THE SINGALILA TREK 5 DAYS
04 Nights/05 Days
Bagdogra/NJP - Darjeeling (93 KMS 3.5 HOURS APPROX.)
Assistance on arrival at Bagdogra Airport/New Jalpaiguri Railway station and drive to Darjeeling.
Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘ An introduction to hill stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”.
Overnight at hotel.
Darjeeling - Maneybhanjang - Tonglu
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Maneybhanjang.
The starting point of the trek, Maneybhanjang is 26 kms from Darjeeling and situated on the border between India and Nepal. Maneybhanjang has a local market so in case you have forgotten something, this is the last chance of getting it. From grocery to medicines to camera rolls, everything is available here.
Begin trek to Tonglu which is steep and on a zigzag trail.
The trek from Manebhanjang to Tonglu covering 11 kms(5 hrs) is steep up.Tonglu faces Darjeeling and Kurseong and commands excellent view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Tonglu: A peak on Singalila Range, at an altitude of 10,074 feet high, Tonglu is generally known as Tumling among the native of the district.
Overnight in tents.
Tonglu-Sandakphu-3636m/21 Kms/8 Hrs
The trek to Gairibas is downhill then gradually climbs up and the last part of the trek is very steep. Once you reach the top you will forget all your tiredness and enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains of this part of the world like Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse and other peaks of Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas.
Situated to the north west of Darjeeling on the Singalila range at an altitude of 3636 mts(1200ft.) above sea level, Sandakphu is the highest spot in Darjeeling district and is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayan area. One has to pass the temperate forest of rhododendron and magnolias to reach the top of Singalila range .In terms of scenic beauty, it offers you most fantastic views of snowy range from Mt. Everest in Nepal, to the Kanchandzonga in Sikkim and chomolari in Bhutan. Apart from Rhododrendron and magnolias, numerous varieties of magnolias, primulas, orchids and ferns are found in bloom during the month of march and April. Mount Everest is 144 Kames from here as crow flies and Kanchendzonga is only 44 Kms. the view of Sun Rise and Sun set over the mountains is just magnificient that one cannot afford to miss it.
The name of Sandakphu means the hill of the poison plant, and has been given to this peak, because the poison plant “Acconite” grows thickly for some distance below the pick known by this name.
Overnight in tents.
Sandakphu - Rimbick - 2331m/18 Kms/6-7 Hrs - Darjeeling
Downhill trek to Sirikhola passing villages and farmland and then all the way uphill through the forest to Rimbick.
Later on drive from Rimbick to Darjeeling 56 Kms 4 hours approx.
Overnight at hotel.
Darjeeling - Bagdogra/NJP (93 KMS 3.5 HOURS APPROX.)
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra/NJP for onward connection.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Tour Package Includes
- Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
- Meals : breakfast at all places
- Transfers from one place to another
- Sightseeing in private cars
- Vehicle will be provided based on the itinerary
- All current taxes such as hotel taxes and transportation taxes
Tour Package Excludes
- Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples
- Meals not mentioned in inclusions
- Personal Expenses / Purchase of things
- Any kind of insurance
- Any increase in the govt. taxes and state taxes
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
- 16 days to prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
- 15 days to 01 days prior to arrival or no show – 100% of the tour/service cost.
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.