EXOTIC NORTH EAST - KALIMPONG, GANGTOK& DARJEELING
Day 01: NJP Rly Station /Bagdogra( IXB Airport )– Kalimpong (77 kms in 2-3 hrs)
Meeting & Greeting on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Kalimpong (4091 ft.) On arrival Check in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Kalimpong.
Day 02: Kalimpong Local Sightseeing – Gangtok (77 kms / 3 hrs)
After Breakfast half day tour of Kalimpong (Starts 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM) Visit MangalDham, Deolo Hill, Dr.Graham’s Home, Golf Garden, DurpinDara Hills & Flowers Nurseries. Afternoon transfer to Gangtok (5,480 ft.), Capital of Sikkim. On arrival check-in to your hotel.Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 03: Excursion to Changu Lake & Baba Mandir
After breakfast start for an excursion to Changu Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms From Gangtok city each way (Starts 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM). Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Optional tour to Nathula Pass (Alt 14000Ft.) on China Border can also be arranged (Except Mon, Tue) for Indian Nationals only at an additional cost.
Day 04: Gangtok Local Sightseeing - Darjeeling (115 kms / 4 hrs)
This morning (Starts 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM) for a half day trip of Gangtok city covering Banjhakri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dulChorten& Institute of Tibetology. Afternoon drive to Darjeeling (7,100 ft.).On arrival check-in to your hotel.Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 05: Darjeeling Sightseeing
Early Morning at 4:00 am drive to Tiger hill to watch the sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd Highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outerview) and Japanese Temple (4 hrs from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs). Evening free forshopping & leisure.Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 06: Darjeeling – NJP Rly Station / Bagdogra (IXB airport )(98 kms / 3 hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey, Tour ends with Sweet memories.
Important Notes about Car and Hotels in Darjeeling - Sikkim hills:
Since your tour covers different districts and states one single vehicle for the entire trip cannot be used. Local sight seeing tours in the aboveplaces are arranged in separate car (Maruti Van or Sumo Jeep as per availability) as per local taxi syndicate rule. These cars are used exclusivelyfor you and take you to all the points mentioned in the package.
The car service for the specific package is on contract basis as per tour details and not for full day. The full day availability of car can also be arranged on request with additional cost.
Due to high traffic restrictions in the hill stations (mainly in Darjeeling and Gangtok) the drivers remain under pressure. They can not stop on the road while driving through the city or can not 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.
We suggest you visit the market areas in the afternoon by foot and avoid car unless the hotels are far from the city. Where the hotels are far we can arrange extra car for visiting market. The cost for this service is extra payable.
The hotels in the hills are not air conditioned, and also this is not required because of pleasant climatic condition. There are very few hotels having elevator and you may have to climb 3 to 4 story in some hotels. Rooms on higher floor have better view of the surroundings.
We can arrange your room in the lower floor if you so desire.
In case of any specific requirement of bed arrangement in a hotel (Twin Bed or Couple Bed) or food requirement (Vegetarian or NonVegetarian) we should be intimated in advance. For more specific information on the suggested hotels please visit our website.