|Eastern Delight Asam :||
Drive through the picturesque slopes of the east stopping only to gaze at the beautiful vista in front of you. Visit ancient temples and gumphas, go for nature treks and shop like never before in the beautiful towns of Kalimpong, Gangtok and Darjeeling.
DAY 1 : NEW JALPAIGURI / BAGDOGRA - KALIMPONGArrive at New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra and take a transfer to Kalimpong (75 kms/ 3 hrs) in the quiet hill resort in eastern Himalaya. Kalimpong is famous for its orchids and nurseries and some of the some of the rarest cacti. Oak, Maple and chestnut stretch up the ridge as far as the eye can reach. Check into the hotel, spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel. Meals:
DAY 2: KALIMPONG SIGHTSEEING AND TRANSFER TO GANGTOKIn the morning, go on a local sightseeing tour of Kalimpong, covering Durpin Dhara, Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brong Monastery and flower & orchid nurseries and Kalimpong market. Get back to the hotel before lunch. After lunch, take a transfer to Gangtok (80 kms/ 2 hrs), located at an altitude of 5,500 ft. Gangtok, the capital of the state of Sikkim is a beautiful and clean town promising of the best monasteries and landscapes. Spend the evening by yourself for individual activity and leisure. Stay overnight at hotel. Meals:
DAY 3 : GANGTOK SIGHTSEEINGIn the morning, go on a half day sightseeing tour of this capital city of Sikkim, covering Chortan, Stupa, Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sunday) Institute of Handicrafts and Handlooms (closed on Sunday). After lunch, visit Roomtek Monastery and Dharma Chakra Centre (24 kms/ 45 mins), the sect of the Kagyu order. Meals:
DAY 4 : EXCURSION TRIP TO TSOMGO LAKEIn the morning, go on a half day trip to Tsomgo lake (12400 ft), which is only 32 kms from Gangtok. The lake is about 1 km long, oval in shape and 15 metres deep. The lake is considered sacred by the local people. Spend the evening at Gangtok for shopping and individual activity. Meals: