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Land of Gods


Name of Tour :Land of Gods
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places Covered : Bagdogra – Kalimpong – Gangtok - Tsomgo Lake- Lachung - Pelling - Darjeeling - Mirik


Day 1: Bagdogra>>Kalimpong

Pick- up from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to be taken to Kalimpong (4000 Ft) a drive of 80 kms also called the garden of flowers. This town has almost everything- scenic beauty, flowers, greenery, waters, mists, clouds etc.. Check-in at Hotel, Overnight stay.

Day 2: Kalimpong>>Gangtok

After breakfast, go 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, Kalim Temple, 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. Back to the hotel by lunch.

Depart for a 2hr 30mins journey to Gangtok (5500 Ft), Sikkim - the Land of the Pristine and unspoilt natural beauty with alpine landscapes and thick luxuriant forests, rivers in torrent and peaceful lakes. Checkin at Hotel. Rest of the day at Leisure, explore the city. Overnight stay.

Day 3: 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 4: Gangtok>>Lachung

Depart early morning for Lachung (8610 Ft), a distance of 126 kms. On the way stop enroute and enjoy the wonderful locations like KabiLungstok (25km from Gangtok where a blood brotherhood was signed between the Lepcha chief, ThekongTek& the Bhutia chief, KhyeBumsa. The spot where the ceremony took place is marked by a memorial stone pillar amidst the cover of dense forests) ; Naga Waterfalls ; the confluence of Lachen Chu &Lachung Chu at Chungthang- the starting point of the river Teesta. Chungthang is predominantly a Lepcha region, the nodal junction for the two passes- Lachen&Lachung. Stop at the Twin Waterfalls&BhimNala Waterfalls before reaching Lachung.

Lachung is an exquisite valley town, resplendent in its crown of snow-capped mountains, breathtaking waterfalls & sparkling streams. It has been described as “the most picturesque village of Sikkim” by Joseph Dalton in his ‘Himalayan Journal’ (1855). Checkin and get refreshed. The rest of the afternoon is spent Nature Exploring & Local Sightseeing around Lachung village with a visit to the LachungMonastery. Relax, sleep off & rest your tired body. Overnight stay.

Day 5: Lachung

After Breakfast proceed to Yumthang (11800 Ft) a 23 kms drive taking 1.5hrs. This is where the Tree Line ends & the rhododendron groves cover the landscape in a surreal shade. Also called the Valley of Flowers as in spring wild alpine flowers carpet the land. In winter there is snow all around and the snow clad mountains add to the ethereal beauty. This place is also known for its Hot Springs which have healing medicinal properties.

Picnic in this beautiful valley, trek to reach the high points all around, take a bath in the Hot Springs. Back to Lachung by evening.Night Halt at Lachung.

Day 6: Lachung>>Gangtok

After the Breakfast, depart for Gangtok by 10am. Arrive by lunch &Checkin at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure & overnight stay.

Day 7: Gangtok>>Pelling

(0900hrs-1400hrs) After breakfast, 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.

After lunch, proceed to Pelling (6800 Ft), a 5 hour journey (112 kms) via Ravangla (6800 Ft) , a small township & transit point to various destinations in South & West Sikkim, situated at the base of Meenam Hill (10300 Ft).

Arrive at Pelling by 2-3pm &checkin at Hotel. This is one of the closest points to the Khanchenjunga range & one can see it upfront touching the sky from Pelling. Overnight stay.

Day 8: Pelling

Leave early for the Khecheopalri Lake, also called the “Wish Fulfilling Lake”. It lies in a depression surrounded by prayer flags & forested hills. Then to the, Rimbi Falls, Rock Garden,Khangchendzonga water falls. Back to the Resort for lunch.

After lunch, proceed to Singshore Bridge, a drive of 26 kms from Pelling about 5kms ahead of Dentam towards Uttarey. Built over a gorge over a 1000 ft deep, the building of this suspension bridge was an engineering feat indeed & is also the second highest bridge in Asia. The bridge is ver close to Uttarey which is the base camp for Singilela Mountain Range trek.

Enroute to Singshore, stop to see the Sangay Falls in the TheDentam Valley (1500 m). The entire area is surrounded by forest of rhododendrons. On the return, a visit to the Cheese factory at Dentam Back by evening.Overnight stay.

Day 9: Pelling>>Darjeeling

Early morning visit at 7am to The Pemayangtse Monastery (7021 Ft), 2.5 kms from Pelling. Built

during the late 17th century, it is one of the oldest & most important monasteries of the Nyingmapa order of Buddhism in Sikkim. Even today, it is only the monks of this monastery who enjoy the title of

‘Tasang’ or pure monks. The monastery follows the Mindroling tradition & has 108 monks. The main attraction of the monastery is the wooden replica of ZangdogPalri , the celestial abode of Guru Padmasambhava, built by Serdup L Dorje Rinpoche in 1971. Back to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, proceed to the Rabdentse Ruins - the second capital of the erstwhile King of Sikkim till 1814 A.D. This is also very close to the Pemyangtse Monastery, a 30mins walk from the main road. The scenic view from the top of the ruins scanning across the deep valley, to the mystic heights of the Khanchenjunga range is something to be cherished & etched in memory.

Onwards to Darjeeling (7100 ft), a 72 kms drive taking around 3-4 hours, 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 late afternoon &checkin at Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 10: 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.

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 11: Darjeeling>>Bagdogra

After Breakfast Depart toBagdogra/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).
  •  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 57881 50231 47710 40211 38145 29099
04 48530 40880 38290 30790 28724 20190
06 49904 37487 34832 27332 25266 16945
08 43441 35791 33104 25604 23538 15323
Extra Bed 21300 15250 17250 11600 11150 5340
CWD 15910 14200 15850 10850 11150 4840
CND 11350 7850 10150 5875 5200 2000
         

Government Service Tax: 3.09% Extra


Hotel Used following or similar :

Place Premium Sup Deluxe Deluxe Standard Economy Budget
Kalimpong Silveroaks(Map) Himalayan (Map) Himalayan (Map) Soods Garden (Cp) Soods Garden (Cp) Garden Reach/Tres(Cp)
Gangtok Denzong Regency/Keepsa-Sup Dlx(Map) Keepsa - Sup Dlx/Ttakshang-Suites/Norling(Cp) Keepsa- Dlx(Map) Dewachen Retreat (Cp) Ttakshang Residency/Sikkim Retreat (Cp) Comfort Inn (Cp)
Lachung Yarlam- (Ap) Yyarlam- (Ap) modern residency- (Ap) Hotel sikkim tourist centre/tashighang (Cp) Newa regency/tashighang (Cp) Comfort inn- sunrise regency (Cp)
Pelling The Elgin Mount Pandim(Map) NorbuGhang Resort (Map) Pacchu village/stc resort Hotel Sikkim Tourist Centre/Tashighang(Cp) Newa Regency/Tashighang(Cp) Comfort Inn- Sunrise Regency(Cp)
Darjeeling Elgin (Map) Summit Grace- Suites/Summit Yashshree(Cp) Viceroy (Map) Summit Grace-Dlx(Cp) Hotel Seven Seventeen/Gymkhana Resort (Cp) North Star (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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