Bagdogra/NJP - Darjeeling - Pelling - Yuksum - Bakhim - Gangtok -
08 nights / 09 days
Day 1: Bagdogra/NJP - Darjeeling
You would be received by our envoy on your arrival at the NJP airport
or railway station and then would be driven over to Darjeeling where you
would be checked in a hotel to retire for the night.
Day 2: Darjeeling Sightseeing
The day would begin with a visit to Tiger hills to view the sunrise and
after a packed breakfast at Tiger hills the bird-watching and
butterfly-watching session can be continued. The afternoon would be
spent in visiting the Botanical garden and National History Museum. The
night would be spent at the hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 3: Darjeeling - Pelling
Breakfast at the hotel would be followed by a drive to Pelling. In the
afternoon an excursion to Sango-Choeling Monastery would be made. En
route you can view the butterflies at leisure. To call it a day you
would finally retire at the hotel.
Day 4: Pelling - Yuksum - Bakhim
After an early breakfast in the hotel a drive to Yuksum would ensue.
From here a walking excursion to Bakhim (12 km) located at 3005m would
follow. Bakhim is immensely rich in Himalayan fauna and is covered with
alpine plants and Sikkim's famous orchids. The region is also known to
have a rich variety of avian population and butterflies. The night would
be spent at Bakhim adventurously in trekker's camp under open skies.
Day 5: Bakhim - Yuksum
Breakfast at the camp would be followed by morning butterfly watching
in Bakhim. Later in the day trek downhill to Yuksum would take place.
The night would be spent at a hotel in Yuksum.
Day 6: Yuksum - Gangtok
After the breakfast at the hotel a drive to Gangtok would ensue. The
afternoon would be utilized in visiting the beautiful Orchid farms. To
call it a day one would return to the hotel in Gangtok.
Day 7: Gangtok - Kalimpong
Breakfast at the hotel would be followed by a scenic drive to
Kalimpong. Afternoon would be spent in the visit to orchid farms and
nurseries. The night would be spent at the hotel in Gangtok.
Day 8: Kalimpong Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel a full day trip to Lava for butterfly
watching would follow. Evening would be spent in slide show of orchids
and a lecture on orchid farming. One would be returning to the hotel to
retire for the night.
Day 9: Kalimpong - Bagdogra/NJP
Breakfast at the hotel would be followed by proceeding for Bagdogra
airport/NJP railway station in time for flight/train to onward