$1920


*per person on twin sharing

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Hotels & Pricing
  • Terms

Overview


Do you want to experience the traditional grandeur of eastern India? Gurkhas Travel gives you a chance to feel this amazing part of India. The Darjeeling name derived from the Sanskrit word 'Durjay Ling', means 'Siva of invincible prowess, who rules the Himalayas'. It will be a delightful experience for you. Visit the stunning Pelling and immerse yourself in the mystic beauty of the lovely lakes, the traditionally designed monasteries and the shimmering waterfalls. Explore Gangtok and some of the major attractions in and around Gangtok such as the Rumtek Monastery, Tashiding Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Nathu La Pass, Tsomgo Lake, Hanuman Tok, and more.

Highlights


  • Travel the frontier region of Indian – North East
  • Land of beautiful hills and plains
  • Ultimate holiday spot with breathtaking natural beauty
  • Capture the natural beauty of scenic hill-station
  • Mesmerizing holiday to get rid from daily life hustle and bustle

DETAILED ITINERARY


Day 01: Bagdogra–Darjeeling

On arrival at Bagdogra Airport, our representative will take you to Darjeeling. The journey is only 93 kms long and takes about 3.5 hours. Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kangchenjunga rising higher than all the others. It remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An introduction to hill stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”. On arrival in Darjeeling, check into the hotel and stay overnight.


(Lunch and Dinner)


Day 02: Darjeeling

After having the breakfast, visit Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery. Tiger Hill is 13 kms from Darjeeling and one can see beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kangchenjunga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colours just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. Ghoom Monastery is oldest Monastery in the area and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill. Afternoon proceed for city tour that includes Himalayan Mountaineering Institute/Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Snow Leopard Breeding Centre. One can visit Himalayan Zoological Park where one can see Himalayan animals like Snow Leopard, Tibetan Wolf, Tibetan Yak, Himalayan Black Bear and several varieties of birds. Tibetan Self- Helf Centre or Refugee Centre is run by Tibetan Refugees to preserve their handicrafts and one can see making of Tibetan Carpets, Leather work, Paintings and Wooden work etc. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 03: Darjeeling–Gangtok

After having the breakfast, drive to Gangtok. The 98 kms journey would take about 4 hours. It is located at an altitude of 1750m. The downtown area of Gangtok is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people travelling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a traveller’s delight. Overnight stay at the hotel.


(Breakfast and dinner)


Day 04: Gangtok

After the breakfast, you will proceed for full day city tour including an excursion to Rumtek Monastery. The awe-inspiring Rumtek Monastery is the world Dharma chakra Centre and the seat of His Holiness. Behind the main monastery is the lavishly decorated Karmae Nalanda Institute of Buddhist Studies, which attracts students from the world over. Opposite the entrance to the Institute is a small hall featuring a beautiful jewel studded Chorten the Golden Stupa, which contains the ashes and remains of His Holiness the xvi Gyalwa Karmapa. Directorate of Handloom and Handicrafts was set up to promote traditional Sikkimese art and handicrafts. Exquisitely carved wooden friezes, intricate bamboo work, along with beautiful hand woven carpets and handlooms are on exhibit here. Among others, a favourite item here is the choktse a wooden table with carved panels that can be folded into a portable pack. After exploring the city, stay overnight at hotel.


(Breakfast and dinner)


Day 05: Gangtok–Kalimpong

After the breakfast, drive to Kalimpong. It is about 83 kms away from Gangtok and drive would take about 3 hours. Kalimpong is located at an altitude of 1250m, and a pleasant and relaxed getaway. Visit some of the popular places including Flower Nurseries. Kalimpong is famous for its nurseries which export exotic flowers like Amaryllis lilies, Anthuriums, Roses gerberas, Dahilias, Gladiolias as well as Orchids and Cacti. Zang Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery is a fairly new monastery located in Durpin Dara, from here one can get an exclusive panoramic view of the town and surroundings. The prayer room inside the monastery is adorned with wall paintings and there is a rare three-dimensional mandala upstairs. Tharpa Choling Monastery at Tirpai hill on the route to Dr.Graham’s Home belongs to the Yellow Hat sect of Lamas to which the present Dalai Lama belongs. Stay overnight at the hotel.


(Breakfast and dinner)


Day 06: Kalimpong–Bagdogra

After the breakfast, drive to Bagdogra for your onward journey.


(Breakfast )


HOTELS & PRICING


  Validity : Till 13th Nov 2015



  Hotels Included In Package

Hotel Name

Location

Hotel Class

Summit Grace ResortDarjeeling 3 STAR
Ttakshang ResidencyGangtok3 STAR
Kalimpong ParkKalimpong3 STAR


  Price Details In Package

No of Person @ Price

Hotel Class

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Cost Includes

  • Hotels Class as mentioned in the program
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 01 Bottle Mineral water per day per person
  • All Applicable Taxes
  • Return Trip Airfare in Economy Class from Melbourne, Australia – Bagdogra, India – Melbourne, Australia (including taxes).
  • Transportation and sightseeing as per the group Size (Air conditioned)


Cost Excludes

  • Any insurance
  • Any still camera, digital camera and video camera fee. (To be paid on the spot.)
  • Any tip, such as, at hotel/resort/restaurants, at restaurants outside, to the guides, to the Drivers/assistants, and to the mahouts.
  • Entrance ticket/fee to the monuments
  • Any item of personal nature, such as drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), laundry, the telephone calls etcetera.


Terms



  • All Prices given are in Australian Dollar (AUD).
  • Your Australian departure tax is included in the cost of your ticket.
  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Australia – Bagdogra, India – Melbourne, Australia including taxes.
  • Service Confirmation is subject to availability at the time of reservations.
  • Prices can vary depending on availability of the service and change in the number of passengers.
  • Any changes in the quotation will be communicated to you and booking will proceed only after your confirmation.
  • Surcharges may be applicable over and above the tour price. At the time of booking or prior to confirmation, the same will be advised.
  • We will require 10% and balance payment prior 45 days, before departure of the tour.
  • All activities, sightseeing, and other optional tour/ services/rides, if left unutilized or partially utilized by choice or due to other uncontrollable situations /weather / time constraint, any other circumstances are not subject to any refund.
  • Prices or rates quoted to you in the itinerary are calculated at the prevailing prices and are subject to change without any prior notice in the case of the currency fluctuation increase in the cost of fuel charges, sudden change in any related hotel tariff, air/ rail/ bus/ entry ticket cost increase or transport cost increase due to change of route, change in any related government tax structure, alteration of itinerary program or change in the number of the tour members necessitated by factors beyond our control before the date of departure or even during the tour. Whatever applicable all such increases must be paid in full before departure.

Child Policy

  • Children below 5 years are complimentary in parents’ room without extra bed.
  • Milk/Food for infant or Children below 5 years chargeable on direct payment at hotel


Baggage Allowances

Ensure to confirm your Baggage Allowance at the time of booking.

General Baggage Allowance on International Flights excluding low cost carrier.

  • First Class: 40 kg free baggage allowance per person.
  • Business Class: 30 kg free baggage allowance per person.
  • Economy Class: 20 kg free baggage allowance per person.


Cancellation Policy

  • For whatever reasons, if you want to cancel the booking, make sure to intimate us in writing. We are constrained to levy the following cancellation charges as per the company policy.


Cancellation Charges Per Person

  • 30 days or more prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour, taken non-refundable advance will be charged.
  • Tickets bought on promotion may be 100 % non changeable and non refundable. The validity of the ticket will be restrictive.
  • 30 to 15 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour, 50% of the package cost.
  • 14 to 07 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour 75% of the package cost.
  • 07 to 01 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour 100% of the package cost.
  • In case of no information 100% of the package cost.


Reconfirmations

  • We recommend you to confirm your flight with the local airline office at least 72 hours prior to departure. Failure to reconfirm may result in the cancellation of some reservations. For Special request (hotel confirmation, meal and seat preference, special assistance, wheel chair request) are subject to airline confirmation and need to reconfirm from agency at least 72 hours prior to the departure.


Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend Travel Insurance. The premium is calculated on the number of days you will be away, however it is important that the policy be taken out when the booking is made, to cover any cancellation penalties that may apply from that time. If the insurance is not with us, a charge of $50 will be applicable for any paperwork requested.


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