Trek to Singilila Range - Darjeeling - 11 Days

  • Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate level
  • Group TypePrivate or join
  • Max altitude11 Days
  • Destination: India
  • Min Pax: 4 pax
  • Meals: Room Only
  • Transportation: by flight & private transport
  • Accommodation: Tent - double sharing
  • Group Type: Private or join
  • Hotel in Darjeeling: Included
  • Hotel in Delhi: Included
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From the picturesque town of Darjeeling, situated at an altitude of 7,042 ft (2,134 m), trek up through enchanting forests, ascending gradually to the Singalila ridge, with close views of Kanchenjunga (28,630 ft/8,598 m) the third highest mountain in the world. The ridge provides panoramic views of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Himalayas on three sides with Mt. Everest in the distance, fine view of the Nepalese valleys and of the plains of North Bengal with the snow fed Teesta on the east, Koshi on the west and a number of smaller rivers between them. A sunrise from Sandakpur is simply astonishing with clouds blanketing the valley, rising above is continuous barrier of snowy mountains, the most prominent which is Kanchenjunga (8598 m) towering up in gigantic height and breadth with it's attendant peaks Kabru (7338 m), Jano (Khumbhakarna - 7710 m) and Pandim (6691 m) clustering closely round it. Far of to the west among a group of other snowy mountain rising from graceful peaks of Everest group can be seen, behind the crest of Mt. Makalu. The contrast between Everest and Kanchanjunga is very marked.

Trip Highlights

Trip:  Ex. Delhi 

Trip Length: 12 days 

Trail head: Darjeeling

Access: by flight from Delhi

Trek style: CAMPING with full portage

Group: Minimum 04, maximum 16

Staff: Group leader, cook & appropriate local staff

Maximum altitude gain: 3600 m (Sandakpur)

Maximum altitude sleep: 3600 m (sandakpur)

Age: Best suitable for beginners, children and old age people. 

Grade : Moderate but Awe-inspiring

Trip Itinerary

Day

01 Arrive in Delhi

Arrive at the airport in Delhi. Loben Expeditions representative will meet you outside the customs and immigration area and transfer you to your hotel. The afternoon is free to relax, recover from jet lag, or explore on your own.

INCLUDED

  • Experience leadership
  • Trained cook
  • Hotels in Delhi and Darjeeling on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Internal airfare 
  • All arrangements in the field, including camp meals, cook staffs, group gear and equipment 
  • Quality tent with form mattress (twin sharing)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) while trekking
  • Duffel bag & sleeping bags 
  • Sightseeing & day hike in Darjeeling
  • Comprehensive medial box 
  • Permit & fees for trekking
  • Airport transfers in Delhi and Darjeeling

EXCLUDED

  • International airfare; 
  • Activities in Delhi; 
  • Travel insurance, 
  • Tipping to leader, guides and local staff; 
  • Items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.), 
  • Service in Delhi besides hotel and airport transport
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Optional trip extension

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
22 March, 2018 01 April, 2018 US $0 Available Book Now
31 March, 2018 10 April, 2018 US $0 Available Book Now
10 April, 2018 20 April, 2018 US $0 Available Book Now

Trip Map

Useful Info

TREK GRADE

Loben Expeditions trips are designed for flexible, energetic people who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. We rate this trip as an “Introductory but awe aspiring.” You should not have be an experienced hiker however good health condition is required, as few of our days are spent at altitudes above 3500 m. Our hikes will be between five and six hours each day, broken up by a nice rest and a hot lunch.

Porters or pack animals carry most of the gear and camp supplies, leaving you free to hike with only a light day pack. Though no technical climbing or other special abilities are required even so, trekking at high altitudes is strenuous. Exercise at high altitude compounds the physiologic stress. In addition, high altitude may create discomfort and symptoms of illness that you do not experience while exercising at lower elevations, such as shortness of breath, restlessness or sleeplessness at night, and headaches. You need to be in excellent health and top physical condition to enjoy such an experience, with adequate cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and excellent balance.  Clients with heart and lung problems or blood diseases should consult their doctor before booking the trip. Altitude sicknesses are common & could be fatal if not taken well care. Our Tibet itinerary with couple days in Lhasa generally makes client fit enough & acclimatizes to continue his/her program. However, simple headache, fever, loss of appetite and stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization. Advised, drink approx. 3 liters of water per day, do not strain yourself and take regular rests. Smoking and drinking should be stopped for at least first two days.

How to Prepare:
Before starting out on a trek, you should be in good physical condition. If you are not used to some kind of exercise on a regular basis, there is a need to gradually build up stamina, before starting out on a trek. You can start by taking walks, the length of which can be slowly increased. This needs to be done at least a week prior to the starting of the trek. If you are on regular medication, make sure that you carry the required medicines along, and this should be in the knowledge of the trekking guide.

What to Carry:
Rucksack, wind and waterproof jacket, sleeping bag, peak cap, sun glasses, anti-sunburn cream, T-shirts and shorts, trousers, if the weather is cold, socks, stockings and gloves, flashlight, limited warm clothing. 

Trip Note

SINGLE SUPPLEMENTARY:

Single room/tent supplementary is subject to extra charges for “requested” single. If you’re traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we’ll try our best to find you a roommate. The single room or tent supplement, this is only payable if you specifically request to have a tent or a room to yourself. You will not have to pay for this option if you happen to end up with a single tent or room due to odd numbers on the trip.

TIER PRICING

Loben Expedition works best with a small group of people. In order to operate these small groups, our trips are priced according to the number of full-price passengers on the trip. We initially invoice you at the highest tier level price (the smallest group size we can operate). If the price drops due to an increase in group size, you will be refunded the difference. 

WHAT NEXT?

BOOKING & PAYMENT

Ready to join this trip?  

If you would like to join in this trip, please click booking icon for our on-line booking form or email us along with your passport details. Booking fee of US $ 100 should be made by through PAYPAL or alternatively your can also  bank transfer into our bank account that will be provided once we receive your booking form/email followed by a written confirmation of booking & trekking dossier of clothing, medical etc.

Country Representative

Nepal

  • Wangchu Sherpa, Country Representative
  • + 91 9851051206