Darjeeling Tonglu Trek - 2 Days

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  • Duration2 Days
  • DestinationIndia
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Max Altitude3,070m - 10,070 ft

About Trip

We Ashmita Trek & Tours offer Darjeeling Tonglu two days trek for best ever experience with excellent panoramic views of mountains kanchenjunga and everest family range that are absolutely spectacular within a short span of two days. What you can expect beside the views of mountains is a mesmarising view of a valley from above the mountain which is absolutely breathtaking you can also explore the culture and tradition of the local people of mountain. If the weather permits then one can witness the landscapes of two different countries (India and Nepal) from the border, where at one side we see a beautiful forest area and at the other side there are village settlements.

Highlights

  • Explore local culture, tradition, food with Buddhist monastery.
  • Stunning views of the Himalayas including ranges of Everest and Kanchenjunga (on a clear day).
  • Hiking thought dense forest trail
  • Hiking at between India and Nepal border.
  • Hiking through a rhododendron forest.
  • Views of Darjeeling and Neapl valley.
  • Explore mount kanchenjunga and Everest Family.
  • Best views of Sunrise and Sunset from Tonglu.

Itinerary

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In the morning at 9am our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Darjeeling to our office location. Then you will drive down to a small village called Dhotrey via Manebhanjyang. Dhotrey is located at an altitude of 8,500ft. It takes about 2.5 hours to reach Dhotrey from Darjeeling by car. Your trek will start from here through a deep forest and beautiful rhododendron trees welcome you to enter into next place called Tonglu. The Distance from Dhotrey to Tonglu is 6 kms. Tonglu is located at an altitude of 10,130ft. On a clear day, you get magnificent views of Kanchenjunga snow peaks from Tonglu. And if the sky is clear blue, you can even see Mt. Everest. After the great views of mountain ranges we again start a short down walk through a trail full of herbs and small plants forward to reach Tumbling, 2kms. This is where you have to stay overnight.

  • Home Stay
  • 6-7 hour
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,980m - 9,600 ft.
  • Trekking

Early wake-up for a sunrise view from Tumling Top. Weather permitting you will get fabulous views of both Singalila and Chola ranges and of Mount Kanchenjunga. Return to Tumling for breakfast and after breakfast take the trail through the Singalila National Park – via Gairibas and later trek to Tumling via Jaubari. After your lunch at Tumling it is all downhill trek towards Chitrey. You will pass by small villages along the way like Meghma (about 4kms from Tumling) and Lamhaydhura (further 3kms). Your final destination is Chitrey which is another 3kms away. At Chitrey we meet our driver then return to Darjeeling.

  • 6-7 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • ‎2,042.16 m - 6,700.00 ft
  • Trekking
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What's Included

  • Entrance permit to enter the Tonglu 
  • Meals: (1 breakfast, 2 lunch and 1 dinner)
  • Any hot drinks like tea, coffee, etc
  • Accommodation during the trek at a guest house or family homestay
  • A well-experienced Local licensed holder mountain trekking guide
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation 
  • All necessary transport with friendly local driver
  • Group Medical kit box
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, snacks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Tips for trekking guide staff and driver.
  • travel insurance: Insurance that covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, and theft expenses.
  • Clients’ personal gear and expenses for the trek.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management that is out of control like landslides, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness,  change of government policy, political instability (raises strike), political movement, etc.
  • Extra Porter (Rs. 2500 per porter for 2 days).
  • 5% GST. applicable (Good and Service Tax of India not inclusive ) for government official employees GST is free.

Dates & Availability

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We Ashmita Trek & Tours have set of fixed dates for the trek departure for the dates of 2024 and 2025, please look at the list below and select your favorite date for a small group departure trek and contact us by requesting for your own departure dates if none of the date is suitable for you as we can departure.

We have listed the group price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.

if you prefer a more private customized trek package experience, we also offer private trek departures. Whatever your preference, we are here to help make your Darjeeling Tonglu trek a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
29 Feb, 202401 Mar, 2024AvailableUS $110

Useful Information

Best seasons to visit Darjeeling - Tonglu Tumling Trek 

Best season for Darjeeling - Tonglu Tumling Trek the first season is Spring (March to May) In the springtime, the colorful flowers are blooming like rhododendrons, orchids, and magnolias. during the fall, the skies are usually clearer the temperature ranges from 8 - 14 degrees C°, and the second season is after the monsoon starting from 15th September to early December the snow peaks show their dazzling beauty in a clear blue sky when the temperature ranges from - 5 to 6 degrees C° 

also possible to do this Darjeeling - Tonglu Tumling Trek in winter Dec - Jan - Fab but it's cold and recommended to bring warm cloth as much as possible Ashmita Trek and Tours arranges the trek with full management, including transportation, meals, stay, permit, etc. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

Customer Reviews

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    Sahana AmiAbhi, India - January 03, 2024

    We went on a Tonglu-Tumling day trek with our guide Mr.Sangayji. It was one of the best experiences of our lives. We were little worried when we started the trek as we had our 1.9 years old son with us. But it was Sangay who made us feel comfortable and was confident that we will be able to finish the trek. Our son instantly connected with Sangay and thoroughly enjoyed the trek, was comfortable even when we reached Tonglu at 3070m. It is safe to say that all out future treks will be with Ashmita treks and Mr.Sangay :)

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    Scott Reid, Australia - November 17, 2023

    Before even beginning my day hike, I was impressed with this company as I met personally with Subash Tamang the director of Ashmita Trek & Tours and he arranged a special pricing for my hike as I was solo. My guide, his name is Sangay Bhutia was exceptional. (see photo) He had a wonderful personality spoke good English, but what made my experience with him so positive was the "information" I learned on the hike; be it the mountains, the flowers, various berries, a couple of unique "beverages" (which we actually tried) and how he went out of his way after the hike to take me to a Tibetan Monastery. (He of Tibetan origin shed interesting light on the temple). The hike itself was Dhotrey to Chiterey (not Tumbling) 17kms and for the most part I loved it. The first part 8km straight up to Tongla through lovely forest with views of high green mountains. 

    I would like to work with this company again very much, but I believe next time will do a multi-day trek.

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    Geoffrey C, France - July 24, 2023

    Ashmita team is really welcoming ans Sangay, one of their guide, takes really care, has much experience and is very humble !

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    Gert V, France - December 18, 2022

    Thanks to Ashmita Trek and to our guide Dawa for an excellent experience: the Tonglu Tumling 2 day trek . This trek was an absolute high (in every sense) to our journey in India. We had the opportunity to sample local food (all very tasty) and local customs. The homestay in Tonglu was primitive (we knew), but had a really cosy feel to it. A tip however: if you're doing this trek in winter, be prepared for cold conditions, also inside the homestay. But the surroundings made it all more than worth it. Dawa was an excellent guide. At all times he was considerate with us. He was prepared to go slow, but when he noticed that we are experienced hikers, he was happy to adapt his tempo. During meals he was always inquiring if we had enough food and drinks, and during the walks he made for interesting conversations. As time allowed for this, he was happy to show us the Buddhist monastery of Chitrey and explain some things about Buddhism.

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    Victor Ma, United States - November 08, 2022

    I absolutely loved this one day trek in Darjeeling! It was one of the things I looked forward to the most in my first trip to India this year, and I was mind blown. We got lucky and had beautiful views of the Himalayan mountain range, including Mt. Everest itself!

    The treks themselves were fun and beautiful, and honestly, how cool is it to be hiking back and forth across the border of India and Nepal? Tourism is still down because of COVID but that meant we were able to have a fairly personal and quiet experience. Also got to meet and trek with some other travelers during these two days.

    If you like nature, clean mountain air, and out-of-the-way cultural tourism, you'll love this trek.

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