- Trip Overview
Trip begins from the beautiful, adventurous city of Kathmandu, Nepal. This city is profoundly rich in cultural and religious aspect. Where we get to explore the 12th century old palaces and temples. People from various ethnic group resides here. Local festivals adds more flavor to the beauty of city. Kathmandu valley is not only rich in cultural aspect but also is surrounded by the snow-capped mountain range. Sunrise from Nagarkot and short hike within the various part of the valley also can be experienced during the trip.
Also, the taste of local foods like Dal Bhat, Momo, Newari cuisine and many more will spice your tour and makes it memorable.
From this beautiful ambience, we will head towards Darjeeling. Snow peaks, tea garden, orchids, pines rhododendrons and the slopes of hills of Darjeeling brings the vigorous vibes within. This place is blessed with the amazing natural beauty, people and the culture that resides here.
Third and final destination of our tour is a beautiful state in the lap of nature, full of diverse religion, culture and historical background – Sikkim, a state of west Bengal, India. Names like: The hidden valley of rice, new palace, paradise, and the garden of the war god Indra are also given for the state. This valley is surrounded by Nepal, china and Bhutan at its boarders.
Amalgamation of different cuisines, cultural diversity, nature, lifestyle, religion and the people of two different countries within the same package. This will make you energize and exciting full of enthusiasm.
- Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport.
- Day 02: Sight-seeing Kathmandu Durbar square.
- Day 03: Visit to the historical shrines and patan durbar square.
- Day 04: Mountain flight, sight-seeing at Bhaktapur and Nagarkot.
- Day 05: Sunrise from Nagarkot. Transfer to bhadrapur and Darjeeling.
- Day 06: Tour of Darjeeling.
- Day 07: Darjeeling – Sikkim.
- Day 08: Explore Sikkim.
- Day 09: Sikkim – Darjeeling.
- Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport.
Our representative will receive you on the airport and guide you to the hotel. Briefing about the trip and rest at hotel.
Day 02: Sight-seeing Kathmandu Durbar square.
Kathmandu, is the capital of Nepal. A city of devotees, variety of ethnic groups and cultural diversity. People from all the religious background can be found here.
Kathmandu Durbar square, is located at the center of the valley. It is also called Hanuman Dhoka durbar square. Named after the statue of monkey devotee of lord Ram placed at the front of palace. There are various palaces from the ancient period which is also enlisted in UNESCO World heritage sites.
From the regime of Malla to shah dynasty, various encryptions can be observed. Besides that the you can also witness that there is a huge influence of Newari community at Kathmandu city.
Attraction of the place:
- Taleju Bhawani temple
- Small pashupati Temple
- Kathmandu Museum
- Bhairab Temple
- Kumari house etc – Living Goddess.
Day 03: Visit to the historical shrines and patan durbar square.
Yet another attraction of Kathmandu valley, Patan Durbar Square is enlisted on UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Inside the durbar square is the ancient palace of Malla Dynasty. Newa Architect is also reflected in over here.
Many temples, idols and shrines are around the patan durbar Square. You will also enjoy the popular Newari cuisine of patan on your visit.
Attraction of patan Durbar Square
- Krishna Temple.
- Mul chowk
- Sundari Chowk
- Taleju Bhawani
- Bhimsen Temple
- Patan Museum etc.
Day 04: Mountain flight, sight-seeing at Bhaktapur and Nagarkot.
Today, we will experience an hour flight from Kathmandu Airport to witness the panoramic view of the spectacular snow-capped mountains all around the valley.
Our flight starts early in the morning, starting from the view of gosainthan and passing by the mountains like choba bhamare, dorje lakpa, gauri- shanker , chugimago, Numbar etc. As we pass by these mountains we will get closer to MT. Everest named as Sagarmatha by Nepalese. Chinese named Mt. Everest as Chomolingma. The highest spot of the world on the eye-sight is the best sight ever.
After returning back from an hour flight we will transfer to hotel for breakfast. Resting sometime there, we will later visit the beautiful Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Another magnificent UNESCO world heritage site rich in cultural and ancient heritage.
Major attraction of the place are:
- 55 window palace.
- Golden gate.
- Statue of bhupatindra malla.
- Nyatapole temple.
- Bhairav nath temple.
- Taleju Bhawani temple etc.
After the sight-seeing of Bhaktapur Durbar square we will head toward Nagarkot. It is the hill station nearby Kathmandu valley. Blessed with the natural scenario and majestic mountains.
Overnight at the hotel of Nagarkot.
Day 05: Sunrise from Nagarkot. Transfer to bhadrapur and Darjeeling.
Early morning, sunrise form the tower of Nagarkot is the most amazing scenario. Many people await the peaceful and beautiful rays of sun that strikes the hills of the valley.
After witnessing the sunrise, back to hotel and have breakfast. We will travel back to Kathmandu and dly to bhadrapur from Airport. From there we will travel to the city of hills Darjeeling.
Day 06: Tour of Darjeeling.
Darjeeling, a mixture of culture and the beautiful landscapes and mountains. Blessed with the spectacular environment and scenic beauty is the most amazing destination. It is the Himalayan foothill. Magnificent view of mount Kanchenjunga monasteries, shrines and temples, tea garden and lot more falls during our visit.
We will start our trip early morning at 4 am traveling to Tiger hill to witness sunrise. Tiger hill is at an altitude of 2550 M. Sight of the sunrise and the rays of sun on the peak of mountains will refresh and energize the body and mind. On the way back from the hill we will visit batasia loop and Ghom Monastery and head towards hotel for the breakfast.
Later we will visit the Himalayan zoological park, Mountaineering Institute, Japanese temple, Tibetan refugee self- help center, tea estate. And also take the Darjeeling ropeway ride (cost for the ride – INR 180 per person).
Time to visit: Basically, it’s the place which you can visit anytime in the year. But mostly, April – June and September – December is regarded best time for the visit.
But many people also visit the place to enjoy the rain and even during winter.
Overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 07: Darjeeling – Sikkim.
Our Journey heads from Darjeeling to Sikkim. We will drive to the capital of Sikkim Gangtok. It takes nearly 3 and half hour to reach gangtok from Darjeeling. Gangtok is the largest city of Sikkim as well.
Glimpse of mount Kanchenjunga, third highest peak of the world can be closely witnessed from the city. Gangtok is nestled in the lap of nature and culture. Tibetan Buddhist culture is highly influenced at present at Gangtok. Monasteries, temples, varieties in culture, people and the lifestyle enhance the beauty of Gangtok.
Major attraction at Gangtok are: Rumtek Monastery, Phodong Monastery, Hanuman Tok, Pemayangtse Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.
Rumtek Monastery is also the biggest monastery of Sikkim, a golden stupa with relics of 16th Karmapa and Buddhist artifacts which is 25 km east at an altitude of 5800 ft. We will learn and observe the history and architect of the monastery on our visit.
Day 08: Explore Sikkim.
Early morning, we will drive to Nathu La pass, 2 and half hour drive from Gangtok which is also the indo- china border. So as to watch the sunrise view on the top of the peaks.
Riding down from Nathu la Pass, we will stop by to Tsomgo Lake. Another attraction of gangtok, which is a km long and 50 meters deep. Lake is surrounded by the beautiful flowers, plants and a small temple of lord shiva. Food stalls are also available nwearby the lake. We can also enjoy the yak ride. During most part of the year, Tsomgo Lake along with Gurodongmar Lake stays frozen. Few distance away from the lake is the beautiful waterfall - “Banjhakri Falls”. Scenario of the falls and the natural attraction is a treat for all the visitors.
We will later take a walk around MG Marg, which is the main street of Gangtok. No vehicles are allowed into the place and is the venue for gangtok food and festival during December of every year.
Cultural flavor and the taste of gangtok can be experienced at this place.
Day 09: Sikkim – Darjeeling.
We will travel back to Sikkim and go for the city tour. We set this day as the shopping day for you all. You can shop around the city of Darjeeling and collect the handmade crafts, jewelries, tea (if you are a tea lover). Tea of Darjeeling is the most popular of all.
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu
Today is the last day of the trip. Seeing- off the beautiful place of Darjeeling. We will fly back to Kathmandu. And as per the schedule of the flight back home, we will transfer you to Airport fur further journey.
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