Discover the enchanting beauty of East and North East India as you embark on a mesmerizing journey with our Darjeeling Gangtok Tour. This 4-night/5-day adventure promises an unforgettable travel experience that unfolds gradually but with absolute certainty.
Immerse yourself in the embrace of nature, basking in the warmth of the sun. Take leisurely strolls through picturesque tea estates, where time seems to slow down. Witness some of the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets that will etch themselves into your memory. Observe the unhurried yet contented lifestyle of the locals, and be captivated by the awe-inspiring vistas of the mighty Himalayan Mountains.
Delve into the rich tapestry of Buddhist culture, and tantalize your taste buds with the delectable local cuisine. All of this and more awaits you on our thoughtfully curated Darjeeling Gangtok Tour. Join us on this remarkable journey where the beauty of the East and North East India will cast a spell on your heart.
Darjeeling & Gangtok Tour Itinerary –
Arrival at Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station and drive to Darjeeling. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. In the evening you are free to explore the local area / Mall. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early in the morning, we will leave for Tiger Hill for witnessing sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga. Return to the hotel and en-route visit Ghoom Monastery. Later, after breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refuge Centre (closed on Sunday) and Tea Garden (outer view). Return to the hotel for lunch and spend rest of the day at leisure, followed by overnight stay.
After breakfast drive to Gangtok, land of unspoiled natural beauty with alpine landscapes, thick luxuriant forests, tista rivers in torrent and peaceful lakes. On arrival, check into a hotel. For rest of the day you are free to explore the local MG Marg area. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed to Tsongmo Lake (12,210 ft) and Baba Mandir, . This lake is located very close to Nathu La Pass (14,140 ft), We can also visit the Nathu La Pass (Extra Charges) , which is the border between India and China. Later drive back to Gangtok. followed by overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station for reaching your onward destination.
Tour and Services ends
Documents Required for Protected Area Permit
To explore protected areas in Sikkim, tourists are required to apply for a Protected Area Permit (PAP) in the prescribed format.
Documents Required for Protect Area Permit (PAP) For Indian
- Voters ID/Driving license
- 2 passport size photos
- For children below 18 years of age, a birth certificate is mandatory. It’s important to note that an Aadhaar card cannot be used as a substitute as it doesn’t have an issue or expiry date.
Documents Required for Protected Area Permit (PAP) For Foreigners
- Photocopy of Valid Passport
- Indian Visa
- 2 Passport Size Photo Along with Their Original Documents
Protected and Restricted Areas Permits in Sikkim
Being a border state that shares boundaries with Tibet (China), Sikkim requires foreigners to obtain an Inner Line Permit before entering the region. This permit, also known as the Restricted Area Permit, is mandatory for visiting certain areas in North and West Sikkim. Even Indian nationals are required to obtain the permit to access these protected areas in Sikkim.
Here are some of the popular places in Sikkim that require a special permit to visit:
In East District of Sikkim
- Tsongo – Baba Mandir
- Nathula Pass
In West District of Sikkim
- Dzongri Trek
- Singalila Trek
In North District of Sikkim
- North District
- Thangu – Chopta Valley
- Green Lake Trek
In South District of Sikkim
Restricted Area Permit is required for trekking anywhere in the South District.
Alpine Mountaineering Expedition permit is required for-
- TinchenKhang 5603 metres (West Sikkim)
- Jopuno 5935m (West Sikkim)
- Freys peak 5830m (West Sikkim)
- Lama Angden 5868m (North Sikkim)
- Brum Khangse 5433m (North Sikkim)
Restricted Places in Sikkim Where Foreigners are Not Permitted to Enter
By obtaining the necessary permits, visitors can experience the beauty of these restricted areas while ensuring their safety and adherence to regulations.