Eastern Himalayas


  • Eastern Himalayas

Eastern Himalayas

 India

13 days from £2475 pp  Including flight from LHR

This tour allows you to explore the enchanting hill stations of Eastern India combined with the colonial charm of Calcutta.

At a Glance

  • Enjoy the World Heritage Toy Train Ride
  • Enjoy the famous architecture of colonial Calcutta
  • Enjoy the mystical monasteries & stupas of Gangtok
  • Get to know Gangtok up close
  • Visit to cottage industries and Tibetology institute
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The Experience

Day 1 | DEPART LONDON HEATHROW

Today you will board on an overnight plane to New Delhi. Your flight will have 1 stopover with 1-5 hour stopover; direct flights [Virgin, British Airways, Jet Airways and Air India] are available to New Delhi at extra cost, please ask at the time of booking if you wish to fly direct.

Overnight at the plane

Day 2 | ARRIVE KOLKATA BY INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

> Arrive Kolkata
> Transfer to your hotel

Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and customs formalities. Depart for your hotel where you will check in for your stay (Standard Check in 1400 Hrs).

The city of Calcutta, now called Kolkata, was established by the British in 1690 and was the capital of British India until 1911.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 | KOLKATA

> Full day sightseeing tour

Proceed for city tour of Kolkata includes flower market, Victoria Memorial, Dalhousie Square, St. John’s Church, Howrah Bridge, visit the Jain temple and a panoramic drive around colonial Calcutta.

The evening is at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 4 | KOLKATA – BAGDOGRA BY FLIGHT 6E 797 @ 1035/ 1145 Hrs
             BAGDOGRA – DARJEELING BY SURFACE Approx. 93 Kms / 3.5 Hrs

> Transfer to the Kolkata airport
> Arrive Bagdogra met and drive to Darjeeling

After breakfast transfer from hotel to airport to connect the flight to Bagdogra

Arrive Bagdogra and drive to Darjeeling. 

Darjeeling has been a popular hill station since the British established it in the mid-1800s. With its idyllic setting, exhilarating climate and stunning views of the Kanchenjunga peaks it also attracts trekkers. It is a fascinating town where one can see Buddhist monasteries, visit tea plantations, bargain-hunt or go trekking.

Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 | DARJEELING

> Toy train ride
> Afternoon visit Observatory Hill and Bhutia Basti

After breakfast enjoy Joy Ride on World Heritage Toy Train, Darjeeling to Ghoom and back.

Afternoon walk to Observatory Hill and Bhutia Basti.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6 | DARJEELING

> Early Morning visit Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery
> Breakfast at the Hotel
> Later visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) and Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday).

Early morning visit Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) and Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday).

Overnight at Hotel

Day 7 | DARJEELING – GANGTOK BY SURFACE: 98 kms / 4.5 hours approx.

> Drive to Gangtok

After breakfast, drive to Gangtok.

Gangtok (meaning ‘High Hill’) is the capital of Sikkim state and sits on a ridge overlooking the Ranipul River. The scenery is spectacular, with fine views of the Kanchenjunga range. Within the city and its immediate environs are some fascinating places to visit.

Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 8 | GANGTOK

> Full day sightseeing of Gangtok

After breakfast, Full day sightseeing of Gangtok. Places to visit Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays) and Enchey Monastery.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 9 | GANGTOK

> Full day excursion to Phodong and Labrang monastery

After breakfast, the full day excursion to Phodong and Labrang monastery.

After having excursion return back to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 10 | GANGTOK – KALIMPONG BY SURFACE 80 Kms / 3 Hrs Approx.

> Drive to Kalimpong

After breakfast, drive to Kalimpong.

Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 11 | KALIMPONG

> Drive to Kalimpong

After breakfast, Morning visit Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and flower nursery.

After having visited, return back to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 12 | KALIMPONG – BAGDOGRA BY SURFACE 83 KMS / 3 HOURS Approx.
               BAGDOGRA – KOLKATA BY FLIGHT 6E 534 @ 1630 / 1740 Hrs

> Drive to Bagdogra airport to connect the flight for Kolkata
> Arrive Kolkata

After breakfast, drive to Bagdogra airport to connect the flight to Kolkata.

In Kolkata, you will be provided assisted arrival transfer from airport to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 13 | DEPART KOLKATA BY INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

> Transfer to the Kolkata International airport

Today on time assisted departure transfer to the International airport to board flight for onward destination.

TOUR ENDS

The Experience

Day 1 | DEPART LONDON HEATHROW

Today you will board on an overnight plane to New Delhi. Your flight will have 1 stopover with 1-5 hour stopover; direct flights [Virgin, British Airways, Jet Airways and Air India] are available to New Delhi at extra cost, please ask at the time of booking if you wish to fly direct.

Overnight at the plane

Day 2 | ARRIVE KOLKATA BY INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

> Arrive Kolkata
> Transfer to your hotel

Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and customs formalities. Depart for your hotel where you will check in for your stay (Standard Check in 1400 Hrs).

The city of Calcutta, now called Kolkata, was established by the British in 1690 and was the capital of British India until 1911.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 | KOLKATA

> Full day sightseeing tour

Proceed for city tour of Kolkata includes flower market, Victoria Memorial, Dalhousie Square, St. John’s Church, Howrah Bridge, visit the Jain temple and a panoramic drive around colonial Calcutta.

The evening is at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 4 | KOLKATA – BAGDOGRA BY FLIGHT 6E 797 @ 1035/ 1145 Hrs
               BAGDOGRA – DARJEELING BY SURFACE Approx. 93 Kms / 3.5 Hrs

> Transfer to the Kolkata airport
> Arrive Bagdogra met and drive to Darjeeling

After breakfast transfer from hotel to airport to connect the flight to Bagdogra

Arrive Bagdogra and drive to Darjeeling. 

Darjeeling has been a popular hill station since the British established it in the mid-1800s. With its idyllic setting, exhilarating climate and stunning views of the Kanchenjunga peaks it also attracts trekkers. It is a fascinating town where one can see Buddhist monasteries, visit tea plantations, bargain-hunt or go trekking.

Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 | DARJEELING

> Toy train ride
> Afternoon visit Observatory Hill and Bhutia Basti

After breakfast enjoy Joy Ride on World Heritage Toy Train, Darjeeling to Ghoom and back.

Afternoon walk to Observatory Hill and Bhutia Basti.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6 | DARJEELING

> Early Morning visit Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery
> Breakfast at the Hotel
> Later visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) and Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday).

Early morning visit Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) and Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday).

Overnight at Hotel

Day 7 | DARJEELING – GANGTOK BY SURFACE: 98 kms / 4.5 hours approx.

> Drive to Gangtok

After breakfast, drive to Gangtok.

Gangtok (meaning ‘High Hill’) is the capital of Sikkim state and sits on a ridge overlooking the Ranipul River. The scenery is spectacular, with fine views of the Kanchenjunga range. Within the city and its immediate environs are some fascinating places to visit.

Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 8 | GANGTOK

> Full day sightseeing of Gangtok

After breakfast, Full day sightseeing of Gangtok. Places to visit Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays) and Enchey Monastery.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 9 | GANGTOK

> Full day excursion to Phodong and Labrang monastery

After breakfast, the full day excursion to Phodong and Labrang monastery.

After having excursion return back to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 10 | GANGTOK – KALIMPONG BY SURFACE 80 Kms / 3 Hrs Approx.

> Drive to Kalimpong

After breakfast, drive to Kalimpong.

Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 11 | KALIMPONG

> Drive to Kalimpong

After breakfast, Morning visit Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and flower nursery.

After having visited, return back to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 12 | KALIMPONG – BAGDOGRA BY SURFACE 83 KMS / 3 HOURS Approx.
                 BAGDOGRA – KOLKATA BY FLIGHT 6E 534 @ 1630 / 1740 Hrs

> Drive to Bagdogra airport to connect the flight for Kolkata
> Arrive Kolkata

After breakfast, drive to Bagdogra airport to connect the flight to Kolkata.

In Kolkata, you will be provided assisted arrival transfer from airport to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 13 | DEPART KOLKATA BY INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

> Transfer to the Kolkata International airport

Today on time assisted departure transfer to the International airport to board flight for onward destination.

TOUR ENDS

What's included

  • Return economy flight from London Heathrow
  • Domestic economy flight
  • Accommodation is based on twin sharing basis at all the hotels
  • All hotels are on half board basis (Breakfast & Dinner) except at Kolkata which is on Bed & breakfast basis.
  • Meet & Greet services by LUMLE representatives upon arrival and departure.
  • Arrival and departure transfers by air-conditioned Toyota Innova
  • Local English Speaking guide for sightseeing’s as per itinerary
  • Single entry to the monuments
  • All applicable current Government taxes

What's not included

  • Any additional meal.
  • Visa fees, Travel insurance
  • Any item of personal nature like telephone calls, room services, laundry, drinks etc.
  • Any sightseeing / additional transport requirements.
  • Any sightseeing any services of guides.

Accommodation

Your Hotels

  • Kolkata : Peerless Inn
  • Darjeeling : New Elgin
  • Gangtok : Nor-Khill Hotel
  • Kalimpong: Hotel Silver Oak

Check-in : 15:00 hours
Check-out : Until 12:00 hours
Room occupancy : Maximum 2 adults

Offer is based on Twin share so 2 people must book to complete the offer. So valid with 2 full paying adults:

Single person supplement : £1425

Hotels : If the hotels mentioned in the itinerary are unavailable you will stay in hotels of a similar standard

Internet Access : Free access to Wi-Fi at all hotels (in lounge or public area)

Wheelchair access : The hotels and tour are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Mobile number : Please be sure to fill in mobile number when booking. This is so that the driver can get in touch with you.

Flight Documents : Once your final payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation. You will receive all travel documentation required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.

Flight Times : Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. We search for the best times for you and will do our utmost to provide you with the flights detailed above. However, please note that flight times are subject to availability and may be amended.

Visa : If you are travelling to India, you will require Indian visa. Please check with the Indian Embassy in the country of your residence. For more details please visit https://www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Vaccination : If you are travelling to India, you may need to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid. For the most up-to-date health advice, you should visit your local doctor/GP or visit www.gov.uk.

Group Size : 2-14 person

Cancellation Conditions : This offer cannot be cancelled or modified

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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail sales@lumle.com

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
LIMITED: There are very limited number of available places on this departure. Immediate booking.
GUARANTEED: We have reached minimum numbers and this trip is guaranteed to depart.
CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 13 Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

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Travel Info

    • Flight time 8 1/2 hours (New Delhi)
    • Timezone GMT+5 1/2 hours
    • Recommended airlines Turkish, Jet, Air India, Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss, Oman, Etihad, Qatar, Emirates
    • Best season Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec

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