Darjeeling and Sikkim Trek
16 nights / 17 days
itinerary can be enjoyed by anyone who is in good physical health and not
necessarily with experience of trekking. The best season is April when the
forests of rhododendrons are in bloom! The tour combines some stunning views
of the Himalayas during the trek, a visit to the tea centre of Darjeeling
and a taste of Sikkim's Buddhist Monasteries and Culture.
1. Arrival in Delhi
A warm welcome awaits you at the Delhi I.G.I. Airport. Meet and transfer to
your hotel of choice for overnight stay.
Humanyu Tomb Delhi
Full day sightseeing in Delhi. You could include some of the following: Old
Delhi, Red Fort, the Jama Masjid Mosque, with a rickshaw ride through the
Chandni Chowk visiting the Spice, Wedding and Silver Markets and then the
Birla Temple if you wish before lunch. Then a drive through New Delhi to see
the Parliament Buildings of Sir Edwin Lutyens, India Gate and Humayun's
Tomb. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3. Delhi - Bagdogra -
Morning departure to the domestic airport for your flight to Bagdogra
airport. You will be received at the airport for the drive up to Darjeeling
(04 Hrs) Upon arrival check in at the Hotel for your overnight stay.
Tea Plantation Darjeeling
Morning visit Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park to see the Snow Leopards and
Red Pandas, then a visit to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Everest
Museum and the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center. In the afternoon take a toy
train ride to Ghoom, 11 km from Darjeeling and the 2nd highest railway
station in the world. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 5. Darjeeling to
Manaybhanjyang to Tonglu 3015 m
After breakfast drive to Manebhanjyang, around 03 Hrs for the starting
point for your Singalila trek. After lunch start for Tonglu trekking uphill
and passing the surrounding villages. Tonglu offers good views of Darjeeling
and Kurseong towns and the Kanchenzunga mountain range. Overnight at a lodge
or trekker's huts.
6. Tonglu to Kalpokhari 3100
m (04/05 Hrs)
Your morning trek will take your through forests of rhododendron and local
villages to Kalipokhari which literarily means black lake, a place which is
considered to be sacred by the local people. Overnight at trekker's huts.
Day 7. Kalpokhari to Sandakphu
3636 m (04 Hrs)
After a leisurely morning continue the trek to Sandakphu, (this is a very
steep climb) the highest point on the trek. Sandakphu commands breathtaking
views of Mt. Everest and the Kanchenzunga range. Overnight at trekker's
Full day at Sandakphu for you to explore the area which offers the most
scenic surroundings and commands the best views that the trek has to offer.
Day 9. Sandakphu to Molley 2900
m (04/ 05 Hrs)
From here you should have beautiful views of the early morning sunrise over
the mountains when the first rays of light give a beautiful display of
colour. After breakfast continue the trek along the Singalila ridge through
rhododendron forests to Molley. Overnight at trekker's huts.
Day 10. Molley to Phalut 3539
m (03/ 04 Hrs)
Morning trek uphill to Palut, the three country junction of Nepal, Sikkim
and West Bengal. Palut also commands nice views of the snow capped
mountains. Overnight at trekker's huts.
11. Phalut to Gorkhey (02/
Morning trek downhill through rhododendron and pine forest to Gorkhey, a
very picturesque valley. In the afternoon explore Samden, the lost Valley,
and visit local villages observing the lifestyle of the locals. Overnight at
a trekker's hut.
Day 12. Gorkhey to Siri Khola
(03/ 04 Hrs)
Morning trek to Siri Khola passing trough pine forest and local villages.
Overnight at a trekker's hut.
Day 13. Siri Khola to Rimbick to
A short morning trek to Rimbick from where you will drive back to
Darjeeling (05/06 Hrs). Upon arrival check in at the Hotel for your
Toy Train Darjeeling
14. Darjeeling - Gangtok (86
Km - 05 Hrs)
After an early breakfast, leave Darjeeling for the drive to Gangtok and
check-in at hotel. After lunch a visit the Enchhey Monastery. Perched on a
hill overlooking Gangtok and picturesquely surrounded by fluttering prayer
flags is this serene Nyingma Gompa, built by the 8th Chogyal around 1840 on
a site blessed by the great tantric master Lama Druptab Karpa who was
credited with the ability to fly.
will be followed by a visit to the Do Drul Chorten, an awe-inspiring stupa,
encircled by prayer wheels on spins while circumambulating clockwise
offering the prayer "Om Mane Padme Hum Re". In the Chapel are two
giant statues of Lord Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava, the patron saint of
Sikkim. This will be followed by a visit to the Research Institute of
Tibetology. The building accommodating the Institute is a classic example of
Tibetan Architecture and is world reknowned for its rare books and documents
on Bhuddhism. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 15. Gangtok to Tinjure (2433
m) - Drive / Trek
After breakfast drive to Tashi View Point (8 kms). From here you will trek
for 13 Kms through the Fambonglho Forest Sanctuary. Lunch at the Camp / Rest
house followed by a trek in the surrounding forest till evening. Dinner and
overnight at the trekker's hut.
16. Tinjure - Rumtek - Gangtok (Trek
Early wake up for a view of the sunrise. After breakfast, a downhill trek
of approx. 12 kms to Rumtek. Lunch in Rumtek at the Sambhala Resort. After
lunch, a visit to the Rumtek Monastery, a replica of the Kagyurpa Monastery
in Tsurpa, Tibet. Also known as the Dharma Karma Centre, and constructed by
His Holiness the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa in 1960, Rumtek is a splendid
example of Tibetan Monastic art with its traditional architecture, exquisite
paintings and intricate woodwork. The center also houses some of the world's
most religious scriptures, manuscripts and religious art objects. A short
fifteen minute walk downhill leads you to the Old Rumtek monastery, which
was originally built in 1730 by the 9th Karmapa. Drive back to Gangtok (23
kms / 45 mins) for dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 17. Gangtok - Bagdogra - Delhi
Morning transfer to Bagdogra (80 km - 04 hrs approx.) for your return
flight to Delhi. Late evening transfer to the I.G.I. airport for your final
We wish you a safe flight......
- All of the above is subject to availability. If the accommodation
requested or offered is not available, we will try to arrange
alternative hotel accommodation at the same / similar level. However
this could sometimes entail extra cost as not all hotels maintain the
- The price of the tour is subject to change if the Hotels / Government
of India / Airlines should make increases in their prices / taxes.
- There will be 2% Surcharge on credit card payment.
- For International flights airlines require you to report for check in
3 hrs prior to departure if you are flying economy class.
- Return flights should be reconfirmed at least 72 hrs prior to
departure. Anglo Indiago will do this for you on request; however we are
not responsible if the request is not made to us and seats are released
by the airline.
- Hotel Check - in & Check - out time 1200 NOON
make sure you have following valid documents with you before you leave for
- Valid passport
- Valid visa
- International air tickets.
- Overseas medical insurance. (Mandatory)
Map of North-East India