India: Sikkim and Darjeeling – Walking In The Himalayas

India

High in the Indian Himalayas bordering on Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal, the former kingdom of Sikkim is home to Kanchenjunga, India’s highest mountain, remote monasteries, a myriad of wildflowers and tiny mountain villages.

Beginning with the hustle and bustle of steamy Calcutta, you drive into Sikkim after a stop in the tea town of Darjeeling at 6700 feet. Once in Sikkim, you begin your walk through the Himalayas, hiking along ridges, down to rivers and through villages, camping along the way and staying in a local farmhouse at the end of the hike.

The trip ends in the state of West Bengal in the town of Kalimpong. From here, you can either return home, or, if you wish, we can arrange an extension into Bhutan.

Dates

Land Cost

Starting at

$3895.00

Per
Person

Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

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ITINERARY at a Glance


Day 1


Arrive Calcutta. Met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2


Tour Calcutta

Day 3


Fly Delhi to Bagdogra. Drive Darjeeling. Evening walk around the mall

Day 4


Explore Darjeeling – Tibetan Refugee Center, Mountaineering Institute, Toy Train Ride, Ghoom Monastery

Day 5


Drive Sandakphu via Manebhanjang. PM sunset walk to Sandakphu.

Day 6


Hopeful awakening for sunrise. Full day walk to Molle

Day 7


Hike to Sri Khola – mostly downhill

Day 8


Trek to Rimbick. Meet Jeep. Drive to Rinchenpong

Day 9


Visit Rinchenpong

Day 10


Drive Kalimpong. Visit nurseries, bazaar, Gandhi Ashram and monastery

Day 11


Drive Bagdogra and fly out.

Should you wish to visit Bhutan from here, we will be happy to take you to the Bhutan border to connect with our ground people in Bhutan. Another option is to go to the wonderful Glenburn Tea Estate for a few days of R&R.

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