Flavours of the Hills Tour

Flavours of the Hills Tour

Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destination Covered : Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Bagdogra, Tsomgo Lake

Price

On Request


Overview

National Park fee not included

Air fare

Extra meal, table drinks, guide.

Monument & sanctuary entrances will be paid by the passenger.

Any personal expense is not included in the package.

Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions.

Detailed Tour Itinerary


Pick-up from Bagdogra airport/NJP railway station to be taken to Darjeeling (7100 ft), a 88kms drive taking around 3.5hours to reach Darjeeling, the “Queen of the hill stations”, its name derived from “Dorje-Line” which means the place of “Dorje”, the mystic thunderbolt. After a very scenic drive thru the mountains, tea gardens etc. Reach Darjeeling & check in at hotel.

Spend the evening lazing around or walk up to the mall area & overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Start the day at 4am with an early morning trip to Tiger Hill (7800 Ft) to catch the sunrise from behind the majestic Kunchenjunga range. On the way return back visit the Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop, back to the hotel for breakfast.

(09:00 AM TO 03:00PM) After breakfast, proceed for a half day Darjeeling local sightseeing of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Ropeway, Zoo, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugees Self Help Centre, Tea Garden (outer view) & Japanese Temple. Back to the hotel by evening; take a walk to “Chowrasta” the centre point of the Mall area. You can do some window shopping & overnight stay at Darjeeling.
After breakfast depart to Kalimpong (4000 Ft), a drive of 50kms taking around 2.5hrs to reach Kalimpong. Also called the garden of flowers, this town has almost everything- scenic beauty, flowers, greenery, waters, mists, clouds etc.

After lunch, proceed for a half day sightseeing of Durpin Hill (which has the famous Zong Dog Palri Fo- Brang Monastery which belongs to the same Buddhist sect as the present Dalai Lama), Pine View Point, Dr Graham's Homes complex with its historic church & well maintained grounds founded in 1900 by Rev. Dr. J A Graham, a Scottish missionary, Delo Hill (5556 ft) appears to be the roof- of- the- world, is the highest point in Kalimpong. Delo also has the town’s picturesque water reservoir. Then on to Mangal Dham Temple constructed in memory of the late Guru Shree (108) Mangal Dasji and dedicated to Lord Krishna. Evening free at leisure with a visit to the market, where you do some curio shopping, buy some Kalimpong Cheese & lollypops of Swiss technology from “Larks” or just take a walk thru the market & overnight stay at Kalimpong.
After breakfast, depart to a drive 76kms & 2.5hrs to reach Gangtok (5500ft) - the Land of the Pristine and unspoilt natural beauty – Sikkim, with alpine landscapes and thick luxuriant forests, rivers in torrent and peaceful lakes. Arrive at Gangtok (5500 Ft) by afternoon. Check-in at Hotel.
(1400hrs-1700hrs) After lunch, visit to Cottage Industries, Started during the time of the Chogyals of Sikkim, as a venture to preserve, protect and propagate the authentic Sikkimese arts, handicrafts and skills of local and village artisans, it has become one of the major attractions for people visiting Sikkim where beautiful souvenirs like carpets, hand carved tables (choktses), traditional handcrafts, furniture, handlooms carpets and other products are produced & exhibited for sale. Flower Show, at one end and below the Ridge Park is the Flower Exhibition Centre which holds the annual Orchid show. Inside the area is not very large but it has amazing collections of flowers of many different types, if you are a flower lover, then this is the place for you. But the best time is between March to June when the Orchids are in full bloom and put on display, Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa) which is one of the most important stupas of Sikkim, built by the head of the Nyingma order- Trullshi Rimpoche in 1945. It contains rare details of Dorji Phupa, Holy Books, Mantras and is encircled by 108 prayer wheels; The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology built in 1958 in traditional style, a renowned worldwide centre for the study of the Mahayana Buddhist philosophy & religion, a treasure house of rare “Thankas”, statues, over 200 Buddhist icons and prized objects of art & finally Ban Jhakhri Waterfalls. Return to hotel by evening.

Relax & refresh yourself & then walk to the mall which is just 5 minutes away & overnight stay at Gangtok.
After breakfast, proceed to Tsomgo Lake (12,313 ft), a 40kms drive which takes 2.5 hrs. This lake is located very close to Nathula Pass which is the entry point to China termed as the “Silk Route & remains frozen for most parts of the year. Legend has it that the Lamas use to forecast the future by studying the colour of the lakes waters. Enjoy the surroundings, majestic snowy peaks which feed the lake and the clean fresh air, back to Gangtok by 3 pm for a late lunch. Evening free for leisure or go shopping for Sikkimese traditional handicrafts & overnight stay at Gangtok.
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel & proceed to Bagdogra Airport/NJP Railway Station for onwards destination.

Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • 02 nights at Selected Gangtok hotel or similar hotel
  • 02 nights at Selected Hotel or similar hotel Darjelling
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All transfers and Sightseeing as per Itiniary and point to point basis
  • All tranmsfer and sightseeing by pvt Wagon R/Sumo/Ac innova/Xylo
  • Child below 5 years is complimentary

Exclusions

  • National Park fee not included
  • Air fare
  • Extra meal, table drinks, guide.
  • Monument & sanctuary entrances will be paid by the passenger.
  • Any personal expense is not included in the package.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions.

Payments Terms

* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount. * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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