MODERATE HIKING in HILLS

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MODERATE HIKING in HILLS

HIKING

15 Nights / 16 Days

includes:

  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

Highlights: • Interacting with Locals • Visit Organic Farming • Stay in Farms or Homestay • Some activity like Cooking Class • Visit to School • Joy Ride Toy Train • Walk /Hike as much as you can on the way while the car will on standby if needed.

DAY 1 : Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok - Drive

In time transfer to airport to board flight to Bagdogra. Arrive Bagdogra and drive to Gangtok (Approx. 135 Kms/ 5 hrs drive).

DAY 2 : Gangtok to Dzongu – Drive + Hike

Morning after breakfast, drive to Dzongu, enroute Visit Phodong Monastery. (Approx. 70 Kms / 4 hrs. Drive). After lunch, hike to Lingthem village. Overnight at stay in homestay.

DAY 3 : Explore Dzongu – Full Day Hike

Morning after breakfast, hike to Tingvong Monastery (Upper Dzongu) &Gythang Monastery (Lower Dzongu). (Approx 35 Kms Hike) Overnight at stay in homestay.

DAY 4 : Dzongu to Gangtok to Martham - Full Day Drive

Morning after breakfast drive to Gangtok (5500 Ft.). Visit Enchey Monastery, Do-drul chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology and orchidarium. In the evening visit Directorate of Handloom And Handicrafts. Drive to Martham (5869 Ft.). Overnight at stay in Martham Resort.

DAY 5 : Martham Village Walk - Full Day Hike

Morning after breakfast, hike around Martham Village and Paddy FieldPathway (Rice Plantation field – Seasonal harvesting – October-November). Reach Old Monastery (about 8 Kms walk around the Paddy Filed & till the Old Monastery) then Proceed to visit Rumtek monastery(5785 Ft. – Approx24 Kms drive/walk from Martham), either by hike or by drive (Guest’s choice). The awe inspiring Rumtek Monastery the world Dharma chakra Centre and the seat of His Holiness, the Gyalwa Karmapa, who is the head of the Kagyupa order of Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight at stay in Martham Resort.

DAY 6 : Martham to Kewzing – Drive + Hike

Morning after breakfast, drive from Martham to Sang (Approx 1 Hr Drive). Then walk downhill till Singtam Bridge (Approx. 07 Kms Hike downhill). Then Drive to Kewzing(5577 Ft - Approx. 60 Kms / 2.5 hrs. Drive). Evening time, Interaction with Locals (Bhutia People with their Cultures). Overnight at stay in Homestay.

DAY 7 : Kewzing to Yuksom– Drive + Hike

Morning after breakfast, hike toTashiding Monastery& drive to Yuksom (5840 ft.) (Approx. 50 Kms / 3 hrs. Drive). Afternoon hike around Yuksom colony (Yuksom being the starting point for heavy trekking like Gochela, Dzongri). Also hike till Coronation Throne, Dubdi Monastery (Aprrox. 9 Km Hike). Interaction with Locals. One may drink local beer called Tongba. Overnight at stay in Hotel.

DAY 8 : Yuksom to Pelling to Rinchenpong – Full Day Hiking or Drive as wish

Morning after breakfast, hike from Yuksom to the Ratongchu Bridge to Kanchenjunga Waterfall to Khecheopalri Lake.(Approx 40 Kms Hike / Drive overall) Then, hike through Pemayangtse Monastery to Rinchenpong (5576 ft).(Approx 20 Kms Hike / Drive overall) Overnight at stay in Yangsum Farmhouse.

DAY 9 : Explore Rinchenpong – Full Day Hiking

After breakfast, hike to Ressum Monastery. Also visit Lepcha Houses there, interact with locals (Lepcha / Bhutia People. (Approx 1 Km Hike) Rest for the day. Overnight at stay in Yangsum Farmhouse.

DAY 10 : Rinchenpong to Kalimpong- Drive + Hike

Morning after breakfast, drive to Kalimpong (5591 ft.). (Approx. 85 Kms / 3 hrs. Drive). Explore Kalimpong – Hike to Lepcha Museum. (Approx 2 Km Hike) Afternoon hike to Durbin Monastery(Approx 6 Km Hike). From there, walk till hotel. (Approx 5 Km Hike) Overnight at stay in Hotel.

DAY 11 : Explore Kalimpong – Drive + Hike

Morning after breakfast, drive till Algarah (5840 ft. - Approx 18 Kms Drive) and hike from there till Damsang Fort and then visit Pedong Monastery (Approx 20 Kms Hike – up & down). Later back drive to Flower Nursery. Overnight at stay in Hotel.

DAY 12 : Kalimpong to Tukdah/Tinchuley - Full Day Hike

Morning after breakfast, Hike till Tukdah (4000 ft.). (Approx. 40 Kms Hike / Walk downhill). Enjoy local food cooking session with the Locals there. Evening enjoy Village walk. Overnight at stay in Homestay.

DAY 13 : Tukdah/Tinchuley to Darjeeling - Drive

Morning after breakfast, drive to Darjeeling (6700 Ft.) (Approx. 25 Kms / 2.5 hrs Drive). On this day, Take a joy ride in the famous Darjeeling "Toy Train", titled World Heritage Site by UNESCO. (as per ticket availability). Rest for the day - Relax at hotel. Overnight at stay in Hotel.

DAY 14 : Explore Darjeeling – Full Day Hike

After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (Thursday Closed)&Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center. Afternoon, Hike to Bhutia Busty Monastery (KarmaaDorjeeChyoling monastery). Evening enjoy Tea –Tasting Session. Free for Marketing. Overnight at stay in Hotel.

DAY 15 : Darjeeling to Kurseong& explore Kurseong – Drive

Early morning (04:00 AM), drive to the Tiger hill. Situated at an altitude of 2590 meters Tiger hill has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise. After Tiger Hill visit YigaCholing Monastery of Ghoom. After breakfast, drive to Kurseong (4783 Ft). Visit Makaibari Tea Factory & walk through the Tea Plantation.(Approx. 30 Kms / 2.5 hrs Drive). Overnight at stay in Hotel.

DAY 16 : Kurseong to Bagdogra - Drive

After breakfast transfer to Bagdogra Airport for your flight.(Approx. 50 Kms / 2 hrs Drive).

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Payment Options

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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.

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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.

Mountain Adventure Tours & Travels act only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them.

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.

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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.