Welcome to Camp Wild Dhauj

Singalila Ridge trek Sikkim

West Sikkim CAS & DofE Program

Duration: 06 Days/ 5 Nights
Price: $ 544
Best Season: October – December / March – April

Uttarey: Five hours from Gangtok, Bagdogra Airport, New Jalpaiguri (N.J.P.) Railway Station and Siliguri, three hours from Darjeeling and Kalimpong and one and a half hours from Pelling – Uttarey in extreme West Sikkim is the “Virgin and Hidden Paradise on Earth”. It is popularly known as the “Base Camp of Adventure Tourism for the Singalila Range Eco-Tourism Trekking Trail TowardsKhangchendzenga” and also an important “Gate Way of International-Indo-Nepal Border Trade Route” through Chewabhanjyangla pass. It is inhabited mainly by People from Limboo Community and a small number of families from mixed communities like Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas. The landscape of the area is moderately sloppy and gentle valley unlike other locations in west. The educated youths of this village are actively in to activities of promotion of this little valley. Culturally and traditionally rich, Uttarey appears photogenic when bough wheat farms bear flowers and harvest takes place. The village has schools, health centre, Library, computer learning centre, community meeting place, shops and nice eating places. Uttarey is coming up as a popular home stay destination.

RHODODENDRONS

Magnificent show of nature

(February - April)

These amazing flowers are seen almost all over in West Sikkim. There are over 37 species of rhododendrons ranging from lower to high altitudes. The season to experience and enjoy the spectacular natural show of blooming of these flowers is purely nature based. The best suggested time is from February ending at lower altitudes to March end under 3000M. Then April onwards, these flowers can still be found at higher altitudes upto 4000M in May also.

West Sikkim CAS & Duke of Edinburgh Award Program

CAS program FOR IB & DofE SCHOOLS

BEST SEASON: October – December / March – April

INDIA PROGRAM NO 9 / 6Days

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

* Experience the Sikkimese & Nepali Culture

* Traditional Food Cooking – Momo making

* Animal Care & Feeding

* Learning local tribal dialects  - Sherpa language

* Life style of Tribal people

* Visit & experience Cardamom Plantations

* Making handicrafts from bamboo which grows locally in abundance

* Re-painting old Tibetan relics near the Monastery

* Making Tibetan prayer flags

* Trekking on Singalila Ridge – View Mt. Kanchenjunga & Mt. Everest together

* Tent Pitching & Camp Cooking

* Camp Fire & Local Tribal Music


SKETCH ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arrive Bagdogra

12:00 noon-Depart for Uttarey. Enroute pick up Dominos’ pizza pack lunch
4.00pm - Journey break at Jorethang (washroom) / drinks and momos
4.30pm- Resume journey
7.30pm – ArriveUttarey. Check into homestay. Sikkimese Cultural Welcome with “Tikkakhaoda”. Welcome hot tea with cultural performance for 15 minutes
8.00pm - Room allocation (preset)
8.30 pm – Dinner
Briefing on next days program
Overnight stay in homestay

DAY 2 Sherpa Community Based Service Activities

6.00 am – Tea at common area
7.30 am – Breakfast
8.00am – Trek to the Sherpa village (3 kms / 1.30hrs). It is a mild walk in which we will gain around 400M and this will also help us acclimatization for tomorrow’s trek
9.30am – arrival Sherpa village (Sikkimese welcome)
10.00am –1stactivity (all together) local language learning: “Sherpa tam” (learn 10 words) prize for one child who learns maximum words.

Language exchange – “ Sherpa tam”

English

Sherpa tam

Greetings

Tashidelek

Sit down

Jew

Lets go

Dee

Come

Shyok

Come quickly

Teebuteebushyok

Water

Chu

Food

Shama

Will you have food?

Shamashyew

What is your name?

Khaeremingkhaanghing

My name is ….

Nereming

Where have you come from

Khanesurphepuja

 

10.30am – Divide group into four (approx. 7-8 in each group) 4 activities engaging / 1 hreach group (per activity)Momos plus chutney making (50 pieces)
Chorten cleansing and painting activity
Bamboo weaving – handicrafts, fruit baskets/ planter, Jhokh, phurting- utensil, Wall panels/roof panels – chitra, Boundary wall panel – (Chefla)
Prayer flag creation (lungta)
12.30pm – Lunch
1.10 pm - Resume Activities
3.30pm - Activities close
4.00pm – Trek down to Uttarey (3kms/1jr)
5.00pm – Arrive Uttrey Home stary (7500 ft)
Leisure time/free time with tea& veg packora
7.30pm – Dinner
Overnight stay in homestay

DAY 3 Uttarey –Chittrey Camp/ 9000 ft(8kms/ 5hrs)

6.00am – Tea at common area
7.30 am – Breakfast
8.00am – Depart for Trek
8.30am – Enroute visit Tront farm, Rai Community Village
9.00am – proceed further for the camp.  Today you will cross lovely gurgling steams with frothy water.  Cross “TikshuKhola”, ‘Uttesekhola’, rhododendron sanctuary, gate and finally “Bhedikhola” stream
2.00 pm– Arrive Chittreycamp
Pitch your tents, activity / Welcome drink / Hot tea and coffee
Snacks with hot soup and egg/veg chowmin
5.00 pm – Wood collection for campfire
6.00 pm – Bonfire with hot chocolate
7.00 pm – Dinner / next day briefing
Overnight stay in alpine camp

DAY 4 Trek to Kalizar Shabnam Valley – (8 kms /5hrs)

6.00am – Tea at common area
7.30 - Breakfast
8.00 am – Departure towards KalizarShabnam Valley
Cross Chewabhanjan pass (10,300 feet).  The climb is steep from Chittarey camp for 2 kms /1 hr
Arrive at Chewabhanjanand then a lovely walk to the KalizarShabnam Valley Camp (2kms/1hr)Snack with hot soup and veg chowmein will be served
 Arrive camp and check into pre pitched tents.
4.00pm – Hot tea with pakoras will be served
5.00pm – All help in camp cooking activity, make attaroties, salad, cleaning rice & dal etc.
6.30pm – Dinner/next day’s briefing
Overnight stay in alpine camp

DAY 5 Trek Down to Uttarey (13 kms/7 hrs)

4.30am – Bed tea will be served
5.00 am – If nature is kind, enjoy one of the most spectacular sun rise not seen anywhere in the world! Peak scenes are Mt Everest, Mt Makalu, Mt Nuptse, Mt  Kumbhakama, MrKanchenjunga and many more.  All these are famous 8000 mtr plus peeks.  Great photography opportunity / Many Nepalese villages.
8.00am - Breakfast
9.00 am – Departure back to Uttarey pm – Lunch at “Dhapale camp”
Hot soup / snacks / chowmin
2.00pm – continue Trek down to Uttarey
3.30pm – Arrive Uttarey homestay, check into rooms
5.00 pm – Tea with veg pakoras
6.00 pm – Farewell and celebrations with music and dance
7.00 pm – Dinner
8.00 pm – Next day’s briefing
Overnight stay in homestay

DAY 6 Transfer to Bagdogra Airport

4.00am – Wake up, bed tea
5.30am –Departure  for Airport
8.30 am – Breakfast in Jorathan
9.30 am – Sharp departure to Melli,
10.30 am - Cross Melli as road closes for construction (very important!!)
12.30 pm – Arrive at Bagdogra Airport

TOUR ENDS WITH SWEET MEMORIES

Prices Inclusions

Price per Person in USD

 

10-14 pax

15-19 pax

20-24 pax

25-29

675

627

581

544

COST INCLUDES:PRICE INCLUDES   

* Services of accompanying Escorts Ex Bagdogra.
* Accommodation in simple Homestays/ camping tents as per plan confirmed
* All meals as specified in the program above.
* Local Transfers from Bagdogra – Uttarey – Bagdogra in non a/c jeeps
* All activities as mentioned in the program
* All equipment for camping required
* Camping trek on full board basis (Students will have to carry their own back pack with personal clothes.)
* 1:15 ratio Teachers complementary FOC.
* School branded banners for all activities – Creativity, Service & Adventure
GST

PACKAGE PRICE EXCLUDES:

Airfare
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
Tips, Laundry, Phone Calls.
Any Kind of Drinks (Mineral Water, Aerated).
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of cancellation
Due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

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