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9-Day Tour from Darjeeling to Kalimpong

By Tsozum Tours & Treks

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An overland trip that covers all the must-see places in the West Bengal State is your dream! Be amazed by the views of religious sites against the mountain backdrop.

Overview

9 days 8 nights
Private trip
This is an overland trip, taking you by car/van to the most important places in the northern part of the West Bengal State, going through Darjeeling and the main towns and cities of the Sikkim region and finishing up in Kalimpong, the famous hill station. You will be able to see many beautiful mountain views as well as visit important religious sites.
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 481.49 INR34,618.99 per person
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Permits
  • English speaking guides
  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Entry fees to monuments and museums
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Transport

Pick-up
The timing is flexible.
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Drop-off
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Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 14 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Kurseong - Ghoom Rail Road Station - Darjeeling

Today you will get to see beautiful white orchids at Kurseong.

  • Morning: Pick up at Bagdogra Airport, drive to Kurseong
  • Afternoon: Lunch, continue climb towards Toong, Sonada and Ghoom (7400ft)
  • Evening: Descend to Darjeeling, check into hotel
Day 2: Tiger Hill - YigaCholing Monastery - Padmaja Zoological Park - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute - Chowrasta Mall - Darjeeling
Tiger Hill - YigaCholing Monastery - Padmaja Zoological Park - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute - Chowrasta Mall - Darjeeling

Today you'll get to visit numerous cultural places of interest in Darjeeling.

  • Morning (4am): Hike to Tiger Hill (12km) to watch the sunrise
  • Late morning: Visit YigaCholing Monastery
  • Afternoon: Visit Padmaja Zoological park and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Evening: Visit Chowrasta Mall, return to Darjeeling
Day 3: Darjeeling - Pelling - Pemayangtse monastery - Pelling
Darjeeling - Pelling - Pemayangtse monastery - Pelling

Today you'll get to visit the two famous monasteries in Pelling.

  • Morning: Breakfast, drive to Pelling (5h), check into the hotel
  • Afternoon: Visit Pemyangtse and Sangchoeling monasteries
  • Evening: Return to accommodation in Pelling
Day 4: Pelling - Tashiding Monastery - The Bonn Monastery - Ravangla

On the way to Ravangla, you'll get to visit three other interesting monasteries and villages.

  • Morning: Breakfast, drive to Ravangla (2.5h), visit Tashiding monastery, The Bonn Monastery
Day 5: Ravlanga - Ralang Gompa - Buddha Park - Gangtok
Ravlanga - Ralang Gompa - Buddha Park - Gangtok

Today you will get to visit the Buddha Park and explore a new location - Gangtok!

  • Morning: Visit Ralang Gompa and Buddha Park, drive to Gangtok (3h)
  • Afternoon: Check into Gangtok hotel
Day 6: Gangtok - Rumtek Monastery - Institute of Tibetology - Dodrul Chorten - Tsuklakhang - Cottage industries - Lingdum Gompa
Gangtok - Rumtek Monastery - Institute of Tibetology - Dodrul Chorten - Tsuklakhang - Cottage industries - Lingdum Gompa

Today you will have a full day sightseeing tour in Gangtok.

  • Morning: Breakfast, visit Rumtek monastery and the Institute of Tibetology
  • Afternoon: Visit Dodrul Chorten, Tsuklakhang, cottage industries, and Lingdum Gompa
  • Evening: Spend the night in Gangtok
Day 7: Gangtok - Tsomgo Lake - Nathula Pass - Baba Mandir
Gangtok - Tsomgo Lake - Nathula Pass - Baba Mandir

Today you will have a full day excursion to Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass and the Baba Mandir.

  • Morning: Visit Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, and Baba Mandir
Day 8: Gangtok - Kalimpong -Thongsa Gompa and Sangdokphalri Monastery - Kalimpong
Gangtok - Kalimpong -Thongsa Gompa and Sangdokphalri Monastery - Kalimpong

Visit the gompa and monastery

  • Morning: 3h drive to Kalimpong, visit Thongsa Gompa monastery and Sangdokphalri monastery
Day 9: Kalimpong - Bagdogra

Today you will be returning to Bagdogra.

  • Morning: Breakfast, transfer to Bagdogra Airport

Meet your guide

Tsozum Tours & Treks

A highly experienced tour operator in Sikkim providing very high-quality trekking and cultural tours. They have been catering mostly for the "high-end" crowd but now looking to grow and bring a wider audience to Sikkim. Tamding the managing director is incredibly caring and very socially minded and professional.
24 years experience
Fluent English

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Tsozum Tours & Treks pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
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