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Darjeeling and Kaziranga

$2395
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Kolkata (Calcutta) - Darjeeling - Tonglu - Kala Pokhri - Sandakphu - Phalut - Gorkhey - Rambik - Kalimpong - Guwahati - Kaziranga NP - Kolkata

On this tour, we will travel past picturesque terraced fields, orchards, forests of rhododendrons and magnolias, and visit atmospheric monasteries. All this is set against the backdrop of the third highest mountain peak in the world – Kangchendzonga – that dominates the azure Himalayan skyline; we then take a short flight to Guwahati and transfer to Kaziranga for few days to explore its wildlife in open jeeps and on elephants.
“Darjeeling and Kaziranga” is a superb and scenically rewarding trek in the Eastern Himalayas, combined with fine game viewing at Kaziranga, one of India’s finest National Parks
A tour like this is certainly bliss for everyone. Passing through the scenic beauty of Himalayas, getting close to the culture and traditions of the locals, spending nights in the tent; this lifetime experience shouldn’t be missed. One of the most beautiful hill stations India has been bestowed with, Darjeeling is all wrapped in the lush mattress of greenery and surrounded by the mists from the mountains.
15 days
14+ Age
  • Destination
  • Arrival
    Kolkata
  • Arrival Time
    Early morning
  • Final Departure
    Kolkata
  • Dress Code
    Casual, Warm and Sports Wear

Tour Itinerary : - Darjeeling and Kaziranga

1

Day 1, Arrive Kolkata:

Assistance and garland welcome on arrival and transfer to the hotel, where we will have room for immediate occupancy. Afternoon guided sightseeing tour visiting Belur Math Temple, and Victoria Memorial.
Overnight in Kolkata.
2

Day 2, Kolkata to Bagdogra: Flight & Bagdogra Darjeeling: 98Km about 3hrs

Fly to Bagdogra; arrive and drive 98Km to Darjeeling (The place of the Thunderbolt) a picturesque hill town straddling a ridge 2200m high. It is an extraordinary town, comprising various levels interlinked by steep stairways, a great deal of Victorian Gothic architecture and fine botanical gardens. Mountain views surround you and Kangchendzonga at 8580m towers on the horizon. Our stay will be just outside Darjeeling in a beautiful planter’s house set in 100 acres of rolling tea gardens, with panoramic views of the Himalayas.
Stay 2 nights in Glenburn Tea Estate.
Overnight in Darjeeling
3

Day 3, Darjeeling:

Today after breakfast, we take the toy train (steam engine) ride to Ghoom Monastery, the important Yiga-Choeling Gompa: the “Yellow Hat” Buddhist Monastery built-in 1875 houses famous Buddhist scriptures. Lunch at Windamere Hotel; after lunch visit the colourful Tibetan bazaar and then return to the bungalow for afternoon tea!
Overnight in Darjeeling
4

Day 4, Darjeeling to Tonglu Camp: 26km about 2hrs & Trek 11km about 6hrs

After breakfast, an interesting 26km/2hrs drive takes us to Maneybhanjang (2134m), a small village on the Indo-Nepal border; trek through a pine forest until lunch break; post-lunch first walk across a meadow then a mixed forest and past few tea shops, ascending about 1000m, to the ridge-top settlement of Tonglu. As we zigzag up through stretches of rhododendrons, we catch tantalizing glimpses of Kangchendzonga ahead. All meals and overnight in large alpine tents.
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Day 5, Tonglu to Kalipokhri: trek 10km about 4hrs

The day starts with a downhill walk, leading us through a picturesque Nepalese village; we will have a refreshing cup of tea here and then gradually descend through Singalila National Park is famous for the Red Panda. After lunch, we ascend through a small village and pine forest to Kali Pokhari (3100m), a perfect spot for overnight camp.
Overnight in Kalipokhri
6

Day 6, Kala Pokhari to Sandakphu: trek 5km about 2hrs

After breakfast, a short but steep climb of about 3km will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Kangchendzonga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse and other smaller peaks of Sikkim and eastern Nepal. The night is spent in tents at Sandakphu (3620m). The camp offers spectacular sunrise and sunset views over the magical Himalayas. All meals and overnight in tents.
Overnight in Sandakphu
7

Day 7, Sandakphu to Phalut: trek 19km about 9hrs

After breakfast, we begin the tour’s most spectacular walk offering fantastic views of the Himalayas, trekking through silver fir and rhododendron forest to Sabarkum, our lunch stop, and from here we trek another 7km through an extensive alpine meadow to our campsite at Phalut (3560m). All meals and overnight in tents.
Overnight in Phalut
8

Day 8, Phalut to Gorkhey: 16km about 5hrs

After breakfast we begin first few kilometers with a gradual descent, paving the way for a steep descent through mixed forests of pine, chestnut, bamboo, and fir; we can also see some orchids growing (March/April). Birdlife is amazing, after lunch we take the lower trail to Gorkhey Village (2380m), and camp near this pleasant village with its charming inhabitants, just above the Raman River. All meals and overnight in tents.
Overnight in Gorkhey Village
9

Day 9, Gorkhey to Rimbik: 18km about 6hrs trek

In the morning, we trek downhill, passing through farmland, scattered villages and forested terrain to the crossing, over Siri Khola. This is followed by an uphill climb to the village of Rimbik (2290m), where the trek concludes at Sherpa hotel (basic but clean). All meals and overnight hotel
Overnight in Rimbik
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Day 10, Rimbik-Kalimpong: 90km about 5hrs

After an early breakfast, we drive through picturesque tea gardens, dense forests, and villages to Kalimpong famous for Himalayan flowers.
Overnight in Kalimpong.
11

Day 11, Kalimpong to Bagdogra: 80Km about 3hrs & Bagdogra to Guwahati : Flight

After breakfast, drive back to Bagdogra (about 64km/4-5hrs) for flight to Guwahati at 13.40hrs. Arrive and stay
Overnight in Guwahati
12

Day 12, Guwahati to Kaziranga National Park: 190km about 8hrs

After breakfast, a long drive of about 8hrs to Kaziranga, check into Wild Grass Resort for three nights.
13

Day 13, 14, Kaziranga:

The Park is famous for the Greater One-horned Indian Rhinoceros; explore the Park by Jeep and on an elephant. Meals and overnight in Lodge.
Overnight in Kaziranga.
14

Day 15, Kaziranga to Guwahati: 193Km about 4hrs & Guwahati to Kolkata : Flight

After breakfast, drive back to Guwahati and fly to Kolkata
Overnight in Kolkata
 
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Day 16, Departure:

Transfer to airport and fly back to home country
Darjeeling and Kaziranga

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Price, Inclusions and Exclusions

 
Prices per person
01 paying person in a Single Room
USD 3985/-
02 paying persons in a Double Room
USD 2395/-
 

Validity - January till April 2021.

 

Price Inclusions

• Accommodations in one room for 17 days/16 nights
• Meal plan
  ✓ Buffet Breakfast – Kolkata and Guwahati
  ✓ Darjeeling and Kalimpong - Half board basis
      (Buffet Breakfast and Dinner)
  ✓ Trek and Lodge at Rimbik - Full board basis
      (Simple Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  ✓ Kaziranga – Full board basis
      (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
• Transport services using Good Conditioned Small Car as follows.
  ✓ Arrival transfer from Kolkata airport to the hotel on Day 01
  ✓ Half day sightseeing of Kolkata on Day 02
  ✓ Departure transfer from the hotel to Kolkata airport on Day 02
  ✓ Beginning with the pickup from Bagdogra airport on Day 02 till drop at trekking point of Maneybhanjang on Day 04
  ✓ Beginning with the pick up from Rimbik on Day 10 till drop at Bagdogra Airport drop on Day 11
  ✓ Arrival transfer from Guwahati Airport to the hotel on Day 11
  ✓ Departure transfer from Guwahati to Kaziranga on Day 12
  ✓ Departure transfer from Kaziranga to Guwahati airport on Day 15
  ✓ Arrival transfer from Kolkata airport to the hotel on Day 15
  ✓ Departure transfer from the hotel to Kolkata airport on Day 16
• Meet and greet services in Kolkata, Bagdogra and Guwahati only
• All arrangements during trek includes –
  ✓ Camping arrangement with sleeping tents
  ✓ Tents for Dining, Kitchen and for Toilet
  ✓ Trekking guide, cook, ponies
• One time entrance fee to monuments/temples/parks as per program
• 04 Shared Jeep Safari (04 to 06 Pax in one jeep) at Kaziranga National park with English speaking Naturalist.
• Services of English speaking local guides (different guides in each city) as per the itinerary:
  > Day 01      Half day in Kolkata
  > Day 02      Half day in Darjeeling
  > Day 03      Full Day in Darjeeling
Train tickets
  ✓ Toy train Ticket in Darjeeling for joy ride – NON AIR CONDITIONED
Domestic air travel (ONLY INDICATIVE)
  ✓ Airfare(economy class) -
       ✓ Kolkata to Bagdogra
       ✓ Guwahati to Kolkata
• All currently applicable taxes
 

Price Exclusions

• International airfare for travel (from your home country to the destination and return)
• Visa charges or fees
• Airport taxes
• Meals on board the overnight train
• Camera fees during the visit to the monuments, temples or National Parks
• Elephant ride in Kaziranga National Park. ( subject to availability)
• Tips to driver/guide/naturalist
• Additional meals
• Drinks or mineral water at the hotels or restaurants
Ayurvedic massages or treatments, laundry etc or any other items of personal nature
• Travel, health and cancellation insurance
• Any other expense/changes due to unforeseen circumstances while in India
• Any other thing not mentioned in program or “Price Inclusions”

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