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Source: Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station

Rs. 17,515

(Starting price per person)

Hotel

Prices are based on a minimum of 4 adults traveling together

Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis

The Sikkim Retreat or similar in Gangtok | Room Category: Luxury or similar

Hotel Himalayan Retreat or similar in Darjeeling | Room Category: Luxury or similar

Transport

Toyota Innova/Mahindra Xylo or similar vehicle for all transfers and sightseeing tours (Private|Category: Luxury)

Other Inclusion

Meal plan: MAP (Breakfast and either Lunch or Dinner)
Parking Charges
GST @5% on the total package price

 

Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Gangtok - Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok

The representative of Manasarovar Tours & Travels will greet you at the landing destination - Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand, Bagdogra Airport (IXB) or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) and will facilitate your further journey to Gangtok. The journey to Gangtok covers a distance of approximately 126 kilometers, a 4 - 5 hour drive. On arrival check-in to the hotel. In the evening you could cherish a leisurely walk around M. G. Road (Mall) or through the local shopping center. Overnight in Gangtok.

  • Dinner
  • Day 2
  • Excursion to Changu Lake and Baba Mandir (Full Day)

After the morning breakfast at the hotel, the excursion to Changu Lake and Baba Mandir begins. It is approximately 40 kilometers, a 2-hour drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary. It is situated at an altitude of 12310 feet or 3753 meters. This Oval shaped Lake is almost 50 feet deep and is covered with snow for the most part of the year. It is home to the Brahmini ducks and several migratory birds. The next destination is the sacred Baba Mandir - a very holy site. Nathu La Pass to the Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is an optional tour. Later the guests are transported back to the hotel at Gangtok where they can enjoy their evening. Overnight in Gangtok.

Please note: If due to a landslide or any other reason the Changu Lake is closed, then an alternative sightseeing option will be offered.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Day 3
  • Gangtok City Tour (Full Day)

The day will begin with a sumptuous breakfast. The sightseeing tour will be in the form of an easy and relaxed drive. The tour will include a visit to the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Flower Show, Ganesh Tok, Banjhakri Falls, Rumtek Monastery, Botanical Garden and Shanti View Point. From here you will be transported back to the hotel. In the evening you have free time to indulge in shopping or enjoy your time at any of the numerous pubs/discotheques in town. Overnight in Gangtok.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Day 4
  • Transfer to Darjeeling

Transfer to Darjeeling (8000 Ft / 2440 Mts, 97 Km / 04 Hrs). Overnight in Darjeeling.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Day 5
  • Darjeeling Local Sightseeing (Full Day)

The tour begins early in the morning at around 3:45 AM with a drive to an altitude of 2440 meters or 8000 feet through the exquisite forests of oak and magnolia to Tiger Hill to view the dawn over the Kangchenjunga Peak. The return trip includes a visit to Ghoom Monastery, Peace Memorial and Batasia Loop. The guests will return to the hotel for breakfast after which the next round of sightseeing will begin, covering Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Closed on Sunday) and Peace Pagoda. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Darjeeling.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Day 6
  • Departure

Post breakfast check-out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand, Bagdogra Airport (IXB) or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) approximately 69 kilometers, a 3 – 3½ hour drive for your onward journey with memories of the exceptionally good vacation.

  • Breakfast

Destination Info

DARJEELING

Darjeeling, also known as the “Queen of the Hills” is a municipal town and headquarters of Darjeeling district of the state of West Bengal. It is located at the height of 6710 feet in the Lesser Himalayan Ranges. Darjeeling is a beautiful Hill Station which still retains the old world charm and provides an enchanting view of the snow clad mighty Kangchenjunga Peak. The place has numerous tea gardens in the area which make the look of the place picture perfect.

History

The British had established a cantonment and a sanatorium at this majestic hill station in the mid-19th century.

How to reach?

Darjeeling is well connected by road. The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra (IXB) which is located at a distance of 90 km. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest Railway Station on the broad gauge and is located 88 km from Darjeeling. Darjeeling can be reached by a narrow gauge railway line (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway) or toy train from NJP. Siliguri is the nearest town on the National Highway 55, and it is 77 km away from Darjeeling. Gangtok, the capital of the state of Sikkim, is a 4-hour drive from Darjeeling. Thus a trip to Darjeeling can be combined with a visit to the picturesque Gangtok.

Best time to Visit

Darjeeling has Temperate Climate, and the place is lashed with heavy rains during the monsoons. The place gets rains for about 120 days in a year. The best time to visit Darjeeling is March to mid-June and October to December. Some tourists who enjoy the rains, visit the place during the rainy season also to roam around amongst the clouds and mist which make the place magical.

Clothes to be carried

Heavy woolen clothes must be carried for a visit to Darjeeling in winters. Summer clothes with light woolens are suitable for a visit during other seasons. A raincoat or umbrella must be taken during the rainy season. 

Places to visit

Darjeeling is a small hill town with extreme scenic beauty. The place also has several tourist attractions located in proximity. Some of the places of tourist interest in and around Darjeeling are as follows:

Tiger Hill It is the highest point in the area providing an enchanting view of Kangchenjunga and Mt. Everest.

Ghoom Monastery It is an old Buddhist monastery which houses some rare, handwritten Buddhist texts.

Senchal Lake The lake is the source of drinking water for the Darjeeling town. Located around 10 km away, it is a very popular picnic spot for tourists.

Darjeeling Zoo The Zoo is a very popular tourist spot, and it is famous for snow yaks and Siberian tigers.

Chowrasta (Darjeeling Mall) In the center of the town, located on top of Nehru Road is a flat land that offers breathtaking views. The place is lined with pine trees on one side and boutique shops on the other. It is a beautiful lounging place in the town for visitors and locals alike.

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) It is a one of a kind mountaineering institute housing a museum and also artifact shops. It is a must visit place for all mountain climbers and persons interested in the sport.

Local Population or demography Nepali-speaking Gorkhas are the main inhabitants of Darjeeling. Other demographic denominations include Marwaris, Anglo-Indians, Chinese, Biharis, Tibetans and Bengalis. People of the area speak English, Hindi, Nepalese and Bengali.

Summary

Darjeeling is famous for Tea, Teak, Tourism, Toy Train, Tiger Hill and is considered a Trekkers’ Paradise.

GANGTOK

Gangtok, a very charismatic and charming hill station, is the capital city of Sikkim. It is located on top of a mountain ridge at the height of 5500 feet. It is an important Buddhist center of learning and is located along the offshoot of the old silk route. It is an important trading point between India and China along the Nathu La pass route.

History

Gangtok was a small hamlet and very little is known about its history. Enchey Monastery was constructed at Gangtok in 1840. It became a major pilgrimage center for Buddhists after the construction of the monastery. The capital of Sikkim was shifted to Gangtok in 1894. Sikkim with its capital at Gangtok became a state within the Indian Union in 1975.

How to Reach?

Gangtok can be reached by road as the road network is pretty decent. It is located on National Highway 10. The nearest airport to Gangtok is Bagdogra (IXB) which is located at a distance of 130 km. Gangtok to Bagdogra route is linked through daily helicopter services also. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest Railway Station on the broad gauge and is located 124 km away.

Best time to Visit

Gangtok is surrounded by high mountains from all sides. It enjoys a very pleasant weather (mild, temperate) throughout the year because of its altitude and protection from all directions. The place gets torrential rains during the monsoon season. The winters are severe with temperatures dipping up to 4 degrees C, at times even lower. Snowfall in the area is a very rare occurrence. The best time to visit Gangtok is February to mid-June and October to December.

Clothes to be carried

Heavy woolen clothes must be packed for a visit to Gangtok in winters. Summer clothes with light woolens are suitable for a visit during other seasons. A raincoat or umbrella must be carried during the rainy season. 

Places to visit

MG Marg

MG Marg is the main street of this hill station and is a great place to roam around. It is lined with shops on both sides and has enough sitting place for the tourists.

Cable Ropeway 

The cable ropeway ride which is one km long provides a bird-eye view of the city and the surrounding areas.

Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology 

It is an old Buddhist monastery established in 1958. It houses some rare handwritten Sanskrit, Tibetan and Lepcha texts. It also has a very rich collection of statues and Tankhas.

Rumtek Monastery 

It is the largest and most sacred monastery in Sikkim and is a showpiece of Tibetan architecture. It is located 24 km away from Gangtok.

Himalayan Zoological Park


The zoo showcases the wildlife of the Himalayas in their natural habitat. Himalayan Deer, Barking Deer, Tibetan Wolf, Red Pandas and Spotted Deer are the main attractions of the zoo.

Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden

The garden is located near the Rumtek Monastery, and its attractions include a wide variety of orchids, oaks and other trees of this Himalayan region.

Local Population or demography 

Gangtok is a cosmopolitan town with a population of around 100,000. Nepalis, Lepchas, and Bhutias are the primary residents of this place. Some Marwaris, Biharis, and Bengalis also live in the area. People of the area mainly speak Nepali. English and Hindi are the official languages of this place and are also widely spoken.

Summary

Gangtok is very clean, crime free and picturesque and it lies in the lap of the Lesser Himalayas. It is a must-visit destination for all tourists interested in nature’s splendor and serenity of the Himalayas.

Terms & Conditions

GENERAL TERMS & CONDTIONS

 

Definitions

(i) Client means person(s) in whose name or on whose behalf the booking has been made.

(ii) MTT means Manasarovar Tours & Travels.

(iii) Independent Contractors means hotelier/hotel owner, owner of any airlines or shipping company or railway ferryboat owner/operation, coach owner/operation, or any other person or organization who has been selected to render services to the Client.

(iv) Domestic tour/Tour arrangement means a tour operated by MTT which is operated by MTT within India and includes but not limited to packages, sightseeing, day tours etc.

(v) Tour Cost means the cost of all the services availed by the client for his domestic tour.

 

Booking Policy

All reservations require a minimum deposit of 40% of your total tour price up to 30 days in advance.

The balance is due 14 days before commencement of the tour.

If any balance is not fully paid by the date specified, MTT may cancel the tour without any refund whatsoever.

Prices shall be final and subject to no change once payment in full has been received.

Refund Policy

Refunds if any for amendments and/or cancellation will be paid directly to the client for booking made directly with MTT.

Refund will be processed within 30 working days from the date of cancellation. No interest charges shall be payable on the amount.

MTT shall not be liable where the delay in refund is due to reasons beyond MTT’s reasonable control.

There is no refund payable for any unutilized services (e.g. Meals, Entrance Fees, Optional Tour, Hotel, Sightseeing etc).

 

Insurance Policy

The tour cost does not include insurance charges. Hence, it is advisable that the clients get insurance cover at their own costs.

 

Hotels

MTT reserves the right to change hotel bookings should there be no accommodation available. In such a case, an alternative similar hotel will be provided. Should there not be similar hotels available, accommodation at higher or lower category hotels shall be provided. Should there be any cost difference, the price shall be adjusted accordingly.

The rooms shall be allotted as per the check-in time of the hotels and they shall have to be vacated as per the hotels check-out time.

At check-in, you must present a valid photo id with the same name. Failure to do so may result in your reservation not being honored.

All rooms are guaranteed on the day of arrival. In the case of a no-show, your room(s) will be released and you will be subject to the terms and conditions of the Cancellation/No-Show Policy.

All special requests are subject to availability upon arrival.

 

Vehicle

PLEASE NOTE THAT AC WILL NOT WORK IN HIGH HILLS AND NO CLAIMS TO THIS REGARD SHALL BE ENTERTAINED.

 

In case the client is carrying any valuable personal effects, it is advisable not to leave them behind at the time of disembarking/leaving the coach. MTT will not be held responsible or liable in case of loss of such items from the coach. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances the responsibility of the client.

 

Any damage caused to the vehicle during travel because of the actions of the client (willful/negligent), shall be payable by the client and MTT would in no manner whatsoever be liable for the same.

 

The drivers of the vehicles are bound by specific rules like maximum driving hours within a day/during a week, rest period per day/week etc. Clients will have to strictly adhere to the prescribed timetable for the day so that the driver can complete the travel. In the event, any of the sightseeing schedules are missed due to delays caused by the client, the same will not be refunded to the client under any circumstances.

 

Child Policy

·         Children Above 10 years will be charged 100% as per Adult Rate (EPSR)

·         Children aged between 5 and 10 years and sharing parents’ room will be charged as per CWB or CNB

·         Children below 5 years will not be charged

EPSR is extra person

CWB is child with extra bed

CNB is child without bed

 

Liability

MTT shall, in no circumstances whatsoever be liable to the client or any person traveling with him for:

 

Any death, personal injury, sickness, accident, loss, delay, discomfort, increased expenses, consequential loss and/or damage or any kind of theft howsoever caused.

Any act, omission, default of any independent Contractor or other person or by any servant or agent employed by them who may be engaged or concerned in the provision of accommodation, refreshment, carriage facility or service for the client or for any person traveling with him howsoever caused.

 

The temporary or permanent loss of or damage to baggage or personal effects howsoever caused including willful negligence on the part of any person.

 

Loss of baggage by the airlines/coach/train.

 

Overbooking of seats by the airline.

 

Failure on the part of airline to accommodate passengers despite having confirmed tickets or change of route.

 

If in the event that the Client is booked on a particular airline and the said flight is overbooked/cancelled for whatever reason and the Client is not allowed/able to board the flight, the Client shall not hold MTT responsible for the same and no claim whatsoever can be made by the Client against MTT for refund or compensation.

 

MTT shall not be responsible and/or liable for any damages caused to the Client due to reasons beyond the control of MTT (Force Majeure/Vis Majeure).

 

In the event the tour is shortened or extended due to force majeure or unforeseeable circumstances beyond MTT’ control, any related expenses shall be the exclusive responsibility of the client.

While enjoying the services provided by MTT, if any client’s acts or omission results in damage or loss to MTT’s vendor or service provider which includes but is not limited to (airlines, hotels, transports etc. and vendors’ staff), the client shall be liable and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless MTT its partners, officers or such vendor from and against such claims.

 

Itinerary

MTT takes all reasonable steps at the time of finalizing the itinerary for the client to ensure that the itinerary is as per the convenience and comfort of the client. However, in the event of a change in the itinerary, MTT would inform the client accordingly before the departure of the client on the domestic tour. Information shall be provided at the contact details provided by the Client at the time of booking. MTT takes no responsibility for any claims arising out of non-receipt of information if such contact no. is not reachable or email provided is not accessible or does not belong to the Client.

 

Further, in the event of a change, which is beyond the control of MTT, in the itinerary of the client post departure to domestic tour, MTT shall inform the client accordingly as and when such a change occurs. MTT shall not be held responsible in any manner whatsoever for any loss that a client might suffer due to such a change.

MTT reserves the right to claim any additional expenses because of delays/changes in the itinerary, caused due to reasons beyond MTT’s control.

For the convenience of clients, MTT reserves the right to amend the itinerary. However, all the other services will remain the same.

 

In the event the client misses out on any activity on the domestic tour due to delay on his/her part, MTT would not be held liable to refund the money paid for the same or in any other manner whatsoever.

 

MTT does not promise any change in the itinerary at the request of client and same shall be subject to availability. For any change/alteration in the itinerary made at the request of client, client agrees to pay additional cost incurred due to such change.

 

Law & Jurisdiction

For all complaints, suits, claims or disputes of whatsoever nature relating to any products including Tours by MTT and third-party products and tours, the courts, and tribunals in Kolkata, India alone shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Also refer to the following link:

https://www.manasarovartravels.com/terms.php

Cancellation Policy

Refer to the following link:

https://www.manasarovartravels.com/terms.php

 

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