Explore the capital of the British Raj.
Ride the Darjeeling Toy Train.
Enjoy the views from Rumtek Buddhist Monastery.
The scenic town of Pelling.
A relaxing stay in an operational tea estate.
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Calcutta.
Day 2 Calcutta
Day 3 Calcutta
Explore Calcutta’s hidden gems on a walking tour. Our guides take care to tailor the tour to your wishes - this is a great opportunity to see some of the more unusual sights that the city has to offer, and a superb way of getting off the beaten track in this vibrant city.
Day 4 Kalimpong
Fly from Calcutta to Bagdogra and travel by road to Kalimpong. Being in the hills of the Himalayas, you will find yourself surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. This evening you might like to enjoy drinks in the hotel's garden, overlooking the flickering lights of the villages below.
Day 5 Kalimpong
Today enjoy a village walk. Escorted by your friendly local guide, pass traditional terraced farmland in a scenic valley, through rural villages and across streams. There are a variety of routes depending on your fitness level.
Day 6 Gangtok
Travel from Kalimpong to Gangtok winding your way through the hilly roads. Your driver and accompanying guide are on hand to suggest places to stop and visit along the way. Check into your Gangtok hotel this evening, in the capital of Sikkim.
Day 7 Gangtok
Visit the Rumtek Monastery and the Research Institute of Tibetology. There are also more monasteries along the drive if you have a particular interest. This evening would be a good opportunity to explore Gangtok's night market and pedestrianised high street.
Day 8 Pelling
Gangtok , Pelling
Travel to Pelling to visit the Pemayangste and Sangachoeling monasteries. Pelling is situated right under Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. It's worth asking for an early wake-up call to see the sunrise over the peak.
Hotel Mount Pandim
Day 9 Darjeeling
Pelling , Darjeeling
Drive to Darjeeling to explore the former colonial hill station and ride the Toy Train. One of the only Indian steam trains in operation, it travels up to Ghoom, the town above Darjeeling. This evening you might like to visit one of the local markets selling a variety of textiles.
Day 10 Darjeeling
Day at leisure to explore Darjeeling. The Mountaineering Institute has memorabilia from many Everest expeditions, as well as an interesting selection of photographs.
Day 11 Darjeeling
A short drive to a tea estate to relax and unwind. Take walks through the tea plantations, visit a local village or simply relax with views right across the valley.
Day 12 Delhi
Fly to Delhi from Bagdogra and spend the night in Delhi. If there's time, you might like to drive into Delhi to see the evening light show at Delhi's Red Fort.
Lemon Tree Premier Airport Hotel
Day 13 International return flight
Delhi , International return flight
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