Gangtok - Temi - Yuksom - Kalimpong (HMS20)

HMS – 20 7n8d Ambience Greeen - (Gangtok 2N - Temi 2N - Yuksom 2N - Kalimpong 1N)

 

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Norbu Ghang throne, Yuksom Temi Tea Estate, Temi Orchid Hybrid, Kalimpong
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From Tashi View Point, Gangtok View from Dello, Kalimpong Tsomgo Lake in East Sikkim 

 Day wise itinerary of the package:

Day 01: NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Gangtok (125 kms / 4 hrs)
Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Gangtok (5,480 ft.). On arrival check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.


Day 02: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
After breakfast start for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms from Gangtok city. Overnight stay at Gangtok.


Day 03: Gangtok Local Sightseeing – Temi (66 Kms / 5 hrs)
This morning start for a half day trip of Gangtok city covering Banzakhri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology (maximum 3-4 hours). Afternoon drive to Temi Tea Garden. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Temi.


Day 04: Excursion to South Sikkim
Start for a Full day sightseeing including Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse, Buddha Park & Chardham. Overnight stay at Temi.


Day 05: Temi - Yuksom (90 kms / 3 hrs) Via Legship
This morning drive to Yuksom (5,800 ft.). Enroute visit Legship. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Yuksom.


Day 06: Excursion to Pelling
After breakfast start for a full day excursion to Pelling (6,100 ft.). 1st Half tour - Darap village, Khangchendzongha waterfalls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi water Falls & Khecheopalri Lake. In afternoon start for 2nd Half tour - Pemayangtse Monastery, New Halipad Ground. Evening back to Yuksom. Overnight stay at Yuksom.


Day 07: Yuksom – Kalimpong (140 kms / 4 hrs) Sightseeing
After breakfast transfer to Kalimpong (4,100 ft.). On arrival check in to your hotel. After check in visit Mangal Dham, Deolo Hills, Dr. Graham’s Home, Golf Garden, Durpin Dara Hill & Flower Nurseries. Overnight stay at Kalimpong.


Day 08: Kalimpong – NJP Rly Station / IXB airport (45 kms / 2 hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel on time and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.

 Check more details of  Inclusions , Exclusions,  Hotels used, Sightseeing, Transport used etc. under the 'Sharing is Caring' buttons below 

NO OF PAX

PREMIUM +

PREMIUM

LUXURY

SUP. DLX.

DELUXE

STANDARD

(COST PER PERSON)

(MAP)

(MAP)

(MAP)

(MAP)

(CP)

(CP)

02 PAX

42,500

33,500

28,100

25,700

21,300

20,000

04 PAX

33,900

28,500

23,200

20,600

16,300

14,900

06 PAX

31,100

26,300

21,000

18,400

14,000

12,700

08 PAX

NA

25,200

19,800

17,200

12,800

11,500

EXTRA PAX (EPSR)

14,100

11,600

9,800

7,800

4,900

4,200

CHILD WITH BED (CWB)

13,500

10,400

9,200

7,500

4,300

4,000

CHILD NO BED (CNB)

9,300

5,600

5,000

3,800

1,600

1,400

SUPPLEMENT MEAL (MAP)

NA

NA

NA

NA

1,750

1,400

SUPPLEMENT MEAL (AP)

3,500

3,150

2,450

2,100

3,500

2,800

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Darjeeling

03 points include Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop (3 hrs trip start at 04.00 a.m. to 7.00a.m)
07 points include Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Centre, Tea Estate (outer view), Ava art Gallery and Japanese temple, Peace Pagoda (4 hrs from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs)

WarningOptional sightseeing with additional cost
Mirik Lake (Included in 3Nts Darjeeling pacakge), Nepal Border & Pasupati Market (Nepal)
Rock Garden (04 hrs approx) (4 hrs from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs or 14.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs)
Cable Car
Joy ride in toy train cost Rs 350 per ticket & Rs 600 for vehicle (Hotel – station – Hotel transfer)

Gangtok

Half Day include Banzakhri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology. (Timing : 09.00 hrs to 13.00 hrs)
Full Day include Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok & Hanuman Tok, Ranka Monastery, Banjakhri Falls, Cottage Industry, Dro-dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and Handicraft Centre. (Timing : 09.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs)
Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full day trip from 09.00a.m. to 03.00 p.m.)

WarningOptional sightseeing with additional cost 
03 points include Tashi view point, Ganesh Tak & Hanuman Tak (not covered in any of the Itinerary) Saramsa Garden, Smile Land Amusement Park.

Rumtek Monastery & Lingdum Monastery
Nathula Pass (Indo-China Border) opens only on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & sun (if permit is available)
Aritar Lake.
Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse & Chardham.
Enchey Monastery, Cable Car (Rope way) & Zoo.

Pelling

1st Half tour - Darap village, Khangchendzonga water falls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi water Falls & Khachoedpalri Lake (09.00 hrs to 12.30 hrs)
2nd Half tour - Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Halipad Ground. (13.30 hrs to 17.00 hrs)

WarningOptional sightseeing with additional cost
2nd Half tour - Changey Waterfalls, Dentam Valley, Singshore Bridge.
Excursion to Yuksom for full day. In Yuksom you can visit Tashi Namgyel Stone & Dubdi Monastery by walking.
Ravangla & Namchi full day tour - Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse, Ralang Monastery, Borong Monastery & Chardham.
In Pelling one has to go by walk for Rabdantse & Sangacholing monastery.

Kalimpong

Full day tour covering Mangal Dham, Hanuman Top, Dello Hill, Pine View Nursery, Dr. Grahams Home, Nature interpretation center, Golf course, Denzong parli Buddhist monastery, Kali Temple and Zelepla View point.

WarningOptional sightseeing with additional cost
Lava & Lolegaon (7 hrs approx, start from 8.00 hrs to 1600 hrs).
Pedong
Science City
White River Rafting in Teesta River.

Lachung

Yumthang Valley & Hot Spring.
WarningOptional sightseeing with additional cost
Katao Valley, Zero Point (Yumesumdong)

Lachen

Chopta Valley, Thangu Valley & Gurudongmar Lake.

 

Dooars

01 Jungle safari in Jaldapara National Park
01 Jungle watch tower visit (Gorumara National Park / Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary).
Jhalong, Bindu, Jaldhaka Hydel Project, Samsing, Suntalekhola & Murti River Side.

WarningOptional sightseeing with additional cost

Leopord Conservation Center.

WarningRiver Rafting
River Rafting can be arranged while traveling from Darjeeling to Kalimpong / Gangtok, Kalimpong – Gangtok, Gangtok – NJP / IXB.
Cost: Rs. 500 per pax on sharing + vehicle detention charge of Rs. 600 for. (Nett & non-commissionable)
Cost: With river side lunch Rs. 650 per pax + vehicle detention charge of Rs.600 for a minimum of 8 paying pax is required. (Nett & non-commissionable)
The put-in point for rafting on river Teesta starts from Melli and ends at 29th mile approx 10 kms.
The entire activity takes around 3 hours.
We provide: Head gears, paddles, life jacket, professional rafting guide, proper bathroom with towels for shower.

Info

Outline

  1. The tourism sector is still in a developing stage in the areas of Sikkim, Bhutan and Darjeeling. Thus, while the tourist services available here might not match the same levels you experience in the well established tourist regions present in the plains, the fantastic views and the hospitable environment will provide you with a comfortable and unique experience.
  2. Sometimes, a location that might have been on your itinerary is not open to public, for instance, when an official holiday occurs. In such scenarios, a rescheduling is indeed possible but will demand added charges. Therefore, this must be kept in mind and planned beforehand if there is a spot you absolutely wish to see!
  3. If you wish to visit other places or make any kinds of plans with any of the drivers, it is highly recommended to consult us before doing so, in order to avoid any unfortunate situation that might cost you later.
  4. Our transport services include dropping you off and picking you up from Deorali stand. Please note that due to growing traffic, you might have to wait a little. The only other waiting time might include at the hotel lobbies. This can happen when the driver is parking the vehicle. In such cases, your patience is highly appreciated.

North Sikkim tour packages and Nathula pass

  1. Regarding trips to Nathula pass, Gurudongmar Lake or Zero point, during snow seasons, vehicles sometimes cannot make it to these locations. If this happens, please remember that the amount you have paid CANNOT be reimbursed since these tend to be paid already to the government.
  2. A trip to Nathula-pass and a trip to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir require two separate bookings. However, these two trips tend to take place on the same day; hence it is highly encouraged to book both. This is mainly because if you are currently booked only for one but if you change your mind and desire to visit the second location on its arrival, you cannot do so without booking.
  3. When you decide to undertake the beautiful journey till Yumthang, it does not include the famous Zero point or Yumesamdong. Nevertheless, you can indeed visit this site by paying an additional amount that tends to range from Rs. 2000 to a maximum of Rs. 3000. These amounts are charged to each vehicle and the value depends on the corresponding season.
  4. Your safety is our priority. Therefore, we strongly advise you that if the driver tells you that it is dangerous (especially during snow season, when the ice is frozen on the roads) to go on a certain path to visit a particular site, please avoid forcing him.
  5. Snow is pretty and indeed fun to play with. Nevertheless, make sure you wear gloves and do not walk barefoot to avoid frostbite and also to avoid your socks and the inside of your shoes from getting wet.
  6. While you enjoy the beautiful sites, make sure you show your appreciation by not throwing your garbage on the streets. If you cannot locate a garbage bin during your trip, bring it with you and discard it at the hotel.
  7. Make sure you follow the instructions related to photography which is strictly forbidden around border areas. 
  8. The facilities within the hotels of North Sikkim are essential but not luxurious.  However, since you will be spending most of your time sightseeing, you shouldn’t have any reason to complain. You will have the basic amenities, namely, hot water, good food and sufficient linens along with a hospitable service.
  9. Any tour package you choose till North Sikkim tends to include food, transport and dwelling. Still, carrying supplies especially food can be beneficial. Moreover, there are a few shops en route too.
  10. Due to the geography as well as the weather, landslides are frequently encountered, here. If any diversion is encountered, the corresponding charges are applied.

Important information regarding permits

Special permits are required if you wish to cross the Nathula-pass and visit the destinations located in North Sikkim. In order to ensure a smooth process and a stress free trip, please make sure to send the photographs as well as copies of your identification, before you arrive. Speed post or couriers are the popular options used by most tourists. To acquire permission to visit North Sikkim, Baba Mandir as well as the Tsomgo Lake, 4 pictures are desired since a trip to North Sikkim requires 2 photos and Tsomgo lake and Nathula pass will require another 2. Moreover, the cost of the permit is accounted for within the transport costs. Again, please note that it is your responsibility to ensure these documents reach us on time. Do not make any delays in sending them since the permits allow you to visit some of the gorgeous locations that you would not want to miss!

Vehicles
The vehicle is allotted for the group as a whole. This vehicle is usually operated without any AC. You will not need it, however, if you do, extra charges will apply.

Hotel

Time for check in: 13:00 hrs. Time for check out: 11:00 hrs.

Meals

Three options are available that can range from just including the breakfast to including one or both meals and these correspond to CP (, MAP and AP respectively.


Costs include

  1. lodging
  2. Vehicle (without air conditioning)
  3. Meals (as stated in the given itinerary)
  4. Hotel taxes in addition to permit fees

Cost excludes

  1. Air/Train fee
  2. Personal expenditure (calls, mineral water, drinks, tips, sports related activities, laundry)
  3. Visits to other places not included within the plan, using the vehicle to go to these places.
  4. Room heaters
  5. Charges applied by guides, entry fees
  6. Costs stimulated by unforeseen situations such as landslides, strikes, road blocks. Increase in taxes, oil costs can also cause increases
  7. Service taxes
  8. Insurance

Traveling: do’s and don’ts

  1. Clothing: Carry sufficient layers (especially head gear such as woolen caps) and mufflers. More layers are better than less; therefore, make sure you pack them during summers as well.
  2. Altitude and motion sickness: Since the oxygen levels decrease with height, it is strongly advised that any asthmatic patient should absolutely avoid Gurudongmar Lake which is located at a high altitude of more than 17000 feet. Similarly, Nathula pass and Yumesamdong are also fairly high (around 14000 and 15000 feet). The same instructions hold for anyone who suffers from high blood pressure. For the same reason, walking fast and running are discouraged.

To avoid motion sickness, chew something constantly. However, if this does not help and you do feel dizzy, try to relax and if it worsens, request the driver to take you to lower heights. Coculus is a Homeopathy medicine that is very effective.
Alcohol is strongly ill advised in these areas because you would want to be completely sober when you walk on these icy roads at such high altitudes. However, more importantly, the effect of alcohol at such heights can be frightening and there have been unfortunate and untimely effects due to its consumption in the past.

  1. Packing: Traveling light will prove to be much more convenient. Additionally, this will also enable you to avoid losing your possessions.
  2. Photo ID: Always have your photo ID with you. This should be original (not scanned) and can include your passport, PAN card, driving license, voter’s ID etc.


Cancellation policy

Email or mail us if you need to cancel your bookings. If you contact us:
  1. 30 days before your assigned check in, Rs. 2000 are held. The remaining balance is reimbursed.
  2. Between 30 and 15 days before your arrival, 25% of total price is held.
  3. Between 14 and 7 days, 50% of total price is held
  4. between 7 and 3 days, 75% of total price while 2 days before arrival will amount to 100% and no reimbursement
  5. These policies do not hold for any tour package related to North Sikkim.

Hotel Cancellation:
The policy might differ from hotel to hotel.
The refunds tend to take around a week and are usually paid to whatever source you used to make the payment.
Regardless of the reason, no refunds are made for any services that were not utilized
Noteworthy details
Road conditions: The state of the roads is not top notch due to several reasons. Firstly, the roads are being widened. Secondly, weather and geography can disrupt the conditions of the roads. This is particularly true for the roads that lead to Baba mandir, Tsomgo Lake and Nathula pass. This translates to small number vehicles that are allowed on only certain days per week, permits, fees applied by the government and so on.
Transport: Heavy vehicles are not allowed within Gangtok. Therefore, smaller vehicles are provided to Vajra Taxi Stand.  A small amount of waiting is required since the permits are brought in along with the vehicle. The office dealing with permits is always very busy which is why it might cause a little delay and this situation is not within our control. This understanding will hopefully help you stay patient and this will in turn be highly appreciated by us.
Leaving hotel by 8AM: An early morning is advisable because this way you can prevent all no entry places.

   

Stations Prem +  MAP Premium MAP Luxury MAP S. Delux MAP Deluxe CP Standard CP
Gangtok

Mayfair

Mayfair Resort & Spa


Royal plaza

Royal Plaza /
Denzong Regency
(ITC) Dlx Suite

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Delisso Abode /
Suhim Portico

Tamarind HotelGangtok

New Castle /
Tamarind (Veg)

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Sidlon Residency/
Sikkim Retreat

tibet gallery

Tibet Gallery (Veg) /
Iris Inn

Lachung

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Yarlam Resort

Yarlam resortLachung

Yarlam Resort

Yarlam deluxe_room

Yarlam Resort

Modern Residency (Veg) /
Lecoxy
Snow Lion /
Cliff View (Veg) 
Golden Valley
Lachen

Apple orchard_4

Apple Orchard

Apple orchard_2

Apple Orchard

Apple orchard

Apple Orchard
 Cholhamu Lodge /
Shangrilla
Gurudongmar Lodge Gurudongmar Lodge
Pelling

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Mt. Pandim

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Mt. Pandim / Norbughang Resort (Suite)

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Norbughang Resort / Pachu Village Reosrt

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Tashi Ghang Resort /
De Regency

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Aryan Regency (Veg) /
Similar

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Himalayan Hideway /
Similar

Kalimpong

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Silver Oaks

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Silver Oaks / Himalayan

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Himalayan

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Kalimpong park /
Sood Garden Retreat (Suite)

Garden Reach
(New Wing)
Garden Reach
(Old Wing)
Darjeeling

Mayfair darjeeling_facade

Mayfair Hill Resort

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Mayfair Hill Resort

Viceroy HotelDarj  3

Viceroy / RJ Resort

Villa everest_darjeeling_1

Villa Everest / Similar

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Seven Seventeen /
Gymkhana Resort (Veg)

North star_darjeeling

Marvel Intl. /
North Star

Temi / Jorethang

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The Retreat Zuri /
Cherry Resort

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The Retreat Zuri /
Cherry Resort

Cherry ResortTemi_4

Cherry Resort

Cherry resortTemi_2

Cherry Resort

Cherry resortTemi

Cherry Resort

Cherry resortTemi_3

Cherry Resort

Yuksom

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Red Palace

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Red Palace

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Red Palace

Hotel Tashighang_Yuksom

Red Palace /
Hotel Tashighang

Hotel Tashighang_Yuksom

Hotel Tashighang

Hotel Tashighang_Yuksom

Hotel Tashighang

Mirik

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Jagjeet (Suite)

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Jagjeet (Lux.)

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Jagjeet (Dlx.)

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Jagjeet (Dlx.)

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Jagjeet (Std.)

Sadhbavna
Jaldapara

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WBTDC Tourist Lodge
(AC)

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WBTDC Tourist Lodge
(AC)

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WBTDC Tourist Lodge
(AC)

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WBTDC Tourist Lodge
(AC)

WBTDC tourist_lodge_jaldpara

WBTDC Tourist Lodge
(AC)

WBTDC tourist_lodge_jaldpara

WBTDC Tourist Lodge
(AC)
Lataguri Sinclairs /
Riverwood
Sinclairs /
Prime Murti
Rose Valley /
Prime Murti
Green Castle Resort /
Prime Murti
Green Castle Resort /
Prime Murti
Aranya Resort /
Silver Ridge Resort


Subject to availability at the time of booking


 Understanding Directions

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 Maps Not to scale

 

 

Lachung / Lachen / Yumthang Valley & Gurudongmar Lake
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Lachung In Winter Lachung Yumthang Valley Zero Point Gurudongmar Lake Teesta up North
Sikkim 
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Pelling view  Khecheopalri lake  Rumtek Monastery  Nathula pass  Red Panda Samdruptse
Darjeeling
Batasia-Loop-Darjeeling  Dali-Gumpha Darjeeling   Kabru  Mahakal-Temple  Tiger-Hill-Morning-2
 Batasia Loop Dali Monastery  Jalapahar Darjeeling  Kabru  Mahakal Mandir Sunrise, Tiger hill

 



 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vehicles provided in our packages


Regular Small Cars (Usually for small group of 2-3 people)

wagon r  alto indica

Regular Vehicles (for groups upto 8 people)

mahindra maxx  spacio

Luxury Vehicles (Comfortable upto 6 people maximum)

innova  scorpio grande  xylo  

Omni or small cars are usually used for city sightseeing only (capacity 4 people max incl. child)

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Procedure for booking

Email can be used to make any confirmations. You can also attach the required form with your details

Booking payments

The advance includes 60% of the cost and is mandatory for confirming your trip.

The remaining balance is paid before arrival. You can also do so on the day you arrive by cash or through credit or debit card at Gangtok (credit card transaction charges will apply).

Please note that your bookings will not get confirmed until the payment gets processed. Once it does, it is recommended you email and notify us. Also, you can carry copies of this proof (that you have paid the advance) with you, to avoid any misunderstandings.

The mode of payment can include wire transfer (NEFT/RTGS/SWIFT), cheques or even intercity deposits (however, transaction charges may apply).