Sikkim Darjeeling Important information

Sightseeing Options
Darjeeling:
03 points include Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop (3 hrs trip start at 04.00 a.m. to 7.00a.m).

07 points include Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Centre, Tea Estate (outer view), Ava art Gallery and Japanese temple, Peace Pagoda & Rope Way (4 hrs from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs).

Optional sightseeing with additional cost

Mirik Lake (Included in 3Nts Darjeeling pacakge), Nepal Border & Pasupati Market (Nepal).

Rock Garden (04 hrs approx), (04 hrs from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs or 14.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs) (Road condition is very bad and only Sumo / Max can go).

Joy ride by toy train, cost will be Rs. 600/- per ticket & Rs. 800/- for vehicle (Hotel – Darjeeling Station – Hotel transfer).
Gangtok:
Half Day include Banzakhri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology. (Timing: 09.00 hrs to 13.00 hrs)

Full Day include Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Flower show, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology, Dro-dul Chorten, Enchey Monastery & Banjakhri Falls. (maximum 6 hours)

Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir. (Full day trip from 09.00 hrs to 15.00 hrs)

Optional sightseeing with additional cost

03 points include Tashi view point, Ganesh Tak & Hanuman Tak (not covered in any of the Itinerary).

Saramsa Garden, Smile Land Amusement Park.

Rumtek Monastery & Ranka Monastery.

Nathula Pass (Indo-China Border) opens only on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun (if permit is available).

Aritar Lake.

Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse & Chardham.

Enchey Monastery, Cable Car (Rope way) & Zoo.

Pelling:
1st Half tour – Darap village, Khangchendzonga water falls, Rimbi water Falls & Khachoedpalri Lake (09.00 hrs to 12.30 hrs)

2nd Half tour – Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Halipad Ground. (13.30 hrs to 17.00 hrs)

Optional sightseeing with additional cost

2nd Half tour – Changey Waterfalls, Dentam Valley, Singshore Bridge.

Excursion to Yuksom for full day. In Yuksom you can visit Tashi Namgyel Stone & Dubdi Monastery by walking.

Ravangla & Namchi full day tour – Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse, Ralang Monastery, Borong Monastery & Chardham.

In Pelling one has to go by walk for Rabdantse & Sangacholing monastery.

Kalimpong:

Full day tour covering Mangal Dham, Hanuman Top, Dello Hill, Pine View Nursery, Dr. Grahams Home, Nature interpretation center, Golf course, Denzong parli Buddhist monastery, Kali Temple and Zelepla View point.

Optional sightseeing with additional cost

Lava & Lolegaon (7 hrs approx, start from 8.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs).

Pedong.

 

Lachung:
Yumthang Valley & Hot Spring.

Optional sightseeing with additional cost

Katao Valley, Zero Point (Yumesumdong)

Lachen:
Chopta Valley, Thangu Valley & Gurudongmar Lake.

Dooars:
01 Jungle safari in Jaldapara National Park.

02 Jungle watch tower visit (Gorumara National Park / Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary).

Jhalong, Bindu, Jaldhaka Hydel Project, Samsing, Suntalekhola & Murti River Side.

Optional sightseeing with additional cost

Leopord Conservation Center.

Temi / Namchi:
Temi Tea Garden (Only tea garden in Sikkim).

Samdruptse – Means “The wish fulfilling hill” situated 7 km from Namchi in South Sikkim. On the hill top, stands the popular 135 ft high statue of Guru Padmasambhava the highest of its kind in the world. The foundation stone of the statue laid by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on 1997.

Siddhesvar Dham – A miniature replica of the Indian Char Dham located in our Country i.e. Jagannath Dham in East, Dwarika Dham in West, Badrinath Dham in North and Rameshwaram in South. It also has a 108 ft. statue of Lord Shiva enclosed by the 12 ‘Lingas’, a temple of Shirdi Sai Baba and an effigy of Lord Kirateshwara.

Optional sightseeing with additional cost

Buddha Park, Ravangla Town, Rallong Monastery & Tendong Hill.

Pedong:
Tinchuley View Point, Aritar Lake.

Optional sightseeing with additional cost

Zuluk.

Sillery Gaon, Silent Valley.

River Rafting:

River Rafting can be arranged while traveling from Darjeeling to Kalimpong / Gangtok, Kalimpong – Gangtok, Gangtok – NJP / IXB.

Cost: Rs. 500/- per pax on sharing + vehicle detention charge of Rs. 1,000/- (Nett & non-commissionable)

Cost: With River Side lunch Rs. 700/- per pax + vehicle detention charge of Rs. 1,000/- for a minimum of 8 paying pax is required. (Nett & non-commissionable)

The put-in point for rafting on river Teesta starts from Melli and ends at 29th mile approx 10 kms.

The entire activity takes around 3 hours.

We provide: Head gears, paddles, life jacket, professional rafting guide, proper bathroom with towels for shower.

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 bourne by the guest directly (Except at Premium+, Premium & Luxury categories)
  4. Category of Rooms in the packages normally remains to deluxe / super deluxe 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-ordintor 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.
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