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Eastern Himalayan Tour (This itinerary is tentative.)
Duration : 15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS
Recommended Time : Sep - May

DAY 01

Bagdogra – Gangtok
Distance : 129 kms Time : 5 hrs drive

DAY 02

Gangtok Sightseeing
Morning : Rumtek, a Kagyu Monastery also the seat of the Gyalwa Karmapa, Research Institute of Tibetology, the Do-drul Stupa and orchid sanctuary for a glimpse of the rare orchids.
Afternoon : Visit Enchey Monastery, a Nyinmapa Monastery, the local handicraft center and the Flower Exhibition

DAY 03

Visit Tsomgo(Chhangu) Lake
A sacred lake 35kms away situated at an altitude of 12400 ft near Nathula, the border between Tibet and India

DAY 04

Gangtok – Lachung
Distance : 149 kms Time : 5 hrs drive
Halt in one of the ethnic village resort, visit the Lachung Monastery and stroll through the village for a glimpse of typical village life.

DAY 05

Lachung – Yumthang – Lachung
Leave early in the morning to visit the Yumthang valley, passing through the Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary, home to nearly 40 varieties of rhododendron flowers. Yumthang valley at 11,800 ft is breathtakingly beautiful with snow-capped peaks and nature aglow.

DAY 06

Lachung – Gangtok
Leave for Gangtok, visiting the Phodong Monastery enroute.

DAY 07

Gangtok – Pemayangtse
Distance : 119 kms Time : approx 5 hrs

DAY 08

Visit Khechoplari lake
Distance :
about 22 kms
Khechoplari lake is also known as ‘Wishing Lake’. Also visit the Pemayangtse Monastery, the premier Nyinmapa Monastery, which houses the ‘Zandopalri’ a man-made wooden structure depicting the celestial abode of Guru Rimpoche.

DAY 09

Visit Tashiding Monastery
It is situated on top of a hill-top, another 17th century Nyinmapa Monastery. Enroute visit the hot-springs.

DAY 10

Pemayangtse – Darjeeling
Time :
4 hrs approx
Enroute visit Rabdentse Palace ruins

DAY 11

Visit Tiger Hill in the morning to view the sunrise & visit the Himalayan Mountain Institute, Tea Garden, Batasia Loop and the Tibetan Refugee Camp. Afternoon, visit the Dali Gompa, and take a short ride in the famed “Toy Train”.

DAY 12

Visit Mirik
Boating excursion at Sumendu Lake.

DAY 13

Darjeeling – Kalimpong
Distance :
50 kms Time : 2 ½ hrs approx

DAY 14

Sightseeing around Kalimpong
Walk around the town visiting the Art and Crafts Centre, Nurseries, and then on to Durpin Hill, about 5 kms away from the town for breathtaking view of the of Khanchenzonga range, and the whole Chola range of Sikkim.

DAY 15

Kalimpong – Bagdogra
Time: 2 ½ hrs approx
Drop to to the airport to catch connecting flight back home.

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 Potala Treks & Tours
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   Tel : (3592) 202041, 200043, 206934; Fax : (3592) 202707 (Attn: Potala); Mobile : 91-9434257036;
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