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Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

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Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

Hi friends,

I am planning to visit Darjeeling in March 1st.

I am a bit confused about my plan that whether to make it 2N in Darjeeling and 2N in Gangtok / full 3/4 day in Darjeeling.Could you please help me to plan it .

I would like to roam around freely as per my own time , so actually trying to avoid any package tours from now.Instead planning to book hotels from now.Please suggest some good hotels in Darjeeling and Gangtok.

Please let me know once I reach there , can I book car/ travel agency there, be it for Darjeeling sightseeing / Gangtok?

Thanks in advance.

Subu

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1. Re: Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

Day1 Arrival at Bagdogra & transfer Gangtok. Stroll around M.G.Marg

Day2 Gangtok. – Nathula Pass (except Mon/Tue), Baba Mandir & Tsomgo Lake.

Day3 To Darjeeling, afternoon - roaming around Mall, coffee at Keventers

Day4 Darjeeling - Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Toy Train ride, Ropeway ride, Peace Pagoda, Zoo, HMI, Tea Garden.

Day5 Return journey.

Cabs readily available on spot.

Edited: 11:15 am, January 04, 2014
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2. Re: Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

AshisRoy sir, Can you please suggest best hotel for Honeymooners both Darjeeling and Gangtok within a price range of 3000 INR? And how about the weather condition during the first week of March? Thanks in advance

Edited: 7:31 am, January 09, 2014
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3. Re: Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

yarcuna

May try Dekeling/Seven Seventeen/ Garuda in Darjeeling. Chumbi Residency/Tamarind Hotel/ The Hidden Forest Retreat.

Edited: 10:29 am, January 09, 2014
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4. Re: Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

Hi Ashish,

I am planning a trip to Gangtok and Darjeeling between 15th Feb to 20 th feb.

Can you please let me know if we would be able to visit Tsomgo Lake, Nathula pass and zero point in lachung during this duration or it will be inaccessible.

Would like to know if there would be any place during this period where we could witness snow.

Thanks

arun

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5. Re: Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

arun3008

Both Tsomgo Lake and Yumthang might be inaccessible in mid Feb. However, if those are open, you'll get snow there.

Edited: 9:53 am, January 15, 2014
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6. Re: Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

Can you please guide me how to plan my itenary for darjeeling and gangtok between 15th feb morning to 20th feb. In between this whether visiting baiguney, lachung, pelling is advisable.Considering Nathula may be also not accessible.

Also how should i plan car hiring based on your itineary suggested.

Thanks

arun

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7. Re: Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

15th Arrival at Bagdogra & transfer Gangtok. Stroll around M.G.Marg

16th Gangtok. – Nathula Pass (except Mon/Tue), Baba Mandir & Tsomgo Lake / local s/s

17th To Pelling via Temi Tea Garden, Sandruptse, Namchi.

18th Pelling - Rimbi Waterfalls, Kanchenjunga Water Falls, Khecheopalri Lake. Pemayangtse Monastery, Rubduntse Palace Ruins.

19th Pelling to Darjeeling, after check-in s/s : Peace Pagoda, Zoo, HMI, Tea Garden.

20th Darjeeling - Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Toy Train ride, Ropeway ride. Afternoon at leisure

21st Return journey.

Vehicles to be hired as and when needed.

Edited: 9:53 pm, January 15, 2014
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8. Re: Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

Will Nathula be accessible during that time, if not can you suggest any alternative place.

Thanks for your insights much appreciated.

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9. Re: Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

Already suggested (16th - local s/s of Gangtok).

Edited: 10:12 am, January 16, 2014
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10. Re: Planning to visit Darjeeling Gangtok in march 1st

Thanks ashish.

Few more queries based on my research

I want to stay at Cherry resort in ravangla instead of Gangtok, is it convenient to cover Nathula and destinations in pelling by staying there or is it advisable to stay in pelling.

Regards

arun