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5N/6D Darjeeling & Pokara

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The name Darjeeling is a composition of “Dorje”meaning (Thunderbolt) and “Ling”meaning (Place).THE LAND OF THUNDERBOLT.The British declared war with Nepal in 1813, and in 1816 by the Treaty of SEAGOULIE,Nepal  ceded 4000 sq.miles and by the treaty of TITALIYA in 1817 the king of Sikkim was reinstated.


BRIEF HISTORY OF DARJEELING:


Altitude :  2042 Mt.

The name Darjeeling is a composition of “Dorje”meaning (Thunderbolt) and “Ling”meaning (Place).THE LAND OF THUNDERBOLT.The British declared war with Nepal in 1813, and in 1816 by the Treaty of SEAGOULIE,Nepal  ceded 4000 sq.miles and by the treaty of TITALIYA in 1817 the king of Sikkim was reinstated.

Mesmerized with the beauty of Darjeeling and the favorable climatic condition the East India Company negotiated Darjeeling with the Raja of Sikkim for an annual sum of Rs 3000/- in 1835 by C.A Lloyd and J.W Grant and thus the journey of Darjeeling with the British started with foundation of Loreto School in 1847,St Pauls School 1864,Planters Club in 1868,Botanical Garden 1878,St Josephs School 1888,Railway Station in 1891 and Present Municipality Building in 1921.

With a negligible population of barely 100 in 1835 Tea Plantation started in the Hill Station of Darjeeling.

Darjeeling presently famous for World’s finest Tea and also some of the best Medicinal plants are found in Darjeeling. 


MEDICIANAL PLANTS FOUND IN DARJEELING.


Jatamansi ( Epilepsy,nausea,vomiting)                               

Chinde (Diabetes,Kidney Diease)

Asuro ( Gastritis,High BP)

Bhui Champa (Bone fracture,joint dislocation)

Angeri (Skin disease)

Chimphing (Nausea,Vomiting)

Ragathey Jhar (Jaundice,Urine Problem)

Beth Laure (Jaundice and Urine Problem)

Nakima ( Food Poison)

Pinase Lahara ( Sinuscitis,Food Poison)

Pakhen Bet (Mouth Sores)

Bhuti Guyenlo (Phenomounia )

Bikuma (Stomach colic,gastritis,fever)

Satamuli (Diabetes,tuberculosis)

Budo Okhati (Tonsilits,Mouth Sores)

Khokim (Body Ache )

Golpatta ( Tonsilitis)

Kali Jhar ( Blood clotting)


Other medicianal plants include Gheukumari,Titepati,Fatcheng,Chireto,Bojo,and Chincona ( Malaria).

 

COMMON VEGETATIONS:


Oranges,Ginger,Kucho (Common house broom or Phuljharoo),Passion fruit,Cardomom,Tea,Squash,etc.

 

Note: The Importance of starting your travel itenary from Darjeeling is to acclimatize to the altitude so that you don’t get altitude sickness.As most of the guest comes from lower belt therefore it is very  important to acclimatize the height.

Most of the travel itenary includes Darjeeling and Sikkim combined therefore it is always advisable to acclimatize your body before heading to the highest locations in north Sikkim.

Mt Everest (29028 ft):Darjeeling (6700 ft): Tsongmo (12313 ft):Nathulla (14140 ft):Gorudongmar lake (17004ft)

 


DAY 01 : Arrival

Arrival in NJP railway station or Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Our representative will meet you and transfer you to Darjeeling(3-4 hrs drive). Evening Free, enjoy a walk in Mall Road and evening in Chowrasta and Nightingale Park (Shrubbery Park).

DAY 02 : Darjeeling Sightseeing

7 Points: 9:30am-2:30pm.  After Breakfast city tour of Darjeeling visit Padmaja Naidu Himalaya Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tea Garden, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self – Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda & Ropeway. Evening free for other activities. Overnight stay at Hotel.

DAY 03 : Darjeeling Sightseeing & Proceed for Pokhra:

3 Points: 4am- 8am. Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at around at 4 am) to morning view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather) on your way back visit Batasia Loop & Ghoom Monastery.

After a hot cup of tea we then proceed towards Pashupati Nagar 90 minutes journey which is the Indo Nepal Border.Around 8 am we will complete the immigration for the vehicle permit for Nepal, then we proceed towards Pokhra.Our journey from Darjeeling to Pokhra will be 680 km and will approximately take 12 hours to reach Pokhra. On the way to Pokhra our main stoppage would be Koshi Dam then Lalgarh or Hetauda for Lunch then around 4 pm we will reach Naryanghat then around 8 pm we will reach pokhra.

Our stay in Pokhra will be by the famus Fewa Tall ( Fewa Lake) with the mighty  Machapuchare Mountain facing you all time.

DAY 04 : Pokhra Sightseeing.

With a hectic 680 km of tour the previous day the day starts around 11 am after breakfast. Major attractions in pokhra will be the ( Fewa Lake / Paraglyding /Peace Pagoda/Devis Fall /Begnas Lake).Evening Hours hang around the Lake side.

DAY 04 : Pokhra Sightseeing.

With an early cup of tea the guest can take the Mountain flight of 30 minutes ( This is one of the life time experience as the guest can have the view of the mighty Himalayan range and will be face to face with Mount Everest.After the mountain flight we then proceed towards Sharankot for the spectacular view of the Mount Annapurna range.After completing the trip of Sarankot we have two options.

a.Paraglyding by the lake side.

b.Proceed for Manokamna temple. ( In case we go to visit Mata Manokamna temple to experience the cable car ride too then we halt at manokamna temple.

Evening go for a local shoping market then enjoy the traditional Thakali Cusine or Enjoy the Dance and Disco by the lake side.

DAY 05 : Pokhra – Siliguri.

At 5 am we proceed our journey for siliguri and will reach siliguri by 6 pm. Evening we halt at Siliguri in the forest area of Sukuna.

DAY 06 : Siliguri to Mirik

 After breakfast start for an excursion to Mirik Lake which is 30 kms from Siliguri.  Mirik lake is one the destination where the town is centered by man-made Sumendu Lake, Cardamom plantations and Tea Estates.. The walk on the 3.5 Kms long promenade around the lake is fascination one. The 80ft long arch type over bridge across the lake is a beautiful place to explore  the lake.  Boating Facilities is available for tourist on direct payment basis.

The drive of 2 hours from Siliguri to Mirik lake will be a wonderful adventure as it passes through the pine trees forest through its half of journey and remaining journey will be landscape by Tea Garden Estate. By 3 pm we will be back to siliguri, and thus the journey ends.


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