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Sikkim Wildlife Tour
TThe serene surroundings and lush green environment of Sikkim, makes it an ideal destination for people seeking breaks from their hectic schedules. Known for its scenic beauty, the state borders Nepal in the west, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north and the east and Bhutan in the southeast. The main attraction of the state is its mountainous terrains that have elevation ranging from 280 meters (920 ft) to 8,585 meters (28,000 ft).The awesome heights and charm of Sikkim makes it an ultimate destination for adventure activities like trekking.
 
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Itinerary Details
Jaldapara Day 1: Bagdogra/NJP - Jaldapara
On your arrival at Bagdogra you would be assisted by our representative and be driven to Jaldapara where you would visit the Jaldapara National Park and later check into a hotel and retire for the night.

Day 2: Jaldapara
The day would begin with an early morning elephant ride in Jaldapara Park. From there you would return to the hotel for breakfast and then proceed for Maruti Safari. The afternoon would be spent in the Leopard Breeding Center. To retire for the night we will head to the hotel.

Day 3: Jaldapara - Chalsa
Breakfast at the hotel would be followed by a drive to Chalsa. In the afternoon visit Guru Mara Wild Life Sanctuary will take place. Later in the day you would be driven to watch the tower on Murti River. To call it a day we would return to the hotel and retire for the night.

Day 4: Chalsa - Darjeeling
After the breakfast at the hotel a drive to Darjeeling would follow. Afternoon can be spent at your own leisure. The day will end in the overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Darjeeling Sightseeing
Early morning would be spent in visiting the Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery. After breakfast a visit too Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoo and Snow Leopard Breeding Centre would be planned. In late afternoon you would be visiting the tea gardens. The night would again be spent at the hotel in Darjeeling.
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Day 6: Darjeeling - Bagdogra/NJP
Breakfast at the hotel would be followed by a drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination.
PLACE STANDARD FIRST CLASS DELUXE HERITAGE LUXURY
DARJEELING Seven Seventeen Garuda Hotel The Retreat Swiss Hotel Anand Palace Vice Roy Hotel Fortune Central Fortune Nirvana New Elgin Mayfair Hill Resort
GANGTOK Rendezvous Hotel Blue Poppy Sikkim Retreat Heruka Hotel Sidlon Residency Chumbi Residency New Castle Orange Village Royal Demadzong Rhenok House Tamarind Hotel Norkhill Hotel Mayfair Spa Resort
PELLING Aryan Residency Phamrong Hotel Tashigang Resort De Regency Newa Regency Norbugang Resort Pachu Resort Mt Pandim Norbugang Resort (S Dlx rm) Norbugang House
KALIMPONG Holumba Heaven Garden Reach (New) Park Hotel Orchid Retreat Lillium Hotel Silver Oaks Himalayan Hotel Himalayan Hotel Silver Oaks Himalayan Hotel Silver Oaks
Lachung Fortuna Resort / Cliff View Fortuna Resort/ Cliff View Modern Residency Le Coxi Mayfair Yarlam Resort
Lachen Fortuna Resort Fortuna Resort Sinioulchu Lodge Le Coxi Apple Orchard


1. All accommodation on Single/ Twin/ Triple sharing basis.
2. Meal Plan Daily breakfast in Standard
3. Daily breakfast and Dinner in First Class and Deluxe
4. All meals in Heritage & Luxury.
5. Sight Seeing As per the detailed itinerary.
6. Arrival Assistance.
7. All transfers & sightseeing by non-ac Vehicle as per the itinerary.
1. Entry / Camera Fees to Park and Monuments,
2. Additional Tour or Car Usage Beyond the Suggested Itinerary,
3. Ropeway Ride,
4. Boating
5. Yak Ride
6. Rafting
7. Toy Train Ride
8. Helicopter Ride
9. Airport Tax Or Porter Charge
10. Guide Or Escort Charge
11.Insurance Coverage
12. Mineral Water Or Beverage
13.Meal Out Side Hotel
14.Refreshment Cost On Arrival
15. Laundry Charge
16.Telephone Cost or anything of personal nature and not mentioned in the package.
17.Government Service Tax
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT CAR AND HOTELS:

1. Since your tour covers different districts and states one single vehicle for the entire trip cannot be used. Local sight seeing tours in the above places are arranged in separate small cars (Maruti Van or Sumo Jeep as per availability) as per local taxi syndicate rule. These cars are used exclusively for you and take you to all the points mentioned in the package.
2. Due to restriction of vehicular movement in Gangtok town after 8AM we request the guests having a departure or Excursion to move from the hotel before 8AM, or else the car has to leave the hotel and would wait at the Taxi Stand after that.
3. The car service for the specific package is on contract basis as per tour details and not for full day. The full day availability of car can also be arranged on request with additional cost.
4. Due to high traffic restrictions in the hill stations (mainly in Darjeeling and Gangtok) the drivers remain under pressure. They can not stop on the road while driving through the city or can not go to certain places even if desired by the tourists. In the hill towns the car parking places are very limited. In some hotels cars are not allowed to go. Although we have selected such hotels where the car has a direct access, but the same can be changed following sudden traffic rule imposition in some specific time. In such cases our driver will take you to the nearest taxi stand and help you to reach hotel. We request you to kindly understand these issues and cooperate with the drivers and maintain the timings.

IMPORTANT FACTS FOR NORTH SIKKIM:

1. Tourist visiting North Sikkim should note that Lachung and Lachen are located in the remote high altitude areas and are new tourist destinations. Tourism infrastructures are still developing and the people are not trained professional but are friendly and hospitable. Facilities available here are basic and should not be compared with the modern hotels and resorts in the towns and cities. The rooms are clean and have attached bath with running water. Food available here are basic but sufficient, well cooked & hygienic. Electricity and telephone connection are available but with limitations and very few hotels have any Television set. Room heaters are not used due to poor electricity and hot water bags are provided instead. Room service is not available and food is provided at the dining room.
2. The long mountainous journey is very scenic but is not very smooth & comfortable. In some patches the road is bumpy and there is continuous water flow over the road. However, this is jeepable and safe.
3. The high altitude areas in Sikkim are cold and the temperature may vary between 2 and 4 degree C during night. Sometimes temperature may go down even below 0 degree causing heavy snowfall and temporary road blockade.
4. People suffering from chronic heart disease, breathing problem, high blood pressure should avoid visiting Gurudongmar Lake (5500M), Yumesamdong (4500M).
5. Despite of all these we still suggest you to visit this region to experience the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and its contents - which is unmatched and unparallel. The issues like the accommodation, food and transport remain unnoticed once you are in the lap of the pristine nature. In-fact a visit to these places gives you a rare opportunity to closely feel and understand the beckoning and mythical Himalayas along with the tradition and culture of its people.

CLIMATE:
Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalayas experience a climate that varies right from Tropical to Tundra. This change can be felt in a matter of 5 to 6 hours journey. The temperature in the lower foothills vary from 4 0 C in winter up to 350 C in summer. Regions above 1500M up to 2500 M have an average temperature of Minimum 20 C and Maximum 120 C in winter and Minimum 120 C and Maximum 250 C in summer. The region above 6000m in Northern, Eastern and Western Sikkim remains under permanent snow throughout the year. Winter period in the hills Mid October to March and summer period is from May to July. Monsoon starts from July and continues till Mid September. Occasional rainfalls occur in early May and June. It is also one of the rainiest regions with an average rainfall of 350cm per annum. Best time to visit this region from September to December and March to June.

CLOTHING:
Heavy to very heavy woolen garments form Oct to March and light woolen garments during the rest of the year. Carrying rain proof jackets or umbrella at any time of the year will be beneficial.

PERMIT:
People visiting Tsongo Lake/ Nathula Pass / North Sikkim (Lachen-Lachung) are required to send photocopy of their valid Photo ID Proof of all (Passport/Voter Card/ Driving Lenience/ Pan Card for adult and school / birth certificate for children below 18 years) with 4 copies of Passport size Photographs to our office in advance in order to arrange the necessary permits. The original copies may be required to be shown on spot and should be carried during the tour.

EXTRA NOTE:
All schedules and other information are subject to change without notice and to Government approval.