Blissful Sikkim with Darjeeling

Blissful Sikkim with Darjeeling

HHT-08 07 Nights/08 Days

DARJEELING-SIKKIM

Package Description

Nestled between the mighty peaks of the Himalayas, the city of Gangtok rises as a center for Tibetology and Tibetan Buddhist culture. It is the capital of the state of Sikkim in India and a popular destination for globetrotters. With its stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, this beautiful city gained prominence after the construction of Enchey Monastery. Today, Gangtok is home to many monasteries and educational institutions. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Himalayan Zoological Park, Ganesh Tok, Enchey Gompa and White Memorial Hall, are few of the attractions in Gangtok. Another feature of the city, is that it acts as a gateway to other parts of the state. It is very easy to travel to the various places of interest in Sikkim from Gangtok like Tsomgo Lake, Yumthang Valley, Nathu La Pass, Pelling and more.

Day 1
Arrival and transfer to Gangtok

On your arrival in New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB), meet our tour representative. Get assistance for transfers to your pre-booked hotel in Gangtok. On arrival check in to the hotel.

Gangtok is perched at an elevation of 1650 meters above sea level. The town is an important Buddhist pilgrimage center and houses many monasteries, especially Enchey Monastery. Clubs, shopping centers, exquisite eateries, gaming centers and other such entertainment options have made Gangtok a hotspot for tourists around the world. Oak, elm, poplar and birch and other numerous species of plants and trees merge to form vast expanse of verdure. The vibrant culture is something that also acts as a crowd-puller.

Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2
In Gangtok

After breakfast proceed for a day trip to Tsomgo Lake. Also known as Changu Lake, this glacial lake is a popular tourist attraction and is located on the road towards the Nathu La pass. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings here. The next visit is Baba Mandir. This shrine is built in the memory of a brave Indian soldier, Harbhajan Singh who died during the war near the Nathu La Pass. The Mandir worships no specific religion, but inspires its visitors to become selfless.

For the day you have an optional tour to Nathula Pass (Alt 14000Ft.) on China Border can also be arranged (Except Mon, Tue) for Indian Nationals only at an additional cost.

By evening return to Gangtok, you are free to shop in M.G Road (Mall Road) or other local markets. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 3
In Gangtok

After breakfast proceed for a full day city tour from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. The sights included in the day's schedule include the Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok & Hanuman Tok, Ranka Monastery, Banjhakri Falls, Cottage Industry, Dro-dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and Handicraft Centre.

After the day's excitement return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4
Gangtok – Pelling (120 km / 5 Hrs.)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed for Pelling. On arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Pelling is situated at an altitude of 2150 meters. The town is adorned with monasteries and nature's mystique. It displays the very essence of culture and nature gracefully. The sight of Himalayan peaks from this town is unforgettable, on a clear day you can catch the sight of the third largest peak of the world (Kanchenjunga), along with Kumbhakarna, Pandim, Zopuno, Shimbho, Rathong, Sinolchu etc. Several orchids add on to the beauty of the town. Also, its short trek routes and rich wildlife make it a preferred location by the trekkers.

Overnight stay at Pelling.

Day 5
In Pelling

After breakfast leave for a full day of sightseeing (8:30 AM - 4: 30 PM). Visit Darap village, Kanchenjunga waterfalls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi water Falls & Khecheopalri Lake. After a quick lunch, continue with visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Halipad Ground and Bird Sanctuary.

Overnight stay at Pelling.

Day 6
Pelling – Darjeeling (110 km/ 4 Hrs.)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Darjeeling. On arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7
In Darjeeling

Early morning, leave for viewing sunrise at Tiger Hill. This is a major attraction amongst the tourists. While returning to the hotel, do not forget to visit the Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Have your breakfast and leave for city tour.

Cover the major attractions like Natural History Museum, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Parmesan Nadia Himalayan Zoological Park, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, Ropeway, Tea Estate, Peace Pagoda and Tensing -- Gumbo Rock.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8
Darjeeling – IXB Airport (70 km/ 3 Hrs.)

Today marks the end of the blissful Sikkim with Darjeeling tour. After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Airport to connect the flight for onward destination.

Inclusions
  • Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
  • Meals : breakfast at all places
  • Transfers from one place to another
  • Sightseeing in private cars
  • Vehicle will be provided based on the itinerary
  • All current taxes such as hotel taxes and transportation taxes
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples
  • Meals not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal Expenses / Purchase of things
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Any increase in the govt. taxes and state taxes
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Cancellation & Refund Policy

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund. Refund

In regard to refund of unused / unutilized services (which are paid for and cancelled in advance) the refund amount would be worked out on the basis of cancellation policy as described above and the money would be accordingly refunded to the person who has made the payment to us. Please note that the refund process may take 2 – 4 weeks due to banking procedures. If the refund is made to the credit card account OR to Bank account, the bank charges would be debited from the refund amount.