1. Neora Valley Trek
It is a gentle trekking in
the Neora Valley Nature Reserve to Rachela Pass. Neora Valley
Nature Reserve is one of the last remaining pristine ecosystems
of the Eastern Himalaya with its incredible bio-diversity,
and it is the home to many rare and endangered, flora, fauna
and avi-fauna. This trek initiates from Lava and the trail
extends through the richly forested hills and valleys to reach
the 3152 Mts high, Rachela Pass at the Indo-Bhutan border.
The return trek is through much easy pastures comprising the
farmlands and villages of Rishi River Valley with its tribal
settlements, cardamom plantations, gushing streams and waterfalls.
Very few people have visited this hidden natural jewel and
if you are looking for an easy trek in an area rich in natural
history and beautiful views this is just the trek for you.
For birdwatchers this trek is enjoyable during the spring
01: Arrival at Kolkata/Delhi
Arrival at Kolkata (land
of Joy)/New Delhi. Received upon arrival and transferred to
hotel. Day free at your, leisure. Evening, free. Overnight
02: Full day sightseeing
Sightseeing the boulevards
of the erstwhile British capital which still carries the reminiscence
of the days of Raj in India. Overnight in Hotel.
03: Kolkata/Delhi- Kalimpong
Morning drive to the airport
for flight to Bagdogra. Received upon arrival and transferred
to Kalimpong. Evening free to explore the local market. Overnight
04: Kalimpong (sightseeing and drive to LAVA)
Morning visit Monastery and
Kalimpong bazaar. Afternoon drive to Lava (2100m). Overnight
at Forest Bunglow or Private Lodge.
Trek begins from Lava and
we proceed towards
Trek back to Lava. Overnight
in Forest Bunglow or Private Lodge.
Drive back to a local Farm
House, evening free. Overnight in Samthar Farm House.
Drive via Teesta Valley and
tea gardens to Darjeeling. Overnight in Hotel.
Early morning visit Tiger
Hill for sunrise view over Khanchenjunga range, Batasia Loop
and Ghoom Monastery. Post breakfast visit the HMI, Padmaja
Naidu Zoological Park, Tibetan refugee self help camp. Evening
free. Overnight in Hotel.
12: Bagdogra (IXB)
Drive to Bagdogra or NJP
Railway Station for your onward journey.