Darjeeling Tonglu Tumling Day Hiking

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  • Duration1 Day
  • DestinationIndia
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Max Altitude11.000Ft. 3,070m

About Trip

Our Day Hike in Darjeeling is the perfect one day getaway to crisp mountain views, after passing through friendly villages and sharing a meal with locals. It is perfect for those who have limited time in Darjeeling, but can’t leave without seeing the colossal Himalayan peaks. In fact, on this single day tour, you will come face to face with Kanchenjunga (8586 meters / 28,169 feet), and if you’re lucky, Mount Everest Family will make an appearance! 

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 Family 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 9 km 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!

Highlights

  • Explore a local culture, tradition and food and a visit to a Buddhist monastery.
  • Stunning views of the Himalayas - Kanchanjunga including Mount Everest Family (on a clear day).
  • Hiking  between India and Nepal border.
  • Hiking through a rhododendron and Magnolia forest and View of Darjeeling valley..

What's Included

  • All necessary permits and any charges for carrying still video cameras.
  • Any hot drinks like tea, coffee and two bottle of mineral water each person .
  • Meals Breakfast and lunch meals will be provided Indian and Nepali local food.
  • Professional and highly experienced English speaking local mountain guides.
  • Private tourist vehicle for transfers.
  • All expenses for guide and driver.
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, snacks, telephone calls, laundry,battery rechrage,shopping etc.
  • Your travel insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Personal gears and expenses for the trek.
  • Tips for guide and driver.

Useful Information

During the monsoon seasons the Singalila National Park will remain closed for Tourist / Visitors from mid 15 June to mid 15 September, so we not running this day trek so we have low altitude village to village day trek available Please contact us we will provided you more information.

Customer Reviews

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    Nicky m, United Kingdom - November 05, 2022

    My guide Mr, Sangay was super knowledgeable about the area and I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful scenery he opened my eyes to . I felt in safe hands through the whole trek and everything was managed seamlessly from my pick up to lunch and drop off . What really made the trek unforgettable was how open and informative Sangay was about the area , people and customs . I learnt so much and would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience beautiful nature with a warm and intelligent guide .

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    Corey Woodard, United Kingdom - October 25, 2020

    We had a great experience with Ashmita. We did the 1 day Tonglu trek where we were picked up around 5:30 am from Darjeeling. We drove about 2 hours up to Dhotrey and were picked up that evening in Chitrey. Our guide, Tenjin took great care of us and was a joy to be around. I would highly recommend this group if you’re planning a trek in West Bengal or Sikkim.

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    Aditya Velamuri, India - February 03, 2020

    Great trek operators with very flexible itineraries for every trek. Guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Overall a memorable experience.

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    john frederickire land, India - September 24, 2019

    I can be lazy when it comes to writing reviews, but on this occasion it is only right to call out Sangay who was my guide in Singalila National Park recently. His in-depth knowledge of the route and fascinating insights into the places along the way were second to none! I highly recommend his services for anyone considering this trek.

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    David R, United States - September 15, 2019

    In early September 2019, I was in Darjeeling for a 4-day vacation. We wanted to find the right guide and trek to give us a unique experience in the area, with only one day to spare. Ashmita was the right choice. Subash was professional and responsive from the first email inquiry. 

    We chose the one day trek through Tonglu and tiger hill Trek. The entire experience was incredible. Meals in small villages along the way, our guide was very informative, and the hike was accurately described by Subash, so I knew what I was getting into.

    I hope to return to trek with Ashmita again in the near future. I highly recommend them if you are anywhere nearby. It was the best experience of my trip

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