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Explore Wonders Of Sikkim - with Pelling and Darjeeling

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A heavenly abode in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Sikkim is the least populous and second smallest among the Indian states, bounded by China in the north, Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east, and holding hands with West Bengal in the South. The picture-postcard state hugs and welcomes you to its multi-ethnic and multilingual region which is inhabited by Sikkimese, Nepalis, and Tibetans. A paradise that is known for its biodiversity, including alpine meadows, subtropical climate and wildflowers, intertwines with a rich history and a calmness that exudes from its culture that breaks the chains of mundane city life.

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If beauty or serenity has to be described in one word, it has to be Gangtok without any second thought! Soaked with the captivating beauty of the spectacular Kangchenjunga and other several Himalayan peaks, the capital of the North-Eastern state Sikkim, this hilly city is something more than a paradise for its visitors.
It is in this city, one can find the first litter & spit free zone in the country. The various natural colours that reflects in this city, makes it one of the beautiful places to visit in India. The leisure experiences, sightseeing places, things to do or the adventure activities in Gangtok, makes it a must visit place not just in the country, but also in the entire world
One city, multiple options; Gangtok has all the charms
Places to Visit in Gangtok
M.G Marg
Gangtok Ropeway

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NATHULA
Nathula located at the Indo China border at an altitude of 14,100 feet asl is a favorite hotspot place of visit for visitors coming to Sikkim. It is 56 km East of Gangtok and connects the Indian state of Sikkim to Tibet Autonomous Region in China. Nathu means "listening ears" and La means "pass" in Tibetan. It is one of the highest motorable roads and is covered with rich alpine flora and fauna. The road to this pass is breathtaking and the landscape is dotted with army settlements.
From NathuLa, the fenced Indo-China border is just few meters away and you can see both Indian and Chinese soldiers guarding the border. There is also a memorial here which was constructed in the honor of the Indian soldier who died in the Indo China war of 196
On the way to Nathula, you will come across a place called Thegu which has an ATM. This is the highest altitude ATM in the world. It operates with a generator and a special fuel that does not freeze in such high altitude. You can withdraw cash or just check your balance & take the slip as a souvenir.
TSOMGO LAK
Tsomgo Lake, also known as Changu Lake is a glacial lake in Sikkim and located at an altitude of 12,310 feet. The name Tsomgo means 'Source of water'. It's located 40kms from Gangtok town and on the steep route known as Jawaharlal Nehru Road which leads all the way to Nathula Pass.

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The distance between Gangtok and Pelling in the Indian state of Sikkim is approximately 116 kilometers (72 miles) by road. The journey takes around 4 to 5 hours depending on road conditions and traffic. The route offers stunning views of the Himalayan landscapes and passes through quaint towns and villages, making the journey quite scenic.

 

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Kanchenjunga,waterfall: The Kanchenjunga, waterfall lies 28 km away from Darap en route to Yuksam and 5 km before reaching Yuksam. This waterfall has its source in the famous Rathong-Chu glaciers at the foot of Mt. Kanchenjunga, It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sikkim and is normally active throughout the year.

Rimbi Water Falls: Situated 5kms down from Darap en route to Khecheopalri.

Khecheopalri Lake : Khecheopalri Lake, originally known as Kha-Chot-Pali (meaning the heaven of Padmasambhava), is a sacred Lake for both Buddhists and Hindus, which is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake. It is located near Khecheopalri village.

Pemayangtse Monastery:

_Designed and founded by Lama

LhatsunChempo in 1705, it is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim. It is not only one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim but also the most famous in west Sikkim. The monastery, located at an elevation of 2085 m, is built with scenic backdrop of snow capped mountains on two sides.It is one of the oldest monasteries of the State.

Rabdentse Ruins : Rabdentse Ruins is the archeological site that tells Sikkim's story of glory.Until 1814 A.D,it was the second capital of Sikkim established by the chogyal II Later on,after the Nepalese invasion in the 18 century,the palace and the monastery complex was destructed and turned into ruins.

Sky Walk: Pelling Skywalk in Sangacholi monestry, Sikkim.Pelling skywalk is the first Glass skywalk in whole of India. Pelling is a small hill town

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  1. Departure from Pelling: Start your journey early in the morning to make the most of your day.
  2. Ravangla: On your way to Darjeeling, consider making a stop at Ravangla, a small town known for its stunning views of the Himalayas and the Buddha Park, which houses a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha.
  3. Tea Gardens: En route, you'll pass through lush tea gardens. Take some time to stop and admire the scenic beauty of these plantations, and perhaps learn about the tea-making process at one of the estates.
  4. Lunch: Stop for lunch at a local restaurant along the way.
  5. Arrival in Darjeeling: Reach Darjeeling in the afternoon and check into your hotel.
  6. Evening Explorations: Spend the evening exploring the Mall Road, where you can shop for souvenirs, sample local delicacies, and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding hills.
  7. Dinner: Enjoy dinner at a restaurant in Darjeeling.
  8. Overnight Stay: Spend the night at your hotel in Darjeeling.

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  1. Sunrise at Tiger Hill: Wake up early to witness the sunrise over the Himalayas from Tiger Hill. It's a magical experience as the first rays of sunlight illuminate the snow-capped peaks, including Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world.
  2. Ghoom Monastery: Visit Ghoom Monastery, also known as Yiga Choeling Monastery, one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Darjeeling.
  3. Batasia Loop: Stop by Batasia Loop, a famous railway loop on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, offering panoramic views of Darjeeling town and the surrounding mountains.
  4. Peace Pagoda: Conclude your trip with a visit to the Peace Pagoda, a symbol of peace and harmony, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

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𝐓𝐇𝐄 π‰πŽπ˜ πŽπ… π“π‘π€π•π„π‹πˆππ† Did you know that there is a village in Meghalaya where their inhabitants are called by tunes, not names? Or were you aware of a unique art form practiced in Kutcha, Gujarat, that isn’t practiced anywhere else on Earth? Or did you know that Bhutan’s GDP is determined by its people's Happiness? The joy of traveling is to wholly immerse yourself into the story of the place that you travel to and we at TGE Travels bring nothing less than that on the table. Our well thought out itineraries give a deeper insight into the culture and history of a place by getting our travelers closer to the local communities, their customs, cuisines and lifestyle. And it goes without saying that we are the queens of finding offbeat locations, stays and activities which we bring out in all our itineraries. TGE stands for The Great Escape and a trip with us is like pressing the β€œEscape” key from the mundane routine to an exciting and cherishable travel experience π–π‡πŽ 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐖𝐄? Established in the year 2016, TGE travels was founded by Reetu Yadav and Jamila Kapasi, two expert mountaineers who had more than 6+ years of experience in mountaineering and the outdoors. TGE Travels is infact one of the rare travel and outdoor companies wholly owned by women with a vision of adding more women leaders in the unconventional outdoor leadership roles. What started as just a trekking company, TGE Travels has evolved into a more wholesome style of traveling by adding experiential traveling as one of its primary services. Our team at TGE Travels are a bunch of travel experts who want to add a meaning to your excursions. We are a strong unit of on ground team leads, backend supports and partner vendors who work cohesively to make your trip smooth and memorable. π–π‡π˜ 𝐓𝐆𝐄 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐒? Small Groups Even before Corona, we have firmly believed that traveling in small groups is the best way to form connections and gain experiences. Now more than ever, we are committed to limiting the group size. Our travelers might meet as strangers but we ensure that they leave as friends. Amazing Team Leads What makes TGE Travels awesome are our team leads. They are the reason why our travelers choose to travel with us again and again. Full of energy and enthusiasm, our team leads are the ones who bring the whole group together. Their energy bounces off our travelers and within no time, the entire group forgets that they were just strangers just sometime ago. But of course, our team leads are also very skilled in handling any situation and ensuring the trip goes as smoothly as possible. Well Thought Out Itineraries We have spent endless hours brainstorming on itineraries to bring out the unique stories of the place that we travel to. Not only that, while designing any itinerary our team personally travels to the location to identify experiences and off beat locations. We try to provide the best experience within the timeframe and budget and that has made us popular as one of the more thought driven travel itinerary planners. Choosing the Right Stays We select our accommodation partners meaningfully. Our stays should have a story to tell. This encourages us in going beyond the standard hotels and instead delving into a wide range of accommodation options where we can choose from authentic homestays, which to us is one of the best ways to learn about the culture of a place, to beautiful resorts that are situated at the perfect picturesque locations to boutique hotels that are elegant and charming. Safe Mode of Transport Just like our accommodation partners, we give a lot of importance in choosing the right transport partners. Most of our journey is on road and we ensure our travelers are comfortable in the vehicle. Our drivers become a part of the group and it's amazing to see how our travelers treat them as just one of their own. When it comes to bike trips or Scooty trips, we ensure the two wheelers are well serviced and maintained. Apart from that we always have a support vehicle with us throughout the journey Delicious Food Food is an integral part of our itineraries. Hence all meals are planned in advance allowing our travelers to taste the unique cuisines of the regions that they travel to. We encourage our travelers in trying out local delicacies but never hesitate to deliver something comfortable immediately if the local food does not suit their palette. Responsible Travel We firmly believe in responsible tourism. Apart from the standard no littering policy, we encourage our travellers to be sensitive to the local communities.

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Fatema Zavery
Fatema Zavery

It's always a pleasure travelling with TGE! The one thing I love most is their attention to detail, which ensures that your trip is a memorable one. Travelling with TGE is a wholesome experience, you see the larger more iconic places with no compromise on the little things. Travel with them if you want to interact with the people of the place, eat their food, in short experience their lives. These guys do a superb job of making everyone comfortable and everytime I travel with them I make beautiful bonds with all the other travellers. I would 100% recommend TGE to everyone who has the travel bug. It doesn't get better than this! ☺️❀️

Diwan Chauhan
Diwan Chauhan

I have known Reetu and Jamila for many years and have worked with them in the past. But this was the first time I decided to travel with them as a participant. When Reetu told me about exploring Spiti in winters I was completely on board. The itinerary sounded exciting and the pricing less. S my friend Manish and I immediately signed up for it. One of the best decisions I ever took. Spiti in winters in beautiful. The 7 days with the team was wonderful. We spent our days driving around the valley and our evenings dancing to pahadi songs. The planning was perfect with utmost care given in the choice of stay and comfort. Of course the highlight of the trip was spotting a snow leopard. Overall it was an amazing trip and I am looking forward to join many more with The Great Escape

Shravan Kumar Poshetty
Shravan Kumar Poshetty

Should I describe with β€œperfect planning” / β€œmeticulous coordination”/ β€œcordial organiser”...might be with all of it.
Flawless execution is what makes them unique and organiser Reetu Yadav has let all of us experience it with her executional capabilities...
Accommodation:-5/5
Coordination:-5/5
Welcome:-5/5
Clarity n flow of communication:-5/5
Accommodation cleanliness:-5/5
Food:-5/5 (delicious)
Comfort in Mode of Travel:-5/5
Action in Emergency:- very swift 5/5
Team has proved that its not all about the commercial trip but also the cause which is concealed in their carryings. What we pay at Flemingo Resort at Dholavira goes to educate and for taking care of more than 400 students and their boarding facilities as well.
Its not over yet, you will be pleased to meet the gifted souls from remote villages who are manifested in their respective disciplines like Rogan Art (Hon’le prime minister himself have gifted one to Barack Obama), Wood Art and Bell Art, Textile etc.
You will get to eat the delicious food made out of love from the local (A1 class food).
Off all, well planned itinerary and the execution is commendable. We RoK team who departed on 12th Dec’19 are truly happy with the onsite organiser Reetu Yadav and the offline backbone Jamila Kapasi who took good care of each of us at every stretch.
Their intact affirmative relation and proper delicacy in their execution makes then unique.
My best friend is much impressed with their proceedings and that makes me much happier than ever.
Last but not least, am fortunate to have rest 13 of the participants as part of my extended family. Again the credit goes to TGE.
Kudos to the team and i look for further association with β€œTHE GREAT ESCAPE” ( you have already give our team a great escape from the routine.
Way to go TGE team!!!

Kumar Tarur Parameswaran
Kumar Tarur Parameswaran

Such great detailed planning at micro level and being open and upfront about the tour details impressed me at the very start. They lived up to their promise in every which way.
TGE’s expression of their solidarity towards the cause of the villagers by getting travellers to interact with them in a lively way and help the villagers in their livelihood was one of the primary reasons I chose to travel with TGE.
TGE means immersive experiential travel and what you get in return and come away with are unforgettable lifetime memories.
Looking forward to many more tours with TGE. Reetu and Jamila pull your collars up. Way to go! You will go miles!

Roopal Nagaria
Roopal Nagaria

The great escape recently took care of my 10 days family trip to Bhutan. We were 9 of us, including 2 kids and 2 elderlies. Each detail of the trip was so beautifully planned and coordinated. Jamila was personally in touch with drivers, hotels and homestay owners to ensure we ar getting the best of experience. We never even had to look for directions, call hotel or tell driver about anything. Everything was already taken care of and we were just the guests in very true sense. Such a wonderful trip it was. Everything was so beautiful including all the places where we stayed.
Much thanks to Jamila and the great escape team to make it work like magic for us!
100 stars!!


Inclusions

- Airport pick and drop as per your preferred arrival and departure time
- Private Vehicle for Sightseeing as per itinerary from Bagdogra to Bagdora(Ertiga/Innova/Tempo Traveller)
- Accommodation at all locations as per your preferred hotel category and room sharing basis
- Meals Included: As mentioned in the itinerary
- Experienced Driver
- All Inner Line Permits for Nathu La
- Oxygen Cylinder and First Aid Kit

Exclusions

- Airfare
- All meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Union Vehicle for Nathu La
- Personal expenses of any kind
- Mineral Water, Cold Drinks & Beverage
- Entry tickets at tourist spot
- Activity Charges 
- Tips
- 5% GST

THINGS TO CARRY

  1. Photo ID proof
  2. Hand Sanitizer and mask
  3. Comfortable clothing  
  4. Warm jacket and thermal wear.
  5. Comfortable Shoes (you can carry slippers to wear at hotel/homestay)
  6. Personal medication if any
  7. Toiletries 
  8. Sunscreen and cap for the day
  9. warm cap/socks for evenings
  10. Power bank (you will be on the road everyday)
  11. Sunglasses
  12. Water bottle (We don't encourage buying plastic bottles)
  13. Raincoat


HOW TO REACH

By Air
- Most feasible way to reach is flight to Bagdogra Airport

Nearest Railway Station
- One can choose to take a train to NJP


Policy and Terms

20 days before the event start date: No Refund

20- 40 days before the event start date: 50% Refund

Before 40 days of the event start date: 75% Refund

Note: The above charges are calculated on the total trip cost and not the booking amt.

You can send any cancellation request to [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

Please pay a booking amt of INR 5000/- per person to confirm your spot.

Balance amount to be paid 30 days before the trip start date.

Booking amount is non refundable. Balance amount will be deducted/refunded/transferred as per the standard cancellation policy

Booking amount is transferable only if a request for such is made 30 days before the trip start date. You can email the request to [email protected]

Cancellation/Ammendment by the Participant during the tour
Incase you are unable to continue with the tour due to any health conditions or acclimatization issues or any other issue, any expenses on alternate arrangements made have be borne by you and TGE is not liable to pay for transportation, accommodation, hospitalization, meals or any other expenses incurred 

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