Important Notes about Car and Hotels in DarjeelingSikkim hills:
v                  Since your tour covers different districts and states one single vehicle for the entire trip cannot be used. Local sight seeing tours in the above places are arranged in separate car (Maruti Van or Sumo Jeep as per availability) as per local taxi syndicate rule. These cars are used exclusively for you and take you to all the points mentioned in the package.
 
v                  The car service for the specific package is on contract basis as per tour details and not for full day. The full day availability of car can also be arranged on request with additional cost.
 
v                  Due to high traffic restrictions in the hill stations (mainly in Darjeeling and Gangtok) the drivers remain under pressure. They can not stop on the road while driving through the city or can not go to certain places even if desired by the tourists. In the hill towns the car parking places are very limited. In some hotels cars are not allowed to go. We have selected such hotels where the car has a direct access, but the same can be changed following sudden traffic rule imposition in some specific time. In such cases our driver will take you to the nearest taxi stand and help you to reach hotel. We request you to kindly understand these issues and cooperate with the drivers and maintain the timings.
 
v                  We suggest you visit the market areas in the afternoon by foot and avoid car unless the hotels are far from the city. Where the hotels are far we can arrange extra car for visiting market. The cost for this service is extra payable.
 
v                  The hotels in the hills are not air conditioned, and also this is not required because of pleasant climatic condition. There are very few hotels having elevator and you may have to climb 3 to 4 story in some hotels. Rooms on higher floor have better view of the surroundings. We can arrange your room in the lower floor if you so desire.
 
v                  In case of any specific requirement of bed arrangement in a hotel (Twin Bed or Couple Bed) or food requirement (Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian) we should be intimated in advance. For more specific information on the suggested hotels please visit our website.
Important Facts for North Sikkim:
v                  Tourist visiting North Sikkim should note that Lachung and Lachen are located in the remote high altitude areas and are new tourist destinations. Tourism infrastructures are still developing and the people are not trained professional but are friendly and hospitable. Facilities available here are basic and should not be compared with the modern hotels and resorts in the towns and cities. The rooms are clean and have attached bath with running water. Food available here are basic but sufficient, well cooked & hygienic. Electricity and telephone connection are available but with limitations and there is hardly any Television. Room heaters are not used due to poor electricity and hot water bags are provided instead. Room service is not available and food is provided at the dining room.
 
v                  The long mountainous journey is very scenic but is not very smooth & comfortable. In some patches the road is bumpy and there is continuous water flow over the road. However, this is jeepable and safe.
 
v                  The high altitude areas in Sikkim are cold and the temperature may vary between 2 and 4 degree C during night. Sometimes temperature may go down even below 0 degree causing heavy snowfall and temporary road blockade.
 
v                  People suffering from chronic heart disease, breathing problem, high blood pressure should avoid visiting GurudongmarLake (5500M), Yumesamdong (4500M).
 
v                  Despite of all these we still suggest you to visit this region to experience the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and its contents - which is unmatched and unparallel. The issues like the accommodation, food and transport remain unnoticed once you are in the lap of the pristine nature. In-fact a visit to these places gives you a rare opportunity to closely feel and understand the beckoning and mythical Himalayas along with the tradition and culture of its people.
 
 
Destinations
Distance in Kilometer (Approx)
Darjeeling    to    Bagdogra / NJP
90 kms.
Darjeeling    to    Kalimpong
70 kms.
Darjeeling    to    Gangtok
120 kms.
Darjeeling    to    Mirik                 
55 kms
Darjeeling    to    Pelling                
120 Kms
Gangtok       to    Bagdogra / NJP
130 km
Gangtok       to    Kalimpong
80 kms
Gangtok       to   Tsomgo Lake
45 kms
Gangtok       to    Lachung.
120 kms
Gangtok       to   Yumthang
130 kms
Gangtok       to    Ravangla
70 kms
Gangtok       to    Pelling.
130 kms
Pelling          to    Bagdogra / NJP
140 kms
Pelling          to   Kalimpong
100 kms
Pelling          to   Ravangla
60 kms