Darjeeling - Gangtok & Kalimpong - 06 Nights 07 Days)
Difficulty : Comfort
Reference Code: DGK6NIN
Trip Start: Bagdogra
Trek Start: Darjeeling
Trek Days: 7 days
Season: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Service: Full board
Trip End: Bagdogra
Trek End: Sikkim
Trip Durations: 7 days
Physical Rating: Comfort
Group Size: 2-30
Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern India. It is widely known across the globe for its quality tea production. A popular summer retreat for the then Britishers, it is in abundance with valleys and tea plantations, and the mesmerising view of the Mt. Kangchenjunga.
Among the tourist places to visit are Japanese Peace Pagoda, Tiger Hill, Rock Garden, Bhutia Busty Gompa, Nightingale Park, Ropeway, Observatory Hill, and Buddhist Monasteries. Do not forget to ride on the Darjeeling Toy Train. There are several trekking trails for adventure buffs to enjoy the wild nature of the city. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is another attraction for children and wildlife lovers. The ethnic cuisine of Darjeeling is to die for. Tibetan and Indian delicacies are famous and you must try Momo, Nepali thali, and Thukpa. March to June are the peak months to enjoy this hilly resort.
Day - 01: (Bagdogra (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri (NJP) - Darjeeling )
Welcome on arrival at IXB/NJP meet our representative and transfer to Darjeeling (80kms/3hrs).Once the summer capital of India , Darjeeling is a land of infinite variety and charm. It will cater you a mix-experience of lively nature charming Himalayan people. Surrounded by Tea gardens; this little town faces some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas . Take a rest and then a walk around town to appreciate the new culture you are in. Overnight at Hotel.
Day - 02 ( Darjeeling Best points Sightseeing)
Early morning start for Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and its amazing effects on the Mt. Kanchendzonga (Worlds 3rd highest peak), Visit Ghoom Monastery and Batashia Loop War Memorial while returning to the Hotel. After breakfast followed by Half day best point local sightseeing covering Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja N. Zoological Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center and Rock side. After that visit to the Mall (Chowrasta) along with local Market for City Life. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 03 ( Darjeeling to Gangtok)
Morning after breakfast transfer to Gangtok (110kms/4hrs), at an altitude of 5500ft Gangtok is the Capital of Sikkim is a beautiful and clean town promising of the best monasteries and landscapes. Evening free for individual activity and leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day - 04 (Gangtok Local Sightseeing)
Early morning visit Hanuman Tak,Ganesh Tak,Tashi view Point(These three points are famous for watching beautiful early morning view on Mt Kanchenjunga).After breakfast best point sightseeing tour in and around this capital city of Sikkim, covering Chortan, Stupa, Institute of Tibetology Institute of Handicrafts and handlooms along with Rumtek Monastery & Dharma Chakra Centre (24Kms/45Mins), the sect of the Kargyupa Sect – one of the 4 major Tibetan Buddhist Sect,& Flower Show. Overnight at Hotel
Day – 05 (Gangtok)
Easy excursion to Tsomgo Lake situated at the Indo-China border at an altitude of 12,400ft. (option to have an experience of Yak ride here). Enjoy the serene beauty of the lake and return back to Gangtok. Stay O/N.
Day - 06 (Gangtok to Kalimpong)
Morning transfer to Kalimpong (85kms/03hrs), another quiet hill station in Eastern Himalaya . Kalimpong is famous for its Orchids & Nurseries and some of the rarest cacti & Orchids can be seen. Oak, Maple and Chestnut stretch up the ridge as far as the eye can reach. Check in rest & Lunch at Hotel followed half day sightseeing in & around Kalimpong covering Durpin Dhara, Zong Dong Palri Fo-Brong Monastery and flower & Orchid Nursaries and Kalimpong Market. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 (Kalimpong – Bagdogra (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri ( NJP)
Morning Transfer to IXB/NJP ( 75kms / 3hrs).
Airport pick up & drop including all necessary transportation, need and clean good category hotels Accommodation with Bed & Breakfast (CP Basis), City tour guide.
Visa fees, Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, alcohol, bottle drinks and personal insurance however covers immediate medical facilities, extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway, Airfare Ticket, Lunch and dinner, Himalayan toy train ride in Darjeeling, tips etc.
Clothing and Equipments List
» Pack to pack out - bring enough waterproof bags to carry all non-biodegradable rubbish back down the mountain.
» Remove all unnecessary packaging before leaving home.
» Bring enough warm dry clothes so that you can wrap up rather than burn firewood in the evenings.
» If you are going to trek higher than 5000m or you know it will be cold, buy an aluminum water bottle which can also be used as a hot water bottle at night.
» The easiest way to keep hydrated while trekking is to buy a 1 x liter platypus-drinking bladder to carry in your day pack.
» Make sure to buy proper trekking socks. Don’t buy synthetic socks as these promote sweating and can give you blisters. Always carry a few blister pads in your first aid kit and keep them handy in your day pack.
» Walking poles are very useful while trekking and helpful when descending.
» Please remember that waste disposal and recycling facilitates are limited in Nepal. When buying batteries make sure they are rechargeable and/or high quality so they last longer, and take them home to recycle.
There is no definitive list. What you bring will vary according to the area, time of year and the length of your trek. Below is a suggested check list which you should adapt to your own needs. Ask yourself: Will there be snow/how long /high is the trek/are we camping?
» Good quality trekking boots with ankle support
» Lightweight shell/raincoat with hood
» Detachable fleece liner or separate fleece
» Fleece trousers
» Shorts and / or convertibles trousers- quick drying
» Sun hat and warm hat(good quality)
» Spare T-shirt x 3
» Sweat towel x 2
» Spare socks x 3 ( walking sock and thin inner sock)
» Small day sack
» Sun cream
» Small water bottle aluminum doubles as a hot water bottle.
» Iodine or water purifying kit,
» Soluble vitamin tablets to taste water or powder fruit drink
» Talcum powder
» Walking sticks or Trekking poles(good quality)
» Camp shoes/trainers/flip flops to wear in evening.
» Spare underwear 3
» Toilet kit
» Pen knife
» Bum bag
» Head torch(good quality)
» Biodegradable washing liquid / soap
» Ear plugs
» Sleeping bag liner(good quality)
» Sleeping bag(good quality-30)
» Bin bag/ gasbag to keep kit dry
» Small towel
» Lip balm
» Available in KTM
Personal First Aid (Aids Kit)
» Blister plasters
» AMS medication like Diamox
» Eye drops – it can get very dusty on trails
» Paracetamol and/or ibuprofen
» Rehydration sachets, Imodium and antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea
» Sterile dressing
» Sticking plasters and tape
» Throat lozenges / sweets
» A sewing needle etc.
This trekking equipment list has been prepared by Adventure Zambuling Treks (P) Ltd.