Darjeeling - Sikkim; The Eastern Himalaya
DAY 1: ARRIVE KOLKATA
Arrive into Kolkata and transfer to The Oberoi Grand Hotel.
DAY 2: KOLKATA
Spend the day exploring this fascinating city, redolent with
history, Victorian architecture and known to have produced some of
India's greatest writers.
DAY 3: KOLKATA - BAGDOGRA -
(1704M / 5591FT)
Morning flight to Bagdogra and drive up into the hills to
Kalimpong. Stay 1 night at the charming Silver Oaks Hotel.
DAY 4: KALIMPONG - GANGTOK (1437M /
Morning exploring Kalimpong's flower nurseries and small market.
Afternoon drive to Gangtok, capital of Sikkim. Stay 2 nights at the
DAY 5: GANGTOK
Early morning visit to Tashi View Point for magnificent views of
Mt. Kanchenjunga. Proceed to one of India's busiest and most famous
monasteries at Rumtek.
DAY 6: GANGTOK - PELLING (2085M /
Morning transfer to the small town of Pelling. Stay 2 nights at
the Hotel Elgin Mount Pandim. Afternoon visit to the local
monastery with its staggering mountain views.
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DAY 7: PELLING - TASHIDING -
Short drive to Tashiding and enjoy a beautiful walk up the hill
to the secluded monastery. Walk through small villages surrounded
by prayer flags and chortens.
DAY 8: PELLING - GLENBURN (2100M /
Morning drive to Glenburn. Stay 3 nights just outside the town
at the delightful Glenburn Tea Estate. Afternoon at leisure.
DAY 9: GLENBURN
Morning transfer to Darjeeling Railway Station to board the toy
train. Later see the Botanical Gardens, Ghoom Monastery and
visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.
DAY 10: GLENBURN
Morning hike to Glenburn Camp Site to spend the day walking in
the stunning hills that surround Glenburn, fish the river or enjoy
a private tour of this family-run, working tea estate.
DAY 11: GLENBURN - BAGDOGRA -
Morning drive to Bagdogra Airport to catch afternoon flight to
Delhi. On arrival transfer to JW Marriott Aerocity Hotel.
DAY 12: DEPART DELHI
Early morning departure for onward destination.