Sikkim Darjeeling Tour

Sikkim / Darjeeling Package Tour From Nepal

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude N/A
  • Grade Moderate
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Group Size 2-15


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. 

Trip Facts

Tour Name: Darjeeling Sikkim Tour

Duration: 8 days

Country: India

Max altitude: 5400m

Season: All round the year

Transportation: flights/ comfortable rides

Start and end city: Kathmandu


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


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


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


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


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.

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.

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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.

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft


Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

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  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.