Flavors of the Hills

Flavors of the Hills

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

6 Days & 5 Nights

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Maximum Seats

100

Tour – 6 Days & 5 Nights

Flaunting its vivacious and colourful side in the summer season, North East India invites you to relish a time of prosperity and festivity. What more, the Northeastern sister states embrace visitors with warm and sunny afternoons and cool and breezy evenings that can set your mood just right. In the glow of the day explore its treasures in the form of monasteries, high altitude lake, zoological parks, tea estates, and sunrise viewpoints while in the evenings imbibe its slow-paced life; the indelible sound of nature; and the romantic charm.

High SeasonMedium SeasonLow Season
November to MaySeptember, OctoberJune to August

Tour Overview

Places CoveredGangtok / Kalimpong / Darjeeling
InclusionsSight Seeing / Break Fast / Accommodation
ExclusionsFlights / Bank Remittance Charges / Personal Expenses

Day 1: Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station – Gangtok (130 KMS / 5 HRS)

Pick-up from Bagdogra airport/NJP railway station to be taken to Gangtok (5500 ft) -the Land of the Pristine and unspoilt natural beauty of Sikkim, with alpine landscapes and thick luxuriant forests, rivers in torrent and peaceful lakes, a journey 130kms & takes 5hrs to reach Gangtok, arrive at the hotel & check-in. Relax & refresh yourself & then walk to the mall which is just 5 minutes away & overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 2: Gangtok – Tsomgo Lake – Gangtok

After breakfast, proceed to Tsomgo Lake (12,313 ft), a 40kms 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 colour of the lakes waters. Enjoy the surroundings, majestic snowy peaks which feed the lake and the clean fresh air, back to Gangtok by 3 pm for a late lunch. Evening free for leisure or go shopping for Sikkimese traditional handicrafts & overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 3: Gangtok – Kalimpong (75 KMS /2. 5 HRS)

(0900hrs-1300hrs) After breakfast, visit to Cottage Industries, Started during the time of the Chogyals of Sikkim, as a venture to preserve, protect and propagate the authentic Sikkimese arts, handicrafts and skills of local and village artisans, it has become one of the major attractions for people visiting Sikkim where beautiful souvenirs like carpets, hand carved tables (choktses), traditional handcrafts, furniture, handlooms carpets and other products are produced & exhibited for sale. Flower Show, at one end and below the Ridge Park is the Flower Exhibition Centre which holds the annual Orchid show. Inside the area is not very large but it has amazing collections of flowers of many different types, if you are a flower lover, then this is the place for you. But the best time is between March to June when the Orchids are in full bloom and put on display, Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa) which is one of the most important stupas of Sikkim, built by the head of the Nyingma order- Trullshi Rimpoche in 1945. It contains rare details of Dorji Phupa, Holy Books, Mantras and is encircled by 108 prayer wheels; The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology built in 1958 in traditional style, a renowned worldwide centre for the study of the Mahayana Buddhist philosophy & religion, a treasure house of rare “Thankas”, statues, over 200 Buddhist icons and prized objects of art & finally Ban Jhakhri Waterfalls.

After lunch, depart to Kalimpong (4000 Ft), a drive of 75 kms & taking around time 2.5 hrs to reach. Also called the garden of flowers, this town has almost everything- scenic beauty, flowers, greenery, waters, mists, clouds etc. Arrive at Kalimpong & check-in at the hotel.

Evening free at leisure with a visit to the market, Where you do some curio shopping, buy some Kalimpong Cheese & lollypops of Swiss technology from “Larks” or just take a walk thru the market & overnight stay at Kalimpong.

Day 4: Kalimpong – Darjeeling (50 KMS / 2.5 HRS)

After breakfast, proceed 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, 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.

After lunch, proceed to Darjeeling (7100 ft), a 50kms drive taking around 2.5hours to reach, 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 evening & check in at hotel.

Spend the evening lazing around or walk up to the mall area & overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 5: Darjeeling (Full day local’s)

Start the day at 4 am with an early morning trip to Tiger Hill (7800 Ft) to catch the sunrise from behind the majestic Kanchenjunga range. On the way back visit the Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop, back to the hotel for breakfast.

(09:00 AM TO 03:00 PM) After breakfast, proceed for a half day Darjeeling local sightseeing of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Ropeway, Zoo, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugees Self Help Centre, Tea Garden (outer view) & Japanese Temple. Back to the hotel by evening; take a walk to “Chowrasta” the centre point of the Mall area. You can do some window shopping & overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 6: Darjeeling -IXB Apt / NJP drop (72 kms/3.5 hrs)

After breakfast, checkout from the hotel & proceed to Bagdogra Airport/NJP Railway Station for onwards destination.

  • Rates are not valid for peak Festive season i.e. New Year , Diwali , Pushkar fair etc.
  • Rates are based on Hotels Subject to Availability at the time of making Reservation. In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels,alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel
  • Rates are subject to change if there is any Fair & Festival, Major conference, events in travel destination
  • Early check in / late checks out is subject to availability of rooms
  • Cancellation charges would be as per the company policy.
  • Vehicle confirmed will be as per Itinerary and not at disposal. AC will work only in the plains and will be switched off during hill drives.
  • All sightseeing mentioned are subject to weather conditions, political conditions & traffic conditions in the destination.
  • Any sightseeing missed due to natural calamities / weather conditions is non-refundable.
  • All entrances fees will be on direct payment basis as per Itinerary
  • It is not advisable to travel in night, if necessary supplement charge applicable
PAXOccupancy
For 02 persons$350 USD Per Person
Extra Bed$140 USD Per child
Child without Bed (CNB)$80 USD Per child
  • All rates above are valid from 1st July to 30th Sep 2018.
  • All rates above are on per person twin sharing basis.
  • 15% Travel agent commission on 02 Pax rates (No Commission on Extra Bed, Child with/without bed rates).

Child Rates:

  • Children 12 years & above are charged as adults.
  • Children of 05 to -12 years will be charged as per CWB/CNB.
  • Below 05 years, complimentary.
  • Deposit of 25% of the package cost at the time of booking.
  • Need 50% payment of the package cost, 30 days prior to departure date
  • Need 100% payment of the package cost, 15 days prior to departure date

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 10% of full tour cost – 60 days prior to arrival.
  • 25% of full tour cost – 30 days prior to arrival.
  • 50% of full tour cost – between 15 & 29 days prior to tour.
  • 75% of full tour cost – between 14 & 7 days prior to tour
  • 100% – within 7 days prior to tour.
  • This package is valid for Indian passport holders only.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All transfers & sightseeing by 01 NAC Wagon R/NAC Sumo Ex Bagdogra/NJP which is not on disposal, but point-to-point basis.
  • GST included on hotel part ONLY.
  • A 24 – hour helpline.
  • Assistance on Arrival.
  • No Hidden Cost

 

  • In case upgrade vehicle to a mix of 01 AC Innova/Xylo/Scorpio for all Transfers & Sightseeing, add Rs. 3700 to the total cost…
  • Bank Remittance charges
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, porterage
  • GST Extra On Transport @ Rs. 1020…..Or Cash Payment
  • Visit to Nathula Pass (India -China border) @ Rs. 6000 /- per vehicle extra on the total cost.
  • Joy ride on the toy train in Darjeeling @ Rs. 650 /- per person ticket + Rs. 600 per vehicle extra on the total cost.
  • En-route visit to Chardham (Namchi) @ Rs. 2300 /- per vehicle extra on the total cost…
  • En-route visit to Mirik @ Rs. 1200 /- per vehicle extra on the total cost.
  • 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.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fees & Guide charges
  • Any increase in Airlines taxes or fuel price at the time of departure, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure
  • Still camera/ video camera charger

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Tour NameDuration
Flavors of the Hills6 Days & 5 Nights

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For 02 PAX
$ 350
Extra Bed
$ 140
Child without Bed (CNB)
$ 80

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