Mesmerizing Sikkim

Mesmerizing Sikkim

05 Nights/ 06 Days

overview

Kalimpong is a small sleepy hill resort and lies within Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council. With a population of about 50,000, it is ethnically and culturally similar to Darjeeling. Most activity centres around the Bus Stand in the heart of the town which has a few cheap hotels and restuarants. During the days yonder, Kalimpong used to be the hub of trade of India with Tibet and the trade route passed through Pedong, Rongli in Sikkim and then the pass of Jelepla on the Sikkim-Tibet border but the Chinese invasion in 1962 put an end to all that.

Kalibong in the local dialect stands for Kaulim, a fibre plant used for making paper and paper goods. This grows in abundance in this region. Kalimpong a part of West Bengal, with its rich culture and religious heritage, the fascinating scenic beauty and wonderful flora and fauna has got immense tourist potential. On the north are Deolo Hills, towering above the town, supplies water to Kalimpong, to the south Durpindara Hills, while in the centre is the large market square where the people assemble to trade their wares on Wednesdays and Saturdays. North of square is the Rishi Road with shops on either side and space for the caravans of wood traders and muleteers; the numerous Chinese and Tibetan shops bulge with curious and leather goods.

Situated at an altitude of about 1250 metres (4100 ft) and cradled on a saddle between the hill features of Durpin and Deolo Hill, Kalimpong has a climate that is very mild unlike Darjeeling which becomes extreme cold during the winters. Kalimpong means the fort of the King’s minister. And the name got established when this area was under the Bhutanese, who occupied it in 1706. Before that Kalimpong was a part of Sikkim. Bhutan retained Kalimpong till 1865 after which it along with Dooars was ceded to British India under the Treaty of Sinchula.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    ARRIVAL NJP RAILWAY STATION / (IXB) BAGDOGRA AIRPORT – GANGTOK

    On arrival at NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (500Ft / 150Mts) you will be met by our office Executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5500 Ft /1677 Mts, 130 Kms / 04 to 05 Hrs). Over night at Hotel.

  • Day 02

    GANGTOK

    After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake – situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way, with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Back to Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel. (Incase of Land slide or any reason Tshangu Lake is closed we will provided alternate sightseeing).

  • Day 03

    GANGTOK – KALIMPONG

    Go for a half day sightseeing covering Jhakri Water Falls (04 hrs) along with Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom & Flower Show. Afternoon transfer to Kalimpong (3937 Ft / 1200 Mts, 85 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs), Check in & over night at Hotel.

  • Day 04

    KALIMPONG – DARJEELING

    Today after Breakfast visit Dello hills, Dr. Graham’s Home, Flower Nurseries, Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang and Durbin Dara Hills. Transfer to Darjeeling (7380 Ft / 2250 Mts, 70 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs), Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 05

    DARJEELING

    Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8364 Ft / 2550 Mts at around 4 AM) to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast go for a half-day sight seeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling Ropeway Ride (Ticket cost not included & will be approx INR 180.00 per person) Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & panoramic view of Tea Estate. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 06

    DARJEELING – NJP RAILWAY STATION / (IXB) BAGDOGRA AIRPORT

    After breakfast proceed to NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport (100 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs), for your onward connection / Journey.

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board
580 500 465 425 400 375 225 - -

include/exclude

cost include
  • Meet & Greet upon arrival at Airport / NJP Station
  • Hotel Accommodation as per the name mentioned in the Category for duration as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All applicable Transfers & Sightseeing by NON AC vehicle which will not be at disposal and will be exclusively used for the guest as per the itinerary only (on point to point basis). This vehicle will also change sector wise.
  • Departure transfer
  • Tax & Service Charges
cost exclude
  • Government Service Tax as applicable (as on date 01/04/2012 it is 3.09%)
  • Cost for supplementary service, optional Tours, Up-gradation Charges, Guide, Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • Cost for Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums, Rafting Charges.
  • Cost for service provided on a personal request.
  • Cost for personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
  • Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” head.
  • Difference in cost arising due to change in Taxes by the Government which will have to be collected directly ON ARRIVAL.
  • Difference in cost arising due to change in Fuel price (Calculation based on Petrol INR 75 per liter & Diesel INR 44 per liter)
  • Difference in cost arising due to extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Difference in cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like - landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
15 14 16 23 14 24 23 14 28 25

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 Adults Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 Adults Toyota Hiace 13 Seated with Roof for Baggage or similar
11-14 Adults Toyota or Nissan Jumbo Hiace – 16 Seated with Roof for Baggage
15-21 Adults Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22-30 Adults Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31-35 Adults Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

Premium Luxury Superior Luxury Luxury
Gangtok Gangtok Gangtok
Keepsa Residency Suit Keepsa Super Deluxe Yangthang Heritage
Norkhill Tamarind Super Deluxe Summit Golden Crescent Resort and Spa – Executive   Room
Denzong Regency Suite Tara Palace – Superior Summit Ttakshang Residency Hotel and Spa, Gangtok- Suit Room
Mt. Siniolchu Suit Yangthang Heritage Suit Summit Norling Hotel & Spa, Gangtok- Chalet
Summit Golden Crescent Resort and Spa- Suit Room Tamarind Deluxe
Summit Norling Hotel & Spa, Gangtok- Chalet
  Darjeeling Darjeeling
Cedar Inn Executive Suite Cedar Inn – Deluxe Summit Yashshree Hotel and Spa – Premium Room
The Elgin Darjeeling- SUIT Elgin Deluxe Little Tibet
Vice Roy Summit Grace Hotel and Spa- Chalet
 Pelling Hotel Anand Palace – Superior
Chumbi – Heritage Room Pelling Pelling
Norbu Gang Retreat & Spa- Suit Norbu Gang Retreat & Spa Super Deluxe Mt. Pandim Deluxe
Mt. Pandim Norbu Ghang Resort – Suit
 Kalimpong Kalimpong Kalimpong
Sinclairs- Primier SUIT Silver Oaks Anand Portico
Summit Barsana Resort & Spa
 Lachen Lachen Himalayan Hotel
Apple Orchad- Junior Suit Apple Orchad- Junior Suit Lachen
 Lachung Lachung Apple Orchad- Junior Suit
Yarlam – Junior Suit Yarlam- Valley View Lachung
 Namchi Namchi Yarlam- Valley View
Summit Sobralia Resort and Spa- Suit Summit Sobralia Resort and Spa – Suit Namchi
 Ravongla Ravongla Summit Sobralia Resort and Spa, Namchi – Executive
Bon Farm House, Kewzing- Family cottage Bon Farm House, Kewzing – Villa Suite Ravongla
Mount Nursing Village Resort-Hillside Cottage Rooms Mount Nursing Village Resort-Super Deluxe Cottage Rooms Bon Farm House, Kewzing- Farmhouse suite/Log house suite
Cherry Resort Temi Suite Cherry Resort Temi Deluxe Royal Mount Nursing Village Resort, Deluxe Cottage Rooms/Standard Bungalow Rooms
Cherry Resort Temi Super Deluxe
 Kaluk / Rinchenpong KALUK KALUK
Ghonday – Suit Ghonday – Kanchendzonga Ghonday
Mandarin cottage/Super Deluxe Mandarin cottage/Super Deluxe Mandarin cottage/Super Deluxe

Note

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • The above rates are based on minimum 02 persons travelling together.
  • Tariffs given to you are net- Non Commissionable.
  • Child below 12 years can share the bed with the parents with an extra cost.
  • Airfares may change without any notice at any time during the validity of the package.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any changes in hotel taxes, rate of exchange, transport rates, government taxes, entrance fees
  • International check in time is 1200 hours; check out time is 1200 hours. Early check / late check out is subject to availability of rooms
  • Cancellation charges would apply as per our Cancellation policy.

 

The time schedule fixed by the local tour operator should be strictly adhered to. For any inconvenience, loss, or consequence suffered due to tourist’s failure to keep the local tour operators timings, the tourist alone would be responsible. The aforementioned description is just for informative purpose. Final package tour components shall be mentions on the voucher at the time of finalizing the tour package. The travel tour Components mentioned here are subject to change at last minute variation that may occur due to factors beyond control of the Royal Nepal Holidays.

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