Package Name: Darjeeling / Kalimpong / Gangtok
Day: 7 Day
Night: 6 Night
Starting Month: Jan
End Month: Dec
Destination Overview :
Gangtok is a beautiful hill town and the capital of north-eastern state of Sikkim. This is one place which many tourists like to combine along with a visit to Darjeeling. In fact the combined trip of Darjeeling-Gangtok is a common recipe when people think about visiting this part of the country. This is mainly because of the proximity of the two places as well as easy access. And while in Gangtok, tourists visit several other places including the wonderland of Yumthang valley in north Sikkim, and Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass in East Sikkim, Pelling in west Sikkim etc.
Kalimpong is a subdivision of Darjeeling district and under West Bengal state. Kalimpong town itself is small, located about 2.5 hours drive from both Darjeeling and Siliguri. But the town and its surrounding areas offer immense opportunities for tourism. Kalimpong is located at an altitude of 4,100ft. Because of its relatively lower altitude compared to Darjeeling or Gangtok, the weather is milder and pleasant for most part of the year. And therefore it suits all tourists who are looking for such pleasant weather combined with magnificent views of Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan snow peaks, sweeping landscapes and lush greenery.
So fancying a trip to Darjeeling? You must be lured by the dazzling snow peaks of Kanchenjunga overlooking the hill town? And the beautiful tea gardens on the slopes of rolling hills, orchids, pines & rhododendrons, the cute Himalayan toy train whistling and negotiating its way through the mountains? And you want to combine all that with great sightseeing tours, food, shopping and other exciting activities. Right?
Darjeeling hill town was originally set up as a sanitarium or health resort by the British in mid 1800s. But over the years, it earned its name for its world famous aromatic tea and then with opening up of roads and Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, for tourism. No wonder you will see numerous sprawling tea estates in Darjeeling that produce world’s best tea, as well as the amazing narrow gauge Toy Train – an engineering marvel which could overcome the steep gradients and curves of the mountains and provided a scenic railway transportation in the hills.
Day – 01 – Arrival and Transfer to Darjeeling – Our representative will be there to receive the Guest 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 ½ – 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 – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
(DHR) – Check into hotel – Evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Darjeeling
Day – 02 – Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing (Half Day) – 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 – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery,
Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for breakfast – After breakfast rest for half an hour 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
Day – 03 – Transfer to Kalimpong & Sightseeing – Early morning Breakfast – After breakfast drive 65 kilometers 1 ½ – 2 hours transfer to the Kalimpong – Kalimpong situated on the
foothills of the Himalayas is a green destination at an altitude of 1243 meters / 4078 feet – It is a historical destinations with bustling market, colorful people and offers spectacular views of
the Himalayan range – Check into hotel – Drive for sight seeing tour through scenic road to Forest Museum (Closed On Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr Graham Homes,
Durbin Monastery, Mangaldham, Pine View Nurseries (Cactus Only) – Back to Kalimpong Hotel– Evening free to roam around the any of the hundred nurseries or the Local market area –
Overnight stay at Kalimpong
Day – 04 – Transfer to Gangtok – After breakfast at hotel transfer to the Gangtok – 105 kilometers 2 – 2 ½ Hours drive to Gangtok – Capital of the 22nd State of India, Sikkim is one of the
most beautiful hill station with varied options for tourist – It is known for the monastery, Orchids, High altitude Lake and butterflies – Gangtok suits all tourist due to its options i.e.
tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals – Situated at an height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India – The road is along the River
Teesta and is picturesque – Afternoon and evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Gangtok
Day – 05 – Gangtok Local Sight Seeing (Full Day) – Morning breakfast – After breakfast drive for the city tour of Gangtok – Sight seeing will be for half day hence the drive will be
easy and comfortable – It is not possible to cover all the spot in single day hence we make the program with points covering minimum distance traveled – Visit to Directorate of
Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Tashi View Point,
Banjhakri Falls, one of the finest falls close to Gangtok, etc – 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
Day – 06 – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full Day) – Morning breakfast at hotel – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir ( New ) nearly 40 kilometers – The Lake is
oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep – Generally covered in snow for most of the year the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred
Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all – Nathu La Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour – Back to Gangtok – Evening free to roam around
M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Gangtok (Incase of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing
will be provided)
Day – 07 – Departure – Gangtok to Siliguri – Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Morning breakfast – After
breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Nearly 135 kilometers 4 ½ – 5 hours drive – Guest
are advised to start early and not to rush – Forwarding Journey
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7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS
Darjeeling 02 Nights / Kalimpong 01 Night / Gangtok 03 Nights.
from Rs 30,000 / person (Delux Rooms on CP)
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INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE
Accommodation in Luxury hotel as per program or similar on twin share basis with full board .
All arrival / departure transfers sightseeing & overland journeys by Jeep or Car with driver as per program.
Services of English speaking local guide for all the tour
All taxes, Vat and entrance fees..
Museum fees and other special entry fees.
Festival surcharge (pls, let us know the dates of the festivals)
visa fee, All Permits for Darjeeling and Sikkim
NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP PRICE
Gratuities to guides.
Airfare to Bagdogra; airfare fuel surcharge.
Pre-and post-trip accommodations/packages and associated expenses.
Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
All types of personal insurance.
Personal expenses & purchases on board / from boutique.
Note: One Tata Indica /Maruti Wagonr Only 04 pax One Tata Sumo Only 08 Pax are Allowed Including Child, If No Of Pax Traveling More
Than 08, then Extra Car Cost will Be Rs. 29,000/- Extra.
As per above Itinerary Supplement/Up gradation Cost of AC Innova/Xylo/Scorpio/Similar Rs. 5,500/- EXTRA.