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Traveloearth offering Darjeeling 02 Nights / Pelling 01 Night / Gangtok 02 Nights Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days trip at an exciting price. The Detailed tour itinerary is as follows:
Day 1 : (Nearly 85 kilometres 3 ½ - 4 hours drive)
Arrival and Transfer to Darjeeling
Our representative will be present to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting you to reach Darjeeling - Nearly 85 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours drive –Darjeeling(2123 meters / 7001 feet) is located in northern part of West Bengal –Surrounded by Himalayan mountain ridges, pleasant climate and beautiful tea gardens- Darjeeling is a paradise for trekkers and adventure lovers-It is the home of famous Toy Train, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(established by Tenzing Norgay),Tiger Hill, Ghoom Gompa and Peace Memorial–Places to visit nearby are Mirik,Kurseong, Kalimpong ,Pashupati market and Phalut- Check-in to the hotel – Evening free to stroll around the around Mall, Chowrasta or the Local market area - OverNight stay at Darjeeling
Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing
Morning drive from your hotel to Tiger Hill (8482 feet / 2590 meters) at around 3:45 am-Catch the stunning sight of early rays of sun falling over Mount Kanchenjunga(if the weather is clear)– Please note Tiger Hill excursion is available only in early morning after which it is closed -While returning back, a visit to Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia -Back to hotel for breakfast - After breakfast rest for half an hour -Then next round of sightseeing - Full Day city tour of places Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, , Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday),Beautiful Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda -The car will be at your disposal-But it might be impossible to cover all the sites mentioned above in a single day – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area - Over Night stay at Darjeeling
Day 3 : (75 kilometres and 4-5 hours drive)
Transfer to Pelling and Local Sightseeing in Pelling
Early breakfast and then drive to your next destination Pelling-Pelling is 75 kilometres and 4-5 hours drive from Darjeeling-Pelling (2072 meters / 6800 feet) is situated in Sikkim-It is a popular hill station of West Sikkim-Pelling is popular for its spectacular view of Himalayan mountain ridges like Koktang,Frey,Rathong,Kabru North ,Kabru South, Kabru Dom,Talung,Pandim,Jupuno,Narsing and Tinchikhang ( only if the weather is clear),rich alpine forests, mystic waterfalls, soft treks routes and tranquility-Pelling is also an ideal spot for adventure sports-Foreigners need to obtain Inner Line Permit before entering Sikkim-Please carry any kind of photo identity proof and passport size photos--Avoid plucking orchids and catching butterflies as it leads to judicial proceedings in Sikkim--Check into Hotel-After Lunch sightseeing to places like are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake, a wish fulfilling sacred lake - Myth is that the birds do not allow a single leaf to fall on the surface of the lake- It is interesting to note that the shape of the lake is like a human footprint - Kanchenjunga water Falls, Changey Waterfalls,Sangachoeling monastery,Singhshore Bridge, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins, the scenic view from the top of the ruin to the mystic heights of Kanchenjunga ranges is something to be cherished –The places to be covered will depend on the time left-Driving at night is not advised-Overnight stay in Pelling.
Day 4 : (135 kilometres and 5-6 hours drive)
Transfer to Gangtok and Local Sightseeing.
Early Breakfast and then transfer to Gangtok-Gangtok is 135 kilometres and 5-6 hours drive from Pelling-Gangtok(5800 feet/1800m) is the capital of Sikkim-Located in East Sikkim-It is the most visited tourist destination-Gangtok is famous for its monasteries, picturesque site of Himalayas, stunning landcape,rich variety of fauna and flora(basically orchids and butterflies) and steaming dumplings- -Smoking or selling any form of tobacco is strictly banned here-Check into the hotel-After Lunch visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show,– Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – There are few discotheques in Gangtok to spend time - Over Night stay at Gangtok.
Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full Day)
Early breakfast at hotel – Our full day excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir ( New ) which is 40 km from Gangtok at the altitude of 3753 meters/ 12310 feet- Generally covered in snow for most of the year –It is an oval-shaped lake which is 15m deep and almost 1km long-You won’t be disappointed with this visit as the combination of landscape and lake is a view not to be forgotten even after you leave the place-It’s just amazing – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir built in remembrance of Baba Harbhajan Singh who went missing from this place - Nathu La Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is an optional tour –Photo identity card and passport size photo is required for visiting Tsomgo Lake and Nathu La-A special permit is required in advance to visit Nathu La-Foreigners are not allowed in Nathu La Pass- Back to Gangtok -In evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Driving in hills after sunset is not advised -Over Night stay at Gangtok
Day 6 : (124 kilometres 4 ½ - 5 hours drive)
Departure – Gangtok to Siliguri / Bagdogra Airport (IXB)
Breakfast - After breakfast returning back to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Nearly 124 kilometers 4 ½ - 5 hours drive – Guest are advised to start early and not to rush –Hope you leave with pleasant memories of the place.
- Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis in 01/03 Double Rooms.
- Breakfast in the hotel.
- Exclusive 01 Non a/c Private vehicles for transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary.
- Parking & Toll taxes.
- All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
- Air Fare/Train fare.
- Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity. Mineral/soft/hard drinks.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Camera fees, Guide / tour escort charges & Entrance Fees.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances, etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
- Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
Anything which is not include in the inclusion.
Govt Service Tax.
Initially you have to pay 10-30% of the total package amount as token amount in our organisation current bank account to confirm the booking.
The package does not include and Flight or Train Ticket, you have to Book your Flight / Train Ticket by your own. Nearest Railway Station - NJP - Siliguri and Airport : Bagdogra
Vehicle will not be at disposal, it will be available to guest as per the itinerary & according to the itinerary only, Vehicle Ac is not operated in Hills and Mountains.
Normally all of our tour packages are inclusive of Complimentary Breakfast in all the places. Although you can include Lunch & Dinner in the package at an additional cost. Pure Veg Meal Option is available but have to be intimate in advance at the time of booking.
Nathulla Pass requires special permit & additional cost & depends on the weather condition. Guest has to intimate in advance at the time of booking. Monday & Tuesday Nathulla Pass remains CLOSE.
Entry Permit requires for Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim. We require soft copies in distinct and clearly visible format of recent color pass-port size photograph, photo ID proof with address (Voter ID card/Pass-port/Driving License/Aadhar Card) for processing the permit & Guest has to carry the photocopy & original of the documents along with them while travelling, Student those have not possess the above documents (School Id / College Id) will work.
In North East (almost all) the hotels do not have a lift facility and in all the hotels the guest will have to climb stairs. In case if any guest is having problem of blood pressure, knee or other ailment for which they cannot climb the higher floors they will have to intimate us during the time of booking so that we can arrange rooms at the lowest floor of the hotel enabling the guest to climb the minimum number of stairs possible.