Culture and HIstory
Temples and Monasteries
Return Flight from Europe
All Hotels & Spa Hotels (Heritage or 4*)
Includes breakfast and picnic lunches
Sikkim is home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries and further down to tea estates in the hills. Experience the beautiful changes in nature as you explore at a range of altitudes.
Gantok - Tsomgo - Lachen - Thangu - Yumthang - Lachung - Pelling - Darjeeling
Activities: Trekking, jeeps, day walks, trekking and camping with village excursion.
Accommodation: Farm/home stays, hotels and all camping during trekking in the Himalayas as well as farm stay experience to explore local India.
All Meals: All breakfast and meals throughout the trip and one day children can buy their own meal in Shimla town. (A chance for students to buy their own meal in Shimla).
Entrance Fees: As per the itinerary. Please allow Taj Mahal fee separately and students should buy the ticket to gain local experience. Transport: All transport by Air conditioned vehicles with private drivers from Airport to Airport and during your trip private drivers in Toyota and Tata Cars.
Train Journeys: All train tickets are included New Delhi- Shimla, Shimla/Kalka – New Delhi and New Delhi to Agra and Return.
Your Heavy bags: Transport, Horses or Porters for your trekking tours only. Historian Talks: Talk on Shimla! Fully Escorted: Guided by An English speaking Guide and services of local guides where needed.
Any Domestic Flights
Entrance tickets into Temples & Monuments (apart from the Taj Mahal - approximately £70pp).
Dinners or lunches (except during Homestays and trekking)
Tips to your staff, guides and drivers are not included.
Accommodation and all Tours are subject to availability
Please do get in contact to discuss this Tour in more detail
Collection at airport followed by drive to Gangtok.
Visit the Institute of Handloom & handicraft with a tour around the museum, drive to Flower show Centre which houses varieties of flowers and other ornamental plants.
Visit Tashi View Point with views of Mount Kanchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world.
On to Ganesh Tok, a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh.
Travel to Banjhakri falls to view the famous shamanist statues and then to Pal Zurmang Kagyud Monastery in Lingdum featuring stunning Buddhist architecture.
Towards the end of the day you will visit Chorten stupa, the Institute of Tibetology which educates hundreds of monks, and has a museum to showcase sikkimese art and culture.
Finally, take a ride on a Ropeway which provides a good view of canyon.
Starting with a different experience with a drive to the sacred Tsomgo lake, situated at 12,400 feet. Soak in the changes of nature as the altitude changes.
Travel onwards to Nathula after 14 kms. Nathula is an Indian-Chinese picket and the only pass to cross over to Tibet.
Driving onwards through stunning landscapes, arrive at Babamandir (13000 feet), to visit the Baba Harbhajan Sahib Mandi temple.
Late return to Gangtok.
Drive onwards to Lachen, a tribal village in one of the remotest place of Sikkim.
On the way you will visit Seven sister falls and stop over at the Singhik Kanchendzong View Point.
Enroute visit the Chopta Valley, which features stunning scenery of mountain backdrops against blue lakes.
Drive back to Lachen.
Early set off to Yumthang to experience the beauty of nature, with flowers set amongst snow clad mountains.
Drive onwards to Hot Springs at Yumesamdong (Optional)
Evening return to Lachung
Travel to Pelling through paddy fields , Tea Gardens and forests and on the route visiting Siddeswar Temple at Namchi, foillowed by Rabongla and the Buddha Park.
Visit the ruins of Rabdentse, the 2nd capital of the ancient Kingdom of Sikkim.
Visit Sanga-Choling Monastery, built in 1697 A.D, and the famous Pemayangtse Monastery which is one of the oldest Monasteries.
Travel onwards to the high Sinchore Bridge and onwards through waterfalls to visit the Sacred Lake famously in the shape of the foot of the Buddha.
Evening return to Pelling.
Early morning departure to enjoy the sunrise over the mountains.
Then onwards to the Ghoom Monastery and halt at Batasia Loop for breakfast. Afterwards continue on to the P.N.Zoological Park, Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help centre, Japanese Temple and the many Tea Gardens.
In the evening explore at your leisure.
Delhi sightseeing and Departure : Early morning sightseeing of historical sights of Delhi including KutubMinar, Gandhi Museum and markets of Delhi and shopping in Delhi.