FAQ's

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We've Been In Your Shoes Ourselves And Encountered Most Of The Problems You Might Face, Both Online And While Traveling. Don't Be Afraid To Ask A Question,
No Matter How Silly You Think It May Be.
However, Many Commonly-Asked Questions Are Already Answered On Our FAQ Page. With
If Yours Is Not Answered, The Simple Form On That Page Will Get Our Attention Quickly.

 

Your Prices Seem High. Why ?

Once Or Twice A Month Someone Comes To Us Or Mail Waving An Itinerary They Received From Another Tour Company,Which We Can Call "Cheap Charlie."
"Tell Me What You Think About This," They Always Ask. "Can You Offer The Same Cheap Tour? Can You Do It Even Cheaper?"
Nine Times Out Of Ten, The Answer Is An Emphatic No. Although We Could Offer The Kind Of Low-Cost, Low-Quality Tours That Many Tour Companies Sell, We Politely Decline.
Before We Tell You Why, However, We Want To Congratulate You For Bothering To Read This. For Most Travelers, North Sikkim India Is A One-Time Destination, So Most Are Not Able To Tell The Difference Between A Good Tour And A Bad One. In The End, They Simply Choose The One With The Lowest Price. Chances Are, You Are Reading This Because You Understand The Difference Between Price And Value And Want To Decide More Carefully.
Be Aware That Extensive Custom Travel Plans Require Quite A Bit Of Our Time. To Read More About Custom Designed Travel Programs. Or Visit Our Packages
You Should Also See Our Terms & Conditions For Additional Information.

 

Fees For Special Services
Peak Period Deposits, Service Charges And Fees For Special Services Practically Everything We Offer And The Applicable Prices Can Be Found On Our Website. We Are Happy To Create Customized Itineraries Based On Our All-Inclusive Package. However, We Charge A Fee Of Inr 500.00 Per Hour, With A Minimum Of Four Hours For This Service. This Fee Is Required In Advance And Can Be Applied To The Cost Of The Arrangements You Ultimate Agree To. Be Aware That Extensive Custom Travel Plans Require Quite A Bit Of Our Time. To Read More About Custom Designed Travel Programs Visit OurTravel Packages.

 

We Do Not Normally Make Firm Bookings Or Plan Custom Itineraries Until We Have Received Prepayment. In Some Cases During Peak Travel Periods, Which Vary, This Is Not Practical Since Rooms And In Land Transportation Are Often Difficult To Find And We May Choose To Protect Our Guest By Making Firm Reservations. In Such Cases We Reserve The Right To Request A Non-Refundable Deposit. The Amount Of The Deposit Will Be Based On Our Estimated Cost Of For The Entire Trip And Will Be Applied To The Final Cost Of The Arrangements Ultimately Made. In The Event The Guest Chooses Not To Pay The Deposit, All Rooms And Other Arrangements Will Be Released. Prices Are Not Only Seasonal But Are Frequently Reduced Or Increased Whimsically By All Related Components In This Sector Mostly The Transportation Sector For Reasons That Are Never Clear To Us This Cases Normally Applies During The Period Of Mid May Onwards Till July First Week. As Such During This Period We Request A Non-Refundable Deposit. This Peak Period Deposits Requirement Also Applies To Extensively Customized Travel Arrangements At Any Time Of The Year. We Take Several Factors Into Consideration When Deposits Are Requested: Time Of Year, Length Of Travel Arrangements, Hotel Deposit And Prepayment Requirements, And Whether Or Not All Or Most Of The Services Requested Do Not Utilize Existing Suppliers, Routes Or Activities.

 

Our Acceptance Of A Non-Refundable Deposit Is Not A Guarantee That We Will Be Successful In Finding Travel Arrangements That You Will Find Acceptable.

About Our Packages Prices

We Do Not Like The Idea Of Buying A Holiday From A Catalog, Then Being Herded Around According To A Strict Itinerary And Schedule. Your Holiday Should Be As Individual As You Are, And A Reflection Of Your Lifestyle And Your Personal Interests.

 

This Is Why Everyone's Traveling & Staying With Modern Residency, Experience Is Different From Every Other travellers. Even Great Cooks Appreciate A Dinner In A Fine Restaurant Where A Chef Does All The Shopping, Slicing, Dicing, Cooking And Dish Washing. In A Restaurant, You Can Relax And Spend Your Time Enjoying The Company And Food. When You Leave The Job To Reputable Kitchen Staff You Usually End Up With A Meal That Is More Enjoyable Than One You Might Prepare Yourself. Using A Professional Planner Is Much The Same.

 

All Our All Inclusive Packages, , In Most Cases You Get Accommodations With All Meals At Modern Residency Arrival And Departure Transportation Between Gangtok To Gangtok North Sikkim Stand And Your Hotel, Touring With A Carefully Chosen, A Private Vehicle And Familiar Driver On Most Of Our Tours And Often Extras Like Special Meals. We Do Not Want To Seem To Use "Bait And Switch" Tactics So We Do Not Publish Prices We Will Not Be Able To Live With. As Such We Have Chosen Few Regular Mostly Must Do As Well As Opt Program / Itinerary Based On Our Experience.
When You Compare Hotel Rates With Our Packages, Remember That You Get Much More Than Just A Room When You Choose One Of Our Packages And We Normally Offer Better Rooms Than Hotel Booking. Our Prices Include Tax And Service. By The Time You Add Tax, Service, And Transportation To Hotel, Our Package Price Is About The Same. That Means Our Attentive Service And The Sightseeing You Get With Virtually Free.

 

What Are The Places Of Tourist Interest Covered En Route? Places Covered / Common Places To Visit En Route For People Travelling To Lachung & Lachen Both.
Tashi View Point, Phensang Monastery,Seven Sister Water Falls, Mangan, Singhik View Point, Naga Water Fall, Chungthang Enroute Diversion With Extra Payments Phudong & Labrang Monastery Can Be Visited.

 

For Further Details Log On To Places Of Interest

What Are The Items Not Included In All Inclusive Packages ?

Items Normally Usually Not Included In All Inclusive Packages Are
Documentation & Permit Processing Charges Fees Which Is Inr 280.00 Per Vehicle.
Hotel Transfers To The Parking Areas On Departure Day & Arrival Day At Gangtok
Enroute Meals Lunch Normally On The Day Of Departure & Arrival.
Optional Side Trips Which Is Not Included In The Cost And Kept Aside Unless Not Booked Or Informed.

Optional Places Of Tourist Interest
Like Wise Phudong & Labrang Monastery,Yumeysamdong Zero Point , Domang, Katau, Gurudongmar Lake All This Are Four Different Points Located In Lachung & Lachen Respectively And Not Included In Packages Unless Stated.
Nri's & Foreign Nationals Are Not Allowed To Visit Gurudongmar Lake (Beyond Chopta & Thangu Area In Lachen. Only Indian Nationals Are Allowed To Visit Gurudongmar Lake With Prior Information Only.
Katau Snow Point Is Not Allowed For Nri's & Foreign Nationals As Well As Indian Also.
It Is Advisable To Book Yumeysamdong Zero Point In Advance Only As This Is A Must Do Destination In Yumthang Lachung To Be Booked At The Time Of Booking The Package.
As Last Minute Decision Will Involve Your Settlement With Drivers Directly Where We Will Not Have A Control Over Them
Representatives Will Get In Touch At Gangtok.
We Have Noted That All The Tours Starts From Gangtok For North Sikkim We Or Our Executive Will Keep In Touch One Day Prior To Departure At The Place Where You Are Staying At Gangtok If Required Or As Advice. They Would Brief You About The Tour, Timing, Documents, Transportation Details And Other Required Details.

 

Enroute Meals ?

In All Inclusive Packages Enroute Meals Are Not Included It Is Always Kept Optional And If Required In That Case We Would Require Advance Information At Supplement Cost Of Inr 279.00 Per Head (Pure Veg.) Which Will Be Organised At Mangan At Hotel Tamarind / Similar.

 

Food, Room & Room Allocation At M.R.
The Food Served In Modern Residency Is All Strictly Pure Veg Not Even Eggs, Keeping The Availability Of The Non Veg Products In Mind And The Quality Of The Product By The Time It Is On The Table To Serve, Is Not At All Feasible Since All The Required Products Is To Be Taken From The Capital Itself Gangtok So We Make Sure Every Day The Required Products Is Sent On Regularly Basis So As To Serve The Fresh Healthy Ones As Much As We Could And Such To Avoid The Health Problem And Keeping In Mind That The Food Served Is Clean Hygienic And Good. We Have Taken The Step For Promotion Of Our As A Pure Veg Hospitality From The Very Inception Itself As Such We Would Also Like To Advice All Our People Travelling To This Sector To Stick On To The Veg Food Only. Go Veg..
All The Rooms At Modern Residency Lachung Is Of Same Kind And We Have Not Caterozied The Same Into Deluxe Or Standard Category. As Such The Rooms Are Provided Accordingly. In Case If Rooms Are Available On Arrival And You Would Like To Change The Same We Will Do The Required Shifting.
We Would Like To Inform That The Plan In Which The Accommodation Are Made In This Terrain It Can Be Understood That The Rooms Are Not On Similar Kind In Every Floor And Every Room Is Different From Each Floor. Irrespective Size And Floor Rooms Are Accordingly Allocated.
Our Hotels Do Not Have A Lift Facility & The Guest Will Have To Climb Stairs. In Case Of Guest Having Problem With Blood Pressure, Knee & Heart Or If They Cannot Climb The Higher Floors, Will Have To Intimate To Us During The Time Of Booking So That We Can Block, Rooms At The Lowest Floor Of The Hotel Enabling The Guest To Climbing The Minimum Number Of Stairs Possible.

 

 

Advisable To View Terms & Conditions.

 

 

 

We Recommend All The People Visiting North Sikkim Sector To View All The Details & The Items Included And Not Included In The Package Provided. To Avoid Last Minute Surprises And Disappointment?

(For Further Details Log On To Why Modern Residency)

 

In Two Nights To Visit Lachung As Well As Lachen ?

Yes It Is Possible Technically But Covering 02 Destination Lachung & Lachen In A Period Of 02 Nights Is Not At All Advisable. As Such We Would Advise You To Cover Up The Same In 03 Nights. Generally At Most Cases We Inform The Group Not To Opt For This Package.
In Case If You Have Shortage Of Time In That Case We Would Suggest That To Stick On To One Destination Or To Cover Up Both The Places Min. 03 Nights Is Advisable.
Covering Two Destination In 03 Days Time Would Be Very Hectic And Tiring As The Distance Travelled In The Hilly Terrain Is Entirely Different In Terms Of Time Taken As That In The Plains Areas. Eventually You Would Notice That Most Of The Vacation You Have Spent Of The Vehicle Only. View Our Packages For Further Informations.

Reporting Time

By What Time On The Day The Commencement Of The Tour Or Package In Gangtok? Who Will Be Picking Up Us From The Hotel ?

 

Our Executive Will Keep In Touch One Day Prior To Departure At The Place Where You Are Staying At Gangtok If Required Or As Advice. They Would Brief You About The Tour, Timing, Documents, Transportation Details And Other Required Details Along With The Reporting Time, Normally All Our Package Starts Before 0800 Hours In Morning And During That Period Of Time All The Vehicle Are Allowed To Ply And Pick Up The Guest Accordingly From The Hotel. In Case By Any Reason Whatsoever The Vehicles Does Not Report In That Case One Of Our Personnel Will Come And Pick Up The Group And Transfers Them To The Vehicle Parking Areas For North Sikkim Transportation. The Taxi Cost Is To Be Borne By The Group Itself. Kindly Note When The Tour Is Over Most Of The Vehicle Will Stop At The Parking Areas Only As Due To The Traffic Regulations That This Vehicle Are Not Allowed To Enter The Town Areas And They Have Fixed Timing Allotted To Enter.
In Most Of The Cases The Driver Will Arrange The Car Taxi And Transfer You To The Hotel And The Payment For The Taxi Is To Be Borne By The Group. The Thumb Rule Is That One Way The Group Bears The Cost And The Other Way The Cost Is Borne By Us.

Child Policy

Child Below 04 YearsWithout Extra Bed Sharing The Same Room With Parent Is Complimentary
Child Above 04 Years & Below 09 YearsInr 1499.00 Per Night  (Cnb = Child No Bed)
With Or Without Extra Bed Will Be Charged

Above 09 Yrs Will Be Treated As An Extra Adult And Would Be Charge Accordingly With Or Without Extra Bed / Mat And Will Be Charged As Per Full Adult Rates.

 

Service Charges & Fees For Special Services ?

Practically Everything We Offer And The Applicable Prices Can Be Found On Our Website. We Are Happy To Create Customized Itineraries Based On Our All-Inclusive Package. However, We Charge A Fee Of Inr 500.00 Per Hour , With A Minimum Of Four Hours For This Service. Be Aware That Extensive Custom Travel Plans Require Quite A Bit Of Our Time.
This Fee Is Required In Advance And Can Be Applied To The Cost Of The Arrangements You Ultimate Agree To.
Our Acceptance Of A Non-Refundable Deposit Is Not A Guarantee That We Will Be Successful In Finding Travel
Arrangements That You Will Find Acceptable.