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Cost of local transport for sightseeing

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Hi,

I'm planning a trip to Gangtok, Pelling and Darjeeling in the middle of October and I'm trying to get a sense of the cost of hiring local transport for sightseeing in these places.

Can anyone advise?

Thanks,

Carly

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Hi,

Costs vary according to the type of car, hours used and distance travelled. You should get in touch with a reputable tour operator like Yak & Yeti or Nature beyond Tours. They will do your hotels as well as transportation. Mind you, transport can be arranged locally as well after you get there. Then its down to your bargaining skills.

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Hi all,

Thanks for the responses, its given me a good enough idea to be able to plan. I've throughly researched permits to visit the Sikkim area so I think I know what we need for where.

Best regards,

Carly

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Carly,

I travelled to Sikkim in Dec 2009 & I put together some costs & tips here:

http://nomadandabag.blogspot.in/p/information-tips-itinerary-sikkim.html

The rates are 2-1/2 years old so account for some inflation. But, I hope it will give you some idea of what to expect.

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Carly

Mid-October is peak of tourist season. In October, rental charges will be (Innova/Scorpio/Xylo) will be as follows :

Bagdogra to Gangtok = Rs.3000.

For Tsomgo Lake = Rs.4000

Gangtok local sightseeing = Rs.2500.

Gangtok to Pelling : Rs.3000.

Pelling local sightseeing = Rs.3000.

Pelling to Darjeeling - Rs.3500.

AshisRoy

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Hey wanderlust,

I have bookmarked your awesome blog....:)

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Thanks, Sandy :)

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