Himalayan Tranquility Darjeeling, Gangtok Duration: 04 nights /05 days
Difficulty : Comfort
Reference Code: HTDGIN
Trip Start: Bagdogra
Trek Start: Gangtok
Trek Days: 4 days
Age: 10 year to 70 years
Season: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Service: Full board
Trip End: Bagdogra
Trek End: Darjeeling
Trip Durations: 4 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 Arrival Bagdogra Airport and drive to Gangtok
Meet & Greet bye our representative on arrival at Bagdogra airport & transfer to Gangtok (130 kms / 4 hrs). Over night at Gangtok.
Day 02: Gangtok Sightseeing
Start for a half day trip of Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.), 34 km from Gangtok city & Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial. Tsomgo Lake freezes completely during the winter and is much revered by the locals. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 03: Gangtok sightseeing and drive to Darjeeling.
This morning start for a half day trip of Gangtok city covering Rumtek Monastery, Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sunday), Do-dul-Chorten, Flower Exhibition centre, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom. After lunch transfer to Darjeeling (100 kms / 04 hrs). Overnight at Darjeeling .
Day 4: Darjeeling (Local sightseeing)
After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view), and Japanese Temple. After Lunch visit Rock Garden & Ganga Maya Lake. Evening free (walking tour of mall - suggested). Overnight at Darjeeling
Day 05 Departure for next destination
Breakfast in the morning. Check out from hotel transfer to airport for next destination.
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.