About The Listing
Type of Trip : Cultural Tour
Level : Easy
Location : Sikkim and Darjeling
Duration : 10 Days 9 Nights
Trip Start : New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra Airport
Trip End : New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra Airport
A trip to North-east will take you to new heights. Captivating landscape and picturesque wildlife will enrich you. The caves and romantic rivers will prove a perfect combination for your dream trip. The highpoint of this tour will be a visit to Gurudongmar. This high altitude lake close to Tibet boarder in North Sikkim. It is the land of Yaks, blue ships and other high altitude animals of Sikkim and Tibet.
Day 01: Njp/Bagdogra to Icchey Gaon
Destination: Icchey Gaon (91 KM)
Upon arrival, meet our representative and drive to Padamchen, a small village on the slopes of the Himalayan foothills surrounded by a pine forests swarming with birds. On the way sightseeing of Pedong and Reshikhola. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay will be in Padamchen.
Day 02: Phademchen
Highlights: Zuluk, Nathang, Old Baba Mandir, Kupup Lake, New Baba Mandir, Menmecho Lake Tukla Valley, Jelepla Pass, Yak Golf Course, Ice Hockey Field
Early morning sunrise trip to Thambi View point and continue sightseeing at Zuluk, Zig Zag road, Lungthung and reach Nathang. Sightseeing at Old Baba Mandir, Kupup Lake, New Baba Mandir, Menmecho Lake Tukla Valley, Jelepla Pass, Yak Golf Course, Ice Hockey Field. By evening drive back to Padamchen and reach by evening. Overnight stay will be at Padamchen.
Day 03: Phademchen to Gangtok
Highlights: Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir
Destination: Gangtok (40 KM)
After breakfast you'll leave for Gangtok, enroute you'll Tshangu Lake oval shaped sacred lake visit Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. Reach Gangtok by the evening and chek into the hotel.Evening is free to stroll in the market area. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 04: Gangtok Sightseeing
Highlights: Rumtek Monastery, Banjhakri eco-park, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
After breakfast at the hotel. Visit Rumtek monastery / Dharma Chakra Center (24 kms/1 hr) Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism / official seat in exile to HH Karmapa. Drive to Banjhakri eco-park (30 minutes from town) visit Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (museum with collections or antique and rare Buddhism related items) Do Drul Chorten. Ropeway at Hur-huray dara. Back to hotel for lunch. After lunch, visit Enchay Monestry / Flower show / Hanuman Tok / Ganesh tok / Tashi View Point (to see Mt.Khangchendzonga and other peaks) / Bakthang water falls. Vehicle will drop you at the market / hotel. Free & leisure time to stroll in the market.
Day 05: Gangtok to Lachen
Highlights: Butterfly Waterfalls, Naga waterfalls
Destination: Lachen (127 KM)
After breakfast you will check out from hotel. Drive to Lachen (9000 ft./127 kkms/5-6 hrs) En route stop by butterfly waterfalls and drive to Rangrang (1 hrs from waterfall), lunch at Rangrang. En route stop by the Naga waterfalls. Drive to Chungthang and further to Lachen. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 06: Lachen - Gurudongmar Lake - Lachung
Highlights: Gurudongmar Lake, Thangu village & Bhim-nala Waterfalls
Destination: Lachung (65 KM)
Start at 04:00 Am and drive to Gurudongmar Lake (65 kms/17400 fts) enroute stop by Thangu village (14300ft./22 kms from Lachen/Last settlement on the frontier) finish your permit entry formalities. Visit Gurudongamar lake,spend around an hour and drive back to Lachen for lunch. After lunch, drive to Lachung (8850 fts/50 kms/2 hrs) enroute stop by Bhim-nala Waterfalls. Upon arrival,check into the hotel for overnight stay. *Gurudongmar Lake is subjected to the availability of PAP/RAP and with extra costings.
Day 07: Lachung - Yumthang Valley - Yume - Samdong - Lachung - Gangtok
Highlights: Yamthung Valley, Zero Point
Destination: Gangtok (124 KM)
Start at 06:00 Am and drive to Yume - Samdong / Zero Point (15300 fts/46 kms/3 hrs) spend some time at the valley. Drive back to Yumthang valley (12000 fts), considered as valley of flowers. A short hike of about 1 hr through the Pine & Rhododendron forest to Hot-Spring. Drive back to Lachung have lunch. After lunch drive back to Gangtok (124 kms/5-6 hrs) via Mangan,Rangrang,Dikchu. Stop by at Singhik to view Mt Khangchendzonga. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 08: Gangtok to Pelling via Ravongla
Highlights: Ravangla, Tathagata Tshal (Buddha Park)
Destination: Pelling (113 KM)
Breakfast at hotel & check out. Drive to Ravangla (50 kms/2 hrs) visit Tathagata Tshal (Buddha Park), lunch will be at Ravangla. Drive to Pelling, upon arrival check in to the hotel. Free & leisure time. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Pelling.
Day 09: Pelling sightseeing
Highlights: Khangchendzonga waterfalls, Rimbi water falls, Khechupalri Lake, Pemayangtse monastery
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Khangchendzonga waterfalls (23 kms/1 ½ hrs) enroute see Rimbi waterfalls. Drive to Khechupalri Lake (16 kms/40 minutes from KWF) sacred and wish full filling lake amidst a deep and rich forest. Drive back to Pelling (28 kms/1 ½ hrs) lunch at hotel in Pelling. After lunch, visit Pemayangtse monastery (Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism/310 yrs old) visit Rabdentse palace ruins (02nd capital of Sikkim) 30 minutes easy walk from the main road through the forest/ CC footpath. Drive back to Pelling (20 minutes). Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 10: Depature To Njp/Bagdogra
Highlights: Trip ends.
Destination: Njp/Bagdogra (120 KM)
After breakfast at the hotel, checkout and drive to NJP/Bagdogra.
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- Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the package selected
- Meals: breakfast & dinner
- To & fro transfers along with assistance at arrival
- All transport by private vehicle with expert driver
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the package selected
- All sightseeing as per itinerary
- Rumtek Monastery at Gangtok will be done with extra cost which will be directly payable on the spot.
- Zero point and Gurudongmar Lake at North Sikkim will be done at an extra cost which will be directly payable on the spot.
- Nathula pass permit costs of Rs. 3000 - 5000 each vehicle is extra subject to availability of Government passes.
- Air fare/train fare.
- Guide or escort charges & Monuments entrance fees during sightseeing
- Camera charges / jeep safari / camel safari / elephant ride charges.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips & gratuity, mineral water, telephone calls, laundry, soft & hard drink, insurance etc.
- Additional adventurous activities like rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, cable car, yak ride, toy train ride, helicopter ride etc.
- Any other item not specified in the package inclusions.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance fees & camera charges, guide charges.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client and is directly payable on the spot).
- Room heater charges. Anything not specified in the inclusion.
- Normal Vehicle at Gangtok are not authorized to enter city areas so will pick up and drop at the taxi stand so client will have to hire local taxis to and fro from the hotel and to be borne by the client and is directly payable on the spot.
Terms & Conditions
Silver category for this trip is suited for those who have a low travel budget and plan to spend as less as possible on hotels and transport. The hotel/rooms will have all the essentials like a Bed, Table, Attached toilets and running water, Restaurant with room service etc. However, guests looking for a luxurious travel should consider our Gold or Platinum category trips.
Rs.5,000/- to be paid at the time of booking.
Remaining amount to be paid, 30 days prior to trip start date. Failing so trip will be considered cancelled and cancellation charges will be applicable as per policy.
No retention charges if cancelled more than 30 days prior to trip start date.
Cancellation 16 - 29 days prior to trip start date 75% return.
Cancellation less than or equal to 15 days prior to trip start date no return.
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