We are a group of 14-15 people traveling to Gangtok during 1st week of Oct. Would really appreciate if you can help me clarify some aspects which can help us plan the trip well.
1. Does mid-sized transport vehicles like Tempo Traveller etc ply in this region given tough road conditions ?
2. We are quite keen to visit Tiger Hills during dawn inspite it being bit over-rated. How much would it take to travel from Gangtok to Tiger Hills ?
3. We did check out white water rafting on river Teesta. With winder chipping in during the planned visit month, would this be unduly adventurous ? How far is this place from Gangtok city ?
4. Can we visit Tsangmo lake and Nathu La pass in one go ? Would all the travelers need to carry their passports ? How many hours typically it takes for this visit - approx ? Is getting permit for the pass very challenging ?
Look forward to hear from you.
We are a family of 4 adults and 4 kids (aged 14, 10, 6 and 2.5 yrs ) . We are planning for a trip to Gangtok and darjeeling from may 19th (Monday) to 24th (saturday) , we will be reaching njp on 19th morning and have booked a train to kolkatta from njp on 24th night.
Please help with the itenery and also wanted to know if it is safe to travel to nathula pass with kids.
is it right time to visit gangtok darjeeling & Jalpaiguri in month of may?
when I will reach gangtok, will I be able to find taxis for gangtok sightseeing ?
We are planning for a trip to Darjeeling and Gangtok in June End 2014 for 5 adults.
Below is the itenary:
26th June : Bagdogra arrival at 1:00 PM. Transfer to Darjeeling
27th June : Darjeeling tour ( Tiger Hills, Joy Ride and other city tour)
28th June : Darjeeling to Gangtok via Namchi ( Char Dham)
29th June : Gangtok Tsongo lake and Nathula Pass tour
30th June : Gangtok local site tour
1st July : Gangtok to NJP ( Train at 12:15 PM)
Please suggest if this is the right time to visit the place.
we are 9 adults 2 kids of 1 year and 4 year planning to visit gangtok-pelling-kailmpong-lachen and lachug-nathula pass-tsomog lake-yamthung valley-garudumar lake in the month of april 2nd, so i wanted to know how will the weather be in april.
as we are carrying 1 year old child, will it be tolerabel cold for the 1 year old child, i kindly appreciate your reply
I am planning to visit Darjeeling and Sikkim in the month of April(3 apr-8apr). I know 4-5 days are very less to explorer sikkim but can't do much about it.
Here is my schedule: Day 1(3 April): Reach Bagdogra airport around 1 p.m. then Darjeeling.Evening in Darjeeling. Day 2(4 April): Early morning go to Tiger Hill and also some local sightseeing then head to Pelling. Day 3(5 April): Spend half day in Pelling(i know it is less so will see few places) n leave for Gangtok.
Day 4(6 April) and Day 5(7 april): Gangtok and nearby places.
Day 6(8 April): to Bagdogra Airport
Guys what you think? Any suggestions?
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DARJEELING, KALIMPONG GANGTOK, PELLING,LAUCHEN,
LACHEN , SHILLONG CHERRAPUNJEE , DIRANG, KAZIRANGA,IN TH E MONTH OF APRIL 2ND WEEK WE ARE FOUR MEMBERS AFTER REACHING NEW JALPAI GURI WE HAVE 16 DAYS TIMEPLEASE SUGGEST ITINERARY AND BUDGET FROM
We 4 adults are going to Gangtok and Darjeeling on 4th december . Is this a bad time to visit? should we book travel agents before arriving there? suggest some gud economic hotels and travel agencies..what care is to be taken there?
I am planning to visit Sikkim in this coming Feb. Want to visit Gangtok, Lachen and Lachung.
Please could anyone suggest a good itinerary where all the good places worth visiting are covered and also a rough estimate of the cost of the tour.
I will be going with my husband for 6 days/5 nights.
Please please please suggest.
We are planning a tour of Darjeeling , Pelling , Lachung, Gangtok in May
1. Is it possible to travel Pelling to Lachung in one day by taxi? Is it via Kalimpong or else?
What will be the approx. time required
Hi! I am visiting Sikkim between 22nd Nov and 30th Nov. Will be visiting Gangtok, Pelling, Lachung. Would like to visit Nathula pass and Tsomgo lake? Any tips/suggestions?
Is there any Govt. Transport from Bagdogra, Siliguri or Jalpaiguri to Gangtok (Sikkim) and what are the charges/fare for that. Kindly reply
I and my husband are planning to visit Gangtok in the coming week for 4 days. Could anyone please list the tour operators/hotels with great value for money? Our budget is around 20-25k INR (food +stay +travel) (excludng air fare) for these 4 days.
I have decided to travel gangtak, Nathula, Lachen, Lachung and Gurudangmar Lake by the last week of december'13 with our family friends. Is it OK to go there at this time? Plz suggest
we - me, wife, 14 yr old son - have planned a trip to kolkata and gangtok-darjeeling this diwali. the schedule is -
reaching Siliguri/New Jalpaiguri on 28th oct. 1.30 pm (we were planning to take a cab to Darjeeling or Gangtok immediately - to reach before evening)
need to be at Siliguri on 5th nov., by afternoon 1pm so, 7 full days (and 8 nights) from 28th evening to 5th morning.
questions i have:
- how long will it take from new jalpaiguri, by road, to darjeeling? to Gangtok? what would be the charges of a car like indica, for this 2 trips (siliguri-gangtok; siliguri-darjeeling)? what would the charges be for darjeeling-gangtok by car?
- is there any other travel/transfer alternate, which will not be too time consuming or energy draining?
- should we drop Darjeeling and do only Gangtok?
- can we do darjeeling for a day? with a night halt?
- what is the best we can cover, in and around gangtok?
- hotel suggestions for places you suggest, if possible.
- transport types and charges for trips.
we are not looking for any trekking, though, something light would be ok. we are not looking for very pricey/costly hotel stays.
hope this information is enough for you to help me.
looking forward to hearing from you.
thank you for your care.
We are planning to go to sikkim in september. will it be safe to travel then?
How many persone will allowed in One car?
what is the car fare to Nathula pass?
hi we are 8 adults and 7 kids under 12 years visiting as per above itinerary for seven nights. mid march... we want to know 1) a good n cheap cab company to visit all the places.(innovas).....2) activities around the place. smhow not very keen for monastries and gardens untill and unless they have a great view and some historic importance.3) good adventure for the mentioned age group.3 local vegetarian cusines... please do not give the run on the mill places.4)formalities and documents required to visit nathula pass. thanks in advance amsure i will have more questions once i have the answers...
Day - 01 – Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP)
Day - 02 – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir - Early morning breakfast
OR (If the above not possible, if not got permit)
Day - 02 – Gangtok Local Sight Seeing - Rumtek Monastery / Ranka Monastery - Shanti View Point - Samco Ropeway – Institute of Tibetlogy - Ganesh Tok - Cottage Industry - Flower Show – White hall - Tashi View Point
Day - 03 – Transfer to Darjeeling from Gangtok, through rolling tea gardens & if other good places in the road.
Day - 04 – Darjeeling Full day Sight Seeing - Early morning visit to Tiger hills, Batasia Loop, Ghoom Monastery, War Memorial- Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & Padamaja Naidu Zoological Park , Tenzing Rock, Ropeway / Tea Garden, Tibetan Refugee Center, Lebong Race Course, Visit Rock Garden & Gang Maya Park - Back to hotel for breakfast, visit to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Padmaja Naidu Park. - Ganga Maiya Park / Rock Garden
Day – 05 – Transfer New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) via Mirik Lake - Tour end
Please prove me a detail travel expenses for this tour.
Please reply as soon as possible.
We two family with 7 members are going to Gangtok. On 9th from Sealdah.
Our programme follows. Will it be suitable for us to move as per the following program along with child ageing & year old, someone please suggest. Or our programme need some change ?
Day 1: NJP-GANGTOK
Pickup from NJP Railway station, drive to Gangtok, Checkinto hotel, over night at Gangtok.
Day 2: Gangtok-Tsomgo Lake,Baba Mandir
Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir Excursion,over night at Gangtok.
Day 3: Gangtok-Lachung
Transfer to Lachung, over night at Lachung.
Day 4: Lachung-Yumthang-Gangtok
Visit yumthang valley,Zero point(optional),lunch at Lachung,return to Gangtok,overnight at Gangtok.
Day 5: Gangtok local
Local sight seeing at Gangtok,over night at Gangtok.
Day 6: Gangtok-Peilling.
Day 7:Peilling-NJP Deparure
Also Please let us know any unrest on the plain Siliguri.
I wanted to know what is the current rate for a Natula pass & Tsongo lake visit and can anybody suggest a agent or can I book directly at tourism office, also need to know what are the charges for local sight seeing. I would be visiting Gangtok on 20/4/12.
We are booked into Club Mahindra for 4 nights in May, we have another 4 nights for which we do not have booking.Any suggestions on where we can stay and what we can do on those days?We want to do some walking/hiking, not to tedious, but easy ones, see nice scenery and enjoy good local vegetarian food. Any home stays that you can recommend? Any suggestions are welcome.Thank you.
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Hi, I am planing a trip to Darjeeling and Gangtok in the 3rd week of April 2012,
with my kids(12 and 7 yrs)
1. I want to know which is cheap and best hotel Darjeeling and Gangtok.
2. I am planing for 2N in Darjeeling and 2N in Gangtok. I am coming 16th by Darjeeling mail at 08.00hrs and leaving on 20th at 14.25hrs in NJG. Is this time
enough for important places to see?
3. I want to travel in the rope way in Darjeeling and Gangtok. Is there any
advance booking? Where shall i book it?
4. Is there snow in Gangtok during April? What sort of dress materials should we take?
5. Will it be possible to visit Nathu la in the same period?
Thanks in Advance,
I along with my wife is planning a trip to Gangtok in April 2012. This is my second visit and this time we are more interested in seeing Lachung and Yamthang.
1. Will there be snow in mid April at these places. How to travel to Lachung and Yamthang from Gangtok. Can one stay for two nights in Yumthang.
2. During Last visit could not go o Changi Lake and Nath La pass as it was snowing there and route was closed. Will there be snow in Changi lake in April.
i m going to visit gangtok on 3rd november 2011.winter wear is important or not in month of november?
i'll be travelling with my wife and 10 yr old kid to gangtok in the 3rd wek of december for a period of 4 nights folowed by pelling for 3 nights and darjeeling for 2 nights...
i would like to know about the weather in gangtok at that time and whether it would be possible to go to tsomgo lake, baba mandir and nathula pass at that time of the year with the child???
secondly, what would be the approximate temp ingangtok and pelling at that time of the year and whether it would be possible to visit north sikkim
i would also appreciate if you could suggest good sightseeing points in and around gangtok and pelling and any other informationthat might be useful
I intend to visit Gangtok and will reach there on 1st April 2012 and shall leave Gangtok for Darjeeling on 6th April. Please advise me what to see during these five days of my stay at Gangtok.
Hi...I have 3 nights & 4 days to tour sikkim in mid june. Can anyone please tell me what should be the "must sees" in such a short time? And what should be the charges for shared cars to visit those places?