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|SINGALILA RANGE TREK|
Singalila Range Trek (7D)
Itinerary Subject to changes
Day 01 Arrive Kolkatta. O/N hotel
Day 02: WELCOME Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri railway station
Arrive at Bagdogra Airport . After lunch y our trek begins with a gradual ascent to Chitray, where we stop for tea-snacks. Visit a small Sherpa monastery while lunch is being prepared. After lunch the trail ascends all the way to Meghma, 2,600 m., a Nepali village amidst a forest of rhododendron trees and bamboo groves. Here one can also get to see some fine specimens of Himalayan cobra lilies, orchids and daphne plants. If the caretaker is around, visit the Hoshel Dechenling Gompa, a Nyingmapa monastery built in 1953, now supported by the local Tamang community. A magnificent view of Kanchenjunga awaits you. From here the trail ascends to Tonglu (meaning the hill of fire). Tonglu, at 3070 m. overlooks the entire Darjeeling hills and offers another breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga range including that of Darjeeling, Kurseong and Sukhia Pokhari towards the south. Overnight stay at Tonglu.
Day 03: Kalo Pokhari : 3,000 m. Rise early today for sunrise view. After breakfast descend towards Tumling, a Gurung village and then ascent for about two kilometers towards the viewpoint. After spending some time here, head on the trail that drops to Gairibas, 2,800 m., your lunch spot. There is a forest bunglow in this village. After lunch the trail ascends all the way through dwarf rhododendron forest to Kalopokhari, meaning black lake. This route is also rich in Primulae species, Impatients falcifer, Owl-eyed Impatiens, Sorbus, Pyrus, Enkaithus and Roscoea alpina. Your camp will be set beside the dark crystaline waters of Kalo Pokhari lake shimmering in the breeze and surrounded by alpine trees with the mountains looming across the horizon.
Day 04: Sandakphu : 3,636 m. Today's trail ascends to Sandhakphu through magnolia, blue pine and rhododendron forest. Sandhakphu is the highest point in this trek and the reward for all the trudging culminates in a magnificent panorama of the eastern Himalayas of Nepal and Sikkim, from Everest in the east all the way to to Jhomolhari in Bhutan.
After lunch we take an excursion around Sandhakphu, which is a veritable botanists' paradise. Apart from the different varieties of rhododendrons, plants like Streptous simplex, Trilidium govanianum, Primula rotundifolia, Fritillaria cirrhosa, Llydia and other flora like Anemone and Iris can be found here.
Day 05: Rimbick: Today the long trail descends through forests and villages leading to your lunch spot at Srikhola. This stretch is well known for its orchids and birds. After lunch we have an easy ascent through forest trails and terraced fields to Rimbick, 2,280 m., the main village of this area. Spend some time in the market and head towards Gumba Danda to camp. Stay overnight at Rimbick.
Day 06: Rimbick-Darjeeling-Kolkata
Day 07: Kolkata - KL
Terms O/N–Overnight; B–Breakfast; L–Lunch; D–Dinner
• Briefing prior departure
• India visa + application service fees
(Estimate LCCT to Kolkata is RM800 to RM1000)
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