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Himalayan Special


Name of Tour : Himalayan Special
Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Places Covered : Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Gangtok - Tsomgo Lake- Kalimpong - Bagdogra


Day 1: Bagdogra/NJP>>Darjeeling

Pick- up from Bagdogra Airport 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. Spend the evening lazing around or walk down to the mall to do some window-shopping. Overnight stay.

Day 2: Darjeeling>>Mirik>>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 by 8.30 am .

After resting for a while by 10am leave for 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 8.30am 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 Hotel. Overnight stay.

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

(0900hrs-1400hrs) After breakfast take a sightseeing trip to TheHandicraft & Handloom Showroom, which promotes traditional arts & crafts, a veritable storehouse of exquisite carpets, blankets, shawls in “Lepcha“ weaves ; The Flower Showwhich contains over 200 species of orchids set amidst a beautiful landscape; 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& finally 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 late afternoon.Overnight stay.

Day 6: 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.

Day 7: Kalimpong>>Bagdogra/NJP

After Breakfast 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 31886 26443 27523 21063 18970 15942
04 27431 21988 23068 16609 14515 11488
06 25573 20130 21210 14750 12657 9629
08 24644 19200 20281 13821 11727 8700
Extra Bed 12000 7000 9750 4500 4050 2900
CWD 8810 6400 8650 4050 4050 2600
CND 6550 4150 6150 2075 1500 900
         

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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