SIKKIM- DARJEELING- KALIMPONG TOUR
About this tour
SIKKIM- DARJEELING- KALIMPONG TOUR (8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS)
A scenic jungle trail and spectacular climb with endless wonders of the mountains of India. This tour is special, it has all the patches of mighty mountains interlinked with the forests of Sikkim. I'd show you the mahogany air amidst the coniferous vegetation is the prime excitement of this tour. Forests and the millions of lives and creatures they home are magnificence in themselves. The endless pollens, flowers, and blossoms give you company as your heart wanders through the branches.
The small warm cups of tea every while making this trek more engaging and comforting. The huge diversity in cattle life and the sceneries don’t let you blink. The ‘blues’ that surround you with the ‘grays’ of rocks have the most contradictory personality here. These colors for the first time make you feel happy and overjoyed. This is the contrast of this trip.
Day 01: Bagdogra - Darjeeling
Arrive at Bagdogra airport/ New Jalpaiguri railway station. Drive to Darjeeling. At Darjeeling, transfer to your designated hotel. Overnight at the hotel. 2100 m/105 kms/3 hrs
Day 02: Darjeeling
Early morning, visit Tiger Hill for sunrise. On the way back, visit Yiga Choling (Ghoom)monastery, Batasia Loop (War Memorial). After breakfast, visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden, Tibetan Self Centre, and Tea Garden. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Darjeeling- Pelling
After breakfast, drive to Pelling. The drive takes you through lush tea gardens and small towns along the river Teesta and the Rangeet. Transfer to hotel/Resort. Later visit the Khechophalri Lake. Overnight at the hotel. 2085 m/115 kms/5 hrs.
Day 04: Pelling - Gangtok
Drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim via Rabangla. On the way, visit the Pemayangtse monastery and Rabdentse Palace ruins. Stop over at Rabangla for lunch. Visit the Tibetan Refugee Centre. Continue your drive to Gangtok through the small town of Singtam on the banks of the river Teesta. Transfer to hotel. O/N at hotel.1600 m/117 kms/4 hrs.
Day 05: Gangtok
City tour of Gangtok which includes the famous Rumtek monastery, seat of the 17th Karmapa who is the head of the Kygudpa sect, Institute of Tibetology, Dodrul Chorten, flower Show, Handicraft center and Enchey monastery. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 06: Tsomgo Lake 'OR' tour to Phodong and Labrang Monastery
After breakfast, full day excursion of Tsomgo Lake near the Indo-Tibet border. Return to Gangtok. O/N at hotel. 12,400m/34 km.
Full day tour of Phodong and Labrang Monastery in North Sikkim. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 07: Gangtok - Kalimpong
After breakfast, drive to Kalimpong. Transfer to hotel. Later visit Zangdok Phalri monastery, Tongsa monastery of Bhutanese origin built around 1692, making it the oldest monastery in the region. Also, visit the Kalimpong Art and Craft center. O/N at hotel.
Day 08: Kalimpong- Bagdogra airport/Phuentsoling/ New Jalpaiguri Railway Station
Drive to Bagdogra/ New Jalpaiguri/Phuentsoling for onward journey.
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Meeting or Pickup Location:
Bagdogra Airport / Phuentsoling / Bhadrapur Airport
Average Tour duration (minimum booking):
Transportation provided, if any:
What is included in the Tour, Activity or Experience:
Cost includes surface transport, sightseeing by exclusive AC SUVs, accommodation on twin sharing basis in deluxe category hotels, breakfast, sightseeing, service charge and taxes, permits.
What is NOT included in the Tour, Activity or Experience:
Cost does not include airfare, personal expenses, personal insurance coverage, telephone, entry fees, laundry, tips, hard or soft drinks, toy train fare. Anything not mentioned in the cost include.
Local Food Tours
Local Art Classes
Local Cooking Classes
Shows & Concerts
Local Language Lessons
Meet Celebrity Tours
Private Car Tours
Languages Spoken by Host:
Local cash needed, if any:
Local cash needed for shopping
Is the Tour or Experience Customizable:
Yes the tours are all customizable
Special rules or restrictions, if any:
Proper attire when entering monasteries. Smoking in public places not allowed.
Cancellation Policy (if different from TourPeer default Policy):
TERMS AND CONDITIONS Reservation: All services should be booked through our Gangtok Office. In order to handle your reservations efficiently, kindly advise full details of bookings. A deposit of 50% plus domestic airfare/train fare in full is required and the balance before the start of your tour. Cancellation: For any cancellations of confirmed arrangements, minimum 30 days notice is required. Hotels are liable to charge cancellation fee up to 100% depending on the notice given. Under such circumstances "Tsozum Tours, Treks & Expeditions" reserves the right to hold back part or total deposit to cover the costs. Confirmation: All reservation requests will be confirmed immediately by fax, e-mail, airmail. Guides: "Tsozum Tours, Treks & Expeditions" will provide well trained and experienced guides, fluent in English. For all transfers English speaking guides will be provided. Guides speaking other languages will be provided on request. Tour Leaders/Guides: "Tsozum Tours, Treks & Expeditions" will provide well trained and experienced guides, fluent in English. For all transfers English speaking guides will be provided. Guides speaking other languages will be provided on request. Hotels: The check-out time in hotels is 1200Hours. Late departures have to be pre-booked and an extra charge will be involved. Refund: No refund or reductions will be made to any Group FIT member who does not take in any meal, sightseeing or accommodation during the course of the tour. Insurance: The client / pax are advised to insure themselves in their respective countries against accident, health, loss of baggage etc. Responsibility: "Tsozum Tours, Treks & Expeditions", while undertaking tours, transportation, hotel accommodation and other services, act as an agent on the clear understanding that it shall not be, in any way, responsible or liable for any accident, personal injury, sickness, damage, losses, theft, robbery, loss of baggage, including negligence on the part of any person. Additional expenses on inconveniences caused in connection with the travel facilities arranged by the Company, its employs, or agent. All tours are conducted according to the program with utmost care. This agency has the right to cancel, change or alter the program due to any un-foreseen circumstances like natural disasters, land-slides, riots, traffic hold-ups or where places for visit are closed. All bookings are accepted subject to the above said conditions.