Gangtok-Lachung-Darjeeling 6 Night / 7 Days
2 Nights Gangtok-1 Night Lachung-1 Night Gangtok-2 Nights Darjeeling
Rs.30454/- Per Person on Twin Sharing.
Rs.22474/- Per Person (Minimum 4-6 Persons).
At an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid 19th century and has undergone rapid development since then. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a travellers delight.
Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An introduction to hill stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”.
Assistance at the airport/railway station on arrival and drive to Gangtok.
Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake’s waters.
Also visit New Baba Mandir
Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel in Gangtok and drive to Lachung enroute visiting villages and water falls
Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and excursion to Yumthang Valley & back. - The valley of flowers. Flora, Fauna, Rhododendrons and Primulas and found in abundance. Yumthang is the summer grazing grounds of the Yaks. On the way back visit the Sulphur Hot Spring, considered to have medicinal properties.
Later drive back to Gangtok.
Overnight at hotel
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for sightseeing in Gangtok visiting Flower Show, Do Drul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology(closed on Sunday) and Cottage Industry(closed on Sunday).
Afternoon drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling
Overnight at hotel
Early morning visit Tiger Hill (Subject to availability of Permission/ coupons) to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock, Tea Estate(from outside), Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda.
Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination.
End of Journey
- Airport Transfers
- On Arrival Airport Assistance
- All Government taxes included
- Personal Expense
- Early Check in
- Any Services not mentioned in the Inclusions
- Tips, Insurance, Laundry , phone calls
- Travel Insurance
- Entry fees at Monuments and guide services
Appropriate Non AC Tata Sumo/Jeep will be provided for all the categories depending on the number of passengers traveling.
Local sightseeing in Gangtok will be done using Non AC Maruti Vans/Similar for all categories of hotels as per the regulation of the local transport associations.
On arrival at NJP please note at NJP Station there are 02 Exit gates for passengers and clients are requested to come near the main exit gate.
In case of any diversion due to landslide/road block any additional cost incurred with be payable directly by the guest.
In this sector the same vehicle – irrespective of the vehicle type is not allowed to do the entire tour due to various restrictions at each destinations. Vehicles will be changed and our executives will keep the guests informed about the same.
Vehicle provided is as per the itinerary and not at disposal basis.
A lot of times vehicles are not allowed to go up to the hotels in Gangtok which are located in the main town area due to restrictions for vehicle to enter the city during the day time. In such cases the vehicle will drop the guests to the taxi stand and arrange for a local taxi to take them to the hotels. In normal course the drivers will pay for this taxi themselves, however in cases where the driver is not carrying enough money the guests would be requested to bear this cost for the intercity transfer to the hotel and this amount will be refunded to the guest on actual basis.
All guests are requested to carry documents (04 passport size snaps and copies of valid Indian Photo ID address proof)
Normal Check in and checkout time of hotel is 1200 hours
It is to be noted that in case, you are arriving by train in the late evening / night & are departing early morning, it is suggested for you to spend a night in SILIGURI. In such situation of late arrival & early departure, if you have not opted for a halt at Siliguri, then you will have to wait at the Waiting / Retiring Room of the station. Our driver will be meeting you at 0600 hrs in the morning for arrival transfer. This has been planned keeping your security factors in mind.
Few hotels have a system of providing room heater on request & extra payment. Heater charges are not included in the cost & thus you will have to settle it directly with the hotels before check‐out. The charges vary from Rs.200.00 to Rs.300.00 per room per night.
In this sector most of the hotels do not have lift, The guests will have to climb stairs to reach the rooms. In case they have problems with blood pressure, breathing, knee & heart or if they cannot climb the higher floors, we will request you to report this problem immediately so that we are careful in assigning Hotels which will be more convenient than the ones quoted/reserved.
Drivers come from remote places and are not very educated and may not be able to communicate effectively with the guests.
As the vehicles & drivers change regularly, we request you to be very careful with personal belongings. Once left in the vehicle there is almost nil or little chance of getting them back.
Due to shortage in space for parking at most of the hotels the vehicle may be parked a little away from the entrance of the hotel (specially when your hotel is located in the main town areas).
Sikkim & Darjeeling is a hilly area & change of weather is a regular feature. It is advisable that heavy layer clothing should be carried always.
Cancellation Policy: WHEN A CANCELLATION IS MADE
CANCELLATION CHARGES PER PERSON
Clear 20‐30 working days prior to the date of departure of the tour
25 % of the tour cost
Clear 10‐20 working days prior to the date of departure of the tour
50 % of the tour cost
Less than 10 working days prior to the date of departure of the tour
100 % of tour cost
Supplement for using AC Innova/Tavera/Scorpio throughout the tour Rs.3000/-
Government Service tax 5% as applicable
Standard Properties @ Rs.450/- + 5% GST Per meal
Deluxe Properties @ Rs.550/- + 5% GST Per meal
Super Deluxe Properties @ Rs.650/- + 5% GST Per meal
Premium Properties @ Rs.850/- + 5% GST Per meal
For bookings the Procedure will be as follows.
You are requested to deposit 50% advance payment on the confirmation of a tour and balance payment at least 07 days prior to the date of travel.
It would take at least 07 days to process such Refund. However, there is no refund for any unutilized services example – meals, entrance fee, optional, hotel, sightseeing, transportation (surface/air)