Trekking in Darjeeling & Sikkim 16 Nights / 17 Days

16 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Darjeeling - Maneybhanjang - Tonglu - Garibas - Sandakphu - Phalut - Rammam - Rimbik - Pelling - Yuksom - Martam - Gangtok - Bagdogra - Delhi

Overview

The Darjeeling Sikkim Trekking Tour is designed to cover both places' top attractions and picturesque locations. From tea estates to ancient monasteries, explore the best of Sikkim and Darjeeling while trekking. The sights of Kanchenjunga, Everest, and other mountains will make trekking in Darjeeling and Sikkim more exciting.

Starting from Darjeeling, you will move towards Sikkim, where you will get insights into local culture, making this journey a rare venture. Tourism of India will take care of all your needs like meals, accommodations, transfers, and sightseeing for a hassle-free trekking tour.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications for an unforgettable India tour.

Highlights

  • Visit the major tourist attractions of Darjeeling
  • Visit Maneybhanjang, base camp for all trekkers
  • Enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and the Kanchenjunga range
  • Witness the sunrise over the Kanchenjunga, Jannu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu at Phalut
  • Explore the wide variety of Orchids and wildflowers at Rimbik
  • Guided tour to Sangachoeling Monastery at Pelling
  • Sightseeing tour to tourist attractions of Yuksom
  • Explore village life and enjoy adventure activities at Martam
  • Guided tour to the monasteries in Gangtok
  • Excursion to Tsomgo Lake at Gangtok
  • Full day trip in Delhi covering India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, etc.

Itinerary - Trekking in Darjeeling & Sikkim

Day 1 - Delhi

On reaching the Delhi airport, meet our representative who'll guide you to your hotel. Check-in and enjoy the comfort of your room. In the evening, you can take a leisurely walk and explore the nightlife of Delhi. Later, return to the room for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Delhi - Darjeeling

After breakfast, transfer to Delhi airport to board a flight to Bagdogra. On reaching, sit back and enjoy a scenic drive to Darjeeling (67 km/2.5 hours). Enjoy the view of terrace tea plantation gardens and the tiny villages. Upon reaching Darjeeling, check-in at the hotel and rest. Spend the day as per your liking. You can take a stroll in the nearby area of Darjeeling. Later, come back to the hotel and enjoy a relaxing sleep.

Day 3 - Darjeeling

Wake up pre-dawn, and we will drive you to Tiger Hill. Here, witness the mesmerizing sunrise over Mount Kanchenjunga. As you leave for Darjeeling, stop at Ghoom Monastery on the way to witness the massive statue of Maitreya Buddha. In addition, see the rare Buddhist manuscripts.

Come back to the hotel in Darjeeling, savor breakfast, and relax. Later in the day, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling. The tourist attractions you will be visiting include Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Observatory Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and the Peace Pagoda. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 - Darjeeling – Maneybhanjang – Tonglu

On day 4 of your Darjeeling Sikkim Trekking Tour, check out after breakfast and drive to Maneybhanjang (23 km/1 hour). Located at an altitude of 1,928 m on the Indo-Nepal border, it is an important place as all trekkers have to stay one night here for acclimatization before the trek start.

On reaching, visit the market nearby, then continue the trek to Tonglu. You will pass through the forest in the eastern Himalayas, offering a view of snow-covered mountains such as Pandim, Makalu, and the Kanchenjunga. Get accommodated at one of our camps for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 - Tonglu – Garibas

Wake up to the sounds of nature, and start trekking towards Garibas. Follow the zigzag path through forests and hamlets and soak in the beauty of mountain sceneries. Upon reaching Garibas, check in at one of our camps. The rest of the day is free for leisure. In the evening, you may move out to explore the nearby area of Garibas. Have dinner and an overnight stay at the camp.

Day 6 - Garibas – Sandakphu

Enjoy a leisurely morning and afterward continue the trek to Sandakphu on day 6 of your trekking in Sikkim Darjeeling tour. This part of the trek is very steep and will require 4 to 5 hours of walking. On your reach Sandalkphu, the highest point of the trek, enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and the Kanchenjunga range. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at camp.

Day 7 - Sandakphu – Phalut

After a delicious breakfast, walk to a viewpoint for the magnificent sunrise over the Kanchenjunga, Jannu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. You will come across yak herds, silvery pine forests, tiny lakes ringed with grass, and the snow-capped Himalayan range. Once you reach Phalut, have dinner and sleep at the camp.

Day 8 - Phalut – Rammam

On day 8 of your Sikkim and Darjeeling trekking tour, savor breakfast and continue the trek to Rammam. Traverse the rugged terrain to enjoy the view of picturesque Samanden village, "The Lost Valley". Pass the vegetation with the yellow flowers. Then take a short walk that will lead to Rammam. Rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 9 - Rammam - Rimbik

Leave the campsite after breakfast and trek from Rammam to Rimbik. The first half of the trek will have forests, a variety of orchids & wildflowers. Moreover, there will be species of rare and exotic birds. After passing through numerous villages and crossing over a suspension bridge, you'll finally reach Rimbik, where a hotel will be pre-booked for you. Check in to your room for dinner and enjoy a sound sleep.

Day 10 - Rimbik – Pelling (93 km/4 hours)

Today, after breakfast, check out. Later, you will be transferred to Pelling, a small town situated in West Sikkim. On reaching Pelling, check-in at the hotel and relax. In the evening, visit Sangachoeling Monastery and Chhange Waterfalls. Then, return to the hotel for a delicious dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11 - Pelling – Yuksom (40 km/2 hours)

After a hearty meal, check out, and enjoy a drive from Pelling to Yuksom. Stop midway to visit Pemayangtse Monastery, located at an altitude of 2,085 m, one of the oldest gompas in Sikkim. After the visit, continue to drive to Yuksom, a town popular among the trekkers. Once you reach, complete the check-in formalities and enjoy the comforts of your room. Dinner and overnight stay in Yuksom.

Day 12 - Yuksom – Martam (64 km/2.5 hours)

Start day 12 of your trekking tour in Sikkim and Darjeeling with a scrumptious meal. After which you will check out and be driven to Martam. On your way, stop at Tashiding Monastery, perched on the top of a hill located between the Rangit and Rathong River. Afterward, continue the drive.

Post checking-in, rest for a while. Later, proceed for a trip to the forest on foot to explore the rich flora and fauna of the region, observing many species of exotic birds and animals. If time permits, you may also visit Chorten Monastery. Retire for the night at the hotel.

Day 13 - Martam - Gangtok (118 km/ 4.5 hours)

Once done with breakfast, check out and leave for Gangtok by surface. Once reached, get accommodated at a pre-booked hotel. After resting for some time, make your way to explore the top sites in Gangtok, which include Ganesh Tok and the Rumtek Monastery. In the evening, enjoy an excursion to Tsomgo Lake, a glacial lake located in East Sikkim district (36 km/1 hour). As the sun sets, return to the hotel for dinner and cozy sleep.

Day 14 - Gangtok

Arise for a delicious meal on day 14 of your trekking tour in Darjeeling Sikkim Post that, visit Orchid Sanctuary to witness a variety of orchid species. Later in the day, visit the Enchey and Do Drul monasteries and Tibetology Institute, which exhibits a rich collection of thangkas paintings and the religious works in the world. Once the tour ends, return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 15 - Gangtok – Bagdogra (124 km/ 4.5 hours)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then check out. Our representative will take you to Bagdogra Airport to catch a flight to Delhi. Once you land, transfer to the hotel and check in. Spend the day at leisure by relaxing in the comfort of your room. In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16 - Delhi

Today, a sightseeing tour of Delhi is arranged for you. First, explore the top attractions in the city like Lotus Temple, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Humayun's Tomb, Red Dort, and more. Next, witness the architecture and musical fountain show at Akshardham Temple. Afterward, come back to the hotel for a delightful dinner and sleep in a comfortable bed.

Day 17 - Departure from Delhi

Your Darjeeling Sikkim trekking trip ends today. So, after an early breakfast, we will drop you at Delhi airport from where you'll board the flight back home with an unforgettable India tour.

FAQs for Trekking in Darjeeling & Sikkim

Q: What is the best time for trekking in Sikkim?

Ans: March to May and September to November is the best time to trek in Sikkim. The weather is pleasant and you can witness the scenic beauty in its full glory.

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