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Hill Queen Tour of Himalayas
- Duration : 05
Nights / 06 Days
Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP/IXB & Transfer to Darjeeling
(3hrs Approx). O/n Halt.
Early Morning at 0400 AM visit Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop and
back to hotel. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, PNZ
Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Tibetean Refuge Centre, Tea Garden (outer view),
Ava Art Gallery and Japanese Temple. O/n Halt.
Proceed to Gangtok via Peshok Tea Gardens (4 hrs Approx). O/n Halt.
After breakfast visit Rumtek Monastery, Cable car (tkts cost extra), Botanical
Garden, Do-dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and cottage
industry. O/n Halt.
After breakfast excursion trip to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir. O/n Halt.
Departure for NJP/ IXB for return journey (4 hrs Approx).
Sikkim is a small
region wedged in between the eastern border of Nepal and Bhutan. Until India
annexed it in 1975 it was an independent kingdom. This move was undoubtedly
motivated by India's fear of the growing Chinese influence in the Himalayas.
Sikkim is culturally linked to its neighbors Nepal and Bhutan, and Tibet to the
north. Because of its remoteness it does have a specific flavor of its own.
About Gangtok (Capital of Sikkim)
and principal town of Sikkim is a growing resort full of taxis, tourists and
hotels. Spread on a ridge at 1870m, it has four to five roads running almost
parallel to each other. It used to be a typical beautiful Himalayan town a few
years ago. Now it is being spoiled by traders and builders.
Trekking in Sikkim Gangtok
trails in Sikkim there is some Rules, Regulations and Fees because Indian
National do not require any permit to visit unrestricted areas in Sikkim, but
they need an Inner Line Pemit, obtainable in Gangtok. Foreigners technically
can visit Gangtok, Rumtek, Pamayantse and Phodong for a period of 15 days,
provided they have the Indian visa, but it is advisable to get a permit from the
Indian Embassy while getting the visa. These permits can also be obtained at
Trekking in Darjeeling
season in Darjeeling generally begins at the end of March and closes about the
middle of June. The second season begins mid-September and goes right into the
last week of November. The trails pass through varied temperature zones;
between a valley botom at 300m and over the top of a ridge above 3800m you need
clothing for both extremes. Whatever the month, a raincoat is an essential
item. Leaches are a nuisance and are found in abundance on the routes out of
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