Greaves India

Darjeeling - Sikkim; The Eastern Himalaya

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[ 12 days / 11 nights ]

Guide Price

£3,050pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes international flights on British Airways travelling in World Traveller (economy), accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

Guide Price

$3,022pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

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This exciting Himayalan journey explores the tiny north-eastern state of Sikkim, otherwise known as 'The Garden State', on account of its spectacular flora and fauna and abundant flower nurseries. Boasting a plethora of monasteries and exceptional mountain scenery, this beautiful state is inhabited predominantly by gentle Buddhists and small settlements of tribal people. Just over the border is Darjeeling, in the heart of the tea growing country, which is now, as always, a popular summer holiday destination. Combined with a few days exploring the sites of the oft-misunderstood but fascinating city of Kolkata (Calcutta), this well-rounded tour offers a great insight into Himalayan, Buddhist and city life in the north-east.

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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 - KALIMPONG
(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 / 4715FT)

Morning exploring Kalimpong's flower nurseries and small market. Afternoon drive to Gangtok, capital of Sikkim. Stay 2 nights at the Norkhill Hotel.

 

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 / 6841FT)

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.

 

DAY 7: PELLING - TASHIDING - PELLING

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 / 6890FT)

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 - DELHI

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.

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