Tea Toy Train and Trek tour (6 Nights 7 Days)

Day 01: Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station to Kurseong 45 kms in 1.05 Hrs.:

We receive you on your arrival and drive Kurseong (Alt. 4783Ft / 1458 M). Check in at Hotel. Free Evening Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Morning visit Makai Bari Tea Estate and Factory :

Be acquainted and witness the processing of the world renowned Darjeeling Tea. (Visit inside the factory is only possible if the processing of tea is under operation at the time of arrival). Also a perfect time to portray the beautiful women workers ordained with a silent smile despite the hardship of life.

After lunch at Hotel- drive to railway station- onboard the local toy train that puffs along the narrow twists and turns and finally reaches Darjeeling town at dusk. Perfect time to chance upon the sunset view of Darjeeling with the majestic Kanchenjunga Mountain at is backdrop.

On arrival, transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel. Evening free to stroll around the Observatiry hill and Chowrasta market area. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Full Day in Darjeeling :

Today the day is to capture the most touristic aspect of Darjeeling which has been beaconing people from every corner of the world for ages. to

Day starts with early morning wake up call for visits to – Tiger Hill, (Timing 4.00AM to 7.30AM).

Tiger Hill offers a fascinating view of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with its subordinate massif peaks including Everest, Makalu and Lhotse in the extreme western flank to Jomalhari range of Bhutan in the eastern flank.
Post Lunch City Tour - (Timing: 1.30PM to 5.00PM) – Visit Darjeeling Zoo, whgich shelters and conducts breeding projects of some of the most endangered species of animal life, viz, Red Panda, Snow leopard, exclusive to Eastern Himalayan Mountain range. and Mountaineering Institute , initiated by the local hero, Lt. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first person to summit Mt. Everest along with Sir Edmund Hillary in the year 1953.(Closed on Thursday).

  1. Refugee centre (Closed on Sunday). A perfect site to interact and portray the old Tibetians who walked across the Himalaya following the invasion in their homeland in the 60’s, and still have dedicated their life in preserving and imparting their rich cultural heritage to their young generation and to the world. Free evening at Mall for Shopping. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : Morning Drive to Maneybhangang (2134 mts./7001 ft.) 22kms. 2 hrs.:

Trek Begins from Maneybhangang to Tumling, Nepal. (3070 mts./ 10072 ft) 12 kms. 5 hrs.

After last minute arrangements and National Park Entrance formalities, trek ascents uphill for 3 Kms. up-till Chitry, 2546 mts. where there is an old Buddhist Monastery. The after facts’ of the monastery were brought from Burma by a learned monk many years ago and who is said to have performed many miracles at the location of the monastery.

We recommend our guests’ to spend 20 – 30 minutes at the monastery as it is the best way to have an introduction of the local tradition and custom and above all, it is the best way to acclimatise oneself to the new environment and oxygen level.

Passing through the open pastures and mixed deciduous forest the trails heads towards Meghma, 2900 mts. meaning ‘Clouded Hill’ in local dialect. From Meghma, Tumling is 2 kms off shoot towards the Nepalese side. Overnight at Private Trekers’ Hut / Tent.

Day 5: Tumling to Sandakphu ( 3636 mts./ 11970 ft.) 21 kms. 7 hrs.:

On a clear morning one is sure to be greeted by Mt. Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest, in Tumling. So, before you bed tea, walk a little further from your lodge and let the magic begin at the far Northern horizon.

Afterbreakfast, entering the check point of Singalila National Park, the trail descends towards Jaubari, a small hamlet of farmers and traders. Further downhill 0f 3 Kms. is Gairibans, 2526 mts.

Gairibans, meaning vally of bamboo, and as such it is the most ideal habitat of the Red Panda. So, keep an watchful eye and you might be lucky in sighting the glimpse of the most endangered species of the Eastern Himalay.

After an uphill climb of 2 ½ Kms. the boys will be ready with hot lunch at Kayakatta. It is further 5 Kms flat walk to Kalapokhari. From Kalapokhari, It is about 2 ½ Kms. flat walk to Bikay-bhanjang, named after the Aconite that grows in abundance during the monsoon.

Tighten your shoe laces and take some long and deep breaths, as it a steep uphill climb of 3 ½ Kms and surely demands the best of your stamina and endurance.

But all the hardship is paid off and every sweat counted and the reward is beyond words on reaching Sandakphu, 3636 Mts.

180 degree view of the entire Eastern Himalayan Mountain range including the four highest, Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse, 1st, 3rd, 4th an 5th respectively at a single glance and not to be seen from anywhere else, says it all. Overnight Trekers’ Hut / Tent.

Day 6: Descend downhill to Sirikhola ( 2225 mts./ 7300 ft.) 15 kms. 5 hrs. :

Early morning wake up to savoir the awe inspiring view as the sun shades its early rays over the Great Himalayan range. After breakfast,passing through the burn forest, descend downhill to Sirikhola ( 2225 mts./ 7300 ft.) 15 kms. 5 hrs.

After hot Lunch at Sirikhola, it is a short hike of 1 ½ to Rimbick. After thanks giving and farewell gesture to your porters and animals, drive to Darjeeling by car, 80 Kms. 3 hrs. Overnight at Hotel in Darjeeling.

Day 7: Transfer To Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station. 80 Kms in 3 hrs.:

Afterbrakfast at hotel, transfer by car to Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station. 80 Kms in 3 hrs.

End of your Photography in Darjeeling which begins with a toast of its TEA, runs as intrepid and amusing as the TOY TRAIN and leaves you enchanting and breathless as its highland TREKS.

 

Package Cost Includes :

  • Arrival Assistance.
  • Hotel, Accommodation & meal as per plan.
  • Transfer & Sight seeing in exclusive vehicle. The vehicle would be availbale as per itinerary only on drop basis & not on disposal basis. Using the vehicle for any activity outside the itinerary is not permissible.

Tariff Assumptions

  • Tariff is per head on twin sharing basis.

  • Each rrom can accommodate maximum of one extra bed.

  • Upto 3 heads will be accommodated in one Non AC Indica/ Wagon R or Similar, 4 to 8 heads in Non AC Sumo/ Victa/ Bolero/ Max etc., coach will accommodate 9 to 16 heads.

Child Policy

  • Children upto the age of 5 years are complimentary.

  • Children 6 to 12 years will be charged "Extra Bed" or "Child without Bed" depending on service taken.

  • Above 12 years will be considered as an adult for costing purposes.

  • The guests must carry proof of age of the child in absence of which, the hotel my put additional charges.

Package Cost Excludes

  • Air Fare or Train Fare.

  • Expenses of personal nature such as Laundry, Telephone calls, tips, Liquor, Mineral water, Airport tax, Insurance, Meal outside Hotel, Refreshment on arrival.

  • Entry to Park, Monuments, Camera Charges, Guide or escort charges.

  • Additional car usage beyond suggested itinerary.

  • Any supplementary service not mentioned in itinerary or mentioned in itinerary as a suggested addition such as Ropeway ride, Boating, Yak Ride, Rafting, Toy Train Ride, Helicopter ride or any similar activity.

  • Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”. 

  •  Additional or incremental expenses arising out of acts of god, political disturbance, strike etc.

  • GST     

  • Any change in government tax structure and amount becoming due thereto.

Booking Proucedure :

50% Payment has to be made in advance and the balance amount must be paid & as per time limit given at the time of confirmation.

Payments can be remitted through any of the following mode and is subject to realization.

Demand Draft: In favor of Cart Your Trip payable at Siliguri.

At Par Cheque: Issue in the name of Cart Your Trip.

Bank Details for Cash / Cheque Deposit:

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For Cash deposits, please add Rs. 200/- bank transaction charge.

3 % transaction fee will be charged for credit card payment.

Cancellation-Rules :

* 20% cancellation charge for cancelling more than 15 days in advance.
* 30% cancellation charge if cancelled between 15 to 8 days before arrival
* 50% cancellation charge if cancelled between 7 to 4 days before arrival
* 75% cancellation charge if cancelled between 3 to 1 days before arrival
* No refund is possible if cancelled on the day of arrival or later

 

1. Cancellation charge is applicable on the total package cost.
2. No refund is possible if the tour is cancelled due to bad weather, civil/political disturbance, or anything beyond human control. But there will be full cooperation from the entire team to make an alternate arrangement in such cases.
3. In case your tour booking involves any government accommodation or services, such as tourism department lodges etc. The Cancellation policy will applicable on the package amount excluding government booking. For government booking, the cancellation rules of the concerned authority will be applicable.
4. In case of very high season or special situations, we may communicate a different cancellation rule to you. If Our team members communicated a cancellation rule different from the one mentioned above, then the above rule will not be applicable. Rather the rules communicated by our sales team member will take precedence.

CDID6 - Darjeeling(6N) – Land of serene beauty that still awaits to be well described in the words of the finest poets and writers, and home of the Iron lady – the Toy train, which still r