|Group size:||2-12 people||Max-Altitude:||2,258m/7,407ft|
|Arrival on:||Darjeeling, India||Departure from:||Phuentsholing, Bhutan|
|Accomodation:||3 star hotels|
Explore Darjeeling, Gangtok and Kalimpong, three of the most popular destinations in the Eastern Himalayas. Darjeeling, with the 8,586 meter Mt. Khangchendzonga looming over the northern horizon, is hemmed in by Sikkim in the north, Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east. The town is known as the "Queen of the Hills" and gives its name to the celebrated Darjeeling Tea. Enjoy a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, recognized as a World Heritage Railway by the UNESCO. The toy train is one of the most striking examples of Darjeeling's British Raj influence. Perhaps, the most famous attraction of Darjeeling is the sunrise from the Tiger Hill. Like Darjeeling and Kalimpong, Sikkim is also a popular tour destination, it takes about 4 hours to reach Gangtok of Sikkim. The drive from Darjeeling to Sikkim is on a winding up-hill mountain road with the views of scenic hills. There are also some famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Gangtok, which are prime attractions to the Buddhists.The tour begins upon our arrival at Darjeeling, and which way we come to Darjeeling depends upon from where we are travelling. Himalayan Glacier's local representative will greet us at Bhadrapur Airport (Nepal Border), if we're coming via Nepal or at Phuentsholing (Bhutan Border) if we are coming via Bhutan or at Bagdogra Airport, if we are flying from Delhi or Calcutta. In case, we are taking a train to the nearest railway station, either at New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri, Himalayan Glacier's local representative will welcome us at the respective stations.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
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