you would be requiring the car number and driver’s license a day prior to the journey date. In case you take the number and driver details in advance and god forbid due for whatsoever reason if the driver and the vehicle any one of two is not able to report then your whole exercise of getting the permit done gets futile. While coordinating this with the army or other sources, please request the source to do both the army and the tourism permission, this saves a lot of time.

Nathula (14140 Ft/4310 Mts/20 Kms in one hour one way from Tshangu Lake) Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in one hour one way from Tshangu Lake) is an Indo-China border, controlled by the Indian Army & is situated approx 20 Kms ahead of Tshangu Lake at a height of 14140 Ft/4310. The journey to Nathula & Baba Mandir is the same up to 16 Kms. At this point, the right arm of the “V” which is 4 Kms takes one to Baba Mandir & the left arm of the “V” which is 4 Kms takes one to Nathula.

Day 3: Gangtok – Pelling

Morning proceeds for a half day (04 hrs) sightseeing covering Jhakri Water Falls along with Do-rul Chorten, Research Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday), and Flower Show. Afternoon transfer to Pelling (5500 Ft / 1675 Mts, 116 km /5 to 6 Hrs). On arrival Check into the hotel & the rest of the day is free on your own.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4: Pelling – Yuksom Excursion

Drive to Yuksom (5840 Ft/1780 Mts, 35 km/2 Hrs) on way panoramic sightseeing of Darap Village, Rimbi Water fall & Hydro Project, Khecheopalri Lake (6000 Ft / 1829 Mts) it is one of the sacred Buddhist mountain lakes and it is believed that whatever is wished in front of the lake comes true. Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird & Kanchanjunga Water fall. A further drive takes you to Yuksom (the meeting place of three monks) – the first capital of Sikkim. This was the place where the first Chogyal (a ruling dynasty in Sikkim) was crowned. Evening back to Pelling.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5: Pelling – Kalimpong

Transfer for Kalimpong (4091 Ft/1247 Mts, 115 Kms/5 to 6 Hrs). On arrival check into the hotel and rest of the evening free on your own.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6: Kalimpong – Darjeeling

Visit Dello hills, Flower Nurseries, Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang, and Durbin Dara Hills. Transfer to Darjeeling (6710 Ft/2046 Mts, 70 km/3 to 4 Hrs).

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7: Darjeeling

Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8482 Ft/586 Mts at around 4 AM) to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (Subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. Later go for half-day sightseeing of the Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling Ropeway Ride, Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & panoramic view of Tea Estate.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8: Darjeeling – Njp Railway Station / (Ixo) Bagdogra Airport

Transfer to Bagdogra Airport, (413 Ft / 126 Mts, 100 km /3 to 4 Hrs) for your return flight.

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