We have kid of 6 Year , is it fine to take him to Gurudongmar , he is ailement free , what precaution should we take Pls advise
I would like to visit Yumthang Valley & Gurudongmer Lake with my wife and 5 year old daughter in May,2014 for around 4 days.What would be the shortest & ideal route plan from NJP ?
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I am planning for my honeymoon in N.Sikkim and i have 5 days and 4 nights in hand.
below are my queries
I have got quotes ranging from 25k to 30K for NJP to NJP with budget hotel and exclusive vehicles.
can i go ahead and book the same or it is good to go for spot booking ?
Also can some one share me any nice and friendly drivers contact nos...
i am planning to visit darjeeling and sikkim from 12th january to 19th january? how will be weather during this period? what precautions should i take about dress and medicines? please guide?
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?
WE WANT TO TRAVEL
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?
I am planning to go to Sikkim and Darjeeling on Sep end and looking for the recommendations on following
1) Is it better to book the hotels and Transportation in advance or go there and book local tours?
2) If yes , than can you please recommend some good tour operators.
3) Is it necessary to take the permits in advance ?
4) Please give reference of some good hotels in Gangtok , Lachen , Lachung and darjeeling
How many persone will allowed in One car?
what is the car fare to Nathula pass?
IS June month is good to go Sikkim and north sikkim?
hi,we r a group of 5 couples planning a trip to sikkim ie-gangtok-2 days,lachung-2 days,pelling-2 days. in may-june 2013.we hv children with us ,age ranging from 6 to 11 yrs.my concerns are about the problems we may face in places like lachung wrt altitude and low levels of oxygen.Is is ok to take children to gurudongmar lake n all these places .also wat precautions, medicines shuld we be carrying with us in case of emergency??these r typical city bred kids ....
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...
Travelling with my family and a 9 yr old kid to sikkim for 12 days in MAY
PlAN TO visit Gangtok for 3 nights,Pelling -2 nights,goto Ravangla for a trek to Maenam Sanctuary FOR 1 night
Do North Sikkim Lachen 2 nights n Lachung 2 night
Will cover touristy stuff like Nathula pass,Yumthang valley,Gurudongmar lake.
Have an extra night in Sikkim.
Please advise what could b done?A place to stay?Is there anything ive missed?
kindly suggest accomodation in all these places aswl.Offbeat wud also b welcome.
Thnks a zillion.
how much does it cost to get the visa for sikkim in dehli.is it free or not?
i'm looking for a nice,cosy guest house or hotel in Gangtok for a few days.with good views.
1) Is Temi Tea Gardens worth a visit?
2) Understand that it can be visited enroute from Pelling to Gangtok ,right?
3) Looks like it is a detour from Ravangla . How much time will such a detour take as compared to directly going to Gangtok from Pelling ?
4) Otherwise is there a nice tea garden we can visit around Darjeeling or enroute from Darjeeling to Pelling?
Our intended trip plan (either end of Sept or early Nov) is as follows:
Bagdogra airport - Darjeeling (88km / 2.30hrs)
Darjeeling - Pelling (132km / 5hrs)
Pelling - Gangtok (133km / 5hrs)
Gangtok - Tsomgo Lake - Gangtok (half day excursion trip)
Gangtok - Lachung (117km / 6hrs)
Lachung - Yumthang Valley - Gangtok (131km)
Gangtok - Kalimpong (68 km / 3 hrs)
Kalimpong - Bagdogra airport
We have a couple of queries below:
- due to the earthquake last sept, understand that some roads were badly damaged. Are any of the connecting roads on our plan above still not opened.
- quite likely we will travel by 4WD arranged by a travel agent. How is the terrain and road conditions to the above places? Are they winding roads that goes round the mountains and valleys? We are a little concern with motion sickness, particularly at high altitude
We are planning a 12 days Sikkim trip, visiting Lachung/Yumthang in the north, Pelling in the west, Darjeeling and Gantok. But pondering which period to choose end Sept or early Nov.
Sept is just after the monsoon period, it the weather ok? Clear skies is what we need to view the mountain ranges.
How is the temp in Nov? Will it be very cold, especially up in the north? Need woolies, thermals, etc
In anticipation of any helpful answers to our queries. Thank you
Hi friends, i will be in Sikkim from 21 st Sept to 20th Oct and will be interested in finding trekking partners for a Kadchendzonga trek (7 or 8 days)around beginning of October. Contact me if you are interested.
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.