6 Days Lakes Mountains Himalayas
This 5 night, 6 day tour is a real eye-opener! Taking in the famous tea gardens, 4am sunrise over Tiger Hill, visits to towns over 8,000ft above sea-level and a visit to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (first director – Tenzing Norgay!) this is one for those who love tea, lakes and mountains… Think the Lake District and quadruple it.
- Hotel or homestay accommodation. Due to the nature of the area, selected guest-houses may be used where hotels are not available.
- Private car & driver throughout. Again, due to the area, different cars and drivers may be used at certain locations.
- Breakfast and 5 dinners.
For a quote on this tour, please contact us +44(0)121 504 2047 or send us an enquirywith your preferred dates.
Day 1 – Arrive Bagdogra or NJP-Darjeeling airport
After meeting your car and driver, transfer to Darjeeling and then simply relax! The air here (at 7,100 feet) is quite thin and temperatures can be surprisingly low , so don’t exert yourself too much. Perhaps a stroll through the town’s shops…
Day 2 – Darjeeling
A very early start today (4am approx) – well worth the effort to see sunrise over Tiger Hill (see picture above!) before brief visits to Batasia point amd Ghoom Monastery. After breakfast, some time at lesiure before a tour of Darjeeling to include the high-altitude zoo, a refugee centre and, of course, a tea garden and factory…
Day 3 – Pelling
A drive today to the pretty town of Pelling (with a visit to a different tea garden en-route). Boasting quite staggering views of the Himalayas (particularly Kanghenjunga – the third highest mountain in the world) and some amazing waterfalls, this really is an outdoor paradise.
Day 4 -Gangtok
Today, drive to Gangtok (the area’s capital). En-route visits to the Pemayangtse monastery (an 18th century Buddhist temple of simple beauty) and Lake Khecheopalri which is sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus as a ‘wishing lake’…
Day 5 – Tsongmo Lake
A full day excursion to Tsongmo Lake. Lying an amazing 12,400ft above sea-level you’ll be only 5km from China as you play in the snow (really – in India!). Perhaps take a yak or mule ride, or a slightly more sedate stroll to appreciate the sheer beuaty of this sacred lake…
Day 6 – Departure
Too soon it’s time to transfer back to the airport for your homeward / onward flight. We’d recommend adding Kerala to this trip!
For a quote on this tour, please contact us +44(0)207 503 6204 or send us an enquiry with your dates.
1st October to 31st March
(excluding 20th Dec to 10 Jan)
Tour price per person (on double/twin sharing basis). Discounts of up to £70 available for more than two passengers.
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