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HIMALAYAS & SIKKIM 8 Days

HIMALAYAS & SIKKIM 8 Days

General Information

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NORTH EAST INDIA

DARJEELING Darjeeling is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. A popular tourist destination, it is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710 ft (2,050 m). It is noted for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. The development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the colonial British administration set up a sanatorium and a military depot. Subsequently, extensive tea plantation was done in the region, and tea growers developed hybrids of black tea and created new fermenting techniques. The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognised and ranks among the most popular of the black teas.The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains and has one of the few steam locomotives still in service in India. Darjeeling has several British-style public schools, which attract students from India and neighbouring countries. The varied culture of the town reflects its diverse demographic milieu consisting of Nepalese, Tibetan, Bengali and other ethno-linguistic groups. Darjeeling, with its neighbouring town of Kalimpong, was a centre of the Gorkhaland movement in the 1980s. The town’s fragile ecology has been threatened by a rising demand for environmental resources, stemming from growing tourist traffic and poorly planned urbanisation. Wether:

Climate data for Darjeeling

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Average high °C (°F)

9.4 (48.9)

10.4 (50.7)

14.4 (57.9)

17.4 (63.3)

18.5 (65.3)

19.3 (66.7)

19.4 (66.9)

19.6 (67.3)

19.2 (66.6)

18 (64)

14.7 (58.5)

11.5 (52.7)

15.98 (60.77)

Average low °C (°F)

1.8 (35.2)

2.9 (37.2)

6.3 (43.3)

9.4 (48.9)

11.5 (52.7)

13.6 (56.5)

14.3 (57.7)

14.2 (57.6)

13.3 (55.9)

10.3 (50.5)

6.3 (43.3)

3.3 (37.9)

8.93 (48.08)

Precipitation mm (inches)

19.7 (0.776)

24.1 (0.949)

47.7 (1.878)

115.8 (4.559)

197.2 (7.764)

570 (22.44)

781 (30.75)

635.3 (25.012)

437.3 (17.217)

122.5 (4.823)

23.5 (0.925)

7 (0.28)

3,037 (119.57)

PELLING

Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m (7,200 feet). The town is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing. A regular bus service connects the two towns. However with the influx of tourists, the region is undergoing a metamorphosis, with the roads being repaired and hotels being set up. The mighty Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other peripatetic adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim. The land around Pelling is still a virgin territory and is bathed with alpine vegetation, with numerous waterfalls lining the hillside. In the months of winter, Pelling is sometimes covered with a blanket of snow. Pelling is 115 km from the state capital Gangtok and about 135 km from Siliguri, the nearest railhead and airport. Regular jeeps connect Pelling to the towns of Jorethang, Kalimpong and Namchi. The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport. Most of the people of Pelling are Buddhists and speak the Sikkimese language. Other languages spoken are Nepali, Hindi, and English. Pelling is famous for the majestic view of the magnificent Mount Kanchenjangha. It also affords a panoramic view of other snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Major Tourist Attractions Places to visit in and around Pelling include the local monastery, the rock garden and waterfall at nearby Rimbi, the imposing double-pronged Kanchenjungha Falls, the archaic quaint Singshore Bridge, the Chhange Waterfalls, the Khecheopalri/Khechuperi Lake holy to Buddhists and ancient Pemyangtse/Pemyangshi Monastery. Other proximate locations to Pelling are Yuksom, Rinchenpong, Dzongri and Hee Burmiok.

KALIMPONG

Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m (7,200 feet). The town is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing. A regular bus service connects the two towns. However with the influx of tourists, the region is undergoing a metamorphosis, with the roads being repaired and hotels being set up. The mighty Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other peripatetic adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim. The land around Pelling is still a virgin territory and is bathed with alpine vegetation, with numerous waterfalls lining the hillside. In the months of winter, Pelling is sometimes covered with a blanket of snow. Pelling is 115 km from the state capital Gangtok and about 135 km from Siliguri, the nearest railhead and airport. Regular jeeps connect Pelling to the towns of Jorethang, Kalimpong and Namchi. The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport. Most of the people of Pelling are Buddhists and speak the Sikkimese language. Other languages spoken are Nepali, Hindi, and English. Pelling is famous for the majestic view of the magnificent Mount Kanchenjangha. It also affords a panoramic view of other snow-capped Himalayan peaks.   Major Tourist Attractions Places to visit in and around Pelling include the local monastery, the rock garden and waterfall at nearby Rimbi, the imposing double-pronged Kanchenjungha Falls, the archaic quaint Singshore Bridge, the Chhange Waterfalls, the Khecheopalri/Khechuperi Lake holy to Buddhists and ancient Pemyangtse/Pemyangshi Monastery. Other proximate locations to Pelling are Yuksom, Rinchenpong, Dzongri and Hee Burmiok.

GANGTOK

Gangtok is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an altitude of 5,800 feet (1,800 m). The town’s population of 98,658 belongs to different ethnicities such as Indian-Nepalis, Lepchas and Bhutia, is administered by the “Gangtok Municipal Corporation”. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim’s tourism industry. Gangtok rose to prominence as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site after the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840. In 1894, the ruling Sikkimese Chogyal, Thutob Namgyal, transferred the capital to Gangtok. In the early 20th century, Gangtok became a major stopover on the trade route between Lhasa in Tibet and cities such as Kolkata (then Calcutta) in British India. After India won its independence from Britain in 1947, Sikkim chose to remain an independent monarchy, with Gangtok as its capital. In 1975, after the integration with the union of India, Gangtok was made India’s twenty-second state capital. The precise meaning of the name Gangtok is unclear, though the most popular meaning is “hill top”. Today, Gangtok is a centre of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning, with the presence of several monasteries, religious educational institutions, and centres for Tibetology.

Itinerary

2N Darjeeling, 2N Pelling, 2N Gangtok, 1N Kalimpong

Day 01

Bagdogra/NJP – Darjeeling (Approx 3 hours drive ; 93 kms) Arrive at the airport/railway station on arrival and drive to Darjeeling. Check- in to the hotel. Overnight in Darjeeling.(D)

Day 02

Darjeeling – City Sightseeing Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden.After breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Lebong, Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Happy Valley Tea Estate(from outside).Overnight in Darjeling.(B,D)

Day 03

Darjeeling – Pelling (Approx 3 hours drive ; 75 kms) Today morning proceed to Pelling. Located at a distance of 120 kms from Gangtok Pelling is another serene, mountain village which lies in the western districts of Sikkim. This village is situated at an altitude of 2000 mts(approx) and commands a spectacular view of Mt.Kanchenjunga. Overnight in Pelling.(B,D)

Day 04

Pelling – City Tour Proceed for city tour visiting Pemayangste Monastery, Rabtense Ruins, Khechipalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Fall and Rambi Falls. Overnight in Pelling.(B,D) Note:Local sightseeing in Pelling will be done using Non AC Jeeps/Tata Sumos as per the regulation of the local transport associations.

Day 05

Pelling – Gangtok (Approx 5 hours drive ; 127 kms) Today morning drive to Gangtok. Later proceed for city tour visiting Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology(closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry(closed on Sundays) and Flower Show Complex. Overnight in Gangtok.(B,D) Note: Local sightseeing in Gangtok will be done using Non AC Maruti Vans for all categories of hotels as per the regulation of the local transport association

Day 06

Gangtok – Changu Lake – Gangtok Full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake’s waters. Overnight in Gangtok.(B,D)

Day 07

Gangtok – Kalimpong (Approx 3 hours drive ; 83 kms) Proceed to Kalimpong. Afternoon sightseeing in Kalimpong city tour visiting Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and flower nurseries. Overnight in Kalimpong.(B,D)

Day 08

Kalimpong – Bagdogra/NJP (Approx 3 hours drive ; 80 kms) Today morning drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination.(B)

Price / Inclusion

Hotel   Hotel List
CITY NAME HOTEL NAME STANDARD HOTEL NAME FIRST HOTEL NAME SUPERIOR DARJEELING CEDAR INN / HOTEL VICEROY OR SIMILAR NEW ELGIN OR SIMILAR MAYFAIR RESORT OR SIMILAR PELLING NORBU GHANG RESORT OR SIMILAR MT.PANDIM OR SIMILAR MT.PANDIM OR SIMILAR GANGTOK THE ROYAL PLAZA / NORLING RESORT & SPA/ORANGE VILLAGE RESORT OR SIMILAR NORKHILL OR SIMILAR MAYFAIR RESORT & SPA OR SIMILAR KALIMPONG HIMALAYAN OR SIMILAR SILVER OAKS OR SIMILAR SILVER OAKS OR SIMILAR
Inclusion   Inclusions

  • Accommodation in above mentioned or similar hotels
  • Meals : Breakfast and Dinners as mentioned in the itinerary above
  • Transfers and Sightseeing as per the itinerary by Non AC vehicle except for Premium package where transfers and sightseeing is by AC vehicle (AC will be switched off during travel in Hilly Region)
  • Assistance by representatives during airport / station transfers.

Exclusion   Exclusions

  • Any Air/Rail fares.
  • Any meals other than specified above
  • Any sightseeing other than specified above.
  • Entrance fees for any sightseeing and Guide charges
  • Any items of personal nature like tips,laundry,telephone calls etc.
  • Any Peak Season Surcharges. GST 3.09% on total land cost

Note
Note
  • Vehicle is not at disposal. Driver is not a Guide.
  • Additional charges to be paid for extra sightseeing.
  • Itinerary is subject to change.
  • If the above hotels are not available similar category hotels are used.
  • The hotel rooms are subject to availability
  • The above given prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The quotation is based on Standard room, however if unavailable then the upgrading cost to be borne by the guest
  • Operation of AC in the vehicles is subject to local transport regulations.
  • Hotel check in is 1400hrs. and checkout would be 1000hrs.
  • Early check-in and late check-out subject to availability.

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Itinerary : Himalayas & Sikkim    8 Days 

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