Just three hours north of Darjeeling Town is the tiny former Kingdom of Sikkim. It is wedged between Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal with fascinating old monasteries.
Spend your holidays on a Sikkim trek expedition
The quaint hill station of Darjeeling, reminiscent of the British Raj during the colonial times, evokes romanticism. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling is a fractured time capsule, where the past is alive in isolated pockets with modernity fast at its heels. From the choo-choos of its toy train to the green terraces of its tea estates, Darjeeling is the reigning ‘Queen of the Hills.’
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Day 01: Arrive in Delhi or Calcutta and connect flight to Bagdogra Airport
Day 02 to 03: Sightseeing in Darjeeling
Day 04: After breakfast, drive to Manabhanjyang (2134 m/23 km/1 hour)
Day 05: After breakfast, we hit the trail uphill towards Kalapokhari (3108 m)
Day 06: We rise early to view the magnificent sunrise over the Kanchenjunga massifs, Mt. Makalu, Lhotse, and Mt. Everest
Day 07: We rise early to greet the mountains
Day 08: After breakfast, we gradually hike towards Rimbik (2286 m) through small villages of Ramam and Daragaon, then camp for the night.
Day 09: After breakfast, we drive to Darjeeling and check into Hotel Windermere (AP). The rest of the day is at your disposal and free for shopping and at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: After breakfast, drive to Gangtok (1600 m/98 km/4 hours)
Day 11: Morning one-hour drive on steep winding roads to the Rumtek Monastery (24 km/1 hour)
Day 12: After breakfast, hike to Kecheodpalri Lake
Day 13: After breakfast, drive south along the meandering Rangeet Khola River to Kalimpong (1588 m/85 km/2.5 hours)
Day 14: Morning hike up to Dr. Grahams’ School
Day 15: After breakfast, drive down south via Siliguri to Bagdogra Airport (118 m/76 km/3 hours) for the flight to Delhi or Calcutta for the international flight.
- A three-star hotel where available
- Experienced regional leader or hire Raj
- Pack animals on the trek
- Trek permit
- Park fees
- Staff insurance
- All mentioned transportation
- Sightseeing as indicated
- Airport taxes
- All optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Transportation outside of the tour program
- Travel insurance (you must buy insurance)
- Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only; Leader’s tips at your discretion)
Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s, have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.
Do I need a visa?
All foreign nationals who want to enter India need to possess a valid international travel document such as a passport with a valid visa that is obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. All visa applicants are requested to apply for the Indian visa online by filling the online application form.
The duly signed hard copy of the completed application form is to be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly to the Indian Mission or Post. The instructions to fill the form and appointment scheduling can be seen at the Instructions for Regular Visa Application. The applicant is required to bring the referral number and the required documents on the scheduled date of the interview.
The status of the visa application can be checked on the link for Visa Enquiry. The applicants are also requested to visit the website of the Indian Mission for detailed information about the Indian visa.
What should I bring on a trek?
Being correctly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip. Please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.