This tour takes you across the Darjeeling hills, you start the tour at the westernmost part of Darjeeling Hills close to Nepal and end it at the easternmost part close to Bhutan border. In 7 days you visit a destination that is a mix of common tourist destinations and new offbeat destinations.
Best time to visit
The summer months (April – June) and the festival season (October – November) is, of course, the high season but this tour can be conducted throughout the year. July – August is the low season, we offer special discounts during these two months.
Day 1 - Reception at Siliguri (NJP/Bagdogra) and drive to Mirik (4900 ft, 52Kms) through the winding ghat roads cutting across the tea gardens on the rolling slopes. Transfer to hotel. Enjoy a quiet evening boating at Lake Sumendu encircled by forested hills, or have a leisure walk on the forest trails around the lake. Stay overnight at Mirik.
Day 2 - Stroll around Lake samendu in the morning. You can go for boating in the lake, take a horse ride or simply walk around. Drive to Darjeeling after lunch (50Kms. 6700ft). Visit Sukiapokhri Salamander project on the way to have a glimpse of the rare Himalayan reptile. Check in at the hotel. You have a free evening in the Mall and overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 3 - Early morning trip to Tiger Hill (8500 ft) for a breathtaking view of Sunrise over the Kanchenjunga. Visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop on your way back. After breakfast visit Darjeeling zoo, HMI, Takvar Valley Teagarden. Back to the hotel for lunch. Evening at leisure. Stay at Darjeeling.
Day 4 - Morning drive to Kalimpong (4100 ft, 55Kms.) via Tista Bazaar. The road passes along the Rangit River and through some of the most picturesque places of the area. Transfer to hotel at Kalimpong. Afternoon trip to Durpin Dara viewpoint. Stay at Kalimpong.
Day 5 - Visit Kalimpong town for marketing of traditional crafts, visit orchid nurseries, Delo top viewpoint, Bong Monastery and move to Rishyap (8500 ft, 30Kms) after lunch. Overnight at Rishyap.
Day 6 - Visit Pedong and Tiffin Dara for a great view of the Himalayas. After lunch drive to Loleygaon (5500 ft, 24Kms), another hidden picturesque hamlet in Kalimpong hills. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit to adjacent Heritage Forest for a unique canopy walk over the huge Oak and Pine trees. Spend a leisure evening on your balcony watching the magnificent night view of Kalimpong town in the distant hill. Overnight Halt: Loleygaon.
Day 7 - Early morning visit to Jhandidara (3Kms) for a never to forget Sunrise over the Kanchenjunga. On a clear day, even the Mt. Everest is visible from the watchtower of Jhandidara. After breakfast, we start for Bagdogra / NJP (135 km) through Dooars forests and tea gardens. Tour ends.