The Grand Silk Route

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By-Tuareg Trips

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

Description

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.

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Activities

Daytime

Cultural Tour
Road Trip

Evening

Open

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Itinerary

  • 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

    Destination: Padamchen 

    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.

    Hotel Categories:
    WeNomads Silver: Leo International / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Summit NamNang Courtyard and Spa / Similar
    WeNomads Platinum: Yangthang Heritage / Similar

  • Day 04: Gangtok Sightseeing

    Highlights: Rumtek Monastery, Banjhakri eco-park, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

    Destination: Gangtok 

    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.

    Hotel Categories:
    WeNomads Silver: Leo International / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Summit NamNang Courtyard and Spa / Similar
    WeNomads Platinum: Yangthang Heritage / Similar

  • 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.

    Hotel Categories:
    WeNomads Silver: Hill Retreat / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Hotel Himalayan Resedency / Simlar
    WeNomads Platinum: Apple Orchad / Similar

  • 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.

    Hotel Categories:
    WeNomads Silver: Tenzing Retreat / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Himalayan Residency  / Simlar
    WeNomads Platinum: Yarlam / Similar

  • 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.

    Hotel Categories:
    WeNomads Silver: Leo International / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Summit NamNang Courtyard and Spa / Similar
    WeNomads Platinum: Yangthang Heritage / Similar

  • 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.

    Hotel Categories:
    WeNomads Silver: Aryan Regency / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Norbu Ghang Resort / Similar
    WeNomads Platinum: The Elgin Mount Pandim / Similar

  • Day 09: Pelling sightseeing

    Highlights: Khangchendzonga waterfalls, Rimbi water falls, Khechupalri Lake, Pemayangtse monastery

    Destination: Pelling  

    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.

    Hotel Categories:
    WeNomads Silver: Aryan Regency / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Norbu Ghang Resort / Similar
    WeNomads Platinum: The Elgin Mount Pandim / Similar

  • 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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Pricing    

* Extra discount for a group size of 4 or more! Ask Here
Package Options Cost/Person EMI Option
WeNomads Silver
Per Person (Group of 6) ₹ 23,866 EMI starts* ₹ 2,120
Per Person (Group of 4) ₹ 28,157 EMI starts* ₹ 2,502
Per Person (Group of 2) ₹ 41,032 EMI starts* ₹ 3,646
WeNomads Gold
Per Person (Group of 6) ₹ 43,735 EMI starts* ₹ 3,886
Per Person (Group of 4) ₹ 47,625 EMI starts* ₹ 4,231
Per Person (Group of 2) ₹ 60,499 EMI starts* ₹ 5,375
WeNomads Platinum
Per Person (Group of 6) ₹ 64,157 EMI starts* ₹ 5,700
Per Person (Group of 4) ₹ 69,522 EMI starts* ₹ 6,177
Per Person (Group of 2) ₹ 85,615 EMI starts* ₹ 7,607

Inclusions

Includes
  • 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
Doesn’t Includes
  • 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.
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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.
 
Booking Policies
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.
Cancellation Policies:
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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Tips, Hints, Precautions

  • WeNomads is going to publish a series of articles and blogs to help guests understand more about this trip and help them in getting prepared.

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Requirements

Easy Formalities
  • Traveller Photograph
  • Traveller ID proof
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