Queen of the Hills Tour

Queen of the Hills Tour

Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destination Covered : Gangtok, Darjeeling, Bagdogra

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 station to Darjeeling (7100 ft), Covering a distance of 88kms drive taking around 3.5hours, 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 back visit the Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop, back to the hotel for breakfast.

(09:00 AM TO 05:00PM) After breakfast, proceed for a half day Darjeeling local sightseeing of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Ropeway, Zoo, Tenzing Rock, Tea Garden & Tibetan Refugees Self Help Centre & 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.
Leave by 8.30am for a 3hr 30mins journey to 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.

Relax & refresh yourself & then walk to the mall which is just 5 minutes away & overnight stay at Gangtok.
After breakfast, visit to Tashi View Point to view Mt. Khangchendzonga. Situated 8kms from the town, this point offers a breathtaking view of the majestic peak & surrounding hills. Also can be seen are the monasteries at Phodong & Labrang. On the return visit Hanuman Tok (7200Ft), a temple devoted to Hanuman. From the temple you can also get a bird’s eye view of the Selep waterworks which supplies drinking water to the Gangtok town. Near this temple which is maintained by the Army, is Lukshyama- the royal cremation grounds of the erstwhile royal family of Sikkim. Then to Ganesh Tok (6500Ft), a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha which is so small in size that it can hardly accommodate one person & one has to crawl to get inside, The Handicraft & Handloom Showroom, which promotes traditional arts & crafts, a veritable storehouse of exquisite carpets, blankets, shawls in “Lepcha” weaves; The Flower Show, which contains over 200 species of orchids set amidst a beautiful landscape; 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, back to the hotel by late afternoon.

Evening free for leisure or go shopping for Sikkimese traditional handicrafts & 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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