DAY 01 (Bagdogra – Gangtok) : Distance : 129 kms Time : 5 hrs drive
DAY 02 (Gangtok) : Sightseeing Morning : Rumtek, a Kagyu Monastery also the seat of the Gyalwa Karmapa, Research Institute of Tibetology, the Do-drul Stupa and orchid sanctuary for a glimpse of the rare orchids. Afternoon: Visit Enchey Monastery, a Nyinmapa Monastery, the local handicraft center and the Flower Exhibition
DAY 03 : Visit Tsomgo(Chhangu) Lake A sacred lake 35kms away situated at an altitude of 12400 ft near Nathula, the border between Tibet and India
DAY 04: Gangtok – Lachung Distance:149kms Time:5 hrs drive Halt in one of the ethnic village resort, visit the Lachung Monastery and stroll through the village for a glimpse of typical village life.
Day 05 : Lachung – Yumthang – Lachung Leave early in the morning to visit the Yumthang valley, passing through the Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary, home to nearly 40 varieties of rhododendron flowers. Yumthang valley at 11,800 ft is breathtakingly beautiful with snow-capped peaks and nature aglow.
Day 06 : Lachung – Gangtok Leave for Gangtok, visiting the Phodong Monastery enroute.
Day 08 : Visit Khechoplari lake Distance: about 22 kms Khechoplari lake is also known as ‘Wishing Lake’. Also visit the Pemayangtse Monastery, the premier Nyinmapa Monastery, which houses the ‘Zandopalri’ a man-made wooden structure depicting the celestial abode of Guru Rimpoche.
Day 09 : Visit Tashiding Monastery It is situated on top of a hill-top, another 17th century Nyinmapa Monastery. Enroute visit the hot-springs.
Day 11 :Visit Tiger Hill in the morning to view the sunrise & visit the Himalayan Mountain Institute, Tea Garden, Batasia Loop and the Tibetan Refugee Camp. Afternoon, visit the Dali Gompa, and take a short ride in the famed “Toy Train”.
Day 12 : Visit Mirik Boating excursion at Sumendu Lake.
Day 13 : Darjeeling – Kalimpong Distance: 50 kms Time: 2 ½ hrs approx
Day 14 : Sightseeing around Kalimpong Walk around the town visiting the Art and Crafts Centre, Nurseries, and then on to Durpin Hill, about 5 kms away from the town for breathtaking view of the of Khanchenzonga range, and the whole Chola range of Sikkim.
Day 15 : Kalimpong – Bagdogra Time: 2 ½ hrs approx Drop to to the airport.