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Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek view of Mt. Everest & Kanchenjunga

Singalila Trek Darjeeling
Duration

9 Days

Destination

India

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Max Altitude

(12,139ft. 3,636m)

About Trip

Welcome to the ultimate trek in Darjeeling – the Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek! Just two hours from the city, the wonderful path begins. Though not a far drive from the city, the trail seems like it is in the middle of nowhere, as you traverse from ridge to ridge. The scenic Singalila Ridge connects the grand Himalaya of Nepal to India. The highlight of the trek is walking this ridge to Sandakphu (3636 meters/11,929 feet), the highest point in West Bengal, where you get jaw-dropping views of the highest peaks on the planet.

Rise from your peaceful slumber at Sandakphu and make a short climb to a viewpoint. From here, see Mount Everest (8848 meters), Kanchenjunga (8586 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), and Makalu (8481 meters) in all their glory. It is truly one of the best, if not the best mountain view in India. Where else can you see 4 of the 5 highest peaks in the world in one sweeping view?

Singalila National Park is one of India’s best trekking destinations, without a doubt. The landscape, wildlife, people, and every other bit of the experience make Singalila unique and lovable. The trail begins from Maneybhanjyang on the outskirts of Singalila National Park.  Hike over and around the verdant, forested hills before arriving at the barren meadows of Tumling and Kalapokhri. Then, we make a final ascent to Sandakphu. The mountains give a true sense of perspective and we feel humbled just to be in their presence. Take some moments to just admire them and take some photos, though photos cannot do this view justice.

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The splendor does not stop. From Sandakphu to Phalut, the mountains remain with us. In fact, the view from Phalut is nearly as mesmerizing as the day before. The barren open area gives way to an exposed viewpoint of the majestic snow-capped peaks. In Phalut, we stay in a trekker’s hut, face-to-face with the grand Himalayas. From Phalut, we trek through the picturesque scenery of Gorkhey and Timburey before getting a ride back to Darjeeling. In Darjeeling, we take you on an awesome day tour of the city’s cultural attractions and top it off with a delicious dinner.

Every night on the trek (except at Phalut), we stay in teahouses owned by local families.This is one of the most memorable parts of the trek. Learn about the culture and individual families that run the lodges. At the homestay in Timburey, learn how to make momos and other traditional local favorites!

Highlights

  • Mesmerizing view from Sandakphu of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Kanchenjunga (8586 meters), Lhotse (8516m), and Makalu (8481m).

  • Trekking through national park.

  • ‘Camping out’ under the stars in Phalut.

  • Momo making lesson with a local family in Timburey.

  • Seeing some of the countless species that inhabit Singalila National Park.

  • Cultural tour in Darjeeling after the trek.

  • A range of sceneries: agricultural fields to forests to alpine ridges.

  • Overall Darjeeling area has more than 400 species of birds.

Places You'll See

Itinerary

Dear Guest This is our regular Itinerary and most people have done this itinerary.  So If you have any special request on this itinerary you can contact us via email. We can Customize this trip with your request. If you want to make it shorter or longer or want to add some other tours with this package please mention on your email, we will work out on your request. 

Welcome to Bagdogra Airport and transfer to Darjeeling (2,130 meters), 4 hours/90km.

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.

Accommodations (with breakfast included):

Dekeling Hotel and Resort, Hotel Nirvana, little Tibet Resort.

Drive from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjyang (2,134m), trek to Tumling (2,940m), 2 hour drive, 5 hour trek/11km.

The adventure begins! A two-hour jeep ride takes us to the quiant village of Maneybhanjyang, just outside Singalila National Park. Stop by the office and take care of visa/passport formalities, before trekking through the forested trail. The path leads through colourful oak and rhododendron trees. The uphill hike leads us to Tumling after 5-6 hours. Here, we have stunning views the Kanchenjunga range in the distance, and the city of Darjeeling beneath us. Overnight at the Shikhar Lodge, run by a friendly Gurung family. 

Welcome to Bagdogra Airport and transfer to Darjeeling (2,130 meters), 4 hours/90km.

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.

Accommodations (with breakfast included):

Dekeling Hotel and Resort, Hotel Nirvana, little Tibet Resort.

Drive from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjyang (2,134m), trek to Tumling (2,940m), 2 hour drive, 5 hour trek/11km.

The adventure begins! A two-hour jeep ride takes us to the quiant village of Maneybhanjyang, just outside Singalila National Park. Stop by the office and take care of visa/passport formalities, before trekking through the forested trail. The path leads through colourful oak and rhododendron trees. The uphill hike leads us to Tumling after 5-6 hours. Here, we have stunning views the Kanchenjunga range in the distance, and the city of Darjeeling beneath us. Overnight at the Shikhar Lodge, run by a friendly Gurung family. 

Welcome to Bagdogra Airport and transfer to Darjeeling (2,130 meters), 4 hours/90km.

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.

Accommodations (with breakfast included):

Dekeling Hotel and Resort, Hotel Nirvana, little Tibet Resort.

Drive from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjyang (2,134m), trek to Tumling (2,940m), 2 hour drive, 5 hour trek/11km.

The adventure begins! A two-hour jeep ride takes us to the quiant village of Maneybhanjyang, just outside Singalila National Park. Stop by the office and take care of visa/passport formalities, before trekking through the forested trail. The path leads through colourful oak and rhododendron trees. The uphill hike leads us to Tumling after 5-6 hours. Here, we have stunning views the Kanchenjunga range in the distance, and the city of Darjeeling beneath us. Overnight at the Shikhar Lodge, run by a friendly Gurung family. 

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Useful Information

How high and location trek route of Singalila ridge trek?

The Singalila Ridge is located on the north-south mountain Himalaya ridge which runs about 85km altitude of 3,636mt – 11,929ft along the India–Nepal and Sikkim border in Darjeeling the typical itinerary is over 6 days each day you will be walking about 6-7hours. the trek begin from Manevanjang trail thrugh national park then continues to Singalila Ridge with night at the beautiful village Tumling, Sandakphu, Phalut, Gorkhey and Timburey villages end your trek rimbeek and you drive to Darjeeling. 

How difficult is the Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek?

The Singalila Ridge Trek in Darjeeling is considered moderately difficult. The toughest portion is in the first couple of days when you ascend to the ridge. The trail climbs about 1500 meters in elevation in two days, which is a bit of a challenge. Also, for several days, you will be trekking and sleeping around the ridge, which lies above 3,636 meters (11,929 feet). Overall, if you have trekked before or if you are motivated, you should not have any issues with the Singalila Ridge Trek. It is suitable for people of all ages and experience levels.

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Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek Permit 

Yes, you need a permit for the Singalila Ridge Trek. The permit allows you to enter Singaila Ridge National Park. It can be obtained from the Forest Department in Manebhanjan or at the entrance of the park about 1 km from Tumling. The cost national park fee (200 INR per day per person and camara 100 INR ) is taken care of by Ashmita Trek and Tours.

Best seasons to visit Darjeeling – Singalila ridge trek

Best season for Singalila ridge trek the first season Spring (March to May) In the springtime, the colorful flowers are blooming like rhododendrons,orchids and magnolia. during the fall, the skies are usually clearer the temperature ranges from 8 – 14 degrees C°, and the second Season is after the monsoon starting from 15th September to early December the snow peaks show in their dazzling beauty in a clear blue sky when the temperature ranges from from – 5 to 6 degrees C° 

What to Expect on the Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek

The Singalila Ridge Trek is the quintessential Northeast India trail. On this 6-day adventure, you emerge from a peaceful forest onto an exposed ridge that presents breathtaking views of 4 of the 5 highest mountains in the world. You can’t get a view like this anywhere else.

The jungles in the lowland house an array of rare flora and fauna that you never knew existed. Singalila National Park is one of few places on the planet where you can get a glimpse of the Red Panda. Though there are only known to be about 32 of these elusive critters in the park, you may also spot the Himalayan black bear, leopard, pangolin, wild boar, chinkara, the barking deer, and dozens of bird species. You can also expect to hike through verdant forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak trees. Few visitors trek in Singalila National Park, so you’ll find peace and quiet on the trail.

The highlight of the trek is reaching the Singalila Ridge, which straddles the border of Nepal and India. Behold the snowy vastness of the East Himalaya. The eye-popping vista includes the peaks of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu. Quaint villages and deep valleys below the ridge add to the grandeur. Whatever your expectations are, the Singalila Ridge Trek will fulfill them, and then some.

Why Trek to Darjeeling Singalila Ridge with us?

We only run quality treks to Himalaya region with the best staff, service, acclimatisation and itinerary. all our team members for tours and treks, are local, multilingual guides, ensuring the best possible knowledge of the area including historical, cultural and heritage sites. we are recommended by lonely planet travel guide book trekking Agency highly rangket based on Adventure Outdoor Activities organizer for Nepal, Sikkim, and Darjeeling  or you can even read our reviews on Tripadvaisor page they are real reviews what they have experienced with us, so, you can plan your adventure holidays with Ashmita Trek and Tours Teams without any doubt so.

Our Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek for 9 days including pickup and droop one day caltural tours and 3 night stay comfortable two start hotel in Darjeeling. If you would like a shorter trek itinerary with just as amazing mountain views, see our Darjeeling Sandakphu Timburey Trek.

Options

Dear Guest for Darjeeling singalila ridge trek if you want to join only the trek part from day 02 to day 07 (6 days from Darjeeling to Darjeeling) without the hotels accommodation in darjeeling , tour trasport in darjeeling and after the trek and you will book them yourself this is possible with us and please inquiry and contact us. 

Note

Note : That during the monsoon seasons the Singalila National Park is closed from mid 15 June to mid 15 September, also posible to do this Sandakphu – Phalut trek in winter Dec – Jan – Fab but it’s cold recommended to bring warm cloth as munch as posible we Ashmita Trek and Tours arranges the trek with full management, including transportation, meals, stay ,permit etc. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

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FAQ's

Dear Guest we provide you standard good 2 star family run home stay or hotel in Darjeeling with breakfast – before and after your trek ( 3 nights ) 

During the Trek : We provide Lodge/Tea house during the Singalila ridge trek and the rooms are mostly basic lodges and trekkers’ huts. just a bed with a pillow and blankets, A few have electric lights  we offer private rooms do not expect luxury like TV, geyser etc. for most part of the route there is no electricity although some lodges offer limited use of solar powered lights (usually 6pm to 9pm).

We at Ashmita Trek and Tours will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers pickup and droop and local cultural sightseeing tour in Darjeeling as per your trip itineraries.

Dear Guest we provide you standard good 2 star family run home stay or hotel in Darjeeling with breakfast – before and after your trek ( 3 nights ) 

During the Trek : We provide Lodge/Tea house during the Singalila ridge trek and the rooms are mostly basic lodges and trekkers’ huts. just a bed with a pillow and blankets, A few have electric lights  we offer private rooms do not expect luxury like TV, geyser etc. for most part of the route there is no electricity although some lodges offer limited use of solar powered lights (usually 6pm to 9pm).

We at Ashmita Trek and Tours will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers pickup and droop and local cultural sightseeing tour in Darjeeling as per your trip itineraries.

Dear Guest we provide you standard good 2 star family run home stay or hotel in Darjeeling with breakfast – before and after your trek ( 3 nights ) 

During the Trek : We provide Lodge/Tea house during the Singalila ridge trek and the rooms are mostly basic lodges and trekkers’ huts. just a bed with a pillow and blankets, A few have electric lights  we offer private rooms do not expect luxury like TV, geyser etc. for most part of the route there is no electricity although some lodges offer limited use of solar powered lights (usually 6pm to 9pm).

We at Ashmita Trek and Tours will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers pickup and droop and local cultural sightseeing tour in Darjeeling as per your trip itineraries.

Reviews

Josephine - March 10, 2020

4.7/5

Amazing trip. I did this walk in early March 2020, when it was still pretty cold – days 3 and 4 we were walking through snow, which made it all the more beautiful! Thanks to the Coronavirus effect, I was the only one on the walk in the end, but my guide (Binod) and porter (Roshan) were so helpful and friendly. Some of the accommodation was pretty basic (especially in Phalut) but the food was always delicious, and I had enough clothes to keep me warm. Most days we finished our walking at about 2-3pm, so there was lots of down time in the afternoons for relaxing, reading, etc.

Mary Rock - March 05, 2020

4.7/5

Amazing trip. I did this walk in early March 2020, when it was still pretty cold – days 3 and 4 we were walking through snow, which made it all the more beautiful! Thanks to the Coronavirus effect, I was the only one on the walk in the end, but my guide (Binod) and porter (Roshan) were so helpful and friendly. Some of the accommodation was pretty basic (especially in Phalut) but the food was always delicious, and I had enough clothes to keep me warm. Most days we finished our walking at about 2-3pm, so there was lots of down time in the afternoons for relaxing, reading, etc.

Valentyna T - March 02, 2020

4.7/5

Amazing trip. I did this walk in early March 2020, when it was still pretty cold – days 3 and 4 we were walking through snow, which made it all the more beautiful! Thanks to the Coronavirus effect, I was the only one on the walk in the end, but my guide (Binod) and porter (Roshan) were so helpful and friendly. Some of the accommodation was pretty basic (especially in Phalut) but the food was always delicious, and I had enough clothes to keep me warm. Most days we finished our walking at about 2-3pm, so there was lots of down time in the afternoons for relaxing, reading, etc.

Ende - February 13, 2020

4.7/5

Amazing trip. I did this walk in early March 2020, when it was still pretty cold – days 3 and 4 we were walking through snow, which made it all the more beautiful! Thanks to the Coronavirus effect, I was the only one on the walk in the end, but my guide (Binod) and porter (Roshan) were so helpful and friendly. Some of the accommodation was pretty basic (especially in Phalut) but the food was always delicious, and I had enough clothes to keep me warm. Most days we finished our walking at about 2-3pm, so there was lots of down time in the afternoons for relaxing, reading, etc.

Price per Person

Rs. 2500

81 Reviews
5/5

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