Trekking Darjeeling, Singalila ridge trek, and Trekking
Singalila Ridge trek is perhaps one of the best and certainly the most popular of all the treks in Darjeeling for those having a limited time at their disposal. This trek will take you to some of the mountain tops that seem to touch the skies and also to the deep valleys and beautiful lakes as well as to Sunderbans National Park. The view from Sandakphu is unsurpassed by any view anywhere. Where else can be seen 180 degrees of snow-capped mountains which Includes Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Kumbhakarna, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari in one single stretch of snows-an ethereal Beauty.
DAY 1 DARJEELING TO DHOTRE DRIVE (2HRS) LATER DHOTRE TO TUMLING TREK (3070MT/10072FT) 5/6HRS
Early morning drive till Dhotre, A small forest village Situated in Middle of Rimbik and Darjeeling. Trek starts From Dhotre with gradual steep trial covered with Rhododendrons till Half Way. Around 2 hour Trek and we reach border of Nepal and India and Following Jeep Road We Reach Tonglu, Explore Tonglu which is also research point for medicinal plants.Later Have lunch in tonlgu, rest for a while and descend down to Tumling which is hardly 30 Minutes trek. Evening go for sunset with Guide,
Dinner and Overnight in Tumling.
DAY 2 TONGLU TO KALAPOKHARI TREK(3186 MT / 10453FT) 4/5HRS
Rise early today for sunrise view. After breakfast descend towards Tumling, a Gurung village and then ascent for about two kilometers towards the viewpoint. After spending some time here, head on the trail that drops to Gairibas, 2,800 m., your lunch spot. There is a forest bungalow in this village. After lunch the trail ascends all the way through dwarf rhododendron forest to Kala pokhari, meaning black lake. This route is also rich in Primulae species, Inpatients falcifer, Owl-eyed Impatiens, Sorbus, Pyrus, Enkaithus and Roscoea alpina. Your camp will be set beside the dark crystaline waters of Kalo Pokhari lake shimmering in the breeze and surrounded by alpine trees with the mountains looming across the horizon.
Overnight stay in Kalapokhari.
DAY 3 KALAPOKHARI TO SANDAKPHU TREK (3636MT / 11929FT) 3/4HRS
Today’s trail ascends to Sandakphu through magnolia, blue pine and rhododendron forest. Sandakphu is the highest point in this trek and the reward for all the trudging culminates in a magnificent panorama of the eastern Himalayas of Nepal and Sikkim, from Everest in the east all the way to to Jhomolhari in Bhutan. After lunch we take an excursion around Sandakphu, which is a veritable botanists’ paradise. Apart from the different varieties of rhododendrons, plants like Streptous simplex, Trilidium govanianum, Primula rotundifolia, Fritillaria cirrhosa, Llydia and other flora like Anemone and Iris can be found here.
Evening our guide will take you to sunset view point which is in Nepal side.
Overnight Stay in Sandakphu
DAY 4 SANDAKPHU TO PHALUT TREK (3500MT/11482FT) 5/6HRS
An easy day’s walk along the ridge through the forest of rhododendron, magnolia, chestnut, oak and silver fir to your lunch spot at Sabargram, 3536 m. All along, the imposing Himalayas loom large on the western horizon. After lunch, it is a short flat walk on the trail barring a gradual ascent finally before arriving at Phalut, a tri-junction point between Nepal, Sikkim and the Darjeeling District. Other than the different varieties of rhododendrons, you will also come across varieties of Meconopsis, Primulae, Orchids, Parnassia etc.Phalut – situated at the altitude of 3600 mtr, is the only place in the world from where one can see four of the world’s highest peak so close.
Overnight in Phalut.
DAY 5 PHALUT TO GORKHEY TREK (2560MT/8398FT) 4/5HRS
Trek route from Phalut to Gorkhey which is approx 15 km has it’s own beauty. Starting is a rocky trail till the last SSB O-P of Singalila national park, then the forest trail of mud and rock starts which is very fascinating for the trekkers. The forest is dense with both alpine and low altitude vegetation-but the bamboo forest there makes it more beautiful. Rhododendron in the forest makes it very scenic during spring, and the fallen leaves gives wonderful feeling of autumn . Being so quiet, it is a possible place to encounter some of the very unique birds, pheasant, and small mammals. After the Trek for almost 4 and half hour the surprisingly sudden view of the Village “Gorkhey”, makes the trekkers forget all their tiredness.
Overnight stay in Gorkhey.
DAY 6 GORKHEY TO SEPI TREK (03 HRS) – SIRIKHOLA TO DARJEELING DRIVE ( 04HRS)
Start early from Gorkhey . Walking through Sammamden and Rammam villages, Reach Sirikhola by 2 pm.Drive back to darjeeling ( 4 hrs)
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