Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim Tour - 13 Days

Tawang-Arunachal

Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim Travel Tour

Day 01: ARRIVAL BAGDOGRA AIRPORT – GANGTOK
Arrival at Bagdogra Airport & transfer to Gangtok. On arrival check in to the hotel. Start for a half day sightseeing. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 02: GANGTOK LOCAL SIGHT SEEING
Morning breakfast – After breakfast drive for the city tour of Gangtok – Sightseeing will be for full day hence the drive will be bit fast from each point – It is not possible to visit all the places hence some of the important places are selected for the guest – Guest are require to maintain the time with the driver – Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Ranka / Rumtek Monastery and Tashi View point are some more places of tourist interest – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center or visit any of the discotheque in central Gangtok – Over Night stay at Gangtok.

Day 03: TRANSFER TO PELLING
Morning breakfast and check out of the hotel to proceed to Pelling – A drive of nearly 130 kilometers 4 hours drive – Pelling is situated at an altitude of 2072 meters / 6800 feet – On a clear day guest can get a clear view of Himalayan range with snow capped mount Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Khangchendzonga, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Sinolchu etc – It is one of the exotic settlement with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids, historical sites, short trek routes and wildlife – Its botanical and zoological richness is inspiring and the scenic view from the top of the ridge across deep valley to the heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be seen to be believed – Yuksom, Ravangla, Rinchenpong and Namchi are some of the tourist spot nearby – Check into hotel – Evening free to roam around the small settlement – Over Night stay at Pelling

Day 04: PELLING LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast at hotel – Drive for Full Day Sight Seeing – The routes are forested and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring. Places of visit are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake, it is one of the holy Buddhist lake and it is believed that any wish in front of the lake comes true – Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird and thus the water surface is always free of leaves, Kechopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga water Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins, the scenic view from the top of the ruin to the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around the helipad or Shopping center – Over Night stay at Pelling

Day 05: TRANSFER TO DARJEELING
Early Morning breakfast – Next the driver will assist you for the forwarding journey to Darjeeling (150 Km- 4 hours) – Darjeeling – At an elevation of 2123 meters / 70001 feet, the land of breathtaking beauty, amidst rolling tea gardens, crowned by the majestic Himalayas popularly known as the Queen of the hills – Jewel in the crown of the Eastern Himalayas with mesmerizing beauty offers spectacular views of the Mount Everest, Mount Kanchendzonga and the rest of spectacular Himalayan range – Check in to hotel – Stroll to Mall / shrubbery Park – Over night stay at hotel in Darjeeling.
Optional: Visit to Tea Plantation is optional, If time and climate permits then we can visit to Tea Plantation Garden.

Day 06: DARJEELING LOCAL SIGHT SEEING
Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for breakfast – After breakfast next round of sightseeing – Half Day city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area – Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Note: Early morning Tiger Hill visit is depends upon the weather conditions.

Day 07: DEPARTURE TO BAGDOGRA AIRPORT – GUWAHATI (BY FLIGHT) – TEZPUR (185 KM / 4 HRS)
Drive to to Bagdogra Airport to catch a flight to Guwahati. Welcome to Guwahati. Meet and be assisted by our representative at the airport/Railway station. Transfer to Tezpur (185 Km 4 Hrs). Check in your hotel. Visit the ruins and remains of Agnigarh where the immortal romance blossomed and stands testimony to the eternal time. Later visit cole park where you can enjoy boating. Overnight stay in Tezpur.

Note: Bhalukpong is a small town where they check ILP (Inner Line Permit).

Day 08: TEZPUR – DIRANG (200 KM / 6 HRS)
Start early in the morning for Dirang. On the way visit Tippi On the banks of the river Bharali at an elevation of 190 mtrs is Tipi, an orchidarium with over 7500 orchids. On display are some of the finest species with names like the Dainty Lady’s Slipper or the more formal sounding Dendrobium. Arunachal has the largest range of orchids in the country. Continue your drive and do not forget to keep your cameras handy as you cross beautiful waterfalls and get some spectacular views. Check in to your hotel.
After lunch visit the regional apple Nursery, kiwi farm, dzong (fort), hot water spring. Overnight stay in Dirang.

Day 09: DIRANG – TAWANG (140 KM / 6 HRS)
After breakfast transfer to Tawang. On the way visit war cemetery. Continue with the drive till you reach Sela Pass at an altitude of 4114m / 13494 ft. It is famous for high altitude lakes & scenic beauty & is ideal for ice skating during winter. Check in the hotel on arrival. Overnight stay in Tawang.
Note: Weather conditions at Tawang can be change, It is advisable to take light woollens, rain coat during the trip.

Day 10: TAWANG SIGHTSEEING TOUR
After breakfast visit Tawang Monstery, Namgye Lhaste, PT Tso, Gorsham Chorten, Gontse Garden, Singar Ani Gompa. Evening return back to hotel. Overnight stay in Tawang.

Optional: Visit to Bum-La Pass, If climatic conditions are fine. In Year 1962, The China Army had entered in India by this pass.

Day 11: TAWANG – BOMDILA (190 KM / 7-8 HRS)
After Breakfast transfer to Bomdila. Check in the hotel on arrival. Visit Gontse Rabgyaling Monastery (Upper Gonpa), Thub-Chog Gatsel Ling Monastery (Lower Gonpa), Bomdila View Point. Bomdila offers wonderfully panoramic view of Himalayan landscapes and snow clad ranges. Evening you can visit the local market. Overnight stay in Bomdila.

Day 12: BOMDILA – GUWAHATI (335 KM / 9-10 HRS)
After Breakfast transfer to Guwahati. Check in to your hotel. Evening you are free for leisure. Overnight stay in Guwahati.
Optional: If time and climate permits then we can visit to Eaglenet Wildlife Sanctuary in Bomdila.

Day 13: GUWAHATI – DELHI (BY FLIGHT)
After Breakfast transfer to Guwahati Airport to catch a flight to New Delhi. Arrive at New Delhi Airport and take connection flight to Home Destination.

Tour Ends

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Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim Tour