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Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek – View of Mount Everest & Kanchenjunga - Overview

One of the most popular trekking areas in North India is nothing other than the Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek. It offers some of the fantastic views of the Eastern Himalayas. Apart from all this, you can also enjoy the Kanchenjunga range which is then followed by the three sister peaks and also the incredible views of the Mount Everest Family. While on the trek you will come across the beauty of the Singalila National Park. You will be excited to know that the Singalila National Park is well decorated with the magnolia, rhododendron and is surrounded with the bamboo groves and the pine forest.

This trek has been the highlight of the region and the reason behind it is that the mountain area is at an altitude of three thousand three hundred and thirty-six. Singalila is also known as the paradise for trekking.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the tea plantation in Assam.
  • Visit the Himalayan Zoological Park.
  • Spectacular view of Sunrise from the Tumling Top.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of Kanchenjunga.
  • Must visit the forest of Magnolias and Rhododendrons as it has great birdlife.

ITINERARY

On your arrival in India, you will be welcomed at the Bagdogra airport, which is the nearest airport from Darjeeling. One of our representative or the tour guide will meet you at the airport and then they will transfer you to the hotel. The distance to Darjeeling is just a 3 to 4 hours of journey. While on the journey you can see the Assam tea plantation and some of the tiny village. You will be astonished to see that Darjeeling faces the Himalaya and it’s the only reason for which it is the popular destination for the Westerners and the Nepali culture. In the evening you are free to explore the streets of Darjeeling.
Dinner at Hotel

After completion of your breakfast, you will have to leave your hotel for the tour which includes Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Everest Museum. There are some other places too, which you can visit like the Himalayan Zoological Park, the Tibetan refugees Darjeeling and the happy valley tea Garden where you can enjoy the tea tasting. In the evening, you are will be left free at the hotel and so you can enjoy overnight.

On this day you need to have an early breakfast, as the drive along with the guide will come to pick you at sharp 9:00 am. After which will have to drive to Maney Bhanjang, as it will be the starting point of the trek at an altitude of two thousand one hundred and thirty-four meter. This village is also known as the village of tribe’s people that is between India and Nepal border. This is the only place where tourists need to entry their passport along with the India visa. You will have to trek for almost 11 km from Manay Bhanjang in order to reach Tumling Ridge.

You will have to wake up early so that you can enjoy the sunrise view from the Tumling Top. If the weather remains on your favor then you can enjoy the fabulous view of both the Singalila and Cho la range of Mount Kanchenjunga. After this, you will have to return to Tumling so that you can have your breakfast. Henceforth, you will have to trek to Sandakphu via Kalapokhri.

You will be very amazed to see the morning sunrise call; you can see the pink, read and finally the golden glow of the sunlight. The sun moves from east to west across the face of Himalayas. You can resume your trekking of Phalut from Sandakphu. You will be amazed to know that it is one of the Loftiest peaks in the Singalila Range. Moreover, the burned silver fir forest makes it a beautiful sight. You will have to spend your night in a hut as there is no other alternative. This is a remote area.

You cannot deny the fact that Phalut is one of the most beautiful places in the entire trek. The moment you will step down from the hut you will find that the valley which is below us is half filled with the clouds. You can feel that on the trek, you are waving good bye to the scenic beauty of Kanchenjunga and the eastern Himalayas. Moreover, you can also walk through the rich forest of Magnolias and Rhododendrons which has great birdlife. Finally, after crossing all this you will reach a village which is known as Gorkhey and you can enjoy eco-tourism at this place.

Only, after completion of your breakfast, you need to trek via Samandin to the Ramam. In about 5 hours of the trek, the trail reaches the meeting of the two streams which is called the Gorkhey Khola. This place is also known as the picture postcard. Thereafter, you will have to resume trekking to Ramam via Samandin. You will need to spend your night at the family home stay at Timburey.

No sooner did you complete your breakfast you will have to leave for the trek from Timbirey to the Rimbick through the Srikhola village. The good thing about this journey is that it is almost a level walk for the first 9 km till you reach Rimbick. Moreover, after completing your lunch at Rimbick you will have to meet the vehicles and then drive for four hours till you reach Darjeeling. Spend your night at the hotel.

This is the last day of the tour and so you will be escorted to either Bhadrapur Airport that is in Nepal or the Bagdogra Airport it will be based on your comfort ability you will be taken to the nearest airport. After which you need to board a flight to your nearest destination.

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