fbpx
  • Overview
  • Trip Outline
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes
  • Add ons
  • Important Notes for Sikkim Travel
  • Payment and Cancellation Policy
  • Booking
  • FAQ

SIKKIM DARJEELING TREASURES

5 NIGHTS – 6 DAYS

Sikkim is a hotspot tourist destination in the north eastern India. It neighbours three countries viz; Nepal to the west, Bhutan to east & China to north. It is a very active military region but also at the same time attracts a huge number of tourists. Sikkim is the top Eco friendly state in India & is the first to go completely plastic free (Note: Usage or littering of plastic is a punishable offence in Sikkim). Sikkim has some jewels of destinations within its territory, to name them Gangtok, Pelling, Lachung, Yumthang & Lachen. It also hosts the second highest mountain peak of the world “Kanchenjunga”, to add other natural wonders there is Yumthang valley, high altitude lake “Tsomgo” & passes Nathula & Goechala. It is a nature lovers delight & a hikers dream destination.

 

Darjeeling is a top hill station known for its Tea Estates over centuries. It is now frequently visited by tourists after the UNESCO mountain train was introduced into the hills. Darjeeling does not only boasts of the toy train ride but also some great tea farms, a top notch mountaineering institute, an unique clear panorama view of the second highest peak of the world “Kanchenjunga” & countries one of the top zoos. It is also an ideal location for many Bollywood film shootings.

 

Get ready to explore the grandeur of North East India with our North East India tour packages. Dotted with Buddhist Monasteries, serene lakes, beautiful view points and ancient shrines, North East allures tourists from all over the world. Tranquil, scenic, breath-taking, inviting, all at once, Gangtok and Darjeeling are the two major destinations of North East India. Mesmerizing Darjeeling Gangtok Tour takes you to some of the most beautiful attractions of these two destinations.

 

Experience the breath-taking view of sunrise at Tiger Hill, go for a ride in Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train), Visit to Happy Valley Tea estate, Seek blessings at Enchey Monastery, enjoy Cable car ride and yak ride at Tsomgo Lake, take back memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

 

Note: The northern parts of West Bengal & Sikkim, has a shorter day time in this time of the year. The typical sunrise from April to July happens between 0515am to moving backwards till 0430am until July and the sun set in April is 0550pm to 0645pm until July. In the winters it is even shorter than this. Please keep a note of this time difference while planning a trip to Sikkim.

 

On this tour you will be exploring the MG Marh, Tashi View Point, Darjeeling sunset market, Tiger Hill & Zoological Park where the highlight is Tiger Hill, Mirik Lake & Tsomgo Lake. We hope you will have a nice time.

 

Highlights:

  • MG Marg
  • Tashi View Point
  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Baba Mandir
  • Darjeeling market
  • Tiger Hill
  • Ghoom
  • Tea Farms
  • Zoological Park
  • Batasia Loop
  • Mirik Lake
  • Pashupathinath Market

 

Quick Details:

Region                        Sikkim, Eastern Himalayas

No of Days                  06 Days

Starting                      Bagdogra

Ending                        Bagdogra

Type                            Couple/Family/Friends

Day

Action Chart

Meals

Stay

Day 1

Bagdogra – Gangtok

D

Hotel

Day 2

Tsomgo Lake & Local SS

B,D

Hotel

Day 3

Gangtok – Darjeeling  

B,D

Hotel

Day 4

Tiger Hill & Local SS

B,D

Hotel

Day 5

Mirik Lake & Pashupathinath

B,D

Hotel

Day 6

Darjeeling – Bagdogra Drop

B

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Bagdogra – Gangtok (120kms/3hrs)

After your arrival at Bagdogra airport, transfer to Gangtok. The road is pretty straight but passes through the border of Bengal & Sikkim. So a mandatory halt for permit checking is made, this may take maximum 15-30mins depending on the crowd. On the way, you will pass through Mahananda Wild life Sanctuary and more this journey offers magnificent views of the mountains, valleys and village life, the forest, waterfalls and hills covered with tea gardens. Arrive & check in to the hotel after reaching Gangtok. Spend the evening walking down the streets of MG Road or Gandhi Chowk.

Day 2

Tsomgo Lake & local SS

Savour a hearty breakfast at the hotel and proceed for an amazing tour ahead. We drive you to Tsomgo Lake (Alt 12000ft/3600M), a high altitude alpine lake close to Indo-China Border. The 1 km long and 15m deep lake is considered sacred to the local people. The pure clear water remains frozen during winter. Enjoy playing in snow and Yak Ride. Proceed further to Legendary Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir (“Hero of Nathula” an Indian soldier who was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra medal for his bravery and known for doing his duty still after death). Later visit Banjakhri waterfalls, Government Institute of Cottage Industry, Orchid House Flower Show, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology, Do-drul Chorten.
Optional tour to Nathula Pass (Alt 14000Ft / 4200M) on China Border can also be arranged (Except Mon, Tue) for Indian Nationals only with 30 Days Advance Request at an additional cost.
Take some rest. Or you may visit the famous M G Marg. It is now more like a long stretch of open mall or avenue square where locals and tourists take leisure stroll or just sit and relax on one of the many benches laid along the middle and both sides of the road to enjoy the ambience. The entire area is free of litter, smoke and vehicle. Overnight stay at Gangtok
Documents need to carry: Original id proof + 02 Photocopies + 04 Passport size photos.

Day 3

Gangtok - Darjeeling

After a warm breakfast, check out from the resort & leave for Darjeeling. Throughout your journey, you can enjoy the versatility in climate. Pleasant weather will win your heart completely. Reach Darjeeling and check into the hotel for overnight stay. In the evening you can take a stroll down to the market & you would see that by 0730-0800pm the entire city goes to sleep (Locals). Although some big restaurants & café chains will probably be up until midnight.

Day 4

Tiger Hill & Local SS

Owing to the time difference & earlier sunrise, you have to wake up quite practically in the middle of the night to make it for the Tiger Hill sight. To reach before sunrise & catch a nice spot for view & photography should be of utmost importance. Remember the drive is about 25-30mins adding to a 10-15mins walk to the spot. So time & plan accordingly the departure. Our driver will take you as early as possible to see the golden light over Mt. Kanchenjunga & Mt. Everest (A delight to watch). On your way back visit the Batasia Loop, & Ghoom Monastery. Savour a hearty breakfast at the hotel and proceed for an amazing tour ahead. Visit places in Darjeeling such as Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park which is well-known for its exotic flora and fauna. Also visit Senchal Lake, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhutia Busty Monastery, Tenzing Rock, Darjeeling Mountaineering Institute & tea gardens. Relax and Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 5

Mirik lake & Pashupathinath market

The day is filled with a yet another adventure towards the western part of Sikkim close to the Indo Nepal Border. Mirik Lake is yet another high altitude lake close to the Indo Nepal border. Leave after breakfast for this beautiful Lake surrounded by alpine & low highland tree cover. Further ahead is the Indo Nepal border Pashupathinath market, famous for international trading of goods between India & Nepal. There are some cafes around the lake which has some great delicacies of East India. Return back to hotel by evening. Evening free for leisure

Day 6

Darjeeling – Bagdogra Drop

After breakfast today you will depart from Darjeeling with all the sweet moments spent here and drive back to Bagdogra Airport for further journey.

  • Accommodation on double occupancy basis in above mentioned hotel.
    • 2N Gangtok
    • 3N Darjeeling
  • Airport Transfers by AC Vehicle
  • Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Inner line permit for Sikkim
  • Tsomgo Lake Permit
  • Sightseeing by private vehicle
    • 2 pax – Dzire
    • 4 pax – Innova
    • 6-10 pax – Tempo Traveller
  • All road taxes, toll, permit & driver allowance
  • Expertise and service fee
  • GST 5%
  • Convenience fee 

 

Accommodation

Location

Economy

3 Star

4 Star

Nts

Gangtok

Retreat Hotel

Garden Retreat

Shangrila Suite & Spa

2

Darjeeling

Retreat Samden

Retreat Yang Inns

Sumitel Suites & Spa

3

  • Activities
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  • Entry fee if any
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control.
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Heater charges
  • Entry fees, Camera fees
  • Airfares/Rail fares.
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.

Cost for Add on services or recommended activities mentioned as optional & not included in the total package cost. Those are given below:- per vehicles

  • Nathula Pass Indo-China Border: 5000/-
  • Zero Point / Yumesamdong: 5000/-
  • Namchi: 3000/-

Note: Rs.4000/- will be refunded if you didn’t get permit for Nathula Pass. Please read important notes.

  • Since your tour covers different districts and states one single vehicle for the entire trip cannot be used. Local sightseeing tours in the above places are arranged in separate car (Maruti Van or Sumo Jeep as per availability and local taxi syndicate rules). These cars are used exclusively for you and take you to all the points mentioned in the package.
  • There is a restriction of vehicular movement in Gangtok Town after If your hotel is in the town we request you to move from the hotel before 8AM for your Tsomgo Lake excursion or transfer to next destination, or else the car has to leave the hotel and have to wait at the Taxi Stand.
  • The car service for the specific package is on time limit contract basis as per given schedule and not for full day. The full day availability of car can also be arranged on request with an additional cost.
  • Due to high traffic restrictions in the hill stations (mainly in Darjeeling and Gangtok) the drivers remain under pressure. They cannot stop on the road while driving through the city or cannot go to certain places even if desired by the tourists. In the hill towns the car parking places are very limited. In some hotels cars are not allowed to go. We have selected such hotels where the car has a direct access, but the same can be changed following sudden traffic rule imposition in some specific time. In such cases our driver will take you to the nearest taxi stand and help you to reach hotel. We request you to kindly understand these issues and cooperate with the drivers and maintain the timings.
  • People visiting to Tsomgo Lake – please note there are two Baba Mandir’ s beyond Tsomgo Lake. We will arrange your visit to New Baba Mandir which is 8kms away from the lake. However, there is another Old Baba Mandir on the way to Jelepla Pass. Please do not get confused with the Old Baba Mandir and the New Baba Mandir. We do not arrange this in our package, as permit is not given for this sector. Sometimes, drivers take tourists on their personal capacity to Old Baba Mandir and Jelepla Pass. If you are willing to go there please negotiate the rate with the driver directly on the spot. The company is however not responsible for this extended-tour.
  • Permit for Nathula Pass depends on availability. It is randomly selected by govt. officials. We can apply for it but cannot commit to confirm it. In case, Guest didn’t get permit, they will get a refund after deducting charge of Rs.1000/- per permit applied. In case, guest gets the permit but unable to visit the pass due to any reason, no refund will be entertained.
  • If you are talking AC vehicle please note that AC will be used in the Plains only and not in the Hills. For Toyota Innova car Users: - Sometimes Innova does not get permit for Tsomgo Lake and North Sikkim route due to poor road condition, in this case we would provide Xylo or Scorpio (SUV) vehicles.

 

Important Facts for North Sikkim:

  • Tourist visiting North Sikkim should note that Lachung and Lachen are located in the remote high altitude areas and are new tourist destinations. Tourism infrastructures are still developing and the people are not trained professional but are friendly and hospitable. Facilities available here are basic and should not be compared with the modern hotels and resorts in the towns and cities. The rooms are clean and have attached bath with running water. Food available here are basic but sufficient, well cooked & hygienic. Electricity and telephone connection are available but with limitations and very few hotels have any Television set. Room heaters are not used due to poor electricity and hot water bags are provided instead. Room service is not available and food is provided at the dining room.
  • The long mountainous journey is very scenic but is not very smooth & comfortable. In some patches the road is bumpy and there is continuous water flow over the road. However, this is jeep able and safe.
  • People suffering from chronic heart disease, breathing problem, high blood pressure should avoid visiting Gurudongmar Lake (5500M), Yumesamdong (4500M).
  • Despite of all these we still suggest you to visit this region to experience the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and its contents - which is unmatched and unparalleled. The issues like the accommodation, food and transport remain unnoticed once you are in the lap of the pristine nature. In-fact a visit to these places gives you a rare opportunity to closely feel and understand the beckoning and mythical Himalayas along with the tradition and culture of its people.

 

Notes:

  • Our Office Executive will receive you upon your arrival with a Placard displaying your name according to your schedule (At NJP- near Main Enquiry Counter and at Bagdogra- near Main Exit). He will assist you to board the vehicle.
  • On arrival of guests we will provide small kits, tour coordinator number & service voucher. Our representative will brief the total tour itinerary to the guest.
  • You have to maintain the timing for the sightseeing / transfers which will advisable by our executive. Mainly in Gangtok vehicle will not allowed to park at the hotel instead of parking stand. Once our vehicle will leave the hotel area without picking up the guests & come back at parking stand then guest must have to arrange their own to reach at the parking stand. 
  • 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 facility. For this reason guest have to wait sometime in the Hotel & Taxi Stand.
  • As most of the services are on point to point basis, it is obvious that the vehicle and 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 leaving the vehicle. 
  • We can extend or alter the itinerary during an ongoing tour as per guest’s specification. The cost for the changed program is payable separately and cannot be adjusted with the cost of original itinerary.

Payment policy:

PAYMENT SCHEDULE (Per person)

 

At booking

15 days prior

 

Per Person

50%

           100%

 

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation period

Cancellation Charges on Cost

45 – 30 days

25%

30 – 21 days

50%

21 – 14 days

75%

Less than 14 days or No show

100%

 

Please wait...

No Details Found

T3

FREE
VIEW