Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is located on a ridge at a height of 5500 feet. With a spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga, the town provides the perfect base for travel through the state. Peacefully nestled among the range of snow-capped lofty mountains, Darjeeling is synonymous with three Ts, Tea, Tiger Hill and Toy Train, combined together. It is fondly and justifiably nicknamed as ‘The Queen of the Hills’.
Upon arrival at Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, meet and greet and daparture to Gangtok ( 125 kms / 4.5 hrs. ).the gateway to Sikkim. Transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overlooking by Himalayan Ranges, Gangtok is a beautiful City. Buddhism is a major religion in this area.
Tsogmo Lake or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim, India, approximately 40 kilometers / 25 miles away from Gangtok at altitude of nearly 3780 meters / 12400 feet.
"Baba" Harbhajan Singh (August 3, 1941 – October 4, 1968) was an Indian army soldier who died near the Nathula Pass in India. He was revered by the soldiers of the Indian army who have built a shrine in his honour near the Lake at an altitude of around 4000 meters / 13123 feet.
Departure to Darjeeling ( 130 kms / 4 hrs. ), situated in North Bengal is Overlooked by Himalayan Ranges and surrounded by Tea Gardens. Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Early morning, visit Tiger Hills to witness the spectacular sunrise over the Kanchanjunga Mountains, enroute visit the famous Ghoom Monastery and Batasia loop. Later visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Himalayan Zoo, Japanese Temple, Rock garden, Gangamaiya Park and the Tibetan Handicraft Centre, enroute you will have a spectacular view of the Darjeeling Tea Gardens. Those who are interested to visit Botanical Garden can go their own.
Transfer to Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (96 kms. / 4 hrs.) for onward journey enroute visit Pasupati Market (Nepal Border) and Mirik Lake (Natural lake) surrounded by Mountains and Pine trees.