Himalayas – 10 Nights / 11 Days

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Kolkata

Kolkata formerly spelled as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port as well as its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. As of 2008, its economic output as measured by gross domestic product ranked third among South Asian cities, behind Mumbai and Delhi. As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Kolkata confronts substantial urban pollution, traffic congestion, poverty, overpopulation, and other logistic and socioeconomic problems.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. A popular tourist destination, it is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710 ft (2,045.2 m). It is noted for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal.

Tonglu

Tonglu (3036 m amsl) is the one of the higher peaks of the Singalila Ridge and a small settlement inside the Singalila National Park in the Darjeeling subdivision, Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal in India near the India – Nepal border. It is a roadside halt along the trekking route from Manebhanjan to Sandakphu.
Sandakfu
Sandakfu or Sandakphu (3780 m; 12,400 ft) is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. It is situated at the edge of the Singalila National Park in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Sikkim border, and is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge. Sandakphu has a small village on the peak with a number of hostels. Four of the five highest peaks in the world, Everest, Kanchendzonga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from its summit.

Phalut

Phalut or Falut (3600 m) is the second highest peak of West Bengal, India. Part of the Singalila Ridge in the Himalayas, it is located at the border of the Indian states of West Bengal and Sikkim and the country of Nepal. It is located inside the Singalila National Park. A small bunkhouse is near the top of the peak and is administered by the Indian army. Singalila Pass is 17 km away from Phalut. The indigenous tribes surrounding the mountain peak are known as Falutians by outsiders. Falutians have a 300 year history of worshipping the mountain peak, and believe that Falut is an omniscient god. They refer to the mountain peak as “Omna Re Ay”.

Rambak petis

Rambak petis is a Javanese snack food, made of deep fried cow hide served with petis, a sauce made from sweet soya sauce and fermented prawn paste. It is traditionally served as an appetizer.
Rimbick
Rimbick is a village near the India-Nepal border in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal state, India. It is 100 km away from Darjeeling town.

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Day 01: Arrive Kolkata

You will be met on arrival and transferred to the Pre-booked hotel. After breakfast you may like to venture out to sample the sights, sounds and atmosphere of one of India’s most colorful cities. Afternoon visit the Kalighat Temple & Victoria Memorial, Built in 1809 on the site of a much older temple, Kalighat gave the city its name Kolkata which was anglicised into Calcutta. Today the city has reverted to its original name. The patron goddess of the city, legend has it that when Shiva’s wife corpse was cut up, one of her fingers fell here making it an important place of pilgrimage. From this bastion of Hindu faith we travel to yet another landmark in the city which marks the British reign in India, the Victoria Memorial, a combination of Italian renaissance and Mughal architecture, it was the British attempt to replicate the Taj Mahal and is a museum dedicated to the Raj. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kolkata – Bagdogra – Darjeeling (87kms/ 2hrs approx)

Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport for flight to Bagdogra. Arrive and drive straight drive through rolling hills to Darjeeling, into the hills and tea growing country. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03:Darjeeling

Early Morning, at you will be pick up for visit Tiger Hill for spectacular view of colour full sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga, on way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop and back to hotel. After breakfast visit Himalayan   Mountaineering Institute, P.N.Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Ropeway view point, Tibetans Refuge Centre (closed on Sunday), Happy valley Tea Garden (outer view), Lioyed botanical garden back to hotel. .Evening enjoy at Chowrasta  for shopping or full fill of curio collection hobby. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Darjeeling – Tonglu Camp

After an early breakfast, an interesting 26km drive takes us to Maneybhanjang (2134m), the starting place for out trek to Singalia Ridge. From here, we set off on the first part of our walk – a relatively short hike, ascending about 1000m, to the ridge-top settlement of Tonglu. As we zigzag up through the rhododendrons, we catch tantalising glimpses of Kanchenjunga ahead. We stay overnight in a comfortable ‘trekkers lodge’.

Day 05:Tonglu Camp – Garibas

The day starts with a downhill walk, leading us through a picturesque Nepalese village, where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, the trail takes us back on to the ridge for a short climb to Garibas. Our first few days trekking have been relatively gentle, so as to allow for acclimatization before moving up to Sandakphu.

Day 06:Sandakphu Camp

We set off on the long climb up onto the Singalila Ridge proper. Although it is a challenging climb, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse and the other smaller peaks of Sikkim and eastern Nepal. The night is spent in the trekkers lodge at Sandakphu (3600m). The lodge offers spectacular sunrise and sunset views of Everest, Makalu, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga.

Day 07:Sandkphu – Phalut

A long, but not too demanding, walk along the most spectacular section of the Singalila Ridge. Along the ridge the views of the snow capped Himalayas to the north and northwest are breathtaking. We camp at Phalut. 

Day 08:Phalut – Ramam

Temporarily leaving behind the views of the Kanchenjunga and the eastern Himalayas, we descend for most of the day, through forests of rhododendrons and magnolias, dotted with isolated patches of farmed land, to Raman.

Day 09:Rambak – Rimbick

In the morning we trek downhill, passing through farmland, scattered villages and forested terrain, to the crossing over the Siri Khola. This is followed by an uphill climb to the village of Rimbick, where our trek comes to an end.

Day 10:Rimbick – Darjeeling

After breakfast about 3/4h drive back to Darjeeling for overnight in Delightful hotel. Afternoon spent sightseeing in Darjeeling and soaking up the atmosphere of this exotic part of the world. The beautiful hotel gardens are home to a wide variety of Himalayan plants and shrubs. What better way to unwind than sitting on the balcony, sipping Darjeeling tea and looking out over the majestic Kanchenjunga, towering above.

Day 11:Darjeeling – Bagdogra – Kolkata

After breakfast, we drive down the Testa Valley to Bagdogra, where we catch the afternoon flight to Calcutta. Arrive in Calcutta and transfer to hotel, for few hours for dinner and wash and change, late evening transfer to the airport for your return flight to London.

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  2. No booking is at this stage. Vehicles/Rooms & Rates are subjected to availability upon confirmation.
  3. Any special request such as (room next to each other, connecting rooms, room on the same floor, 1 king size / 1 double bed, floor covering of any description, early check in, non smoking room, etc. ) is subject to availability on first come first serve basis up on your arrival at the hotel and it is totally discretionary and up to the hotel to assign.
  4. Midnight surcharge will be imposed for all pick ups between 2200hrs – 0700hrs
  5. Unutilized services are not refundable
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  7. The Rates are subject to change in case of any hike in the price of fuel, Govt. Service Tax and other levies the same will correspondingly increase our tariff with immediate effect.
  8. Any Additional expenses incurred due to Coach / Train / Flight Cancel or Delay, natural disaster, Political actions and similar; must be borne by the tourists.
  9. All tours and transfers are included and are on SIC basis – Shared Coach
  10. Tips to driver and guides locally
  11. STANDARD CHECK IN: 1400-1600HRS (ALL HOTELS)    & STANDARD CHECK OUT: 1200HRS (ALL HOTELS)

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