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6 Days Darjeeling Gangtok Tour with Kalimpong Package Highlights

⦿ Awe-inspiring sceneries featuring mountains, waterfalls, forests, lakes, and monasteries will inspire your wanderlust.

⦿ On Darjeeling Mall Road, you may see the Kanchenjunga ranges while sipping a fine Darjeeling tea from the top tea shops.

⦿ Bring back trinkets from the marketplaces of Gangtok, such as Buddhist paintings (Thangkas), carpets, and other vibrant handicrafts.

⦿ Feel the chills as you try to spot the Chinese troops on the opposite side of the border while standing tall on the NathuLa pass.

Overview

Take this ultimate trip, which includes visits to the charming hamlet of Kalimpong and the renowned hill stations of Darjeeling and Gangtok. This journey is ideal for you if you are a fervent nature lover, are interested in cultures, and enjoy adventure.
Taking Darjeeling as an example, this town is renowned across the world for its flavorful tea and breath-taking sunrise vistas of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Additionally, on your way to Gangtok, you will pass through the cloud kingdom and gorgeous landscapes. Last but not least, you will go to Kalimpong, a Buddhist town famous for its panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks covered in snow.
Quick Info:

⦿ Route: Darjeeling – Gangtok – NathuLa – Kalimpong
⦿ Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
⦿ Start Point: IXB Airport/ NJP Railway Station
⦿ End Point: IXB Airport/ NJP Railway Station

⦿ Note: Customizations are available on request. Kindly fill the ‘Enquiry Form’ to get in touch with the travel consultant.

Inclusions:

⦿ Comfortable, neat and clean vehicle like Sedan/SUV/TT will be provided as per the group size
⦿ Railway Station/ Bus Stop/ Airport pick up and drop will be done as per the arrival time
⦿ Stay on a double and triple sharing basis in hotels / camps depending on the group size
⦿ Breakfast from day 2 to the last day as per the itinerary
⦿ Driver allowances, fuel charges, toll tax, state tax, parking charges, etc.
⦿ Experienced and Professional driver for the entire tour
⦿ Sightseeing as per itinerary

Things not to Miss:

⦿ River-rafting at Teesta river.
⦿ Enjoy the old-school Momos at the colorful cafes at MG Marg.
⦿ Yak rides and Ropeway activities at Tsomgo Lake.
⦿ Evening tea at Gallery’s Cafe and Restaurant in Darjeeling

How to Reach:

The easiest option to start this trip is by either reaching the Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) in Siliguri (West Bengal). Both are well connected to major cities across India, and it serves as a major gateway to the north-east.

6 Days Darjeeling Gangtok Tour with Kalimpong Tour Itinerary

Gangtok
  • When you arrive at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Railway Station, take a quick transfer to Gangtok.
  • Don’t forget to take photos of the beautiful Teesta River along the way.
  • When you arrive in Gangtok, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
  • In the evening, you can go to Gangtok’s MG Marg to buy souvenirs and treat your taste buds to authentic Sikkimese cuisine.
  • Stay at a hotel in Gangtok for the night.
Darjeeling
  • Kick-off your day at around 4 AM for an amazing experience.
  • Climb up to the top of Tiger Hill to catch the sunrise casting lights on Mt. Kanchenjunga and adjoining peaks.
  • Have your breakfast after this and then proceed for further sightseeing.
  • Visit the famous Batasia Loop (Army Memorial), which offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Darjeeling hill station lined with Himalayan peaks.
  • Embrace the spiritual side of Darjeeling by visiting the Ghoom Monastery that houses a 15-foot high Maitreya Buddha statue (made from the clay bought from Tibet).
  • Head out to explore the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Thursday closed) and the Tenzing rock to know the history of mountaineering in India.
  • Following this visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (Thursday closed) to get a glimpse of the Red Pandas (endangered species).
  • Take a stroll through the lush Tea Estates to understand the production of the best quality tea, popular all over the world.
  • Later visit the Japanese Temple and the adjoining Peace Pagoda that showcases 4 avatars of Lord Buddha and offers scenic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga range.
  • Conclude by visiting the Tibetan Refugee Centre where you can shop Tibetan handicrafts that are produced by the locals there.
  • Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Darjeeling.
Gangtok
  • After breakfast, begin travelling in the direction of Gangtok.
  • Don’t forget to take pictures of the majestic Teesta River as you pass by.
  • Once you arrive in Gangtok, check into your accommodation and take the remainder of the day off to relax.
  • You can pay extra to go local sightseeing in Gangtok if you have the time.
  • Admire Gangtok’s panoramic views while embracing its spiritual aspect by going to Ganesh Tok and Hanuman Tok.
  • You can also go to Gangtok’s MG Marg in the evening, where you can buy souvenirs and indulge in traditional Sikkimese food.
  • Spend the night in a hotel in Gangtok.
Gangtok
  • After a tasty breakfast in the morning, get ready to visit some beautiful locations around Gangtok.
  • Begin by visiting the famous glaciated lake – Tsomgo Lake aka Changu Lake which was used to predict the future by the Buddhist monk depending upon its changing colours.
  • Following this, you will visit the famous shrine of the Baba Mandir where it is believed that his spirit protects every soldier in the inhospitable high-altitude terrain of the Eastern Himalayas.
  • Later, you can also visit Nathula Pass* (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) which is one of the most crucial passes on the crossroads of the India-China border (at an additional cost).
  • Later, return back to Gangtok for an overnight stay.
Kalimpong
  • Take your transfers to Kalimpong after a hearty breakfast in the hotel.
  • The lesser-known hill town of Kalimpong has a long history dating back to ancient times and British India, and as a result, it is home to numerous monasteries and colonial structures.
  • Check into your accommodation as soon as you arrive, and then continue on to Kalimpong sightseeing.
  • The Kalimpong Science Center, which features an observatory, a 3D theatre, and a number of indoor and outdoor displays, is a good place to start.
  • Visit the Army Golf Course for a quick photo stop and take in the scenery.
  • Visit the Pine View Nursery to see the largest collection of cactus in Asia.
  • Views of Kalimpong and the neighbouring Teesta can be seen from the Deolo and Durpin Dara perspectives.
  • You will also go to the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Monastery, which is situated on the Durpin Dara hill itself and was blessed by the Dalai Lama.
  • Return to your accommodation in Kalimpong when your day of sightseeing is through.
  • Stay the night at Kalimpong.
Sikkim
  • Check out of the hotel following a filling breakfast, and then get in your car to drive to NJP Station or Bagdogra Airport (IXB).
  • Once you are left off at the airport or train station for your next destination, your tour is over.
  • Time to return home with a wealth of pleasant recollections..
  • Also, visit the Tibetan Refugee Center and Peace Pagoda – a Japanese Temple.
  • Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Package Options

Deluxe Package

6 days 5 nights

More Info

INR 26,627.94

INR 17,900

Price Per Adult

Price Includes

  • Stay

    Stay on a double and triple sharing basis in hotels depending on the group size in the following hotels:
    Darjeeling : Wonder Woods / New Mandala / Golden Dolma / Similar
    Gangtok : Mansarovar Hotel & Banquet / Palri Boutique / Mandarava A Boutique Hotel/Kunden village / Similar
    Kalimpong : Sood’s Garden / Golden Kuensel Resort / Similar

  • Meals

    Breakfast from day 2 to the last day as per the itinerary

  • Transfers

    Railway Station/ Bus Stop/ Airport pick up and drop will be done as per the arrival time
    Comfortable, neat and clean vehicle like Sedan/SUV/TT will be provided as per the group size
    Experienced and Professional driver for the entire tour

  • Sightseeing

    Sightseeing in a comfortable and sanitized vehicle as per the itinerary

Super Deluxe Package

6 days 5 nights

More Info

INR 34,810

INR 23,950

Price Per Adult

Price Includes

  • Stay

    Stay on a double and triple sharing basis in hotels depending on the group size in the following hotels:
    Darjeeling : Udaan Nirvana / Sumi Vista / Sanderling Resorts & Spa / Similar
    Gangtok : Udaan Woodberry / Northstar/ Alaya resort/ Treenz / Similar
    Kalimpong : Summit Barsana / Summit Lilium / Similar

  • Meals

    Breakfast from day 2 to the last day as per the itinerary

  • Transfers

    Railway Station/ Bus Stop/ Airport pick up and drop will be done as per the arrival time
    Comfortable, neat and clean vehicle like Sedan/SUV/TT will be provided as per the group size
    Experienced and Professional driver for the entire tour.

     
  • Sightseeing

    Sightseeing in a comfortable and sanitized vehicle as per the itinerary

Pickup and Drop
Starting Point:
 
    IXB Airport/ NJP Railway Station
Sikkim, India
 
Drop Points:
 
    IXB Airport/ NJP Railway Station
Sikkim, India

Policies

Confirmation Policy

  • The booking confirmation email is sent to the traveler’s registered email address within 24 business hours, after the payment is done.
  • In any unfavourable circumstances, if the booked slots are not available before the confirmation email is sent, then other available slots shall be offered & booked as per the traveler’s consent and an updated email will be sent to the traveler’s registered email address .

Know Before You Go

  • In case of private booking, the minimum number of people required is 2.
  • Any meals; other than the ones mentioned under the inclusions, will be considered as an exclusion of the package.
    Entry fee to the monuments and camera charges are not included in the package.
  • Any personal expenses like shopping, porter charges, tips or rewards, laundry, meals or drinks other than specified etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost.
  • Price mentioned shall vary during the seasonal or special dates such as Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas and New Year weeks.
  • Any personal expenses like shopping, porter charges, tips or rewards, laundry, meals or drinks other than specified etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost.
  • Any additional cost occurrence happening due to bad weather conditions, flight cancellation, insurrection etc are not included into the package.
    Applicable GST to the booking amount will be charged.
  • In case of addition of new member to a booked package, the applicable difference amount should be borne by the client depending upon the amendment in the package.
    In tour packages, children with the age 8 years and more will be considered Adults only.
    Package price may fluctuate subject to any amendments in services/hotels.
  • Hotel bookings are subjected to their availability, and will be booked accordingly. In case of unavailability, a similar category accommodation will be provided to the traveler.
    In case of any irregular disturbance or unfortunate conditions such as bad weather, insurrection/political unrest etc; we as an organization reserve the right to reorganize the planned itinerary without making any changes to the duration and quality of services.
  • It is mandatory for the traveler to carry a valid address proof such as Aadhar card/Voter ID/Driving License/Passport along with them during the trip.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the travel date will incur a 30% cancelation fee.
  • Cancellations made within 15 – 30 days will incur a 50% cancelation fee.
  • Cancellations made within 0-15 days will incur a 100% cancelation fee.
  • Cancellations due to any unforeseen circumstances occurring due to medical ground or sickness, within 48-72 hours before the travel date may stand valid for a rescheduling to a different date of the same booking. This shall be validated through the supportive medical documents.
  • Any cancellation request of the booking shall be entertained only till 1800 Hrs.
  • If the booked accommodation type lies in 4-5 star category then the charges and timeline may vary depending upon the property’s regulations.

Payment Policy

  • The payment terms finalized at the time of booking will remain the same and can not be changed once the booking is done.
  • 100% advance of the total booking value shall be paid well ahead of the travel date adhering to the finalized payment terms.

FAQs

You can fly to Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri(WB), then take the taxi to Gangtok. Alternatively, you can take the train to New Jalpaiguri then take the taxi to Gangtok.

There are many religious places in Sikkim which are sacred sites for people from all faiths and religions. Some of the most famous religious places in Sikkim include Gahesh Tok, Siddheshwara Dham and numerous places of worship across faiths throughout the state.

You can talk to a travel agent or you can also book a taxi from Gangtok or anywhere in Sikkim with reasonable price.

There might be some update regarding online permit in future but currently permits are not issued online. You can issue a permit when you reach Gangtok.

Adventure activities in Sikkim to be enjoyed, are many. You can hike up to the lush mountain trails, feel the high adrenaline rush while fighting fierce river rapid, or can enjoy mountain biking on the paths created by former adventure junkies. Sikkim owns some of the best trekking trails in the country, offering stunning natural vistas and exotic wildlife spotting. Along with trekking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Mountain biking, Hang gliding, River rafting and Mountaineering are some of the popular adventure activities in Sikkim.

In summers Sikkim stays pleasant and lovely. The temperature stays between 5 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. Nights of the summers can be chilling, so it is advised to pack in some woolen clothes as well. This is the best time to visit Sikkim’s Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley, Nathula Pass, Rumtek Monastery, Khangchendzonga National Park and others are the places to definitely visit.

Yes, beyond Singhik all areas in North Sikkim require permits for tourists.

What are the places from where we can shop during the Sikkim trip?The best time to visit Sikkim is between months of March to June and from October to December
Summer: April to June ( Best season to visit Sikkim)
Monsoon: July to September ( Should Avoid during Monsoon)
Winter: October to March ( Good for adventure lovers and Young age people)

Ans: You can easily shop for the best souvenirs, handicrafts, prayer flags, woollen carpets and necessary thing’s.
MG Road Gangtok: One of the major places for shopping in Sikkim, it has many restaurants and shops to visit. You can get various types of handicrafts
Lal Bazar East Sikkim: Lal Bazaar is the important place of Sikkim’s kitchen. It is the best place where you can buy fresh organic products. You can explore the various eatables to buy.
Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms: Best place to buy authentic Sikkimese handicraft items or artwork.

The official languages of Sikkim are English, Nepali, Sikkimese and Lepcha. The language percentage of Nepali = 64%, Lepcha = 11% and Sikkimese = 11%. English is also frequently used here. Other spoken languages of Sikkim are Tibetan and Bhutia.

Sikkim cuisine is famous for its traditional taste, which is a combination of Tibetan, Nepalese and native Sikkimese food. Rice is the chief food of the Sikkimese. Some of the local dishes include momo (dumplings), thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup), gundruk (leafy dish), sha phaley, Pork curry, Chhurpi – a fermented dairy product, Ring shaped Nepalese bread, Traditional fermented vegetable products – Gundruk & Sinki and Sishnu Soup.

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