The homestays we provide are located away from the rush of the city life and busy traffic and make you step into a world of unique culture. In order to explore the awesome nature of the mountains in homely and peaceful environment we make you experience the finest in Nepalese and Sikkimese hospitality. The guests can have the rural accommodations, simple stay and local food.
By living in the homestay you can be a part of the local people of these areas, as well as can learn about their history, culture, social communities, food, festivals etc. You can spend the time of your stay either by being mostly with the host family or can have as little time as you want. It is the easiest way of learning about the culture and life of the local people. This way the people can bond and be friends for the rest of their lives.
You can have many exciting moments like short hikes, village visits, explore tea plantations, picnics along with rural accommodation, local food devoid of rich masalas or spices which are lighter unlike in hotels. You get to know about their lifestyles even by participating in one of their tasks of cooking simple organic village food.
Wonderful opportunity to explore the local cultural
Darjeeling Zoo the best zoos in the world receive the prestigious international award "The Earth Heroes" 2014 out of over 300 zoos worldwide.
Visit the popular UNESCO heritage Toy Train Joyride in Darjeeling
Homestay with a local Family in a traditional village
Spend a perfect holidays in Darjeeling Himalaya Our Airport representative will received you at the bagdogra international Airport,from the airport you will be transferred to you hotel in a private car tourist vehicle.Overnight at Hote.
after your breakfast your tours guide will be briefed about your trip.later enjoy World Heritage steam Toy train for 2 hours.later enjoy a guided sightseeing tours to famous Himalayan Zoological park /Himalyan mountain Institute (of Everest Museum,tea garden and Tibetan refugee self help center. back to hotel evening fee explore around the famous Chaurasta mall road.Overnight at Hotel.
Our trek starts with a drive (2 hrs hour) by jeep to a small village of Manaybhanjyang that lies just outside the Singalila National Park . Manaybhanjyang which has an altitude of 2134 meters also known as village of tribe people between India and Nepal border where we have to entry a pasport and visa for international client
We start the trek through a forest trail of patches of oak and rhododendron forest leading to tumling which takes about 5-6 hrs walk . From here there are particularly good views of Darjeeling town spread over the ridge immediately opposite and 1000 metres below us on one hand and wide views of the entire Kangchenjunga range on the other we will stay at the Sikhar lodge this lodge is run by a friendly local Gurung Family Overnight stay at Sikhar lodge.
After your breakfast we will start our trek from Tumling to Phedikhola via Gairibas. On our way we find a dense forest covered with rhododendron, oak and magnolia trees. We also can experience magnificent views of small streams . The people reside at the bottom of the river or khola so it derieves the name Phedikhola. The settlement in Phedikhola comprises of only 5 to 10 households where Dukpa community reside. While visiting the village we can explore the culture of these tribal people.Overnight stay will be at one of the homestays .
After your breakfast we trek from Phedikhola to Upper Sepi via Namla forest through a fascinating valley with waterfalls and springs. There is a holy cave in Namla (name of a place) where Buddhist communities worship. The people here are from Rai and Sherpa communities. We will take our lunch in Namla.
Gorkhey is an elegant valley situated in the border and there we find an eco village. The valley is surrounded by thick pine forest and a small river known as Gorkehy in between Sikkim and West Bengal which separates these two states . The people here mostly depend on agriculture and some of the villagers run homestays. Ovenight stay a local homestay.
After breakfast trekking via Samandin to Ramam about 5 hours. It's a picture postcard place. Resume trekking via Samandin. We will stay at Timburey, a very small village. We will stay overnight at Saumbu home stay that is run by a friendly local tribe (Tamang) family.
After your breakfast the trek starts from Timburey to Rimbeek via Srikhola village which is almost level walk for the first 10 km. and then reaches Rimbik. We will take lunch at Rimbeek and later we meet with vehicles and drive to Darjeeling (4 hours drive) later free day explore the city on your own or go shopping for souvenirs in the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at traditional restaurant Overnight at Hotel.
Depending upon our next destination, today we will be escorted from Darjeeling to either Bhadrapur Airport in Nepal or Bagdogra Airport or Phuntsholing border of Bhutan or New Jalpaigudi Rail Station in India. onward your destination.
Airport/Hotel/ Airport Pickup & Drop by private tourist vehicle
Standard twin sharing accommodation in two star hotel Darjeeling. Breakfast included
Accommodation in local homes and Napali local food for your stay in village
Guided city tours in Darjeeling by private tourist vehicle
Local Ashmita Trek & Tours licensed English speaking guide
Local Staff and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (one porter for every two guest).
Sightseeing /mountain entrance fees in Darjeeling
All our government taxes.vat, tourist service charge
Farewell dinner in typical restaurant
Lunch and dinner whilst in Darjeeling.
Travel insurance. Medical travel insurance with covers emergency.
India Visa international /domestic Air Fair.
Alcoholic & cold drinks.
Personal trekking Equipment.
Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tiping is expected).
in Darjeeling two start catogery hotel with breakfast plan
During Trek :
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.
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.
TOILET FACILITIES :
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.
BATHING & LAUNDRY :
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.