General

Darjeeling Gangtok Tour Itinerary

Day 01:

Drive from Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to Darjeeling – 70 Kms, Travel time: 3 – 4 hours.

Night stay at Darjeeling.

Day 02:

Early Morning (04:00 A.M.) – Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop.After Breakfast go for a visit to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Rock Climbing (Tenzing Rock), Tea Garden, Museum, Japanese Temple, Ava Art Gallery. (Optional) Ropeway & Toy Train (Extra Cost- Direct Payment by visitors).

Night stay at Darjeeling.

Day 03

Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok – 100 kms, Travel time: 4 – 6 hours. Evening free for leisure visit to M.G. Road Market.

Stay Night at Gangtok.

Day 04

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung – 105 Kms, Altitude: 8610 ft. in North Sikkim, Travel Time: 6 – 7 hours.

Note: Photographs (2 each) and ID proof (Photocopy) (Aadhar Card & PAN Card are not permitted) of all guests travelling, are required for processing of permit. Small halts on the way to enjoy the scenic beauty of Hills and Waterfalls.

Night stay at Lachung.

Day 05

Excursion Trip to Yumthang Valley
Drive from Lachung to Yumthang Valley – 25 kms, Altitude: 11800 ft. / 3597 m, Travel time: 2 hours approximately (One Way). Yumthang is an Alpine flower valley in North Sikkim. Here you can enjoy the scenic landscape and hot spring.

Zero Point
Optional: Yumesamdong Valley (altitude: 16000 ft. / 4877 m) for Indian Tourists only.From Yumthang Valley you can also drive for another 30 kms (Travel Time: 1.5 – 2 hours) to Yumesamdong or Zero Point – close to Tibet Border (at an extra cost).
Drive back to Lachung in the afternoon time.
After Lunch: Take a drive from Lachung to Gangtok via Chungthang (Altitude: 5550 ft) – 110 kms,Travel Time: 5 – 6 hours.

Night stay at Gangtok.

Day 06

Gangtok Local Sightseeing-Amusement Park, Banjhakri Falls, Ranka Monastery, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Himalayan Zoological Park, Cottage Industries Emporium, Tashi View Point, Bakthang Falls, Flower Show. Ropeway & Paragliding ( Optional- Direct Payment by visitors).

Night stay at Gangtok.

Day 07

Baba Mandir & Tsomgo Lake – with Alternate South Sikkim
Early Morning (0730 A.M.) – Baba Mandir & Tsomgo (Changu) Lake. 2 Photographs & Photocopy of ID proofs (PAN Card & Aadhar Card aren’t permissible) of all guests travelling, are required for permission.

Note: Drop from Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir sightseeing would be at Vajra Stand in Gangtok, from where the visitors would have to reach the hotel at their own cost by running Cabs.In case trip to Changu Lake and Baba Mandir isn’t possible due to Road or Weather conditions, alternate visit option to Namchi (South Sikkim) would be provided.

Alternate South Sikkim (Namchi) Sightseeing Details
Gangtok to Namchi (South Sikkim) and back to Gangtok (75 – 80 Kms One Way).

Sightseeing in Namchi – Namchi Bazaar, Tea Garden, Samdruptse, SolopokChardham, SaiMandir.

Night stay at Gangtok.

Day 08

Drive from Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station – 122 Kms,Travel time: 4 – 6 hours. Tour ends here.

 

Hotels Suggested
Darjeeling Bloomfield or similar
Gangtok Dragon Inn or similar
Lachung Rajshayama or similar
Rooms have not been blocked. Hotel choice would be as per availability, but with Prior Approval.
Meal Plan
AP in Darjeeling & Gangtok. AP in Lachung (7 Breakfasts + 7 Dinners + 7 Lunch).
Transportation
All Transfers & Sightseeing Innova / Xylo / Scorpio () OR Tata Sumo / Bolero / Wagon R ()
Gangtok Local Sightseeing Alto / Wagon R ()
Rates would be
Off Season Valid From 20 June 2015 till 30 sept 2015.

16 Nov 2015 Till 15 Dec 2015
16 Jan 2016 Till 31 Mar 2016

Type 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 08 Pax Above 12 Yrs Above 5 Yrs
Deluxe 24,000 16,500 14,500 13,000 9,000 9,000

Season Valid From 01 Oct 2015 Till 15 Nov 2015

16 Dec 2015 Till 15 Jan 2016

Type 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 08 Pax Above 12 Yrs Above 5 Yrs
Deluxe 27,500 19,500 17,500 15,500 11,500 11,500

 

 

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Package Excludes

• Toy Train Charges in Darjeeling. Advised to book tickets for Toy Train Online through IRCTC website. (DJ – DJRZ – station code). • Ropeway Charges in Darjeeling as well as Gangtok. • All Entry Fee, Parking & Guide Charges. • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train). • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary. • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes) etc. (to be borne by the guest, directly payable on the spot). • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure. • Room heater charges extra as per hotel policy. • Nathula permit, if required would cost upto Rs.5,000 additional per vehicle. • Zero point excursion charges during Lachung trip would be Rs.3,000 per vehicle.

Best Time to Visit

For tourists, there are two best seasons to visit Darjeeling town, one during the Spring which is short lived from March to April, and the other during Autumn (September to November). These are the times when the temperature is pleasantly cool and the sky is usually clear.

The Summer is short from May up to June. By June the Monsoon starts and usually lasts through August. It can sometimes stretch even up to October. The winter is from December until February. Winter in Darjeeling can be very cold after December.

It's difficult to predict and rely on Darjeeling's weather. Although you may see a perfectly settled and beautiful weather at one instance, soon cloud or fog can rise from the deep humid valleys and put a white blanket all around. Sometimes you can see flakes of cloud in the sky above you and at the same time some below you at the valley. Click here to read more.

How to Reach?

By Air
One can take a flight to Bagdogra Airport. From there, take/hire a car/taxi to reach Darjeeling.

By Rail
The nearest Railway Station to Darjeeling is N.J.P. Railway Station. Located at 135 Kms from Gangtok and 80KMs from Darjeeling. You may also find best way from your location- click here.

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