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North East 11 N - 12D

Destination : Gangtok - Lachen - Lachung - Pelling - Kalimpong - Darjeeling

DAY 01 ARRIVAL NJP RAILWAY STATION / (IXB) BAGDOGRA AIRPORT - GANGTOK

On arrival at NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (500Ft / 150Mts) will be met by our office Executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5500 Ft /1677 Mts, 130 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs). Check in and over night at Hotel. 

DAY 02 GANGTOK

After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way from Gangtok) & Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) (no entry for foreigner national, they are allowed to visit till Tshangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above is number to visit Tshangu Lake). Situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way, with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Back to Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel. (Incase of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided)

Optional Nathula(14140 Ft / 4310 Mts / 20 Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) is an Indo China border, controlled by the Indian Army & is situated approx 20 Kms ahead of Tshangu Lake at an height of 14140 Ft / 4310. The journey to Nathula & Baba Mandir is same up to 16 Kms. At this point the right arm of the “V” which is 4 Kms takes one to Baba Mandir & left arm of the “V” which is 4 Kms takes one to Nathula.

One can opt for Nathula Excursion by paying a supplement cost which varies from month to month. Nathula permit gets confirmed 24 hrs prior to the journey date & it is subjected to permit availability as it is allotted as per lottery. Nathula is closed on Monday & Tuesday for tourist. Organising 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 04 Passport Size Photograph & photo proof identity card such as Voter Id / Passport / Driving License. Pan card & Adhar card is not accepted as identity proof by authorities. There is no refund, incase the permit is confirmed by Sikkim tourism & due to whatsoever reason (Land slide, Heavy rain fall, VIP Movement, Health issue etc) one is not able to visit.

DAY 03 GANGTOK - LACHEN

Pick from Gangtok Hotel and transfer to Lachen (9500 Ft / 2896 Mts / 130 Kms / 06 to 07 Hrs). On the way visit Tashi view point, Seven sister’s water fall (Subjected the vehicle take the normal route). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 LACHEN - LACHUNG

Today excursion to Chopta valley & Gorudongmar (17800 Ft / 5427 Mts) then transfer to Lachung (8000 Ft / 2439 Mts , 60 kms/ 03 to 04 Hrs).  Overnight at Hotel.

Gurudongmar (17800 Ft / 5427 Mts / 70 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs from Lachen).  (no entry for foreigner national. They also have to be 02 & above is number to visit North Sikkim Lachen & Lachung. Foreigner national are allowed to visit till Thangu, with valid permit). This is one journey one cannot forget.  The day starts early at 5 am.  It is almost dark at this point of time. As your journey  go upward , the morning sun rays creates spectacular view of the  snow peaks, which looks like mountains made of Gold. From Lachen first one travels to Thangu (13000 Ft / 3963 Mts / 30 Kms / 02 to 2.5 Hrs from Lachen), which is a steep ascent. The only halt is at Thangu, for stretching & acclimatization. Here you have family kitchen which can serve you tea, bread butter and maggi on Direct payment. You get to sit around the earthen furnace and experience the mountain life style. A further drive reaches to the virgin and uninhabited land of Chopta Valley (13500 Ft / 4116 Mts / 4 Kms / 30 to 45 min from Thangu). Many tourists, who are not comfortable with the altitude, limit their tour till Chopta valley, which is with close proximity to Tibet. The valley is rich with Alpine vegetation. From here till Gurudongmar, is mostly flat land with mountains and army bunkers on all sides.  This is a high altitude desert, with hardly any vegetation and is stony and dusty. Your vehicle makes its own way ahead and this is the reason one can get lost very easily. As it is a plateau, it is very cold & windy throughout the year.

The advice is that one should not exert much as gasping breath is difficult at this altitude. In winters, Gurudongmar Lake is frozen except one corner which is considered to be very sacred. Army Jawans apart from guarding the border are always ready to help those who are in need.

To process the permit we would require 04 Passport Size Photograph & photo proof identity card such as Voter Id / Passport / Driving License. Pan card & Adhar card is not accepted as identity proof by authorities. There is no refund, incase the permit is confirmed by Sikkim tourism & due to whatsoever reason (Land slide, Heavy rain fall, VIP Movement, Health issue etc) one is not able to visit.

DAY 05 LACHUNG - YUMTHANG - LACHUNG

Early morning proceed on a half day excursion to Yumthang Valley (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms / 1 ½ hours one way). Visit to Yumthang Valley is a day excursion from Lachung, which is an attraction for tourist visiting this region. The colorful Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary bloom between April to June. The soaring snow-capped peaks, and herds of wandering yaks makes this a Himalayan paradise The valley is also known for its Hot spring. Although the water is quite dirty, many locals from the area visit to get themselves soaked & cured as believed.Overnight at Hotel.

Optional Yumesamdong known as (Zero point)(15300 Ft / 4665 Mts / 24 Kms / 1.5 to 2 Hrs from Yumthang one way) (no entry for foreigner national. They also have to be 02 & above is number to visit North Sikkim Lachen & Lachung. Foreigner nationals are allowed to visit till Yumthang, with valid permit). Yumesamdong excursion can be availed by paying a supplement cost of INR 3000.00 per vehicle. Yumesamdong located beyond Yumthang. The journey from Yumthang trudges up through the rugged mountain road. The aroma of sweet fragrance of Ezilia permeates the air. Ezilia is a plant used by the inhabitant to manufacture incense sticks.

To process the permit we would require 04 Passport Size Photograph & photo proof identity card such as Voter Id / Passport / Driving License. Pan card & Adhar card is not accepted as identity proof by authorities. There is no refund, incase the permit is confirmed by Sikkim tourism & due to whatsoever reason (Land slide, Heavy rain fall, VIP Movement, Health issue etc) one is not able to visit.

DAY 06 LACHUNG - GANGTOK

Transfer to Gangtok. On the way, see Bhim Nala water fall. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 07 GANGTOK – PELLING

Morning Go for a half day (04 hrs) sightseeing covering Jhakri Water Falls along with Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday) and Flower Show. Afternoon transfer to Pelling (6100 Ft / 1860 Mts, 116 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 08 PELLING

After breakfast we drive to Yuksom (5840 Ft / 1780 Mts, 35 Kms / 02 Hrs) on way panoramic sightseeing of  Darap Village, Rimbi Water fall & Hydro Project, Khecheopalri Lake (6000 Ft / 1829 Mts), it is one of the sacred Buddhist mountain lake and it is believed that whatever is wished in front of the lake comes true. Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird & Kanchanjunga Water fall. A further drive takes you to Yuksom (the meeting place of three monks) - the first capital of Sikkim. This was the place where the first Chogyal (a ruling dynasty in Sikkim) was crowned. Evening Back to Pelling and Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 09 PELLING - KALIMPONG

Transfer for Kalimpong (3937 Ft / 1200 Mts, 115 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 10 KALIMPONG - DARJEELING

Today after Breakfast visit Dello hills, Dr. Graham’s Home, Flower Nurseries, Jang – Dong - Palriffo Brang and Durbin Dara Hills. Transfer to Darjeeling (7380 Ft / 2250 Mts, 70 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 11 DARJEELING

Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8364 Ft / 2550 Mts at around 4 AM) to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast go for a half-day sight seeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling Ropeway Ride (Ticket cost not included & will be approx INR 180.00 per person) Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & panoramic view of Tea Estate. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 12 DARJEELING - NJP RAILWAY / IXB AIRPORT

After breakfast proceed to NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport (100 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs) for your onward connection.

As Per Requirment

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INCLUSION

Meet & Greet upon arrival at Airport / NJP Station

Daily Breakfast & Dinner 

Hotel Accommodation as per the name mentioned in the Category for duration as mentioned in the itinerary.

All applicable Transfers & Sightseeing by NON AC vehicle which will not be at disposal and will be exclusively used for the guest as per the itinerary only (on point to point basis). This vehicle will also change sector wise.

EXCLUSION

Cost for supplementary service, optional Tours, Up-gradation Charges, Guide, Sightseeing entrance fees.

Cost for Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums, Rafting Charges.

Cost for service provided on a personal request.

Cost for personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.

Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” head.

Difference in cost arising due to change in Taxes by the Government which will have to be collected directly ON ARRIVAL.

Difference in cost arising due to change in Fuel price (Calculation based on Petrol INR 78 per liter & Diesel INR 58 per liter)

Difference in cost arising due to extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

Difference in cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like - landslides, road blockage

TERMS & CONDITIONS :

1) 50 % advance payment to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation and rest amount 15 days prior check in.

2) We shall release the booking without prior intimation if payment not received.

CANCELLATION POLICY :

1) Minimum of Rs. 1000.00 per person shall be charged for cancellation or rescheduling (Excluding air fare and train tickets).

2) 25 % if cancelled, 30 days or less than the scheduled arrival.

3) 50 % if cancelled, 20-15 days prior to scheduled arrival.

4) 100 % if cancelled, 15 days or less prior to the schedule arrival.

5) All cancellations have to be mailed to us for proper refunds.