Darjeeling Gorkhey Timburey Home Stay Trek (Village to Village)

  • Duration6 Days
  • DestinationIndia
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Max Altitude2438mt

About Trip

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the village lifestyle. Time moves slower, and there is no rush to be anywhere. The anxieties and worries that you carry with you will disappear each day on the trail. Realize that the trivial problems of everyday life are quite small in the grand scheme of your lifetime. You will become present on the trail and feel a sense of inner peace. By the end of the Homestay Trek in Darjeeling (Village to Village), you might just want to stay!

Before the homestay trek begins, we have a full day of cultural exploration in Darjeeling.There is so much to see in Darjeeling, that one day simply is not enough, but we see as much as we can. Check out the Toy Train, an UNESCO World Heritage site. Also, one cannot leave Darjeeling without tasting its famous tea from one of the many tea plantations. After sipping an energizing cup of tea, it’s time to check out some of the elaborate monasteries and temples in the city.

The following day, we leave for the trek. Traverse through hills and forests, staying in village upon village. Each night you will stay in a rural accommodation. The facilities are simple, yet comfortable and home-like. Eat the local cuisine, which is often more hygienic and organic than food in the cities. Learn how to make some of the foods in the process! Experience the peaceful environment and lovely Nepalese and Sikkamese hospitality. Learn about their history, culture, customs, food, and festivals while staying with them. In fact, if you would like to schedule your trek during one of the exciting festivals, we can arrange for that! Just let us know. You can read books about these local ethnic groups, but to actually live with them is a much more authentic experience. The connections you make will last a lifetime!

Few treks connect you this well with the local people, facilitating a learning experience between both groups. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience. The snapshots of the natural landscapes and wildlife will be remembered, but it is the genuine moments that you share with the Sherpa, Rai, Tamang, Dukpa people that are most cherished.


  • Wonderful opportunity to explore the local culture.
  • Visit Darjeeling  Zoo, one of the best zoos in the world to receive the prestigious International award "The Earth Heroes" 2014 out of over 300 zoos worldwide.
  • Experience the popular UNESCO heritage Toy Train Joyride in Darjeeling.
  • Homestay with a local family in a traditional village.
  • Experience our local culture and tradition.
  • View of beautiful terrace fields during your hike.
  • Rivers, springs and waterfalls along the hike.
  • Trek to neighboring hilltop villages.


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Spend your perfect holidays in Darjeeling Himalaya. Our Airport representative will receive you at the Bagdogra. International Airport. from the Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in a private tourist vehicle.Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Home Stay
  • 4 hour
  • Local Dinner
  • 2130mt - 6988ft

After your breakfast you will be briefed by your tour guide about the tour. Later enjoy World Heritage steam Toy Train ride for 2 hours and enjoy guided sightseeing tours to famous Himalayan Zoological parkn Himalayan mountaineering Institute and Everest Museum, Tea garden and Tibetan refugee self help center. Back to the otel, the evening is free to explore around the famous Chaurasta mall road. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Home stay
  • Breakfast,Dinner
  • Sightseeing

Start your journey at 7am with a refreshing drive from Darjeeling to Rimbeek about 4 hour drive from Darjeeling. Rimbeek is a small hamlet packed with natural serenity and aura. You are bound to imbibe energy by breathing in the fresh mountain air.Once in Rimbeek, your trail will commence. You will trek to Gurdum following the path across the blackforests.

Gurdum is a small village and undoubtedly a pocket of happiness. On your way, you will be gifted with some of the best views of mountains, variegated rhododendrons, and lush green forest.

  • Home stay
  • 4 hour Trek
  • Lunch,Dinner
  • 2179mt - 7150ft

After your breakfast we will start our trek from Gurdum to Gorkhey through the beautiful ramam village lush-green thickets while enjoying the scenic landscapes comprising of stunning mountains sprawling the region Overnight stay will be at one of the homestay.

  • Home Stay
  • 6 hour
  • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • 2143mt - 7030ft

After breakfast, begin today’s journey. We hike through a village called Samandin and and after about 5 hours, we reach Ramam. Here, the trail reaches a junction of two streams called Gorkhey Khola – a sight so perfect, it could be on a postcard. Keep going to Timburey, where we stay at Saumbu Homestay, run by a local Tamang family. During dinner, learn about the culture and lifestyle of locals while cooking food with them – a valuable experience!

  • Home Stay
  • 6 hour
  • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • 1800mt - 5905ft

The final day of the trek does not disappoint. We have breakfast in Timburey and start the hike towards Srikhola It is a relatively flat down quit gentle trail for about 5 kilometres about 2 hours on srikhola river side our trek end here transport you back to Siliguri or Bagdogra airport Thank you for your wonderful experience with us Hope to see you on the next tour to another fascinating destination of India/Nepal.

  • 7 hour
  • Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Airport and hotel pickup & drop by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Accommodation 2 night in Darjeeling with family home stay before trek.
  • All Meals during the trek with local traditional food.
  • Accommodation during your trek in local family homes with Nepali local food for your stay in the village.
  • Guided city tours in Darjeeling by private tourist vehicle.
  • Licensed English speaking guide.
  • Local staff / porter to carry your luggage during the trek (one porter for every two guests).
  • Sightseeing /mountain entrance fees in Darjeeling.
  • All our government taxes; vat and tourist service charge.
  • Official expenses.
  • Travel insurance and Medical travel insurance which covers emergency.
  • Indian Visa and international /domestic Air Fare.
  • Alcoholic beverages & cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).


At the homestay you will be served with rice, chapatti, gundruk and sinki soup, dal (lentil soup), curries made out of locally grown organic vegetables etc. for your breakfast, lunch and dinner accordingly.

NOTE: In Nepalese culture the people offer food to the guests in order to show respect as they are considered as Gods.  But if any other local villager other than the host of the homestay you are staying in offers you food then please do not accept it as it may not have been prepared hygienically.

While you are on trek you will be staying with the local families in shared rooms. The rooms are clean with simple beds. It is preferable to take your sleeping bags with you even though quilts and blankets are provided in the local houses.do not expect luxury like TV, geyser 

The toilets in the village areas are not English toilets but the Indian ones like squat toilets on the ground made up of ceramic. We do not get toilet papers in these remote regions so you will have to carry your own stock of toilet papers.

In some of the villages there are no attached bathrooms for bathing. They will have bathrooms outside of their homes. You will be provided with hot water if you require for bathing. The laundry is done manually  so you will have to wash your clothes on your own with soap and water.

Customer Reviews

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    Andrew Otis, Sri Lanka - August 28, 2018

    We did a trek of different villages in the shadow of Sandakphu in the Singalila Forest - a 4 night, 5 day journey starting in Mane Bhanjang and ending in the forests near Rammam. Our guide, Pemba, was a gracious host and always willing to answer our questions. Highlights of the trek included learning how to cook momos, and especially the parts of the trek that were deep in the forest, away from people. From start to finish Ashmita Trek and Tours delivered, and delivered well.

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    The Green Berlin, India - May 14, 2015

    My friend and me went on a four and a half day Village trekking tour with Ashmita Trek Darjeeling and it was really the experience and trip we hoped for! Our guide Tshering and the organizer Subash the Owner made this trip really easy going for us, by providing excellent information about the area, organizing comfortable guest houses and pik-up services and really caring about our satisfaction. 
    I recommend Ashmita Trek and Tours to everyone seeking an uncomplicated and good service when trekking in Darjeeling or Sikkim.
    Grade: A***

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    John L, Australia - May 10, 2015

    Our small family group stayed in Darjeeling for sightseeing and visiting nearby locations significant to our past family history in the area.the proprietor Subash was amazing. He arranged everything we needed, and met with us frequently to ensure that the customised activities and day trips went perfectly. All of the drivers and vehicles he arranged were excellent. There was a severe storm on our first night in Darjeeling which severely disrupted power supplies and communications, but Subash ensured that our stay was perfect despite these obstacles. We highly recommend Ashmita Trek and Tours.

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    Beecoy, United Kingdom - March 27, 2015

    We did the Sandakphu trail and loved it. Our guide was great and everything was planned out. The homestays we stayed at were wonderful people and the accommodations were very clean. Definitely a cultural experience. I want to use this tour company again in the future. 

    They are also very accommodating. We had planned for a five day trek but the day before my friend had an allergic reaction and Subash worked out a 3 day trail we could do and still make it to the top!

    Thanque from Rebecca 

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    Tim R, United Kingdom - March 22, 2015

    ime was limited in Darjeeling, but Subash and his staff were able to put together a bespoke itinerary that met all of our requirements. The trek itself was amazing, as was the level of attention to detail that Pemba and his colleagues displayed at all times on the trek.A couple of trekkers that we met along the way who were using alternative companies actually commented to us how knowledgeable and helpful Pemba was in comparison to their own guides. The surprises and extra touches became a consistent feature of our stay in Darjeeling and were much appreciated

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