A state of India nestled between Bhutan and Nepal and a land of extraordinary beauty. Soaring mountains rise from forest covered hillsides dotted with meadows of colorful flowers. Colorful monasteries built in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition adorn this beautiful landscape. An interesting area that shows yet another unique face of the diverse country that is India.
Day 01 Kathmandu -Biratnagar - Gantok
Fly to Biratnagar & drive to Gantok (approx 7 hours of drive). On arrival meet, assist & check into the hotel. O/N at hotel.
Day 02 Gangtok
AM: Visit Enchey monastery, Government institute of cottage Industry, Dodrul Chorten, Research Institute of Tibetology.
PM: Visit Rumtek monastery, situated 24 kms. Away from Gantok & this magnificent monastery was built by the late Gyalwa Karmapa, The head of the Kagyu sect. O/N at hotel.
Day 03 Gangtok
Free day for personal activities. O/N at hotel.
Day 04 Gantok – Pemayangtse
AM: After breakfast, drive through semi tropical forests, cardamom plantation & villages.
PM: Visit the Pemayangtse monastery sistuted adlacent to the hotel. This is a premier monastery of Sikkim built in the 17th century. O/N at hotel.
Day 05 Pemayamgtse- Khechapladri lake- Pemayamgtse
AM: After breakfast drive to Khechapladri lake, which is also known as the wishing lake & is considered very sacred & no water sport or other activities besides prayer & worship are allowed around it.
PM: A short walk to Sangachholing monastery located on a hillock above the hotel. On clear day the view of the mountain ranges is excellent stunning. O/N at hotel.
Day 06 Pemayangtse – Silliguri
Drive leisurely along the Tista river to the plains of North Bengal. O/N at hotel.
Day 07 Silliguri – Biratnagar – Kathmandu
After breakfast drive to Biratnagar airport & fly to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.