Beauty of Darjeeling and Sikkim

Beauty of Darjeeling and Sikkim

Darjeeling, Pelling, Ravangla, Gangtok

  • 6 Nights, 7 Days
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  • Package Cost: ₹ 11,004 onwards

Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.

Detailed Itinerary

Inclusion

  • Assistance on Arrival.
  • A 24 - hour helpline.
  • Hotel Accommodation on twin / double sharing basis. 
  • Meal Plan CP (Bed, Breakfast only) or MAP (Bed, Breakfast and Dinner only) or AP (Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner Only) as described at the costing.
  • Vehicles are not to be at disposal and are available as per itinerary only (point to point basis). 
  • All sightseeing and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary All vehicle parking fees at the attractions. 
  • Luxury Vehicle (Innova/Xylo/Scorpio or similar) are allowed to carry only 6 passengers (supplement charges applicable to some categories as described in costing)
  • Normal Vehicle (Max/Bolero/Sumo or similar) are allowed to carry only 10 passengers
  • Rates are for Indian and Nepali Customers only
  • NJP/Bagdogra to NJP Bagdogra only
  • These rates have TAC and are made for B2B for wholesale.  

Exclusion

  • Air fare / train fare.
  • Guide or escort charges & Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing
  • Camera Charges / Jeep Safari / Camel Safari / Elephant Ride Charges.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips & gratuity, mineral water, telephone calls, laundry, soft & hard drink, Insurance etc.
  • Additional adventurous activities like Rafting, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, Cable car, Yak ride, Toy Train Ride, Helicopter ride etc.
  • Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions.
  • Supplement will be applicable for Single occupancy.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees & Camera charges, Guide charges.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client and is directly payable on the spot).
  • Room Heater Charges. Anything not specified in the inclusion.
  • Nathula pass permit costs of Rs. 3000 -5000 each vehicle is extra subject to availability of Government passes
  • Zero point and Gurudongmar Lake at North Sikkim are done with extra cost which is directly payable on the spot.
  • Normal Vehicle at Gangtok are not authorised to enter city areas so will pick up and drop at the taxi stand so client will have to hire local taxis to and fro from the hotel and to be borne by the client and is directly payable on the spot 

 Itinearay

Day 01: NJP/BAGDOGRA TO DARJEELING & HALF DAY SIGHT SEEING 

  • Upon arrival, meet our representative and drive to Darjeeling via Kurseong. Arrival at Darjeeling, check into the Hotel. After Lunch visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden, Japanese Temple (Peace Pagoda), Tibetan Refugee center.
  • Free & Leisure time or walk around the Mall (Chowrasta) Overnight at Hotel. Evening free to walk around the town i.e. Chowrasta (The Mall)
  • Overnight stay at Hotel / Homestay. Note :* HMI & Padmajha Naidu Zoological Park is closed on Thursday and Tibetan Refugee center is closed on Sunday.

Day 02: DARJEELING S/S & TO PELLING (5500 FTS/125 KMS/4-5 HRS)

  • Early morning (3 am) drive to Tiger Hill (8500 fts) for sunrise view over the mountains. View 4 Giants of Himalaya i.e. Mt.Everest,Mt.Makalu,Mt.Lhotse and Mt.Khangchendzonga (all above 8000 mtrs) from Tiger Hill.Drive back to Town.
  • Visit Ghoom Monastery (Gelug order of Tibetan Buddhism) and Batasia Loop(Gorkha war memorial) Back to Hotel for Breakfast and Checkout.
  • Drive to Pelling via Teesta,Melli, Jorethang. Lunch at Jorethang. Upon arrival at Pelling,check into the Hotel. Free & Leisure time or walk around the locality. Overnight stay at Hotel/ Homestay.

Day 3 PELLING SIGHTSEEING

  • Breakfast at Hotel. After Breakfast drive to Khangchendzonga waterfalls (23 kms/1 ½ hrs) Enroute see Rimbi water falls. Drive to Khechupalri Lake (16 kms/40 minutes from KWF)- Sacred and wish fulling lake amidst a deep and rich forest. Drive back to Pelling (28 kms/1 ½ hrs)
  • Lunch at Hotel in Pelling. After Lunch, visit Pemayangtse monastery (Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism/310 yrs old)
  • Visit Rabdentse palace ruins (02nd capital of Sikkim)- 30 minutes easy walk from the main road through the forest/ CC footpath. Drive back to Pelling (20 minutes)Overnight stay at Hotel/Homestay.

Day 04: PELLING TO GANGTOK VIA RAVANGLA 

  • Breakfast at Hotel & check out. Drive to Ravangla (50 kms/2 hrs) .Visit Tathagata Tshal(Buddha Park), Lunch at Ravangla. Drive to Gangtok (64 kms/3 hrs),upon arrival check in to the hotel. Free & Leisure time. Overnight stay at Hotel / Homestay.

Day 05: GTK-TSHANGU LAKE (12500 FTS) BABA HARBHAJAN SINGH MANDIR (13150 FTS) NATHULA PASS 

  • Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Tshangu Lake (40 kms)- Oval shaped Sacred Lake enroute Nathula Pass (Indo - Chinese Border). Drive to Nathula Pass (15 kms further) enroute visit Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir.
  • Explore Around the pass. Drive back to Gangtok via same route(55 kms). Free & Leisure time to stroll in the market area. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 06: GANGTOK SIGHTSEEING

  • Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Banjhakri eco-park (30 minutes from town) Visit Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (museum with collections or antique and rare Buddhism related items)
  • Do Drul Chorten. Ropeway at Hur-huray dara. Back to Hotel for Lunch. After Lunch, visit Enchay Monestry/Flower show/Hanuman Tok/Ganesh tok/Tashi View Point (to see Mt.Khangchendzonga and other peaks)/Bakthang water falls.
  • Vehicle will drop you at the Market / Hotel. Free & Leisure time to stroll in the market.

Day06: OR OPTIONAL - MONASTIC DAY TOUR

  • Breakfast at Hotel. Visit Rumtek Monastery/Dharma Chakra Center (24 kms/1 hr) Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism / official seat in exile to HH Karmapa. Lingdum Zurmang Kagyup monastery(10 kms from Rumtek/30 minutes) Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. Back to Hotel.
  • Lunch/Recess. After lunch, visit Enchey Monastery (20 minutes from town)-Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit Dro-Drul Chorten/Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (museum with collections or antique and rare Buddhism related items).
  • Vehicle will drop you at the Market / Hotel. Free & Leisure time to stroll in the market area. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 07 : DEPARTURE TO NJP/BAGDOGRA (120 KMS/4-5 HOURS)

  • Breakfast at Hotel and Checkout. Drive to NJP or Bagdogra. 

Cost 

For 2 Pax varies from Rs.66052 to Rs.27688
For 4 Pax varies from Rs.55909 to Rs.19396
For 6 Pax varies from Rs.52528 to Rs.16632
For 8 Pax varies from Rs.21655 to Rs.11121
For 10 pax varies from Rs.21538 to Rs.11004
Vehicle Surplus amount add per vehicle Rs.6500

Vehicle used Luxury and meal plan MAP for Premium, superior luxury and luxury properties
Vehicle used normal and meal plan CP for super deluxe, deluxe and standard properties

Hotel Category Details:
  • Premium Luxury Package: Best Available Hotel
  • Superior Luxury Package: Equivalent 4* Hotel
  • Luxury Packages: Equivalent 3* Deluxe Hotel
  • Premium Deluxe Packages: Equivalent 3* Hotel
  • Super Deluxe Packages: Equivalent 2* Deluxe Hotel
  • Deluxe Packages: Equivalent 2* Hotel with all Modern Amenities.
  • Standard Packages: Equivalent 1* Hotel with Basic Facilities ‘ 

NOTE:

  • Please carry original ID proof (Voter ID card / Pass-port / Driving License etc) for security purpose, issue of permits & hotel policy and pp size photographs.
  • The mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category hotel.

Important:

  • Check-in & Check-out time 12:00 hrs.
  • If arrival of guest is by train at Railway Station, please be informed that our executive will be there to receive the guest at the exit gate (near enquiry counter) If you arrive at Airport our executive will be there at Exit Gate of the Airport.
  • On arrival of guests, we will provide them local contact number of our executive, who will handle the entire operation.
  • Do not leave your belongings in the vehicle unattended. We will not be responsible for losses occurring in such cases.
  • Some of the tourist spots might be closed due to different circumstances and in this case we will try to divert you to other tourist destinations. If your visit coincides with such holiday and you miss sightseeing and you want to undertake the same sightseeing on another day, there will be extra charges payable for the same.
  • Please maintain timing for sightseeing / transfers which will advisable by our executive.

Other necessities and information:

Clothing

Due to the wide range of temperature and climatic conditions it is advisable to dress in layers. For protection against cold, layered clothing is better than one or two thick garments. Clothing should preferably be made from natural materials, which allow the body to breathe.

Shoes

Bring comfortable sport shoes for light hikes & sightseeing; hiking boots for treks; semi formal shoes for dinners/appointments/functions.

Climate

We should bear in mind that the higher the altitude, the cooler the weather, and that with a brisk wind blowing down off the mountains, even a low-lying valley can become quite chilly. The Northern and the Western part have a much harsher climate, with summer monsoon rains and winter snowfalls which may block passes leading into tourist spots. Winter is from mid-November till March, and at this time of the year the climate is dry and sunny for the most part, temperatures peaking at around 15c. in the daytime and falling below zero at night. The monsoon usually arrives in mid-June, with light rain falling mainly in the afternoons and evenings. At the end of September, after the last of the big rains, autumn suddenly arrives, and is a magnificent season for trekking until November.

Language

Nepali, Hindi and English are commonly spoken in the main towns.

Precautions

Hills and Himalayas are one of the safest destinations in the world however you should still exercise caution when visiting. Avoid drinking tap water which has not been boiled at all times as most water sources in those areas are untreated. One can easily acquire affordable treated and bottled water. People prone to car sickness should bring appropriate medicine as the winding roads on the mountains have plenty of curves and turns. Bring any medication you take regularly, or might need to take for a periodically recurring condition, such as asthma. 

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Hotels

DestinationBudget TypeHotel
GangtokBudgetGreen Highway, Denzong Inn
GangtokDeluxeBella Casa Hotel, Kun Dau Residency
GangtokPremiumThe Chumbi Residency, Summit Norling Resorts
GangtokLuxuryNorkhill Hotel, Club Mahindra Baiguney
DarjeelingBudgetMerry Resort, Garuda Hotel
DarjeelingDeluxeSummit Yashshree Suites & Spa, Classic Guest House (Dant Kothi)
DarjeelingPremiumTathagata Farm, R.J. Resorts Ltd.
DarjeelingLuxuryThe Elgin, The Elgin
PellingBudgetHotel Sikkim Aurora, Rabdentse Residency
PellingDeluxeNewa Regency Hotel, Greenland Hotel
PellingPremiumHotel Sikkim Tourist Centre, Norbu Ghang Resort
PellingLuxuryThe Elgin Mount Pandim, Hotel Sikkim Tourist Centre
RavanglaBudgetRabtenling Hotel, Kewzing Village Home Stay
RavanglaDeluxeBon Farm House, Ravangla Star Hotel
RavanglaPremiumHotel Zumthang, Bon Farm House
RavanglaLuxuryHotel Zumthang, Bon Farm House

Inclusions

  • 6 night stay (on twin sharing basis)
  • Breakfast (Kindly check timings & venue from the hotel)
  • Return Airport transfers by Non AC vehicle on seat sharing basis
  • Sightseeing by Non AC vehicle on seat sharing basis
  • Driver's allowance, Road tax and Fuel charges
  • Parking and Toll taxes
  • All presently applicable hotel and airline taxes
  • Should there be any further levy of Govt. / statutory taxes or charges, the same shall be chargeable extra as and when applicable.
  • Note: These are representative inclusions. Please check with travel agent for exact details during booking.

Exclusions

  • Items of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, room service charges, soft drinks and hard drink charges, etc
  • The payments for additional services taken at the hotel are to be settled directly at the hotel
  • Any service not mentioned in inclusions

Cancellation Policy

  • 15 days or more before date of departure: 20% of total cost
  • Less than 15 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
  • Note: This is representative policy. Please check with travel agent for exact details during booking.

Payment Policy

  • 30 days or more before date of departure: 10% of total cost
  • 30 - 15 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • Less than 15 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
  • Note: This is representative policy. Please check with travel agent for exact details during booking.

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