Seven Days Backpacking Around Darjeeling

Description

The hills rise from the Dooars plains of Bengal and reach an altitude of more than 12,000 feet. Three divisions of the district, namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Kurseong constitute the hilly areas and the Siliguri subdivision is in the plains.
Darjeeling Himalaya is famous for its richness of flora and fauna. There are two national parks and one wild-life sanctuary in the area. Singalila national park is famous for the red panda, a very rare and endangered species. Neora valley - a beautiful tropical forest, a large part of which is still virgin - offers great attraction to the tourists.
The 'Queen of Hills', Darjeeling is arguably the most popular tourist destination in northeast India. Situated at an altitude of 2134m, this hill town, with its exquisite scenic beauty and unparalleled views of Kanchenjunga along with the hospitality of Himalayan people attract a lot of travelers throughout the year.

Highlights


Itinerary

  • 1

    Journey to Darjeeling :

    Morning, around 09:30 Hrs, we meet at the Starting Point, NJP Railway Station and we begin our transfer to Darjeeling from Siliguri Bus Stand.

    Reach Darjeeling around 12:30 Hrs and Check into the Hostel

    Post Lunch around 14:00 Hrs we start off to explore the Rock-Garden, Darjeeling

    Entire Evening is for leisure exploration of the beautiful city

  • 2

    A Visit to Tiger Hill and Local Exploration :

    We start early morning around 04:30 Hrs for Tiger-Hill to experience the Sunrise over the majestic Kanchenjunga

    Post breakfast, around 08:30 Hrs, we start out to explore the local sightseeing of Darjeeling and come back by Lunch

    Post Lunch, we explore the famous Happy Valley Tea Estate and lose ourselves in the fragrant aroma

    Entire Evening is for leisure exploration of the beautiful city

  • 3

    Journey to Sepi Gaon and Local Exploration :

    We start, after Breakfast, around 09:30 Hrs for transfer to Sepi- Gaon

    Reach Sepi Gaon by Lunch time and check into a Village Homestay

    We spend the evening on the banks of River Siri with local villagers

  • 4

    Hike to Gorkhey and Local Exploration :

    We start early and hike towards the Village Gorkhey- the border village of West-Bengal and Sikkim. En-route, we visit village Rammam on the confluence of river Siri and river Rammam

    Reach Gorkhey around 15:00 Hrs. Check into a Lepcha Homestay

    Stay overnight at Gorkhey

  • 5

    Hike to Sepi Gaon :

    We start early morning around 06:00 hrs for village Sepi using the same route

    Reach Sepi Gaon around 11:30 Hrs

    The rest of the day is for leisure at the tiny picturesque village of Sepi.

  • 6

    Journey to Lepchajagat and Local Exploration :

    We resume our journey early morning around 06:00 Hrs for Lepchajagat

    Reach Lepchajagat around 10:30 Hrs

    Explore the local villages around Lepchajagat

    The rest of the day is for leisure at this beautiful hamlet

  • 7

    The End :

    Post Breakfast, around 09:30 Hrs, we start for Siliguri Bus Terminus

    Reach NJP railway station by Lunch time.

General Disclaimer Information

  • Fixed Departure Trips will have a minimum of 5 Backpackers
  • Only on payment of minimum 50% of the trip cost will secure a seat.

Essentials to carry

  • Valid Photo ID Proof ( 5 Copies )
  • Passport Photograph. ( 5 Copies)
  • Your Own Backpack ( Other kinds of baggage is not entertained)
  • Essentials for the Backpack

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Travel to all points of interest as mentioned in Itinerary.
  • Food (Breakfast and Dinner) in Sepi Gaon, Gorkhey and Lepchajagat.
  • Entry Fee as applicable
  • Permit charges as applicable.
  • Guide Charges.

Exclusions

  • Travel charges till Starting Point (NJP Railway Junction)
  • Travel charges from End Point (NJP Railway Junction)
  • Anything not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’