Sikkim Darjeeling Tour

Sikkim Darjeeling Tour

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

10 Days

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Group Size

Max- 20 pax

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive

Best Season:

All round the year

The Sikkim Darjeeling Tour provides you the opportunity to explore the most popular destinations in the Indian subcontinent in the lap of the eastern Himalayan region of India - Sikkim, and Darjeeling.

Darjeeling is often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills” and is famous for its tea plantation. The Darjeeling railway has been recognized as the world heritage railway. These trains dating back to British India are major attractions in Darjeeling. 

When moving to Sikkim, the road itself gives you a sense of joy. It is one of the most scenic drives in Asia through winding up and down roads. The view of the third highest mountain peak- Mount Kanchenjunga and other mountains in the eastern part of the Himalayas, will always accompany you during this trip.

Our 10-days 9-nights trip begins with amazing sightseeing in the capital, Delhi, and ends in a beautiful city, Kalimpong

Enjoy incredible India and Himalayan territory with Himalayan Trekkers.

Starting Price

USD 1999 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Delhi

Departure from: Delhi

Day 1

Arrival in Delhi

Upon arrival at the airport in Delhi, a Himalayan Trekkers representative will greet you and escort you to the designated hotel. 

Check-in at the hotel and have some rest. In the evening, we explore the ancient markets and historical sites of Delhi. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Full-day sightseeing of Delhi

Meals included: Breakfast

After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, we visit the famous and historical landmarks in Delhi. Firstly, we explore the magnificent Royal Red Fort which is made by the magnificent marvels with red stone. Further, we head towards Jami Masjid- one of the biggest mosques in India.

Later, we wil visit Rajghat, which is one of the central places made in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Then, we move to the presidential Palace which is also called Rashtrapati Bhawan, and India Gate- an unforgettable tribute constructed in the admiration and respect of the Indian military.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 3

Fly to Darjeeling

Meals included: Breakfast

Start the day with a warm breakfast served at your hotel. Then, check-out and move to the airport for a scenic flight to Darjeeling. 

On arrival in Darjeeling, you will be transferred to the hotel. Check-in and relax. 

In your free time, you can stroll around the local market. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs flight & 20 min drive

Day 4

Sightseeing in Darjeeling

Meals included: Breakfast

Our day starts before sunrise as we take a short drive to the Tiger Hill for Sunrise view. This famous hill also offers the view of some of the highest mountains in the Himalayas including Mt. Kanchenjunga. After the sunrise trip, we will drive back to the hotel and have breakfast.

After a brief rest, we visit the famous landmarks and monuments of Darjeeling including Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center, Tea Garden, Tea Factory, and Peace Pagoda.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 5

Scenic drive to Gangtok

Meals included: Breakfast

With a delicious tea and breakfast, we will enjoy the scenic drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.

We must complete the governmental formalities in the Tista bridge to move into Gangtok.

Once we are in the city, we will relax. You can stroll around the streets and interact with the locals in you r free time.  

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 6

Gangtok sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

We start the day early to drive to the Tashi Viewpoint from where you can witness the Kanchenjunga, the Sinolchu Range, and the far away from settlements within Sikkim.

We return to the hotel for breakfast. After that our sightseeing continues to Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms or Government Institute of Cottage Industries, Enchey Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, Rumtek Monastery, and Tashi View Point.

(Note: We can also drive for an hour towards Martam for an overnight stay).

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 7

Drive to Kalimpong via Martam

Meals included: Breakfast

Soon after breakfast, we will enjoy the scenic drive to Kalimpong. On the way, we will cross the popular settlements locally called Martam. We will explore this beautiful settlement and continue our drive to Kalimpong.

As you reach Kalimpong, you will surely love the vibe of the city. Check-in at the hotel and stroll around the markets and streets. Or you can spend your rest of the day by relaxing. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 8

Full day sightseeing of Kalimpong

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, we will visit the famous landmarks of Kalimpong including the Shri Diwakar Vahara Institute in Kalimpong, Dello Viewpoint, and Haat Bazar (a weekly market of local products for local people). 

Then in the evening, we enjoy free leisure.

Another beautiful night in Kalimpong.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 9

Spare/free day

Meals included: Breakfast

You can explore Kalimpong on your own today.

After breakfast, you will be free to stroll the local market and town where you can do shopping of souvenirs for friends and family members. 

 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 10

Fly back to Delhi & final departure

Meals included: Breakfast

Today is the final day of the trip where a representative of Himalayan trekkers will transfer you to the Bagdogra airport for a flight to Delhi.

From there, you will catch a connecting flight back to your home town/onward destination.

This is how the trip to Sikkim Darjeeling comes to an end. 

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Delhi, Gangtok, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. In the city areas, you are likely to get varied food services, many local menus to different international cuisines. We are always ready to help you find the places to eat to fit your taste. 

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All the airport transfers
  • Domestic flight from/to Delhi
  • Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with B & B
  • All required permits and entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary with driver and guide
  • All required ground transfers as per the intinerary
  • Welcom/farewell dinner 
  • All applicable taxes and service charges 

Whats Not Included

  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Indian Visa fee
  • Private/personal cost like bar bills, laundry, calls, etc. 
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) 
  • Extra cost due to unfavorable situations like a landslide, strike, acute mountain sickness, and others.
  • Anything not menotioned in the INCLUSION section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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