Eastern Nepal Trip with Darjeeling

This tour takes you to the Eastern part of Nepal accompanied by Mirik lake, Darjeeling, Gangtok & Kalimpong. The main highlight of this tour is famous tea garden in Illam Mirik lake, and various other sightseeing places of Darjeeling including Tiger Hill, Gangtok city- the capital city of Sikkim with various famous sightseeing places including famous Changu lake and various scenic sightseeing points of Kalimpong.

Ilam is adorned with an almost limitless range of lush-green tea gardens. The rolling hills covered with tea leaves are simply majestic. The thick white fogs alternatively descend to veil the gardens and then suddenly vanish.

Darjeeling is also known as ‘Queen of Hills’ is a beautiful hill station that lures thousands of tourists from India, Nepal, and Other countries. Gangtok is also a beautiful hill town and the capital of the north-eastern state of Sikkim. This is one place which many tourists like to combine along with a visit to Darjeeling. Combined trip of these three places will give you the best result to enjoy your time in Nepal and India.
Trip Code: ENTWD31
Starts: Kathmandu
Finishes: Kathmandu
Duration: 11 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 2042m/ 6699.5ft
Trip Views: 1058
Activities: Overland Tours
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 10
Lunch: 9
Dinner: 8
Private Vehicle
Hotel: 10 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Require visas of Nepal and India for this trip.
  • Varieties of tea leaves are exported from Illam.
  • Darjeeling also is known as the land of thunderbolts.
  • Asia largest ropeways are located in Darjeeling.

Why this Trip

  • If you love greenery and hills or both combined, then you'll love this trip. This trip is also very relaxed and doesn't require physical hard work so about everyone can take part in it and enjoy the beautiful tea gardens of some of the most popular tea producing regions.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    Meet and greet Swotah Team Dreaming about finding your true self in all those giant mountains, you will be landing in our compact yet hospitable airport. We will be receiving you at the airport and escorting you to our office for the detail discussion of the tour. Shortly after that you can breathe and relax at the hotel and we will gather together for a hearty dinner soon.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Services
    • Guided Thamel Tour
  • placeDAY 2 : IIAM
    Next morning before breakfast we get on the Private vehicle to Ilam, breakfast and lunch will be served at restaurant on the way. We’ll reach Ilam by evening leaving us just the time for rest. Overnight at Ilam.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private Vehicle
  • placeDAY 3 : DARJEELING
    Soon after the breakfast we check out from hotel and visit tea garden. Ilam is very famous for tea production; we will visit the beautiful tea garden and enjoy organic and fresh tea straight from the local producers. If you wish you can buy organic tea to take it home. From Ilam we head towards India- Nepal border and crossing it we visit Mirik Lake. After brief rest we set on for final destination today; Darjeeling. We drive all the way to Darjeeling and stay overnight.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Visiting Tea Garden
  • placeDAY 4 : DARJEELING
    Darjeeling also known as ‘Queen of hills’ once was part of Nepal so the people here still practice Nepali tradition and culture. Darjeeling is a beautiful city so we make sure to explore it well. After the breakfast we proceed for local half day sightseeing including Ghoom, Hanging garden, Monasteries etc. Rest of the day you free to explore your own.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Crossing the Border
  • placeDAY 5 : GANGTOK
    Most famous thing in Darjeeling is the sunrise from the Tiger Hill. Big flock of tourist visit Darjeeling to see the magnificent sunrise from the Tiger top. After watching the sunrise we have breakfast and head towards Gangtok, Sikkim. Culture of Sikkim is highly influenced by Nepali culture. After reaching we go for light sightseeing around the town and overnight at Gangtok.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : GANGTOK
    We leave hotel early in the morning after the breakfast and proceed for Chhangu Lake- near indo- China border. After visiting the Changu Lake we head back to hotel and take rest. If you wish you can tour the city on your own or with the guide. Overnight at Gangtok.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : KALIMPONG
    Next morning we depart from Gangtok and drive to Kalimpong. And after reaching there we settle for sightseeing of the kalimpong. Overnight at Kalimpong.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : BHADRAPUR
    After breakfast, drive to Bhadrapur airport via Siliguri. Arrive Kakarvitta and check into hotel. Or you can take flight to Kathmandu from Bhadrapur airport for if you are running late on time. Overnight at hotel at Bhadrapur.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : KATHMANDU
    If you stick to Itinerary, today we drive from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu early in the morning. We reach Kathmandu at the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : KATHMANDU
    We go out of our way for the satisfaction of our clients and therefore as per your preference, we leave this day for you to do what you desire. We will then make necessary arrangement for the things that you prefer to do such as shop the souvenirs, herbal massage to relieve the pain, join the evening worship in Pashupatinath or may be exploring the city more.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Shopping
    • Souvenirs
    • Herbal massage
    • Evening worship in Pashupatinath
    • Food and wine tour (Optional)
  • placeDAY 11 : DEPARTURE
    The day for your departure finally comes and therefore we will do as much as we can to make this day worth to be cherished. We will have a short coffee break and share the bitter sweet memories of the tour and if time allows we can even have a friendly lunch together. Soon after that you will be transferred to the airport where we will be giving you a farewell in our traditional style.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • -

    Activities:

    • Airport drop
    • souvenir
    • Farewell lunch
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees.
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trip.
    • Authorized English speaking guide.
    • Round Kathmandu to Darjeeling transfer by private transportation.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • Medical kit (carried by your trip leader).

     
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Nepal and Darjeeling
    • Sim card service(zero balance)
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos and videos of the trip(if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested)

     
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu  because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    We use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms for the nights that you spend in hotel during your trip.
  • 3. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trip hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 4. Can I do solo trip ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
  • 5. Is travelling in Eastern Nepal Trip With Darjeeling safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can boat as one of the safest country in South Asia for women. You will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. People here in Kathmandu are well taught about respecting any female person around them.
  • 6. What is the main purpose of this trip ?
    Nepal is the beautiful country where you will be attracted by the different natural sceneries, Himalayas, flora, fauna and adventure activities. And Eastern Nepal trip with Darjeeling transports you closer to nature and fascinating Nepali cultural practice, a hospitality which make a memorable trip of your life.
  • 7. What about security during trip ?
    We make sure to take security measures to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect in trip ?
    You can get wide range of delicious eastern as well as western foods like Pasta, Pizza, Noodles, Bread, Soup, Rice and Vegetables, delicious MoMo, etc.
  • 9. Can we get safe drinking water during this trip ?
    There are plenty of water stations and mini markets and shops where you can easily get bottled water. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you in case you need it for yourself. You have to buy it for yourself.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use a private transportation for sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley and during trip you will be transfer on car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group.
  • 11. What is the best season for trip ?
    The Eastern Nepal Trip with Darjeeling can be done in every season to enjoy and view the natural beauty and attraction of Nepal but March, April, September and October are the best time to do this trip.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Yes, of course. Your security is our first priority. In any kind of emergency, ask your guide to contact us immediately so that we can manage vehicle for you ASAP and you will be directly transfer to hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. What is appropriate dress for Trip ?
    As Eastern Nepal Trip with Darjeeling is not very much cold place, you will not have to carry heavy clothes. But make sure you bring at least one warm jacket in case of sudden weather change.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trip ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trip, consult the guide.
  • 15. Can I get an appropriate room before I reach the destination during the trip ?
    We contact the hotel owner for reservation of the room before trip so that you can get appropriate room.
  • 16. Are your guides, reliable and certified ?
    All our guides are experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    You can charge your electronics in the hotel where you stay and spend your nights by paying minimum amount.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trip ?
    Yes, you will get telephone service which is available in the hotel you will be staying at. In case of emergency, you can also ask your guide for his/her help.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trip, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trip without any complication.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 22. Can we use the credit card during this trip ?
    Yes, you can use the credit card during the hiking. But make sure you withdraw few amount in case of emergency.
  • 23. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle yourself and medicines will be carried by your guide in case of need.

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