North Sikkim & Darjeeling Sojourn
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- Duration:10 Day(s)
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- Travel StylePremium
- Guiding Type: Partially Guided
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Airport / Railway StationFrom: To:
6:00 AM 9:00 PM
Airport / Railway StationFrom: To:
6:00 AM 9:00 PM
- Age Range 21 - 70 (Years Old)
- North Sikkim is as fascinating as East Sikkim when it comes to tourism. It is also suitable for a family holiday for the numerous sightseeing opportunities involved. You could visit Lachung, a scenic village by the side of River Lachung. Yumthang is famous for being a valley of rhododendron flowers & hot springs.
- North Sikkim also receives heavy snowfall during December. This is a good time to visit it to enjoy the snowfall. The temperature often falls below zero. The entire landscape is covered by snow. Everything is white!
- Just near Yumthang lies Zero Point, the last destination for civilians before China’s border. It’s also home to one of the highest lakes in the world, Gurudongmar Lake, at almost 17.800 feet. Khangchendzonga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in this district.
- It’s both a national park and a biosphere reserve. You get to see rare Himalayan wildlife species like Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Blue Sheep, Himalayan Black Bear, Tibetan Wild Ass & red panda.
Sikkim is one of the most famous tourist destinations in North East India. Its marvellous landscape is dotted with high altitude lakes, rolling green mountains, colourful rhododendron groves, azure rivers, milky waterfalls, beautiful monasteries and unparalleled views of Mt. Kanchenjunga/Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world. The state is divided into 4 districts: North, South, East and West. There are 4 district capitals: Gangtok (East Sikkim), Mangan (North Sikkim), Namchi (South Sikkim) & Gyalshing (West Sikkim). The main capital of the state is Gangtok. Each of these districts has something unique to offer to the tourists.
We receive you at Bagdogra Airport (Ixb)/Railway Station (Njp) & you will be met by our representative he will welcome you and board your vehicle to Gangtok. Check in to hotel overnight stay at Gangtok.
Tsomgo Lake-38 km from Gangtok and at an altitude of 12,400 ft, the ethereally beautiful Tsomgo Lake is a must on every visitor’s itinerary. A winding road through rugged mountain terrain and sharp cliffs takes you to Tsomgo, which means the source of the water in the Bhutia language. The lake derives its water from the melting snows of the mountains surrounding the lake. Of legendary beauty, the lake looks different at different seasons. In winter the placid lake remains frozen with the area around it covered in snow while in late spring the profusion of flowers in bloom adds a riot of colours around the lake. Baba Mandir-Located between Nathula and Jelepla pass at an altitude of 13,123 ft and about 52kms from Gangtok, Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple is popularly known as Baba Mandir. One usually covers this temple along with a visit to Tsongmo Lake and Nathula Pass. There is a touching story associated with this temple. Harbhajan Singh was a Sentry of Punjab Regiment and was posted here as part of the border patrol force. The border with China is nearby. In October 1968 he disappeared. It is said that while escorting mules carrying provisions, he fell into a stream and drowned. After a few days, he reappeared in the dreams of one of his sentry colleagues and asked him to make a memorial here in his name. (Additional Cost)Nathula -Nathu La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world, is a mountain pass in the Himalayan peaks that co-joins Sikkim and China. Situated on the Indo-Tibetan border 14450 ft. above sea level, Nathu La is one of the most important Himalayan passes in the country. Nathu means 'listening ears', and La means 'pass'. Nathu La is one of the three open trading border posts between India and China and is famous for its picturesque beauty and beautiful environment. The temperature here remains low for most parts. In case of Landslide or Due to any other reasons if Tsomgo Lake is closed then Alternate Sightseeing will be provided. Nathula is closed on Monday & Tuesday for tourists. Organizing the permit at the last moment is not possible & a clear window of 72 hrs with proper documents is required to process the permit. To process the permit we would require 02 passport size photograph & photo proof identity cards such as /Voter Id / Passport /Driving Licences/For Childs-Birth Certificate/(Aadhaar & Pan Card Not Accepted). There is no refund, In case the permit is confirmed by Sikkim tourism & due to whatsoever reason (Land slide, Heavy rainfall, VIP Movement, Health issue etc) one is not able to visit.
Early Morning breakfast & checkout from Hotel & Transfer to Lachung. Eroute Visit Singhik View Point, Seven Sister Water Fall, Naga Water Fall & arrive Lachung at Evening. Check into a Hotel Overnight Stay at Lachung.
Lachung -about 118kms from Gangtok in North Sikkim, is situated at an altitude of 8,858 ft. Also known as the 'Small Pass', Lachung is embraced by snow-capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards, also peaches and apricots. The market of this city is filled with handicrafts such as exquisitely woven rugs and blankets that make this town ideal for shopping sprees. The residents of Lachung who are mostly Bhutia call themselves Lachung pass. Yumthang Valley- About 25kms from Lachung, at an altitude of 11,800 ft, lies the Yumthang Valley. As the tree line ends, a vast stretch of valley exposes a dense area filled with Rhododendrons in different colours like purple, red, blue, pink, etc. The view is captivating and looks as if it’s taken out of a painting. Additional Cost Zero Point- With super freezing temperatures at an altitude of 15,300 ft, Zero Point is really like heaven where one can get the most magnificent views. Also called Yume Samdong, Zero Point is the place where three rivers meet, surrounded by snow-clad mountains and offering a panoramic vista to view. One can often see yaks grazing at grass to be found between the snow ridges. There is hardly any vegetation at Zero point other than some stretches of grassy land which become visible when the snow melts. After Sightseeing Return to Hotel at Lachung for Lunch. Transfer to Gangtok reaches Gangtok in the evening. Check into Hotel Night stay at Gangtok
Munch some breakfast and then check out from the hotel & drive to Namchi. Namchi is the district headquarter of the district of South Sikkim in the Indian state of Sikkim. The appellation Namchi means Sky (Nam) High (Chi) in Sikkimese. Namchi is situated at an altitude of 1,675 m (5500 feet) above sea level. It is situated at a distance of 78 kilometres (48 mi) from the state capital Gangtok. . As per your Itinerary, you will be visiting>>> *Char Dham *Temi Tea Garden etc. After Sightseeing Check in to Hotel Overnight stay at Pelling.
After breakfast at Hotel–Drive for a full day sightseeing. Places of visit are >>> *Rimbi Water Falls *Rimbi Rock Garden *Kechopalri Lake -It is one of the holy Buddhist Lake and it is believed that any wish in front of the lake comes true. *Skywalk *Kechopalri Monastery *Kanchenjunga Water Falls *Pemayangtse Monastery *Rabdantse Ruins-The scenic view from the top of the ruin to the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished. After Sightseeing back to the hotel overnight stay at Pelling. Note:-Pelling sightseeing including Pelling Singshore Suspension Bridge would come under additional cost for 2000/- only
Day 07- Pelling to Darjeeling Transfer Munch some breakfast and then checkout from the hotel & Drive to Darjeeling. Check into a Hotel & Overnight at Darjeeling.
After breakfast at Hotel–Drive for an Excursion to Mirik. Mirik is a small town and a Notified Area of Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the Mirik subdivision. The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha words Mir-Yok meaning "place burnt by fire". It is known for its secluded charm, beautiful tea gardens, Samendu Lake, orange orchards, cardamom plantation and its pleasant climate. The drive is scenic and so is the place both attracts Tourist in hordes – Halt at Seemana for view for viewing of Mount Kanchendzonga –Activity like Boating in the lake is also in the card for Guest. After Sightseeing back into Hotel Overnight stay at Darjeeling
Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to>>> Tiger Hill - To watch the Spectacular Sunrise over Mt.Khangchendzongha (28,208 Ft. Worlds 3rd Highest Peak), After visit these points you will be back in the hotel, and relax for few times and you will get wonderful breakfast & ready for the following sightseeing>>> *Ghoom Monastery *Batasia Loop *Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park *Himalayan Mountaineering Institute *Natural History Museum *Tenzing Rock *Tibetan Refugee Self–Help Centre *Ropeway *Japanese Temple After Sightseeing Back into Hotel Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Munch some breakfast and then checkout from hotel & departure to Bagdogra Airport (Ixb) /Railway Station (Njp) forwarding journey.
|Gangtok||3||Hotel||Ayurlaya Singalila Mingyur/Similar||3 Star||Private|
|Lachung||1||Hotel||Delight Royal Lachung/Similar||3 Star||Private|
|Peling||2||Hotel||Phamrong Retreat/Similar||3 Star||Private|
|Darjeeling||3||Hotel||Delight Norling Retreat/Similar||3 Star||Private|
- Airport Transfer
Both Airport Pick-up and dropping are included in the package.
Only Breakfast is included
- Private Vehicle
All transfers are included on point to point basis.
Accommodation In The Hotels Listed Or Similar.
Transfers & sightseeing- Vehicle is as per the itinerary and not at disposal(Point to Point).
Meals as Per The Itinerary. (All meals include menus decided by the Hotel/Homestay management. Anything extra is chargeable)
Safaris & Cruise if mentioned in the package.
Sightseeing As specified In The Itinerary. Special attention would be given to the client's preference before package finalization.
All Currently Applicable Taxes I.E. Hotel Tax And Transportation Tax.
- Extra Services
Any Transport To Bagdogra/Siliguri & From Bagdogra/Siliguri. Your Tour Price Starts Ex - Bagdogra/Siliguri.
Parking is not included.
Air, Train Or Bus Fare From / To Your Originating City Of Stay, Unless Specified. Any Meals / En Route Meals Unless Specified.
Any Additional Sightseeing Tours Other Than The Mentioned In Inclusions.
Items Of Personal Nature Viz, Tips, Porterage, Room Service, Laundry, Mineral Water, Alcoholic Or Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Calls, Additional Sightseeing Tours And Excursions Not Included In The Itinerary, Still Or Video Camera Fees Etc.
Any Increase In Fuel Cost, Government Taxes, Entrance Fees, Intra And Interstate Taxes Etc, The Tour Price Will Be Amended In Accordance.
Entrance Fees And Guide Charges Wherever Applicable.
Any items/services not specifically mentioned under our Price includes'column.
Any Rides, Safaris, Boating Charges, Additional Sightseeing Tours Other Than Mentioned
All Govt SOPs are followed as per protocol.
Tour Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to 29 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount
If we cancel tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s, we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: 30 days before arrival: 10% of the Tour/service cost, 15 days before arrival: 25% of the Tour/service cost, 07 days before arrival: 50% of the Tour/service cost, 48 hours before arrival OR No Show: No Refund. Note: Written cancellation will accept on all working days, except Sunday, Any cancellation sent on Sunday's will be considered on the next working day (Monday). For the X-mas and new year period from 20 Dec to 05 Jan the payment is non-refundable.In case you cancel the trip after commencement, the refund would be restricted to a limited amount only, which would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund. Wildlife Safaris cancellation: All the wildlife safaris booked into any of the Indian Wildlife National Park/Sanctuaries are non-refundable. Even a date change request will be considered as a cancellation and no payment will be refunded/ adjusted against it. Our Liabilities & Limitations: Please note that after the finalization of the Tour/ service Cost, if there are any Hike in entrance fees of monuments/museums, Taxes, fuel cost or guide charges – by Govt of India, the same would be charged as extra. Nestravels.com act only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them. All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants' safety, comfort & general well being. Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes, the rates quoted before the modification can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on the hotels' usual check-in and check-out time unless indicated in the itinerary. We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accidents, breakdown of machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents. We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control. We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client's risk. Please Note: We will not be responsible for any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc. Note:- In case due to Covid-19 the trip gets cancelled or postponed then your paid amount will be valid for 1 Year from the booking date.
Tour Date Change Policy
Tour Date can be changed 15 day(s) prior departure
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