Himalayan Grandeur Tour
04 Nights/05 Days
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.
Darjeeling is also the home to the famous Ghoom Monastery built in 1875. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An introduction to hill stations in India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”.
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.
Best time to visit: September to June
Bagdogra/NJP - Darjeeling (93 kms 3 hours approx)
Assistance at the airport/station on arrival and drive to Darjeeling. 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, World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains.
Today you leave early morning to visit Tiger Hill to catch the 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. One can also catch a glimpse of the 15ft high Mythey Buddha and Ghoom Monastery on the way back from Tiger Hill. You will be taken back to the hotel for breakfast and proceed for a city tour to visit the 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.
Darjeeling - Gangtok 98 kms 4 hours approx.
Today you begin a 4 hour journey towards Gangtok after breakfast. Afternoon is for sightseeing in Gangtok visiting Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok, Flower Show, Do Drul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Cottage Industry and Bakthang Falls. Overnight at hotel.
The entire of today is designed with an 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. You will also be visiting New Baba Mandir before your return to the hotel.
Gangtok - Bagdogra/NJP (125 kms 4 hours approx.)
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Tour Package Includes
- Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
- Meals : breakfast at all places
- Transfers from one place to another
- Sightseeing in private cars
- Vehicle will be provided based on the itinerary
- All current taxes such as hotel taxes and transportation taxes
Tour Package Excludes
- Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples
- Meals not mentioned in inclusions
- Personal Expenses / Purchase of things
- Any kind of insurance
- Any increase in the govt. taxes and state taxes
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
- 16 days to prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
- 15 days to 01 days prior to arrival or no show – 100% of the tour/service cost.
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.