Darjeeling and Gangtok 5 Nights /6 Days

Overview

The tourist hub of Darjeeling is thought to be inferred from Darjeeling, which literally means "the place of Darjeeling" the majestic thunderbolt. Some consider that the thunderbolt relates to the Lamaist religion and some think that it belongs to Lord Indra. Various local festivals are observed throughout the year. The festivals are colourful and the tourists should ascertain that he is in Darjeeling to take part in the celebrations of one of these festivals.

Inclusions
  • Economy Class Airfare.
  • Welcome drink on arrival.
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Darjeeling.
  • 1 Nights accommodation in Pelling.
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Gangtok.
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast at Hotel.
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Gangtok.
  • Return Airport Transfer.
Exclusion
  • Monument Entrance fees, Camera fees, Guide charges, Boating charges, etc. to be paid directly by guest.
  • Tip and Porter charges.
  • Expenses of Personal Nature, Such as -tips, liquor, laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Any service not mention in inclusion.
  • Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) 5%
Itinerary
Day 1

Bagdogra / NJP - Darjeeling

Darjeeling: 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”.

Overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling.


Day 2

Darjeeling

Early morning visit Tiger Hill 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. It is truly a majestic sight and Ghoom Monastery which is oldest Monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill.

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 stay at hotel in


Day 3

Darjeeling - Pelling

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Pelling.

Pelling: Located at a distance of 120 kms from Gangtok Pelling is another serene, mountain village which lies in the western districts of Sikkim. This village is situated at an altitude of 2000 mts (approx) and commands a spectacular view of Mt.Kanchenjunga.



Day 4

Pelling - Gangtok

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Gangtok.

Gangtok: 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 travelers delight.



Day 5

Gangtok

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 stay at hotel in Gangtok. (B)


Day 6

Gangtok - Bagdogra / NJP

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra / NJP in time for flight / train to onward destination. (B)

 

Tentative Itinerary

Note: Above Itinerary is just indicative. Do not consider it as a Final Schedule. Date & Time of Tours can be changed by Local Agent / Tour Operator.

Miscellaneous

Terms and Conditions :

  • Hotel check in 1400 / check out time – 12 Noon, early check-in / late checkout are subject to availability.
  • Hotel prices and airfare are subject to change without any prior notice.
  • All prices are for Indian Nationals only.
  • Surcharges will apply during festivals, travel fairs, special events, Christmas, New Year, etc. Any additional costs incurred due to natural calamities, political disturbance, accidents or any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Meals if included as a part of the package are on buffet basis / set menus as per the hotel.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any hike in airport taxes, fuel charges, hotel rates,transport rates or government taxes.
  • Cancellation confirm at booking time.
Other information

Things to Note :

  • Above prices are valid till March 31, 2017.
  • As of now airfare in the package is calculated at Rs. 10,000/- (per person). Any increase in the airfare to be paid extra.
  • Prices are quoted per person on a twin-sharing basis in a budget hotel with breakfast, above mentioned tours and airport transfers
  • Additional options are available upon request. Any increase in airfare, air taxes, YQ tax and visa charges will be charged extra.
  • Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) 5%.
  • Terms apply.
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