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Sikkim & West Bengal (Recce Tour)

Situated in the Eastern Himalayas Sikkim is one of the most beautiful states of India. It boasts the 3rd highest mountain in the world – Kanchenjunga – at 8586m, luxuriant forests, deep valleys with terraced hillsides, exotic flora and fauna, pristine waterfalls, sacred lakes and a number of beautifully ornate Buddhist monasteries.

We will enter Sikkim via Darjeeling, long renowned as a Hill Station during the Raj, famous for its colonial architecture and tea plantations. Heading out to West Sikkim we visit the sacred lake of Khecheopalri and walk to the charming and unspoilt town of Yuksom. Our journey also includes the breath-taking wild landscapes of North Sikkim with a homestay at a traditional Lepcha village of Dzongu and the stark natural beauty of the Yumthang Valley situated at an elevation of 3894m. Heading south we cross Gangtok before taking our overnight train journey south to Kolkata, India’s second largest city and revered as the cultural and intellectual capital, but also famed for its huge population. Here our visit will coincide with the Durga Puja or Devi Paksha, ‘Fortnight of the Goddess’ celebrating the victory of good over evil.

This tour will introduce you to Sikkim – a more scenic, remote and culturally diverse region of India and combine this with visits to the more renowned cities of Darjeeling and Kolkata in West Bengal.

Highlights

  • Darjeeling –‘Queen of the Hill Stations’
  • Spectacular views of Kanchenjunga
  • The sacred Lake of Khecheopalri
  • Stunning wild beauty of the Yumthang Valley
  • Ornate and decorative Monasteries of Tashiding, Pemayangtse and Rumtek
  • Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata


Tour Includes:
  • Full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
  • 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • Drinking water throughout
  • All transport (minibuses, coaster buses, 4x4's and overnight train.)
  • 13 nights' accommodation (11 in hotels, 1 in a local homestay and 1 on an overnight train)
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through WF office)


ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

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Departure: 18th September 2017

Tour Status: Available

Duration: 14 Days

Land only price: $3,194 -

Optional Single Supplement: $608

Max Group Size: 12

Wild Miles: 9480 -


What's Included:
Tours are generally on a full board basis with no local payments, hidden extras or compulsory single supplements

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Book a stay on the Sukoon - one of the most luxurious houseboats on Dal Lake.

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Jonny

While in Delhi, have dinner at 'Veda' - the food is great and the vibe chic.

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Michael

Visit the College Street Coffee House, the historical hub of intellectual debate in Calcutta.

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Dan

Staying in Srinagar, take a shikara through the old town, along the Bund. It's not on the normal tourist circuit and is fascinating.

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