Charismatic Himalayas- Gangtok, Lachung and Darjeeling (6  Nights)

Code: CT354
Lachung TownHanuman Tok
Experience the glory of the Himalayas in the beautiful environs of Gangtok, Lachung and Darjeeling. View the majestic Mt. Khangchendzonga, drive to the high altitude Tsomgo Lake and visit enchanting Buddhist monasteries in Gangtok. Witness the charms of Yumthang Valley, stunning mountain ranges and blooming pastures at Lachung and explore the romantic abode of Darjeeling. Spend a lifetime vacation at North East India, where you’ll relax and rejuvenate and never have a dull moment in the refreshing environs.
Inclusions
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Darjeeling (Hotel Hill Crown Retreat / Pradhan Residency / Similar*)
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Gangtok (Juniper Tree Hotel / CHAS Hotel Narayani Continental / Similar*)
  • 1 Night accommodation in Lachung (Hotel Tenzing Retreat / Similar*)
  • Daily Buffet / fixed Menu Breakfast + 1 Dinner at Lachung
  • Transfers, Sightseeing tours / Excursions as per the Itinerary
  • All applicable Hotel taxes
Exclusions
  • Airfare / Train fare
  • Any expenses of Personal nature such as- tip, telephone calls, laundry expenses, wines, mineral water, food & drinks not in the regular menu provided by us
  • Any Service not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Guide & Entrance fees during Sightseeing tour
  • Hotel Surcharge (if Applicable) to be Paid Extra
Day 1: Bagdogra / NJP - Gangtok

Assistance at the airport / railway station on arrival and drive to Gangtok.

Gangtok: At an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid 19th century and has undergone rapid development since then. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a travellers delight.

Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtok.

 

Day 2: Gangtok

Breakfast at the hotel and full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. 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. Also visit New Baba Mandir.

Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtok. (B)

 

Day 3: Gangtok - Lachung

Breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel. Later we drive to Lachung, situated at a height of 8610 feet. It is a long drive that takes 6 - 7 hours to reach. It’s a beautiful drive and we pass through Phodong, Mangan, Singik Chungthang & Maltim. En route you can stop for Lunch (direct payment basis). On arrival check in at hotel and relax. Later in evening have Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel in Lachung. (B + D)

 

Day 4: Visit Yumthang Valley - Gangtok

Breakfast at the hotel and later proceed for a visit to Yumthang Valley, famous for a variety of blooming Rhododendrons. Situated at a height of 11800 feet, Yumthang is the grazing ground of yaks in summer and playground of yetis in winter. After enjoying in this beautiful valley, we start our journey for Gangtok. On arrival check in at hotel and relax.

Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtok. (B)

 

Day 5: Gangtok - Darjeeling

Breakfast at the hotel and later proceed for sightseeing tour in Gangtok visiting Flower Show, Do Drul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sunday), Cottage Industry (closed on Sunday) and Bakthang Falls.

After the tour, proceed for further drive to Darjeeling.

Darjeeling: Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An introduction to hill stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”.

Overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling. (B)

 

Day 6: Darjeeling

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. It is truly a majestic sight and Ghoom Monastery which is oldest Monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill.

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), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock, Tea Estate (from outside), Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda.

Overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling. (B)

 

Day 7: Darjeeling - Bagdogra / NJP

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra / NJP in time for flight / train to onward destination. (B)

 

Tentative Itinerary

Note: Above Itinerary is just indicative. Do not consider it as a Final Schedule. Date & Time of Tours can be changed by Local Agent / Tour Operator.

 

Online Booking Procedure
  • To book online, you need to make payment as per the minimum booking amount specified in “Book Online” section of this package OR Rs. 10,000/- per person.
  • As soon as you make an online booking, you will receive a booking voucher in your email.
  • You will receive a call from our support staff about your booking status.
  • We will start the process at our end while you sit back at home and dream about your holiday.
  • The balance payment would be collected as per the case mentioned below:
  • If you are booking within 10 days of date of travel,
    • You will need to make payment of 100%  of the tour package cost/ tour components costs at time of booking process is undertaken.
    • Any amendment or cancelation made by traveler would be chargeable as per cancellation policy. 
  • If you are booking within 10 – 20 days of date of travel,
    • You will need to make payment of 75% of the tour package cost / tour components costs at the time of booking process is undertaken.
    • Any amendment or cancelation made by traveler would be chargeable as per cancellation policy.
    • Balance payment will be required to be paid at the time of confirmation of booking. 
  • If you are booking within more than 20 days of date of travel,
    • You will need to make payment of booking amount of Rs. 20,000/- per pax at the time of booking process is undertaken.
    • Any amendment or cancelation made by traveler would be chargeable as per cancellation policy.
    • Balance payment will be required to be paid at the time of confirmation of booking. 
  • If your booking is having tour components which needs guaranteed booking as per stipulated condition,
    • You will need to make payment of 100%  of the tour package cost/ tour components costs at time of booking process is undertaken..
    • No cancellation will be allowed once booking is made even if by some reason short payment has been made. The tourist will have to make entire payment whether he or she travels or not.
  • You will be kept informed at every step of the process like:
    • When your visa is successfully done.
    • Your hotel rooms are booked.
    • Your Flights are confirmed.
    • Any other inclusion in the package.
  • Once the entire package formalities are completed at our end, our representative will deliver the package to your door steps.

 

Standard Booking Procedure (in case of Offline Bookings)

  • If you are booking within 10 days of date of travel,
    • You will need to make payment of 100%  of the tour package cost/ tour components costs at time of booking process is undertaken.
    • Any amendment or cancelation made by traveler would be chargeable as per cancellation policy. 
  • If you are booking within 10 – 20 days of date of travel,
    • You will need to make payment of 75% of the tour package cost / tour components costs at the time of booking process is undertaken.
    • Any amendment or cancelation made by traveler would be chargeable as per cancellation policy.
    • Balance payment will be required to be paid at the time of confirmation of booking. 
  • If you are booking within more than 20 days of date of travel,
    • You will need to make payment of booking amount of Rs. 20,000/- per pax at the time of booking process is undertaken.
    • Any amendment or cancelation made by traveler would be chargeable as per cancellation policy.
    • Balance payment will be required to be paid at the time of confirmation of booking. 
  • If your booking is having tour components which needs guaranteed booking as per stipulated condition,
    • You will need to make payment of 100%  of the tour package cost/ tour components costs at time of booking process is undertaken..
    • No cancellation will be allowed once booking is made even if by some reason short payment has been made. The tourist will have to make entire payment whether he or she travels or not.

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Important Information

  • Per person cost is calculated on the basis of Minimum 02 adults traveling together and sharing one double room.
  • Extra adult is the 3rd person who shares the same double room and is provided with an extra bed or roll away mattress.
  • Mostly the hotels allow 03 adults in one double room with an extra bed or 02 adults and 02 children below 12 years of age with one extra bed.
  • All the guests (husband, wife & adult children) are requested to carry their photo identity proof in original & a photocopy to be produced & handed over at the time of Check in at the Hotel or Resort. This is mandatory.

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Terms & Conditions

  • To avail the arrival transfers please check the hotel representative holding the placard of your name / hotel name.
  • Complimentary Arrival / Departure transfers & sightseeing tours are provided as per schedule fixed by the hotel. However this may require you to wait at the airport for short duration (1 to 2 hour). Guests are requested to remain patient in their sitting area until all the booked passengers have boarded the vehicle.
  • Transfers and Sightseeing tours are on SIC (seat in coach) / shared basis.
  • The tour guide reserves the rights to make changes / detour or omit any place of visit, if it becomes necessary due to bad weather, bad road, strike or ban & security reason.
  • The vehicle used (AC or Non AC) is available for point to point services only and is not at disposal. Guests are requested to follow the timings in the program.
  • In case any services are miss due to delay in departure, the operator will not be responsible for any refund

  • The request for an adjacent or an adjoining room will be on subject to availability.
  • It is mandatory to carry the age proof of children (02 to 11 yrs) and infant (below 02yrs) along with other travel documents. Child above than 11 yrs shall be considered for an adult cost.
  • Room allocation (Twin bed / Double bed) is at the discretion of the hotel. The Standard check in and check out time of the hotel is 12 to 12 noon (Subject to change). Numbers of meals are always corresponding to the number of nights booked. Breakfast is not provided on the day of arrival.
  • For early check in and late check out the payment is to be settled directly by the guest.
  • Hotel has the right to claim the damages incurred by any of the guest.
  • The guests are requested to take care of their personal belongings carefully and avoid leaving them unattended.
  • Cost of additional services availed by the guest which are not part of our package inclusions are to be settled directly at the hotel.
  • Buffet meal will be provided at fixed venue decided by the hotel.
    Timings: Breakfast: 0800 - 1000 hrs
    Lunch: 1300 - 1500 hrs
    Dinner: 1930 - 2200 hrs
    These are the standard buffet timings observed by the hotels. Still you are kindly requested to check the perfect buffet timings at the time of check in at the hotel. Once the buffet time is over the hotel might ask you to pay for your meals.
  • This hotel is suggested on the basis of the feedback taken from our customers. Still we request you that before finalizing the tour with us kindly go through the website of the hotels and read the reviews.
  • Suggested hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking. In case the same is not available, then the best Similar* category will be provided.
  • Operator reserves the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of nights in each destination and without compromising any services

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Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation is made any time not less than 45 days prior to departure, Rs. 5,000/- (per person) shall be deducted.
  • If cancellation is made 45 to 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour cost shall be deducted.
  • If cancellation is made 30 to 15 days prior to departure, 75% of the tour cost shall be deducted.
  • If cancellation is made within 15 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour cost shall be deducted.

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