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Darjeeling - the city of Rising Sun

: 3 Nights/4Days

North East India

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North East India

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North East India

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North East India

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North East India

Photo by traveloearth.

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Inclusions

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    • Comfortable Stay for 3 Nights.
    • Stay is on TWIN SHARING basis in the Preferred Hotel Category.
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    • This package includes car
    • Car is on PRIVATE and no sharing basis
    • Car will accompany Traveloearth EXPERIENCE Driver throughout the trip.
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    • Assistance on Arrival & Departure.
    • Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.
    • Exclusive private vehicle for transfers & sight seeing.
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Package Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrival and Transfer to Darjeeling

Darjeeling
Our representative will be there to receive You at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting for the transfer - Darjeeling - Nearly 105 kilometers 3 ˝ - 4 hours drive – At an height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet lies the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Everest is the Queen of the hills – It is also home to the famous World Heritage train (UNESCO) – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) - Check into hotel – Evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Darjeeling.

Breakfast

DAY 2 Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing (Half Day)

Darjeeling
Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for break fast - After breakfast next round of sight seeing - Half Day city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area - Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Breakfast

DAY 3 Excursion to Mirik (Full Day)

Mirik
Morning Breakfast – After breakfast drive to Mirik nearly 60 kilometers / 1 ˝ - 2 hours drive – The drive is through scenic roads with occasional stoppage for photography - Mirik is centered round Samendu Lake and is known for its landscaped gardens, tea gardens, orange orchards, cardamom groves and spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges - Full day excursion of Mirik Lake (Horse riding & Boating facilities is available around the lake - This high altitude lake is worth visiting – One can also visit Pashupati Market in Nepal on the way back to Darjeeling – Back to Darjeeling – Evening free to roam around the Hotel / Resort or Mall or the Local market area - Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Breakfast

DAY 4 Departure – Darjeeling to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction)

Darjeeling
Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Nearly 105 kilometers 3 ˝ - 4 hours drive – Forwarding Journey.

Breakfast

How to Book this Package?

To book the package as of now you need to pay 30-50% of the total package cost as advance and rest you need to pay 3 days prior to your check in or at the time of check in. Once we receive the 30-50% of the package amount, confirm hotel vouchers will be issued & mail to you whose print-out copy you need to carry while travelling. Confirmed vehicle details (Driver / Vehicle No) will be intimated 3 days prior to your check in.

 
PAYMENT PROCEDURE:
 

CHEQUE & CASH Deposit / FUND Transfer (NEFT/RTGS): 

STATE BANK OF INDIA (SBI) as per below:

Account Name:

TRAVEL OEARTH

 

Account No:

31980267560

Branch Code:

10552

IFSC Code:

SBIN0010552

Branch:

AMGURI, SIBSAGAR, ASSAM

 

 

 

 

ICICI BANK as per below:

Account Name:

TRAVEL OEARTH

 

Account No:

062105500022

Branch Code:

0621

IFSC Code:

ICIC0000621

Branch:

SIBSAGAR, ASSAM

 
  • Q1.

    I want to upgrade my rooms at the hotel/s. 

  • Q2.

    What kind of meals will we get?

  • Q3.

    Do I get a heater in my room during winter?

  • Q4.

    Can I go for additional sightseeing?

  • Q5.

    Can we have a Tour Guide?

Sightseeing Points Covered in the Package:

Darjeeling

Tiger Hill Tiger Hill Ghoom Monastery Ghoom Monastery Batasia Loop Batasia Loop Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park Tenzing Rock Tenzing Rock Tibetan Refugee Self-help Centre Tibetan Refugee Self-help Centre Tea Estate Tea Estate (outer view) Peace Pagoda Peace Pagoda Mirik Lake Mirik Lake (optional) Pasupati Market(Nepal Border) Pasupati Market - Nepal Border (optional) Rock Garden Rock Garden (optional)

Gangtok (Half Day Sightseeing)

Banzakhri Falls Banzakhri Falls Handicraft Centre Handicraft Centre Flower Show Flower Show Dro Dul Dro Dul Institute of Tibetology Institute of Tibetology

Gangtok (Full Day Sightseeing)

Tashi view point Tashi view point Ganesh Tok Ganesh Tok Hanuman Tok Hanuman Tok Ranka Monastery Ranka Monastery Banzakhri Falls Banzakhri Falls Handicraft Centre Handicraft Centre Flower Show Flower Show Dro Dul Dro Dul Institute of Tibetology Institute of Tibetology Tsomgo Lake Tsomgo Lake Baba Mandir Baba Mandir Nathula Pass (Indo-China Border) Nathula Pass (Optional)

Important Things to Note & Documents Required while Travelling to Sikkim:

  • Every guest must carry 06 passport size coloured photographs along with their Photo-ID proof (i.e. Driving License, Passport, Voter-ID & Aadhaar Card & School ID Card for children) in original and 2-3 Photocopies. Pan Card is not valid since it does not carry address. These documents are required to obtain the permit for Nathulla Pass / Changu Lake [Tsomgo Lake]/Baba Mandir in Gangtok. And the same is applicable to the permit for Lachung in North Sikkim.
  • During months of April-May-June, weather shall be very pleasant with clear sky and occasional rainfall.
  • Temperature April – June - During day time (max 25 °C) & bit cold during night (12 °C). In North Sikkim (Lachung) the temperature drops to 12 °C max and 06 °C min.
  • Guest needs to carry light woolen & one heavy woolen if going North Sikkim (Lachung / Lachen) & Changu Lake. Luggage should be minimum as all the luggage stored in the overhead carriers of vehicle and covered with tarpaulin sheets.
  • On arrival in Gangtok (the capital of Sikkim) guest will be dropped at the local stand outside main city where the local taxis will be arranged to transfer guest to their booked hotel. Traffic system in Gangtok is very strict compare to other cities to avoid unnecessary traffic jams on road. Large vehicle (i.e. coach) are not allowed to enter city between 8 am to 6 pm therefore local taxis such as Maruti Van are used to tranship the guests to the hotel (only 04 people can accommodate in one van).
  • Normal Check in 1200 hrs and checkout time is 1200 hours at hotel
  • Night life is minimal as most of the shops close by 2030 hrs.
  • Transportation will not be provided for personal use like shopping, restaurant use etc. Vehicle will be provided as per itinerary for sightseeing and intercity transfers only.
  • North Sikkim (Lachung / Lachen etc.) is a very remote area surrounded with small hamlets, beautiful valleys and people here are very simple living. Power cuts, phone network problems are very frequent. Tourists will get only basic facilities in hotels and we recommend not to expect any luxury as both are very remote areas.
  • Guest can ask for wakeup call at hotel reception
  • Heater is available at hotel on direct payment basis only.
  • Mattress will be provided as extra bed. Cot is not available at most of the hotels.
  • No star category hotels are available in this region (North Sikkim – Lachung, Lachen) like metro cities.
  • Drivers come to drive from remote places. Maximum of them are not properly educated. Tourists are requested to be polite with them and refrain from using any foul language to avoid any hassle during a journey.
  • Every additional service which is not mentioned in itinerary and proposal such as sightseeing, vehicle retention or any up gradation there will be a supplementary cost which should be bear by guest directly.
  • Sightseeing point remains closed on State Government & Bank National Holidays. The points which are closed ON SUNDAY, STATE GOVERNMENT & BANK NATIONAL HOLIDAYS are Research Institute of Tibetology, Handicraft & Handloom Showroom and Flower Show in Gangtok & Tibetian Refugee Self Help Centre in Darjeeling. ON THURSDAY, STATE GOVERNMENT & BANK NATIONAL HOLIDAYS are Padma Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling.
  • People with knees, heart & blood pressure problem & having children below 05 years should take special care while going to Nathula & Yumosomdong (Zero Point) as it could be of high risk & medical facility are also very poor.
  • High Mountains sightseeing like Changu Lake, Yumthang Valley Excursion has to start early in the morning so that you come back early. This is designed for your security as in the afternoon the weather gets cloudy & foggy throughout the year.
  • There will be no refund of any unutilized service in part or in full what so ever may be the reason. (In this scenario alternate sightseeing activities use to be provided as per the availability and weather conditions)
  • Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • In case of amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.

Important Informations About Transport :

  • The guest should always keep cool with the drivers as they are not tourism educated and come from different remote villages.
  • As there is shortage of space for car parking in the entire Sikkim & Darjeeling region – guest will have to wait at the Lobby in time for the vehicle to start their sightseeing / transfers.
  • As most of the services are on point to point basis, it is obvious that the drivers would also keep changing. Keeping this in mind please ensure that you do not leave your belongings in the vehicle as there is very little possibility of getting them back. Always check your baggage before leave the vehicle.
  • In this sector the same vehicles will not be providing for the entire tour, it will be changed sector-wise.
  • If any tourist spot do not complete which falls on closing day & if they wants to do the same on next day then they have to pay the extra cost for the vehicle.
  • If guests want any changes in their sightseeing schedule (if it possible or feasible) they should be informed to our executive/local representative 1 day earlier before 16:00 hrs, after that no changes are allowed. If the guest inform after 16:00 hrs it will be consider as a cancellation with no refund or guest will pay extra cost for reschedule the sightseeing.
  • In Gangtok outside vehicle are not allowed to enter in the city. Only local taxi can roam around within Gangtok city. All outside vehicle will pick up & drop them from Deorali taxi stand. We provide local taxi for pick up & drop from hotel to taxi stand. For this reason guest have to wait sometime in the taxi stand.

Cancellation Policy

  • Minimum Cancellation is Rs.1000 per Head.
  • 25% Between 30-20 Days Before Tour Departure
  • 50% Between 20-10 Days Before Tour Departure
  • 75% Between 10-05 Days Before Tour Departure
  • 100% on the Same Day & No show
  • Cancellation charges as % of Total Tour Cost.
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