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 (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.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!
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.
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.
I and Subash(Ashmita Trek Owner) went for cycle hiking to nearby places in Darjeeling few days earlier. It was an amazing experience altogether and a must do activity for an adventure loving person. Subash is an amazing person and he dedicated his entire day to give me an enthralling experience. Thank you Subash :D
Visited August 2016
“Amazing Trip and Guide, - Always Choose Ashmita in Darjeeling”
Subash organized a day trek for 9 of us up to Tonglu point to see Kanchenjunga and Mt. Everest. Subash and the other guides could not have been more friendly and engaging. On the trek, we not only had an incredible sense of adventure, but we learned a lot about the culture, food, and mountain customs in Darjeeling and nearby areas of Nepal. We could not have been more satisfied with the quality of the trek. After seeing the amazing sights, Subash recommended delicious restaurants and showed us some of the best tea in Darjeeling. Ashmita Trek and Tours even provided us with easy transportation to and from Bagdogra airport and recommendations for future treks in the Nepali side of the Himalayas. I will definitely be in contact with Ashmita next time I am in this area of the world.