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Colours of North East India

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 15 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Photography and Videography   Cultural Journey  
Season: October - March
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1161 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2332 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1: Arrive Delhi and connect flight to Bagdogra. Met on arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Bagdogra - Darjeeling. In the morning, after breakfast, depart by road to Darjeeling (90 km - approx. 3 hours). Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest and leisure.

Day 3: Darjeeling. After breakfast departure to visit Darjeeling, headquarters of Darjeeling district in the Shivalik hills in the bottom of the Himalayan chain. The temperate climate of this region, promoted as a resort for the British during their colonial administration of India, and is internationally famous for its tea industry, which began in the mid-nineteenth century, driven by the British, and by rail Darjeeling Himalayan, which links the town with the plains, and declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999 and has one of the few steam engines still in use in India.

Start visiting Tiger Hill, a strategic location to enjoy a beautiful sunrise over the snow covering the impressive Mount Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan peaks. Later visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, an organization dedicated to the formation of mountain climbers. Also visit the Ghoom Monastery. When finished, transfer back to your hotel.

Day 4: Darjeeling - Kalimpong. After breakfast drive to Kalimpong (51 km - 1 hour). Dara Durpin visit, the highest point in Kalimpong, since you can enjoy an excellent view of the river Teesta and the plains. Then visit the monastery Thongsha Gumpha, built in 1630 and is the oldest in the region. To end the day stroll through Kalimpong Market, where you will have the opportunity to see people dressed in local costumes, and an explosion of color in all positions in the trading in the products of their farms. When done, transfer to your hotel.

Day 5: Kalimpong – Pemyangtse. After breakfast drive to Pemyangtse (133 km - 5 hours). This monastery is located in the city of Sikkim, and is one of the oldest monasteries in the city, built in 1705. Houses a splendid collection of ancient Buddhist idols, scriptures and sculptures, and its residents are monks of the sect Nyiangamapa a Tantric sect of Buddhism, also known as the "red hats", as their followers have red hats unlike yellow worn by monks in other monasteries. After visiting the monastery, transfer to your hotel.

Day 6: Pemyangtse - Gangtok. After breakfast, depart by road to Gangtok (137 km - 5 hours). En route visit the Rumtek monastery, which, although originally built in 1717, did not survive long and was rebuilt again in 1960 by Gyalwa Karmapa, following the architectural design of Tibet, from where the Karmapa. Arrive Gangtok and transfer to your hotel.

Day 7: Gangtok. After the breakfast meeting with your guide for visiting Gangtok. Do start visiting Drul Chorten, the stupa is more significant and perhaps the largest in Sikkim. Built in 1945 under the leadership of Late Truslshi Rinpoche, who was the head of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Is crowned with a beautiful golden needle and you can see the young and elderly lamas studying and working in the stupa complex. She pilgrims come from across the state to pay homage to this sacred place. Then visit the monastery Enchey and Tashi Ling monastery where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountain range Kanchenjunga. When finished, transfer back to your hotel.

Day 8: Gangtok - Bagdogra – Delhi – Onward destination. Breakfast at the hotel and departure by road to Bagdogra (93 km - 3 hours). Arrival and transfer to airport for flight to Delhi, where it will connect with international flight back to your country.

Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation based on single/double/ twin share basis in the mentioned hotels
- Air-conditioned vehicle for the visits and sightseeing’s as per the above mentioned - itinerary
- Toy train ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom monastery
- English speaking local guide for the sightseeing in respective cities as per the mentioned itinerary up to 5 pax traveling together
- English speaking tour Manager from the entire tour (Delhi to Delhi) from 5 pax onwards
- All entrances to the monuments visited as per the itinerary
- Economy class flight from Delhi to Bagdogra and Bagdogra to Delhi
- All applicable taxes.