Experience the unseen beauty of Sikkim – the Himalayan Kingdom that is virtually unknown.
Enjoy the pristine conditions and beauty of the countryside, the mountains including Kanchangjunga, the villages with the local people living and virtually untouched by the modern world.
Join Complete India & Asia on a trip to remember.
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Day 01: As scheduled from primary departure nation. (International Flight not included in cost)
Day 02 –New Delhi to Bagdogra and on to Gangtok (Flight from Delhi to Gangtok extra)
You will land at Bagdogra International Airport where you will be met by your guides and a fleet of luxury cars (Toyota Innova) for the five-hour drive to Gangtok, Sikkim, following the lush Teesta River Valley. As you wind your way up from the airport at sea-level through the sub-tropical jungle of West Bengal, you leave behind the heat of the plains for the cool climate of the Himalayan foothills.
Lunch Break / Permit Processing (en-route)
The group will stop at the Rangpo Tourist Lodge for a one-hour lunch break while inner line permit formalities are completed. From Rangpo, it’s a one-hour drive to Gangtok.
Arrive at Norkhill Hotel, originally constructed as the State Guesthouse for the wedding of Chogyal PT Namgyal to Miss Hope Cooke.
1. Tour Details / Q & A
2. Overview of Sikkim Culture, Religion and History
• Hope Leezum Namgyal – daughter of Hope Cooke and Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal of Sikkim.
• Pintso Gyatso – experienced tour leader, from and old and well respected Sikkimese family, well-versed in Sikkimese culture, religion and history.
Evening interaction at the hotel followed by dinner where the question /answer session can continue