Darjeeling Full Day Sightseeing Tour

  • Duration1 Day
  • DestinationIndia
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Max Altitude2,500m

About Trip

Here is Ashmita Trek and Tours offer you the local day tours package around Darjeeling the most popular tours place that cover some of the best tourist attractions in and around the hill town and travel with private car with our friendly driver the tours include The Famous flowing the places

The Tours start at 4am Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchanjunga, Mount Everest etc. later visit Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop on the way back from Tiger Hill. return to hotel for breakfast, at 7am after that at 9am - or 10am visit and proceed for city day tour visiting.

Places Included In This Tour Package :

Tiger Hill 

Tiger hill is the highest point in Darjeeling hills at an altitude of 8482 feet (or 2590 meters) and 11km (6.8 miles ) away from Darjeeling town. The view of Kanchenjunga pick from Tiger hill is very clearly seen if the weather is clear with blue sky and the scenery is breathtaking It is 11 km from the town of Darjeeling.

Yiga Choeling (Old Ghum) Monastery in Darjeeling

Yiga Choeling The Old Ghum Monastery (interchangeable with Yiga Choeling Monastery) is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in the Darjeeling area. It is architecturally a masterpiece, designed with rich symbolism and remarkable symmetry. The monastery, constructed in 1850, belongs to the Gelukpa or yellow hat sect. Starting in 1959, the Chinese occupation forced a number of high ranking lamas to flee Tibet and reside in India. Many of them took refuge in the YigaChoeling Monastery. It is a very special place for this reason. One main attraction is a massive 15-foot model statue of Lord Buddha, known as the Maitreya Buddha (‘The Coming Buddha’). Tourists typically skip the Old Ghum Monastery and opt for the Ghum Monastery instead. Because of this, you will likely have a more intimate experience with the place and even have a conversation with one of the monks there. Learn about their story and daily routine as you have a nice talk with.

Batasia Loop And The War Memorial

The Batasia Loop is a 100-year-oldcircular train track surrounded by a spectacular mountain vista. Without a doubt, this is the most scenic stretch of the toy train route. Located on Hill Cart Road (NH 55), the Batasia Loop lies about 5 kilometers outside of Darjeeling and is well worth the walk or drive. The loop is noted for its unique design allows the train to circle around itself, exposing riders to a 360-degree view of the rippling hills and towering peaks, including the marvelous peak of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters). In the middle of the loop is a lush garden of lovely blooming flowers and shrubs. The views are best seen during the autumn and spring, but you should definitely check out the Batasia Loop regardless of the time of year that you visit!

Japanese Peace Pagoda

Find an inner sense of peace at Darjeeling’s Japanese Peace Pagoda, part of a family of NipponzanMyohoji Buddhist Temples found all over the world. The one is Darjeeling is located along Jalapahar Hill, with a most scenic view of the Kanchenjunga range, which includes the 3rd highest peak in the world. Follow the rhythmic drumming and chanting to the upstairs, where a Japanese nun and fellow Nepali devotees invite you in while reciting “NamuMyohoRengeKyo” in honor of the Lotus Sutra. Don’t be shy, have a seat and join them in the chanting. After a few minutes, you will feel a sense of calmness come over you. As you leave, you are offered sweet candy that represents the blessings of Buddha. Then, head to the actual pagoda, an immaculate white building that is encompassed by verdant vegetation. Come experience the radiating peaceful energy of the Japanese Peace Pagoda!

Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Right next to each other lie two of Darjeeling’s most popular tour destinations. Hit bothat once on your trip to Darjeeling! The Himalayan Zoological Park is ranked among the top zoos in India and in fact won the Special Mention Earth Heroes award in 2014. India’s largest high altitude zoo is world-renowned for its amazing conservation efforts. The zoo houses some of the world’s rarest animals, including the Red Panda and Snow Leopard. Also check out the Himalayan black bear, Royal Bengal tiger, Tibetan wolf, and many more magnificent mountain animal species.

Founded soon after the famous Everest Expedition, The Himalayan Mountain Institute (Everest Museum) celebrates the success of Tenzing Norgay. Along with Sir Edmund Hillary, Norgay was the first person to ascend Mount Everest. The institute celebrates the success of Norgay, who spent the later years of his life in Darjeeling. Check out the awesome museum, stocked with equipment used during the legendary expedition of 1953. HMI doubles as a mountaineering school offering classes for young people dreaming of being a mountain guide as well as veterans looking to sharpen their skills.

Tenzing Rock & Gompu Rock

Darjeeling Tenzing Rock & Gompu Rock The huge Tenzing rock is named after Tenzing Norgay, who was famous for climbing the Mount Everest accompanied by Edmund Hillary in the year 1953. And Gombu Rock which is named after his nephew Nawang Gombu who was the first man to climb Everest twice in the year 63 and then 65.students of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, a training institute in Darjeeling. At the Tensing rock a rock climbing competition is organized every year by the Indian Army. In the year 2010 a record was set when an army climber climbed the Tenzing rock in 35 seconds.

Darjeeling Ropeway

Hop in the gondola, glide through the air, and enjoy one of the best mountain views in all of Darjeeling. The Darjeeling Ropeway, India’s first cable car system (built in 1968!) provides a stunning panorama of tea gardens, houses, and the always amazing Himalayas.In the distance, see the majestic peak of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters/28,169 feet) and the range of towering peaks beside it. Board the cable car at Singamari, about 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) from Chowk Bazaar. The ticket costs about 150 INR ($2.19 USD) – a small price to pay for such priceless views. Starting at about 7,000 feet high, the ropeway takes a dramatic drop to about 6,000 feet while cruising over the radiant green tea estates. Enjoy breathtaking views of waterfalls, rivers, forests, and small settlements during the 45-minute ride. 

Tea Garden

Darjeeling Tea Garden You cannot leave Darjeeling without visiting one of its famous tea gardens. After strolling through the expansive, lush fields of tea, sip some of the world’s greatest tea with a scenic view of the plantation where it came from. For tea enthusiasts, Darjeeling is almost a pilgrimage site. Straight from the garden to your cup, choose between Darjeeling white tea, Darjeeling organic green tea, and/or Darjeeling oolong. Smell the pungent floral aroma while you sip your steamy hot cup of Darjeeling tea and experience some health benefits while doing so!

Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center

This complex was setup by Tibetan refugees in Darjeeling on October 2, 1959 after they followed Dalai Lama and escaped from Tibet. The refugees adopted the production of Tibetan handicraft is the centre's main activity It is located at hillside Lebong in Darjeeling District of West Bengal.Absolutely to visit, to explore Tibetan culture. Tibetans live here and make handicraft purse, bags, scarves and many more things.

Highlights

  • Visit must famous Himalayan Mountaineering Institute founded by Tenzing Norgay, Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • Visit best Zoo in the world the first zoo in India to receive the prestigious international award.
  • Visit Happy Valley Tea Garden it’s second oldest tea estate in Darjeeling.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • All Toll Taxes, Parking fees and Driver's Expenses
  • Transport by private vehicle. 
  • All Transportation mentioned in the itinerary

 

  • Food and drinks (Can buy at each site)
  • Entrance fee in all sites seeing tours.
  • Tour guide available with additional cost Cost.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.)
  • Tips for guide (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory

Customer Reviews

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    Jack&sherya - October 08, 2019

    it was very easy to engage with Ashmita Trek and Tours. Subash was able to customise our stay to ensure best use of the available time.
    We did a four hour tour around Darjeeling to the main sites. We followed with a day hike that was customised to suit our age (late 60’s). A car trip to Gangtok included a visit to the Rumtek Monastery. We visited Gangtok’s main sights, including the Museum of Tibetology, Enchey Monastery, the market and Tasha Viewpoint.
    Our guide Lama was excellent throughout, with very good English, extensive subject knowledge and a real concern for our comfort and well-being. Drivers were very good and their vehicles in excellent condition.

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    NO_0502 - November 24, 2014

    I got to know Ashmita Trek and Tours from Darjeeling-tourism website, It was highly recommended as the best tour in Darjeeling for trekking and sightseeing tour. 

    Without hesitate I sent email to the person in charge of the tour - Subash Tamang. Since the purpose of my trip to Darjeeling is for sightseeing so I have sending the list of places that I wanted to visit and also pickup and drop services in airport. Subash is trying his best to arrange the tour for us and to fit in all the time nicely without too rush, as I would like to enjoy and relax during the tour. 

    As per arranged, the pickup from Bagdogra airport by comfortable a/c Innova car to Darjeeling, the journey took 3.5 hours with winding roads, So it is very important to choose a comfort car.

    During the sightseeing tour, everything going on smoothly and due to it is private tour so we can stop at any place we want for photography and break. Our driver Narbu is a friendly guy and he is very patient to wait for us especially me who like to take photos.

    Finally I met Subash because he is our guide for our half day trekking trip from Ghoom to Darjeeling. We passing by local villages along the trekking and the scenery is really beautiful and peaceful. Subash is very down to earth person and we has shared with me a lot about the culture and background of Darjeeling.

    Since everyone has their own preference on what to see and what to do during the trip, Subash has ask me what is our interest in order for him to arrange a place for us to visit. I told him that I would like to go to monastery and meet up monks and so on. He brought us to Deli Gompa Monastery, one of the biggest in Darjeeling, he knows there will be prayer at 4pm so we reach there just on time to see and experience the prayer which is really amazing.

    Subash has shared some trekking experiences with me and definitely I will engage with him again when I return to Darjeeling to join him for trekking in Sikkim on day.

    If you are looking for a private tour in Darjeeling, Ashmita Trek and Tours is the BEST choice..!!

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    Lirhodes - May 22, 2014

    Subash and his staff are amazing. I had the most fantastic experience with them. The staff really care for you and can customise the trek to suit your individual needs. Subash is always there with a smile and also gave me a great day tour in Darjeeling. He is committed to his customers and very trustworthy. I can't recommend him and his staff highly enough.

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