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Flavours of the Hills


Name of Tour :Flavours of the Hills
Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Places Covered : Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Gangtok - Tsomgo Lake- Kalimpong


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. Check-in at Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 2: Darjeeling>>Mirik>>Darjeeling

Start the day at 4am with an early morning trip to Tiger Hill 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 breakfast take a trip to “Mirik” (6000 Ft) – the newest hill-station in the Darjeeling hills. Famous for its squash (the vegetable) & the picturesque lake, this quiet township is also surrounded by gardens which produce some of the finest teas. The lake offers boating and fishing apart from a view of snowcapped peaks. Enjoy the fulfilling experience of Nature in its purest form mingled with the unique culture prevalent here. Spend the rest of the day at Mirik to reach Darjeeling back by sunset. Overnight stay.

Day 3: Darjeeling>>Gangtok

Leave by 8 am 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. Check-in at Hotel.

(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. . Back to the hotel by evening.Overnight stay at Gangtok.

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>>Kalimpong

Leave Gangtok by 8.30am to reach Kalimpong (4000 Ft) by 11am, a drive of 76 kms, 2.5hrs. Also called the garden of flowers, this town has almost everything- scenic beauty, flowers, greenery, waters, mists, clouds etc. Checkin at Hotel.

After lunch proceed for a half day sightseeing of Durpin Hill (which has the famous Zong Dog PalriFo- Brang Monastery which belongs to the same Buddhist sect as the present Dalai Lama) , Jelapla View Point, 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 MangalDham Temple constructed in memory of the late Guru Shree (108) MangalDasji and dedicated to Lord Krishna, Kalimpong Arts & Crafts Centre. Evening 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 6: Kalimpong>>Bagdogra/NJP

After Breakfast, checkout and Depart to Bagdogra/NJP.

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).

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 28582 23668 24689 19234 17259 14939
04 24098 19184 20205 14750 12775 10455
06 22289 17375 18396 12941 10965 8646
08 21384 16470 17491 12036 10061 7741
Extra Bed 10400 5800 8300 3800 3300 2500
CWD 7210 5400 7300 3500 3300 2300
CND 5400 3500 5200 1900 1250 800
         

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)
Kalimpong Silveroaks (Map) Himalayan (Map) Himalayan (Map) Soods Garden (Cp) Soods Garden (Cp) Garden Reach/Tres(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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