Trekking in Darjeeling is world famous and it is truly an amazing place for doing magnificent activities like trekking ,rock climbing, hiking etc.and Everyone loves to go on a Himalayan trek when the temperatures are optimal during summer. But the monsoon trektoo is not as bad as people think.The trails are less crowded , the villages are full of life and the valleys are in bloom. You can enjoy the immaculate and lush green scenery of the mountainous region.
We here in Ashmita Trek and Tours organize lower altitude trek as the Singalila National Park is closed during the monsoon season from 16th June onwards 15th of September on account of heavy rainfall. This season is also the breeding season for animals.We do trek on the foothills of the Singalila National Park.
When trekking in forests in the lower altitudes one can expect a dense build up of fog and clouds. The rain however occurs at night leaving the sky clear by the morning and one can witness the spectacular views of mountains and sunrise.The trekkers enjoy monsoon trekking for slightly different reasons like agricultural activities, luxuriant vegetation available during the monsoon and a cooler climate. You can meet with the local people to explore their culture too.
We welcome you at Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri and bring you to Darjeeling. Drive past Assam tea plantations and little villages along the way. Admire the rolling hills as we rise above the clouds through the brilliant green landscape. Lying on top of a ridge, Darjeeling faces the Himalaya and is a popular destination for Westerners and Indians alike. Overnight at a hotel in Darjeeling.
After the trek, one mustexperience the novelties of Darjeeling. After breakfast, begin a fun day of sightseeing. We visit Observatory Hill, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the famous Everest Museum. Of course, we visit the Toy Train, an UNESCO World Heritage site. Another famous spot is the Padam Naidu Zoological Park, where you’ll see the rare Red Panda, as well as the Himalayan Black Bear and Royal Bengal Tiger. In the afternoon, see the Tibetan Self Help Center and the nearby Happy Valley Tea Garden to taste Darjeeling’s world famous tea. Later, we can visit Dali Gompa/Monastery (also known as the Druk Thupten SangagChoeling Monastery). If the timing is right, sit in the monastery and listen to the monks as they pray. In the evening, wander around the main marketplace. Overnight in hotel.
After Breakfast at 9am Our trek starts with a drive (2 hrs hour) by jeep to a small village of Dhotery that lies just outside the Singalila National Park . Dhotery which has an altitude of 2500 meters also known as village of tribe people. We start the trek through a forest trail of patches of oak and rhododendron forest leading to Fedikhola which takes about 5-6 hrs walk . From here there are particularly good views of valley of fedikhola we will stay at comfortable home stay run by a friendly local Family Overnight stay.
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.Overnight Stay Upper Sepi.
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 Gorkhey.
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). Overnight stay at your Hotel in Darjeeling .
Enjoy your last meal in Darjeeling before our team transfers you to Bagdogra airport or NJP Train station for your next destination. Thank you for taking the Darjeeling trekking with Ashmita Trek & Tours! We look forward to seeing you again.
Accommodation in 2 star hotel in Darjeeling after and before trek with breakast Plan.
All necessary paper work and permit in Mountain and National park entrance Permit fees.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your trek.
Any hot drinks like tea coffee during your trek.
Accommodation during the trek at guest house/lodge/family home stay
Local English speaking mountain guide Licensed and trained tour guide
All necessary Transport with friendly local driver.
Trekking pole if client required.
All Local Tax.
International / domestic Air and fair.
Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone call, battery recharge, shopping, laundry, extra porters, beverages etc.
Tips for trekking staff and driver.
Your travel insurance
Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
Clients Personal gear and expenses for the trek.
Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
Ashmita Trek & Tours have set of fixed dates for the trek departure for the dates of 2019 and 2020 low altitude Monsoon Trek in Darjeeling during the month of from June - July and Auguest, so please look at the list of the dates above the blue link and select your favorite date for small group / private departure trek and contact us by requesting for your own departure dates if none of the date is suitable for you note the Tour requires a minimum of two people.
Exceeded Expectations First Time, Will Do It Again
My wife and I decided to do a short monsoon trek in the eastern Himalayas (which we are completely unfamiliar with), and got Ashmita T&T's details from some website. Subashji got back quickly with an itinerary, and we were good to go.Our expectations were exceeded in every way, from beginning to end. We were met at Bagdogra by our guide Mr. Kunzang Sangay and a vehicle that was driven slowly and expertly by Mr. Tenzing (a great relief to be driven correctly), and dropped at Chitrey from where we went to Tumling, Dhotrey and back - 3 days walking.Mr. Sangay turned out to be an expert - a mountaineer himself and an instructor at HMI - and also a wonderful guide, and we enjoyed his company and his knowledge of the region, its geography and history, et al. We were lucky to have him with us.The visit ended with a night in Darjeeling and a drive back to Bagdogra on day 5 to catch our flight (again with Mr. Tenzing).We will do another walk in this region - possibly into Sikkim - and I am already looking forward to that.
ACCOMMODATION YOU EXPECT DURNG YOUR TREK :
Dear Guest we provide you standard good 2 star family run home stay or hotel in Darjeeling – before and after your 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 rice,chapatti, gudruk 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. If you require hot water for bathing then you will be provided with it. The laundry is done manually so you will have to wash your clothes on your own with soap and water.
RECOMMENDED GEARS FOR MONSOON TREK :
Good walking shoes.
Water bottle (at least 1 litre).
Whistle (in case you get lost).
A section of rope (6 m).
Waterproof your phone, wallet, money etc (ziplock or dry bag).