This sort trek is a very scenic route around beautiful Darjeeling, the jewel in India’s crown. The trek affords you incredible views of the Himalaya, both in India, Tibet, and Nepal. It is a relatively easy teahouse trek that allows you to relax and take in the beautiful scenery of the area as well as the rich and varied culture.
Fact of the Trek
Duration: 09 Nights and 10 Days
Best Time to Trek: June to September & October To Mid November India Guide
Trek type: Teahouse/Camping
Highlights of the Trip
• Views of the magnificent sunrise over Kanchenjunga, Jannu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyo
• Pemayangtse monastery
• Tiger Hill for sunrise
• Mountaineering Institute,
• Unique culture and tradition
Day 01: Arrival
Arrive Delhi, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Hotel B&B)
Day 02: Delhi – Bagdogra (by plane) – Darjeeling (2130m)
Arrive Bagdogra airport and transfer to Darjeeling. A charming 4-hour 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 Bengalis alike. Overnight in Darjeeling
Day 03: Darjeeling Visit
We could take an early trip to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise. Afterwards we visit the famous Ghoom monastery that enshrines an image of the Maitreya Buddha (the coming Buddha). Later on we can visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and tea plantations. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Day 04: Darjeeling – Manay Bhanjang ( 2134m)– Tonglu (3070m)
Early morning drive from Darjeeling to trek point. The trail overlooks the Bengali plains to the south, and we have tantalising glimpses of Kanchenjunga ahead, as we zigzag through rhododendrons. O/N Tonglu.
Day 05: Tonglu – Garibas (2620m)
We take a mossy paved path, that snakesthrough a succession of forests and hamlets, giving way, from time to time, to spectacular mountain sceneries. O/N Garibas.
Day 06: Garibas – Sandakphu (3640m)
We steadily climb to join the ridge trail towards Kalpokhari. Afterwards we start a long and steep climb onto the Singalila ridge that leads us to Sandakphu. A remarkable 360 ° view from the top takes in all before you. O/N Sandakphu.
Day 07: Sandakphu – Phalut (3600m)
We walk to a prominent viewpoint for the magnificent sunrise over the Kanchenjunga, 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. O/N Phalut.
Day 08: Phalut – Raman (2560m)
A pleasant descent through the woods takes us to Gorkhey (2500m) then we climb up towards Raman. O/N Raman
Day 09: After Breakfast Transport to Darjeeling (Hotel Stay Over Night)
Day 10: Departure to Bagdogra / Bhadrapur Airport Drop.