Dear Guests welcome to Singalila jeep safari tours for Darjeeling exploration with the first Highest Mountain in the world Mount Everest that peaks at 8,848mts and Kanchendzonga and other peaks.
Singalila Ridge is the high point hill region of West Bengal which is situated in western part of Darjeeling. There are 2 highest peaks of West Bengal, Sandakphu and Phalut from where everyone can enjoy stunning views of the third Highest Mountain peak in the world Mount Kanchenjunga, Makalu and the first Highest in the world Mount Everest peaks at 8,848 meters above sea level.
The Jeep ride through the Singalila national park :
Singalila National Park is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world for its magnificent flora and fauna. It is famous for its red panda. Animals such as panther, barking deer ,bear and different types of leopards are found here. Different beautiful himalayan birds too can be seen in this area.
We at Ashmita Trek and Tours offers tours to the Darjeeling Singalila jeep safari and we have 5 days trip itinerary that includes your arrival and departure days to and from Darjeeling. optional if guest want to ad more days we can customize your trip to 6 days and 7 days tour according to your convenience.The trip Itinerary has been given below.
Welcome on arrival at NJP railway station/airport, our representative will pick you and transfer to Lepchajagat homestay in a distance of about 3/4hours at an altitude of 6,956 ft (i.e. 2123 meters). Lepchajagat is a small tribal village and is all about dense forested area full of pine, oak and rhododendron trees. You can see magnificent views of Kanchenjunga peaks. You will have overnight stay at Lepchajagat.
After your breakfast we take a drive through Manaybhanjyang which is in India and Nepal border where the international clients have to show their passport and visa (in the immigration office), later we have a journey to Tumling by 4-wheel drive vehicle (old British Landrovers), through the beautiful landscapes of Buddhist monastery, local village, rhododendron forest land and reach your destination for the day – Tumling. Your overnight stay will be in a comfortable private lodge at Tumling at an altitude of 6,956 ft ( 2123 meters).
Early wake-up for a sunrise view from Tumling top. Weather permitting you will get fabulous views of both Singalila and Chola Ranges of Mount Kanchenjunga. Return to Tumling for breakfast and after breakfast take the trail through the Singalila National Park – via Gairibas - Kalapokhari to Sandakphu. The trail leads one through bamboo glades and farmlands with quaint little villages inhabited by warm and friendly people. It is a continuous climb through the rhododendron forests, the distance from Tumling to Sandakphu is 21km . Overnight stay at a comfortable private lodge(Sunrise Guest House) in Sandakphu which is the highest point of your region (altitude of 3,636mt and 11,929ft).
Morning sunrise call to watch the pink, red and finally golden glow of sunlight as it inches its way east to west across the face of the Himalayas which offers the majestic views of the world's four of the tallest mountains. Some of the greatest peaks include the Mt Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Chomolhari, Pandim, Three Sisters, Kumbhakarna etc. Resume jeep safari from Sandakphu to Phalut at 3600 meters. It is one of the loftiest peaks in the Singalila Range and is situated at 80 kms . The stretch from Sandakphu to Phalut is the most spectacular of the trip. The burned silver fir forest makes most of the beautiful sight, a drive of 2-3 hrs from Sandakphu, you will come across a stone house with blown off roof top on a small ridge. We continue our drive to Phalut (altitude of 11,929 ft). Phalut is also in the border of Nepal, Sikkim and West Bengal. Overnight stay at Phalut at trekker hut.
After your breakfast take a drive from Phalut to train station /airport or Darjeeling onward your destination.