Arrive Delhi, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
(Hotel B & B)
Day 02 Delhi-Bagdogra (by plane) -
Darjeeling (2130m) by car
Arrive Bagdogra airport and transfer to Darjeeling. A charming
4-hour journey, through Assam tea plantations and tiny
villages takes us to Darjeeling. Built on top of a ridge, Darjeeling
faces the Himalaya and is a popular destination for Westerners and
Bengalis alike. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Day 03 Visit Darjeeling
We could take an early trip to Tiger Hill to see the
sunrise. Afterwards we visit the famous Ghoom monastery that
enshrines an image of the Maitreya Buddha (the coming Buddha). Later
on we can visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and tea
plantations. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Day 04 Darjeeling - Manay Bhanjang ( 2134m.
1h 30) by car - Tonglu (3070m)
Early morning drive from Darjeeling to Manay Bhanjang. The trail
overlooks the Bengali plain south, and we have tantalising glimpses
of Kanchenjunga ahead, as we zigzag through
Day 05 Tonglu - Garibas (2620m) in 4h
We take a mossy paved path, that snakes through a succession of
forests and hamlets, giving way, from time to time, to spectacular
Day 06 Garibas - Sandakphu (3640m) in 4h
We steadily climb to join the ridge trail towards Kalpokhari.
Afterwards we start a long and steep climb onto the Singalila ridge
that leads us to Sandakphu. A remarkable 360 ° view from the top.
Day 07 Sandakphu - Phalut (3600m) in 6h
We walk to a prominent viewpoint for the magnificent sunrise over
the Kanchenjunga, Jannu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyo.
Throughout the day, there are ever-changing views: yak herds,
silvery pine forests, tiny lakes ringed with grass, and the
snow-capped Himalayan range in the background.
Day 08 Phalut - Raman (2560m) in 5h
A pleasant descent through the woods takes us to Gorkhey (2500m)
then we climb up towards Raman.
Day 09 Raman - Rimbik (2280m) in 4h
We pass through numerous villages and cross the Sri Khola over a
remarkable suspension bridge.
Day 10 Rimbik - Pelling by car (9h)
Day 11 Pelling - Pemayangtse - Yuksam by
2.5 km from Pelling, we will visit the Pemayangtse monastery.
Perched at 2800m, it is one of the oldest and most impressive Gompas
Day 12 Yuksam - Tashiding - Martam by car
En route, we visit the Tashiding monastery, one of the
most isolated in Sikkim, perched on the top of a hill set between
Day 13 Martam - Gangtok by car
We visit the Rumtek monastery, reputed for its
religious Tibetan art. Visitors are welcome to attend prayers.
Day 14 Visit Gangtok
We will enjoy a visit of the amazing Orchid Sanctuary, where we can
see a few of the 454 orchid species listed in Sikkim. To complete
the day we will visit the Enchey and Do Drul
monasteries, and the Tibetology Institute, which
houses one of the richest collections of thankas and religious works
in the world.
Day 15 Gangtok - Bagdogra (by car) - Delhi
(Hotel B & B)
Day 16 At leisure in Delhi
Safety day for your international flight. (Hotel B & B)
Transfer to airport and fly back home.