Himalayan Odyssey

Places Covered : Bagdogra – Bhadrapur (Nepal) – NJP – Kalimpong – Lava – Gangtok – Lachung – Yumthung – Gangtok – Ravangla – Yuksom – Pelling – Darjeeling – Mirik
Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Daysw

Day 01: Arrival at Bagdogra/Bhadrapur (Nepal)/ NJP — Kalimpong
Arrival at Bagdogra/Bhadrapur (Nepal)/ NJP. Received upon arrival and transferred to hotel. Day free at your, leisure. Evening, acclimatise yourself in a new land. Overnight at Kalimpong.

Day 02: Kalimpong-Lava
Today in the morning, we will visit the Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery, Thongsha Gumpha, built in 1630AD and many nurseries. Afternoon drive through t he crisscross road will take us to the land of untapped lava. Overnight at Forest Lodge.

Day 03: Gangtok
After breakfast, transfer to Gangtok through beautiful roads Offering panoramic views of Himalayan landscapes and snow clad Mountains. You can see many Buddhist prayer flags flattering on the roadside shrines. Plenty, of Orchid population and the roaring waters of river Teesta will be our friends on the way. Overnight at Heritage Hotel.

lachung yumthung

Day 04: Lachung
Morning after refreshing breakfast, we will drive along the meandering road to Lachung Valley, enroute visit the Kabi Lungchok, the historic battle field , Phodong Monastery and Holy rock at Chungthang, said to be blessed by Guru Rimpoche. At the end of 125km drive we will reach a small yet awfully beautiful valley, occupied by the Bhutia people, on the bank of river Lachung Chu. Overnight at Resort.

Day 05: Lachung, Yumthung
Early morning you will be taken to Yumthung valley, a pasture land, situated at an altitude of 2500m, through adjoining Singba Forest Reserve, lined up with beautiful family of Rhododendron, which blooms during the month of May. A few hundred metres off the road crossing River Lachung over a pedestrian bridge, near a sulphur springs and bathing pools. Late afternoon transfer back to Lachung. Overnight at Resort.

Day 06: Gangtok
After breakfast, you are free to explore the village, visit the Lachung Monastery and the village handicraft industry. Afternoon you will be transferred back to Gangtok. Overnight at Heritage Hotel.

Day 07: Gangtok
Institute of Early morning hike to Tashi View point, to view sun rising in the horizon. After breakfast our sojourn begins to get a glimpse of colourful face of Gangtok and its soundings. Begin your tour with a visit to Tsuklakhang (The Royal Chapel) and then to Rumtek Monastery (seat of Karmapa Lama who heads the Kagyupa sect of Buddhism), enroute we will visit Namgyal Tibetology to see the beautiful Thankas. Overnight at Village Resort.

Day 08: Ravangla
Today in the early morning you will drive past the enigmatic countryside of Gangtok to the base of Menam Hill, a transit point of the trekkers to Menam & Borong Hill. Visit the 235 years old Rolang Monastery built on the land blessed by Ninth Karmapa. O/N at Village Resort.

Day 09: Yuksom
After leisurely breakfast transfer to Yuksom, enroute visit Tashiding Monastery, situated in a high ridge, amidst mountain and dense forest. Afternoon free. Overnight at Hotel.

buddha park of ravangla
pelling east india

Day 10: Yuksom
Today in the morning we will walk past the small village to the Norbu Gang Chorten to see the coronation throne of the first Chogyal of Sikkim, and then walk around in the village of this small unexplored hill station. Overnight at Hotel .

Day 11: Pelling
Morning you will be driven to the next destination, Pelling (32km), enroute we will visit, Khechopalri Lake (wishing lake).check into hotel .Overnight at Resort.

Day 12: Pelling
Early morning we will walk upto the second oldest monastery of Sikkim, Sanga-Choling Monastery , through alpine family, after spending some lazy time we will be back to visit the old and sacred Pemayangste Monastery, to discover its richness. After a leisurely walk we will reach the Rabdentse ruins the second capital Sikkim. Overnight at Resort .

Day 13: Darjeeling
Morning transfer to Darjeeling, through the twisting turning road, amidst the lush green tea gardens. Check into hotel rest day at leisure. Late afternoon you can enjoy the JOY RIDE on World Heritage, TOY TRAIN. Overnight at Heritage Hotel.

Day 14: Darjeeling
Day free to enjoy the ambience of the Darjeeling, which still showcases old British Glories. Afternoon visit Lebong Race Course (highest race course of the world), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, where lies the equipments of Sherpa Tenzing Norgey, on your way back visit the snow lion breeding centre at Padmaja Naidu Zoo. Overnight at Heritage Hotel.

padmaja naidu zoo
mirik lake

Day 15: Darjeeling
Early morning drive to Tiger Hill for spectacular sunrise, from Mt.Khanchenjunga, while returning back visit Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery, famous for Maytree Buddha (coming Buddha). Afternoon you will be free for shopping or collecting souvenirs. Overnight at Heritage Hotel.

Day 16: Mirik
After a leisurely morning drive to Mirik enroute visit Zorpokhri to see the salamander (pre-historic reptiles) experience the misty climate. Later drive to Mirik. Overnight at Cottage.

Day 17: Mirik
Early morning you will be transferred to your onward destination for departure. Tour Ends.

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