Darjeeling Gangtok Tour

Darjeeling, a Himalayan city is internationally renowned as a tourist destination, along with its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is “hill town headquarters” of Darjeeling with a partially autonomous status within the West Bengal. The town is located in the Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710 ft. The development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the British set up a sanatorium.

Gangtok is the largest town of Sikkim, located in the eastern Himalayan range. The town belongs to different ethnicities such as Indian-Nepalis, Lepchas and Bhutia. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim’s tourism industry. Gangtok rose to prominence as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site after the construction of the Enchey Monastery. After the ruling Sikkimese Chogyal, Thutob Namgyal, transferred the capital to Gangtok.

Departure Dates

Spring – 2014
08 March to 17 March
13 April to 22 April
Autumn – 2014
14 September to 23 September
10 October to 19 October

Price

Standard accommodation in Cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Camping basis - -
Single supplement - -
Deluxe accommodation in Cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Camping basis - -
Single supplement - -

Outline itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Full day guided sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu valley
Day 03 Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Darjeeling
Day 04 Sightseeing in Darjeeling
Day 05 Drive to Gangtok
Day 06 Sightseeing in Gangtok
Day 07 Drive ro Kalipong
Day 08 Transfer to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu
Day 09 Sightseeing in Bhaktapur
Day 10 Final departure

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1300m) and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our staff, who will escort you to the hotel, where our Sherpa guide or the office staff will give you a brief orientation about the hotel, Kathmandu itself, trekking, and the do's and don’ts of the area. They will also review any additional information that you might require while in Nepal, including an overview of the next day's sightseeing tour. In the evening, you will enjoy a complimentary welcome dinner at one of the finest traditional Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu, with the necessary transfer to and from the hotel by taxi, bus. Overnight in Hotel

Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley

After your breakfast, you will precede to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you will tour the ancient palace, the temple of the Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal, Hanuman Dhoka and Kasthamandav Temple with a guide knowledgeable about Nepalese history, architecture, and religion. From there, you will proceed by taxi, bus to the Buddhist site, Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the "Monkey Temple" because of its lively troops of resident monkeys. You will then visit Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest shrine for Hindus, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, a popular cremation site. Before returning to the hotel, you will visit Boudhnath Stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage center and home to many colorful Gompas, or monasteries. Once back at the hotel, you will receive a briefing about the trek and have a chance to meet your guides and ask any last minute questions before tomorrow morning's departure. Overnight in Hotel

Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Darjeeling

Today you will be transfer to domestic airport for your domestic flight to Bhadrapur. You will be received by the representative of our Darjeeling agent upon arrival at Bhadrapur airport and then will be driven to Darjeeling after completion of immigration formalities at the border. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 04: Sightseeing in Darjeeling

Today you will have full day sightseeing in Darjeeling. In the morning, you will be visiting Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute/Zoo and Happy Valley Tea Garden. Then you will visit Toy Train ride to Ghoom (8km/1hr), Railway Museum, Ghoom Monastery and Local Market. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 05: Drive to Gangtok

Today early in the morning, you will go for a trip to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over the mountains. After breakfast you will drive to Gangtok with halt at Rangpoo for Sikkim Permit and lunch. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 06: Sightseeing in Gangtok

Today it’s a full day for a sightseeing tour. In the morning you will be visiting Ganesh Tok View Point, Enchay Monastery, Handicrafts Centre and Flower Show (if available). Then in the afternoon, you will be visiting Institute of Tibetology and Rumtek Monastery which is round 24 km from Gangtok. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 07: :Drive to Kalipong

Today you will drive to Kalipong after your breakfast this morning. After a lunch, you will visit Durpin Danra Monastery & View Point, Local Market, Flower Nursery and Thongsa Monastery. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 08: Transfer to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu

Today you will be transferred to Bhadrapur airport for flight to Kathmandu with halt at the border fimmigration formalities. You will be received upon arrival in Kathmandu airport by our office representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 09: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur

Today after your breakfast, you will drive to Bhaktapur also known as city of devotees for sightseeing tour. You will have lunch in the restaurant in Bhaktapur and later drive back to Kathmandu. Afternoon time will be free for last moment's shopping. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 10: Final Departure

Today keep in mind your international flight time, so make sure to keep your confirmed air ticket and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from our amazing country, Nepal.
  • The Company is not liable for any refunds after the departure date of the scheduled itinerary.
  • Cancellation should be made 48 hours before departure and a 40% cancellation charge is approved besides tax, transportation and permit. See specific information below.
  • No refund will be given if the program ends before the provided itinerary date.
  • The Company is not to be held responsible for your early termination of a trek should our experienced leader feels it is unsafe for you to continue due to fitness and/or health issues
  • The Company is not liable for an unconvinced or rescheduling due to natural, political or bureaucratic circumstances
  • The Company is not responsible for delays caused by local weather conditions resulting in international flights being missed
  • The Company is not responsible for the financial implications of rescue. Please ensure you have the appropriate insurance to cover these situations before you arrive in Nepal
  • Our staffs are very experienced in leading treks at all altitudes. It is their responsibility to ensure your safety, their conclusions regard safety are final and should you not follow their advice the Company cannot be held responsible for the outcome.

If you wish to cancel your trip for any reason the following scale of charges will apply:

Date of Cancellation Charge Incurred

2 months before departure Loss of deposit (40% of Total Trip Cost TTC)
29 days to 2 months before departure 50% of TTC
10 to 28 days before departure 70% of TTC
Less than 10 days before departure 100% of TTC