Darjeeling and Sikkim Tour

Darjeeling and Sikkim Tour are located at an average elevation of 2,050m. The hills are part of the Mahabharat range or lesser Himalayan. The average temperature swings from 24 degrees Celsius in the plains and descents below 12 degrees Celsius on the elevated areas In Darjeeling. Talking about Sikkim, the entire state is hilly, with the elevation ranging from 280 m to 8,585 m. So, particularly you should be carrying warmer clothes when visiting to these places. If you need any information or knowledge before you are planning the trip, please do not hesitates to write us Trexmount Ventures for any travel information's required.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Trexmount Ventures. All clients MUST be insured to cover personal accident, medical expenses, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation. Please Note you should check that your insurance policy is adequate for your planned destination.

: You need to prepare with the seasonal clothing as Nepal has got variation in climate. If you are doing trekking and going above 3000 m you need warm clothing all year round. 
Clothing list:

1. A Pair of Comfortable Hiking Boots/ one pair of light sports shoe/ a pair of Sandal or Slippers.
2. Few pairs of cotton thick /light shock.

 

Itinerary

Itinerary Detail

Includes and Excludes

Equipments and Packing

Equipments & Packing: You need to prepare with the seasonal clothing as Nepal has got variation in climate.

FOOT WEAR: Comfortable Walking Shoe, Socks, Camp Shoes or Sandals.

CLOTHING: Fleece Jacket or Pullover, Waterproof Jacket and Trousers, Shirts and T-Shirts, Long Under Wear, Lightweight Cotton Long Pants, Short Under Wear, Sunglasses, Sun Hat or Scarf, Rain Coat.

Seasonal Equipments: (For Late Autumn and winter time): Warm Jacket, Warm Pants, Warm Trouser, Gloves, Thick Socks, and Woolen Hat.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Daypack, Water Bottle (1), Sunglasses, Flashlight with Spare Bulbs, Sun Cream, Gaiters, Lip Salve.

PERSONAL EFFECTS: Camera & film, Spare passport photos, Water bottle, Money belt, Torch, Sewing kit, Sunhat/ Sunglasses, ipods, Books, Wet Ones, Soap to wash clothes, Writing materials, Swiss Army knife, Calculator, Personal toiletries, including tampons, Contraceptives, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen.

NOTE: If you wear glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair since opticians are uncommon. If you wear contact lenses you may find that climatic changes and dust can create visual irritation, therefore, it is advisable to bring a pair of glasses.

Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal & valuable items; such as camera, Water bottle, money, passport, towel, toilet items, soap, rain coat or things you need during the hiking in the day.

Trip Map

Trip Fact

Tour Code: Sikkim Darjeeling
Tour Grade: Easy – Suitable for anyone with average level of fitness and mobility.
Duration: 6 Nights 7 Days.
Group Size: Min. 2 People.
Tour Start: Bhudrapur airport/Badogra / NJP Station.
Tour Ends: Bhudrapur airport/Badogra / NJP Station.
Place cover:  Sikkim – Lachung – Gangtok – Yamthang Valley – Darjeeling.

Trip Highlights

Trip Information's

Arriving in Nepal & Transfers: Please provide us with your flight arrival details in Nepal so that we can arrange a free transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our Representative who will have a sign with “Trexmount Ventures “, please find our Representative when you are outside the terminal hill. Also Note our Numbers if incase your flight got change in time & Schedule or if you don’t see our Sign Board on your arrival or for any emergency; + 977- 1- 4701238+ 977- 1- 4701238, 4701239 or Cell: 9851058054

Pre Tour Departure Meeting:

Trexmount Ventures will write or inform you what time to hold the Pre Tour Departure meeting at very First day of the Tour schedule date. This meeting is held to discuss the tour itinerary & its related information’s in more detail, meet your crew and fellow passengers with our Tour Leader or Manager. 

In addition, Our Tour Leader will check that all passengers have the necessary travel documents. All passengers MUST bring following Documents original or copy of them at the time of Pre Tour Meeting:
1. Passport.
2. Travel Voucher.
3. Travel Insurance Policy.
4. Your Two each Passport size photo for Permit
5. Flight ticket to Re-confirm 

Tailor-Made Itinerary and Departure:
We have tried to cover most of the highlight places in the live tours to fit for families, Students and Active travelers. Any of your live tours are open for private tour & joining group departure. If you are unable to find our live tour itinerary to suit your holiday needs. Our expert itinerary planner will set the new itinerary with your specific requirements on the based of your Budget, group size, interest and time frame. We can put varieties of plan with your time frame & needs for family tours, student tours, Active Travelers and for any age group to suit interest of activities.

Passport:
Your passport is a valuable document and you should exercise extreme care in keeping it safe. We recommend that you keep your passport on you at all times, preferably in a money belt that is worn under your clothing. We advise that you take copies of relevant pages in your passport and any visas that you may purchase in case of loss or damage. Your tour leader will require your passport details at the pre-departure meeting. Again, we recommend that you have a photocopy of your passport details, kept separate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the END of your tour, and must have one blank page for each country to be visited.

Visa Requirements: You can either processed tourist visas from any Nepalese Embassy or you can get visit visa on arrival in Nepal. Please note that; Once the visa is issued, it will not be amended, revalidated and visa fees will not be refunded. Personal cheques and credit cards are not accepted for visa fees so the Visitors need to have USD Cash, the exact amount of USD Cash for Visa Fee is more sufficient. Visitors who wanted to get tourist visa at arrival, they can obtain into following arrival points in Nepal: 
        Tribhubhan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu| Kodari| Kakarbhitta|  Birgunj| Belhiya Bhairahawa | Nepalgunj |Dhangadi | Mahendranagar.
       
REQUIREMENTS for Visa is as following:
    Valid Passport (with a validity of a minimum period of six months)
    duly completed Visa application form.
    Two PP size Photograph.
    Visa fees easier to be paid in cash.        
 
Visa fees at arrival points in Nepal: Visa for 15 days = $25, For 30 days = $40, For 90 days = $100.

Please also note that: Nationals of the following countries must apply for a tourist visa through Nepalese Embassies as they do not get visas on arrival at the entry points of Nepal.
      Note: Nigeria | Ghana | Zimbabwe | Swaziland | Cameroon | Somalia | Liberia| Ethiopia| Iraq| Palestine and Afghanistan’s Travel Document holders (Passport holder) should apply for a tourist visa at the Nepalese Embassy.

Entry validity:
The validity of visa dates is counted from the date of arrival in Nepal which is Six months from the date of issue.

Visa Extension:
A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration in kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days. Over the course of a visa year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal more than cumulative 150 days.

EACH CLIENT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ALL NECESSARY VISAS.
Country entry regulations can be changed, Trexmount Ventures does not accept responsibility for changes in regulations or requirements for visas. The information provided is given in good faith.

Safe Travel:

  • Do not take unnecessary valuables with you.
  • A money belt, or something similar, worn close to your body is the best way to carry passports, airline tickets, money and other Valuables.
  • DO NOT leave any valuables in ANY hotel room in Asia, please use SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES in the Hotel. Items are left at the individual’s risk.
  • Pickpockets operate everywhere, particularly in tourist areas and in crowded markets; you must always exercise care.
  • Be aware that anything left lying around will also be liable to theft.


Equipments & Packing:

You need to prepare with the seasonal clothing as Nepal has got variation in climate. If you are doing trekking and going above 3000m you need warm clothing all year round. 

Clothing list
Head wear:
1. Sunhat

Body wear (this all required on your duration of Holiday):
1. T-shirts.
2. Short Pants (one or two pic).
3. Trousers.
4. Track-suit.
5. Lightweight long sleeved –shirt: Useful to-protect from Sun burn. 
6. Jacket or Fleece:
7. Rain Items: water proof /wind proof rain coat and trouser or Poncho.
8. All Underwear’s.

Foot wear:
1. A Pair of Comfortable Hiking Boots/ one pair of light sports shoe/ a pair of Sandal or Slippers.
2. Few pairs of cotton thick /light shock.

Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal & valuable items; such as camera, Water bottle, money, passport, towel, toilet items, soap, rain coat or things you need during the hiking in the day.

Personal Effects:
Camera & film, Spare passport photos, Water bottle, Money belt, Torch, Sewing kit, Sunhat/ Sunglasses, ipods, Books, Wet Ones, Soap to wash clothes, Writing materials, Swiss Army knife, Calculator, Personal toiletries, including tampons, Contraceptives, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen.

NOTE: If you wear glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair since opticians are uncommon. If you wear contact lenses you may find that climatic changes and dust can create visual irritation, therefore, it is advisable to bring a pair of glasses.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are compulsory unless coming from a yellow fever infected region but we do recommend you are covered for: *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. NB* a Yellow Fever certificate is required if arriving from infected areas.

For traveling in the countryside and remote areas, immune globulin is also recommended to combat hepatitis A. We advise you to bring along a supply of antibiotics, an anti-diarrhea agent, and any other prescription drugs required by your current medical conditions.

Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.

You may need additional inoculations so please contact your GP or a travel medical centre for further information. Please consult your doctor for up-to-date information and prescriptions for vaccinations, anti-malarial requirements and any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling into Asia.

Note: Please don’t forget to do over all check up with your Doctor & get advice whether your health permit or not to go into the region.

We also recommend:

  • A dental check-up prior to traveling.
  • you know your blood group in case of emergency
  • if you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your Travel Agent at the time of your booking

Medical Supplies

We advise that all passengers bring along their own personal first aid kit. Below is a list of some recommended items:
Band aids/bandages, laxatives, upset stomach remedy, anti-diarrhea remedy, Panadol/Aspirin, rehydration remedy, antiseptic cream/powder, sterile dressings, any relevant course of medication such as contraceptive pills.

Currency

The official currency in Nepal is Rupee, The most commonly use symbol for Rupee is NPR or Rs. One Rupee’s is divided into 100 Paisa.  There are coins for denominations of one, two, five and ten rupees and bank notes in denominations of 1,2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees.
There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency or travelers checks brought into Nepal. 

Money Exchange:
Nepal Rastra Bank (National Bank) does set the exchange rate and listed into daily news paper & website. There are many money changer counters and Banks in the cities at where you can change your cash money. When you are changing money officially, you need to show your passport and get receipt with your identity.  The Hotels do change the money however they do have lower rate.

There are Various ATM Machines into the main cities like Kathmandu, pokhara and so on. At where you can get cash (only Nepalese Rupee) on both Visa and MasterCard’s 24 hours a day. Usually you can draw Maximum 30,000 NPR a day from your Card.

Accommodations:
We have put a lot of thought and effort into locating the most appropriate type of accommodation for each tour. It will always be clean, comfortable and of a very high standard. Accommodation for Nepal trips is in a combination of good standard tourist class hotels and Guest Houses in the Treks operated by the local people, which offer Twin Sharing accommodations, please be prepared for the common Bathrooms during the trekking.

If you wish to spend a few additional days in your start city before the departure of your tour, then we can arrange accommodation for you. On the last day of the tour we usually arrive at our final destination in the late afternoon, when the tour ends. If you would like to book accommodation for that night or even stay additional nights, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you as well. All our accommodation is carefully chosen, conveniently located, clean and comfortable.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all Unique Path tours. All clients MUST be insured to cover personal accident, medical expenses, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation. Please Note you should check that your insurance policy is adequate for Trekking & Tours Nepal. 

Tipping & Bargaining:
Tipping in Nepal is not mandatory but it is expected by the guides, porters and Tour Driver, any gratuities for good service will be gratefully accepted at the end of the tour.

Bargaining is kind of culture, especially in markets when hiring the Local Vehicles, Buying the Jewelries and Clothing.

Luggage:
Standard Domestic airline baggage restrictions apply. Usually this is 15 kg for each passengers and one small piece of carry-on luggage.

TRAVEL TIP: You might be tempted to buy a few souvenirs here and there, so leave a little room for those extra purchases!

Departure Tax:
Nepal Domestic Flight departure taxes are not included in your flight ticket, there are some departure tax apply (approx. NRS 200) for Domestic Flight.

Climate:
Nepal has got amazing variation in climate, Ranges from high mountain valleys to tropical lowland vegetation, allowing visitor to enjoy the varieties of climates. Nepal has got four climate seasons spring (March to May), summer (June to August), autumn (Sep to November) and winter (December to February).

Spring is colorful seasons but the heat gets gradually builds till the monsoon starts. The Monsoon starts from Bay of Bangle at the end of June to middle of September, We do get approx. 80% of annual rainfall in the monsoon. Autumn is known as clear sky, pleasant temperature and great atmosphere. With variation in the climate we do get different temperature in the country, Kathmandu hardly go below Zero degree Celsius at maximum coldest in the year.    

Water:
You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria.
You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a day, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.

Photography:
Photography is on of the important part of the holiday that carries the memory of holiday in the photos.  Please remember, we are guests in the countries through which we travel and we may sometimes inadvertently cause offence by taking photographs without first asking permission.
It is absolutely forbidden by law to take photos at any borders, as they are all active military installation.

Contact details:
Trexmount Ventures
Address: Ciltron Garden 495, Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4701238+977-1-4701238 | 4701239 |  Cell : +977-9851058054+977-9851058054 | Fax : +977-1-4701237
Email : uniquepath@mail.com.np | Url : http://www.nepalholidayinfo.com

Note:
This tour is operated by Trexmount Ventures. Information given in all brochures, leaflets and dossiers is given in good faith by the company, and is based on the latest information available at the date of update & publication.

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