Sikkim & Darjeeling are the panoramic sites with surprises of all kind. Wonderful kaleidoscope of Himalayan culture, scenery, mountain ranges interspersed with passes and an unbelievable array of flora and fauna these mystical lands cherish the enthusiasm of every traveler! The cultural folk dances that bring smiles and a spirit of celebration of life! Witness the spectacular dawn on the world’s third-highest mountain, Khangchendzonga with Sikkim holiday packages. The various aspects of Sikkim and Darjeeling like Buddhist monasteries, trekking trails, glaciers and glacier lakes, the snow-clad peaks and the colonial-era architecture, make them hard-to-miss destinations!
Explore beautiful tea gardens with our Darjeeling tour packages. Sikkim’s Gangtok city, Tsomgo Lake, Ranka monastery and Lachung are the must sees’ which can be explored with our Sikkim tour packages. Darjeeling is a destination which inspires the poets to write and the writers to frame their story, just with the rejuvenating breeze that soothes the soul! Live this experience of paradise with our Darjeeling tour packages. Be a part of an unforgettable travel story with us and relish our legacy to travel, explore and celebrate life.
Explore the unexplored, witness the magic of nature and start believing in fairy tale! With this amazing and wonderful 5 days and 4 nights Darjeeling Sikkim tour, witness the eternal beauty of India’s unexplored North-Eastern corners!
<p>Meet & Greet on arrival at New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport & transfer to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.</p>
<p>After breakfast start for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Overnight stay at Gangtok.</p><p></p><p>(In case of Land slide or any other reason Tsomgo Lake is closed we will provide alternate sightseeing.)</p>
<p>After breakfast drive to Darjeeling (6,950 ft.). On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.</p>
<p>Early morning (4:00 AM) visit Tiger Hill (Subject to availability of Permit / Token) back to hotel. After breakfast start at 8.30 AM visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Ropeway, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Japanese Temple, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia loop. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.</p>
<p>After breakfast Check-out from hotel and take the departure transfers to New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey.</p>
- 02 nights’ accommodation in a 3* Hotel in Gangtok.
- 02 nights’ accommodation in a 3* Hotel Darjeeling.
- Daily breakfast at Hotel (Except on day 1).
- Daily Dinner at Hotel (Except on day 5).
- Meet & Greet assistance at the airport.
- Pick-up & Drop from Bagdogra Airport / NJP Train Station.
- Exclusive Non-a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please note that vehicle will not be at disposal it will be available as per itinerary only (point to point basis).
- All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
- Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.
Package Does Not Include:
- Airfare & airport taxes. (Internal Airfare wherever applicable).
- Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), Ropeway, porterage.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
- Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- Room Heater Charges.
- Anything which is not included in the inclusion.
- 5% GST on total package price.
Winter (October to February) is the best season to visit Darjeeling to experience the winter chill while Summer (March to June) is the best season to plan a trip to this quaint hill town if you want to escape the heat of the plains.
You better be cash-rich if you are travelling within Darjeeling and the surrounding Kalimpong, Ghum or Mirik. The few ATMs around are either cash-starved or very simply out of order. Some that are in mint condition have long queues outside of them. So, it is better to rely on your cash reserves for your travels within Darjeeling and in its vicinity. Some places have now begun to accept e-wallets, but not so much cards, whether it is credit or debit cards. And in local markets too and at restaurants you are expected to make your payment in cash.
While Bengali is the official and easily the most widely-spoken language of the hill station, Nepali has emerged as a close second among the prevailing languages. The refugee population largely speaks Tibetan outside of other local languages of the tribal population of Darjeeling. But since it also thrives on tourism and has catered to tourists for a significant period of time, and also owing to its colonial heritage, English is spoken and understood by the local population. Particularly at its tourists centres, restaurants and hotels, English is easily followed.
Head to the Upper Club-side taxi stand which is right below the Planter’s Club on Gandhi Road. There are kiosks here operated by the local taxi association which offer private taxis at regulated rates. The other point is the Lower Club-side taxi stand on Laden-La Road adjacent to the Gandhi Road traffic control junction, and the Motor Stand on Lebong Cart Road close to Chowk Bazaar. The shared taxis can be flagged down from any point on the road and they will stop for you only if they have any vacant seats on-board. Shared taxis are available between 07:00 am and 03:00 pm. Any big luggage you might be carrying will be tied to the roof of the vehicle.
Tibetan masks paintings of Bhutia facial expressions on cloth pieces, local jewelry items, curios traditional boots, Khukuri shawls & pashminas, Jumpers, Scarves, Caps
and leather items.
In addition to Indian Visa one need to apply for Sikkim Inner Line Permit (ILP) in order to visit Sikkim. This 15 or 30 days permit can be obtained free of charge from the Indian Consulate in your country while applying for your Indian Visa, however some for the European countries do charge some fees for the Sikkim ILP. You can also acquire ILPs at Rangpo and Melli check post at the time of your entry to Sikkim for free of cost. One can also obtain the Sikkim Inner Line Permits from the Sikkim Tourism Office at following places in India – KOLKATTA, MUMBAI & DELHI.
FOR INDIAN NATIONALS:
No inner line permits or such formalities are needed to enter Sikkim but one should always carry with him, any Indian identification documents, like either Voter ID card, Pan Card, Passport etc. This identification documents are most for the one planning to do tours or trekking in any part of Sikkim Himalayas.
It depends on the time of year you’re visiting Sikkim. In winters, it will be very cold at high altitudes and wearing thermal is highly recommended if you’re not used to cold climatic conditions. Whereas in summers, the temperature in Gangtok would be normal i.e. manageable without jackets and in North Sikkim you can manage with one layer of warm clothes.
Bikers need special permit to ply in protected areas; the permit is issued by the Home Deptt. & ADGP Check Post. Private vehicles are not allowed in protected areas.
One should buy canvas and wall hanging, thangkas, semi-precious stone jewelry, alpine cheese, Sikkim tea, and hand-woven jackets from Gangtok.
Best places to visit in Gangtok includes Tsomgo Lake, Nathu La Pass, Hanuman Tok, Banjhakri Falls, Rumtek Monastery, Kabi Town, and Himalayan Zoological Park.
➢ Airlines/Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless if specified at the time of booking.
➢ There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour.
➢ Security deposit is required either in cash or credit card by hotels which is refundable provided no room incidentals are incurred. This security deposit is not included in this quote and must be paid by the guests/corporate directly to the hotel when checking in.
➢ Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle . If the coach / vehicle is accidentally or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.
➢ The above price is valid for travel till 31st Oct 2020.
➢ Kindly be on time as the coach will not wait for more than the confirmed pick up time and there will be no refund provided for missed transfers
➢ Night supplement will be added in early morning or late night arrival transfers
➢ Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
➢ Kindly note that the drivers are not guides.
➢ Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability
➢ Domestic hotel check in is 1500 hrs and checkout would be 1000 hrs
➢ Early check in and late check-out subject to availability. Itineraries are subject to change
➢ All arrangements made by us are in the capacity of a ground handling agent only. We will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.