Trekking and Hiking in Darjeeling

Namaste and welcome to our Trekking & Hiking in Darjeeling page! We offer the absolute best trekking packages in and around Darjeeling and we are here to help you find the perfect one for you. Check out our packages below and let us know if you have any questions!

When people hear about Darjeeling, most think of the famous tea plantations. If they know more about the area, they might think of Darjeeling as a jumping off point for mountain treks in Sikkim. Little do people know that just a short drive from Darjeeling lie some of the greatest trails in India. Several days of hiking/walking/trekking around Darjeeling will leave you with a positive lasting impression of this natural dreamland.

Where else in the world can you get a sweeping view of four out of the five highest peaks in the world? From the summit of Sandakphu (3636 meters / 11,929 feet), Mount Everest (8848 meteres), Kanchenjunga (8586 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), and Makalu (8481 meters) can be seen in all their majesty. Each of our treks visit Sandakhpu – the highlight of trekking in Darjeeling.

Singalila National Park is a nature lover’s paradise. Feel the cool mountain air as you are surrounded by rhododendron, orchid, pine and bamboo trees. In fact, there are over 600 varieties of orchids in the area! These lush forests are home to a diverse group of wildlife. Dispersed along the trails, you might run into the elusive red panda, leopard, barking deer, Himalayan black bar, serow, takin, and countless other wonderful species.

As is the case with all treks, you will have an authentic cultural experience with the locals in each passing village. Eat the same food as those who live in the area, while learning about their customs, culture, and everyday lifestyle. The mountain views are part of the adventure, but spending time with Gurung, Rai, Limbu, and other fascinating ethnic groups adds much cultural value to the journey. Also, nothing beats finishing a long day of trekking and being greeted with a hot plate of dal bhaat (traditional meal) and a glass of chhang (local rice beer).

Ashmita Trek and Tours offers trekking packages for all types of trekkers. Even if you have no trekking experience, we will show you the time of your life on a beautiful mountainside trail. Besides, none of the trails in Darjeeling are too strenuous for even a beginner.

The best time to trek in Darjeeling is during the spring time (March to May) and autumn (September to November), though we do lead treks throughout the year. However, the eerie cloud patterns and lack of tourists make trekking during the summer months quite an experience. Also, winter offers cooler temperatures, but bright blue skies.

So, check out our packages and come trek in the unspoiledregionsnear Darjeeling! Book your trip today! We are always here to tailor our packages to your preferred itinerary. If our itineraries do not match your preferences, let us know and we will do the best we can to accommodate you.

 

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