GANGTOK LACHUNG DARJEELING TOUR

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NORTH EAST INDIA TOUR-19

GANGTOK LACHUNG DARJEELING 

06 Nights 07 Days

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrival at Bagdogra Airport and Transfer to Gangtok.

On arrival at Bagdogra Airport our representative will escort you and take you to Gangtok. Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and largest populated city of Sikkim. Gangtok is surrounded by highest mountain peaks of Himalaya due to which through out year  temperature remains mild hence it has become a popular tourist destination of North East India. Distance from  Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok: 127 km and it takes nearly 4:15 Hrs to reach Gangtok.On arrival at Gangtok Check in to the hotel. Evening time is free to explore the Gangtok city on your own. O/N halt at Gangtok. 

Day 2  Gangtok Sightseeing

After breakfast in the hotel proceed for full day sightseeing of Tsomgo Lake and visit to Baba Mandir. Tsomgo is a glacier lake and it is frozen throughout winter.It is one among the major tourist attractions of Sikkim.The important feature of this lake is its surface changes colors according to the sessions. Other activities at the Lake are joy ride on decorated yaks and Mules,and enjoy local food and drinks.There is small Shiva temple on the bank of Lake. Also you can visit the Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple  which is located between Nathula and Jelepla pass.This Temple is popularly known as Baba Mandir.Harbhajan sing was aSentry of Punjab Regiment and was posted here as a border patrol force on India-China border.In Octomber 1968 he disappeared while escorting mules carrying essential provisions,he fell into a stream and drowned.After a few days he reappeared in a dream of one of his sentry colleagues and asked him to make a memorial here on thi name.The sentries made a samadhi and constructed a temple and they believe that Harbhajan sing will guard  and protect them in this very difficult terrain while performing their duties for country. After sightseeing return back to hotel.Evening is free time to spend as per your choice.O/N halt at Gangtok. 

Optional: Request for an inclusion of Nathula Pass to make your Sikkim tour more exciting (charges extra).Distance between Tsomgo Lake to Nathula pass is around 17km via Jawaharlal Nehru Road.

Day 3 Transfer to Lachen

After breakfast in the hotel today we will go to next destination - Lachen.This town comes in Sikkim state and it is 109 km and travel time is around 4 hrs from Gangtok.This town is being promoted as important tourist destination by Sikkim Government and it forms the base for Chota Valley and Gurudongmar Lake.On the way to Lachen stop at  Singhik Viewpoints and check out the scintillating vistas of Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Siniolchu. Later, get to the refreshing Seven Sisters Waterfall and the pretty Naga Waterfall.In the evening reach at Lachen. On arrival check in to the Hotel. Evening is free to explore the town on your own. O/N halt at Lachen

Day 4 Transfer to Lachung 

After breakfast in the hotel today we will transfer to Lachung-Lachen is mountain village with a low Population and very close to Tibetan border in Sikkim.The village is a home of Buddhist Lachung Monastery. The Lachung village remained covered with snow till beginning of March.After a hectic road journey through rough roads Lachung provides visitors a required relief with its snow clad look.Generally tours for North Sikkim starts from Lachung Village hence tourist prefare to stay here for one night for rest. Distance from Lachen to Lachung is 48 km and needed 2 Hrs to cover this distance. On the way you can enjoy the  .

 mesmerising Chopta Valley offering views of snowy hills, pine trees, and aqua-blue rivers. Next, get to Gurudongmar Lake, which is the world’s second highest and an utterly mesmerising lake. In the afternoon arrive at Lachung. On arrival checkin to hotel.remaining day is free to explore the surrounding,hoteling and shopping. O/N halt Lachung.

Day 5 Transfer to Gangtok

After breakfast in the hotel today we will proceed to Yumthang Valley( The valley of Flowers).This is a popular destination of Nature overs and trekkers.Also visit Yumthang hot spring and Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary.In the afternoon proceed to Gangtok. The distance between Lachung to Gangtok is 118 km and required 7:00 Hrs to reach Gangtok. On arrival at Gangtok check into the hotel.O/N halt at Gangtok

Day 6 Transfer to Darjeeling

After breakfast in the hotel today we will travel to Darjeeling. Distance between Gangtok to Darjeeling is 100k and it requies 4:00 hrs to reach Darjeeling.On arrival check in to the hotel.After fresh up in hotel proceed to City sightseeing-Covering places like  

Post some yummy breakfast, leave for Darjeeling. Upon reaching your hotel in Darjeeling, complete your super quick registration process. Settle down in your room and set out for a city tour of Darjeeling.Visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the beautiful PNZ Zoological Park, and buy beautifully created handicrafts at the Tibetan Refugee Centre. Watch stunning views of the aromatic Tea Garden, take a fun ride on the Darjeeling Ropeway, and finally, pay homage to the fascinating Japanese Temple and the Peace Pagoda.After sightseeing return to the hotel. evening free to explore Darjeeling on your own. O/N halt at Darjeeling.

Day 7 Departure from Darjeeling

Today is the last day of tour. have a breakfast in the hotel and then thereafter you will be transfer to Bagdogra (IXB) in Gangtok to Board a flight for your onward destination with sweet memories of  Gagangiri Tours and Travels,Mumbai.

TARIFF -2022

Valid from 20th March 2022 to 30th September 2022

                                                   TOUR COST : Per Person Per Tour Basis ( In Rupees )                                                                               

    Minimum No  of Pax      Standard (Plan CP)         Deluxe( Plan CP)        Super Deluxe ( Plan CP)    Classic (Plan MAP)

          02 pax                                30793                            33307                            36548                             44817

          04 pax                                22689                            25203                            28455                             36713

          06 pax                               18831                             21344                            24586                             32855

                                                                              Hotels Used   

Destination            Standard (Plan CP)                      Deluxe( Plan CP)         Super Deluxe(Plan CP)    Classic (Plan MAP)

Darjeeling-       Marvel Inter-national / similar        Hotel Sunflower /Similar      The Retreat/Similar   Candalin Resort/Similar

Gangtok -          Sunrise Resi-dency / Similar        Himalayan Heights/Similar  Hotel Doma Palace           Suhim Portico

Kalimpong -       Garden Reach / Similar                   Sood Garden/Similar         Hotel Park/Similar         Barasana/Similar

Pelling-            Swagat Resi-dency / Similar            Pema-ling Resi-dency            Olive Hotel              Norbhu Ghang Resort

Lachung-           Fortuna Resort / Similar                    Fortuna Resort               Hotel Park Palace            Golden Bridge

Lachen-            Hotel Jachu Valley/Similar                Himalayan Regency       Himalayan Regency        Grand Lachane

PACKAGE COST INCLUDES
::-- Assistance on Arrival & Departure.
::-- Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis as Per Plan.
::-- Exclusive Non a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please brief to guest that vehicle will not be at disposable it will available to guest as per itinerary only.
::-- All permit fees & hotel taxes.

PACKAGE COST DOES NOT INCLUDES:
::-- Air Fare/Train fare.
::-- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), porterage.
::-- Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”.
::-- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
::-- Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
::-- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
::-- 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.
::-- Travel Insurance.
::-- Anything which is not include in the inclusion
::-- Goods & Service Tax 5%

  CHILD POLICY:
::-- Child Below 5 yrs complimentary.
::-- Child 5 -10 yrs without extra bed as mention in cost column (CNB = Child no Bed).
::-- Child 5 -10 yrs with extra bed as mention in cost column (CWB = Child with Bed).
::-- Above 10 years / Extra adult with an extra bed sharing room are same & charged as per (EPSR).
::-- Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced if asked by hotel.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
::-- Minimum Cancellation is 10% or INR 3000 whichever maximum Per Person Per Tour
::-- 25% Between 45-30 Days Before Tour Departure
::-- 50% Between 30-15 Days Before Tour Departure
::-- 75% Between 15-05 Days Before Tour Departure
::-- 100% on the Same Day & No show & 05 Days remaining.
::-- Cancellation charges as % of Total Tour Cost.

Note :

- In case of non-availability of requested hotel / hotels, we will provide accommodation in a similar category hotel / hotels.

Important: We need following to process your booking
1. Guest Name & Contact Number
2. Naming List with gender & age
3. Arrival / Departure details

NOTE:

• Permit require for Tsomgo Lake. It is mandatory that guest should carry 04 copies of pass – port size photograph, original photo ID proof with photo copy (identity card – Voter ID card/Pass-port/Driving License etc) for processing the permit.
• Permit also require for traveling to North Sikkim (Lachung & Lachen). Requires 02 more copies of passport size photographs along with original photo ID proof.
• The above mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category.
• The rates quoted in the packages are on per person basis, valid for Indian nationals & till 15th Mar 2016 (High seasons surcharge will be applicable from 20TH Dec – 04TH Jan)

About Vehicle:
• We provide exclusive vehicles in our packages.
• Non A/C Santro Wagnor / Alto for 1-3 Pax including child.
• Non A/C Sumo / Max / Hard top Jeeps for 4-8 pax.
• Innova / Scorpio / Xylo / Tavera for 6 pax including child.
• Gangtok city tour is done only by Maruti van / Indica / Wagon R (4 people in a car).
• If guest are booked for luxury vehicle, Innova / Scorpio / Xylo / Tavera will be provided as per availability.
• Only 06 heads are allowed in 1 Innova / Scorpio / Xylo including child. In case the number of heads traveling increases, than the guest will have to take another vehicle.
• In one Sumo / Max only 08 heads are allowed including child. If the number of heads traveling is more than 08, then guest will have to take another vehicle.
• Incase the guest is opting for Innova / Scorpio inform the guest to travel light with minimum baggage of one piece per person. In case of excess baggage the guest will have to opt for an extra vehicle for carrying the excess baggage. The cost for this will be borne by guest directly.

Important: About Hotel –
1. Check-in 13:00 hrs. / Check-out time is 11:00 hrs.
2. The tourism infrastructure in Sikkim & Darjeeling is not very developed and one should not expect or compare it with the standards of plains & other developed destinations there is always scarcity of water and power in the region and so you would come across situation like water (hot) being supplied on time basis – morning & evening.
3. Room Heater available with an extra cost borne by the guest directly (Except at Super Luxury , Luxury , Heritage Premium & Classic categories)
4. Category of Rooms in the packages normally remains to Stander Room .
5. Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced if asked by hotel.
6. A valid photo ID proof for all guests staying at the hotel is mandatory.
7. For Extra adult in the room we will provide an extra bed (wherever possible), but most of the hotels only provide extra mattress or roll out bed. Most of the hotels have no provision of an extra bed.
8. Operator reserves the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of days in each destination and without compromising any services.
9. In the area (almost all) the hotels do not have a lift facility and in all the hotels the guest will have to climb stairs. In case if any guest is having problem of blood pressure, knee or other ailment for which they cannot climb the higher floors they will have to intimate us during the time of booking so that we can arrange rooms at the lowest floor of the hotel enabling the guest to climb the minimum number of stairs possible.
About Transport –
1. If arrival of guest is by train at NJP Railway Station, please be informed that our executive will be there to receive the guest at the New Exit Gate (Near Escalator) or arrive at Bagdogra Airport our executive will be there with the PLA –  CARD at Exit Gate on the Airport.
2. The guest should always keep cool with the drivers as they are not tourism educated and come from different remote villages.
3. As there is shortage of space for car parking in the entire Sikkim & Darjeeling region – guest will have to wait at the Lobby in time for the vehicle to start their sightseeing / transfers.
4. We would appreciate, if the guest does not lend their ears to the drivers as most of the time they misguide the passengers. In such instances we would request them to contact our executive.
5. On arrival of guests we will provide mineral water, small kits, local tour co-coordinator number & service voucher. Our representative will brief the total tour itinerary to the guest.
6. As most of the services are on point to point basis, it is obvious that the drivers would also keep changing. Keeping this in mind please ensure that you do not leave your belongings in the vehicle as there is very little possibility of getting them back. Always check your baggage before leave the vehicle.
7. In this sector the same vehicles will not be providing for the entire tour, it will be changed sector-wise. So we request you to inform the same to your guest to avoid any circumstance.
8. If any tourist spot do not complete which falls on closing day & if they wants to do the same on next day then they have  to pay the extra cost for the vehicle.
9. If guests want any changes in their sightseeing schedule they should be informed to our executive previous day before 16:00 hrs, after that no changes are allowed. If the guest inform after 16:00 hrs it will be consider as a cancellation with no refund or guest will pay extra cost for reschedule the sightseeing.
10. Please inform your guest to maintain the timing for the sightseeing / transfers which will advisable by our executive. Mainly in Gangtok vehicle will not allowed to park at the hotel instead of parking stand. Once our vehicle will leave the hotel area without picking up the guests & come back at parking stand then guest must have to arrange their own to  reach at the parking stand.
11. In Gangtok outside vehicle are not allowed to enter in the city. Only local taxi can roam around within Gangtok city. All  outside vehicle will pick up & drop them from Deorali taxi stand. We provide local taxi for pick up & drop from hotel to taxi stand. For this reason guest have to wait sometime in the taxi stand.
12. In case the guest is opting for Innova / Scorpio inform the guest to travel with minimum baggage (one baggage per person). In case of excess baggage the guest will have to opt for an extra vehicle for carrying the excess baggage. The  cost for this extra vehicle will be born by guest directly.
13. Operator reserves the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of days in  each destination and without compromising any services.

14. Only 06 heads are allowed in 1 Innova / Scorpio / Xylo including child and 08 heads are allowed in 1 Sumo / Max including child. In case the number of travelers are increases, than the guest will have to opt for the additional vehicle with an extra cost which is directly payable by the guest on spot