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Cultural Himalayas


Name of Tour : Cultural Himalayas
Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
Places Covered : Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Gangtok – Tsomgo Lake – Bagdogra


Day 1: Bagdogra/NJP>>Darjeeling

Pick- up from BagdograAirport to be taken to Darjeeling (7100 Ft), the “Queen of the hill stations”, its name derived from “Dorje-Line” which means the place of “Dorje”, the mystic thunderbolt. Covering a distance of 88 kms over a drive of 3.5 hrs along winding roads, it is an experience of unforgettable beauty. Checkin at Hotel.

Spend the evening lazing around or walk down to the mall to do some window-shopping. Overnight stay.

Day 2: 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 lunch, proceed for a half day sightseeing of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoo, Tenzing Rock, Labong Race Course, 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 3: Darjeeling>>Gangtok

Leave by 8.30am for a 3hr 30mins journey to the Land of the Pristine and unspoilt natural beauty – Sikkim , with alpine landscapes and thick luxuriant forests, rivers in torrent and peaceful lakes. Arrive at Gangtok (5500 Ft) by lunchtime.

(1400hrs-1800hrs)After lunch, visit Nam Nang VP/Ropeway ; Do-DrulChorten (Stupa) which is one of the most important stupas of Sikkim, built by the head of the Nyingma order- TrullshiRimpoche in 1945. It contains rare details of DorjiPhupa, 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, to Rumtek Monastery, 24 kms from Gangtok was built in 1960 by His Holiness the Late 16thGyalwa 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 KarmaeNalanda 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.

Day 4: Gangtok>>Tsomgo Lake>>Gangtok

After breakfast proceed to TsomgoLake (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 colour 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 5: Gangtok>>Bagdogra/NJP

Depart toBagdogra/NJP after breakfast.

The above tour costs are inclusive of:-

  •  Meals as per plan shown above in RED, all taxes
  •  All transfers & sightseeing by 01 NAC Indica/NAC Sumo ExBagdogra/NJP which is not on disposal, but point-to-point.
  •  Gangtok Local Sightseeing would be by 01 NAC Indica/Wagon R (02 Pax),.02 NAC Indica/WagonR (04 Pax and above).
  •  Lachung&Pelling sector would be by NAC Sumo only.

The above tour cost does not includes:-

  •  Entrance/Guide/camera fees etc
  •  Visit to Nathula Pass @ Rs.5000/- extra on the total cost by NAC Sumo
  •  Joy ride on the toy train in Darjeeling @ Rs.375/- per person + Vehicle cost.
  •  Visit to Gurudongmar Lake (Lachen) @ Rs.3500/- extra on the total cost by NAC Sumo
  •  Visit to zero point @Rs.2500 to be paid to the driver directly
  •  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 Cost Per Person (Validupto 15 June 2013)

         
No of Person Premium Sup. Dlx Deluxe Standard Economy Budget
02 23017 19118 20139 16048 14073 12036
04 19418 15519 16540 12449 10474 8437
06 17904 14005 15026 10935 8959 6923
08 17147 15519 14269 10178 8202 6166
Extra Bed 8000 4200 6700 3200 2700 1900
CWD 5900 3800 5700 2900 2700 1700
CND 4400 2600 4300 1650 1000 600
         

Government Service Tax: 3.09% Extra


Hotel Used following or similar :

Place Premium Sup Deluxe Deluxe Standard Economy Budget
Darjeeling Elgin (Map) Summit Grace- Suites/Summit Yashshree(Cp) Viceroy (Map) Summit Grace-Dlx(Cp) Hotel Seven Seventeen/Gymkhana Resort (Cp) North Star (Cp)
Gangtok Denzong Regency/Keepsa-Sup Dlx(Map) Keepsa- SupDlx/Ttakshang-Suites/Norling(Cp) Keepsa- Dlx(Map) Dewachen Retreat (Cp) Ttakshang Residency/Sikkim Retreat (Cp) Comfort Inn (Cp)
Note :- * Validity: This package is valid for Indian passport holders only.

Child Rates:  Children above 12 years are charged as adults.
 Children of 05+ to 12 years will be charged as per CWB/CNB
 Below 05 years, complimentary.

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