MESMERIC SIKKIM PACKAGE TOUR
11 Nights / 12 Days
Natural diversity abounds in the Himalayan foothills state of Sikkim. Locked in by majestic mountains, veins of abundant valley rivers running through it, Buddhist monasteries quietly perched on mountainsides, quaint hill stations in the shadows of snow covered mountaintops.
Itinerary Route: Darjeeling - Pemayangtse - Gangtok - Kolkatta
Day 1: Arrive Kolkatta (Calcutta)
Upon arrival, a Tour Packages India Representative will meet you and escort you to your hotel for check-in.
Day 2: Kolkatta
Spend the day sightseeing. Kolkatta is a great city to explore - see "Local Attractions" for a comprehensive list of things to do, places to go, what to see in this cultural capital of India.
Day 3: Kolkatta to New Jalpaiguri (via Rail)
Spend the morning as you like. In the evening, proceed to the railway station to board a train for an overnight trip to New Jalpaiguri.
Day 4: New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling (4 hour drive)
Take a jeep ride up the mountain to Darjeeling, long considered to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. Stop along the way to take in the sights. Enjoy the changing climate as the jeep climbs the mountain. Check-in to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day as you like.
Day 5: Darjeeling
Spend the day sightseeing. There is much to do in Darjeeling from tea plantation visits to monastery tours. See a more detailed list in "Local Attractions".
Day 6: Darjeeling to Pemayangste/Pelling
After breakfast, spend the morning on a drive to Pemayangste (Sikkim). In the afternoon, visit the Pemayangste Monastery, perched at an elevation of 2,085 meters. The monastery belongs to the Nyigma order and all the Nyigma order monasteries in Sikkim are subordinate to it. Spend the night.
Day 7: Pemayangste to Gangtok
Morning drive to Gangtok. Spend the day in leisure and the night in comfortable quiet of the Himalayan foothills.
Day 8: Gangtok
Spend the day touring Gangtok - the capital of Sikkim - a city of panoramic scenery surrounded by mountainous forests. There are numerous monasteries to visit as well as trekking and sightseeing. See a more detailed list in "Local Attractions"
Day 9: Gangtok
Spend the day visiting monasteries and other places of interest (see "Local Attractions"). Spend the night.
Day 10: Gangtok to New Jalpaiguri to Kolkatta (via Jeep/Rail)
Drive to New Jalpaiguri to catch the overnight train to Kolkatta.
Day 11: Kolkatta
Transfer to your hotel from the railway station. Spend the day as you wish. Overnight.
Day 12: Departure from Kolkatta
Transfer to the airport for onward travels.
Hospitality reigns supreme - Darjeeling and Sikkim are world famous for their friendly service. Room in the mountains with panoramic views...you...
Hospitality reigns supreme - Darjeeling and Sikkim are world famous for their friendly service. Room in the mountains with panoramic views...you won't be disappointed with whatever choice you make.
Best Time: Sikkim experiences rainfall throughout most of the year. But from late March (as it warms up) through the beginning of May enjoys the most...
Best Time: Sikkim experiences rainfall throughout most of the year. But from late March (as it warms up) through the beginning of May enjoys the most sunshine as well as October/November. Monsoons typically create mudslides and road closings so they're probably best avoided. March thru June (Spring/Summer) 10°C - 28°C (50°F - 82°F) July thru August (Monsoons) 10°C - 30°C (50°F - 86°F) September thru February (Winter) 0°C - 15°C (32°F - 59°F)
Kolkatta (Calcutta) is one of the easiest India hubs to reach - via Air, Rail, or Bus...anything and everyone eventually goes to Kolkatta. Book a...
Kolkatta (Calcutta) is one of the easiest India hubs to reach - via Air, Rail, or Bus...anything and everyone eventually goes to Kolkatta. Book a train from most anywhere, fly in domestically or internationally, take the roadway and enjoy the scenery.
Hotel cuisine in Darjeeling and Gangtok is often quite varied and wonderfully prepared...but don't miss out on the Momo Shacks up in the mountains....
Hotel cuisine in Darjeeling and Gangtok is often quite varied and wonderfully prepared...but don't miss out on the Momo Shacks up in the mountains. Kolkatta offers just about every thing imaginable but their local chaat specialities should not be missed.
The scenery is the greatest attraction...riding in a jeep up the mountain to Darjeeling, tea gardens lining the mountainsides, snow-capped mountains...
The scenery is the greatest attraction...riding in a jeep up the mountain to Darjeeling, tea gardens lining the mountainsides, snow-capped mountains in the distance, mountain lakes, rivers and waterfalls, mountainside monasteries, fields of flowers, wildlife... amazement at every turn..
A Must Read before you book your tour... MESMERIC SIKKIM PACKAGE TOUR Terms and Conditions Important and...
A Must Read before you book your tour... MESMERIC SIKKIM PACKAGE TOUR Terms and Conditions Important and necessary information about Deposits and Payments, Cancellation Policy, Refund Schedule...be sure to read it before booking your tour Terms and Conditions The purchase of any travel services offered by Tour Packages India (hereafter referred to as "TPI") constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and TPI, and represents your acceptance of the TPI Terms & Conditions. Deposit and Final Payment A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of 15% per tour is required for TPI to ensure your reservation. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit is received by TPI and you, in turn, receive a confirmation invoice via email. TPI accepts MasterCard and Visa. Your reservation will be automatically cancelled if deposit is not received by the deposit due date. Please review your booking invoice and contact TPI if your invoice appears to be incorrect or incomplete, as it may not be possible to make changes later. TPI cannot accept responsibility if we are not notified of inaccuracies within 5 days of sending out the invoice. In the case of billing errors, TPI reserves the right to re-invoice you with correct pricing. Final payment is due 30 days prior to commencement of services, with some limited exceptions as set forth below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions. If final payment is not received by the due date, your reservation will be canceled and your full deposit will be retained by TPI. TPI is not responsible for canceled land and/or air reservations in the event payment is not received by the final payment date. Payment in full is required 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour. Cancellation Fees are as follows: Tours cancelled 15 to 29 days before tour commencement date: 55% of the cost of services booked Tours cancelled 7 to 14 days before tour commencement date: 75% of the cost of services booked Any tour cancelled less than 7 days before tour commencement date will be ineligible for a refund.