$2061


*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
  • Mesmerizing holiday to get rid from daily life hustle and bustle
  • Land of beautiful hills and plains
  • Ultimate holiday spot with breathtaking natural beauty
  • Capture the natural beauty of scenic hill-station

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

Wake up in the morning and 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. It is truly a majestic sight. After that, go to enjoy the toy train ride. This train journey will allow you to explore the hill station more closely. One can experience the sound, smell and romance of a bygone era. Afternoon proceed for city tour that includes Himalayan Mountaineering Institute/Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park where one can see Himalayan animals like Snow Leopard, Tibetan Wolf, Tibetan Yak, Himalayan Black Bear and several varieties of birds. Then visit Tibetan Self-Helf Centre or Refugee Centre. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.


(Breakfast and dinner)


Day 03: Darjeeling–Pelling

After having the breakfast, proceed to Pelling, which is about 75 kms away and the journey would take about 4 hours. Pelling is another serene, mountain village, which lies in the western districts of Sikkim. This village is situated at an altitude of 2000 mts. Afternoon visit Pemayangtse monastery and Rabdentse Ruins. Overnight stay at Pelling.


(Breakfast and dinner)


Day 04: Pelling–Gangtok

After having the breakfast, drive to Gangtok. 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 05: Gangtok

After having the breakfast, you will proceed for full day city tour including an excursion to Rumtek Monastery, the lavishly decorated Karmae Nalanda Institute of Buddhist Studies and a beautiful jewel studded Chorten the Golden Stupa. It has one of the world’s largest collections of rare books and manuscripts on Mahayana Buddhism. The Institute also has retail outlets where related books and commercially produced religious art and craft of Tibet can be bought. Adjacent to the institute are two exquisite stupas, the Do Drul Chorten, built to commemorate the victory of good over evil and the Jhang Chub Chorten, built in the memory of Thrukshik Rinpoche, an ardent devotee, a great spiritualist and interpreter of Buddhism. After exploring the city, stay overnight at hotel.


(Breakfast and dinner)


Day 06: 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. The climate of Kalimpong is ideal for the cultivation of flowers and plants. 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.Stay overnight at the hotel.


(Breakfast and dinner)


Day 07: 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
Newa RegencyPelling3 STAR
Ttakshang ResidencyGangtok3 STAR
Kalimpong ParkKalimpong3 STAR


  Price Details In Package

No of Person @ Price

Hotel Class

Transport

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Cost Includes

  • 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)
  • Hotels Class as mentioned in the program
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 01 Bottle Mineral water per day per person
  • All Applicable Taxes


Cost Excludes

  • Any insurance
  • Any item of personal nature, such as drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), laundry, the telephone calls etcetera.
  • 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


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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