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Sandakphu-Singalila Trek Darjeeling

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination: India  
Category: Hiking and walking outfitters
Season: March - November
Min Price: 590 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 610 US Dollar (USD) per person

Darjeeling (Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council) in northeast India provides the perfect ambiance of a hill resort with its mild climate and laid back charm (Its verdant hills and valleys mare steeped in color, and are interspersed with vast stretches of lush green tea gardens. President over all these is the 8,856m Mt. Kanchenjunga looming over the northern horizon, giving a magical aura to the land that entices thousand to its environs and leaves all the senses intoxicated.

Darjeeling is hemmed in by Sikkim in the north, Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east. Darjeeling town, Kalimpong and Kurseong are the major urban centres. Heavy influenced by British India, Darjeeling still carries imprints reminiscent of its colonial past. The toy is on of the most striking examples of Darjeeling 's British Raj influence.

Darjeeling town (elevation 2,134 m) is located on a spur with houses hugging the hillside.

The places to visit are:

* Chowrasta, a wide promenade atop a ridge lined with shops and restaurants;
* Mall Road, starting and splendid views;
* Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park which has the Siberian tiger, Himalayan black bear, red panda, snow leopard and many other animal and bird species, and the nearby snow leopard breeding centre
* Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, a training centre for mountaineers which also houses the Everest museum;
* Natural History Museum, with its fine display of Himalayan wildlife.
* Observatory Hill which has Hindu and Buddhist shrine
* Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre, a major center for the production of Tibetan carpets, woodwork and leather goods
* Thupten Sangag Choling (Dali) and Yiga - Choling(Ghoom) - the Buddhist monasteries of Bhutan Busty
* Batasia Loop, a marvelous feat of railway engineering
* Tiger Hill for its renowned sunrise view over Kanchenjunga and the eastern Himalayan.
* Japanese Peace Pagoda, established by the Japanese Buddhist order, Nipponzan Myohoji; and Lloy's Botanical Garden which has a varied collection of Himalayan flora.

Visitors can also stake a ride in the Darjeeling - Rangit valley passenger cable car or hop on the toy train which wheezes and winds all the way from Siliguri to Darjeeling town via Kurseong.

Duration: 9 days(12,000 ft)
This nine-day trek beginning and ending in Darjeeling takes you along the famed "Singalila range" to Sandakphu (12,000 ft) and Phalut (11,800 ft). On the way you will pass through spectacular forests of silver fir, rhododendrons, chestnuts, oaks, magnolias and hemlock. A springtime trek reveals not only stunning views of the mountains but whole hillsides covered with rhododendron and magnolia flowers. A post monsoon trek reveals the mountains in crispier glory when the rains have washed away the haze. The trail from Sandakphu to Phulut is an exhilarating experience and one can see four of the world's highest mountains: Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Kanchenjunga in one glance.

Itinerary

1: After arrival at Bagdogra airport, another 4 hour drive by road will reach you to Darjeeling which is at an elevation of 2134 m and around 80 kms from Bagdogra
2: Sightseeing in Darjeeling
3: Drive to Maneybhanjyang (2134m,21km;1hr)Trek to Gairibas (2621m; 20km; 5hr)
4: Trek Gairibas - Sandakphu (3636m; 15km; 4hr)
5: Trek Sandakphu-Phalut (3600m; 21km; 5hr)
6: Trek Phalut-Ramam (2560m; 14km; 5hr)
7: Trek Ramam-Rimbick (2296m; 19km; 5hr)
8: Drive to Darjeeling (2134m; 72km; 4hr)
9: Departure transfer from Darjeeling

Notes:
Cost Includes:
Fully Catered Camping Trek, hotels on twin sharing on BB Plan.

Cost Does Not Include:
- Cancellation Insurance,
- Emergency evacuation costs,
- Airfare,
- Toy Train costs,
- tipping and porterage & Cancellation refund.

Hotels:
Darjeeling: Hotel Deekiling (Run by Tibetan Family)
Pemayangtse: Hotel Norbugang (Best view of Mountains)
Yuksom: Hotel Tashigang (Premium Property)
Gangtok: Hotel Mintokling (Great views, placid and close to the Palace of Sikkim)

Supplier Information
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Location: India
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2005
Client Request Served: 81

Surendra K.Pradhan, Chairman and Managing Director of our company Siniolchu International Pte Ltd. Sikkim, is one of the pioneers of Tourism Promotion in the State of Sikkim, Founder Member of The Travel Agents Association of Sikkim, presently in the capacity of advisor, active promoter of Eco Tourism in the state...

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