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Sikkim / Darjeeling Package Tour from Nepal – 8 Days

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One of the most wonderful tours that let you explore the panorama sites with the surprise of all kinds is the tour to Sikkim and Darjeeling.

Trip Duration : 8 Days
Max Altitude : 5400m
Group Size : 2 - 15
DIFFICULTY : Moderate
TRANSPORTATION : flights/ comfortable rides
ARRIVAL ON : Kathmandu Nepal
DEPARTURE FROM : Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Overview

One of the most wonderful tours that let you explore the panorama sites with the surprise of all kinds is the tour to Sikkim and Darjeeling. The tour offers us a stunning view of the Himalayan and Culture. Likewise, it provides the Scenery of Mountain ranges and an unbelievable array of Flora and Fauna. They welcome the travelers by the cultural dance that apparently brings the spirit of celebration. In addition, the tour provides the best surroundings of the Himalaya Mountains with the scenery of green hills, pine forests, and lush valleys. One can witness the picturesque sight of the world’s third-highest peak Kanchenjunga with the Darjeeling Sikkim holiday package. Besides, several other snow-capped mountains along with the extremely perfect landscapes are the top-tier places to visit here.

 

Sikkim Tour

 

The beautiful Sikkim is a state in India that bordered three different countries, Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Sikkim is home to over two hundred monasteries. This place is strongly influenced by the Tibetian Buddhism. The inhabitants such as Lepchas, Nepalese, Tibetans, Indians, and Bhutanese are the descendants of Sikkim. Sikkim is rich in glaciers, alpine meadows, and varieties of wildflowers. Besides, Sikkim is also popular for Prayer flags planted outside the homes of Buddhists for Centuries. Whereas, Darjeeling is another town in India’s West Bengal state located in the lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 2000m.

Darjeeling is quite popular for its tea garden and backdrop view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Another major attraction of Darjeeling is the summer capital of India under British Raj. It is famous for the hill station in India. The Toy train is another chief attraction of Darjeeling established in 1881- enlisted in UNESCO world heritage sites.

The tour begins from Kathmandu where you can explore the UNESCO listed world heritage temples. Besides, it also presents a panoramic view of the Himalayas. From Kathmandu, you can either fly or drive to Kakarvitta from where you will be heading towards Sikkim. Darjeeling- popular for its Hillstation is our next destination apart from Sikkim. It is located in the Shivalik hills of the lower range of the Himalayas. In Short, the major city of our tour includes the Gangtok-capital of Sikkim, Kalimpong, Darjeeling. Gangtok offers us with the beautiful scenery of Banjhakri waterfall, Tibetology, Dorsal Chorten stupa, flower exhibition show, Ranka Monastery, and Tashi viewpoint. On the other hand, in  Darjeeling, you can explore full of various waterfalls and eternal natural beauty as well as enjoy the ride in the toy train- listed on the world heritage site.

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 01 :

Arrival in Sikkim

Day 02 :

Sightseeing in Gangtok

Day 03 :

Sightseeing

Day 04 :

Sightseeing

Day 05 :

Sightseeing

Day 06 :

Happy Tea valley Estate

Day 07 :

Sightseeing

Day 08 :

End of Trip

Itenary note

Note: BD Plan, BL Plan, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch content will appear here. Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Sikkim

Your tour to Darjeeling and Sikkim starts with the early flight or drive from Kathmandu to Kakarvitta. Kakarvitta is the border between Nepal and India. From Kakarvitta, we will be driving towards Gangtok-the capital of Sikkim. The drive approximately takes about 5 hours as the drive will be lengthy and tiring. We will transfer you to the hotel in Gangtok. Gangtok has a lot to offer you as it is popular for its  Buddhist monasteries along with the natural landscapes. However, the real tour to Gangtok begins the next day as today you will be resting in the hotel after an exhausting long rise. Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Gangtok

When it comes to nature and natural beauty Gangtok is the best option for many travelers. Anyone who is seeking for both natural and cultural visit this tour will be the perfect destination for you. Today’s tour lets you explore the beautiful capital of Sikkim. Early morning, we will visit Tashi viewpoint which is about 8km from Gangtok. Tashi Viewpoint left you with some great pictures of sunset and sunrise as well as the startling view of the entire great Himalayas. Then we will come back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we will visit Ranaka Monastery which is 20km from Gangtok town  The monastery provides a great scenic view as well as a close encounter with Buddhist culture. It is also called Lindum Monastery.

Next is, the Banjharkri falls, a recreation center, and a tourist attraction place in Gangtok. Besides, we can enjoy the ropeway ride, which gives a stunning view of the whole Gangtok city. On the other hand, Gangtok is also popular for the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology and Dordul Chorten stupa. After visiting all these places, we can go to a flower exhibition in the evening in Gangtok. Overnight at the hotel in Gangtok.

Day 03 Sightseeing

Today we will visit one of the must-see places in Gangtok- Tsomgo Lake.but before Tsomgo Lake we will explore Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. It is a holy shrine that honors Indian army soldiers, folk heroes, and saint Baba Harbajan. Later, we will make our way to Tsomgo Lake- a high altitude scenic lake regarded as sacred by the Sikkimese. It is 40 km from Gangtok at an elevation of 12,310 feet. It is like a fairytale lake with icy blue water reflecting the striking peaks of the Himalayas. The prayer wheel and the small Shiva temple by the seashore are the scared nature of the lake to the locals. You can spend the entire day in the lake and never get enough of its overwhelming beauty.

However, if you wished to explore more of nature then you can visit Kyongnosia Alpine Sanctuary. It is 31 sq km in area and has got a variety of flora and fauna preserved. Therefore, you will spend your day at Tsomgo lake and in the evening return back to Sikkim. Overnight at a hotel in Sikkim.

Day 04 Sightseeing

After breakfast, we will head towards another beautiful city, Darjeeling- popular for its hill station. It takes about a couple of hours to reach Darjeeling. You can appreciate the common delights of Darjeeling as well as Pelling in the way. On your way to Darjeeling, you can explore some of the places like Rimbi waterfalls and Hydro project along with Khecheopalri Lake. Rimbi waterfall is formed over the Rimbi river, which is 12 km from Pelling. Situated at Darap Village, it is one of the scenic and popular waterfalls in Pelling. There is also the oldest hydropower station situated near the Rimbi falls.

Similarly, you can make a stop at Khecheopalri Lake, which is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists for its mythical associations. The coast of the river is connected with powerful figures such as Guru Padmasambhava, Lord Shiva, and Goddess tara. You will then arrive in Darjeeling. Overnight at Darjeeling.

Day 05 Sightseeing

You will spend your whole day in Darjeeling today. Early morning we will visit Tiger Hill at an altitude of 2590m to enjoy the sunrise view in the Kanchanjeunga range. Itis 13km away from Darjeeling and provide the magnificent view of snow-capped mountains sitting amongst the cotton clouds. A visit to Darjeeling is incomplete without a joyride to the Darjeeling Himalayan railway. It is also called Darjeeling Toy Train that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. It was constructed between 1879 and 1881 and is 88-km long in distance. Similarly, another set destination in Darjeeling is Ghoom Monastery which lies at an elevation of 8000 feet. It is the oldest Tibetan monastery with a 15-foot high statue of Maitreyi Buddha. One can view the panoramic Mt. Kanchenjunga outside this monastery.

The next place to visit in Darjeeling is the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, established on1954. It was primarily established to encourage and enhance the interest of the people in the sport of mountaineering. Aspiring mountaineers come to this place to enhance their skills of mountaineering. Therefore, we will return back to the hotel in Darjeeling. Overnight at Darjeeling

Day 06 Happy Tea valley Estate

Early morning after breakfast, we will head towards Happy Tea valley at an altitude of 6800feet. It is the second oldest tea estate in Darjeeling which consists of 437acres in total land area. Happy Tea Valley is another must-see place in Darjeeling which is why we set an extra day for this tour. It reflects the growth of the finest shrub as well as offers a natural scenic view with a breathtaking view of the Himalayan foothills. This is a place with elegant beauty surrounded by acres of tea gardens and a beautiful aroma of high-quality tea. One can even take a tour to the fragrant factory observing the fresh leaves of the tea. On the other hand, you can explore the culture and tradition of the people living in this area in Darjeeling. Overnight at a hotel in Darjeeling

Day 07 Sightseeing

After exploring Darjeeling, we will be exploring another tea garden which is in Nepal-Illam. Early morning after breakfast we will be returning following the Mahendra Highway to Illam. Illam is a hill district and covers an area of 1703km. Illam has a lot to offer you such as brisk walking in a tea garden, peaceful sightseeing, a gentle hike towards hills. It is an excellent gateway to city life. Here, you can explore the typical village life with pristine landscapes, mountains stream, dense natural forests, and unique culture. The tea pickers perform a song sang in their own local language. The nest interesting place to visit in Illam is view tower and Mai Pokhari which is an hour’s drive away. You can even have some fun activities in kanyam such as horse riding, Hikes, and Picnics. Overnight in Illam.

Day 08 End of Trip

Early morning after breakfast we will be heading back to Kathmandu from Illam. Our Darjeeling Sikkim tour packages from Nepal comes to an end.

Trip Info

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages

 

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits.

TREKKING EQUIPMENTS, GEARS & SOME MEDICINES

  We do recommend following equipment's for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.

Head

  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Light balaclava
  • Warm wool hat
  • UV protection one Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.

Upper Part Of The Body Upper

  • Tshirts
  • Shirts
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thermal Vest
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Pullover
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Waterproof outer jacket
  • Rain Coat
  • Hand wear
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens or gloves.

Lower Body

  • Long Under Wear
  • Short Under Wear
  • Lightweight Cotton Long Pants
  • Warm Trousers
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight thermal trouser
  • Fleece pants
  • Cotton paints

Footwear

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Walking boots with ankle support
  • Trainers or trail shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Micro spikes

Electronics

  • Camera and Accessories
  • Phone
  • Power Bank
  • Solar Panel
  • Travel Adapter

Miscellaneous

  • Book
  • Playing Cards/Games
  • Journal and Pen
  • Snacks and Specialist Food

Hygiene & First Aid

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pocket Hand Warmers
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Toiletries
  • Water purifier
  • First Aid

Trek Essentials

  • Passport and Copy
  • Travel Insurance Details
  • Trekking Permit(s)
  • Waterproof Document Wallet
  • Cash

Recommended Medications

  • Guide will take a group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as
  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Blister treatment
  • Rehydration powder
  • Analgesics (Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin)
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape
  • Throat lozenges
  • Diamox

Other Equipment

  • Duffel Bag or Suitcase
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Towel

FAQ

Q. Do you provide any gears for trekking?

A. Yes, we do provide roughly 65 liters one duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket to use for trekking without extra charge, if you do not have.

Q. Can I rent or buy gears in Kathmandu?

A. You can buy or rent trekking boots and rest of the gears, you need to need to buy.

Q. How much weight does porter carries?

A. We do provide one porter between 2 trekkers. One porter carries 25 to 30 kg respectively.

Q. How much weight does airplane allow to Lukla?

A. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. It allows 15kg per passenger, including had bag.

Q. Can I take some more gears for paying extra charge?

A. It is hard but some time, they do allow 2 to 3 kg with paying extra charge US$ 2 per kg

Q. When Should I pack my gears?

A. You will have pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu that night you pack trekking gears.

Q. What equipment should I carry at Daypack?

A. Most of our day packs have a capacity of roughly 20 to 24 liters. You need to carry only day use things like water bottle, light jackets, some extra shocks, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, light glove, scarf, toilet paper, and small towel, camera, some personal medical, Sunscreen, Passport, money, camera, trekking poles and some snacks. Rest of the gears will be carried by porter.

Q. Can I store suitcase and other unnecessary gears in hotel in Kathmandu or at your office?

A. Yes, you can store either at the hotel in Kathmandu or at our office without extra charge.

 TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

  •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard

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Reviews

EXCELLENT rating
Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
2023-09-30
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
2023-05-29
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
2023-05-29
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
2023-05-22
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
2023-05-19
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
2023-05-18
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
2023-05-16
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
2023-05-16
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
2023-05-06
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng
2023-05-06
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