West Bengal, Sikkim, India, Darjeeling

West Bengal and Sikkim, India

West Bengal, Sikkim, India, Darjeeling

West Bengal and Sikkim, India

Price
$1040
+ flight to Delhi and back home
Duration
9 days
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We begin in Kolkata, arguably the most elegant city of India. Then we explore mountainous Sikkim - the former Himalayan kingdon with Tibetan culture and stunning views. Finally, we reach Darjeeling, the famous town of hills and tea plantations.

  • Day 1-2
    Arrival in Delhi, flight to Kolkata, the capital of the West Bengal state. Meeting with a tour leader and checking into a hotel in the historical Sudder street. We visit the oldest museum in India - National Museum, with its unique collection of Hindu and Buddhist sculpture dating back 2300 years. Then we visit Victoria Memorial, explore the old British city, and take boats to Shiva Belur temple.
  • Day 3-4
    Flight to Bagdogra, than jeeps to Kalimpong (2.5 hours on the way). We check into a hotel and visit Zang Dhok Palri Phodang monastery. We travel to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim 1600 meters above sea level (5-6 hours on the way). On the way we will visit Rumtek Monastery - the biggest monastery in Sikkim. We enjoy stunning views of Kangchenjunga mount, those interested can visit the local zoo, known for its collection of red pandas. We will also visit Institute of Tibetology with rare collection of old books.
  • Day 5-6
    We leave for Yuksom (8-9 hours trip), on the way visiting the monastery in Tashiding. According to legend, it was built on the site where the arrow dropped by Guru Rinpoche fell. Yuksom is a small village where many Himalayan treks begin. We visit the picturesque lake and the monastery of Dubdi - the oldest monastery of the state, hidden in the forest, from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the mountains.
  • Day 7-8
    Trip to Darjeeling (8-9 hours), the “kingdom of hills” 2300 meters above sea level, famous for its elite black tea. We check into a hotel and walk in the town. Next morning we take a bus to the Tiger hill on the border with Nepal, where we will marvel at the stunning landscape with the famous Kanchenjunga mountain. We will also visit the famous Tibet monastery nearby and take the ropeway above tea plantations to the tea factory.
  • Day 9
    Jeep ride to Bagdogra, flight to Delhi and than back home.
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The oldest museum in India, Victoria memorial, Rumtek Monastery, Tiger hill, Tea plantations and factory
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Dates Availability
2019
07.04 - 15.04 Available for booking
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07 April - 15 April Available for booking $1040 $440 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
Departures 07.04.2019 - 15.04.2019
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Price $1040
Deposit $440
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Group size 11 persons.

We begin in Kolkata, arguably the most elegant city of India. Then we explore mountainous Sikkim - the former Himalayan kingdon with Tibetan culture and stunning views. Finally, we reach Darjeeling, the famous town of hills and tea plantations.

Is this trip for you?

The trip is of easy physical grade. It includes three short domestic flights, walks in cities and towns, riding jeeps for up to 9 hours with visiting places of interest on the way. Accommodation in tourist class hotels and guesthouses, most of them will have hot water and wi fi internet.

The price of the trip includes:

  • Accommodation in double/twin rooms of tourist class hotels and guesthouses during the entire trip;
  • All transportation;
  • Guiding services during the entire trip.

To be paid separately:

  • Flight to Delhi and from Delhi back home;
  • Flights Delhi-Kolkata, Kolkata-Bagdogra, Bagdogra-Delhi ($140);
  • Insurance (mandatory);
  • Entry tickets to museums, palaces, park and other plces of interest ($50);
  • Food in India ($10-15 per person per day);
  • Visa to India ($77).
At a Glance
The oldest museum in India, Victoria memorial, Rumtek Monastery, Tiger hill, Tea plantations and factory
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Dates Availability
2019
07.04 - 15.04 Available for booking

Citizens of almost all countries need a visa to enter India. Indian visa should be obtained online or in the Indian embassy in your country of residence. It costs $77.

Citizens of almost all countries need a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is obtained on arrival and costs $30.

Visa to Bhutan is obtained in Kathmandu.

We provide free visa consulting to clients.

At a Glance
The oldest museum in India, Victoria memorial, Rumtek Monastery, Tiger hill, Tea plantations and factory
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Dates Availability
2019
07.04 - 15.04 Available for booking
3G mobile internet in India
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Prepaid local sim card with 3GB internet package
At a Glance
The oldest museum in India, Victoria memorial, Rumtek Monastery, Tiger hill, Tea plantations and factory
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Dates Availability
2019
07.04 - 15.04 Available for booking