On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (413 Feet / 126 Metres ) will be met by our office Executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5412 Feet / 1650 Meters 130 Kilometres / 04 to 05 Hours). Check in and over night at Hotel.
After breakfast, in the morning, start for excursion to Tshangu Lake (12400 Feet, 3780 Metres, 43 Kilometres in 3Hours one way from Gangtok) and Baba Mandir (13100 Feet, 3994 Metres , 16 Kilometres in 1 Hours one way from Tshangu Lake. Situated at a height of 12400 Feet, 3780 Metres, 43 Kilometres in 3 Hours one way, with an average depth of 50 feet. 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).
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 and a clear window of 72 Hours 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) and 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 and 40 for government.
Nathula is closed on Monday and 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 PROCURED. 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 KILOMETRES DRIVE AS THE VISIT TO THANGU LAKE and BABAMANDIR TAKES YOU INTO THE AREA WHERE NATHULA IS LOCATED.
Nathula(14140 Feet, 4310 Meter , 20 Kilometre in 1 Hours one way from Tshangu Lake) Baba Mandir (13100 Feet, 3994 Metre , 16 Kilometer in 1 Hours one way from Tshangu Lake) is an Indo China border, controlled by the Indian Army and is situated approx 20 Kilometres ahead of Tshangu Lake at an height of 14140 Feet, 4310. The journey to Nathula and Baba Mandir is same up to 16 Kilometre . At this point the right arm of the V which is 4 Kilometres takes one to Baba Mandir and left arm of the V which is 4 Kilometres takes one to Nathula.
NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder and Foreign National are not allowed to visit Baba Mandir and Nathula Pass. They are allowed to visit till Tshangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 and above is number to visit Tshangu Lake. For getting the valid permit these guAest will have to bring with them their valid passport and visa or 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 and Lachung. There will be an additional cost for processing the permit and making the tour applicable. Kindly write to us for additional cost.
For Tshangu Lake and 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).
Morning Go for a half day (04 hours) 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 Feet / 1675 Meters, 116 Kilometers / 05 to 06 Hours). Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast we drive to Yuksom (5840 Feet / 1780 Metres , 35 Kilometres / 02 Hours) on way panoramic sightseeing of Darap Village, Rimbi Water fall & Hydro Project, Khecheopalri Lake (6000 Feet / 1829 Metres) 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.
After breakfast transfer to Darjeeling (6710 Feet / 2046 Meter, 125 Kilometer / 05 to 06 Hours).Check in and Overnight at Hotel.
Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8482 Feet / 2586 Metres 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.
Transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (413 Feet / 126 Metres, 100 Kilometres / 03 to 04 Hours) for onwards connection.
Optional via Mirik - Drive via Mirik can be availed by paying a supplement cost of INR 1000.00 per vehicle.