* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
Day 1: Bagdogra
Welcome to your ‘Fascinating Northeast’ tour. On arrival at the airport in Bagdogra, meet and greet by our representative. Later, proceed towards Gangtok - the capital of Sikkim.
Located, at an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid 19th century and has undergone rapid development since then. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people travelling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a travellers delight.
On arrival, check into your hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight in Gangtok. (Meals: Dinner)
Day 2: Gangtok
After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Gangtok visit Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute o Tibetology(closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry(closed on Sundays) and Flower Exhibition Centre.
Do Drul Chorten: This huge stupa or monument is located at a short walking distance from the Research Institute of Tibetology and on a hillock. The car will drop you at the base from where a short but steep uphill pathway leads to the stupa. This Chorten is regarded as one of the most important chortens of Sikkim. The stupa is surrounded by 108 prayer wheels all of which have mantras inscribed on them in Tibetan.
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology: It is one of the most important and famous institutes in the world that does research in the areas of Tibetan language and culture. It also has in its premises a museum, a Tibetan library with rich collections and also a reference centre about Tibet and Himalayas in general.
Cottage Industry: It was established, in 1957 with the purpose of promoting the manufacture and sale of local handicrafts, carpets and furniture.
Flower Exhibition Centre: To display the flowers from the different parts of Sikkim under one roof, the Flower Exhibition Centre has been established in the capital, Gangtok. There are many rare flowers on display here, some that bloom once a year, and some that bloom just once in their lifetime!
Later, drive back to your hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore beautiful town on your own. Overnight in Gangtok. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 3: Gangtok
After early morning breakfast, we proceed to visit Tsomgo Lake - located 35 km from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the colour of the lake’s waters.
Also, visit Baba Mandir - loacted at an altitude of 13,123 ft built in the memory of brave soldier Baba Harbhajan Singh. It is believed that the temple has wish-fulfilling powers.
Later, drive back to your hotel in Gangtok. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight stay in Gangtok. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner).
Day 4: Kalimpong
After breakfast, proceed towards Kalimpong located in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal. On arrival, check into your hotel.
Later, afternoon proceeds for a half-day city tour of Kalimpong visiting Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and flower nurseries.
Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery: This site holds great religious significance for the Tibetan Buddhism followers. The monastery is a fine example of the Buddhist style of architecture, which is simple yet splendid.
Tharpa Choling Monastery: founded in the year 1912 by Domo Geshe Rinpoche, is counted amongst the oldest Gelugpa monasteries in the country. Perched on a hilltop in Kalimpong, this beautiful Gompa with its colourful idols of the presiding deity creates a perfect peaceful ambience.
Thongsa Gumpa: The Gompa was founded in 1678, but the present main building, surrounded by 220 small prayer wheels, was built in the 19th century after the Gorkhas rampaged across Sikkim.
Flower nurseries: These flower nurseries are engaged in exporting beautiful and exotic flowers. It is the only place in entire West Bengal where a number of commercial flower nurseries are located.
Later, drive back to your hotel in Kalimpong. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight stay in Kalimpong. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner).
Day 5: Darjeeling
After breakfast, proceed towards Darjeeling - Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others.
On arrival, check into your hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore the beautiful city on your own. Overnight in Darjeeling. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 6: Darjeeling
Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchendzonga (world's third-highest mountain). One can see the horizon changing colours just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. Also, visit Ghoom Monastery which is the oldest Monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill. Later, drive back to your hotel.
After breakfast, proceed on a half-day city tour of Darjeeling visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Happy Valley Tea Estate(from outside).
Day 7: Bagdogra
Today, we conclude our ‘Fascinating Northeast’ tour.
You will be transferred to Airport in Bagdogra with sweet memories of the tour.
EP (No Meal)
Return Airfare from Ex-Hub in Economy class
Accommodation in the hotels listed or
All transfers & sightseeing by AC
Innova/Xylo or similar on SIC basis. (AC
will not operate in hills)
Meals : Daily Breakfast & Dinner as per
01 Bottle mineral water per person per
Entrance fees wherever applicable.
Services Of A Local Tour Coordinator
(Subject To Group Formation).
A Souvenir Gift At Departure.
Cost of Airfare/Train/Rail other than specified.
Meals other than specified.
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone bills, bar bills, tips & gratuity, bottled water etc.
Any additional costs because of additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle other than mentioned in the itinerary will be recovered
directly from the guests. Such additional costs are also applicable for usage of vehicle and guide beyond the specified time or normal working
hours as mentioned above.
Any cost arising due to unforeseen events like landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc. Such expenses will be recovered
directly from the guests on the spot.
Any increase in government taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come
into effect prior to departure.
Anything which is not included in the inclusion.
GST of 5 % applicable on the Final Package Cost.
All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.
In case FIT flight inclusive package, full amount of flight will be payable at the time of booking.
For Air tickets being issued / blocked on time limit: Full INR component to be collected before issuance,else price will be subject to change.
Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.
Booking confirmations are subject to availability.
Child below 02 years are Free
All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability
We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.
Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable
Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Circle Tours and Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.
Price on website //quoted are subject to availability at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.
Terms & Conditions
We would be happy to arrange your Flight tickets with supplement charge for the same.
Local tour co-ordinator will be provided if the group is formed with minimum 12 passengers travelling together.
The Vehicle will be shared basis. The guests will be shuffled on Daily basis.
The vehicle used will be exclusive for that group but will not be at disposal.
Vehicle will be available as per your itinerary and not on disposal basis. Kindly follow the time strictly
It's not possible to provide a single vehicle for the entire trip in Darjeeling and Gangtok due to some unwritten rules by the locals, therefore all the above transfers and sightseeing will be on point to point basis and in most of the cases we will keep replacing the vehicle with a similar one.
Most of the sightseeing points and forests in Darjeeling are closed on Thursdays.
In Gangtok, Institute of Tibetology Institute of Handicrafts and Handlooms are closed on Sundays.
2 photographs are required for the Tsomgo Lake permit. (Timing will depend on the issuance of Permit).
Most of the hotels do not have parking place & vehicle cannot be parked in front of the gates for longer period hence guests should wait at the reception 5 minute before the departure to avoid the inconveniences.
In No Parking Zones, the vehicle will get parked in an available parking area. In such a case, you will have to wait for the vehicle to come to your designated area. Please be patient as the driver will have to come through traffic. Please coordinate with the driver.
The tour guide reserves the rights to make changes or omit any place of visit, if it becomes necessary due to bad weather, bad road, strike or band, security reason etc.
Kindly inform us if the guests are senior citizens or have health related issues (like arthritis, heart problems etc.) or any such matter which might need special arrangements. Some itineraries will not be suitable for them and we will suggest accordingly.
We try to ensure 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.
Conducting that particular tour or sightseeing point the next day will be subject to time availability.
The region's prime tourist interest in its Nature and eco-friendly atmosphere. The facilities available here cannot be matched with other developed destinations.
Many accommodations will have basic facilities in the hotel compared with other regions. Please inform tourists for the same.
Rates valid for Indian Nationals only.
2 photographs are required for the Tsomgo Lake permit. (Timing will depend on the issuance of Permit).
Guests are requested to carry a valid ID proof (Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving license /Voter ID card).
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellation Policy (Per Person)
Days before departure:
10 to 15 days
75% + Non Refundable Component
15 to 30 days
30% + Non Refundable Component
Hotel / Air
100% in case of non-refundable ticket / Hotel Room