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Darjeeling - Sikkim Trekking

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Tour Details
Duration 10 Nights
Best Time Oct - Apr
Routing Arrival Kolkata - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Maneybhanjyang - Sandakphu - Phalut - Ramman - Rimbik - Darjeeling - Kalimpong - Bagdogra - Kolkata Dep

The five days trek beginning and ending in Darjeeling, takes you along the famed Singalila range, to Sandakphu (12,000 ft) and Phalut (11,800 ft). On the way you will pass through spectacular forests of silver fir, rhododendrons, chestnuts, oaks, magnolias and hemlock. A springtime trek reveals not only stunning views of the mountains but whole hillsides covered with rhododendron and magnolia flowers. A post monsoon trek reveals the mountains in crispier glory when the rains have washed away the haze. The trail from Sandakphu to Phulut is an exhilarating experience and one can see four of the world's highest mountains: Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Kanchenjunga in one glance.


DAY 01 :

Arrival Kokata

Upon arrival meet with our assistance, transfer to hotel for rest of the night. The International flight arrives mid night at Kolkata.


DAY 02 :

Kolkata

After breakfast commence for a full day local visit of Kolkata.

  • Visit Flower's Market, Howrah Bridge, Ghat,
  • Victoria Memorial, BBD Square, Writer's Buildings, Edan Garden,
  • Government Buildings, Indian Museum, Kumartuli, Shanti Nath Jain temple and
  • Mother Teressa House.

Rest of the time visit Chowranghee (New Market) and once done with visiting the popular places take an overnight stay at the hotel.


DAY 03 :

Kolkata-Bagdogra (Flight)-Darjeeling (90 Kms)

Morning transfer to airport, take flight to Bagdogra, on arrival meet to our local representative,

  • Drive to Darjeeling around 90 kms
  • En route enjoy the toy train, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), the first, and still the most outstanding example of a hill passenger railway
  • It was inscribed on the list of World Heritage sites.

On arrival check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.


DAY 04 :

Darjeeling Sightseeing

Early morning trip to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise. (Around 04:00 hrs)

  • Tiger Hill is the highest spot in the area at 8,500 ft and is famous for its dawn views Kangchenjunga
  • On return, visit the famous Ghoom monastery which enshrines an image of the Maitreya Buddha
  • We may take a short ride 4.5 miles back to Darjeeling from Ghoom on the famous Toy Train. Our ride, although short, will give us a chance to admire the Batasia loop
  • After lunch visit the Himalayan Mountaineering institute, Zoological Park, Tibetan Refugee self help centre which is a popular place to shop for arts and crafts.

Rest of the time visit The Ridge Market and enjoy the overnight stay at the hotel.


DAY 05 :

Darjeeling – Manebhanjang - Tonglu

After an early breakfast drive to Manebhanjang which is the starting point of our first trek.

  • We trek through evergreen forests and hillsides covered with wild flowers until we reach Tonglu
  • Camp at Tonglu (3050m) where one can get a breathtaking mountain view overlooking Darjeeling

On arrival pitch the tent and rest of the time visit the local village. Overnight at camp.


DAY 06 :

Tonglu - Sandakphu

After breakfast commence trek to Sadakphu. The route is fairly level while one reaches Gairabas about 9 kms from Tonglu. From here one encounters a steep climb which is adequately compensated by incredible scenic beauty. This 4 kms climb brings one to Kalpokhri, the dark Crystal Lake simmering in the breeze surrounded by alpine trees and is a remarkable sight. Another steep ascent for 2.5 kms and a gradual walk downhill for 1.5 km bring one to Bikhebhanjyang (3080m). The final ascent of 4 kms which is the most challenging in terms of steepness, through thick rhododendron and magnolia forsts leads one to Sandakhpu, (3400m) meaning the height of the poison plant. It is here one encounter nature's pristine glory at its magnificent best. The four of the world's highest mountains all 8000 meters high towering over you at an incredibly close distance presents you with a sight you will never forget. Overnight at camp.


DAY 07 :

Sandakphu-Phalut-Ramman

After breakfast, commence the easy day of trekking and explore the scenic beauty of the place. All along, the route rhododendrons of different hues, magnolias, chestnut oak emerging out of the mysterious mists - the stately silver fir greets you through the imposing Himalayas loom large on the western horizon. The final stretch is almost bereft of vegetation owing to the sweeping icy winds. The clusters of rhododendron trees standing at a maximum height of 6 feet look like magnified bonsai. Phalut or the denuded peak is the junction of Nepal, India, and Sikkim. We continue with a knee wobbling descent downhill into the Rammam valley. This trek through rugged terrain brings one to a spectacularly picturesque village Samanden, better known as the 'lost valley'. A further walk of 2 kms brings one to Ramman (2550m). Overnight at camp.


DAY 08 :

Ramman-Rimbik-Darjeeling

Morning walk to Rimbick (2300m) which is another picturesque trek. The first 9 kms is a level path through forest of flowering trees. Rare orchids present another wonderful sight. The rest of the way is a slow gentle descent, as each turn and bend allows a glimpse into the rich biodiversity. On arrival at road head take a drive to Darjeeling and on arrival check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.


DAY 09 :

Darjeeling-Kalimpong

Take a morning drive to Kalimpong and on arrival check-in to the hotel. Till 18th Century Kalimpong was under the rule of Sikkim's rulers. Then it came under the command of the Bhutanese. Finally, in the 19th Century, the British took over Kalimpong and merged it with West Bengal. Kalimpong is one among the many popular hill stations in India that has managed to keep its natural beauty even though it is a popular summer retreat for many people. The hill station not only boasts tourist attractions but is also known for the exotic orchids that cover entire hillsides. Hill Resorts in India offers attractive tour packages, so you can simply book a tour today and spend a great vacation in Kalimpong. While on your tour of Kalimpong, you may visit the Thongsa Gompa, also known as the Bhutanese Monastery. It is the oldest monastery in Kalimpong and was founded in the year 1692. Though the old structure was destroyed by the Gorkhas, it was rebuilt on the same site. Take an overnight stay at the hotel.


DAY 10 :

Kalimpong

Full day leisure time and relaxation. In the afternoon explore the local market (Weekend Market is very interested). Overnight at hotel.


DAY 11 :

Kalimpong-Bagdogra-Kolkata (Flight)

Morning drive to Bagdogra, around 94 Km, take flight to Kolkata.

  • Upon arrival at Kolkata Airport meet to our representative drive to city
  • In time departure transfer to International Airport, flight back to home
  • End the services
Cities Standard Deluxe
Kolkata Peerless Inn The Park
Darjeeling Fortune Resort New Elgin
Tonglu Camp Camp
Sandakphu Camp Camp
Ramman Camp Camp
Kalimpong The Park Silver Oakh

Inclusions:

  • Hotel accommodation in Kolkata on twin sharing room plus breakfast basis and at rest of the places on twin sharing half board basis
  • Air-conditioned car for arrival/ departure transfers and sightseeing in Kolkata
  • Non air-conditioned jeep pick up from Ex. Bagdogra airport, for overland safaris, sightseeing, excursion and drop and pick up during the trek in Darjeeling
  • English speaking local guide during the sightseeing in Kolkata and local Buddhist English speaking guide in Darjeeling part
  • English speaking accompanied escort / trek guide during the trek
  • All trek arrangements on full board basis
  • Services of a cook, camp boy, mules or donkey during the trek to carry the camping gear and personal luggage of clients (Maximum 20 kg)
  • All camping gear including sleeping tents, toilet tents, kitchen tents and dinning tents etc
  • All trek permits and nature conservation fee
  • Monument and monastery entrances during sightseeing (Darjeeling Only)
  • All applicable taxes including service tax

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