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Pick up from Bagdogra/NJP and head towards the Queen of Hills Darjeeling.
You can add a little adventure to your visit by opting to enjoy the Toy train ride of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) from Kurseong to Darjeeling. Riding the Toy Train has always remained a coveted experience to the tourists.
You can get down at Kurseong and take the daily school train that runs between Kurseong and Darjeeling. This steam hauled train starts from Kurseong at 7:00am in the morning (no. 52587) and reaches Darjeeling at 9:40am.
Thereafter, check in to your hotel.
In the afternoon you can set off for a sightseeing tour. Visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park famous for the Red Panda (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view), and Japanese Temple. Evening free. Overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling.
Early in the Morning (at 4.00 am) drive to Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular Sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzonga (28,208 ft), the world’s third highest mountain.
On your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Thereafter, transfer to the Land of the Pristine and unspoilt natural beauty, Sikkim.
Check in at Gangtok (5500 Ft) hotel. Enjoy your leisure hours with a walk through the Mall. Overnight at Gangtok.
Pick up from Gangtok and drive to Lachung (120km).
On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful locations like Tashi Viewpoint, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls, the confluence of Lachen chu and Lachung Chu at Chungthang, Twin Waterfalls and Bhim Nala Waterfalls.
Have lunch at Namok at a wayside eatery and reach Lachung by late afternoon. Enjoy the evening on your own at the bank of the river. Overnight stay will be at Lachung.
In the winter, Yumthang is sombre with snow all around, and the snow clad mountains add to the ethereal beauty of this place.
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Tsongmo Lake (12,210 Ft), a 40 km drive which takes about 2.5 hrs. This lake is located very close to Nathula Pass which is the entry point to China & remains frozen for most part of the year. Relax and relish the surroundings, majestic snowy peaks which feed the lake and the clean fresh air. Thereafter, visit Baba Mandir (New), a memorial in the name of Baba Harbhajan Singh. Back to Gangtok . Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight at Gangtok
The Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa) is one of the most important stupas of Sikkim and is built by the head of the Nyingma order- Trullshi Rimpoche in 1945. It contains rare details of Dorji Phupa, Holy Books, Mantras and is encircled by 108 prayer wheels.
The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology built in 1958 in traditional style, a renowned worldwide centre for the study of the Mahayana Buddhist philosophy & religion, a treasure house of rare Thankas, statues, over 200 Buddhist icons and prized objects of art. Thereafter visit the Rumtek Monastry. In the evening, relax & refresh yourself & explore the city. Overnight at Gangtok.