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North East Tour Special

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  • Duration

    10N - 11 Days

Tour Overview

 

Kalimpong is an east Indian hill town in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal. Perched on a ridge above the Teesta River, it is home to colonial-era buildings like MacFarlane Memorial Church, named after a Scottish missionary. South, the hilltop Durpin Monastery or Zang Dhok Palri Phodang, contains sacred Buddhist scriptures. Deolo Park has landscaped gardens and offers views of the town and surrounding hills.

2N Darjeeling, 3N Gangtok, 2N Pelling, 2N Lachung and 1N Kalimpong

Day 1 Bagdogra>>Kalimpong
Pick- up from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to be taken to Kalimpong (4000 Ft) a drive of 80 kms also called the garden of flowers. This town has almost everything- scenic beauty, flowers, greenery, waters, mists, clouds etc.  Check-in at Hotel, Overnight stay.

Day 2 Kalimpong>>Gangtok
After breakfast, go for a half day sightseeing of Durpin Hill (which has the famous Zong Dog Palri Fo- Brang Monastery which belongs to the same Buddhist sect as the present Dalai Lama),  Pine View Point, Kalim Temple, Dr Graham's Homes complex with its historic church & well maintained grounds founded in 1900 by Rev. Dr. J A Graham, a Scottish missionary, Delo Hill (5556 ft) appears to be the roof- of- the- world, is the highest point in Kalimpong. Delo also has the town’s picturesque water reservoir. Then on to Mangal Dham Temple constructed in memory of the late Guru Shree (108) Mangal Dasji and dedicated to Lord Krishna, Back to the hotel by lunch. Depart for a 2hr 30mins journey to Gangtok (5500 Ft), Sikkim - the Land of the Pristine and unspoilt natural beauty with alpine landscapes and thick luxuriant forests, rivers in torrent and peaceful lakes. Check-in at Hotel.  Rest of the day at Leisure, explore the city. Overnight stay. 

Day 3 Gangtok>>Tsomgo Lake>>Gangtok
After breakfast proceed to Tsomgo Lake (12,210 Ft), a 40 km drive which takes 2.5 hrs. This lake is located very close to Nathula Pass which is the entry point to China termed as the “Silk Route & remains frozen for most parts of the year. Legend has it that the Lamas use to forecast the future by studying the color of the lakes waters. Enjoy the surroundings, majestic snowy peaks which feed the lake and the clean fresh air. Back to Gangtok by 3pm for a late lunch. Evening free for leisure or go shopping for Sikkimese traditional handicrafts. Overnight stay.

Day 4 Gangtok>>Lachung
Depart early morning for Lachung (8610 Ft), a distance of 126 kms. On the way stop enroute and enjoy the wonderful locations like Kabi Lungstok (25km from Gangtok where a blood brotherhood was signed between the Lepcha chief, Thekong Tek & the Bhutia chief, Khye Bumsa. The spot where the ceremony took place is marked by a memorial stone pillar amidst the cover of dense forests); Naga Waterfalls; the confluence of Lachen Chu & Lachung Chu at Chungthang- the starting point of the river Teesta. Chungthang is predominantly a Lepcha region, the nodal junction for the two passes- Lachen & Lachung. Stop at the Twin Waterfalls & Bhim Nala Waterfalls before reaching Lachung.
Lachung is an exquisite valley town, resplendent in its crown of snowcapped mountains, breathtaking waterfalls & sparkling streams. It has been described as “the most picturesque village of Sikkim” by Joseph Dalton in his ‘Himalayan Journal’ (1855). check-in and get refreshed. The rest of the afternoon is spent Nature Exploring & Local Sightseeing around Lachung village with a visit to the Lachung Monastery. Relax, sleep off & rest your tired body. Overnight stay.

Day 5 Lachung
After Breakfast proceed to Yumthang (11800 Ft) a 23 kms drive taking 1.5hrs. This is where the Tree Line ends & the rhododendron groves cover the landscape in a surreal shade. Also called the Valley of Flowers as in spring wild alpine flowers carpet the land. In winter there is snow all around and the snow clad mountains add to the ethereal beauty. This place is also known for its Hot Springs which have healing medicinal properties. Picnic in this beautiful valley, trek to reach the high points all around, take a bath in the Hot Springs. Back to Lachung by evening.  Night Halt at Lachung.

Day 6 Lachung>>Gangtok
After the Breakfast, depart for Gangtok by 10am. Arrive by lunch & Checkin at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure & overnight stay.

Day 7 Gangtok>>Pelling
(0900hrs-1400hrs) After breakfast, visit Cottage Industries, Flower Show & Rumtek Monastery, 24 kms from Gangtok was built in 1960 by His Holiness the Late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa & this is a replica of the original Kagyurpa Monastery in Tibet, a must see for every visitor, the seat of the “Kagyu Order”. Behind the Monastery is the lavishly decorated Karmae Nalanda Institute of Buddhist Studies which attracts students from the world over. Here one can find the most unique religious scriptures & art objects of the world.
After lunch, proceed to Pelling (6800 Ft), a 5-hour journey (112 kms) via Ravangla (6800 Ft), a small township & transit point to various destinations in South & West Sikkim, situated at the base of Meenam Hill (10300 Ft).  Arrive at Pelling by 2-3pm & checkin at Hotel.  This is one of the closest points to the Khanchenjunga range & one can see it upfront touching the sky from Pelling.  Overnight stay.

Day 8 Pelling
Leave early for the Khecheopalri Lake, also called the “Wish Fulfilling Lake”. It lies in a depression surrounded by prayer flags & forested hills. Then to the, Rimbi Falls, Rock Garden, Khangchendzonga water falls. Back to the Resort for lunch.
After lunch, proceed to The Pemayangtse Monastery (7021 Ft), 2.5 kms from Pelling. Built during the late 17th century, it is one of the oldest & most important monasteries of the Nyingmapa order of Buddhism in Sikkim. Even today, it is only the monks of this monastery who enjoy the title of ‘Tasang’ or pure monks. The monastery follows the Mindroling tradition & has 108 monks. The main attraction of the monastery is the wooden replica of Zangdog Palri, the celestial abode of Guru Padmasambhava, built by Serdup L Dorje Rinpoche in 1971, Rabdentse Ruins - the second capital of the erstwhile King of Sikkim till 1814 A.D. This is also very close to the Pemyangtse Monastery, a 30mins walk from the main road. The scenic view from the top of the ruins scanning across the deep valley, to the mystic heights of the Khanchenjunga range is something to be cherished & etched in memory & Helipad Ground. Back by evening. Overnight stay.

Day 9 Pelling>>Darjeeling
After breakfast, proceed to Darjeeling (7100 ft), a 72 kms drive taking around 3-4 hours, the “Queen of the hill stations”, its name derived from “Dorje-Line” which means the place of “Dorje”, the mystic thunderbolt. After a very scenic drive thru the mountains, tea gardens etc., reach Darjeeling by late afternoon & checkin at Hotel.  Overnight stay.

Day 10 Darjeeling
Start the day at 4am with an early morning trip to Tiger Hill (7800 Ft) to catch the sunrise from behind the majestic Kunchenjunga range. On the way back visit the Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop.  Back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, proceed for a half day sightseeing of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Ropeway, Zoo, Tenzing Rock, Japanese Temple, Tea Garden & Tibetan Refugees Self Help Centre. Back to the Hotel by evening.  Take a walk to “Chowrasta” the centre point of the Mall area. Do some window shopping. Overnight stay.

Day 11 Darjeeling>>Bagdogra
After Breakfast Depart to Bagdogra/NJP

2N Darjeeling, 3N Gangtok, 2N Pelling, 2N Lachung and 1N Kalimpong

Package includes
Welcome drink on arrival (non-alcoholic)
Accommodation in Double/Triple Sharing Room
2N Darjeeling + 3N Gangtok + 1N Kalimpong + 2N Pelling + 2N Lachung
Meal – Breakfast and Dinner on Respective Hotels
All transfers & sightseeing by 01 NAC Wagon R/NAC Sumo Ex Bagdogra/NJP which is not on disposal, but point-to-point.
Includes in all Taxes except GST

North East Tour Special = 10 Nights & 11 Days
Deluxe Package with Breakfast Dinner = 75,000/- PP
Premium Package with Breakfast Dinner = 90,000/- PP
Luxury Package with Breakfast Dinner = 99,000/- PP

Suppliment Cost:
Entrance/Guide/camera fees etc.
Visit to Nathula Pass @ Rs. 6000/- extra on the total cost by NAC Sumo.
Joy ride on the toy train in Darjeeling @ Rs.550/- per person + Vehicle cost.
Visit to Gurudongmar Lake (Lachen) @ Rs.3500/- extra on the total cost by NAC Sumo.
Visit to zero point @Rs.3500 extra on the total cost by NAC Sumo.
Any difference arising due to increase in fuel price or change in taxes levied by the government.
Difference in cost arising due to mishaps, bandhs/strikes, natural calamities like landslides, road blockages etc.  In such a case, the extra cost would have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Package Excludes:
All kind of personal expenses such as like portages, tips, laundry, mineral water, telephone bills and beverages etc.
Hi Tea, alcoholic beverages, starters and meals other than those specified above & any activity not mentioned in the inclusions
Additional cost due to flight cancellation, road blocks, political unrest etc
Any deviation from the route map. Optional, suggested or unspecified activities.
Flights, Train, Volvo Bus, Long Route Car, Bus, other than those specified above.
The above rates are subject to change during the long weekend, festival period, International airport parking fee (Please check the date before booking).
Rates are subject to change as per the management discretion without notice.
Check in & Check Out time will applicable to Hotel Policy. As well early check-in and late check-out will be charged on case to case basis with prior approval of the hotel.
Monument entrances, Camera fee (still or videos), Batry Car, Ghore, Pithu, Palki, Chaupar, Museum, Park, Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Bungee jumping, Flying Fox, Giant Swing, Lake tour and anything else Fee Pay Guest Separately.
GST 5 % and any changes in current rates of taxes will be applicable.
Medical and Travel Insurance

2N Darjeeling, 3N Gangtok, 2N Pelling, 2N Lachung and 1N Kalimpong

Deluxe Hotels in DARJEELING - Viceroy  Hotel/ Hotel Montana/ Similar
Deluxe Hotels in GANGTOK - Yangthang Heritage Keepsa -  S Dlx/ Similar
Deluxe Hotels in KALIMPONG  - Anand Portico/ Similar
Deluxe Hotels in PELLING - Norbu Ghang Resort/ Similar
Deluxe Hotels in LACHUNG - Park Palace-Dlx/ Similar

Premium Hotels in DARJEELING - R J Resort/ Cedar Inn/Little Tibet/Pine Tree/ Similar
Premium Hotels in GANGTOK - Denzong Regency/Sinolchu Dlx/ Similar
Premium Hotels in KALIMPONG  - Silveroaks/ Similar
Premium Hotels in PELLING - Norbughang Retreat N Spa/ Similar
Premium Hotels in LACHUNG - Yarlam/ Similar

Luxury Hotels in DARJEELING - Elgin/ Similar
Luxury Hotels in GANGTOK - Norkhill/ Similar
Luxury Hotels in KALIMPONG  - Silveroaks/ Similar
Luxury Hotels in PELLING - The Elgin Mount Pandim/ Similar
Luxury Hotels in LACHUNG - Yarlam/ Similar

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