Day 1: Bagdogra - Gangtok. Upon arrival transfer to Gangtok (124 kms) 5 hrs drive passing through the towns of Siliguri, Rambi, Teesta, Melli and entering into Sikkim through Rangpo and passing through Singtam. Upon arrival check into hotel for overnight stay. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Gangtok. Morning visit the famous monastery of Rumtek situated 24 kms from Gangtok 1hrs drive. On the way back visit the Research Institute of Tibetology. Drive back to hotel for lunch. After lunch visit the Cottage Industry, Flower Show and The Enchey Monastery. Overnight hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 3: Gangtok - Yuksom. After breakfast transfer to Yuksom via Singtam, Temi Tea Estate Rabangla, Kwizing and Tashiding. Lunch stop at Rabangla. Overnight at hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 4: Yuksom - Bakhim (9,200 ft). Yuksam to Bakhim 5hrs walk. On the way crossing waterfalls like Churchery and Mintogang and stream like Phukhola & Chursey. Break at Sachen for lunch. Climb steeply from Prekchu to Bakhim 2 hrs walk. Night halt at Bakhim.
Day 5: Bakhim - Phedang. Bakhim to Phedang 31/2 hrs walk passing through Tshoka the last tiny village of Bhutias at an altitude of 10,000 ft and move to Phedang (11,550 ft). Night at Phedang.
Day 6: Phedang - Dzongri. Phedang to Dzongri (13,290 ft) 3 hrs walk quite steeply upwards crossing Deorali a view point and move to Dzongri. Night at Dzongri.
Day 7: Dzongri - Pangding. Trek from Dzongri to Pangding (4270m) via Tikipchu 5 hrs walk from Pangding you get the closest and Panoramic views of Mt. Kabru, Kokthang, Rathong and Pandim. All along the trail the rhododendrons are the prime attraction during the flowering season April-May. Overnight at camps.
Day 8: Pangding - Yangsap. Trek from Pangding to Yangsap (3950m) 3hrs walk via Kokling Lunch at Yangsap. Overnight at camps.
Day 9: Yangsap - Gomathang. Trek from Yangsap to Gomathang (3810m) 2hrs walk. Lunch at Gomathang. Overnight at camps.
Day 10: Gomathang - Daphebir - Garakhet. Trek from Gomathang to Garakhet (4280m) 5hrs walk. Overnight at camps. Trail leads through the Daphebir Pass (4631m) and then Descends to Garakhet.
Day 11: Garakhet - Megu. Trek from Garakhet to Megu (4402m) 5hrs walk. The trail descends for about 11/2 hrs and from the place called Kopche the trail becomes steep from about 11/2 hrs. After this climb you descend down to Megu valley. This trail is dominated by rhododendron shrubs and primulas, which bloom during May-June. Overnight at camps.
Day 12: Megu - Dhond. The trail from Megu to Dhond (3897m) 5hrs walk. The trail is Gradual and can get the picturesque views of the nearby hills of the Nepal. Overnight at camps.
Day 13: Dhond - Chiwabhanjyang. Trek from Dhond to Chiwabhanjyang (3142m) 5hrs walk through the rhododendron forest. Overnight at camps.
Day 14: Chiwabhanjyang - Uttare. Trek from Chiwabhanjyang to Uttare (2320m) 4hrs walk via Chitre. Lunch at Uttare. Overnight at camps.
Day 15: Uttare - Pelling. After breakfast transfer from Uttare to Pelling (2085m) 4hrs drive. On the way stop to get the beautiful views of the nearby hills and mountains. Lunch at hotel. Overnight at hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 16: Pelling - Kalimpong. After breakfast visit Pemayangtse Monastery & Sangacholing Monastery and then drive to Kalimpong via Geyzing, Legship, Jorethang which is 105 km, 5 hrs drive. Upon arrival check into hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 17: Kalimpong - Darjeeling. After breakfast visit the Sandokpalri Monastery at Durpin and proceed to Darjeeling about 60 kms 3 hrs drive, on the way visit a nursery. Upon arrival check into hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 18: Darjeeling. Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute established after the conquest of Everest in 1954. Relief models of the Himalayas and climbing history of the world’s highest peaks are exhibited here. Visit the nearby the world’s only breeding center for Red Panda and Snow Leopard. Drive to the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center where you get to see the Tibetan craftsmen and women making traditional items like carpets, woolen boots, woodcarvings and leather goods. Lunch at hotel. After lunch free. Overnight at hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 19: Darjeeling. Early morning transfer to Tiger Hill for sunrise view. From here you can get the nice view of the Himalayan range. On the way back visit Ghoom Yiga Choling Monastery built in 1850 by Lama Sherab Gyatso, a monk from Mongolia. The nain feature of this Gelugpa Monastery is the magnificient statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha draped in white silk scarves of offering called Khada. After breakfast Toy train ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom and transfer back to hotel for lunch. After lunch free. Overnight at hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 20: Darjeeling - Bagdogra. After breakfast departure for Bagdogra airport 90 kms 4 hrs drive to connect your flight for onward destination, passing through Ghoom, Jorebangla, Rongul, Sunada, Dilaram, Toong, Kurseong, Mahanadi and Sukna. Lunch at airport. Includes: (B), (L).
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