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Sikkim-Darjeeling Nights

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Overview

Gangtok >Lachen > Lachung > Pelling >Darjeeling

Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse, which dates to the early 1700s.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Bagdogra Airport – Gangtok (120 kilometers/ 5 hours)

Bagdogra

Upon your arrival in Bagdogra Airport, you will be picked you up and begin the 5-hour transfer to Gangtok, the modern capital of Sikkim and a cultural hub. On the way to your hotel, enjoy the heart-beating highland view along the Teesta River. After you check-in to your hotel, you have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure. Overnight stay at a hotel in Gangtok.

Day 2: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir

TSOMGO LAKE

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, and then make the 55 kilometers drive to Tsomgo Lake, a high altitude lake of Sikkim. Apart from sightseeing, here you can also indulge in yak riding. Further, you will visit Baba Mandir (13,200 feet). Spend some time at the temples and then return to the hotel in Gangtok for overnight stay.

P.S.: In the case of a landslide, Tsomgo Lake will remain closed, but a visit to the alternate place will be provided.

Day 3: Gangtok – Lachen (125 kilometers / 6 hours)

Lachen

Have a stomach-filling breakfast and start your day early by checking out from the hotel in Gangtok and proceeding towards Lachen. It is one of the most beautiful towns in Sikkim and is scarcely populated. Try spotting rear birds such as the wood snipe and hoary-throated barwing on your way.

Visit the Singhik View point, Seven Sisters Water Falls and the Naga Water Falls before you make your way to the hotel.

Experience nature at its best at the Singhik View point. It is like a paradisiacal retreat from the stridency of the cities. The vast lush grasslands and shrubs along with apple orchards make it a wonderful sight to behold.

The Seven Sisters Water Falls is a cascade of seven different falls that flow in a perfect harmony. The serene atmosphere of this place is worth commending and it is believed to be one of the most popular and noteworthy places in Sikkim.

The Naga Water Falls are also similarly a sight for sore eyes. It is a huge broad stream of water that flows at a very high speed. It gives a mesmerizing and a thrilling experience to the onlookers. 

Continue your journey to reach Lachen. On arrival, check in at the hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight

Day 4: Lachen – Gurudongmar Lake –  Lachung

Gurudongmar Lake

After relishing an early morning breakfast, check out from the hotel in Lachen and head out for some local sightseeing.

Drive to the Gurudongmar Lake first where you will be mesmerized by the serene surroundings. A 3-hour drive will take you atop a peak where the lake is perched at an altitude of 17,000 feet. It is very close to the Tibet border and is encircled all around the year by snow-covered peaks. The lake is considered to be sacred by the Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. It is also one of the highest lakes in the world.

Transfer to Lachung on the same day. On the way stop for lunch. On arrival, check in at the hotel and spend the overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Lachung – Yumthang Valley – Zero Point – Gangtok (103 kilometers / 6 hours)

Yumthang Valley

Have a stomach-filling breakfast and start your day early by checking out from the hotel in Lachung and proceed towards the Yumthang Valley.

Situated at a height of 11,800 feet, it is popularly known as ‘Valley of Flowers and is bounded by massive yet humbling snow-capped mountains. It is a peaceful hamlet with a mere population. It is a grazing ground of the Yaks in summers and a playground for Yetis in winter. You can also visit the hot springs that are considered to have medicinal curative properties.

To cut the long journey short, enjoy a short stopover at the Bheema and Twin Falls. These are one of the tallest waterfalls in the state and among the most famous spots to visit in Lachung. The Bheema falls are also popularly known as the Amitabh Bachchan falls owing to its tallness.

An optional tour to the Zero Point can be arranged for on request and at an additional cost. Set at an altitude of 15,300 feet above sea level, it is the last outpost of civilization. The international border of China lies a few meters ahead and hence civilians are restricted to go any further.

After sightseeing, continue your journey to Gangtok. On arrival, check in at the hotel and spend the overnight in the comfort of the cosy room.

Day 6: Gangtok – Pelling Transfer (150 kms – 5 hrs)

Pelling

After breakfast, we check out of our hotel and transfer to Pelling. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Optional tour via Namchi at an additional cost of Rs. 2500 per car

Optional tour via Ravangla at an additional cost of Rs. 2000 per car

Upon arrival at Pelling, you will be transferred to a hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 7: Pelling  – Darjeeling (80 kilometers / 4 hours)

Darjeeling 

On the seventh day, done with your morning breakfast, check-out from the hotel and straight away travel to Darjeeling. During the journey, from Pelling to Darjeeling, you will come across Singhik viewpoint, from where you can enjoy the beautiful view of Mighty Khangchendzonga. The whiff of tea and sound of toy train symbolises that you are somewhere in and around Darjeeling. Upon arrival at Darjeeling, you will be transferred to a hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 8: Darjeeling Sightseeing

Darjeeling Sightseeing

Get up at around 4 in the morning and get ready to chase the down over the Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 feet) at the Tiger Hill (8,400 feet). Explore the highest point of the region and adore enchanting views from the top, the snow-covered Himalayan ranges. Thereafter, on your way back to the hotel, visit Ghoom Monastery and War Memorial and Batasia Loop. Get back to the hotel, enjoy breakfast and relax. Again get ready as you will go for the sightseeing tour. We take you to some of the important places of interest in Darjeeling including Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Return back to your hotel and relax. Rest of the evening is free for you, either you can relax or just stroll around. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 09: Darjeeling – Bagdogra Airport (75 kilometers / 3 hours)

After breakfast Check-out from the hotel on time & transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on Double sharing basis​ as per the mentioned hotel ​
  • ​Daily Breakfast at Hotel
  • Daily Dinner at Hotel ​
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary by ​01 ​​Innova/Xylo
  • All Permit 

**For 6 Pax luggage exceeds more than 6 bags 2 Vehicles will be provided and extra vehicle will be on extra charges.

Exclusions

  • Meals other than those specified above
  • Personal expenses like p/tags, tips, laundry, mineral water etc.
  • Monument entrances, camera charges, parking charges etc.
  • Any activity not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Nathula Permit not included (Permit charges INR 5000/- per vehicle)
  • Pelling Skywalk (INR 1000/- per vehicle) + Entry Fee INR 100 per person
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional cost due to flight cancellation/ roadblocks, Political unrest etc

Tour Cost

​Category Hotels in Gangtok (3N) Hotels in Lachung (1N) Hotels in Lachen 

(1N)

Hotels in Pelling (1N) Hotels in Darjeeling (2N) Meal Plan
2 Star Hotel De Villa / Rufina Cardamom Residency / Rufina Totola Residency / Gangtok Residency / Similar Tenzing Retreat / Similar Hotel Mandala / Park Palace / Similar  Rufina Swagat / Phamrong Retreat / Similar Denzon Retreat / Similar  ​MA​P​ 

(Room + Breakfast + Dinner)​

​​3 Star​ Golden Imperial Hotel & Spa / ​Jewel Of the East Residency / Muscatel Gangtok / Daksha Tarayana Grand / similar Klifton Crown/ Rufina Lachung Deezong / Similar Klifton Crown / Rufina Lachen Deezong / Similar Golden Sunrise & Spa / Sonamchen (veg) / Similar Golden Dolma / 

White Yak / Muscatel Himalayan Resort / ​New Mandala Resort / ​Mystic Rodhi Resort / Omega Residency / Similar

​MA​P​ 

(Room + Breakfast + Dinner)​

4 Star Udaan Woodberry / Hotel New Orchid / Royal Orchid & Spa / Shangrila Suites & Spa / Similar  Magellan The Golden Bridge / Etho Metho Resort / Similar Magellan’s The Grand Lachen / Similar Retreat Crassula Ovata / Magpie Chestnut Retreat / Aryan Regency / Similar  Sanderling Resort / Sumitels Suites & Spa / Udaan Dekiling Resort / RJ Resort / Similar ​MA​P​ 

(Room + Breakfast + Dinner)​

5 Star Elgin Nor-Khil / Denzong Regency / Tashiling Residency / Similar Summit Panghen Metok / Similar  Yarlam Resort / Similar The Elgin – Mount Pandim Chumbi Residency / Norbughang Retreat & Spa / Similar The Elgin – Darjeeling / Ramada /  Similar MA​P​ 

(Room + Breakfast + Dinner)​

PACKAGE PRICE: 

Package Cost Per Person 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax Extra Adult Child with Bed Child Without Bed
2 Star 38,800 27,200 23,500 19,900 11,600 9,200
3 Star 44,500 31,500 27,500 26,000 16,500 11,600
4 Star 51,000 38,000 34,000 28,000 18,000 14,000
5 Star 73,000 59,000 54,800 36,000 26,000 18,800

**Journey valid from ​1st April to 30 June 2022 

*** GST 5% Extra 

***Rate not applicable from 15th May to 15th June (Surge Period), please check the rate before quote during this period.

Terms and Conditions

Child Policy:

  • Children above 12+ years will be charged 100% as per Adult Rate. 
  • Children of 5+ to 11 years sharing a parent’s room will be charged as per CWB / CNB. 
  • Children below 5 years Complimentary

Important Note –Sikkim, Darjeeling and North-East

  • Please inform nationality and country of travellers If Non-Indian travellers are travel 
  • Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Lachung and Lachen are subject to Permissibility, if Permit application is not approved then alternative tours will be provided.
  • Please carry a valid voter ID card/ Passport along with 4 pieces of passport size photographs for all passengers. 
  • COVID 19 Negative report required to enter in Meghalaya ( For All state) , Arunachal Pradesh ( All state ), West Bengal ( All state ) and Sikkim ( All state )
  • Entry of all persons in Sikkim, including tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, shall be allowed entry from Melli & Rangpo check post, without RTPCR negative report, on production of valid vaccination documents. For rest others, the existing restrictions will continue.
  • Those who are partially vaccinated or who are below 18 years of age shall be permitted to enter on production of negative RTPCR report taken within 72 hours prior to date of entry.
  • If any emergency lockdown or new covid19 guidelines are announced by any State government for your travel destinations then the tour will be postponed, refund not possible.
  • For ILP please send all passenger details 20 days before the journey. 
  • ILP approval depends on Government officials OF Arunachal Pradesh
  • No Refund will be entertained in case of Disasters, like disturbed political situations, bad weather, Earthquake and any other natural calamities which are beyond control.
  • Cancellation and Refund Policy strictly depends on Suppliers, like Airlines, Railways, Hotels, Transporters, etc. 
  • Driver details will be sent 24 hours prior from the travel date.

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