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Destination Covered : Gangtok - 3N | Namchi - 1N | Darjeeling - 2N
Altitude of Gangtok : 1,650 m | Coordinates - 27.3314° N, 88.6138° E
Altitude of Darjeeling : 2,042 m | Coordinates - 27.0410° N, 88.2663° E
Altitude of Namchi : 1,315 m | Coordinates - 27.1670° N, 88.3652° E
Pickup & Drop : Bagdogra Airport [IXB] / NJP Station
|Places From||Places To||Road Distance||Travel Duration|
|NJP Station||Gangtok||116 km||3 h 30 min|
|Bagdogra||Gangtok||125 km||3 h 50 min|
|NJP Station||Darjeeling||73.2 km||2 h 33 min|
|Bagdogra||Darjeeling||68 km||2 h 18 min|
|Gangtok||Ravangla||67.5 km||2 h 31 min|
|Gangtok||Namchi||78.5 km||2 h 16 min|
|Namchi||Darjeeling||45.9 km||1 h 55 min|
|Gangtok||Darjeeling||98.9 km||3 h 25 min|
|Train No||Train Name||Dep. Stn||Dep. Time||Arr. Stn||Arr. Time|
|12343||Darjeeling Mail||Sealdah (SDAH)||22:05||New Jalpaiguri Jn (NJP)||08:15|
|12377||Padatik Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||23:00||New Jalpaiguri Jn (NJP)||09:15|
|13149||Kanchan Kanya Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||20:30||New Mal Jn(NMZ)||09:31|
|13147||UttarBanga Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||19:35||Falakata (FLK)||08:38|
|13141||Teesta Torsa Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||13:40||New Maynaguri (NMX)||04:22|
|12345||SaraiGhat Express||Howrah (HWH)||15:50||New Jalpaiguri (NJP)||01:40|
|12517||Garib Rath||Kolkata (KOOA)||21:40||New Jalpaiguri (NJP)||07:45|
Gangtok is easily accessible from New Jalpaiguri Station [NJP] [3 hr 59 min (118.1 km) via NH10] and Bagdogra Airport [IXB] [3 hr 56 min (122.2 km) via NH10]. Darjeeling is also easily travelled through NJP Station [2 hr 32 min (73.2 km) via NH110] and Bagdogra Airport [2 hr 14 min (68.0 km) via NH110]. Travellers can easily book private taxis, suv cars or shared jeep from Bagdogra Airport, NJP Station, Siliguri Station and Darjeeling. Prices may vary depending upon no of passengers and negotiation. Depending upon negotiation NJP to Gangtok may cost Rs. 350/- to Rs. 400/- per person by shared car. But one thing to remember, hiring a vehicle from Darjeeling to Gangtok may cost traveller more bucks; generally they need to target those cars which are returning to Gangtok from Darjeeling. Though it entirely depends on seasons, negotiation and no of travellers. If you book your Darjeeling Gangtok Package Tour from NatureWings, you need not to worry at all. NatureWings will arrange your desired car according to your budget and no. of travellers.
OPTION 1 : FROM NJP TO DARJEELING
From New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) the Hill Cart Road or NH-55 is the main route that leads to Darjeeling. It is almost 88km and takes approx 3 hrs to reach Darjeeling depending on traffic, weather and political condition in the hill. The route is like :
NJP to Siliguri → 8km
Siliguri to Sukhna → 8km
Sukhna to Kurseong → 40km
Kurseong to Ghum → 24km
Ghum to Darjeeling → 8km
OPTION 2 : FROM BAGDOGRA TO DARJEELING
The distances of Darjeeling from Bagdogra Airport is almost 94km i.e. 6km extra. From Bagdogra the route to Darjeeling is like :
Bagdogra to Matigara → 12km
Matigara to Simulbari → 12km
Simulbari to Kurseong via Rohini Route → 40km
Kurseong to Ghum via NH-55 → 24km
Ghum to Darjeeling → 8km
Now if guests want to travel from Mirik, guests have to take left turn from Simulbari where the road take diversion. The road map would be like :
Bagdogra to Matigara → 12km
Matigara to Simulbari → 12km
Simulbari to Dudhia → 8km
Dudhia to Mirik → 15km
Mirik to Ghum (37km) via Sukhia. If you are adventure lover, from Sukhia you can take a diversion for Sandakphu Trekking Package or Sandakphu Land Rover Package via Manebhanjan.
Ghum to Darjeeling → 8km
March to June: These four months is the peak season to choose Darjeeling Gangtok Package Tour in Summer. When the plains of India suffer from unbearable scorching heat, people throng in hill destination like Darjeeling and Gangtok in a large number to get a relief. The tourist influx in summer holidays is increasing day by day. During summer, Darjeeling and Gangtok - the capital city of Sikkim remains full with travellers from every part of India making it a perfect destination for summer holidays.
July to September: This is mainly the monsoon season in Darjeeling & Gangtok. During this time incessant rain may cause inconvenience for travel and sightseeing, though many travellers prefer to visit Darjeeling & Gangtok during monsoon as hotels offers good deal with discount. So if you want to conduct a pocket friendly Darjeeling Gangtok Tour, travel during monsoon.
October to March: This is also one of the best times to book Darjeeling Gangtok Tour Packages. Generally end of September marks the end of Monsoon in Eastern part of India making the weather exciting with clear blue sky and sun kissed days. During end of November, the weather remains the finest and 100% crystal clear view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and entire Himalayan range is possible from many parts of Darjeeling and Gangtok. January & December is the coolest month in Darjeeling and Gangtok when the average temperature varies between 2°C to 5°C. It is also considered as the best time to visit Gangtok & Darjeeling.
Witness the astonishing Sunrise from Tiger Hill
Taste the world's best tea while staying in Darjeeling
Pay a visit to Kalimpong where serenity & spirituality prevails
Visit Peace Pagoda - the epitome of World Peace
Behold 360° view of Darjeeling from Batasia Loop
Book a Sandakphu Trekking Package - trek the highest point of West Bengal
Enjoy a round trip at heritage Toy Train Joy Ride
Try out Thukpa and Momos - the nostalgic delicacy of Darjeeling
Don't miss out delicious Sausage, Bacon, and Cheese Toast at Keventers Restaurant
Shop at Darjeeling Mall while enjoying the chill
Shop around Bhutia Market until your pocket gets empty
Visit to Mirik and enjoy the boat ride in Mirik Lake
Visit Himalayan Zoological Park – the largest high-altitude zoo in the country
Enjoy Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway - a thrilling experience for sure
Take a guided tour to Happy Valley Tea Garden – and have some selfie
Meet & greet on arrival at the Bagdogra Airport [IXB] and start journey towards Gangtok [Alt.5550Ft/1675M] the capital city of Sikkim for your Darjeeling Gangtok Package Tour.
On arrival, check-in to the beautiful view rooms of the hotel, well equipped with modern amenities, and sink into the soft bed to get off the exhaustion. In the evening, take a stroll in the neighborhood or enjoy some hot coffee sitting on the balcony while admiring the beauty of Gangtok. Overnight at the hotel in Gangtok
As the morning sores in, with the warm rays of the sun knocking through the window, wake up with a cup of fresh tea and proceed towards the breakfast table before leaving for a full day trip to Tsomgo Lake with Baba Mandir / Nathula Pass Excursion with a bag full of savories.
Tsomgo Lake (12,400ft) - also known as Changu Lake, is an oval-shaped glacial lake that is only 40 km from Gangtok City and almost about 1Km in length with 15 meters depth. The name Tsomgo is made of two words in Bhutia Language 'Tso' means 'lake' and 'Mgo' means 'head' in a short 'source of the lake'. This high altitude lake is surrounded by snow-capped, steep mountains and remains frozen during wintertime. As summer beings to step-in, the glacier melts, and the lake gets its origin. The locals consider the lake to be sacred, and it reflects different colors with the change in seasons.
New Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir - The Baba Mandir was built, in the Memorial of Baba Harbhajan Singh or the 'Hero of Nathula', a soldier in the Indian Army. It is situated, at a distance of 12Km from Tsomgo Lake, and 52Km from Gangtok city. Baba Harbhajan served as a part of the border patrol force, and in the year 1968, while escorting a mule column, he fell on a fast-flowing stream and got carried away by the powerful water current. Soldiers found his remains after 3 days and cremated with full military honor along with a shrine on his Samadhi built as per Baba's wish, which he expressed through his friend post-death. The original bunker of Baba Harbhajan Singh is located further up near the Gnathang valley, which is the Old Baba Mandir, but, because of its difficult terrain, tourists can't reach there so they build a New Mandir for easy access. This shrine is believed to have wish-fulfilling powers along with that Baba is still guarding the international border between India and China. On Sundays, a 'Langar' runs at the temple, which provides free meals to the visitors.
Nathula Pass - A major mountain pass in the Himalayas in East Sikkim district, which is a corridor of passage between India and Tibet before it was closed in 1962 but reopened in 2006. Located around 56 km from Gangtok at an altitude of 14450 ft, the road to Nathula is the highest motorable road, passes through the Tsomgo lake, and requires an entry permit to visit. The view from this international border is breathtaking and allows the tourist to get a glimpse of China on the other side, along with their Chinese militants. On a clear day, the road winding down the Chumbi valley is visible. Return back. Overnight at the Hotel in Gangtok.
Note: Nathula Pass visit will be on direct payment basis as because it depends on availability of permit from army, weather & road Condition. So to visit Nathula contact your Darjeeling Gangtok Tour Operator before your journey date.
With the glittering rays of the sun spreading its golden hues on the little Gangtok city, the time has come to begin the day while feasting on some sumptuous breakfast before leaving for the Gangtok Tour.
Tashi View Point - Located in Tashi about 8 Km from Gangtok town built by Tashi Namgyal, which offers a panoramic view of Mt Kanchenjunga on a clear day with Binoculars, and Telescopes mounted at the viewpoint, which can get an unobstructed view of the mountains, and forest on the opposite side.
Gonjang Monastery - The monastery is situated 6 Km away from Gangtok near Tashi View Point. Established in the year 1981 and the founder is H.E. Tingkye Gonjang Rimpoche. He got recognition as an incarnation of Yolmo Terton Ngakchang Shakya Zangpo, a 15th-century Nyingmapa Terton. The monastery follows the Jangter tradition of the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Do-drul Chorten - The huge Stupa or monument built by the Venerable Trullshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1945. Inside the stupa, there is a complete set of Dorjee Phurba (Vajra Kilaya), a set of Kang Gyur relic (Holy Book), completes 'Zung' (mantras) and other religious objects. Around the Chorten, there are 108 Mani Lhakor (Prayer Wheels), all of which have mantras inscribed on them in Tibetan, and they consider this place as one of the important Chorten of Sikkim.
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology - The most prestigious research institute of its kind in the World NIT is a treasure of a vast collection of rare Lepcha, Tibetan, and Sanskrit manuscripts, statues, and rare Thankas (colorful tapestries used in Buddhist liturgy). Apart from an attractive museum, it has over 200 Buddhist icons and other prized objects of art, along with a majestic image of Manjushri (Bodhisattva of knowledge and wisdom) brought from Tibet.
Hur Hurray Dara - Also known as the Nam Nang view point provides a breathtaking view of the lush green forests and the beautiful valley. This serine area is less crowded, for which it is best for a morning or an evening walk with a pleasant view of the hills in the lap of nature.
Tsukla Khang Monastery - This monastery is located inside the complex of Tsuklakhang Royal Palace of the Chogyal’s the former rulers of Sikkim, and is the most accessible monastery within the city. Built-in the typical Sikkimese style, there are exciting murals and images of the Buddhist pantheon.
White Memorial Hall - A two-storied structure with typical British architecture, the hall, was built in the year 1932. The hall gets its name not because they paint it white but as they construct it in the memory of Sir John Claude White, the first political officer of Sikkim. The hall has historical values and is situated on the ridge.
Gangtok Ropeway - One of the major attractions of Gangtok is the cable car ride at Deorali. The ropeway has 03 entry points or stops, with the lowest point being the Deorali market, Nam Nang as mid-point, and the highest point, is at Tashiling. This is a standing ride for everyone that offers a panoramic bird’s-eye view of the mountains, the valleys, the flowing river along with the mesmerizing view of the Gangtok city and snow-covered Mt. Kanchenjunga.
As the sightseeing ends for the day back to the hotel, and evening is free to roam around the MG Marg where one can taste the Sikkim delicacies at local restaurants or spend some bucks in shopping handicrafts and other items. Overnight at the hotel in Gangtok.
The morning in Hill station has a unique charm of its own, with the cool breeze blowing across the city along with the sun finding its way through the foggy clouds to enter and lighten up the place under the blue sky is a pure bliss to witness. Enjoy the morning breakfast before leaving the hotel for Day Excursion to Ravangla & Namchi -
Rimbi Waterfalls - About 12kms away from Pelling and about 5kms further down from Darap village is Rimbi River Bank, which falls on the way to Khecheopalri, and Yuksam where the main attractions are the river waterfalls. A large volume of water is falling on massive rocks from a great height. It demonstrates both timelessness and power and is quite hypnotic.
Buddha Park - Situated very close to the town of Ravenel, the Buddha Park, or Tathagata Tsal is the newest attraction in this area. The beautifully designed park features a 130 feet tall sitting statue of Lord Buddha, which is visible from quite a long distance. The park is a part of the Rabong Gompa complex. The view of the snow-clad mountain peaks from this place is simply out of the world. Battery operated car helps to see the complete area in around 25-30 minutes for senior aged people.
Char Dham - This Pilgrim Centre has a large statue of 108 feet of Lord Shiva is the main attraction of this place. This complex is around 5 km from Namchi Bazar in an uphill. There are 12 Jyotirlingams are encircled around Lord Shiva. There are four iconic temples from four corners of the country, Puri Jagganath Temple from the East, Dwarka Temple from the West, Badrinath Temple from the North, and Rameswaram temple from the South.
Namchi - The visit to Solophak (Namchi) does not end with visiting only the pilgrimage center, there is a lot more to see. There is a Temi Tea Garden - the only tea estate existing in Sikkim, just a few kilometers away from Solophak (Namchi). You can also take a walk to Tendong Biodiversity Park to see the myriads of medical plants conserved delightfully by the Sikkim’s Forest Department. At just 40 kilometers away from the Solophak (Namchi) is a waterfall called Tirikhola, which is also a great tourist attraction, and you love the view of this waterfall for sure.
Temi Tea Garden - Sprawling on a natural hill slope originating from the Tendong Hill is the only tea garden in Sikkim. Enroute, you will cross Ravangla, a small township at the base of Maenam Hills and a popular tourist destination. After a rough road journey, It was mesmerizing to see the beautiful Temi tea garden filled with greens all side. Take a leisurely walk inside the tea garden & lost your sole inside. In the lap of mountains, among the beautiful tea leaves will melt your heart. The ladies carrying the tea carriers were looking so heavenly like angels walking through the garden. White flags were making the place look quite enthralled with unwinking beauty.
Samdruptse - Painted in shimmering copper, pink and bronze, the 45m-high statue of Guru Padmasambhava lords over the forested Samdruptse ridge and is visible for miles around. Completed in 2004 on a foundation stone laid by the Dalai Lama, the statue of the hallowed Buddhist leader sits atop a giant lotus plinth and makes for a striking photo-op. It is the largest Buddha statue of Sikkim. This beautiful statue of Buddha is at around 8000 ft above the sea level and is well maintained. The chanting sounding of mantra refreshes your souls with peace. Over night at Namchi Hotel.
Soon after the vibrant Sunrays have begun to warm the day, a shrill noise from the bustling city wakes you up as the locals begin their daily chores. Let your tummy fill with the morning delicacies before Check-out from Namchi and drive for 4 hours for your Darjeeling Package Tour (Alt 7100Ft/ 2100M).
Darjeeling, known as the The Queen of Hills a gem of a place known for its youthful vibe combined with modern, as well as colonial charm. The dreamy town is situated, at an altitude of 7100 ft, surrounded by tall mountains, coniferous trees, and a green tea plantation. Darjeeling is a favored spot for everyone, whether it;s a tourist, trekker, photographer, artist, or botanist.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel surrounded by Mother Nature with big, clean rooms facing the Mt. Kanchenjunga standing head up high. In the afternoon or evening, stroll about and shop. Overnight at the Hotel in Darjeeling.
As the chilly night continues to dominate over Darjeeling this day calls to wake up even before the sun to witness the stunning view of sunrise from the viewpoint along with a full day city tour Post breakfast. Early morning start the Sikkim Darjeeling Package Tour & visit :
Tiger Hill Sunrise Point - An early morning visit to the tiger hill is perfect to witness the unforgettable sunrise over the snow-covered peaks of the majestic Himalayas. As the sunrise beings, the dazzling snow cover peaks of Mt. Kangchenjunga gloriously enlightens with a magnificent view, and on a clear day glimpse of the World’s highest peak, Mt. Everest is visible. This spot has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga, and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains.
Batasia Loop - The Batasia Loop is a spiral narrow-gauge railway track where the Toy Train negotiates a sudden sharp descent from Ghoom. This place provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, with a 360-degree view of the Darjeeling landscape in the backdrop of the majestic Kanchenjunga. The loop is decorated with grass, shrubs, and seasonal flowers, along benches laid inside the garden to enjoy nature while the Toy train enters, hooting its way to complete the spiral route.
Ghoom Monastery - Yiga Monastery or Old Ghoom Monastery is one of the oldest Tibetan monasteries in Darjeeling build in the year 1850 and below the Ghoom railway station. It follows the lineage of the Sakya Sect of Vajra yana Buddhism and also has a small philosophical institute. This monastery has the biggest and the oldest statue of Buddha in Darjeeling and is being bought from Tibet.
Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda - Also known as Darjeeling Peace Pagoda, are on the Jalapahar hill. They build the Temple under the guidance of Buddhist monks from Japan in traditional Japanese style, and this place is the house of four avatars of Buddha. Close to it is the Peace Pagoda, where it showcases the four large avatars of Lord Buddha. The view from the top is magnificent, with the panoramic view of Darjeeling town and Mt. Kanchenjunga. During the visit, tourists can join for morning or evening prayers in the Temple, along with the monks.
Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway - Also known as The Darjeeling Ropeway, is the perfect spot to enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley below with the dreamy Darjeeling town, the lush green tea plantations, dense forests, mountain streams in their full flow, waterfalls, and the impressive snow peaks the background.
You can also enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage famous Darjeeling railway or the Toy Train to Ghoom subject to track conditions. The evening is free to visit the Darjeeling Mall for shopping as this is the last spot to crack a great deal and grab something unique from this trip. Overnight in the Hotel of Darjeeling
Goodbyes are always difficult. With the arrival of the morning, at the doorstep, it's time to sign off from this little gem in the hills with sweet memories and a bag full of souvenirs. After the hot breakfast with some finest Darjeeling tea, proceed towards Bagdogra airport via Mirik.
The journey towards Mirik encounters the scenic path of Sukhiapokhri, a census town full of mesmerizing landscapes. As the car makes its way through the winding roads covered with a smoky haze, along with green coniferous trees peeping out of the mist, sit back and enjoy the mystical view with light music in the background. After covering a mere 2 hours journey, step into the small dreamy town of Mirik, covered with vast stretches of green tea plantation on both sides that glitters with the falling rays of the sun.
Mirik Lake – Also known as Sumendu Lake, this 1.25 Km long man-made lake with 80 feet depth is a well-known tourist spot that encounters good footfall throughout the year. This place is beautifully decorated, with a flowering garden and coniferous trees on one side and the Mirik Lake on the other with an arc-shaped bridge in the middle, perfect for a photo op. Tourists can do boating in this clean lake or take a horse ride within the boundaries to check the beauty of this place. There are souvenir shops and local food stalls set up near the lake where tourists can enjoy hot Dim sum, tea, or coffee while praising the beauty of this place.
After spending a few hours in this pleasing environment, let's say a final hasta la vista to this place and move on towards Bagdogra Airport.
Tashi View Point - Offer a panoramic view of Mt. Kangchenjunga
Gonjang Monastery - Founded in the year 1981 by H.E. Tingkye Gonjang Rimpoche, recognized as an incarnation of Yolmo Terton Ngakchang Shakya Zangpo, a 15th-century Nyingmapa Terton. The monastery follows the Jangter tradition of the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Do-drul Chorten - Built by Trullshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1945. Inside the stupa, there is a complete mandala set of Dorjee Phurba (Vajra Kilaya), a set of Kang Gyur relic (Holy Book), complete 'Zung' (mantras) and other religious objects. Around the Chorten, there are 108 Mani Lhakor (Prayer Wheels).
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology - The most prestigious research institute of its kind in the world, a treasure of vast collection of rare Lepcha, Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts, statues and rare Thankas (colorful tapestries used in Buddhist liturgy). Apart from an attractive museum, it has over 200 Buddhist icons and other prized objects of art.
Orchid House - Located just below NIT and boasts a population of 250 exotic species of orchids.
Hur-Huray Dara - Provides a panoramic view of the lush forests and the vibrant green valley.
Tsuklakhang (Palace Monastery) - Located inside the palace of the Chogyals, the former rulers of Sikkim, it is the most accessible monastery within the city having interesting murals and images of the Buddhist pantheon.
Flower Show Hall - A popular permanent exhibition of Sikkims diverse flowering fauna, located near the White Hall.
Gangtok Ropeway - Offering a breathtaking panoramic birds-eye view of the mountains and the valley of Gangtok, Sikkim.
Rumtek Monastery - Most sacred pilgrimage sites of Sikkim following "Black Hat" order of the Tibetan Buddhists.
Tiger Hill Sunrise Point - Spot for an unforgettable sunrise over the snow-covered peaks of the majestic Himalayas.
Batasia Loop - A loop or a spiral of a narrow-gauge railway track that provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains.
Ghoom Monastery - It follows the lineage of Sakya Sect of Vajrayana Buddhism and also has a small philosophical institute.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park - A Zoo that houses animals of high altitude and mostly from the upper Himalayas like Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, Tibetan Wolf, Takin and a lot more.
Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda - Located in the Jalapahar hill, the Japanese Temple is built in traditional Japanese style. Close to it is the Peace Pagoda where there are four large avatars of Lord Buddha.
Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway - Exhibite the mind-blowing view of the valley, lush tea gardens, dense forests, mountain streams in their full flow, waterfalls, and the awesome snow peaks at the background.
Do-drul Chorten is a stupa in Gangtok
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
Ropeway in Gangtok
Tashi View Point in Gangtok
After reaching the nearest entry point, i.e. New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) or Bagdogra Airport (IXB), book a sharing or exclusive car from the taxi stand, and start your journey towards Gangtok. But NatureWings suggest to book Darjeeling Gangtok Package with car so that you can avoid the crowds and fuss.
It is advised to book the tickets online from the IRCTC site if you want to take this ride hassle-free while sitting on a window-side to get the best view, as counter tickets get sold like hot cake and follow a huge queue.
While on a Sikkim DarjeelingTour, the below options can be considered to make the holiday interesting for kids:
→ The toy train ride in Darjeeling
→ Ropeway in Gangtok & Darjeeling
→ Darjeeling Zoo
→ Horse riding in Darjeeling Mall or Chowrasta Mall
→ Horse riding & boating in Mirik
→ Shopping in M.G. Marg Gangtok
Generally, altitude sickness medicines are not required while traveling to Sikkim & Darjeeling, but it is better to keep them handy upon consultation with your physician.
Generally, it requires 2 hours or more to take a full tour of the Darjeeling Zoo while clicking the endangered animals.
Yes, Sikkim & Darjeeling is safe to travel alone, and NatureWings encourage solo travelers to explore this State.
Yes, from Wednesday 8th April 2021, every guest must carry negative report of RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) test to enter into Sikkim.
Yes, Vaccinated or not, RT-PCR report is a must for every Sikkim traveler.
You have to take the RT-PCR test 72 hours before entering Sikkim and checking of this report will be done at different check posts, so if not performed within the set time limit then Sikkim entry might be restricted.
If your pickup point is NJP station or Bagdogra Airport, then it would be best for you to cover Darjeeling first and then you can proceed to Gangtok from there. NJP to Gangtok distance is more that Darjeeling and it takes almost 4 hrs long journey through many curves in hills. Children and women may get tired due to long journey. So it is best to tour Darjeeling first, which can be travelled within 2.30 hrs.
Darjeeling is an wonderful place, known as the Queen of Hills. To cover the most of the attractions in Darjeeling, 3 Nights 4 Days trip is ok but if any one want to cover all attractions and activities like Darjeeling Cable Car Ride, Darjeeling Toy Train Joy Ride, Himalayan Zoo, then 4 Nights 5 Days Darjeeling Tour Plan will be perfect.
Your choice of apparels completely depends upon the season you plan to travel Darjeeling & Gangtok. During the summer (March to June), you can carry light woollens like full sleeve shirts, light pullover and also light shawls but during winters (October to February), please carry woollens like jackets, thick sweaters hand gloves, caps, etc. Do not forget to carry umbrella or raincoat with you as Darjeeling often receives rain.
Yes, of course you can visit many offbeat destinations in Darjeeling like - Chatakpur, Lamahatta, Rangaroon, Lepchajagat, Ravangla, Namchi, Kaluk, Rinchenpong, Uttarey during your Darjeeling Gangtok Package Tour Booking with NatureWings.
Changu Lake - Famous for its magnifient lake in the lap of Himalayas and Ropeway ride
Nathula Pass - The ancient Silk Route corridor for trade between China and India
Rumtek Monastery - One of the largest monasteries in Sikkim
Tashi View Point - Best known for amazing views of the Mt. Kanchenjunga
Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial - One of the sacred place for Soldiers and Gangtok Travellers
Enchey Monastery - One of the most famous monasteries for divinity and spirituality
Ganesh Tok - A temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha
Hanuman Tok - A Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman
Do-drul Chorten - It is a Stupa built by Trulshik Rinpoche and a sacred place to behold
In general there is not requirement for any Permit to visit Gangtok and Darjeeling. If you travel out side of Gangtok City like Nathula Pass and Tsomgo Lake, you need an Inner Line Permit. To collect it please contact your Gangtok Darjeeling Package Tour Operator and submit necessary documents with passport size photograph for every travelers. For minors you need to produce school ID or birth certificate.
Some popular foods that must try during Darjeeling Gangtok Package Tour are:
Traditional Nepali Thali
Chhang: The Beer of the Himalayas
Yes, you can directly visit Pelling from NJP. The distance is almost 135 Km and can take minimum 5 hrs or more depending upon the road and weather condition. Obviously you will have your lunch on the way and it can takes another 1 hrs break. So your journey time will take minimum 6 hrs. So, it is adviced to start the journey to Pelling early and try to reach before sunset.
Sikkim and Darjeeling is famous for its handicraft and art craft items, which will be perfect to gift for your near and dear ones :
Carpets from Tibetan Self Help Center
Hand knitted items
Books at Oxford Book Store
Exotic rum & raisin chocolates from Glenary's
Handicrafts & Souvenirs at Chowrasta
Sikkim / Gangtok Package Tour Reviews
4.8 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 259 Reviews
We availed services from NatureWings for our Sikkim Darjeeling Tour last month December 12, 2019. We had a great time and our itinerary was smoothly and efficiently managed without any hiccups. Special mention for Indrajit and Arpan who catered to our grievances immediately. The hotels were good and booked in some of the top localities across Sikkim and Darjeeling with good accessibility and all the transport facilities and vehicles were excellent. We would specially like to mention our driver in Darjeeling Mr. Pritam for his outstanding service and punctuality. Overall we found the package to be a little expensive since we had to pay separately for Nathula and zero point (total of Rs 6500 for both since it was subject to availability of vehicle permit) and an additional Rs 1200 for a halt at Buddha Park in Ravangla. I would like to give a minor suggestion to the team to include major tourist points that fall on the way for eg. in our case Chardham at Namchi and Buddha Park at Ravangla fell on our way to Pelling from Gangtok.
We went to Sikkim December 12, 2019 and had a great time. Naturewings made our trip smooth and beautiful.
We had a wonderful trip in the chilling weather of Gangtok and with a touch of Pelling & Ravangla. We had a family trip from Mumbai and It was well organized trip. All the hotel rooms were booked in advance and well maintained with good staff and good amenities. Mr Soumalya provided great support in guiding us as we were travelling with kids and senior citizens. We enjoyed too much there, all thanks to Naturewings
Sikkim is very beautiful, and you people make it more worthy a place to visit. I will strongly recommend "Naturewings" for this trip, Thank you so much again Mr.Arpan and Mr. Sandip Raha to make our sikkim tour memorable and a hassle free trip with all arrangements done for us. Everything managed properly and on systematic way which included all arrangements like hotel, car bookings, permits right from when we reached bagdogra airport. So if anyone looking for a hassle free trip, please contact Naturewings for that.
We got a very good experience during our Sikkim Tour with Gangtok, Pelling, Ravangla and Kaluk. We are totally satisfied with Naturewings and team. Their dedication, hospitality, punctuality are very much appreciable. The vacation in the land of mystique and beauty was totally worthy and all thanks to Naturewings. It was such a delightful experience with them and I will surely recommend my friends.
It has been a week we are back from a beautiful trip to the untouched paradise Sikkim, and we are very thankful to Mr. Soumalya for organising a wonderful trip for us. He was really prompt in answering all my queries right from the day and managed everything very smoothly even in the peak season and for me it was a gem of a lifetime trip. We shall definitely look forward to visit other destinations with them only again in future.
I booked Gangtok and Pelling Ravangla Package Tour with NatureWings Holidays Pvt Ltd. I think we need to go with tour planners is due to the permits, vehicle permits can be done smoothely. Arranging all these will be hectic, and our decision was perfect. The hotel they provided was decent with good food and amenities. The driver was very friendly and really helpful all throughout with skilled driving experience. The trip was beautiful and comfortable. We're very thankful to Mr. Arpan for arranging such a wonderful trip. I would make another trip to Sikkim for sure and with Naturewings only.
Brilliant tour operators. We visited Sikkim through them. Was recommended to me by my friend. The entire tour was very well arranged. Accommodation was provided in Superb 3 Star and 3 Star plus beautifully located Hotels. Good vehicles like Xylo , Bolero and Innova provided for sightseeing. All the entry passes and permits required for Nathula pass in Gangtok and Gurudongmar lake in Lachen were booked prior and arranged by them in advance. Beautifully managed iteirnary. The experience with Nature Wings was quite amazing and satisfying. I would definitely like to recommend Nature Wings to my other fellow travellers.
We visited to Darjeeling and Sikkim with family by naturewing Kolkata. Thanks to Mr. Akash & Indrajit for providing great service and coordination to succeed our trip. The hotels and food quality is very good specially in white YAK hotel Darjeeling. I recommend naturewing tourist thoes who plan there trips to north East.
Had a wonderful tour of Gangtok, Pelling and Darjelling. NatureWings staff were very helpful and cooperative. I would like to thank Mr Indrajit Kar, especially for his help throughout our tour.
"While searching online about my Sikkim Trip in first week of November 2018, I found site of Nature Wings ,went through read reviews and called Mr Saiket Dey .His no.was on site.I From Mumbai, and Totally new person and first time interaction with the company and Mr Saiket from Calcutta,was my concern at first ,but to my experience and expectations all was excellent and good ,also Mr Saiket assured me for Jain food and I was provided with same at each and every hotel .I recommend and assure this from my experience as Hotel's was also too good and Driver's were good in case of being guide to us .Thanks Nature Wings and Mr Saiket Dey for my wonderful Trip."
"We had excellent Sikkim Trip (Silk Route and North Sikkim) organized by NatureWings during 14-24 October 2018. We had very good hotels/home stays, good vehicles and friendly driver. All the staff were very courteous, friendly and helpful.
A special thank to Shri Saikat Dey of Nature Wings, who regularly contacted with us during the journey and helped us in all situations.
We would strongly recommend Nature Wings to all."
"We three families had a trip to South Sikkim (Rabong) and West Sikkim (Kaluk) in 3rd week of October,2018 arranged by Naturewings. It was a wonderful tour. The hotels we stayed were fabulous and truly beyond our expectation. The car they provided was good and the driver was experience and polite. The Naturewings team was always in touch with us.It is really good experience. I had also same experience with Naturewings during our previous Silk Route tour.Highly recommended."
"We have recently traveled to Sikkim via Majestic Sikkim Package offered by NatureWings. First thing, NatureWings is not like other business oriented tour operator. They have capacity to understand what you are looking for & make best out of it. They have lot to offer while planning your trip and more than that, They will share their quality time with u to make sure you get everything you need, like finding hotel in Gangtok/Darjeeling and inform you on what placers you can visit while you are going out for sight seeing. They have arranged transport for specifically for our Family. The driver was not just guy with you but he actually becomes one of your buddies and join with you.
Saikat Dey from Nature Wings is constantly in touch with our right from start of our trip until the end and ensured that we received best out of this trip. He used to follow up daily during our trip to ensure the services we received were up to the mark.
I give Saikat Dey and Nature wings 5/5 for the amazing service they offered and will be looking forward for one more amazing trip."
"We have just completed our West Sikkim Trip with NatureWings today. Enroute we have visited Kaluk, Uttarey, Borong, Ravangla, Namchi etc. All the places are full of scenic beauty. Our trip with Naturewings is simply wonderful. They will always give you the best accomodation and transport with reasonable package cost. The Ghonday Resort at Kaluk is one of the best resort I have ever visited. The cars were also comfortable and having expert drivers. Thanks to Naturewings for arranging so much memorable vacation for me and my family. Looking forward to travel with Naturewings soon. Special thanks to Arpita Madam for a great coordination."
"We just returned from the west Sikkim Tour, packaged and arranged by 'Naturewings' route Gangtok - Kaluk - Pelling - Ravangla. Can't wait to share few things here…the driver we got, was an experienced young locale chap, who knows the hills very well. He shared his little tips as a guide beyond just driving. Quality of the hotels were very high class. We got warm and comfortable rooms, along with the hot and fresh foods. Their hospitality touched our mind. The package was beyond our expectations within this price range. Overall, it was a life time experience for me and my family. We will look forward for more tours from 'NatureWings' in the future, for sure."
"I went to Sikkim silk route with my family with naturewings. Thanks a lot to naturewings to make our trip so amazing.... Specialy abhijit da, soumalya da and ranjana madam are very helpful in any situation.... They are just superbbbb."
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