Buddhist Cultural Tour
Darjeeling – Sikkim - Kalimpong Region
Day 01: Bagdogra – Mirik

Meet on arrival and transfer to Mirik , which is a beautiful destination of Darjeeling region with Nurseries, Lakes and Monasteries ,Halt.

Day 02 : Mirik – Sonada – Darjeeling

Visit Mirik Monastery which houses The stay of 17th Karmapa on his visit and also much visited monastery by all Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism to hear the Teachings of Karma Pa and receice his blessings on his visit. Later drive to Darjeeling.. detour to visit Sonada Monastery which is also important seat of Tibetan Buddhism and has records of very important people from Hollywood visiting this Sonada Monastery. Check in on late arrival and free for walk in Darjeeling.

Day 03 : Darjeeling

Early morning visit to Tiger Hill to witness the Worlds best Sunrise and view the first rays of Sun dropping on worls Highest Mt.Everest and further to all Eastern Himalayas including Mt.Kanchenjunga and Mt.Siniolchu. Later return to hotel after visiting Ghoom Monastery and The Batasia Loop. Later visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Himalayan Zoo, Bhutia Monastery and Tibetan Refugee Centre. Afternoon Free for walking tours around Darjeeling Mall and some window shopping.

Day 04 : Darjeeling – Pemayangtse / Pelling , West Sikkim

Drive to West Sikkim via Rangit Valley Tea Gardens crossing Rangit & Ramam Rivers on the foothills of Darjeeling, If this is the time for Hot Spring in Legship, we could as well have a walk on the river bed to experience Natural Mineral spa on the bank of River Rangit. Check in to Hotel in Pelling, Free for walk. Dinner & Halt.

Day 05 : Pelling – Kheocheplari Lake – Yuksom

Drive to Kheocheplari Lake after breakfast crossing numerous water falls..Rimbik Water Falls, Kanchenjunga Water Falls and to Kheocheplari lake.Its also called the wishing lake and houses a Lakhang. The Lepchas are the local people who inhabit this are.After visiting the lake we continue to drive to Yuksom,The fist capital of Sikkim.Its here the first King of Sikkim was made in 1642AD by the Three Learned Lamas who came from Tibet. Evening free for walk in the village and interact with the locals.Dinner and Halt.

Day 06 : Yuksom – Dubdi Monastery – Kathok

Early morning walk to Norbughang Chorten where the first king of Sikkim was conscereted by the Three Lamas. The coronation site houses the Norbughang Chorten and the STONE SLAB which was the throne. Also around this periphery,we have a Kathok Lake named after one of the Three Lamas. After Light lunch walk uphill to Dubdi Monastery and return via Yangtey Village and seeing how the locals love in our villages. Evening Free for walk and Dinner,Halt.

Day 07 : Yuksom – Tashiding – Ralong – Rabongla

Drive from Yuksom to Tashiding Monastery on the Hill Top which also houses the Golden Stupa and is famous for The Bumchu Festival. Continue to drive to Rabongla.enroute visit The Bonn Monastery at Kewzing Road and Lunch at Rabongla. Continue to drive to Ralong which houses the famous Ralong Monastery and new Kagyu Monastery of HH Gyalshab Rimpponchee.Visit both the monastries and later return to hotel in Rabongla,Halt.

Day 08 : Rabongla – Samdruptse – Namchi - Temi Tea Gardens –Gangtok

Drive to Namchi,South district headquarters of Sikkim wich house the worlds highest statue of lord Buddha at Samdruptse.Lunch at Namchi and return drive to Gangtok via World Famous tea Garden of Sikkim,The Temi Tea Gardens.Reach late evening and free for walk in the town.

Day 09 : Gangtok – Rumtek & Gangtok

Gangtok Cherry city tour..we take you to Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre at Rumtek,which is head office of the Tibetan Kagyu Sect of Buddhism and also holy seat oh HH The 17th Karmapa.Visit both old and new monasteries of Rumtek..return to Gangtok via Lingdum Monastery ad later visit Tibetology which house rare iconography of Buddhism and the only Buddhism research centre in the Himalayas. Post lunch visit The Royal Chapel of Sikkim,The Tsukhlakhang,View Sikkims Palace and seat of Governance of the present Government, The Tashiling. Return to hotel and free for the evening, Dinner,Halt.

Day 10 : Gangtok – Kabi - Phodong – Labrang – Gangtok

Drive to North Sikkim ..enroute visit Kabi Longstok where the Brotherhood treaty was signed in blood between the Lepchas and Tibetans, which permitted the visiting Tibetans to settle in Sikkim, continue to drive to Phodong Monastery and further uphill to Labrang Monastery.Later return drive to Gangtok after lunch in Phodong. Stopover at Tashi View Point to have a panoramic view of entire Himalayan ranges of Sikkim Himalayas.

Day 11 : Gangtok – Changu Lake – Gangtok

Day return drive to Changu lake at 12400ft at Indo China Border.Lake is at the distance of 34 Kms from Gangto but more then twic the altitude of Gangtok in 2 Hours Mountain drive.Return in the vening and free for walk in the town.

Day 12 : Gangtok – Kalimpong

Drive from Gangtok to Kalimpong, The Orchid Village of East, Check in on arrival and free for walk in the Town. Dinner & Halt.

Day 13 : Kalimpong – Visit Monasteries.

Visit Delo Hill for early morning sunrise..continue to drive to Durpin Dara to visit Durpin Dara Monastery, Also visit Thongsa Monastery,Tharpa Choeling Monastery,Mangal Dham Temple.Evening Free for walk and souvenior shopping.Hotel.

Day 14 : Gangtok – Bagdogra. Trip ends
Return drive to Bagdogra Airport for onward flight. Trip ends.