Classic North East - 8N/9D

Classic North East - 8N/9D

Day 1: NJP Rly Station – Darjeeling (75 kms / 3 hrs)

Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station & transfer to Darjeeling (6,950 ft.). On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 2 : Darjeeling Sightseeing.

Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill (8,400 ft.) to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 3 : Darjeeling – Gangtok (100 kms / 4 hrs)

After breakfast proceeds to picturesque drive to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On arrival Check-in to your hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 4 : Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Nathula visit with extra cost)

After breakfast start for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Overnight stay at Gangtok. (In case of Land slide or any other reason Tsomgo Lake is closed we will provided alternate sightseeing.)

Day 5 : Gangtok – Lachung (103 kms / 6 hrs)

After breakfast check out from hotel with limited luggage and proceed to Lachung (8,700 ft.), North Sikkim. On the way take a break for some beautiful spots which are worth seeing and visiting like Naga Waterfall, The Confluence of Lachen Chu (River) & Lachung Chu (River) at Chungthang and BhimNala Waterfall. On arrival at Lachung check into your hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Lachung.

Day 6 : Lachung – Yumthang Valley Excursion.

After breakfast proceed to Yumthang Valley which is Known as Valley of Flowers (12,000 ft. Known as Valley of Flowers). On the way back, visit Hot Spring considered to have medicinal properties. Back to resort. Overnight stay at Lachung.

Day 7 : Lachung – Gangtok (103 kms / 6 hrs)

After breakfast proceed to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On the way if the weather is clear you may get to see Mighty Khangchendzonga from Singhik view point. On arrival at Gangtok check-in to your hotel. Rest of the evening free for your own activities. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 8 : Gangtok Local Sightseeing.

Start for a Full day city tour covering Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Flower show, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology, Dro-dulChorten, Enchey Monastery & Banjakhri Falls (maximum 6 hours). Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 9 : Gangtok – NJP Rly Station (120 kms / 5 hrs)

After breakfast Check-out from hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station for your onward journey.

All Sightseeing Subject to Availability.

Inclusions

• Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.
• Meal Plan (as per mentioned above).
• Exclusive Non a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please Note that vehicle will not be at disposal it will be available to guest as per itinerary only (point to point basis).
• All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
• Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.

Exclusions

• Railway Ticket / Airway Tickets.
• Room Heater Charges.
• Nathula Pass Permit.
• Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
• Anything not mentioned in the package includes Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), porterage.
• Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
• Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
• Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
• Insurance.
• Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

Please Note

Child Policy:

• Child Below 5 yrs. Is complimentary but in Lachung & Lachen 4 – 5 yrs. child is chargeable.
• Child 5 -10 yrs. without extra bed /rollaway mattress as mention in cost column CNB (Child no Bed)
• Child 5 -10 yrs. with extra bed / rollaway mattress as mention in cost column CWB (Child with Bed)
• Above 10 yrs. Child will be treated as extra adult with an extra bed sharing in same room.

About Vehicle:

• We provide exclusive vehicles in our packages.
• Non a/c Indica/Wagon R/Alto for 1-3 Pax including child.
• Non a/c Sumo / Max for 4-8 Pax including child.
• Innova/Scorpio/Xylo for 6 Pax including child.
• Gangtok city tour is done only by Maruti Van/Indica/Wagon R (4 Pax in a car).
• If guest are booked for luxury vehicle, Innova/Scorpio/Xylo will be provided as per availability.
• Only 06 heads are allowed in 1 Innova/Scorpio/Xylo including child. In case the number of heads traveling increases, than the guest will have to take another vehicle.

About Transfers:

• In one Sumo/Max only 08 heads are allowed including child. If the number of heads traveling is more than 08, then guest will have to take another vehicle.
• Transfer from Bagdogra/NJP railway station will be provided from 06:00 hrs. To 16:00 hrs.
• All hill destinations are 3 to 5 hrs. drive from station or airport. So, we do not recommend traveling in inadequate day light.
• In unavoidable circumstances the guest may have to stay back at Siliguri at an additional cost.
• If there is any late arrival at NJP railway station, we suggest the guest, considering their safety that they should stay back at the station. Our representative will meet and arrange their transfers at 6:00 a.m.
• Keeping in mind the road condition of any hilly region, the guest should decide upon themselves (with their train and flight timings) as to when they should start the departure transfer. We suggest a buffer time of 2 hours at least.
• All transfers from Gangtok / Pelling / Darjeeling to onward destinations will be provided either in morning from 07:00 a.m. to 08:00 a.m. or in afternoon from 01:00 p.m. to 02:00 p.m.
• In case the guest is opting for Innova/Scorpio/Xylo inform the guest to travel with minimum baggage of one piece per person. In case of excess baggage the guest will have to opt for an extra vehicle for carrying the excess baggage. The cost for this will be borne by guest directly.

General Terms & Conditions

• Above given is just a quote, we do not hold any services.
• For package quote hotels room category will be in base category only unless specified.
• Written cancellation will accept on all working days, except Sunday, any cancellation sent on Sunday’s will be considered on next working day (Monday).
• Child above 12 years will be considered as adult only.
• Payment terms : 50% payment for confirmation & balance 50% payment before 20 days prior to the departure date, if service falling within 20 days then 100% advance payment at the time of confirmation.
• T-permit vehicle terms & conditions applicable state wise.
• Air conditions & loud music in vehicle will not be permitted during travel in hilly regions.
• Hotels rooms confirmation is subject to availability.
• If above quote hotels not available then similar hotels options will be offered.
• Hotel check inn & check out policy will be applicable, rooms will not be allotted before check inn timings of hotel.
• To confirm the above package written confirmation is required by email / text message.
• In case of unforeseen contingencies such as landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc. Company management will not be responsible & will try to help guest as much as possible.
• At the time of check inn original id card (eg. Aadhar, passport, driving licence, election card) required to show at hotel / airport – photocopy or true copy will not be considered.

Cancellation Policy

• 45 days prior to arrival: 10% of the tour / service cost.
• 15 days prior to arrival: 25% of the tour / service cost.
• 07 days prior to arrival: 50% of the tour / service cost.
• 48 hours prior to arrival or no show: no refund.

North Sikkim (Lachung - Lachen)

• All the packages start from Gangtok & ends at Gangtok.
• Guest Traveling to North Sikkim (Lachung & Lachen) requires 02 copies of passport size photograph, original photo ID proof with photo copy (identity card – Voter ID card / Pass-port / Driving License /) for processing the permit. PAN Card / Aadhar Card are not acceptable for issuance of the Permit.
• In Lachen and Lachung most of the hotels are offering Vegetarian food.
• Packages are available with all meals at hotel only (on the way meals if any, Guest has to pay their own).
• Child below 10yrs is not allowed to visit Gurudongmar Lake.
• Hotels available are only with basic amenities & simple food cooked by the locals and not by hotel Chef.
• In maximum hotels there is no geyser in the bathroom – hot water is supplied by buckets by the hotelier.
• No room heating systems are provided in the room in maximum hotels due to shortage of power, instead the hotelier provides hot water bags.
• There are telephone lines but due to cable fault and weak signal, it is often out of order. Airtel, Vodafone & BSNL operates better in this area.
• Due to shortage of power the guest sometimes, may have to bear with candle light.
• Once the package is booked & confirmed no refund will be entertained.
• The best season for traveling to North Sikkim is Mid February to Mid-June & Mid-September to Mid-December.
• Due to winter season (heavy snow) vehicle will be able to drive till Snow point on the way to Yumthang Valley.
• Excursion to Zero point (Yumesamdong) is kept optional which the guest can avail with an extra cost. Approx. cost is Rs. 3,000 per vehicle

Lachung cancellation policy:

GUESTS ARE ADVISED TO GO THROUGH THE UNDER MENTIONED TERMS AND CONDITION ALONG WITH THE CANCELLATION POLICY IN DETAILS.

PERMITS:

The hotel takes no responsibility or any liability whatsoever with regards to the issue of permits therefore, guests are informed to procure the permits either through their respective tour operator, travel agents or by self through the concerned department directly. In the event of no show or last minute cancellation due to failure to procure permit there will be no refund.

NATURAL CALAMITIES:

Due to widening and surface improvement works, North Sikkim highway is undergoing through the initial teething phase. It is prone to small landslides during rainy season, under such circumstances if guests are unable to check in due to road blockage midway 50% of the booking amount shall be refundable. During major slides when the highway remain closed for more then a day as a result of which permits are denied for travel, the hotel shall refund 90% of the booking amount to the guest. The rest being administrative cost.

Nathula Pass: (We can not give you any guarantee for Nathula Pass but we will try)

• The Permission for Nathula Pass is completely subject to availability.
• Nathula visit is subject to availability of permit & road condition. It can be done on the same day with Tsomgo Lake – Baba Mandir, except Monday and Tuesday. Only limited permits are issued by the Sikkim Tourism Department before 24 hrs. of tour (OR on the day of tour depends on road condition) to those travel agencies registered with Sikkim Tourism Department on Rotation basis. It is closed on Mon & Tue. NAME, ADDRESS, AGE & GENDER i.e. naming list of all guests traveling are required for processing of permit. Normally organizing permit at the eleventh hour is not possible, minimum time required is 72 hours before the arrival to apply the permit with all documents. We will try our best, but in case of non-availability of permit, the tour will only be till Baba Mandir. In case the permit is available one can opt for the trip with an extra charge approx. Rs. 5,500/- per vehicle.
• It is mandatory that guest should carry photo proof identity card such as Voter Id / Passport / Driving License and passport size photograph. (PAN Card & Aadhar Card are not considered as a valid ID proof). For above 05 yrs. child School ID card is valid.
• As permit is mandatory and very limited number of permit are issued per day for visiting Nathula, Guest have to travel by any car whichever is available (like Innova/Xylo/Scorpio-Maxx/Bolero/Sumo) as per permit issued. We cannot give any choice on Vehicle type. This is to inform you that in order to control and send more tourists to Nathula pass, the department of tourism after consulting with travel agents laid down the following rules
• In case of less than 6 people from one travel agent the department generally club small number with another travel agents small number of tourists just for 4 km up and down before Nathula pass.
• The Indian Army allows visiting Nathula from 11:00AM to 12:30PM only .Guest have to start early from Gangtok. If guest makes delay in starting ex Gangtok we cannot guarantee the visit in spite of having confirmed permit.
• In high season limited permit will be issued by authorities. We will try to get the permit but if we will not get the permit then we will refund the supplement amount after end of the tour.
• Please note if Nathula pass permit not done due to weather conditions / Land slide / any other reason than we will refund the supplement amount after end of the tour.
• Also note that if Nathula Pass permit is issued and due to any other reason they cant visit Nathula Pass then we are unable to refund anything.

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