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Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour

Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour,May month date 14/5/14 to 22/5/14

Greetings to all the esteemed members,

I intend to do a Sikkim and Darjeeling sight seeing trip along with my Kids age 11 yrs and 3 yrs

Please be informed that my preferred time to visit Sikkim would be May. I kindly appeal all the respected members to suggest me suitable itinerary

***Is it peaceful and feasible to for me and my family visit in May ?

**** Also please kindly offer me insights on the hotels to stay for the itinerary to be suggested/programmed.

Any suggestions and advice on the above would be sincerely appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Shweta Agarwal

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1. Re: Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour

Hi Shweta, you can try the following:

14 May- arrival Pelling, Rabdentse ruins, Pemayangtse monastery,

15 May- Kechopalri lake, waterfalls, Dentam village, Sangacholing monastery

16 May- Proceed to Gangtok, local sight seeing (Tibetology centre, Enchey monastery, flower show)

17 May- north Sikkim tour, Lachen

18 May- Gurudongmar, Yumthang valley

19 May- return Gangtok, Rumtek monastery

20 May- proceed to Darjeeling, walk around Mall road, Shruberry, cultural centre

21 May- Tiger Hill sunrise, Toy train ride to Ghoom, Ghoom monastery, peace pagoda etc

22 May- departure NJP station/ Bagdogra airport

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2. Re: Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour

Hi Sweta

You may plan as

14th Bagdogra to gangtok,Evening at MG Marg O/N Gangtok

15th Gangto to Lachung ,O/N Lachung

16th Lachung to Lachen ,O/N Lachen

17th Lachen to Gangtok,O/N Gangtok

18th Nathula,tsongo lake and baba mandir,O/N Gangtok

19th Gangtok to Pelling Via Namchi ,O/N Pelling

20th Pelling sight seeing,O/N Pelling

21st Early morning pelling to darjeeling,darjeeling sight seeing,O/N Darjeeling

22nd Early morning tiger hill,toy train joy ride (if have time) then transfer to Bagdogra

Please consult your physians before planning for gurudonar lake and nathula with 3 year kid as both lake are situated on high altitute.If not intrested to visit nathula and tsongo lake than you can do sight seeinv in and around gangtok.

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3. Re: Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour

hi sandeep a

Sikkim is the most peaceful and safest state so do not worry. You can try Nettle and Fern in gangtok.

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4. Re: Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour

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5. Re: Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour

Hi cj9

No self promotion in TA forum plz.

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6. Re: Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour

Hi Sweta

As you are taking 2 kids with you, I think the the below itenary will be best.

Darjeeling (2 Nights), Pelling (2 Nights), Gangtok (3 Nights), Kalimpong (1 Night)

Day 1: Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station to Darjeeling, 90kms in 3 Hrs.

Evening enjoy the market and weather in the near by shopping center

Day 2: Full Day Darjeeling City Tour

Cover: Sun rise in Tiger Hill Sunrise Point, Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery,Darjeeling Zoo and Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tea garden, Tenzing Rock and Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee center (Closed on Sunday) and Lebong Race Course Area.

Day 3: Darjeeling to Pelling, 80kms in 3hrs

Evening enjoy the local market

Day 4: Full Day Pelling City Tour

Covers: Darap Village and Valley, Rimbi Waterfalls, Rock Garden, Kunchenjungha Water Falls and Khecheopalri Holy Lake. After lunch visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Helipad View Point, Rubduntse Palace Ruins and Bird Sanctuary.

Day 5: Pelling to Gangtok, 120kms in 4hrs

Enroute visit Rabangla

Day 6: Full day Gangtok City tour

Visit Rumtek Monastery, Botanical Garden, and Santi View Point, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology, Dodurl Chorten, Government Institute of Cottage Industry (Closed on Sunday, 2nd Saturday), Orchid House Flower Show. After lunch visit Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok and Bakthang Falls.

Day 7: Gangtok to Tsongo Lake with Baba Mandir Excursion

Dont forget to roam around M G Marg Mall for shopping in the evening

Day 8: Gangtok to Kalimpong, 80kms in 2.5hrs and Half Day Kalimpong City Tour

Graham’s Home, Delo View Point, Pine View orchid nursery. Evening stroll in the local market and walk through the lonely Rinkingpong road.

Day 9: Kalimpong to Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station, 75kms in 2hrs

About hotel,try to get the hotels booking early, try to book hotels which have good review or you came to know about the hotels from responsible tour agent, as hotels from this cities are not that much internet savy. so you may miss some good hotels because of that.

About safety, dont worry, these places are among the most safest places in india, I am sure you and your amily will love to spend their holidays again .

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7. Re: Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour

Hi EasternParadise

You are incrsing the cost of travel by including kalimpong at the end. It should be done in line with darjeeling.

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8. Re: Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour

Hello Arijit,

Please let me know what you mean by in line with darjeeling, I will be glad , that will help me in reducing the cost of my next visit.

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9. Re: Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour

Hi EasternParadise

Kalimpong should be done when you are in darjeeling or you are about to go to darjeeling. In the above itenary you have mentioned to cover kalimpong from gangtok so the additional cost of Gangtok -> Kalimpong and Kalimpong->NJP is there. This can be reduced by Kamlimpong -> Darjeeling or vice versa and then proceed to gangtok.

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10. Re: Req suggestions & advice for Darjeeling Sikkim tour

Ok thank you i will keep this in mind.

but don't you think that as she have 2 kids so it will be good to start the tour with places of less height and then move towards places with greater height