Duration - 13 Days
Best Season -
Region Covered - Darjeeling, Sikkim and Kalimpong.
Monastic tour gives you the best of Gangtok, Darjeeling and
Kalimpong. You get a glimpse of all the places of interest in all
the three places and get a monastic tour.
Day 1 : BAGDOGRA -KALIMPONG (51 km).
Upon arrival transfer from Bagdogra Airport to Kalimpong (1250
m) 3 hrs drive.
Day 2 : KALIMPONG (SIGHTSEEING )(38 km).
After Breakfast visit Durpin Monastery , Bhutanese Monastery in
tenth mile, Mangal
Dham and Roman catholic church.
Day 3 : KALIMPONG-GANGTOK(73km).
Transfer from Kalimpong to Gangtok 3 hrs drive, Check in hotel
evening at leisure.
Day 4 : GANGTOK (SIGHTSEEING )
Day 5 : GANGTOK -TSOMGO LAKE
Drive from Gangtok to Tsomgo lake and back to Gangtok 35 km 4 hrs
Day 6 : GANGTOK -RUMTEK -MARTAM
Transfer from Gangtok to Martam on the way visit. Rumtek monastery
2 hrs drive.
Day 7 : MARTAM-TASHIDING
Transfer from Martam to Tashiding visit monastery check in hotel,
4 hrs drive.
Day 8 : TASHIDING- YUKSUM
Transfer from Tashiding to Yuksum and visit dubdi monastery .
Day 9 : YUKSUM- KECHEOPALRI- PEMAYANGTSE
Transfer from Yuksum to Pemayangtse via Kechoepalri the holy lake.
Day 10 : PEMAYANGTSE- RINCHENPONG KALUK
Transfer from Pemayangtse to Rinchenpong and spent the night at
Day 11 : KALUK- DARJEELING
Transfer from Kaluk to Darjeeling (140 km) drive 4hrs. Check in
Day 12 : DARJEELING ( SIGHTSEEING )(18 km).
After breakfast visit Tiger hill, on the way back visit Ghoom
monastery Yega Choling Monastery built in 1850 by Lama Sherab
Gyatso This is a Gelukpa sect monastery where lies the beautiful
statue of Maitreya Buddha ( Future Buddha ), Dalley Monastery,
Gumpa in Bhotia busty.
Day 13 : DARJEELING - BAGDOGRA(68 km). After breakfast drive from
Darjeeling to Bagdogra (Airport ) and board the plane.
11 DAYS TOUR(11 Days)
MONASTIC TOUR (13 Days)
GLIMPSES OF BHUTAN TOUR(4 Days)
Darjeeling in northeast India provides
the perfect ambiance of a hill resort with its mild climate and
laid back charm. Its verdant hills and valleys are steeped in
colour, and are intersperse with vast stretches of lush green tea gardens.
presiding over all these is the 8,586 m Mt. Khangchendzonga
looming over the northern horizon, giving a magical aura to the land
that entices thousand to its environs and leaves al the senses
PLACES TO VISIT IN DARJEELING
Chowrasta, a wide promenade atop a ridge lined with shops and restaurants
Mall Road, starting and finishing at Chowrasta, for a leisurely stroll amidst peaceful surroundings and splendid views
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park which has the Siberian tiger, Himalayan Black bear, red panda, snow leopard
and many other animal and bird species and the nearby snow leopard breeding center
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, a training center for mountaineers which also houses the Everest museum
Natural History Museum, with its fine display of Himalayan wildlife
Observatory Hill which has Hindu and Buddhist shrines
Dhirdham, a pagoda style Hindu temple
Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center, a major center for the production of Tibetan carpets, woodwork and leather goods
Buddhist monasteries of Bhutia Busty.
Thupten Sangag Choling and
Batasia Loop, a marvelous feat of railway engineering;
Tiger Hill for its renowned sunrise view over Khangchendzonga and the eastern
Japanese Peace Pagoda, established by the Japanese Buddhist order, Nipponzan Myohoji
Lloyd's Botanical Garden which has a varied collection of Himalayan flora