Gangtok Trip from15th Dec to 20th December

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hi i have visited your site accidentally and i liked your site.it is providing lot of information when compare to other websites. One of my friends went to Gangtok for his Honeymoon and he enjoyed it.He recomended the same to me. me and my would be interested in places like Gangtok and we have decided to visit the Gangtok for Honeymoon. My approximate visting period would be from the 15th of december to 21st december. as of now i dont have any proper itenary , i request you to kindly provide a 5 days itenary for Gangtok and Darjeeling trip. Could you please answer my below questions 1) do i need to resere any hotel room prior to arrival 2) do i need to reserve any taxy for local sight seeing 3) could you please tell me the important places that we can complete with in 5 days (6 nights and 5 days) 4) if there are any places that i can complete if i can extend one or 2 days Thanks Kishore

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Hi Kishor,
               Happy to know that you find my website useful... My take on your queries...

1) Gangtok is full of accommodation options of all ranges.... generally there is no need to book room in advance but as you are going on a honeymoon trip, I will recommend to book the hotel in advance to avoid any last minute hassle... December is also holiday season so hotels might be full...

2) YES, you will have to book taxi but no need to do it in advance... After arriving at Gangtok, you can arrange everything...

3) For a trip of 5 days....you can visit Nathula pass (day tour) and also 2 night visit to North Sikkim....

If you are extending your plan then club pelling in your itinerary...

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Vishnu Kumar

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17th Dec(TuesDay)(Darjeeling) : visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute,
P.N. Zoological Park
Tenzing Rock,
Tibetan Refugee Centre
Tea Garden, and Japanese Temple.
After lunch visit Rock Garden & Ganga Maya Park.
Evening : free
18th December (Darjeeling) : Early Morning at 0400 am drive to Tiger Hill to
watch Sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzonga
on way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.
After breakfast proceeds to picturesque drive to Gangtok
Overnight at hotel.
19th December(Thursday)(Gangtok): After breakfast local sightseeing half day city tour
covering Rumtek Monastery, Botanical Garden,
Dro-Dul Chorten,
Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and Handicraft Centre.
Overnight at Gangtok
20th December(Friday) : Start for a half day excursion trip of Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) &
Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial (13200 ft) 52 kms from Gangtok city.
Overnight at Gangtok.

21st December(Saturday) : Return to Airport Flight is at at Evening 4

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Plan seems perfect to me...... Everything is  do-able..... let us know if you have any query...

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Hi Vishnu

Thank you very much for your prompt reply.

Based on your inputs i searched on net and created my itenary.

I request you to kindly look in to it and please fill the gaps if there are any?

I am having 2 more days (including departure to hyderabad) , if you can include any new places , please add .

17th Dec(TuesDay)(Darjeeling) : visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute,
P.N. Zoological Park
Tenzing Rock,
Tibetan Refugee Centre
Tea Garden, and Japanese Temple.
After lunch visit Rock Garden & Ganga Maya Park.
Evening : free
18th December (Darjeeling) : Early Morning at 0400 am drive to Tiger Hill to
watch Sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzonga
on way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.
After breakfast proceeds to picturesque drive to Gangtok
Overnight at hotel.
19th December(Thursday)(Gangtok): After breakfast local sightseeing half day c
covering Rumtek Monastery, Botanical Garden, Dro-Dul Chorten,
Institute of Tibetology, Flower show and Handicraft Centre.
Overnight at Gangtok
20th December(Friday) : Start for a half day excursion trip of Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) &
Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial (13200 ft) 52 kms from Gangtok city.
Overnight at Gangtok.

21st December(Saturday) : Return to Airport Flight is at at Evening 4

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I think i already replied against this itinerary... seems perfect me....  There are no gaps as such....

If you are doing Nathula then there is a catch....

Nathula pass only opens on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays... you are planning it on friday.. Switch it with other day...

Cheers
Vishnu Kumar
 

Venkata Krishna Kishore (not verified)
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Dear Vishnu

Sorry for the delay in my reply.Thank you very much for your reply

My trip got postponed and i am planning to visit Gangotok in the end of march.

I have couple of questions , could you please answer to these..

1) Is it mandatory to book a tour package in advance ?

2) If not can i get a local tour operator  Gangtok and Darjeeling

3) Could you please tell me which one is expensive Tour package in online or any tour package from local tour operator

4) how safe it is if we  roam alone in Gangtok and Darjeeling

5) as of now , based on internet i am getting a tour pokage around 40 t0 50k , does it really required to put this much amount?

 

waitying for your reply, please give your valuable information

 

Thanks Kishore

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Hi Venkata...

1) There is no need to book the tour package in advance... people do it for their convience...but it can be done after your arrival at Gangtok...

2) Will help you with regards to second query..will send email..

4) Gangtok is very peaceful city however Darjeeling witness frequent Bandh these days... Darjeeling is also quite and you will rarely hear any incident of annoyance/robbery against tourist...

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Vishnu Kumar

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Hi Vishnu,

Please help me out with the following queries:

1. We're a family of 8 ppl landing at bagdogra airport at 2.30 PM on 23rd Dec. We plan to leave for Gangtok that day itself as our reservation is from 23rd. How long will it take to reach Gangtok? I'm guessing it will be evening by the time we reach; what can we do in the evening.

2. Please suggest an itinerary basis the following plan:

23rd - 26th - Gangtok

26th - 28th - Darjeeling

We have 2 elderly persons with us, kindly suggest the options accordingly. Also, do let me know good places to eat at as well Smile

3. Our flight on 28th is at 12.45 PM, please let me know how long it will take to reach airport from Darj.

Thanks much,

Indrajit

 

 

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Hi Indrajit,

Your queries are already answered by Yogee below.. I concur with all the answers..

let me know if  you still have any question..

=== Vishnu

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Indrajit Paul ,

you can reach gangtok the same day you land in bagdogra..it takes around 3-4 hrs.

23rd:drive to gangtok .

24th :gangtok ss full day.

25th :gangtok to tsongmo lake baba mandir (if accesible)..if in accesible then visit to namchi and ravangla on day tour from gangtok.

26th:gangtok to darjeeling..evening for liesure.

27th:darjeeling ss full day.

28th:drop to bagdogra for return journey..

darjeeling to bagdogra takes around 3 hrs ..

 

thank you and regards

thank you and regards,

yogesh sapkota

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Thanks Yogee...Once again your inputs are very helpful...

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Planning a 9D - 8N trip to Sikkim starting from Saturday Dec 6, 2014. Total 3 adults.

2N Peeling, 2N Gangtok, 1N Lachen, 1N Lachung, 2N Ganktok.

Dec 6 to 8 Peeling; Dec 8 to 10 Gangtok, Dec 10 to 11 Lachen, Dec 11 to 12 Lachung, Dec 12 to 14 Gangtok.

Few queries....

Dec 6 : Landing Bagdogra at 12 noon. How much time it takes to reach Peeling?

Dec 11 : Lachen : will it possible to visit Gurudongmar lake? Climate? At what time to start? Can we reach Lachung after lunch?

Dec 12 : Lachung : planning visit to Yumthang Valley. Can we drive drive to Gantok after lunch? At what time to start? Safety of road journey in late evening hours of 5 to 8 pm?

Dec 14 : Return flight from Bagdogra at 12 noon. How much time it takes to drive from Gangtok to airport? Would like to keep extra hr for safety so what time to start?

Regards; N Mehta

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Hi,

Please see the reply below from Yogesh. let us know if you still have any query.

Regards
Vishnu Kumar

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Dec 6 : Landing Bagdogra at 12 noon. How much time it takes to reach Peeling?

answer:pelling to bagdogra takes around 5 hours with breaks enroute.

Dec 11 : Lachen : will it possible to visit Gurudongmar lake? Climate? At what time to start? Can we reach Lachung after lunch?

answer:yes,book a package and you will be able to do it.

Dec 12 : Lachung : planning visit to Yumthang Valley. Can we drive drive to Gantok after lunch? At what time to start? Safety of road journey in late evening hours of 5 to 8 pm?

you will reach gangtok around 6pm..its okey the drivers here are experienced to drive in those conditions.nothing to worry.

Dec 14 : Return flight from Bagdogra at 12 noon. How much time it takes to drive from Gangtok to airport? Would like to keep extra hr for safety so what time to start?

answer:gangtok to bagdogra takes around 3.5-4 hrs.you should start by 6:30 to catch the return flight.

thank you and regards,

yogesh sapkota

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