Day 01: Departrure from own country.
Day 02: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and give you further details of the program. There are no planned activities for your arrival day, so check into the hotel, get your bearings and enjoy your overnight at hotel.
Days 03: Visit to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Syambunath evening briefing about trek.
Day 04: Fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur
Meeting and assistance at the Airport by our Sikkimese counterpart and drive to Darjeeling (144km/6hrs) with stop at the border for immigration formalities and hot lunch at Marina's in Baghdogrs. O/N at Hotel.)
Day 05: Sightseeing Darjeeling (3125m)
In the morning visit Happy Valley Tea Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoo, and Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center. Afternoon take Toy Train ride to Ghoom (subject to availability), visit Railway Museum and Ghoom Monastery. O/N at Hotel.
Day 06: Darjeeling to Ganthok
Early morning trip to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over the Himalayas. After breakfast drive to Gangtok with halt at Rangpoo for Sikkim Permit and Lunch. (116km/5-6hrs). O/N at Hotel.
Day 07: Sightseeing in Ganthok (1600m)
Morning: Ganesh Tok View Point, Enchey Monastery, Handicrafts Center and Flower Show (if available). Afternoon: Institute of Tibetology and Rumtek Monastery (24km from Gangtok). O/N at Hotel.
Day 08: Ganthok to Pemayngtse
Drive to Pemayngtse via Rabong La with hot lunch at Rabong La. O/N at Hotel.
Day 09: Full day Pemayngtse
Whole day sightseeing in Pemayangste - Sanga Choeling Monastery, Pemayangste Monastery and Rabdanste Palace (Rabdanste was the second capital of Sikkim). O/N at Hotel.
Day 10: Drive to Yuksom
After early breakfast drive to Yuksom, the first capital of Sikkim where the first Chogyal (Religious King) of Sikkim was consecrated in 1642. On the way visit Kecheopalri Lake. Check into hotel and after lunch walk to hermit's retreat at Dhubdi Monastery (circa 1700), possibly the oldest monastery in Sikkim. O/N at Hotel.
Day 11: Drive Yuksom to Kalimpong
After early breakfast drive to Kalimpong. Visit Tashiding Monastery on the way. It takes about 45 min to 1 hour to walk up to the monastery and about 30 min to walk back. Proceed to Kalimpong after monastery visit with pack lunch on the way. O/N at Hotel.
Day 12: Full day Kalimpong
Sightseeing in Kali pong. Morning: Durpin Danra View point, monastery and flower nursery. Afternoon: Delo View point and local market. O/N at Hotel.
Day 13: Fly Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
Drive to Bhadrapur to connect the flight to Kathmandu. Rest of the day at your leisure. O/N at Hotel.
Day 14: Departure Transfer to airport to connect onward flight,
pecies to be found in India. Perched between Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east, and Tibet China) in the north, Sikkim is 7300 square miles in area and contains Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world. Formerly a kingdom, since 1975 it has been a tiny land -locked province to India. Sikkim, with its rich biodiversity, has 150 lakes ranging in altitude from 200 meters to almost 8000 meters.
Besides birds, Sikkim has 4000 species of flowering plants, making it a botanist's paradise. It has 600 species of orchids, and 40 species of rhododendrons. With the introduction of eco-tourism, including serious birding, Sikkim has begun to focus on enterprise-based conservation.
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