7N/8D Darjeeling Yumthang Valley & Pelling Tour

Darjeeling-Gangtok-Lachung-Pelling |


Tour Highlights |

Gangtok (01  Night) – Lachung (01 Night) – Gangtok (02 Nights) – Pelling (01 Night) – Darjeeling (02 Nights) 

Pick Up-Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri 


Itinerary |

Day 1-NJP/Siliguri/Bagdogra-Gangtok Night Stay

Arrive NJP/Siliguri Railway Station or Bagdogra airport & transfer to Gangtok.Then start for a day trip of Gangtok city covering Banjakhri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology (maximum 3-4 hours).its strategic location,a strong Buddhist presence and heady cultural offerings make the First City of Sikkim.You can also have a Great view of the Peaks of Mt.Khangchendzonga from Gangtok in a clear Weather.In the Evening you will be taken to the MG Marg which is an Open Area having Pubs,Shopping Malls,Restaurants,Bars,Shops selling Local Goods on its around.One can take a Leisurely Stroll or just Sit and Relax to soak oneself in the ambience.Overnight stay at Gangtok hotel.

Day 2-Trip to Changu Lake and Baba Mandir

Early morning breakfast – Permit for this tour is made one day prior to visit.Visit to Tsomgo / Changu Lake and Baba Mandir.Tsomgo lake is one of the holy lakes of the region.There is a temple of Lord Shiva on the lakeside.Primula flowers and other alpine plantation in this region will please your eyes for sure.Till April it is full of snow and lay frozen.

(OptionalNathu La Pass visit has to be arranged in the previous Night when Voters ID card will be asked for.Once if the Permit of the Nathu La Pass been booked then the amount is not refunded even though the trip gets cancelled.Nathula Pass supplement-INR 3000-5000 /Vehicle or INR 500-700/Head has to be paid on the spot as it is not included in the final costing) – Back to hotel for lunch or lunch on the way.The rest of the day is free.Evening one is free to stroll around M G Road or the Local Market.Overnight stay at Gangtok

Day 3: Gangtok to Lachung, 120 km in 5 hrs

Morning drive to Lachung in North Sikkim (Alt 8075Ft / 2425M). On the way visit Singhik, Seven Sister Waterfalls, Chungthang Confluence, Naga Waterfalls, Bhewma Waterfalls, Bhimnala Waterfalls. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way. Check in at local Guest house or hotel. Free evening and Overnight at Lachung.

Day 4: Yumthang Valley Excursion & Gangtok Return

After Breakfast drive towards Yumthang Valley situated at an elevation of nearly 11800 feet – 26 kilometres and 1 ½ hours drive from Lachung – Visit the famous Hot Spring which is known for its curative properties of skin diseases.Yumthang is a valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded by mountain.From spring to early summer (March to June) the valley erupts in riots of colors as Primulae, Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow covered valley.Visit the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary (March to June) which spans across 34 square kilometers area near Lachung and has over 38 different varieties of rhododendrons.State Forest Department holds International Rhododendron Festival here annually between March to May during the peak flowering season. – During winter Yumthang is somber with snow all around and the snow clad mountains adding to the beauty.

After Lunch Check out from Lachung and drive back to Gangtok (Alt 5550Ft / 1675M) via Chungthang. Check in at a hotel by late afternoon. Free evening Overnight at Gangtok.

Optional

  1. Early morning drive towards Katao Pass / Mount Katao / Katau which is a popular destination near Lachung and lies at a distance of 28 kilometres.Tour to Katao is not included in normal packages and one has to get army permit to visit the region.Rs 3000-4500/Vehile Extra
  2. After the visit of Yumthag Valley you can Proceed 23 Kms further up to Yumesamdong (Zero Point) situated at an altitude of 15,300 ft.It takes another 1.5 hours from Yumthang by vehicle. This is where the civilian road ends and you can’t drive any further.Hence the name Zero Point.Zero Point remains covered with Snow almost throughout the Year.Rs 3500-4500/Vehile Extra

Day 05: Gangtok Half Day Sightseeing & Pelling  Transfer

Early Morning after Breakfast Transfer to Pelling.Pelling is nearly 117 Kilometers 4 – 4 ½ hours journey from Gangtok.Enroute visit Buddha Park,also known as Tathagata Tsal,which is situated near Rabong (Ravangla) in South Sikkim district.It features a 130-foot (40 m) high statue of the Buddha as its centerpiece.The site was chosen within the larger religious complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery),which is itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage.it is surrounded by lush green gardens, peaceful surroundings, and it has an ample walkway for the visitors.From here, you can witness an uninterrupted view of the mountains and also the Cho Djo Lake. This site is of great spiritual importance and the ambience adds a divine experience to the visitors. Nearby the park, there are also meditation centre, museum, and the Buddhist conclave.Also nearby is Ralang Monastery, a key monastery in Tibetan BuddhismCheck in to the hotel – Pelling is at an altitude of 6800 feet / 2072 meters – On a clear day guest can get a clear view of Himalayan range with snow capped mountain Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Khangchendzonga, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Siniolchu etc – Evening one is free to stroll around this small settlement – It is one of the exotic settlement with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and wildlife.Check into hotel.Evening free to roam around the helipad or Shopping center.Overnight stay at Pelling

Optional

  1. Namchi Chardham & SamdruptseNamchi Chardham,a Temple Complex spreads across 29 hectares of area on top of a hill known as the Solophok Hill in Namchi South Sikkim.This temple complex is also known as Siddheswar Dham.The main Shiva Temple is 108-ft in height and atop that sits the gigantic statue of Lord Shiva which is another 87-ft tall. It sits at the highest and most commanding position in Solophok hill while facing east.Apart from this giant statue of Lord Shiva,the Replicas of Twelve Jyotirlingas along with the Four Dhams; Badrinath, Jagannath, Dwarka and Rameshwaram are also installed in the complex.Visit Samdruptse Hill; the ‘Wish Fulfilling Hill’-2134 m (7000 ft).There is a giant statue of the Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche); the patron saint of Sikkim who has been showering its blessings since more than 1,200 years. It is a 45 m tall statue, overlooking the whole city, and is gilded with gold that glitters when the sunlight falls over it. The hill offers the vista of the magnificent Mt. Kangchenjunga amongst the richly forested hills under the blue painted sky. It is believed that the hill is a dormant volcano and only prayers can hold it from erupting, that is why the local monks offer their reverence and devotion to it.Rs 2500-3500/Vehile Extra

Day 06: Pelling Sightseeing & Transfer to Darjeeling

After breakfast at hotel.Drive for Full Day Sightseeing of Pelling and its surroundings.The routes are forested and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring.Places to visit are Rimbi Waterfalls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake, it is one of the holy Buddhist lake and it is believed that any wish in front of the lake comes true – Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird and thus the water surface is always free of leaves, Khecheopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga Waterfalls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, the scenic view from the top of the ruin to the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished.Back to hotel.Overnight stay at Pelling.

After Pelling Sightseeing we will start our Journey to Darjeeling .The road is scenic and pass through Gyalshing and Jorethang – Transfer to Darjeeling takes nearly 135 Kilometers 3 – 3 ½ hours – It is situated at a height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet – It is a land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of Mount Everest is the Queen of the hills – Darjeeling is home to many international Schools and a few of the internationally famous site like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, etc.It is also home to the famous World Heritage train – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR).Check into hotel.Evening free to strall around the famous Darjeeling Mall (Chowrasta).Overnight stay at Darjeeling

Optional

  1. Sky Walk Pelling,Changey Waterfalls and Singshore Bridge-Rs 1500/Vehicle Extra-

Day 07: Darjeeling Local Sightseeing 

Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for breakfast – After breakfast rest for half an hour After breakfast the next round of sightseeing – Half Day city tour includes 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 (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area – Overnight stay at Darjeeling

Day 08: Departure – Darjeeling to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction)

Morning breakfast – After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Nearly 105 kilometers 3 ½ – 4 hours drive – Forwarding Journey


Package Cost

8 Days Darjeeling Pelling Yumthang Valley Tour Cost (Per Head)
Night Stay 7

Cost/Head

[INR]

Budget Standard Deluxe Super

Deluxe

3 Star

Deluxe

4 Star

Luxury

4/5 Star

Royal

02 pax 29000 28200 31700 35200 40800 45700 56200
04 pax 19500 20900 24400 27900 33500 38400 48900
06 pax 16000 17400 20900 24400 30000 34900 45400
08 Pax 14800 16200 19700 23200 28800 33700 44200
Child with Bed 8880 9720 11820 13920 17280 20220 26520

Child without Bed

7400 8100 9850 11600 14400 16850 22100

Hotels to be Used in this Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package of 8 Days

Hotel Categories

Standard Deluxe

[2 Star]

Super Deluxe

[3 Star EQ]

3 Star

Deluxe

Luxury Royal
Rent/Night in Rs 1500-2000 2100-3000 3100-4500 4600-6000 6100-8000

8100-12000

Gangtok

Sai Residency Doma Residency Green Dale Residency Golden Crest Tashiling Residency Elgin Gangtok
Darjeeling Hotel Sandrup Marvel International Springburn Summit Grace/Montana Viceroy

Elgin Darjeeling

Lachung

Hill Queen Hotel Tashi Yankheel Himalayan Residency Royal Lachung Lachung Continental Yarlam Resort
Pelling Dragon Inn Sikkim Aurora Pelling Resort Hotel Golden Sunrise & Spa Magpie Chestnut Retreat

Chumbi Mountain

****Above Hotels are Subject to the Availability of its Base Category Room at the Time of Booking.
****Otherwise Similar Category Hotels based on Internet Reviews,Price Tags and Room Types will be given instead of these Hotels.
****You can plan for Packages with Combined Hotels from Different Categories to Suit Your Budget.

Package Includes :

  • Airport/Rail Station Transfers by Non AC Car.
  • 02 Nights at Darjeeling
  • 03 Nights at Gangtok
  • 01 Night at Lachung
  • 01 Night at Pelling
  • 07 Breakfast,03 Lunch& 07 Dinners
  • Full Day Darjeeling Sightseeings
  • Half Day Yumthang Valley
  • Excursion-Tiger Hill-Tsomgo Lake,Baba Harbhajan Singh War Memorial
  • Sightseeing of Pelling as Mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Gangtok Cable Car Ride to Tashiling
  • All Applicable Hotel Taxes,Car Rentals,Parking Charges,Driver Allowance

Package Excludes :

  • Whatever Not Mentioned In The Above Inclusions,
  • Nathula Pass,***Rs 500/Head Extra
  • Tips, Porter-Age, Mineral Water, Room Heater,
  • Entry Fees At Ss Points
  • Any Personal Expenses Incurred During Any Unfavorable Condition
  • Service Tax-3.09%

Terms & Conditions

Service Tax extra (as applicable)
Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal)
The package does not include guide services. These can be availed at an additional cost
Package rates are subject to change without prior notice
Meal plan: EP – Accommodation only, CP – Accommodation with breakfast, MAP – Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP – Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner
The package cannot be combined with any other offer
Refund on cancellation depends upon concerned hotel’s cancellation policy
The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals, long weekends and New Year
SetMyTrip -Promise India Tourism reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer at any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice
Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel .
Every guest must carry 04 passport size photograph along with their Photo-ID proof (i.e.Driving License, Passport, Voter-ID Card & School ID Card for children). Pan Card is not valid since it does not carry address.These documents are required to obtain the permit for Changu Lake/Baba Mandir in Gangtok. And the same is applicable to the permit for Lachung in North Sikkim.
On arrival in Gangtok (the capital of Sikkim) guest will be dropped at the local stand outside the main city where the local taxis will be arranged to transfer guest to their booked hotel. Traffic system in Gangtok is very strict compared to other cities to avoid unnecessary traffic jams on the road. Large vehicle (i.e. coach, Sumo) are not allowed to enter city between 8 am to 6 pm therefore local taxis such as Maruti Van are used to tranship the guests to the hotel (only 04 people can accommodate in one van).
In Lachung & Pelling tourists will get only basic facilities in hotels and we recommend not to expect any luxury as both are very remote areas.
Transportation will not be provided for personal use like shopping, restaurant use etc. Vehicle will be provided as per itinerary for sightseeing and intercity transfers only.
North Sikkim and Nathula Trip will be done in Shared Vehicle as no small car runs in these routes and North Sikkim Trip is only available with Permission,Food,Lodging and Transportation.However Two Seats more than the number of Passengers will be given in the Packages with Exclusive/Personal Car.Vehicle Capacity-Bolero Max/Sumo Gold-10 Person,Innova/Xylo-07 Person

Note :

On tour Guests are requested to carry 4 photo copies (xerox) of any Photo ID proof (Except Pan Card) i.e. Passport / Driving Licence / Voter’s ID along with them. Also submit a copy of the same at the time of booking.
Children / Students are requested to carry 4 photo copy (xerox) of school or College Photo Identity card along with them. Also submit a copy of the same at the time of booking.
For Infants carry 2 passport size photographs.
Note : Nathula Pass
For Nathula Pass Extra Permission is needed.Hence the Trip to Nathula will cost 500 Rs/Head extra.
Nathula Pass is closed on Monday and Tuesday and Friday.


Why Us?

Best Tour Plan,All Sight-seeings Included,24 Hour Assistance/Guide,Own Catering Service,
Own Leased PropertPropertieses,Great Hospitality,Quality Meals Included,Own Tour Manager
Personalized Itinerary,Personal Car /Vehicles for Our own Groups
And All of these incurring No Hidden Cost

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