DARSHAN HOLIDAY'S TOUR PACKAGES
MONASTIC CIRCUIT TOUR IN SIKKIM & DARJEELING ( ITINERARY )
Day - 01 Arrival
Arrival in NJP railway station or Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Our representative will meet you and transfer you to Darjeeling(3-4 hrs drive). Evening Free, enjoy a walk in Mall Road and evening in Chowrasta and Nightingale Park (Shrubbery Park).
Day - 02 Darjeeling Sightseeing
3 Points : 4am - 8am. Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at around at 4 am) to morning view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather) on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery.
After Breakfast city tour of Darjeeling visit Padmaja Naidu Himalaya Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tea Garden, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self – Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Japanese Temple Evening free for other activities. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Darjeeling to pelling
Day - 04 Pelling local tour
After breakfast we take you to the famous and one of the most important monasteries in Sikkim - the Pemayangtse Monastery - the seat of the Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism was originally a small Lhakhang built by Lhatsun Chempo in the 17th Century. The monastery contains numerous antique idols and objects of worship and is filled with wall paintings and sculptures. The most astounding feature is a painted wooden structure of Zantho Pelri – the Heavenly Palace of Guru Rinpoche. Now we take you to legendary Lake at Khecheopalri (25kms). The Holy lake surrounded by dense forests is believed to have the power of wish fulfilling. Although the lake is surrounded by rich forests even a single leaf is not seen floating at the middle water. Legend has it that the birds pick up the leaves that float on the holy lake. It is also a prominent place for the bird watchers. After lunch Walk to Sangacholing Monastery, built in the year 1697. This is considered as one of the oldest monastery in Sikkim. The trek takes about 30min to reach to Monastery which offers a panoramic view of the valley and Pelling town. Also walk to Rubduntse Ruins – the ruins of the second capital of Sikkim of 1814AD. Lying at a walking distance from Pemayangtse, the place also offers scenic view of the surrounding valleys and mountains.
Day - 05 pelling to Yuksum
After breakfast drive to yuksum visit Dubdi Monastery, Coronation Throne evening walk to yuksum village, yuksum was first capital of Sikkim on 1941 AD.
Day - 06 Yuksum to Gangtok
After breakfast start drive to Gangtok on the way visit Tashiding Monsatery and stop at kewzing to visit Bon Monastery(which is only monastery in Sikkim from Bon sect)
Day - 07 Gangtok sightseeing
After breakfast visit rumtek monastery, Rank monastery, Dro-Dul chorten and Tibetology meusium, Enchey monastery. evening free for the market.
Day - 08 Day excursion to phodong and labrang monastery
After breakfast drive to visit Phodong monastery and labrang on the way visit Kabi.