Himalayan Heritage Tour
Darjeeling;nestling in the grandeur and beauty of towering snow-capped mountains with the mighty Kanchenjunga (King of the Mountains) dominating the somber landscape around, lies a jewel of a town — elegant, sophisticated and incredibly beautiful; the name of Tibetan origin means where Indra’s thunderbolt or scepter rested (Dodi-thunder bolt, Ling-place). In Sanskrit, the name is derived from the world ‘Durjay Ling’ means ‘Shiva of invincible prowess, he who rules the Himalayas’. The official name of the town town today is known as Darjeeling.
Sikkim; could be described as a fairy-tale land. It is an amazing place of hidden valleys, mystical monasteries, snow-fed lakes with a high mountain feel and covered with flowers and forests. Sikkim is now a state of India tucked in the Himalaya across Nepal’s eastern frontier. It is crammed in between Tibet (China) to the north, Bhutan to the east and the Indian state of West Bengal to the south. This former kingdom is home to three major population groups – Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepali – providing a rich and varied but particularly a colorful composite of cultures. Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world at an altitude of 8,586m. dominates the landscape and is revered as Sikkim’s guardian deity. We commence this tour with a flight to Bhadrapur and continue our journey by car to Sikkim. We then continue our trip to excursion around Gangtok, Pemayantse and Darjeeling. Finally, we finish our trip with exploring tea garden, fantastic mountain views from Darjeeling.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swyombhunath,
Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan Durbar square)
Day 03 : Fly to Biratnagar / drive to Darjeeling
Day 04 : Excursion around Darjeeling including tea garden and the Tibetan refugee camp
Day 05 : Sightseeing around Darjeeling including Ghoom monastery and the famous Darjeeling toy Train ride
Day 06 : Drive to Pemayangtse
Day 07 : Sightseeing of Pemayangtse monastery/drive to Gangtok in the afternoon
Day 08 : Sightseeing around Gangtok including institute of Tibetology, Rumtek monastery
Day 09 : Drive back to Biratnagar / fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 10 : Sightseeing around the historical Bhaktapur City inn the Kathmandu Valley
Day 11 : Free day in Kathmandu
Day 12 : Transfer to airport, departure for your onward destination
-All Transportation by Private Vehicle.
-English Speaking Guide.
-Accommodation in stars Hotel on B/B plan on Double/Single sharing basis.