Darjeeling Tonglu Tumling Day Hiking

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

About Trip

OurDay Hikein Darjeelingis 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 (8848 meters / 29, 0290) 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 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.OurDarjeeling Day Hikeis 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 (on a clear day).
  • Hiking  between India and Nepal border.
  • Hiking through a rhododendron forest.
  • Hiking through a rhododendron forest and View of Darjeeling valley.

What's Included

  • 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 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.

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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    Corey Woodard - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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    Belzaybeth - June 05, 2019

    We had a great time on our one-day trek with our guide Tenzing. He was very knowledgeable about the region and took time to explain the flora and the places we visited. Even though it was during low season and quite foggy, it was quite enjoyable as the temperature was refreshing and the paths were mostly empty. It was such a pleasure to hike from a forest to the edges of the mountains then through pastures and quaint villages. The only comment I would have is that the food provided on the trek was very basic in comparison to the price we paid. I was expecting a bit more than instant noodles and flat bread, but then it might be because of scarcity of food at the summit. In any case, we had a lovely day and thoroughly enjoyed our trek with Tenzing.

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