Singalila and Darjeeling Trek – 11 Days.

The trail leads through mossy paved path through succession of forests and hamlets giving way from time to time to spectacular mountain scenarious, with a steady climb to join Singalila ridge that leads to Sandakphu. A remarkable 360º view from the top with the enchantment of mountain panorama. The summit of Sandakphu provides some of the finest close-up views of the snow – capped mountains that stretch from towering Mt Everest to Mt Khangchendzonga. The sight of Mt Khangchendzonga (Khangchendzonga) with a cluster of other peaks – Kabru, Jano, Pandim, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu in a spectacular arc makes the trek worth every kilometer one has travelled to get here.

Season: March to May and September to November
Duration: 11 Days and 10 Nights
Grade : Moderate
Highest   point: Sandhakphu. (3636 metres)

Trip Details

What is Included:

• Service of English speaking guides, arrival and departure transfer, vehicles, full trekking and tour services, trek equipments (tents, toilet tents, dinning tents, kitchen tents, cutlery, camping staffs, sleeping sheets, etc).

• All prevailing taxes like luxury taxes and boarding taxes and meals in all hotels.

• Road taxes, toll taxes, driver’s allowances, parking etc.

• Boarding and meals with breakfast, lunch and dinners at luxury hotels while during the tour. While during trek boarding and meals in camps and mountain lodges. All the meals include breakfast lunch and dinner.

What is not included:

• Any items of personal nature like walking sticks, clothings, sleeping bags, prescribed medicines, alcoholic drinks, phone calls, laundry, additional meals, passport and visas, flight and airport charges, excess baggage, insurances, vaccinations, inner line permits or special permits.

 

SINGALILA TREK ANDDARJEELING TOUR
Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights

Day 01:

Bagdogra – Darjeeling
Arrival at Bagdogra and then drive to Darjeeling by road which takes about 4 Hours. Darjeeling is at an elevation of 2134 meters above sea level.(Overnight stay in Darjeeling)

Day 02:

Sightseeing in Darjeeling
Early morning visit to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Mt Khangchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world. On the way back visit Yiga Choling Monastery, the old Buddhiest Monastery built in 1880. Back to Hotel for Breakfast A.M: Visit Tukvar Tea estate to see tea processing. On the way back visit Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre which was established in 1959 to rehabilitate displaced Tibetans, who had followed His Holiness the Dalai Lama to India. It has now evolved into a prime-manufacturing center for excellent ethnic Tibetan handicraft especially Woollen Carpets.It also helps to preserve the cultural heritage of Tibet. Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute established in 1954 after the conquest of Mount Everest to impart training in high altitude mountaineering. There is a museum on mountaineering, which you can visit. Visit the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park which houses many endangered animals from the Himalayan region. It is also a breeding centre for Snow Leopards, Red Panda and Tibetan Wolf. P.M: Free top pursue your own activities OR Go for a walking visit to Bhutia Busty Budddhist Monastery.(Overnight stay in Darjeeling)

Day 03:

Darjeeling – Mirik – Darjeeling
Drive to Mirik (1767 meters). Boat ride at Sumendu Lake which is surrounded by a beautifully maintened garden on the eastern banks and heavily forested ridge on the west. A leisurely stroll along the meandering cobbled path encircling the lake is relaxing. Visit Rameetay Dara, Devi Sthan,
Deosi Dara, Orange Orchards. Back to Darjeeling. (Overnight stay in Darjeeling)

Day 04:

Darjeeling – Maneybhanjang – Tonglu
Early morning drive to Maneybhanjang a small village from where trek begins. Trail to Tonglu the first camp site is a steep 7 Km climb till Meghma which takes about three and half hours. Meghma is a tiny village with few houses, a small monastery and an inspiring chorten (stupa). Meghma to Tonglu (3,070 meters) is another 2Km.Tonglu over looks the entire Darjeeling Hills and offers a breathtaking view of Mt Khangchendzonga. (Overnight stay in Tonglu)

Day 05:

Tonglu – Gairibas – Kalipokhari – Sandakphu
Trail from Tonglu first reaches Gairibas (2621 meters).The trail passes through bamboo clumps and farmland and is fairly level. The steep climb from Gairibas to Kalipokhari (3170 meters) takes three hours. At Kalipokhari trekkers can take short tea break and rejuvenate their muscles.From
Kalipokhari the route first climbs for two and half kilometers and then descends to Bikhbhanjang. From Bikhbhanjang it is a challenging 4 km climb through thick rhododendron and magnolia forests to Sandakphu (3636 meters). Summit of Sandakphu provides some of the finest close-up views of the snow-capped mountains that stretch from Mt Everest to Mt Khangchendzonga.(Overnight stay in Sandakphu)

Day 06:

Sandakphu – Molley
Trail from Sandakphu to Molley is relatively easier and also the most fascinating in terms of scenic beauty. The trail passes through forests of rhododendrons, magnolias, chestnut, oak and silver fir trees. All along trekkers are in the company of the imposing Himalaya that loom large on the western horizon. After 14 Kms trek, a place Sabarkum is reached. Further 2 Kms takes to Molley. (Overnight stay in Molley)

Day 07: Molley – Phalut – Sirikhola
The trail from Molley climbs through an area almost bereft of vegetation until it reaches the summit of Phalut (3600 metres) after two hours. Phalut stands at the tri-junction of Darjeeling, Sikkim and Nepal. The panorama of the snowy peaks is spell binding. Trek from Phalut to Sirikhola passes through virgin forests. (Overnight stay in Sirikhola)
Day 08:

Sirikhola – Darjeeling
The trail from Sirikhola first climbs up to Daragaon and then descends to Rimbick (2286 meters). From Rimbick drive to Darjeeling which takes about four hours.(Overnight stay in Darjeeling)

Day 09:

Darjeeling – Kalimpong                                                                                                                         A.M, Joyride on Toy Train till Ghoom on the world famous Toy Train (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway) a world heritage site. Back to Hotel for lunch. P.M, Drive to Kalimpong which takes about
two hours via Peshoke Road.(Overnight stay in Kalimpong)

Day 10:

Sightseeing at Kalimpong
A.M, After breakfast visit Delo View Point in the Delo Hill. You can have a mmagnificient view of the Khangchendzonga Mountain range and River Teesta meandering down in the Valley. On the way back visit Mangal Dham a Hindu Temple and a Christain Church built in a style of Tibetan Monastery. P.M, After lunch visit Zandok Palri Buddhist Monastery located on top of Durpin Hills.
You can have a view of Kalimpong Town and the Khangchendzonga Mountain Range from here. On the way back visit flower nurseries. Walk around the town.(Overnight stay in Kalimpong)

Day 11: Kalimpong – Bagdogra

Drive to Bagdogra for your journey back home.

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