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  1. Singalila Ridge Trek with Darjeeling & Kalimpong

    11 days / 10 Nights

    Under Rs 2,000

    Per person per night

    Singalila Ridge trek is one of the most popular treks in the entire Himalayan region that is suitable for travelers from different age group which unwraps the true colours of nature secluded in the Eastern Himalayan belt.  The Singalila Ridge trek, which is an easy to moderate trek in the Darjeeling - Sikkim Himalayan region, is occupied with surprises at each and every turn and steps with wilderness and scenic beauty. Sikkim Ridge trek promises to be among the best with its crowning glory of Mt Everest & Mt. Kanchenjunga seen from several vantage points along this trek. The experience also gives you a feel of the diverse and rich culture of Tibetan, Mongolian, and Indians and immigrant Nepalese. The religion of Buddhism is highly prominent here.

     Uttarey is West Slkkim's relatively lesser known trekking base. Best known as the starting/finishing point of Singalila Trek it's the trailhead for the spectacular hike up to Phoktey dhara viewpoint (3600m), which offers panoramas across not just Khanchengdzonga but also into Nepal and as far as Mt Everest. Uttarey offers a matrix of culture Nepalese tribal culture, sanctuaries, rhododendron forests, pleasant enough, somewhere you'll want to wait around for a few days.

    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.



     


    SIKKIM – View Mt. Everest & Mt. Kanchenjunga  from Singalila Ridge

    Cultural Escapade & Rhododendron Trek

     (PELLING, UTTAREY, SINGALILA PEAK, KALIMPONG)

     

    BEST SEASON - October - April

    NO OF DAYS/ NIGHTS:11 Days/ 10 Nights

    ACTIVITY: Easy Trekking, Tribals, Tibetan Culture, Sikkimese Ethnicity, Red Panda,

    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

    * Experience the Sikkimese & Nepali Culture
    * Traditional food cooking – momo making
    * Animal care & feeding
    * Learning local tribal dialects - Nepalese, Bhutia & Sherpa language
    * Traditional carpet weaving
    * Life style of tribal people
    * Visit & experience cardamom plantations
    * Making handicrafts from bamboo which grows locally in abundance
    * Tibetan culture - old Tibetan relics/ Tibetan prayer flags
    * Trekking on Singalila Ridge – view Mt. Kanchenjunga & Mt. Everest together
    * Local tribal music

     

     

    DAY

    SKETCH ITINERARY

    MEALS

               1.

    ARRIVE BAGDOGRA & TRANSFER TO DARJEELING 

    Dinner

               2.

    CULTURAL EXPERIENCES IN DARJEELING 

    Breakfast, Dinner

               3.

    DRIVE DARJEELING TO UTTAREY

    Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

               4.

    CULTURAL VISITS IN AND AROUND UTTAREY

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

               5.

    UTTAREY TO HAGEYPANI (2,630M) 5-6hrs trek

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

               6.

    HAGEYPANI TO KALIZAR SABNAM VALLEY (3,870M) 5-6hrs trek

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

               7.

    EXPLORE KALIZAR SABNAM VALLEY – VISIT PHOKTEY DHARA

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

               8.

    CLIMB SINGALILA PEAK (3800M)

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

               9.

    TREK DOWN TO UTTAREY 06-07Hrs trek

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

              10.

    DRIVE TO KALIMPONG (113KMS/04hrs)

    Breakfast, Dinner

              11.

    DRIVE KALIMPONG TO BAGDOGRA

    Breakfast

    Singalila Ridge Trek With Darjeeling & Kalimpong

    *Meeting & Greeting on arrival at NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport
    *Transfer to Pelling (5,410 ft.), Capital of Sikkim.
    *On arrival check in to the hotel. Free evening. Overnight stay at Pelling.

    PELLING is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m (7,200 feet). The town is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing. 

    MEALS:  DINNER ONLY

    Day 02: Pelling Sightseeing 

    *Breakfast in the morning, Full day sightseeing (Starts at 8:30 AM - 4: 30 PM) visit Kanchenjunga waterfalls, Rimbi waterfalls & Khecheopalri Lake.
    *Post Lunch, Visit Changey Waterfalls, Singshore Bridge, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Palace Ruins, and Birds Sanctuary.
    *Overnight stay at Pelling.

      MEALS- BREAKFAST & DINNER ONLY

    Day 03: Pelling & Transfer to Uttarey

    *Transfer to airport for flight to Bagdogra
    *Arrive and transfer to Guesthouse in Uttarey
    *Overnight at hotel

    MEALS- BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

    Day 04: Uttarey Cultural Visits

    *Post breakfast, we hike to a Sherpa village. Experience local cultures such as
    *Food Preparation (Cooking) – Momo making
    *Pick up the local language – the local dialects are Nepalese, Bhutia & Sherpa dialects
    Traditional Carpet weaving
    *Lifestyle of Tribal people - Feeding to an animal, handicrafts from bamboo which grows locally in, Tibetan relics, Tibetan prayer flags, antique scriptures
    *Visit Cardamom Plantations
    *In the evening, we prepare for the next day’s trek.
    *Experience a cultural dance from the local people with bonfire
    *Dinner

    MEALS- BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

    Day 05: Uttarey to Hageypani 

    *After Breakfast, Cross dense magnolia forests, wild orchid species
    *Sight of the magnificent Mt. Kanchendzonga & Kumbakarna.
    *Overnight stay in camp

    MEALS- BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

    Day 06: Hageypani to Kalizar Sabnam Valley 

    *Have your Breakfast, Trek to Kalizar Sabnam Valley
    *Enter the tropical alpine forest with an opportunity to live with the exotic beauty of lush red Rhododendron forests and also provide a un- unparalleled view of series of Himalayan peaks.
    *Overnight stay at nature camping

    MEALS- BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

    Day 07: Explore Kalizar Sabnam Valley – Visit Phoktey Dhara

    *Visit true paradise on earth makes us feel lucky with the amazing view of sunrise and sunset, the unexplainable peeping out and hiding of the huge ball of fire ‘Sun’ in the great mountains. Standing on the ridge of Phoktey Dara
    *The scintillating view of Nepal and Sikkim rural hamlets can be fulfilled. Perhaps the only place which provides this unexplainable view of this world is rarely present.
    *Overnight stay at Kalizhar Sabnam Valley.

     MEALS- BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

    Day 08: Climb Singalila Peak 

    *Have your Breakfast after, we climb Singalila peak. The reward is the most spectacular views of Everest, Kanchenjunga, and other Nepal 80000M peaks
    *Stay Overnight at Camp

     MEALS- BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

    Day 09: Trek Down to Uttarey 

    *After Breakfast, Trek Down to Uttrey
    *Overnight at Hotel

     MEALS- BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

    Day 10: Uttarey to Kalimpong 

    KALIMPONG was earlier a subdivision of Darjeeling district, but now a separate district of West Bengal effective 14th Feb 2017 with an area of 1,056 square kilometers and inhabiting 49,403 people (as per 2011 census). Kalimpong is located at an altitude of 4,100ft. Because of its relatively lower altitude compared to Darjeeling or Gangtok, the weather is milder and pleasant for the most part of the year

    *After Breakfast, Transfer to Kalimpong
    *Evening at Leisure.
    *Overnight at Hotel

    MEALS- BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

    Day 11: Kalimpong to Bagdogra 

    *After breakfast proceeds to Bagdogra airport 3-4 hrs drive to connect your flight for Onward Destination

    MEALS:  BREAKFAST ONLY 

    * We would be delighted to share with you the detailed itinerary which is certainly more exciting. Do write to us/ fill in the query form so that we may send you the program in specifics
     

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