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Sikkim Saga-Dream

Bagdogra- Gangtok- Lachung Darjeeling- Bagdogra

07 N/08 D
Ex Ahmedabad by Air

Departure Date: - 14th May & 2nd June 2017


TOUR COST (Per Person):

No. Of Per CWB (5-10 CNB (5-10


Vehicles Used Ex. Adult
Pax Person Yrs.) Yrs.)
83800
2 Pax SCORPIO / XYLO / INNOVA
77000 69500 64800 59500
3 Pax SCORPIO / XYLO / INNOVA
73600 66100 61400 56100
4 Pax SCORPIO / XYLO / INNOVA
71500 64000 59300 54100
5 Pax SCORPIO / XYLO / INNOVA
70200 62600 57900 52700
6 Pax SCORPIO / XYLO / INNOVA

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Gangtok - 03 Nights Accommodation


Tshangu Lake (12,400 Ft), Baba Mandir (13,100 Ft), Nathula Pass (14,140 Ft Indo-
China Border At own cost), BhimNala Water Fall, Cable Ride (Optional Cost).
Jhakri Water Fall, Research Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Directorate
of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday) & Flower Show.

Lachung - 02 Nights Accommodation


Tashi View Point, Seven Sister Water Fall, Yumthang Valley (11,800 Ft),
Yumesamdong (Zero Point 15,300 Ft)

Darjeeling - 02 Nights Accommodation


Tiger Hills (to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak, 8364 Ft), Japanese Temple,
Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan
Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan
Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Darjeeling Ropeway Ride & Toy Train
(Optional Cost) & Panoramic view of Tea Estate.

HOTELS USED:-

DATE GANGTOK LACHUNG DARJEELING


DENZONG MAYFAIR RESORT
14th May & 02nd YARLAM RESORT
REGENCY (EXECUTIVE NON
June (DLX VALLEY)
(SUITE) VIEW)

AIR SCHEDULE:-

Departure Date : 14th May & 02nd June 2017


6E 125 AMD CCU 06 : 45 09 : 20
6E 144 CCU IXB 13 : 40 14 : 45
6E 433 IXB CCU 12 : 20 13 : 20
6E 958 CCU AMD 18 : 50 21 : 25

** CHECK IN TIME AFTER 1400 HRS AND CHECK OUT AT 1200 HRS
** FLOW OF ITENARARY WOULD BE CONFIRMED BY US BEFORE TRAVEL
** EXTRA BED IN THE ROOM MEANS ONLY EXTRA MATTRESS (NO COT) **

PLEASE READ BEFORE TRAVELLING:


Please note as per the Government Rule, in 01 INNOVA only 06 heads are allowed that is
including child. In case the number of heads traveling increases above 06 in an Innova than
the guest will have to opt for the 2nd (second) vehicle.
While travelling to Sikkim one needs to carry the original ID card (Indian Passport , Election
card , Driving license ) with 2 xerox copies & 4 passport size photographs. Failing to do so
the passenger will not be allowed to check-in at the hotel in Lachung & Gangtok. (PAN Card
& Aadhar Card are not considered as a valid ID proof)
For travelling to Sikkim, if the guest are NRI or foreign nationals than they need to take
permit so please inform priorly for the same. The above given cost is valid only for the
Indian Nationals. Rates for the foreign passport holders will differ.
In Sikkim the travelling time is more as there are hilly areas & also the roads are rough so
pls take a note of it.
The vehicles which we give in our tour for the guest in Sikkim are usually innova / scorpio /
xylo. These vehicles are not up to the highest mark due to rough roads & it will be will be
with guest as per the tour itinerary only.
We suggest our guest to travel light 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 collected directly from the guest.

TOUR INCLUDES:-
Return Airfare Ex : Ahmedabad
Accommodation in Well appointed rooms
Return airport transfers & sightseeing by Non AC Scorpio / Xylo/ Innova (Note: the vehicles will
run as per day to day plan i.e. not on disposal)
Visit to Zero point , Lachung
07 Breakfasts , 02 Lunch & 07 Dinners at the Hotel
Luxury taxes
1 water bottle per person per day
Govt. Service Tax
TOUR EXCLUDES:-
Any extra, extension and optional tour then the above.
All items of personal nature
Monastery / Sightseeing entrances fee.
Optional sightseeing
Tour guide.
Extra cost for hotel and transfers in case of flight cancellation and road blocks.
Liabilities due to medical emergencies and evacuation involved.
Water sports activities
Meals other than mentioned above
Tips , porter charges, incidentals, laundry, Mini bar

THE SUPPLEMENT COST FOR EXTRAS SERVICES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS

The ticket cost for 02 hrs Joy Train Ride Steam Engine (Darjeeling to Ghum & back to
Darjeeling) will be INR 1320.00 per pax/child (Subjected to operational & tickets availability).
The ticket cost for 02 hrs Joy Train Ride Diesel Engine (Darjeeling to Ghum & back to
Darjeeling) will be INR 850.00 per pax/child (Subjected to operational & tickets availability).
The ticket cost for Gangtok Cable car ride will be INR 100.00 per person / child (The guest have
to purchase the ticket by them self or they have to opt for Escort Services).
Supplement cost for Darjeeling cable car ride will be INR 180.00 per person / child (The guest
has to purchase the ticket by them self).
River Rafting: river rafting is possible on the route of Gangtok to Darjeeling. Per boat the approx
charges are Rs.5000/- in which maximum 6 persons are allowed + the vehicle cost extra for the
route diversion
TOUR ITINERARY:

Bagdogra- Gangtok (3Nts)- Lachung (2Nts)- Darjeeling (2Nts)- Bagdogra

07 NTS / 08 DAYS

DAY 01 ARRIVAL NJP RAILWAY STATION / (IXB) BAGDOGRA AIRPORT - GANGTOK


On arrival at NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (413 Ft / 126 Mts) will be met by our
office Executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5412 Ft / 1650 Mts, 130 Kms
/ 04 to 05 Hrs). Check in and over night at Hotel.

DAY 02 GANGTOK TSHANGU LAKE & BABA MANDIR EXCURSION


NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National are not allowed to visit Baba Mandir & Nathula Pass.
They are allowed to visit till Tshangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above is
number to visit Tshangu Lake. For getting the valid permit these guest will have to bring with them
their valid passport & visa / OCI / PIO Card. They will also be required to bring along with them 08
passport size photograph for processing their permits into Sikkim, Tshangu lake, Lachen &
Lachung. There will be an additional cost for processing the permit & making the tour applicable.
Kindly write to us for additional cost.

For Indian Passport Holders to process the permit we would require the following:

1. 03 passport size photograph of each member traveling whether Adult or Children


with their name, age & gender written behind each photograph.
2. Photo Copy of Photo ID proof of each member traveling whether Adult or Children.
Original to be brought with self.
3. A list mentioning the Name Age & Gender of all traveler family wise.
4. Any documents issued by Central or State Government having Photo, Name and the
address will be considered as ID Proof. The Photo ID Proof can be anyone of the
following, Driving License, Voter Card, Valid Passport & Aadhar Card. Pan Card is
not accepted as ID proof by the authorities.
5. In case of Child traveling below 18 Years or couple traveling where there is no ID
proof of wife, there has to be a written declaration given from the parents /
husband.
For Tshangu Lake & Nathula Pass there is no refund, after the permit is confirmed by Sikkim
tourism, due to whatsoever reason (Land slide, Heavy rain fall, VIP Movement, Health issue etc).

After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400Ft / 3780 Mts /
43Kms in 3Hrs one way from Gangtok) & Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs
one way from Tshangu Lake. Situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way,
with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic
beauty around. Back to Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel. (Incase of Landslide or due to any other
reasons if Tshangu Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided)
OPTIONAL SIGHTSEEING -NATHULA

One can opt for Nathula Excursion by paying a supplement cost which varies from month to
month. Organising the permit at the last moment is not possible & a clear window of 72 Hrs with
proper documents is required to process the permit. Nathula permit gets confirmed a day prior OR
on the day of journey (depending on the working of the permit issuing office) & it is subjected to
permit availability as it is allotted as per turn. At times the demend for Nathula permit goes to 700
vehicle where as the permit issued is only 60 for civil & 40 for government. Nathula is closed on
Monday & Tuesday for tourist.

NATHULA CAN BE GUARANTEED IF YOU HAVE CONTACTS IN THE ARMY OR IF YOU ARE
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE. KINDLY USE YOUR SOURCES SO THAT THE PERMIT COULD BE
PROCURE. THE MODUS OPERANDI FOR THIS WOULD BE THAT YOU WOULD BE REQUIRING
THE CAR NUMBER AND DRIVER LICENSE A DAY PRIOR TO THE JOURNEY DATE. INCASE YOU
TAKE THE NUMBER AND DRIVER DETAILS IN ADVANCE AND GOD FORBID DUE TO
WHATSOEVER REASON IF THE DRIVER AND THE VEHICLE ANY ONE OF TWO IS NOT ABLE TO
REPORT THEN YOUR WHOLE EXERCISE OF GETTING THE PERMIT DONE GETS FUTILE. WHILE
COORDINATING THIS WITH THE ARMY OR OTHER SOURCE, PLEASE REQUEST THE SOURCE
TO DO BOTH THE ARMY AND THE TOURISM PERMISSION, THIS SAVES A LOT OF TIME.

WORSE TO WORSE IF ALL ABOVE GOES IN VAIN PLEASE DO NOT GET DISHEARTENED AS YOU
WILL ONLY MISS 4 KM DRIVE AS THE VISIT TO THANGU LAKE & BABAMANDIR TAKES YOU
INTO THE AREA WHERE NATHULA IS LOCATED.

Nathula(14140 Ft / 4310 Mts / 20 Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) Baba Mandir
(13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) is an Indo China border,
controlled by the Indian Army & is situated approx 20 Kms ahead of Tshangu Lake at an height of
14140 Ft / 4310. The journey to Nathula & Baba Mandir is same up to 16 Kms. At this point the
right arm of the V which is 4 Kms takes one to Baba Mandir & left arm of the V which is 4 Kms
takes one to Nathula.

DAY 03 GANGTOK - LACHUNG

NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National will be allowed to visit Lachung, Yumthang &
Yumesamdong, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above is number. For getting the valid
permit these guest will have to bring with them their valid passport & visa / OCI / PIO Card. They
will also be required to bring along with them 08 passport size photograph for processing their
permits into Sikkim, Tshangu lake, Lachen & Lachung. There will be an additional cost for
processing the permit & making the tour applicable. Kindly write to us for additional cost.

For Indian Passport Holders to process the permit we would require the following:

1) 03 passport size photograph of each member traveling whether Adult or Children


with their name, age & gender written behind each photograph.
2) Photo Copy of Photo ID proof of each member traveling whether Adult or Children.
Original to be brought with self.
3) A list mentioning the Name Age & Gender of all traveler family wise.
4) Any documents issued by Central or State Government having Photo, Name and the
address will be considered as ID Proof. The Photo ID Proof can be anyone of the
following, Driving License, Voter Card or Valid Passport. Aadhar Card & Pan Card is
not accepted as ID proof by the authorities.
5) In case of Child traveling below 18 Years or couple traveling where there is no ID
proof of wife, there has to be a written declaration given from the parents /
husband.
For Lachung & Lachen there is no refund after the booking is confirmed. Pick from Gangtok Hotel
and transfer to Lachung (8000 Ft / 2439 Mts, 124 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs). On the way visit Tashi
view point, Seven sisters water fall ((Subjected the vehicle take the normal route. This sightseeing
points are included on complimentary basis & in case of diversions these points will be missed.
There will be no refund in such case)). Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 04 LACHUNG - YUMTHANG EXCURSION

Early morning proceed on a half day excursion to Yumthang Valley (11800 Ft / 3598 Mts / 25 Kms
/ 1 hours one way). Visit to Yumthang Valley is a day excursion from Lachung, which is an
attraction for tourist visiting this region. The colorful Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary bloom
between April to June. The soaring snow-capped peaks and herds of wandering yaks make this a
Himalayan paradise The valley is also known for its Hot spring. Although the water is quite dirty,
many locals from the area visit to get themselves soaked & cured as believed. Overnight at Hotel.

Yumesamdong known as (Zero point)(15300 Ft / 4665 Mts, 24 Kms / 1.5 to 2 Hrs from Yumthang
one way). Yumesamdong located beyond Yumthang. The journey from Yumthang trudges up
through the rugged mountain road. The aroma of sweet fragrance of Ezilia permeates the air. Ezilia
is a plant used by the inhabitant to manufacture incense sticks.

DAY 05 LACHUNG - GANGTOK

After breakfast transfer to Gangtok (5412 Ft / 1650 Mts / 124 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs). Overnight
at Hotel.

DAY 06 GANGTOK - DARJEELING

Morning Go for a half day (04 hrs) sightseeing covering Jhakri Water Falls along with Do-rul
Chhorten, Research Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Directorate of Handicraft &
Handloom (Closed on Sunday) and Flower Show. Afternoon transfer to Darjeeling (6710 Ft / 2046
Mts, 115 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs.). Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 07 DARJEELING

Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8482 Ft / 2586 Mts at around 4 AM) to view sunrise over
Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop.
After breakfast go for a half-day sightseeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu
Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling
Ropeway Ride (Ticket cost not included & will be approx INR 180.00 per person) Tenzing & Gombu
Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & panoramic view of Tea Estate.
Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 08 DARJEELING - NJP RAILWAY STATION / IXB AIRPORT


Transfer to NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (413 Ft / 126 Mts, 100 Kms / 03 to 04
Hrs) for onwards connection / journey.
PAYMENT POLICY:-

Initial deposit - Rs.25, 000/- per person to confirm youre booking with us.
100% payment to be made at least 30 days before departure.

CANCELLATIONS:-

All services such as Airline seats / Hotel accommodation / ground transportation are pre-blocked
well in advance. We are liable to pay penalties to all our suppliers / vendors if these services are
released within the below mentioned time frame.

If circumstances make you cancel the tour, the cancellation must be intimated to us in writing. Such
cancellation will attract the following cancellation.

Cancellation Charges per person when a cancellation is made:


45 days or more prior to the departure Rs.10000
45-30 days prior to the departure 25% of the tour cost
30-15 days prior to the departure 50% of the tour cost
15-07 days prior to the departure 100% of the tour cost
Or a No Show on the tour 100% of the tour cost
Note: Once the Airline is Non Refundable the above cancellation & Airfare amount should be
considered.

IMPORTANT NOTES:-

As this is an Air Departure package, the airline seats are pre-purchased for the whole group. So
any change in the sector or dates or names (once given) is not allowed. If in special case the
airline allows than a penalty will be charged for the same.
If on tour you find any difficulties or change in service than please inform us on the given
contact numbers during you tour only. As after coming back we will not be able to solve your on
tour problems.
Given cost is estimated, based on lowest airfare and hotel rates existing as of now. We Dont
Hold Any Confirmation For Hotels/Airline. Its Subject To availability at the time of booking. Any
difference In cost shall be borne by Passenger.
Any further increase in airfare due to increase in the fuel price, change in government
regulations, taxes, etc., charged by the airline will have to be borne by the passengers.
FLAMINGO will not be held responsible for them. Above rates are subject to change with our
prior notice.
Your tours and transfers are based on tour itinerary & not at disposal basis.
Your Itinerary will be strictly on timings.
Room Rates based on Standard Rooms. Supplement cost will be applicable for Valley Facing /
higher category rooms.
Breakfast will start from Day 2 of the itinerary.
Services will be given in exchange of Original vouchers/Itinerary only.
Portages and Driver Tips are extra
Optional sightseeing has to be booked in advance on your own by paying an additional cost.
Optional via Mirik - Drive via Mirik can be availed by paying a supplement cost of INR
1000.00 per vehicle.
There is No Refund for un utilized Service
All cost are per person based on twin sharing
Car cost is counted as per children & adults sharing a car
On hilly areas the CAR AC will not work.
Difference in cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like - landslides,
road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.
The airline used for package is also LCC so no food will be served on board.
We will not be held responsible for any delays in airline leading to misconnecting of onward
flights.
During sightseeing the vehicle will go up to permissible point only, from that point any
arrangement to be made all extra expenses shall have to be borne by the passengers .
Extra bed in the room means only extra mattress.( no cot )
Any govt.tax levied must be borne by the passengers only.
Pre ponement of journey is not allowed. It will be treated as cancellation & accordingly the
cancellation charges will be applicable.
If accommodation is not available in the identified / specific hotel for the particular package
tour due to reason beyond our control, we shall make our best efforts to shift the clients to hotel
maintaining / having more or less the same standard. No complaint or claim shall be made by
the client in this respect.
If any airline is schedule, delayed or cancelled, Flamingo Transworld Pvt.Ltd. is not responsible
for any compensation for hotels, meals, sightseeing or any other claim.

Guest must know the following points about the Operations

Few Words on Operations

Note on Hotel used in the Packages:

We have star category hotels in our area which is not to be compared with the Hotels of other
developed destinations. For the understanding we have termed
The Areas Best Hotels as GRADE A2+, A1+ & A, whose services are similar to Three
Star Hotels.
The Areas Second Best Hotel as GRADE B, whose services are similar to Two Star
Hotels.
The Areas Third Best Hotel as GRADE C, whose services are similar to One Star Hotels.
The Areas Fourth Best Hotel as GRADE D, whose services are similar to Budget &
Tourist Class Hotels.
Check-in time at Hotel is 1400 Hrs & Check-out time is 1100 Hrs.
We have selected, combined & graded the hotels in a fashion, so that the clients get
similar kind of standard in services & facilities at every destination / place of
retirement.
As the area is backward it is quite obvious that the constructions of the hotels are
unplanned. This further means that almost all the good hotels are in the city centers.
These hotels may have the view of the building in the front, beside or behind them. As
the services are under mark in the area and as mentioned above, we have made our
hotel selection on the basis of SERVICES provided.
For Extra Person Sharing the Room & Child with Extra Bed, almost all the hotel of our
area provides MATTRESS and ROLL OVERS as a supplement to Extra Bed.
In our area almost all the hotels do not have lift, so the guest have to climb stairs to
reach their rooms. Incase the guest/s have problems with blood pressure, breathing,
knee & heart or if they cannot climb the higher floors, we will request you to report this
problem immediately so that we are careful in assigning Hotels which will be more
convenient than the ones quoted/reserved for them.
In a hilly area scarcity of water & electricity is a natural phenomenon. Everybody buys
water for their day-to-day needs & have learnt to live even without electricity. In case of
Load Shading, please advice the guest/s to bear with such situation. To overcome the
water crisis certain hotels have fixed schedule for supplying hot & cold water.
Hotel in C & D Category have system of providing room heater on request & extra
payment. This payment is not included in the cost & the user has to settle it directly with
the hotels before check-out. The charge varies from INR 150.00 to INR 200.00 per room
per night.

INBOUND CLIENTS NOTE:


NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National are not allowed to visit Baba Mandir &
Nathula Pass.
They are allowed to visit till Tshangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be
02 & above is number to visit Tshangu Lake.
For getting the valid permit these guest will have to bring with them their valid
passport & visa / OCI / PIO Card.
They will also be required to bring along with them 08 passport size photograph for
processing their permits into Sikkim, Tshangu lake, Lachen & Lachung.
There will be an additional cost for processing the permit & making the tour
applicable.

Note on Transportation used in the Packages:

The vehicle used will not be at disposal and will be exclusively used for the group as
per the itinerary only (on point to point basis). It will change sector wise.
As the vehicles & drivers change always we request you to inform the guest to be
very careful with personal belongings. Once left in the vehicle there is very little
chance of you getting them back.
As the area is backward & due to unwritten syndicate rules your drivers will change
for every transfer & sightseeing. These drivers come from remote places and are not
educated in tourism etiquette and some of them do not know how to speak &
behave. Often in past guests have been misguided by such drivers. We would
request you to inform the guest not to listen to such people & reconfirm whatever
they say with your File Handling Executive (FHE).
Certain sightseeing is totally controlled by the syndicate and we do not have any say
over such services. We will request you to inform the guest to bear with
uncalculated situations. Their FHE will guide you on such services e.g. Tshangu
Lake, Nathula, packages to North Sikkim. Especially while using such services they
have to be gentle in dealing with the drivers as due to lack of their exposure to the
tourism industry & practices they sometimes tend to get annoyed and may
misbehave.
Due to shortage of space for parking please inform the guest that they will have to
be ready on time & wait in the lobby. Due to uncalculated situations the vehicle
reporting may get delayed. We will request the guest to bear with us and as soon as
vehicle comes it will pick them up in few seconds time before the policeman blow
his whistle.
Due to vehicle-parking difficulty in the whole area, most of the areas are restricted
to entry of vehicle & specific time is allotted for entries. Kindly request the guests to
follow the time strictly as given to them. Incase of delays the vehicle will have to
leave the hotel area without the guest & get parked in a parking area. In such a case,
the guest will have to be transferred in a Maruti Van FOR WHICH THE COST WILL
HAVE TO BE BORNE BY THE GUEST & WILL BE COLLECTED DIRECTLY.
Due to specified time for entry many of times your connecting destination vehicle
may not be allowed to enter the town / hotel area. Under such circumstances you
will be transferred to the hotel in Maruti Vans for which the driver of your
connecting vehicle will make the payment.
OFF BEAT CIRCUITS SOUND OF SILENCE - The Vehicle provided on the above
Itinerary will be on Disposable (Tata Sumo / Similar Thought for all brackets 2 to 08
pax). Here the local sightseeing of Gangtok, Tshangu, and Pelling Sightseeing will be
done by the local vehicle of that area.
Incase the guest is opting for INNOVA as per the unwritten syndicate rule of our
area it will be used for main transfer for all destination and sightseeing of
Kalimpong & Darjeeling. In certain areas INNOVA are not available & due to non
availability / limited availability (during the peak season), as a substitute we will be
providing Tavera / Qualis / Scorpio / Tata Sumo / Mahindra Maxx which could be
having front / side facing seat. However for Gangtok sightseeing, as per
the unwritten syndicate rule, the guest will be provided 01 Wagon R / Alto / Indica
on every 04 heads.
As per Motor Vehicle Act capacity of an INNOVA is 07 Pax including Adult or Child.
Also while opting for INNOVA please inform the guest to travel light with minimum
baggage of one piece per person.

Note on General Operations:

Please note that our Executive will hold placard as advised by you, just outside the only exit
gate of Bagdogra Airport.
Incase the passengers are arriving at NJP Railway station which has 02 entry & exit gate,
please inform the guest that they will be meeting our Office Executive at the old exit gate
(which happens to be the main gate also) holding placard in their name / or as advised by
you.
It is to be noted that incase, the guest is arriving by train in the late evening / night & are
departing early morning, it is mandatory for them to spend a night in SILIGURI. In such
situation of late arrival & early departure, if the client does not have a booking, then the
client will have to wait at the Waiting Room at the station. Our Executive will be meeting
the guest at 0600 hrs in the morning for the meet & greet and arrival transfer. This has been
planned keeping security factors in mind.
Tour start and end from Bagdogra (IXB) Airport / New Jalpaiguri Railway (NJP) Station. The
1st Day tour Meal starts with Dinner & ends with Breakfast on the last day for all the
bookings on MAPAI. For APAI 1st Day tour Meal starts with Dinner & ends with Packet lunch
on the last day.
Sikkim & Darjeeling is a hilly area & change is weather is a regular feature. It is advisable
that light layer clothing should be carried always. In winters it is advisable to carry heavy
woolens.
Landslide is a common occurrence in hilly areas. EXPENSES INCURRED FOR DIVERSION,
DUE TO THIS OR ANY OTHER REASONS WILL BE COLLECTED DIRECTLY AS PER ACTUAL
EXPENDITURE INCURRED.
Kindly inform the guest that we make contingency plans so that the sightseeing points do
not fall on a closing day. Incase due to inevitable situation if the sightseeing falls on a closing
day, it will have to be left out & cannot be carried forward to the next day. If the guests are
taking the left out tour on the next day they will have to pay the extra against the vehicle
charges as advised by the File Handling Executive (FHE).
Sightseeing Points remains closed on State Government & Bank National Holidays. The
points which are closed are Research Institute of Tibetology, Handicraft & Handloom
Showroom, Flower Show in Gangtok & Padma Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan
Mountaineering Institute, Tibetian Refugee Self Help Centre in Darjeeling.
Weather in the hills is unpredictable. We have kept the guest sightseeing related with
nature, like Tiger Hill in Darjeeling, flexible. This is done, so that the chance of good view of
Sunrise becomes more probable. When our Executives call the guest for such change we will
request you to inform the guest to take it sportingly & without any apprehension. Once
Tiger Hills sightseeing is decided between the guest & FHE which will be done before 5 P.M.
no changes will be allowed. In case of any changes it will be treated as cancellation without
any refund. Changes after 5 P.M. cannot be accommodated as the allotted drivers leave the
Operations premises by 5 P.M. & are not contactable. By Default the vehicle will report at 4
A.M. in the morning, whether the guest go for the sightseeing or not for any reason or
eventuality (which could be because of the guest wanting to change after 5 P.M. or bad
weather or heavy downpour) the bills will be raised against us. These rules are formulated
by the local syndicate which is very strong. For further clarification please contact the FHE.
People with knees, heart & blood pressure problem & having children below 05 years
should avoid going to Nathula, Gurudongmar & Yumosomdong (Zero Point) as it could be of
high risk & medical facility are also very poor.
High Mountains sightseeing like Tshangu Lake, Yumthang Excursion, Gurudongmar
Excursion has to start early in the morning so that you come back early. This is designed for
your security as in the afternoon the weather gets cloudy & foggy throughout the year.
Due to non availability of night life the whole area goes to bed early & wakes up early. We
request you to go to bed on time so that next day you can start your tour early.
The area is backward but rich in Nature and the facilities available cannot be matched to
those available in the Plains and other developed destinations. Kindly inform the guest on
this constraint of the area.
There will be no refund of any unutilized service in part or in full what so ever may be the
reason.

The following points are to be noted about the above mentioned Itinerary:

1) GANGTOK
Gangtok early morning three point sightseeing will of 03 hrs from 0530 hrs to 0730
hrs covering Tashi View point, Ganesh Tok & Hanuman Tok.
Gangtok Half day sightseeing will be of 04 Hrs from 0900 hrs to 1300 hrs / 1400 Hrs
to 1800 Hrs covering Rumtek Monastery, Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of
Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom, Flower Show & Nam Nam View
Point.
Gangtok Full day sightseeing will be of 06 Hrs from 0900 hrs to 1500 hrs covering
Jhakri Falls, Rumtek Monastery, Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology,
Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom, Flower Show & Nam Nam View Point.
Tshangu Lake excursion will be of 5 Hrs from 0900 to 1400 hrs.
Supplement for Baba Mandir for 01 to 03 Pax (Maruti Van) will be INR 400 & 04 to
08 Pax (Hard Top/Jeep) will be INR 800
Nathula operation is subject to road condition and availability of permits as only
limited permits are issued 48 hour prior to the schedule tour. Nathula service
cannot be availed on Monday & Tuesday. . Nathula is NOT ADVISABLE to children
below 5years & guest having problem with blood pressure, knee & heart.
Supplement for Nathula will be (INR 4500 to 7000 per vehicle) by Hard Top Jeep.
For Nathula only 08 Pax including children are allowed per vehicle.
Since Nathula is a restrict area any time army can seal for security reasons. In such
case tour will only be till Tshangu Lake and no refund will be allowed for unutilized
services.
Tshangu Permit are issued one day in advance in between 1400 Hrs 1600
Please be informed that from 01/12/2008 any tourist who is visiting Tshangu
Lake, Nathula or North Sikkim (Lachen, Lachung, and Yumthang) will have to carry
(compulsory) following document.
Photo ID proof (issued by State / Central Government of India) of all Adults. (18
Years & Above).
04 Passport Size Photograph of each member
The guest will have to carry the original ID Proof on their tour. However for
processing the permit in advance we would request you all to send us the following
information 15 days prior to the arrival
A) NAME, AGE & GENDER B) CONTACT NUMBERS C) ADDRESS D) 04 RECENT
COLOR PHOTOGRAPH OF EACH MEMBER E) PHOTOCOPY OF ONE VALID PHOTO
IDENTITY PROOF

2) LACHUNG
Lachung operates on package only. All the Tours starts from Gangtok and ends
at Gangtok and is on Full Board (Includes all Meals).
In case one uses Single Room Supplementary charges it will not be applicable on
Lachung.
Please note that this areas are cold throughout the year, kindly advice your
client to be equipped with proper woolen / warm clothes.
ONCE THE PACKAGE IS BOOKED & CONFIRMED NO REFUND WILL BE
ALLOWED
Please note that North Sikkim is blessed with Natural Beauty. The
accommodation provided at Lachung will be at Snow Lion Mountain Resort
Modern Residency, which is best in the area but has very basis facilities like:
The Bathrooms are not having any showers & Geysers, so warm water will be
provided in buckets, by the Hotelier.
The food prepared will be fresh, by the local trained Sherpass & not by Hotel
chef.
There are no telephone lines & please advice the guest that many of times there
is a problem of power failure.
The rooms are not having any Heaters due to electricity problem, so the hotelier
provide Hot water pad in the bed.
The best season for traveling to North Sikkim is Mid February to Mid June & Mid
September to Mid December.
Please note that Excursion to Gorudongmar (17800 Ft / 5427 Mts),
Yumosomdong (14700 Ft / 4482 Mts), & Katau (14500 Ft / 4421 Mts), is kept
OPTIONAL & is subjected to availability of permit which is available on the spot.
These are three different points & is NOT ADVISABLE to guest having problem
with blood pressure, knee & heart.
Gorudongmar is al Lachen area. In the case the permit is available one has to pay
directly to the driver at the spot an amount of RS.3500 to 4000 per Jeep which
varies from case to case.
Yumosomdong & Katau is two different spot located al Lachung area. In the case
the permit is available one has to pay directly to the driver at the spot an
amount of RS.2000 to 2500 per spot per Jeep which varies from case to case
Please be informed that from 01/12/2008 any tourist who is visiting Tshangu
Lake, Nathula or North Sikkim (Lachen, Lachung, and Yumthang) will have to
carry (compulsory) following document.
o Photo ID proof (issued by State / Central Government of India) of all
Adults. (18 Years & Above).
o 04 Passport Size Photograph of each member
o The guest will have to carry the original ID Proof on their tour. However
for processing the permit in advance we would request you all to send us
the following information 15 days prior to the arrival
A) NAME, AGE & GENDER B) CONTACT NUMBERS C) ADDRESS D) 04 RECENT
COLOR PHOTOGRAPH OF EACH MEMBER E) PHOTOCOPY OF ONE VALID PHOTO
IDENTITY PROOF

3) PEMAYANGTSE (PELLING)

Pemayangtse half day sightseeing will be of 04 Hrs 0800 to 1300 HRS covering
Darap village, Rimbi water fall, Rimbi Hydro Project& Kechopari Lake.
Pemayangtse sightseeing will be of 08 Hrs 0900 to 1700 HRS covering Darap village,
Rimbi water fall, Rimbi Hydro Project& Kechopari Lake, Kanchendzonga Waterfalls,
Yuksom.
Pemayangtse walking tour covers the two famous landmarks- Rabdantse &
Sangachoeling will be of 04 hrs (Walking Tour)

4) DARJEELING

With Darjeeling itinerary we can have a joy Train ride accommodated (Subjected to
operational Condition) for INR .per person for the Railway Ticket + INR . For the vehicle
for Hotel Railway Station Hotel transfer) TIME: From 1000 to 1200 Hrs or 1250 to 1450
Hrs.
Darjeeling early morning sightseeing will be of 03 Hrs from 0400 to 0700 hrs covering Tiger
Hills, Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.
Darjeeling half day sightseeing will be of 04 Hrs from 0900 to 1300 hrs or 1400 to 1800 hrs
covering Japnest Temple & Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park,
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help
Center & Tea Estate.
Darjeeling Rock Garden sightseeing will be of 04 Hrs from 0900 to 1300 hrs or 1400 to
1800 hrs covering Rock Garden & Ganga Maya Lake.
Mirik excursion along with visit to Pashupati Nagar (Indo Nepal Border) will be a full day
activity from 0900 Hrs to 1500 Hrs.
For your sightseeing in Darjeeling Peace Pagoda & Japanese Temple are included instead of
Ropeway & Lebong Course which is closed.

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Centre, St. Xaviers College Corner, Near Opp. Gormoh Restaurant , Judges bungalow
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Ahmedabad - 380 009, Gujarat, India: Gujarat , India
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