SANDAKPHU TEA HOUSE TREK

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SANDAKPHU TEA HOUSE TREK

TREKKING

08 Nights / 09 Days

includes:

  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

Darjeeling-Tumling/Tonglu-Kalipokhari-Sandakphu-Phalut- Srikhola/Rammam-Rimbick-End

DAY 1 : Arrival at Darjeeling

Upon our arrival at the nearest airports Bagdogra where our assistant will meet you with transport to Darjeeling - about 3 hours. On arrival, check in to hotel. Overnight at Hotel, Darjeeling. Meal: Dinner.

DAY 2 : Explore Darjeeling

Early morning (@04:00AM), drive to the Tiger hill. Situated at an altitude of 8442 ft. Tiger hill has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise. The majestic peak Kanchenjunga (8596 mtrs) rears up flanked by Mt.Kabru and Mt Pandim to the far left are Everest, Makalu and Lhotse. Other peaks visible from here are Mt. Jano, Mt. Nar sing, Mt. Frey peak, Mt. Sinolchu etc. After Tiger Hill, visit Yiga Choling Monastery of Ghoom. After breakfast, visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, a high altitude wildlife Zoo with the most successful captive breeding center for Snow leopard and Red Panda. After this visit, you may proceed to Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center and then Tea Garden. Evening free for market. You may take a joy ride in the famous Darjeeling "Toy Train", titled World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Overnight at Hotel, Darjeeling. Meal: Dinner.

DAY 3 : Darjeeling to Dhotrey to Tumling/ Tonglu

Sandakphu Trek begins. Drive to Dhotrey, the starting point of the trek. The days walk, about 06 hrs, is uphill towards Tumling/Tonglu. Overnight at Lodge, Tonglu/Tumling. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

DAY 4 : Tumling/ Tonglu to Kalipokhri

On second day of Sandakphu Trek, we undertake a pleasant walk through the forest which is home to the rare Red Panda and the Tragopan. After about 04 hrs, Kalipokhri (2970m) is reached, where we spend the night. Overnight at Lodge, Kalipokhari. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

DAY 5 : Kalpokhari to Sandakphu and explore

After breakfast, start the trek to Sandakphu (3636m) which takes about 06 hrs. Sandakphu is the place to view the mountains. On a clear day one can see the peaks of Lhotse (8501m), Everest (8848m) and Makalu (8475m) of the Nepal Himalayas and the huge Kanchenjanga massif (8586m) along with other peaks of the Sikkim Himalayas. Overnight at Lodge, Sandakphu. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

DAY 6 : Sandakphu to Molly/Sabarkum to Phalut

After breakfast, the day of walking for a little while the trekker will be followed by the Everest group on the left and Kanchenjunga range right ahead. A walk of about 4.5 hrs. From Sandakphu the trekker will come across a stone house with blown of roof on the top of a small ridge. The place is known as Sabarkum and is 14 km from Sandakphu. From Sabarku/Molley’s to Phalut Top 8 Km Keeping the ridge on the left follow the trail north ward. After about an hour the trail begins to climb through a series of zigzag till one reaches Trekkers’ Hut. From here Phalut summit is about 20 minutes walk.A magnificient view of snowy range is obtained from the summit which is also trijunction of Sikkim, West Bengal and Nepal. Overnight at Lodge, Sandakphu. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

DAY 7 : Phalut to Srikhola/Rammam

After breakfast, From Phalut walk downhill via Gorkhey. The distance is about 20 km and should take you around 5-6 hours to reach Srikhola. Halt for the day. Overnight at Lodge, Srikhola/Rammam. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

DAY 8 : Srikhola to Rimbick to Darjeeling

After breakfast, From Gorkhey the road descends to Sirikhola/Rimbick. Trek concludes. On arrival at Sirikhola /Rimbick, board the awaiting vehicle and get driven to Darjeeling. Check in to hotel. Rest for the day. Overnight at Hotel, Darjeeling. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

DAY 9 : Departure

Drive to the nearest airport of Bagdogra Airport.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Hotel Accommodation in double sharing with MAP Plan & Lunch at Local Restaurant.
  • 07 Nights Stay in Lodge or Huts while on Trek
  • Included in trek/tour cost are 3 meals a day (AP)
  • All Transfers by Luxury Vehicles.
  • 01 English Speaking tour cum trek Guide
  • Jo, Porters & Assistant (as per group size)
  • Singhalila & other Entrance Fees
  • 01 Bottle Mineral Water & Juice will be provided to each person everyday.
  • Some Supplementary snacks (Cake, Biscuits, Cadbury, Fruits etc) while on Trek.
  • Applicable Government Tax (G.S.T)

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Anything that is not mentioned in the INCLUSION.

STARTS FROM US$ - ON PER PERSON BASIS:

Premium – With 5 Star Equivalent Hotels – $ 1320

Deluxe – With 4 Star Equivalent Hotels – $ 1200

Superior – With 3 Star Equivalent Hotels - $ 1080

Terms & Conditions


Booking

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Payments

For the services contracted, 40 % advance payment should be made to hold the booking on a confirmed basis and the balance amount should be paid before commencement of your tour. We hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as an advance payment, based on the nature of services and the time left for the commencement of the services.

Payment Options

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cash payment to our office or by Demand Draft / Cheque. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.

Rights to amend the itinerary if required

Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

Refund

In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.

Our Liabilities & Limitations

Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.

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All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.

Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and checkout time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.

We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.

We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.

We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.

Passports & Visas

To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.

Health

Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.