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A Full Day Tour Of Darjeeling

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Stop At: Tiger Hill Upper Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101 India

You will be picked up from your hotel very early in the morning and driven to Tiger Hill to witness the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world. Situated at a height of 8482 feet, Tiger Hill is the highest point in Darjeeling. On a clear day, it offers some great panoramic views of the snow clad Himalayas. After visiting Tiger Hill, enjoy breakfast (own expense) at a local restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Darjeeling Toy Train, New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, Darjeeling India

After breakfast, take a ride on the ‘Toy train’ from Darjeeling to Ghoom. The mini coaches of the train are pulled by an old fashioned steam engine that operates on a narrow gauge track. The train takes you up steep mountains through breath-taking landscapes at a snail’s pace making for a truly memorable experience. Operating since 1880, this is an important transport link to the lower plains. The train makes a loop at Batasia, from where you can get unparalleled views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and the town of Darjeeling. The Darjeeling Toy Train has been accorded a UNESCO World Heritage status.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ghoom Monastery, Tamang Buddhidt Monastery Rd, Darjeeling 734102 India

Situated at a height of 7,407 feet above sea level, it is the oldest Buddhist monastery in Darjeeling. The monastery has a 15 feet high statue of the Buddha. It was built in 1850 by a Mongolian monk and astrologer and it belongs to the Yellow Hat sect. Several high ranking Tibetan abbots had taken refuge in this monastery at the time of the Chinese invasion in 1959. After the visit to the monastery, take a pause for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Jawahar Parvat, Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101 India

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute has provided training for some of the leading mountaineers of India. The Institute has memorabilia from several Everest expeditions. It offers training to encourage mountaineering as a sport.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling 734101 India

Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park is the highest zoo in India. The zoo is home to the largest captive population of snow leopards. It is well known for its conservation breeding programs for several endangered species like the Red Panda, Snow Leopards and the Tibetan Wolf.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tenzing Rock, Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling India

Tenzing Rock is a huge natural rock that is used for training rock climbers. It is named after Tenzing Norgay who along with Edmund Hillary was the first man to climb Mt. Everest. The right face of the rock offers a gentle climb for amateurs.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: TEA ESTATE, Rishi Rd, Kadubhita, West Bengal 734426, India

The mountains of Darjeeling are covered with lush green tea bushes that provide some of the best teas of India. There are around 80 Tea Gardens in Darjeeling that are spread over thousands of acres of mountain slopes. Take a look at how tea is made from the freshly plucked green tea leaves and packaged for sale across the world.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
From your hotel in Darjeeling
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Train ticket
  • Entrance Fee
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person
  • Entry/Admission - Tiger Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Darjeeling Toy Train
  • Entry/Admission - Ghoom Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Entry/Admission - Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Entry/Admission - Tenzing Rock
  • Entry/Admission - TEA ESTATE
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hrs of booking.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women and people with back problems.
  • Name and gender as on passport, passport number, and expiry date and country of issuance are required at time of booking. Please carry the passport on the day of the tour.
  • ‘Toy Train’ tickets must be booked 120 days in advance. Train ride may get cancelled without prior notice.
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park remain closed on Thursdays. Tea Estate and Tibetan Self-Help Center remain closed on Sundays.
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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