EXTREME HIKING IN HILLS

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EXTREME HIKING IN HILLS

HIKING

14 Nights / 15 Days

includes:

  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

Highlights: • Interacting with Locals • Visit Organic Farming • Stay in Farms or Homestay • Some activity like Cooking Class • Visit to School • Joy Ride Toy Train.

DAY 1 : Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling - Drive

In time transfer to airport to board flight to Bagdogra. Arrive Bagdogra and drive to Darjeeling (Approx. 70 Kms/ 3 hrs drive).

DAY 2 : Darjeeling Fullday sightseeing – Full Day Hike

Drive upto Tigerhill in the morning and the walk back to the city via Aloobari road visiting Aloobari monastery ( oldest monastery ).Approx 2 hrs minimum. Visit TRSHC walking and the hike to the ZOO & HMI through the LoveRoad. Approx 2/3 hrs. On this day, Take a joy ride in the famous Darjeeling "Toy Train", titled World Her-itage Site by UNESCO. (as per ticket availability). Overnight at Darjeeling.

DAY 3 : Bagauda Excursion – Drive + Hike

Drive to the Ghoom Jorebunglow forest check point for permits to enter the Sinchel Reserve forest.After obtaining the permits drive to Rambi/ Mungpoo checkpost and from there the walk starts to Chattakpur( lunch place)7 kms, .After lunch hike towards Bagauda. approx time in total 6/7hrs. Drive back to Darjeeling. Overnight at Darjeeling.

DAY 4 : Darjeeling to Pelling – Drive + Hike

Drive to Pelling (Approx. 75 Kms / 3.5 hrs Drive). On the way visit the Lamahatta lake hiking and then continue towards Melli.After permit formalities continue towards Pelling( lunch Jorethang).Other optional route is via Rungli/Rungliot and here one could enjoy walking around with nice views of the tea plantation. Overnight at Pelling.

DAY 5 : Pelling Excursion – Full Day Hike

02 hikes can be organized in Pelling (as per your guest’s choice). We usually suggest Option 01 Hike. 1. Day hike upto the Rani Dunga through dense forest via Sangachoiling monastery (full-day hike). 2. Hike to the famous Kheochipalri lake from Pelling but one has to keep in mind that this hike involves coming down through many steps (300/400) and can be quite difficult for tall and heavy people.1st part is mostly descent negotiating all these steps and through villages and cardamom plantation. Down at the bottom one has to cross the Rambi river to the other side and gradual climb upto the main road.Here I would like to say that one has to hike on the tarmac road for about 5/6kms or drive that distance and then continue the hike to the lake.(full-day hike).After you finish visiting the lake one can have an additional option to hiking upto the Gumpagaon, about 40minutes steep uphill hike and then coming down from the other side of the village. Overnight at Pelling.

DAY 6 : Pelling to Yuksom – Drive + Hike

Drive to Yuksom (Approx. 40 Kms / 2 hrs Drive). Afternoon free to explore around Yuksom and it's surrounding areas. Overnight at Yuksom.

DAY 7 : Yuksom Excursion – Full Day Hike

After breakfast start the hike from hotel to the Dubdi monastery and then further towards the old and the aban-doned monastery of Hungree,walk is mostly through the forest ,old jeepable road,villages and cardamom plan-tation.fullday hike. Overnight at Yuksom.

DAY 8 : Yuksom to Gangtok – Drive

Drive to Gangtok (Approx. 125 Kms / 5 hrs Drive). Afternoon visit local market / MG Marg in Gangtok. Overnight at Gangtok.

DAY 9 : Gangtok Fullday Sightseeing – Drive or Hike

After breakfast, one can either walk for these sightseeing ot Drive throughout. Visit Enchey Monastery, Do-drul chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology and orchidarium. In the evening visit Directorate of Handloom And Handicrafts. Overnight at Gangtok.

DAY 10 : Fambongla - Pangthang Excursion – Full Day Hike

After breakfast drive to the Fambongla sanctuary/Pangthang forest walk 10/11kms both ways. Overnight at Gangtok.

DAY 11 : Gangtok to Martham – Drive + Hike

Drive to Martam via Rumtek monastery. After the visit to the monastery one can choose to walk to the village of Martam or drive which is 6 kms from Rumtek. After Lunch, Explore around Martham Village or Enjoy local food cooking session with the Locals there. Overnight at Martham.

DAY 12 : Martham – Full Day Hike

After breakfast full day hike through the lush paddy fields,local village and the to the Changay waterfalls. Overnight at Martham.

DAY 13 : Drive to Kalimpong – Drive

After Breakfast, drive to Kalimpong (Approx. 60 Kms / 2.5 hrs Drive). Afternoon visit local market in Kalimpong. Overnight at Kalimpong.

DAY 14 : Kalimpong Excursion

Drive to 12 mile and visit the nearby Shiva temple and the hike starts, gradual downhill hike through villages and paddy fields until one reaches the bank of the Relli river .Lunch and then cross the river to the other side and the steep uphill walk to the upper Lolay gaon.ful days hike .Here one has to understand that the days walk involves some walk in the tarmac road also. Overnight at Kalimpong.

DAY 15 : Kalimpong to Bagdogra - Drive

After breakfast transfer to Bagdogra Airport for your flight. (Approx. 80 Kms / 3 hrs Drive).

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