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Singalila Trekking

Singalila Trekking, Gochela Trekking, Kanchenjunga Base camp Trekking, Sikkim Darjeeling sightseeingIn view of the prevailing setback on the established Singalila Trek route, a new itinerary has been designed to allow visitors entry into the areas of the region that are still open to trekkers. On taking the trail from the western flanks of Dzongri, the path reaches out into the current permissible areas of the Singalila Ridge.

Tour to Darjeeling India, West Bengal, Trek to Singalila, Singalila, Gantok, Mirik, Chaurasta, Darjeeling cityFor most parts of the trek, the trails are well within Sikkim with an exception on the seventh day when camp is set in Garakhet (very near the Nepal border). This will also be the day for exceptional views. As such, your program includes several hours of forays into the borderline providing the opportunity for great views of the Himalayan giants in Nepal such as Mount Everest, Mount Makalu and Kumbakarna.

Tour & Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing: Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple and Patan durbar square with professional English speaking tour guide. 4/5 Hrs.
Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur then transfer to Border & drive to Darjeeling 2134 m. then transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Darjeeling–Rimbik 2286 m.76 kms. Drive from Darjeeling to Rimbik 3 hrs
Day 05: Rimbik-Raman (2560m.) 25 kms. 9 hours
Day 06: Raman – Gorkey. Trek from Raman to Gorkhey takes 4 hours
Day 07: Gorkhey – Phalut (3600m.) 2hrs.
Day 08: Phalut – Sandakphu (3636m.) 10 hrs.
Day 09: Sandakphu - Gairibas (2621m.) 5 hrs.
Day 10: Gairibas – Tonglu (3070m.) 4hrs
Day 11: Tinglu – Mane Bhanjyang (2313m.) 5 hrs.
Day 12: Mane Bhanjyang – Darjeeling then transfer to Hotel.
Day 13: Drive Darjeeling–Bhadrapur & fly back Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 14: Kathmandu free.
Day 15: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey.
 

Optional  Trekking Itinerary:

Day 01- 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 Heritage Hotel

Day 02/03- 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 sunrise visit to Tiger Hill for the views of Kanchenjunga(28'208 Ft) plus the excursion tour of tea estate, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling Zoo, Ghoom Monastery and the Tibetan Refugee Center. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04- 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 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.

Singalila Trekking, Singalila Trekking Itinerary, Singalila Trekking Information, Singalila Trek, Singalila RidgeDay 05 - 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 maintains a gradual level through the rich, greenery of forests up To Beekay bhanjyang (Poisonous pass) – Poisonous Aconite plant grow 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.

, Singalila trekking in Sikkim, Sightseeing in Darjeeling, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling Zoo, Ghoom Monastery, Tibetan Refugee Center, Sandakpu, Rangeet Khola RiverDay 06- 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 07- We rise early to greet the mountains, which may appear even closer. After breakfast 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 08- After breakfast we gradually hike to wards Rimbik(2286 m) through small villages of Ramam and Daragaon. Camp for the night.

Day 09- After breakfast meet 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 a steep winding roads to the Rumtek
Monastery(24 km/01 hrs) Built by the late Gyalwa Karmapa, the head of Kagyu (Black Head )sect. After lunch drive to Pemayangtse (2085 m/117 k.m./5 hrs). On reaching check into Norbu Gang Resort.

Day 12- 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) On reaching check into Hotel Silver Oaks or similar. After lunch visit the local flower nurseries/monastery and the handicraft centre. Over night at Hotel.

Day 14-
Morning hike up to Dr. Grahams' School – one of the institute set up for the orphans during end of British Raj era. We have 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 flight to Delhi or Calcutta for international flight.

Tour & Trekking Cost: USD   Per Person.

Camping Trek Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Jeep, Hiace and Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • One full day 4/5 hours sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide & temple entry fees. (As Per the trekking itineraries)
  • 4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights at Darjeeling at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All three major meals B/L/D (provide continental food)and accommodation in tented camp (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • 1 Professional equipped English speaking trekking guide, 1 special trekking Cook, Kitchen boys, necessary Sherpa and Porters.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 25 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit & National Park permits Fees.
  • Air Ticket: KTM/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu & Airport taxes.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

 

The Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Darjeeling.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re entry visa fees and India visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crew.

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