About the Tour
Sikkim Rhododendron Tour is one of the most exiting trip which offers hiking and short trek to some of the most beautiful Rhododendron region of sikkim. In Spring, from late April to mid May, the forests of sikkim are ablaze with brilliant Rhododendron blossoms both in Low and High Altitude region. Barsey (Varsey) is a Wildlife Sanctuary in West Sikkim. You have a myriad of flora and fauna available here . including the elusive Red Panda. The place is more famous for Rhododendrons and is aptly named the Valley of Flowers. The sanctuary is home to several species of Rhododendron, Primula, Magnolia, Oaks and Pine.
– Panoramic views of Mt. Khangchenjunga at relatively low altitude, 2500-3600 m above sea level
– Partly the route resembles a level mountain path – with horizontal stages.
– Sunrise at a 360 ° – vantage point overlooking Mt. Everest and the Himalayas of Nepal in the west, Mt. Khangchenjunga in the north, and the snow-capped mountain peaks of northern Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan.
– Little-known trekking route, partly through a rhododendron reserve, which is rich in species, with a wide variety of of rhododendrons (bloom time in April / May).
- Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary
TOUR ITINERARY AND POLICIES
Bagdogra to Ravangla
Driving time approx.4.5 hours.
Meal Plan: Dinner at the property.
Rabongla Explorations – overnight at Okharey
• Buddha Park
• Ralang Monastery
Proceed post late lunch onwards to Okharey in western Sikkim. Overnight at a Homestay in Okharey. Travel time: 4 hours
Meal Plan:Breakfast at Ravangla and Dinner at Okharey.
Okharery to Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary
• Hike starts from Hilley. Total hiking time approx. 3 hrs.
• Overnight at Camp/Forest Lodge in Barsey.
• Lush birdlife including at least 3 internationally regarded critically endangered species.
Meal Plan: All meals covered
Barsey to Darap
Driving time approx 2.5 hours.
Places covered /Activities:
• Return hike to Hilley and post lunch at Okharey proceed for drive to Darap!
• Evening interactions and those keen can involve themselves in learning some local cuisines with the homestay owners.
Meal Plan: All meals
Darap to Bagdogra
Driving time approx. 5 hrs.
Meal Plan: Breakfast at the property
Accommodation in handpicked properties during the entire tour duration
Transportation on AC Toyota Innova/Mahindra Xylo
Complimentary breakfast on all days. Other meals as specified in the itinerary (Veg/Non Veg preferences to be specified while booking)
All parking fees and entry fees included.
All permit fees and taxes included.
You will receive a confirmation email/sms within 48 hours of booking inquiry
You will receive a payment link along with the confirmation mail. 50% advance payment needs to be made to book the tour package
You will receive a booking confirmation email/sms within 24 hours of successful payment
Full payment for the tour package needs to made 7 days prior to the scheduled start date
If cancellations are made 30 days or more prior to scheduled trip start date, you will get full refund minus Rs 500 service fee
If cancellations are made between 15 and 30 days prior to trip departure, 30% of total booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee
If cancellations are made between 14 and 7 days prior to trip departure, 50% of total booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee
If cancellations are made less than 7 days prior to trip departure, 100% of total booking amount will be charged. No refund
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 21 business days
After you make an initial payment, an automated message will come to your registered email id with the confirmation.
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For tour package cancellations, please check the cancellation policy in the tour page. If cancellations are made 30 days or more prior to scheduled trip start date, you will get full refund minus Rs 500 service fee. For Homestay cancellations, we provide full refund minus service charge (Rs 500) if the cancellation is made before 30 days of scheduled arrival. Within 30 days of scheduled arrival, the cancellation policy will be as per the respective property cancellation policies. We will provide you these details via email before you book with us.
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