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Darjeeling Trek & Tour Packages

Darjeeling in the north-eastern part of India has many of the perfect ambiances of hill resorts, and with its mild climate and great valleys, it is one of the best spots for adventure travel in India. Trekking in Darjeeling is the best trekking tour package that one can take to explore the beauty of Darjeeling in the most memorable way. The most famous and best trekking packages are on the scenic Singalila Ridge, the finest trekking area in Darjeeling along the India-Nepal border.

Sandakphu Trek
Everest Range Seen from Sandakphu

Darjeeling, endowed with the mighty Kanchenjunga, the tallest mountain in India, and surrounded by deep valleys and well-preserved Singalila National Park, has the best trekking tour packages to offer. The short, four-day Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek and the extended Sandakphu Phalut Trek on the Singalila Ridge are the two best trek packages that give you complete thrill and enjoyment.

Darjeeling, situated on a long, narrow mountain ridge that joins the Sikkim Himalayas, has varying elevations that pave the way for the best trek and tour packages in Darjeeling to be created. From a simple one-day trip to a few-day hike in Darjeeling. Also, the salubrious climate makes it extremely enjoyable for getting around on a day trip, for longer trips or even for a day trekking tour in Darjeeling.

Sandakphu Phalut Trek
View of Kanchenjunga Range from Sandakphu

The Best Trek and Tour Packages in Darjeeling

Sandakphu Trek Packages

Highly recommended among the best short-tour trek packages in Darjeeling is the Sandakphu Trek. A four-day trek is a great way to spend time exploring Darjeeling by walking on foot. This short trekking package in Darjeeling starts from Maneybhanjyang, a border town 26 km from Darjeeling. From here, the walking trip starts with an uphill trek through the small villages of Chitray, Meghma, Kalipokahri and eventually to Sandakphu. From Sandakphu, the trail dips down to the villages of Gurdum, Timburey, and Siri Khola through the dense forest to arrive and end this trek in Rimbik with a drive back to Darjeeling.

Singalila Ridge Trek
View of the Kanchenjunga Range from Sandakphu

Brief Itinerary for Sandakphu Trek Package in Darjeeling

Day 1: Drive Darjeeling to Manebhanjyang. The start of the four-day trip in Darjeeling starts. Start the trek with an uphill walk to Chitray, then a gentle trek to Lamedhura , Meghma and the last uphill trek to Tongloo on the first day of this trip in Darjeeling. The total distance covered is 13 km in about 6 hours.

Day 2: Trek to Kalipokhari. Kalipokhari is 15 km from Tongloo Ridge and most of the trail is an easy walk, passing through Jau Bari, a small village on the Nepal side of the trekking trail, Kayakata and then to Kalipokhari, where the day trip ends.

Day 3 : Trek to Sandakphu. A total of 6 km of walking on a broad jeep path, with a 2 km easy trek till Bikheybhanjyang and then a 4 km uphill trek till Sandakphu.

Day 4: Trek to Gurdum. The easiest and loneliest day of the trek packages in Darjeeling is the trek from Sandakphu to Gurdum. The trail immediately starts going downhill and keeps on going through rhododendron, Bamboo and pine forests till we reach the small village of Gurdum.

Day 5: Trek to Rimbik and then drive back to Darjeeling. This part of the Trek Packages in Darjeeling is, without any uphill trek, an easy day trip to Rimbik. The trail immediately dips down a few hundred feet to the River Bed at Siri Khola, then a gentle trek through forests and tiny hamlets on the fringes of Singalila National Park leads into Rimbik, and this is where the Sandakphu Trek Packages in Darjeeling end with a drive back to Darjeeling.

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Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek
Sandakphu with the Trekkers Huts Below

 Sandakphu Phalut Trek Package

The Sandakphu Phalut Trek, the most scenic amongst the Trek Packages in Darjeeling, follows the same route as the shorter Sandakphu Trek, but there is where the similarity ends.  The Sandakphu Phalut trek then proceeds gently towards Phalut through meadows, followed by the long stretch of the Himalayan Range on the horizon. Not only that, the trekking trail traverses through small streams and beautiful villages tucked away amidst the pine forest, along with fresh running streams. All this is what makes the Sandakphu Phalut Trek the best trekking package in Darjeeling.

Brief Itinerary for Sandakphu Phalut Treks Packages in Darjeeling

Day 1 : Drive Darjeeling to Manebhanjyang and then trek to Tongloo. The route followed is the same as the Sandakphu Trek.

Day 2: Trek Tongloo to Kalipokhari.

Day 3: Trek from Kalipokhari to Sandakphu.

Day 4: Sandakphu to Phalut.  The stretch between Sandakphu and Phalut bundles up the best part of the Darjeeling trekking trip, with the long line of the Himalayan Range from the Everest to the Kanchenjunga Range placed firmly on the horizon for the entire 22-kilometer trek to Phalut. No doubt this part of the Darjeeling Trek Package can aptly be described as the ultimate gift to a hiker.

Day 5: Trek to Ramam. Trek down first through the rhododendron and bamboo forests, and as you approach Gorkhay, then through the oak, Walnut and pine forests of the Singalila National Park to emerge onto this beautiful village of Gorkhay, tucked away in a small valley surrounded by pine forests and with a small river crossing right through the middle. From here, the trek to Ramam is through Samamdin, another smaller village on the periphery of Singalila National Park, and through forest.

Day 6: Trek to Rimbik. An interesting day trip on the Darjeeling Treks Packages as you get to trek through this seemingly big village of Ramam. An agricultural village solely dependent on agricultural products and dairy farming. This is one particular day when you get to interact with the local populace. The 15-kilometer trek to Rimbik takes about five hours to end this best and most scenic trekking package in Darjeeling with a drive back to Darjeeling.

How much do these Darjeeling Trek packages Cost?

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Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek
Trek Route from Sandakphu to Phalut

What do these Trek Packages in Darjeeling include?

Darjeeling Trek Packages cost include the following:

  • Twin-share rooms in private lodges during trekking.
  • Four Bed Rooms in Trekkers Huts
  • Fully organized trek services with guides and porters.
  • Fixed three meals every day during trekking.
  • All road transport is as per itinerary by car or Jeep.
  • Service of an English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to monuments visited.
  • Singalila National Park Fees
  • All Permits for Darjeeling.

DOES NOT INCLUDE :

  • Sleeping bag;
  • personal clothing/equipment.
  • Lunches and dinners during hotel stays.
  • Bottled or alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips, client insurance, and evacuation costs.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.

Best Time to Trek and Tour in Darjeeling 

Notably, there are two seasons for trekking around the hills of Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

The first season is from mid-March to mid-May, when the temperature surrounding the trekking places in Darjeeling is very mild and pleasant, with the temperature hovering between 6 and 21 degrees Celsius, accompanied by occasional short showers mostly in the late afternoon.

The best part about taking a tour or trek in Darjeeling during this time is that you get to see the rhododendrons in different hues in full bloom, as well as the wild flowers all over the meadows.

But after having said that, from mid-May, the slowly approaching monsoon clouds will engulf the mountains, and the possibility of rain showers is even greater.

The second season to explore the Darjeeling Hills is from October to November. You may get some rain from the retreating monsoon clouds, but the weather will remain clear with excellent mountain views as these months are relatively dry.

Things to Carry

Besides the personal items, you should carry light trekking pants and quick-dry T-shirts for day use, along with windbreakers and a raincoat or an umbrella. As the Darjeeling Treks Package includes trekking from lower to higher altitudes, warm woolen clothing, fleece jackets, thermal inner wear, woolen caps and gloves are required as nighttime temperatures fall drastically, sometimes below zero degrees Celsius.

Also carry polarized sunglasses for eye protection and medicines for your personal use. Your personal medical kit should contain Paracetamol tablets for fever, Gelusil tablets or syrups for acidity, Diamox for altitude sickness, medicines for dysentery, water-purifying tablets, band-aid for cuts and blisters, an antiseptic cream for cuts, crepe bandages for sprains, and painkillers.

Water is a scarce item when trekking from Sandakphu to Phalut, and in the absence of tea houses, it is not possible to buy one. Therefore, take a bottle or two of drinking water with you on this stretch. Otherwise, you can buy water on the other part of the trekking route.

Bring with you a 45- to 55-liter haversack where you can put all your clothes. Put in this bag just the required item so that we can show the humane part of you to the porter who will be carrying your baggage for the entire trek package in Darjeeling. Carry with you a day pack where you can put in all your personal items, along with a rain jacket or umbrella, a water bottle and a light fleece.

Food and Accommodation

Lodge in Kalpokhari Below Sandakphu
A Lodge in Kali Pokhari just after the snow fall

There are government-run trekker huts with basic facilities in places like Tongloo, Sandakphu, Phalut, Gorkhay and Sirikhola. In other places like Tumling, Kali Pokhari and Sandakphu on the Nepal side of the border, private lodges are available with basic facilities. Ramam and Timburey also have private homestays.

Since there are only a limited number of trekkers huts and lodges on this trek route in Darjeeling, it is advisable to book them in advance.

Basic local foods like Dal, Bhat (Rice) and Vegetable Curry is available in tea houses on the way and in the lodges and trekkers huts.

Power and Mobile Connectivity

There is no electricity on the Indian side of the Singalia Ridge in Darjeeling, as the entire area is a preserved national park. However, the lodges on the Nepal side of the border do have electricity.

The trekkers huts do have solar power, and in some huts, you can charge up your mobile phones and camera batteries, but it will cost you extra.

Mobility connectivity is quite poor and keeps fluctuating on the entire Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling. Airtel, Jio and Vodafone do provide some coverage in selected areas. Otherwise, mobile connectivity is very poor.

Note:  The above Darjeeling Trek Packages are samples, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors, such as weather, road conditions, the physical abilities of the participants, etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participant’s safety, comfort and general well-being.

(All Relevant Terms and Conditions apply.)

 

  • 6 Day Sandakphu Phalut Trek Package Cost: US$530 per Person
  • 5 Day Sandakphu Gurdum Trek Package Cost: US$440 per Person
  • We will need a minimum of two persons to run this trek

TOUR COST INCLUDES :

  • Twin-share rooms in private lodges during trekking.
  • Four Bed Rooms in Trekkers Huts
  • Fully organized trek services with guides and porters.
  • Fixed three meals every day during trekking.
  • All road transport is as per itinerary by car or Jeep.
  • Service of an English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to monuments visited.
  • Singalila National Park Fees
  • All Permits for Darjeeling.

DOES NOT INCLUDE :

  • Sleeping bag;
  • personal clothing/equipment.
  • Lunches and dinners during hotel stays.
  • Bottled or alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips, client insurance, and evacuation costs.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.

  (All relevant Terms and Conditions apply.)

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