Singalila Trekking route falls along India and Nepal borders offers views of Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, and Everest. The trail passes through thick Rhododendron forest.
The quaint hill station of Darjeeling reminiscent of the British Raj during the colonial times evokes romanticism. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling is a fractured time capsule, where the past is alive in isolated pockets and modernity fast at its heels. From the choo-choos of its toy train to the green terraces of its tea estates, Darjeeling is the reigning ‘Queen of the Hills’.
It's neighbor Sikkim is an ex-kingdom that packs a punch for its size. Prayer flags fluttering in the wind above colorfully painted houses perched on hill-tops, Rhododendron blooms covered forests, exotic wildlife and atmospheric monasteries make for an authentic Himalayan experience.
The Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling runs north towards Kanchenjunga, offering excellent easy and short hikes that offer stunning views of the mountain.
This one is our Mantra too…. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama
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Day 1: Arrive Delhi or Calcutta and connect flight to Bagdogra Airport
Arrive Delhi or Calcutta and connect flight to Bagdogra Airport, met and transfer to Darjeeling – the Cool hill country (2123m/94 km/3.5 hrs). On reaching check into a 3-star Hotel.
Day 2-3: Sightseeing in Darjeeling
The charming township of old "Hill Station" built as a mountain resort in the days of the British Raj. It has A colorful cross section of people including Nepali, Tibetans, Lepchas, Bhutias, and Dukpas from Bhutan. Full day sightseeing by private car on both days including a sunrise visit to Tiger Hill for the views of Kanchenjunga(28'208 Ft) plus the excursion tour of the tea estate, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling Zoo, Ghoom Monastery and the Tibetan Refugee Center. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Morning after breakfast drive to Manabhanjyang (2134m/23 km/1 hrs)
Trek starts with the steep climb for one hour and then gradually ascends for Another 3 hours to Meghma (2900.) where we make a brief stop for the lunch. Then We continue the journey down towards Jawbari – small settlement on the Nepali Border and further low towards Gairibas (2521 m) where we make camp for the Night.
Day 5: After breakfast, we hit the trail uphill towards Kalapokhari (3108 m)
After breakfast, we hit the trail uphill towards Kalapokhari (3108 m) through the forests of oaks, Magnolia, and the popular rhododendrons. After lunch The trails maintain a gradual level through the rich, greenery of forests up To Beekay bhanjyang (Poisonous pass) – Poisonous Aconite plant grows and is the home to this infamous plant. From
there on the trail ascends for 2 hours to Sandakpu (3636 m) the highest point in the district. Camp for the night.
Day 6: We rise early to view the magnificent sunrise over the Kanchenjunga massifs, Mt. Makalu, Lhotse and Mt. Everest
We rise early to view the magnificent sunrise over the Kanchenjunga massifs, Mt. Makalu, Lhotse and Mt. Everest. After breakfast, we start for Phalut (3600m). It is a fascination gradual walk along the Singalila ridges covered by alpine grass and shrubs. The mountains and valleys of Nepal stretch far into the horizon on the left and that of Darjeeling and Sikkim of the right side. The trail leads through the Silver Fir forest and interesting dwarf rhododendron trees. Camp for the night at Phalut.
Day 7: We rise early to greet the mountains
We rise early to greet the mountains, which may appear even closer. After breakfast, we descend through the thick forests into the beautiful valley of Gorkhay (250 m). We halt briefly to visit Samanden Village and have time to laze by the small mountain stream side.
Day 8: After breakfast, we gradually hike to wards Rimbik(2286 m) through small villages of Ramam and Daragaon. Camp for the night.
Day 9: After breakfast, go to the vehicle and drive to Darjeeling and check into Hotel Windermere. (AP). Rest of the day at disposal and free for shopping and at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Morning after breakfast, drive to Gangtok (1600 m/98 km/4 hrs) through beautiful
Day 11: Morning one-hour drive on steep winding roads to the Rumtek Monastery(24 km/01 hrs) Morning one-hour drive on steep winding roads to the Rumtek Monastery(24 km/01 hrs)
Day 12: After breakfast hike to Kecheodpalri Lake
After breakfast hike to Kecheodpalri Lake (The wishing Lake) is one of the sacred lakes by the local Sikkimese people. Drive back to Hotel. After lunch hike to Sangachholing Monastery (2 km/45 min) located on a hilltop above the hotel. Overnight at Hotel (AP).
Day 13: After breakfast drive south along the meandering Rangeet Khola River to Kalimpong (1588 m/85 km/2.5 hrs)
After breakfast drive south along the meandering Rangeet Khola River to Kalimpong (1588 m/85 km/2.5 hrs) On reaching check into Hotel Silver Oaks or similar. After lunch visits the local flower nurseries/monastery and the handicraft center. Over night at Hotel.
Day 14: Morning hike up to Dr. Grahams' School
Morning hike up to Dr. Grahams' School – one of the institute set up for the orphans during the end of British Raj era. We have a picnic by the huge school premises and walk back through the quaint little township of Kalimpong. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15: After breakfast, drive down south via Siliguri to Bagdogra Airport (118m/76 km/3 hrs) for the flight to Delhi or Calcutta for the international flight.
|3 star hotel where available||Experienced regional leader and porters on the trek|
|Trek permit||Park fees|
|Staff insurance||All mentioned transportation|
|Accommodation||Sightseeing as indicated|
|Meals||All optional additional tours or activities during free time|
|Transportation outside of the tour program||travel insurance (buy insurance)|
|Tips(suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader's tip at your discretion|
|From||To||Number of Pax||Unit Price ($)|
|10 April 2016||31 December 2016||4-12||1800|
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