- duration 1 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 10-60 yrs
- max group size 20
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Explore a local culture and visit a Buddhist monastery.
- Stunning views of the Himalayas Kanchanjunga including Mount Everest (on a clear day).
- Hike between India and Nepal.
- Hike through a rhododendron forest and Darjeeling valley.
The day hike near Darjeeling valley calls for a 6am wakeup time, and you will return to Darjeeling around 5pm. Leaving the hotel, we drive 2.5 hours through Manebhanjyang to Dhotrey (8,500 feet). Enchanted by the colorful rhododendrons and forest flowers, we are get off at Dhotrey full of excitement. Dhotrey is a scenic village perched among the terraced hillsides. Here, we have a filling breakfast and begin the journey through the dense forests to Tonglu (10,130 feet), which lies 6km from Dhotrey. Tonglu provides the best views of the trek. On a clear day, you can see two of the three highest peaks in the world (Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga). Bring your camera, because you might never get such dramatic mountain views like this again!
Descend through a pleasant trail, teeming with herbs and small plants, until Tumling (9,600 feet), about 2km away. Again, get stunning views of the majestic Kanchenjunga peak. From here, the trail guides us downhill through Meghma and Lamhaydhura villages. In Tumling, we have a hearty traditional local meal, packed with energy for the rest of the day.
Our final destination is Chitrey, about 3km from Tumling. Here, we meet our driver and head back to Darjeeling. Our Darjeeling Day Hike is a perfect escape from the fast-paced city life and into the quiet, peaceful mountain and alpine landscape. Join us today!
I think its safe to say that this was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I absolutely loved this trekking tour - not just because the surrounding landscape was so beautiful but because our guide was so knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, and history of the region. He taught us things about the wildlife and the kinds of plants that grew there, about the hidden temples/monasteries and Buddhist writings, flags, and monks that you will find all over. The trek also covers a lot of ground - because it lasts a full day you have time to stop and appreciate all these things. On a clear day - you will get a view of Mt Everest. It was a little cloudy at the exact time we were passing by the spot you were able to get a view. However, a couple trekkers who left earlier on a similar tour with a different guide got a great picture on their camera.
Our guide was also a really good guy. Unfortunately I forget his name but it was Subash who set up the tour for us. He taught us about the history of the region, shared his views on its future and helped us talk to people there to learn more about them. He also treated us to a really delicious breakfast in the mountain town before heading out. He told me he was a very serious mountaineer and was planning to study in Seattle for a more ambitious climb the next year.
I think it was quite dark when I got back. I forget the time but it was late and I remember being tired. I was with 3 of my friends and they were fast asleep. He gave us green Buddhist sashes with markings on them and they were very beautiful. I really liked Ashmita because the whole experience was very personal. There were times we would just walk for a long time in silence. They really want you to experience everything first hand and for yourself. I believe its because they love the region so much, and they want everyone to love and experience it too.
One of the best days of my life.”
We had an amazing trek from Dhotrey to Chitre with our superb guide Tenzin, who was knowledgeable, courteous & informative all day. This trek takes you through the Singalia National Park & crosses the Nepal border where you have lunch at Tumling. It gave us a real taste for trekking in this region & we definitely want to return to do some of the longer hikes. The day started at 6am with our hotel pickup & we were dropped back to the hotel about 5.30pm. All food, snacks & refreshments were provided & we didn't go hungry. All in all a fab day & we'd definitely recommend using Ashmita.”
I recommend Ashmita MOST HIGHLY to anyone looking to book a guided trek in the Darjeeling region.
I myself intend to return for a second visit, and I plan to book my next trek through Ashmita.”
- All necessary permits and any charges for carrying still video cameras.
- All expenses for guide.
- Any hot drinks like tea, coffee and two bottle of mineral water each person .
- Meals Breakfast and lunch included meals will be provided Indian and Nepali local food.
- Professional and highly experienced English speaking local mountain guides.
- Private tourist vehicle for transfers.
- Tips for guide and driver.
- Your travel insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
- Personal gears and expenses for the trek.
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Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.Other Practical InformationImportant note : Important information for our valuable clients not allowed to carry any kind of satellite phone & GPRS due to the border security to Protected and Restricted Area in part of Sikkim and Darjeeling Himalaya.