Dzongri – Singalila Trek (22n/23d)

Lakshimi Narayan Temple

Lakshimi Narayan Temple

Day 1 ARRIVE DELHI
Welcome to India. Assistance on arrival at airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 DELHI
Morning full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Among some of the most interesting highlights of your city tour of Old and New Delhi are the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat in the old city area and the Government Buildings, a drive through the majestic Rajpath to the India Gate, the Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutab Minar etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 DELHI – BAGDOGRA – GANGTOK
Morning transfer to airport to board flight to Bagdogra. Assistance upon arrival and transfer to Gangtok (approx. 124 kms/5 hrs) enroute passing through the towns of Siliguri, Rambi, Teesta, Melli and entering into Sikkim through Rangpo and passing through Singtam. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 GANGTOK
Morning visit the famous monastery of Rumtek situated 24 kms from Gangtok 1 hour’s drive. On the way back, visit the Research Institute of Tibetology. Afternoon, visit the Cottage industry, Flower Show and the Enchey Monastery. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 GANGTOK – YUKSON
Morning transfer to Yuksom via Singtam, Temi Tea Estate Rabangla, Kwizing and Tashiding. Lunch stop at Rabangla. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6  YUKSON – BAKHIM (9200 ft)
Yuksam to Bakhim 5 hrs walk. On the way view waterfalls like Churchery and Mintogang and streams like Phukhola and Chursey. Break at Sachen for lunch. Climb steeply from Prekchu to Bakhim (2 hrs walk). Overnight at Bakhim.

Day 7 BAKHIM – PHEDANG
Bakhim to Phedang (3 ½ hrs walk) through Tshoka, the last tiny village of Bhutias at an altitude of 10,000 ft. and move to Phedang (11,550 ft). Overnight at Phedang.

Day 8  PHEDANG – DZONGRI
Phedang to Dzongri (13,290 ft) 3 hrs walk quite steeply upwards crossing Deorali a view point and move to Dzongri. Overnight at Dzongri.

Day 9 DZONGRI – PANGDING
Trek from Dzongri to Pangding (4270m) via Tikipchu (5 hrs walk). From Pangding you get the closet and panoramic views of Mt. Kabru, Kokthang, Rathong and Pandim. All along the trail rhododendrons are the prime attraction during the flowering season April-May. Overnight at the camp.

Day 10 PANGDING – YANGSAP
Trek from Pangding to Yangsap (3950m) 3 hrs walk via Kokling. Lunch at Yangsap. Overnight at the camp.

Day 11 YANGSAP – GOMATHANG
Trek from Yangsap to Gomathang (3810m) 2hrs walk. Lunch at Gomathang. Overnight at the camp.

Day 12 GOMATHANG – DAPHEBIR – GARAKHET
Trek from Gomathang to Garakhet (4280m) 5 hrs walk. Trail leads through the Daphebir Pass (4631m) and then descends to Garakhet. Overnight at the camp.

Day 13 GARAKHET – MEGU
Trek from Garakhet to Megu (4402m) 5 hrs walk. The trail descends for about 1 ½ hrs and from Kopche, the trail becomes steep for about 1 ½ hrs. After this climb, you descend down to Megu valley. This trail is dominated by rhododendron shrubs and primulas, which bloom during May-June. Overnight at the camp.

Day 14 MEGU – DHOND
The trail from Megu to Dhond (3897m) 5 hrs walk. The trail is gradual and you can enjoy picturesque views of the nearby hills of the Nepal. Overnight at the camp.

Day 15 DHOND – CHIWABHANJYANG
Trek from Dhond to Chiwabhanjyang (3142m) 5 hrs walk through the rhododendron forest. Overnight at the camp.

Day 16 CHIWABHANJYANG – UTTARE
Trek from Chiwabhanjyang to Uttare (2320m) 4 hrs walk via Chitre. Lunch at Uttare. Overnight at camp.

Day 17 UTTARE – PELLING
Transfer from Uttare to Pelling (2085m) 4 hrs drive. On the way stop to feast on the beautiful views of the nearby hills and mountains. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 18 PELLING – KALIMPONG
Morning visit Pemayangtse Monastery and Sangacholing Monastery and then drive to Kalimpong via Geyzing, Legship, Jorethang which is 105 km, 5 hrs drive. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 19 KALIMPONG – DARJEELING
After breakfast visit the Sandokpalri Monastery at Durpin and proceed to Darjeeling about 60 kms 3 hrs drive, visiting a nursery on the way. Upon arrival check into hotel.

Day 20 DARJEELING
Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute established after the conquest of Everest in 1954. Nearby, visit the world’s only breeding centre for Red Panda and Snow Leopard. Drive to the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21 DARJEELING
Early morning transfer to Tiger Hill for sunrise view. On the way back visit Ghoom Yiga Choling Monastery built in 1850 by Lama Sherab Gyatso, a monk from Mongolia. The main feature of this Gelugpa Monastery is the magnificent statue of Maitreya. After breakfast toy train ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom and transfer back to hotel for lunch. After lunch free. Overnight at hotel.

Day 22 DARJEELING – BAGDOGRA -DELHI
After breakfast departure for Bagdogra airport 90 Kms 4 hrs drive to connect your flight to Delhi. Assistance on arrival in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 23 DEPART DELHI
In time departure transfer to the airport to board flight back home.

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