Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek - View of Mt. Everest & Kanchenjunga

Nature At Its Best

Trip Facts

Destination: India
Duration: 9 Days
Trip Start: Darjeeling
Trip End: Darjeeling
Activity: Sightseeing & Tour
Max Elevation: 4000 Meters
Best Season: Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Trip Grade: Easy Trip Grade Easy
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge

Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek – View of Mt. Everest & Kanchenjunga

The Biggest regain to do Darjeeling Singalila Ridge trek is one of the most popular trekking areas in Northeast India. Offering fantastic views of the eastern Himalaya views of world’s four of the tallest mountains. Kanchenjunga range, three sister peaks and the incredible views of Mount Everest family. The trek passes through the scenic Singalila National Park the memorable Singalila National Park is decorated with magnolia and rhododendron and surrounded with bamboo groves and pine forests. Mountainous area at the high altitude of 3,636 meter or 11,929ft. makes the Singalila ridge Sandakphu trek without any doubt the highlight of this region. Singalila is called the paradise for trekking.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in India (Bagdogra Airport), transfer to Darjeeling,

Day 02: Explore Darjeeling local culture tours and acclimatize,

Day 03: Maney Bhanjan

Day 04: Sandakphu,

Day 05: Phalut,

Day 06: Gorkhey,

Day 07: Timburey,

Day 08: Darjeeling,

Day 09: Farewell.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in India (Bagdogra Airport), transfer to Darjeeling, 90 KM, 3/4 hours, (2,042 M),
Welcome to India on arrival in Bagdogra airport nearest airport from Darjeeling, you’ll be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to Darjeeling your hotel. The distance is about 3-4 hours journey, through Assam tea plantations and tiny villages takes us to Darjeeling. Built on top of a ridge, Darjeeling faces the Himalaya and is a popular destination for Westerners and Nepali culture alike. The evening is free to explore the streets of Darjeeling overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Explore Darjeeling local culture tours and acclimatize,
After your breakfast start your half day tours including Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Everest museum, Himalayan Zoological Park, Tibetan refugees Darjeeling, Happy valley tea garden with tea tasting. The evening is free to explore around local market overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Darjeeling – Maney Bhanjan (2134 m), by private vehicle - Trek to Tumling (2895 m), 11 KM trek,
After an early your breakfast our driver and guide will come to pick you at 9:00 am drive from your hotel to Maney Bhanjang (34 KM, 2 ½ hrs drive). Your starting point of trek, Maney Bhanjang altitude At 2134 meters, and also know as village of tribes people between India and Nepal border where the clients have to entry a passport and India visa, Today you will trek up to the Tumling Ridge which is 11 KM trek from Manay Bhanjang through the Buddest monastery, local village, rhododendron forestland, reach your destination for the day - Tumling - in 6-7 hrs. your overnight stay in a comfortable private lodge at Tumling.

Day 04: Trek from Tumling (2890m) via Kalapokhri - Sandakphu (3636 m) 19 KM, 7 hrs,
Early wake-up for a sunrise view from Tumling Top. Weather permitting you will get fabulous views of both Singalila and Cho-La Ranges of Mount Kanchenjunga. Return to Tumling for breakfast and after breakfast take the trail through the Singalila National Park - via Gairibas - Kalipokhari to Sandakphu. The trail leads one through bamboo glades and farmlands with quaint little villages inhabited by warm and friendly people. It is a continuous climb through the rhododendron forests. The Distance from Tumling to Kalapokhari is 15 KM and it takes 5 hrs walking to Kalapokhari. our lunch at Kalapokhari after lunch we continuous our trek to Bikhey Vanjang which leveled 2 KM then steep up through the rhododendron and pine tree forests toward to Sandakphu, Distance is 4 KM. Overnight at comfortable private loge at Sandakphu which is highest point 3,636 meters and 12500 ft of your Singalila ridge trek.

Day 05: Sandakphu (3636 m) – Phalut (3600 m), 21 KM, 7 hrs,
Morning sunrise call to watch the pink, red and finally golden glow of sunlight as it inches its way east to west across the face of the Himalayas.
Sandakphu - Phalut. Resume trekking after breakfast from Sandakphu to Phalut (3600 meters). It is one of the loftiest peaks in the Singalila Range and Sandakphu to Phalut is the most spectacular of the trek. The burned silver fir forest makes a most beautiful sight. A walk of 4 hrs from Sandakphu you will come across a stone house with its roof blown off on the top of a small ridge. The place is known as Sabarkum and is 14 KM from Sandakphu. Halt overnight at Phalut trekker hut. (Please note this night we will provide the room in trekker hut we don’t have any chose because it's very remote place.

Day 06: Phalut - (3600 m) to Gorkhey (2143 m), 14 KM, 5 hrs,
Phalut is most beautiful place in the whole trek. When we stepped out of the hut at dawn the valley below us one side is filled with clouds. The sun peeped through the clouds flowing into the Valley like river down and around the hill. The trek today from Phalut to Gorkhey from where we temporarily say goodbye to the views of Kangchenjunga and the eastern Himalaya and is another beautiful day of walking through rich forests of Rhododendrons and Magnolias with great birdlife. Finally we reach to Gorkhey a nice village the place for eco- tourism.

Day 07: Gorkhey (2143 m) - Timburey (1800 m, 13 KM, 6 hrs),
After breakfast trekking via Samandin to Ramam Trekkers about 5 hours trek till the trail reaches the meeting of two streams called Gorkhey Khola. It's a picture postcard place. Resume trekking via Samandin to Ramam so this day we stay overnight at family home stay Timburey.

Day 08: Timburey – Rimbeek - Darjeeling (6 KM, 2020 m) and Drive to Darjeeling, 4 hrs,
After your breakfast Trek from Timburey to Rimbeek via Srikhola village is almost level walk for the first 9 km. reaches Rimbik. Your lunch at Rimbeek later we meet with vehicles and drive to Darjeeling 4 hours. Overnight at your Hotel in Darjeeling.

Day 09: Farewell,
Depending upon our next destination, today we will be escorted from Darjeeling to either Bhadrapur Airport in Nepal or Bagdogra Airport or Phuntsholing border of Bhutan or New Jalpaigudi Rail Station in India. Onward your destination.

Includes / Excludes

  • All the airport transfers pick up droop off to Hotel,
  • 3 (Three night) hotel in Darjeeling (BB Basis),
  • Sightseeing tour in Darjeeling as per the itinerary,
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek,
  • All necessary paper work and permit in Mountain and National park entrance and permit fees,
  • All expenses for guide including,
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek and any hot drinks like tea coffee,
  • Local mountain guides helpful and friendly with licensed holder,
  • All necessary Transport with friendly local driver,
  • Arrangement of Sleeping bags with inner line provided by company,
  • Trekking pole if client required,
  • Group Medical kit box.
  • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone call, battery recharge, mineral water shopping, laundry, extra porters, beverages etc.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory),
  • Your travel insurance, which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses,
  • Clients’ Personal gear and expenses for the trek,
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.

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