Darjeeling to Gangtok via Kalimpong

Welcome to the land of joy – where culture and nature meet under the shade of Mt.Kanchendzonga

  • Coronation Bridge - connecting Siliguri to Gangtok, Bhutan and Darjeeling<

  • Train at Batasia Loop, Darjeeling

  • Darjeeling Station

  • Kanchendzonga from Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

  • Himalayan Zoological Park

    Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

  • Batasia Loop, Darjeeling

  • Buddha inside Ghum Monastery, Darjeeling

  • Trongsa Monastery, Kalimpong

  • Awesome shopping place, M.G Road, Gangtok where BOSE speakers are installed on road sides.

  • Hanuman Tok, Gangtok

  • Rumtek Monastery

    Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok

  • Nathula Pass - Only international border where you can shake hands with Chinese!!!

  • Elephant Lake, Nathula, Sikkim

  • Samdrupse Monastery, Namchi, Sikkim

  • Rabdentse_Palace ruins at Pelling

  • Temi tea garden, Sikkim

Overview

Darjeeling (Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council) in northeast India provides the perfect ambiance of a hill resort with its mild climate and laid back charm (Its verdant hills and valleys mare steeped in color, and are interspersed with vast stretches of lush green tea gardens. President over all these is the 8,856m Mt. Kanchenjunga looming over the northern horizon, giving a magical aura to the land that entices thousand to its environs and leaves all the senses intoxicated.

Darjeeling is hemmed in by Sikkim in the north, Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east. Darjeeling town, Kalimpong and Kurseong are the major urban centres. Heavy influenced by British India, Darjeeling still carries imprints reminiscent of its colonial past. The toy is on of the most striking examples of Darjeeling ‘s British Raj influence.

Sikkim, an untouched, timeless land whose smiling people offer you unforgettable friendliness.
Sikkim, a land of extraordinary beauty-soaring mountains, plunging rivers and lush tropical forests, brilliant with a profusion of vivid flowers, birds and butterflies and decorated with verdant terraced hillsides, simple stilted villages and colourful temples and monasteries.

Choose from visiting Gangtok, Yuksom, Pelling, Rabongla, Namchi and Legship while at Sikkim thus enjoying lush greenery, valleys, river streams of Teesta and Rangit to name a few.l

Imagine walking amongst gorgeous orchids ,flashing kaleidoscopes of singing birds, butterflies of all sizes-all framed by snow peaks.

Darjeeling and Sikkim

Itinerary

5 NIGHTS and 6 DAYS
BEST TIME TO VISIT : Around year except for June

Day 01: Bagdogra. Our representative would pickup from airport or railway station and then check-in at Darjeeling. Evening free to explore.

Day 02: Today we start with Darjeeling local tours. Early Morning Sunrise Tour to Tiger Hill at 4 am and on return visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop.After breakfast we visit Darjeeling Seven points sight seeing from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm which includes : HMI,Himalayan Zoo, Tea Garden, Tibetan Refugee Center. 

Day 03: We start from Darjeeling to Gangtok and stop at Kalimpong for local sight seeing which inlcudes Nurseries and view points.

Day 04: Today, we start from Gangtok early in morning to visit Nathula Pass, Changu Lake & Baba Mandir. The journey would be long but very thrilling as we are going to vvisit Indo-China border, Tsogmo Lake (Changu Lake) and Baba Harbajan Singh Temple. If Route Blocked: Optional Drive to Namchi & Rabongla via Temi Tea Gardens.

Day 05: Gangtok – Full Day Gangtok Cherry City tour consisting of Rumtek Monastery, Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Memorial Chorten, Orchid Garden to name few locations.

Day 06: This morning, we start from Gangtok and return drive to Bagdogra. With that the trip ends.

Suggesion: You could also add Pelling, Namchi, Rabongla and Yuksom to this itinerary to enjoy entire Sikkim than just the popular spots.

 

Price

COST *Call for Group Discount applicable for Group size 6: Extra Bed for Children will be charged seperately.

Hotels: on CP / 2-3* Dlx Hotels / Dlx Rooms

Darjeeling     : The Dekiling or similar
Gangtok       : The Rendezvous or Similar

 Transport      : 01 Toyota Innova / Zylo as available.
 
Costs Includes   : Hotels on Twin sharing on Breakfast Plan including permit charges to Nathula Pass .
Cost Excludes    : All meals except breakfast, Entry Fees, Guide, Personal Expenses and all unaccounted costs, Free from all Risks and Liabilities.

T&C

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We strives for cost effectiveness by having a maximum 6 guests and hence initial amount collected is based upon that. It might so happen that the number of people might become smaller than expected. Himalayan Fantasy representative will get in touch with guests within 15 days of the departure date on the final group size.Thus, the differential amount need be paid by guests due to this change.

Booking must be confirmed 20 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes lot of effort, time and money in planning the tours in remote locations due to terrain and logistics involved. You would appreciate that it causes lot of inconvenience to people staying there due to cancellation as they would have reserved the hotel/lodges for us.

All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the guests. Himalayan Fantasy would not be responsible for the weather changes or personal health issues. We shall take adequate precaution and always check the weather condition in advance, but cannot say.

Cancellation policy – While we strive to plan everything for you well in advance, enabling your trip to be hassle-free and fun filled. Implication is that fees, permits, accommodation expenses need to be paid in advance at those locations and in most cases they would not refund to us. Any cancellation would be inconvenient and loss to all those who were involved in making your journey memorable. Considering the cascading effect you would appreciate that it is fair that the cost has to be borne by you. However, our policy on cancellation would be as under:

  •     Cancellation prior to 20 days from date of departure : Full Refund
  •     Cancellation between 19 days to 15 days prior to date of  departure: 50% Refund
  •     Cancellation between 14 days prior to date of departure and departure date: No Refund
  •     No Show : No Refund

FAQ

What kind of clothing is required?
Bhutan’s climate varies across the country. One can be in shorts and Tee shirts andw within a few hours of travel, might require woolen wear. Normally, there is always fluctuation in temperature all the time even in the same location. Better is that you carry warm woolen wear and casuals as well. From April to November, Bhutan presents a very pleasant weather where max temperature would be around 17-19 C and min would be around 6-12 C.

What kind of hotels are we going to be put up? Would they be neat for the price being charged?
The hotels would be standard category. Standard here refers to a well furnished, clean and hygenic and food is of good quality. We don’t compromise on boarding and lodging and ensure that the hotels meet the set criteria.

Can we use mobile phones at these locations?
You will find mobile towers across Bhutan. But at higher elevation, the network might not be good. You would require Bhutan SIM card or International roaming facility to use mobile in Bhutan.

Can we charge mobile phones?
While staying in hotels at all locations, we could charge the mobile phones.

How would be the quality of the roads at these locations?
Bhutan roads are very good and you can reach any locations quickly. However, at times, due to landslides which is a common feature in these locations, the roads might not be in good conditions. The local administration does everything to restore, but then might not be adequate. Thus you might experience bumpy rides at certain places. The guide would keep you informed about road condition.

What if the road is cut off or blocked? What should we do?
There is nothing to panic. We shall provide you with information on how the condition of road is on the day of travel to these high altitude places. If the road is blocked, we shall work out a different itinerary to ensure that you enjoy the holidays stress free and without hassles.

Can we get children on board?
Children above 6-8 years are certainly welcome and they would certainly enjoy the nature.

What kind of food is available in these high altitude places for eating?
Most of these places, the religion is Buddhist and follow Tibetan culture. In Bhutan, you get Rice, Roti, Sabz, Daal at all towns and then would be a good idea to try Tibetan food like momo and noodles.

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