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Home » Adventure Tours in India » Darjeeling & Sikkim Adventure

Darjeeling & Sikkim Adventure
Duration : 16 Days / 15 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Bagdogra – Darjeeling - Yuksom - Bakhim - Dzongri - Thangsing - Samiti Lake - Gochala - Thangsing - Tsoka - Yuksom - Pemayangtse - Gangtok - Kalimpong - Bagdogra - Delhi

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by international flight. After clearing customs and immigration our Hansa Vacations representative will meet you at the exit gate and transfer to hotel. Enjoy special welcome at hotel in traditional Indian style. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Bagdogra (by flight) – Darjeeling (by surface)
After breakfast our representative will transfer you to the domestic airport to board flight for Bagdogra. Our representative will meet and assist you upon arrival and drive to reach Darjeeling (2134 M) covering approx. 110 Kms in 04 hrs. The route winds its way through mesmerizingly beautiful landscapes and tea estates. There is a narrow gauge railway line running parallel and crisscrossing the road. Darjeeling is known as the jewel in the crown. Upon arrival at the hotel our representative will assist you check into hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Darjeeling
Early morning proceed to visit Tiger Hill to view the sunrise and also get a glimpse the world's third highest mountain Kanchenjunga and other peaks. Later visit Ghoom Monastery which enshrines Maitreyee Buddha.  Return to hotel for breakfast and proceed for a ride in the famous toy train for half an hour. Visit the famous Botanical Gardens, Observatory Hill, mountaineering institute to know the history and the equipment and used in the first conquest of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge. Also visit the Zoological Park to see the Siberian Tigers and Llamas, Himalayan Black Bear and Panda. Evening enjoy a stroll near the tea estates and Tibetan Refugee self-help centre for woolen carpet and leather products. Stay overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Darjeeling - Yuksom (By surface)
After an early breakfast you will drive to Yuksum (1780 M) covering approx. 123 Kms in 07 hrs. Yuksum is the oldest capital of Sikkim where the first king was enthroned in 1642 A.D. It also has the oldest existing Monastery built during 1700 A.D. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Yuksom - Bakhim (Trek)
 After breakfast start the first leg of trekking to reach Bhakim (3035 m) covering approx. 13 Kms in 04 hrs. The track is a Gradual Ascent and descent which passes through the dense Verdant semi-tropical forest following the Pairag Chu. Stay overnight stay in trekker’s camp.

Day 06: Bakhim - Dzongri (Trek)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Dzongri (4030 m) along a well marked track covering approx. 12 Kms in 4 hrs. Initially the track will climb very steeply and it and passes through fascinating Rhododendron bushes running riot with color, it is such a captivating experience that one may not feel the stress of the climb. Arrive at Dzongri. Stay overnight stay in trekker’s camp.

Day 07: Dzongri
The entire day will be at leisure to relax and view the landscape at Dzongri. Stay overnight stay in trekker’s camp.

Day 08: Dzongri - Thangsing (Trek)
After breakfast begin you trek to reach Thangsing (3800 m) covering approx. 8-kms in 3 hrs. One can have a majestic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabri etc. from the Dzongri pass. Continue your trek to reach Thangsing. Stay overnight in trekker’s camp.

Day 09: Thangsing - Samiti Lake (Trek)
 After breakfast start trekking to reach Samiti lake (4200 m) covering approx. 08-kms in 03 Hrs. Samiti is one of the highest fresh water lakes found in the Bosom of Himalayan ranges. This lake is also believed to be a very sacred lake by the locals. Arrive and camp by the side of the lake. Stay overnight stay in trekker’s camp.

Day 10: Samiti Lake - Gochala - Thangsing (Trek)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Gochala (5000 m) covering approx. 14-kms in 5 hrs. Once you have reached the pass you can see the breathtaking and majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Kabru and Kabru Dome etc. Retrace the route back to Thanhsing. Stay overnight stay in trekker’s camp.

Day 11: Thangsing - Tsoka (Trek)
After breakfast begin your trek to reach Tsoka (3710 m) in about 5 - 6 hrs. The trek entwines its way down to Phedong, which is the the start of the Rhododendron trail. Stay overnight in trekker’s camp.

Day 12: Tsoka - Yuksom (Trek)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Yuksum by covering approx. 05-kms in 02 hrs. Day free for personal activities, enjoy a visit to the oldest monastery and explore the surrounding areas. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Yuksom - Pemayangtse - Gangtok (Jeep)
After breakfast you will drive to Pemayangste (2085 m) covering approx. 30-kms in 01 hr. Pemayangtse is one of the oldest and most important Monasteries in Sikkim. En-route visit the Monastery then continue drive to reach Gangtok (1810 m) covering approx. 110-Kms in 5 hrs. Upon arrival in Gangtok check-in hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Gangtok - Kalimpong (Jeep/Car)
After breakfast leave for excursion to Rumtek monastery, en-route you will visit the Institute of Tibetology. Continue drive to Kalimpong. After check-in proceed for a short visit of Kalimpong. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Kalimpong - Bagdogra / Delhi (Car/Flight)
Early morning, our representative will assist and transfer you to the Bagdogra airport in time to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrive in Delhi you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Delhi - Onward destination
After breakfast proceed for a full day sight-seeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Evening our Hansa Vacations representative will transfer you to international airport for flight to onward destination.