Darjeling Tour I Spark Destinations
DAY 01: ARRIVAL NJP RAILWAY STATION / (IXB) BAGDOGRA AIRPORT - GANGTOK
On arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Bagdogra Airport, (413 Ft / 126 Mts) you will be met by our local
representative at who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5412 Ft / 1650 Mts, 130 Kms /
04 to 05 Hrs). Check in and over night at Hotel. (Dinner at Gangtok Hotel) 01 AC INNOVA (TRIPLE
BLOWER) AT DISPOSAL
DAY 02: GANGTOK TSHANGU LAKE & BABA MANDIR EXCURSION
NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National are not allowed to visit Baba Mandir & Nathula Pass. They
are allowed to visit till Tshangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above is number to
visit Tshangu Lake. For getting the valid permit these guest will have to bring with them their valid
passport & visa / OCI / PIO Card. They will also be required to bring along with them 08 passport size
photograph for processing their permits into Sikkim, Tshangu lake, Lachen & Lachung. There will be an
additional cost for processing the permit & making the tour applicable. Kindly write to us for additional
For Indian Passport Holders to process the permit we would require the following:
1. 03 passport size photograph of each member traveling whether Adult or Children with
their name, age & gender written behind each photograph.
2. Photo Copy of Photo ID proof of each member traveling whether Adult or Children.
Original to be brought with self.
3. A list mentioning the Name Age & Gender of all traveler family wise.
4. Any documents issued by Central or State Government having Photo, Name and the
address will be considered as ID Proof. The Photo ID Proof can be anyone of the
following, Driving License, Voter Card, Valid Passport & Aadhar Card. Pan Card is not
accepted as ID proof by the authorities.
5. In case of Child traveling below 18 Years or couple traveling where there is no ID proof
of wife, there has to be a written declaration given from the parents / husband.
For Tshangu Lake & Nathula Pass there is no refund, after the permit is confirmed by Sikkim tourism,
due to whatsoever reason (Land slide, Heavy rain fall, VIP Movement, Health issue etc).
After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in
3Hrs one way from Gangtok) & Baba Mandir (13100Ft / 3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from
Tshangu Lake. Situated at a height of 12400Ft / 3780 Mts / 43Kms in 3Hrs one way, with an average
depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Back to
Gangtok and Overnight at Hotel. (Incase of Landslide or due to any other reasons if Tshangu Lake is
closed then an alternate sightseeing will be provided) (Breakfast & Dinner at Gangtok Hotel) 01 AC
INNOVA (TRIPLE BLOWER) AT DISPOSAL
One can opt for Nathula Excursion by paying a supplement cost which varies from month to month.
Organising the permit at the last moment is not possible & a clear window of 72 Hrs with proper
documents is required to process the permit. Nathula permit gets confirmed a day prior OR on the day
of journey (depending on the working of the permit issuing office) & it is subjected to permit
availability as it is allotted as per turn. At times the demend for Nathula permit goes to 700 vehicle
where as the permit issued is only 60 for civil & 40 for government. Nathula is closed on Monday &
Tuesday for tourist.
NATHULA CAN BE GUARANTEED IF YOU HAVE CONTACTS IN THE ARMY OR IF YOU ARE
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE. KINDLY USE YOUR SOURCES SO THAT THE PERMIT COULD BE PROCURE.
THE MODUS OPERANDI FOR THIS WOULD BE THAT YOU WOULD BE REQUIRING THE CAR NUMBER
AND DRIVER LICENSE A DAY PRIOR TO THE JOURNEY DATE. INCASE YOU TAKE THE NUMBER AND
DRIVER DETAILS IN ADVANCE AND GOD FORBID DUE TO WHATSOEVER REASON IF THE DRIVER AND
THE VEHICLE ANY ONE OF TWO IS NOT ABLE TO REPORT THEN YOUR WHOLE EXERCISE OF GETTING
THE PERMIT DONE GETS FUTILE. WHILE COORDINATING THIS WITH THE ARMY OR OTHER SOURCE,
PLEASE REQUEST THE SOURCE TO DO BOTH THE ARMY AND THE TOURISM PERMISSION, THIS SAVES
A LOT OF TIME.
WORSE TO WORSE IF ALL ABOVE GOES IN VAIN PLEASE DO NOT GET DISHEARTENED AS YOU WILL
ONLY MISS 4 KM DRIVE AS THE VISIT TO THANGU LAKE & BABAMANDIR TAKES YOU INTO THE AREA
WHERE NATHULA IS LOCATED.
Nathula(14140 Ft / 4310 Mts / 20 Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) Baba Mandir (13100Ft /
3994 Mts / 16Kms in 1Hrs one way from Tshangu Lake) is an Indo China border, controlled by the
Indian Army & is situated approx 20 Kms ahead of Tshangu Lake at an height of 14140 Ft / 4310. The
journey to Nathula & Baba Mandir is same up to 16 Kms. At this point the right arm of the â€œVâ€ which is
4 Kms takes one to Baba Mandir & left arm of the â€œVâ€ which is 4 Kms takes one to Nathula.
DAY 03 GANGTOK - PELLING
Morning Go for a half day (04 hrs) sightseeing covering Jhakri Water Falls along with Do-rul Chhorten,
Research Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on
Sunday) and Flower Show. Afternoon transfer to Pelling (5500 Ft / 1675 Mts, 116 Kms / 05 to 06 Hrs).
Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast at Gangtok & Dinner at Pelling Hotel) 01 AC INNOVA (TRIPLE BLOWER)
DAY 04 PELLING â€“ YUKSOM EXCURSION
After breakfast we drive to Yuksom (5840 Ft / 1780 Mts, 35 Kms / 02 Hrs) on way panoramic
sightseeing of Darap Village, Rimbi Water fall & Hydro Project, Khecheopalri Lake (6000 Ft / 1829 Mts),
it is one of the sacred Buddhist mountain lake and it is believed that whatever is wished in front of the
lake comes true. Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird &
Kanchanjunga Water fall. A further drive takes you to Yuksom (the meeting place of three monks) - the
first capital of Sikkim. This was the place where the first Chogyal (a ruling dynasty in Sikkim) was
crowned. Evening Back to Pelling and Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner at Pelling Hotel) 01 AC
INNOVA (TRIPLE BLOWER) AT DISPOSAL
DAY 05 PELLING â€“ DARJEELING VIA NAMCHI & CHARDHAM
After breakfast transfer to Darjeeling (7380 Ft / 2250 Mts, 150 Kms / 07 to 08 Hrs) en route visit
Buddha Park (130 Ft. Statue of Lord Buddha), Samdruptse (135 ft Statue of Guru Padmashambhava) &
Sideswari Chardham (a replica of Chardham Yatra built on Solophok hills). After then drive to
Darjeeling. (Breakfast at Pelling & Dinner at Darjeeling Hotel) 01 AC INNOVA (TRIPLE BLOWER) AT
DAY 06 DARJEELING
Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8482 Ft / 2586 Mts at around 4 AM) to view sunrise over
Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop.
After breakfast go for a half-day sight seeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu
Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling
Ropeway Ride (Ticket cost not included & will be approx INR 180.00 per person) Tenzing & Gombu
Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & panoramic view of Tea Estate. Overnight
at Hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner at Darjeeling Hotel) 01 AC INNOVA (TRIPLE BLOWER) AT DISPOSAL
DAY 07 DARJEELING - NJP RAILWAY STATION / (IXB) BAGDOGRA AIRPORT VIA MIRIK
After breakfast transfer to Mirik (5800 Ft / 1768 Mts / 50 Kms / 02 to 03 Hrs). Enroute visit Pashupati
Nagar (Indo-Nepal border) for shopping. On time transfer to NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra
Airport, (70 Kms / 02 to 03 Hrs) for onwards connection. (Breakfast at Darjeeling Hotel) 01 AC INNOVA
(TRIPLE BLOWER) AT DISPOSAL
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1.Welcome drink on arrival.
2. Air Conditioned Accommodation.
3. Return transfers by Private AC car as per the itinerary.
4. Sightseeing and all transfers in Private AC Car as per the itinerary.
5. Breakfast and Dinner.
6.Ammenities offered by hotel or resort.
7. Assistance at all arrival and departure points.
8. All applicable taxes.
1.Personal Expense Such Telephonic calls, Camera, Laundry charges, Internet, Tips, etc.
2.Entry fees on the locations.
3.Air and train fare.
Best in the budget as per customer requirement.