Tour Highlights : High altitude trek, camping, wildlife.
About The Trek From the picturesque mountain town of Darjeeling, we trek through enchanting forests, ascending gradually to the Singalila ridge, with close views of the third highest mountain in the world (Kanchenjunga 8491 Mts.) throughout the trek. The ridge provides panoramic views of Nepal/Bhutan and Sikkim Himalayas on 3 sides and Mt. Everest preside in the distance. The trail runs through moss-laden forests of oak, chestnut, pine, maple, magnolia and rhododendron These forests harbor hundreds of varieties of wild plants, exotic orchids vie for attention with equally spectacular varieties of birds and butterflies. Some of the animals found along this trail are the Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Marbled Cat, Langur and the Red Panda.
Arrive Delhi IGI Airport. Transfer to Domestic Airport. Fly Delhi Baghdogra. Arrive Baghdogra airport. Proceed to Darjeeling by surface, 04 hrs drive. Overnight at hotel.
Day-02: Darjeeling Sightseeing. Half day sightseeing tour of Darjeeling visiting, Himalayan mountaineering institute, Himalayan zoo, Tibetan refugee self centre and tea gardens. Overnight at hotel.
(Darjeeling - Manibhanjang - drive / Trek Tonglu - 04 hrs walk) A short drive of one hour takes us to Manibhanjang, a village right on the India-Nepal Border. A fairly short first days trek along a steadily ascending trail to Tonglu at just over 3000 mts with supurb view of Darjeeling. Overnight at camp
(Tonglu - Garibas - 04 hrs walk). Another easy day, with a few short climbs but mostly downhill, to the little settlement of Garibas. Overnight at camp.
(Garibas - Sandakphu - 3660 mts - 05 hrs walk). A beautiful days walk ( although mainly uphill ), through bamboo glades and rhododendron and magnolia forests to the crest of the Singalila ridge, with excellent views towards Everest and Makalu - both quite distant, and much closer view of Kanchenjanga and its associated peaks. Overnight at camp.
(Sandakphu - Phalut - 3420 mts - 07 hrs walk). A very long but rewarding day, undulating along the top of the ridge. There are some short sections of steep trail but the views of Cho Oyu in the west, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Pandim and of course Kanchenjunga are astounding and repay the effort many times over. Overnight at camp.
(In Phalut). Early risers will get views of the spectacular sunrise on the high peaks; the rest of the day is free to explore the numerous trails that lead down through thick forest to villages in the cultivated valleys below. Overnight at Trekkers Hut/Camp.
(Phalut - Ramam - 2880 mts - 05 hrs walk).We continue north along the ridge for a further 3 kms before the trail turns east and descends to the village of Samanden, situated in a hanging valley with cultivated fields all around. Known locally as the "lost village'', Samanden has commanding views over the surrounding mountains. We trek through a section of the Singalila National park that abounds in birdlife, before ascending to Ramam. Overnight in camp.
(Ramam - Rimbek - 04 hrs walk). We continue downhill through cultivated fields and small hamlets to the floor of the Siri Khola. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge we walk initially through mixed forest and then through a series of small tidy villages. Overnight in camp.
(Rimbek - Pemyangtse - 10 hrs drive). After Breakfast Depart for Pemyangtse. Overnight at hotel..
Pemyangtse - Gangtok - 08 hrs drive). Depart for Gangtok via Rumtek monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Gangtok Sightseeing Tour. Visit the Enchey Monastery, The Deer Park, Dodrul Chorten and Institute of Tibetology. Later in the afternoon, visit The Rumtek Monastery, seat of the Karmapa (second in hierarchy after His Holiness the Dalai Lama). Overnight hotel in Gangtok.
(Gangtok - Kalimpong - 06 hrs drive). After Breakfast Depart for Kalimpong. Overnight at Hotel.
Gangtok-Baghdogra-Delhi. Early morning drive from Gangtok to Baghdogra, transfer to airport. Fly Baghdogra-Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel in Delhi.
Delhi Home: Transfer to International airport to fly home.
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