Best of Sikkim Tour

Best of Sikkim Tour - 07 Nights / 08 Days
Places Covered - Gangtok » Pelling » Lachung » Darjeeling (75)
Starting Price 46000*

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  • Gangtok

    Our representative will meet and greet you at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction). Next, you will be transfer to Gangtok. The beautiful city of Gangtok is the tourist hub of Sikkim. The destination offers a range of attractions like monasteries, adventure, festivals and a unique culture. This beautiful town of Gangtok is one of the attractions destinations of entire North East India region. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Evening free to roam around on MG Road. Overnight stay will be in Gangtok.

  • Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir

    Morning breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (New) nearly 40 kms. Tsomgo Lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Sikkim due to its scenic beauty and presence of Migratory birds. It's a tourist delight not to be missed while in Sikkim, Next, visit Baba Mandir and Nathu La Pass. Return back to Gangtok. Evening free for shopping and leisure on MG Road. Overnight stay will be in Gangtok (Incase of Landslide or due to any other reason if Tsomgo Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided).

  • Lachung

    Morning breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a detailed tour of North Sikkim. Leave Gangtok in the morning at 10:00 am. Next, proceed to Lachung. Lachung is located at an altitude of 8600 feet. On the way, enjoy Tashi viewpoint, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls, confluence of Lachen chu and Lachung Chu at Chungthang, Twin Waterfalls and Bhim Nala Waterfalls. Lunch will be provided at Namok (Extra cost). You will reach Lachung by late afternoon or early evening. Check in at the hotel. Evening free to roam around the hotel area. Dinner will be served at the 8 pm. Overnight stay will be in Lachung.

  • Gangtok

    Morning breakfast at the hotel. Yumthang is another fascinating place in Sikkim for tourist. Return back to resort at Lachung for Lunch. Next, proceed for a return trip to Gangtok. On the way, also explore Singhik and Mangan. Return back to Gangtok. Evening is free for leisure activities. Overnight stay will be in Gangtok.

  • Pelling

    Morning breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a city tour of Gangtok. Visit the following attractions Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall and Flower Show. Next, go for a 140 kms drive through scenic road to Pelling. Pelling is another gem of a destination located near snowcapped Himalayas. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Evening free to roam around the local area. Overnight stay will be at the Pelling.

  • Pelling

    After morning breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a full day sightseeing tour which covers Rimbi waterfalls, rimbi rock garden and Khecheopalri Lake. Further, explore Khecheopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga waterfalls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse ruins, the view from this ruins is the main highlights of this sightseeing tour. Transfer to Darjeeling. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Darjeeling.

  • Darjeeling

    Early morning drive to Tiger Hill, the journey is a truly memorable experience for the tourist. You will be viewing sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). On the way back, visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace Memorial and Batasia Loop. Return back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, rest for half an hour, next proceed for another round of sightseeing which includes the following attractions, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed) and Peace Pagoda. Return back to the hotel. Evening free for leisure activities and shopping. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Darjeeling.

  • Departure

    Morning breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction). The journey takes around 3 - 4 hours.


Price

Validity       01/11/2017       To       31/03/2018
(Except for Festive Period, Long Weekends, Christmas & New Year Period)
Hotel Category Package Cost Per Adult
Budget Rs. 46000
Standard Rs. 48500
Deluxe Rs. 62750
Luxury  Rs. 62750
Premium Rs. 72750
Above cost based on minimum two adults traveling together, sharing one double room.

Accommodation

Hotel Category Gangtok Pelling Lachung Darjeeling
Budget Saramsa Resort / TashiLing Resort/ Mt. Siniolchu/ Keespa Residency/ Terrace Valley Hotel / Summit Golden Crescent/ Suhim Portico/Orange Village / Yarlam Portico/ Vice Roy Le Primula Norbu Gang Resort / Pachu Village/ Chesnt Retreat View Points Hotel Vice Roy / Summit Yashshree/ Pine Tree Resort / Cresent Resort / Sian Resort / Cider Inn
Standard The Royal Plaza / Denzong Regency Norbu Gang Resort / Pachu Village/ Chesnt Retreat/ View Points Hotel Vice Roy / Summit Yashshree/ Pine Tree Resort/Cresent Resort/ Sian Resort/Cider Inn
Deluxe Hotel Norkhill Mt. Pendim Apple Orchid Hotel New Elgin
Luxury The Royal Plaza /Denzong Regency Norbu Gang Resort/ Chestnut Retreat Apple Orchid Mayfair Resort/Hotel New Elgin
Premium Mayfair Spa Resort Norbhughang Retreat. / Hotel Mt. Pandim/ Chumbi Mountain Retreat Apple Orchid Mayfair Resort/Hotel New Elgin

Inclusions

What's Included

  • Pick up and drop to New Jalpaiguri Railway station / Bagdogra airport by non a/c vehicle.
  • Inter city transfers from NJP/Bagdogra – Gangtok – Lachung – Pelling – Darjeeling –  NJP/ Bagdogra by non ac vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 03 nights at Gangtok
  • Accommodation for 01 night at Lachung.
  • Accommodation for 01 night at Pelling.
  • Accommodation for 02 nights at Darjeeling.
  • 07 breakfasts
  • 07 dinners.
  • Exclusive Non a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please note that the vehicle will not be at disposal it will be available to guest as per itinerary only (point to point basis).
  • Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.
 
 

What's Excluded

  •  Air Fare / Train fare throughout the tour.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, porter-age etc.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees, video camera permits during sightseeing.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client directly).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other feature which is not mentioned in the "Cost includes" column.
  • GST extra on total billing @ 5%

Best of Sikkim Tour

Sikkim

High in the Himalayas, bordering Tibet, the former kingdom of Sikkim is a land of flowers, forests and holy splendours, still relatively untouched by commercialism

Sikkim is India's highest state, with peaks above 6,330 metres (21,000 ft). Kanchenjunga (8,500 metres/28,200 ft), the third highest summit in the world, is believed to be the abode of a god of the same name, a fiery character with a red face who wears a crown made of. five skulls and rides a snow lion. Legend has it that, at the peak, this god buried five sacred treasures — salt, gems, sacred books, medicines and a suit of armour. Best of Sikkim Tour...

Until the 18th century, the inhabitants of Sikkim were mainly Lepchas, cultivators of Mongol origin who came from Tibet in the 8th century. The first kings of Sikkim were the Namgyals descended from the Minyaks of Tibet. Khye-Bumsa, a Namgyal prince, helped in the building of the Sa-Kya Monastery in Central Tibet in 1268. He befriended the Lepchas, and swore a blood brotherhood with their chief, Thekongtek. When Thekongtek died, the Lepchas turned for leadership to Gum Tashi, Khye-Bumsa's fourth son, who was consecrated king (chogyal) in 1642. In 1700 the Bhutanese invaded Sikkim and the young chogyal, Chador, was forced into exile. He built monasteries at Pemayangtse and Tashiding and invented the Lepcha alphabet. He was assassinated in 1717 on the orders of his pro-Bhutanese half-sister, Pei Womgmo. Best of Sikkim Tour...

The early 19th century saw the East India Company entering the Himalayas with a view to opening up trade with Tibet. In 1814, in the Anglo-Nepal wars, Sikkim sided with the company and received as a reward in 1816 parts of the Nepali Terai. As a friendly gesture, King Tsugphud Namgyal gave the East India Company the hill of Darjeeling for development as a resort. Relations soured and following a quarrel over the illegal collection of taxes by the British in Sikkim, the British annexed the Terai and established a protectorate over the kingdom. Since the 18th century Nepalis have flowed into Sikkim and they now constitute 75 Percent of the population. Best of Sikkim Tour...

When British rule india ended, the government of independent India entered into a similar arrangement with the chogyal. Sikkim was not wholly merged with the Indian Union. In 1975, however, the Sikkim Parliament voted for the incorporation of the kingdom into India. The monarchy was abolished and Sikkim became a state. Best of Sikkim Tour...

Gangtok

The capital, Gangtok 1 "the hill made flat", lies at an altitude of 1,640 metres (5,400 ft), facing Kanchenjunga. It is reached by road from Darjeeling, Bagdogra airport (110 km/70 miles), or New Siliguri railway station (125 km/77 miles). The most important building in the town is the Chogyal's Palace, usually closed to visitors except for the Tsuklakhang Royal Chapel, where ceremonies are held. The palace itself opens once a year, during the last week of December, for the Pong Labsal festival during which lamas wearing masks perform a dance to Kanchenjunga around a banner-pole. Best of Sikkim Tour...

The Research Institute of Tibetology, built in 1958 by the last chogyal to preserve Tibetan culture, houses a library of more than 30,000 books on Buddhism, astrology, medicine and philosophy, as well as a collection of thankas (Tibetan religious paintings on cloth). The Deer Park was set up in homage to a Bodhisattva who was reincarnated as a musk deer. The Orchid Sanctuary is where 250 different types of orchids bloom. Nearby is a Tibetan Refugee Craft Centre and the well-known Hotel Tashi Delek. Best of Sikkim Tour...

Monastery treks

The Rumtek Monastery, 24 km (14 miles) west of Gangtok, belongs to the Yellow Hat Karmapa school, a reformist branch of Tantric Buddhism, founded in the 15th century. The monastery, built in the 1960s, is a replica of one in Tibet destroyed at the time of the Chinese takeover. Best of Sikkim Tour...

About 100 km (62 miles) further west, Pemayangtse 2 has a Red Hat Ningmapa Monastery, built in 1705. Its walls and ceilings bear frescos of gods and demons. A one-day trek north leads to Tashiding Ningmapa Monastery, dating from 1706. A longer trek can be organised from Pemayangtse As the path approaches Kanchenjunga 3, the altitude rises to 4,270 metres (14,000 ft) and terraced rice-paddies and barley fields give way to apple-orchards, then fir trees and mountain lakes. Yakshun, reached after six hours, is a small town where the first chogyal was crowned in 1642. The next stages are Bakkhin (five hours) and Dzongri (six hours) with a close-up view of Kanchenjunga. Best of Sikkim Tour...

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