2. Singalila Trek
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- Kurseong
Morning drive to the airport
for flight to Bagdogra. Received upon arrival and transferred
to Tea Resort. Evening enjoy Yoga session. Overnight in Resort.
Early morning, enjoy Yoga
session and proceed towards Darjeeling the Queen of the Hills.
Check into hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
05: Tonglu (3070m) 13 km trek from Maneybhanjang
After an early breakfast
and interesting drive into the Himalayan foothills, we set
off on the first part of our walk, from Maneybhanjan, to relatively
short, hike upto Tonglu. It is an unavoidable fact of trekking
in the Himalayas that we must get up high to find the best
views. Overnight at Trekker's hut/Tent.
06: Tonglu – Gairibus (2621m)
We take a mossy paved path
that snakes through a succession of forests and hamlets, giving
way, from time to time, to spectacular mountain sceneries.
Overnight at Trekker's hut/Tent.
The highest point of the Singalila range, this is one of the
place in the entire trekking route from where one can see
the clear view of the entire Mt. Khanchenjunga range &
Mt. Everest on a clear morning. This topmost valley on the
Singalila Trekking route offers a vista of snow clad peaks,
pine ridge and rhododendron trees and the chirping of birds
of various species.
07: Gairibus - Sandakphu (3636m) 10
We steadily climb to join
the ridge trail towards Kalipokhri. Afterwards we start a
long and steep climb onto the Singalila ridge that leads us
to Sandakphu. A remarkable 360 ° view from the top. Overnight
at Trekker's hut/Tent.
08: Sandakphu - Phalut (3600m) 09km trek
We walk to a prominent viewpoint
for the magnificent sunrise over the Khanchenjunga, Jannu,
Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyo. Throughout the day, there
are ever-changing views: yak herds, silvery pine forests,
tiny lakes ringed with grass, and the snow-capped Himalayan
range in the background. Overnight at Trekker's hut/Tent.
09: Phalut –Rammam (2560m) 09km trek
Leaving Phalut, we are temporarily
saying goodbye to the views of Khanchenjunga and the eastern
Himalayas, as we descend for most of the day through forests
of Rhododendrons and Magnolias with isolated patches of farmland
to Rammam. Overnight at Trekker's hut/Tent.
10: Rammam– Rimbik (2286m) 08km trek
Downhill again today to the
crossing of the Sirikhola passing through farmland and scattered
villages. Then it’s uphill through largely forested
terrain to the village of Rimbik. Overnight at Trekker's hut/Tent.
Rimbik – Darjeeling (2130m) 30km by vehicle
Morning at leisure and afternoon
drive to Darjeeling. Day free to rest your tired leg. Overnight
Darjeeling – sightseeing
Visit the HMI, Padmaja Naidu
Zoological Park, Tibetan refugee self help camp, Batasia Loop
and Ghoom Monastery. Afternoon enjoy a ride on Heritage Toy
Train from Ghoom to Darjeeling. Overnight in Hotel.
13: Pelling (2080m)
A breath taking drive through
the picturesque landscape mostly covered by tea gardens, amidst
pine trees, numerous orchids along the bank of river Teesta.
On the way, the sublime beauty of the sikkimise village terrain
with prayer flags fluttering on the side of the paddy field
will make you nostalgic. Overnight at Resort.
Early morning we will walk
upto the second oldest monastery of Sikkim, Sanga-Choling
Monastery, through alpine family, after spending some lazy
time we will be back to visit the old and sacred Pemayangste
Monastery, to discover its richness. After a leisurely walk
we will reach the Rabdentse ruins the second capital Sikkim.
Overnight in Resort.
Morning you will drive to
Gangtok (123km) 6hrs, from Ravangla. Afternoon free to explore
the capital of Sikkim, or collect souvenir. Overnight in Hotel.
Early morning walk to Tashi
View Point to watch the sun rising from the horizon, catering
a golden touch in the horizon. After breakfast you will be
transferred to Phodong Monastery, one of the six major monasteries
of Sikkim, en-route you can see Kabi Lungchok, where historic
treaty after bloody war between Lepcha & Bhutia tribe
took place. Evening return back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast set out to
discover the cultural heritage of the small hill resort, flung
by the Buddhist religion, you will taken to Rumtek Monastery
(seat of Karmapa Lama who heads the Kagyupa sect of Buddhism),
one can see the beautiful Thankas, your next destination is
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology,Tsuklakhang (The Royal Chapel),Ganesh
Tok. Overnight in Hotel.
Drive to Kalimpong, which was once a territory of Bhutan and
later became a part of India. The place once an important
silk market had a trading route with Tibet. One the way you
will find the orchids has blossomed all over the place. This
small town is famous for its flower nurseries. Overnight in
19: Bagdogra (IXB)
Drive to Bagdogra or NJP
Railway Station for your onward journey.