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North East Himalaya Tour

Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
Activities: Sightseeing of Darjeeling & Gangtok
Regions: North East India
Destinations Covered: Kolkata - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse - Rumtek - Gangtok
Best Time: January, February, March, October, November, December

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Himalayas and Culture!!!..give us just 7 days of yours and we will take you through the beauty of the Abode of Snow while unfolding simultaneously the fact that the Himalayas have a culture of its own....the beauty of each day of your journey would lie in its morning mist, the glory of a snowy sunset, curved valleys,the serpentine rivers and of course in some of the beautiful Buddhist monasteries of the country... This tour covers KOLKATA, DARJEELING to visit Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monasty,also enjoy the famous toy train, Proceed to Pemayangtse - Visit Tashiding monastery, Pine forested Yaksum, Dhubdi, Pemayangste Monasteries, then we will move towards Gangto via Rumtek visiting Nyingmapa Monastery, Rumtek Monastry - The seat of Karmapa who heads the Karma - Kagyupa sect of Tibetian Buddhism. Built in 1960s the monastery is said to be the biggest monastery in Sikkim, then finally arrive to Gangtok and take a tour of Orchid sanctuary, deer park, Do-Drul Chorten and Monastery, Institute of Tibetology, Rumtek monastery at last arrive back to Kolkata and visit the monuments of colonial era, at last take a stroll beside the Hoogly river, to feel the view and culture of this " CITY OF JOY".

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Day 01: Arrive Kotkata

Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life ; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. Our representative will receive you at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and escort you to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Kolkata - Bagdogra - Darjeeling : By Flight/Surface

Transfer to the airport to board the flight for Bagdogra, the nearest Apt. Received and transfer to Darjeeling for overnight stay.

Day 03: Darjeeling

Early morning watch the rising sun at Tiger Hill and while returning back stop at Ghoom Monastery for sightseeing and later board 'Toy Train' a steam locomotive for a joy ride of Darjeeling hills. Afternoon, tour of Botanical Garden, Observatory Hill, Dhirdham temple, Zoological Park. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Darjeeling – Pemayangtse By Surface

Leave for Pemayangtse located at a height of 2085 meters. Visit Tashiding monastery, Pine forested Yaksum, Dhubdi monastery. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Pemayangtse - Rumtek - Gangtok

After an Early Breakfast procced to Pemayangste Monastery (Situated at an altitude of 6840 ft (2105 mts) Pemayangste is famous for its Nyingmapa monastery which is situated on the top of the hill of Gyalsing town (6kms away). The Kanchenjunga mountains from here is said to be 40 kms crows fly. The monastry has numerous religious idols and other objects of worship, most of which are priceless because of antiguity. Post sightseeing we will drive towards Gangtok The Capital city of Sikkim (115 kms (via Rabongla ) via Teesta and Rangit rivers and the hilly pass of Ravongla. We pass through small towns, paddy fields, wet cardomom plantation, small monastries and of course the magnificeint view of Kanchenjunga and its ranges from the hills of Ravongla. A 4 Hours drive takes us to Rumtek Monastery - The seat of Karmapa who heads the Karma - Kagyupa sect of Tibetian Buddhism. Built in 1960s the monastery is said to be the biggest monastery in Sikkim which has its own school to impart teachings in Tibetan and various aspects of Tibetian Buddhism). Arrive Gangtok in the evening and check-in at your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06: Gangtok

Morning take a tour of Orchid sanctuary, deer park, Do-Drul Chorten and Monastery, Institute of Tibetology, Rumtek monastery.

Day 7: Gangtok - Bagdogra - Kolkata - Depart

Leave for Bagdogra to catch your flight for Kolkata . Arrive at Kolkata and get assistance transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 08: Kolkata - Onward destination (Flight)

Morning proceed for half day city tour covering Victoria Memorial - Victoria Memorial is one of the most fascinating landmarks of Kolkata It is made of White Barble and there is a harmonious blend of European and Mughal architecture. and Eden Garden - Eden Garden is the oldest cricket ground in India and is also considered one of the finest in the world. Near the garden you can take a pleasant walk along the bank of hooghly river. post sightseeing get assistance transfer to the International airport to board the flight to onward destination.

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