Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the village lifestyle. Time moves slower, and there is no rush to be anywhere. The anxieties and worries that you carry with you will disappear each day on the trail. Realize that the trivial problems of everyday life are quite small in the grand scheme of your lifetime. You will become present on the trail and feel a sense of inner peace. By the end of the Village Trek in Darjeeling, you might just want to stay!
This is an amazing experience of village trek in Darjeeling visiting several villages located at the foothill of the Himalayas, get to understand the local culture & traditions of the villagers, experience authentic Nepali food, get an opportunity to interact with the villagers to understand their lifestyle, and all this combined with gentle trek through the lovely forests of pines while soaking in the nature. If you are not too keen walking, you can simply visit the villages by car and feel the village life, eat local food, talk to the villagers, know about their culture, customs, cuisine etc etc. If you like to make this more of a trek, we will organize the village trek in Darjeeling through and between various villages and forests, so that you also enjoy the nature and its wonderful flora & fauna as you experience the village life.
The following day, we leave for the trek. Traverse through hills and forests, staying in the village upon the village. Each night you will stay in a rural accommodation. The facilities are simple, yet comfortable and home-like. Eat the local cuisine, which is often more hygienic and organic than food in the cities. Learn how to make some of the foods in the process! Experience the peaceful environment and lovely Nepalese and Sikkimese hospitality. Learn about their history, culture, customs, food, and festivals while staying with them. In fact, if you would like to schedule your trek during one of the exciting festivals, we can arrange for that! Just let us know. You can read books about these local ethnic groups, but to actually live with them is a much more authentic experience. The connections you make will last a lifetime!
Few treks connect you this well with the local people, facilitating a learning experience between both groups. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience. The snapshots of the natural landscapes and wildlife will be remembered, but it is the genuine moments that you share with the native people that are most cherished.
Village Trek in Darjeeling runs throughout the year The best times, though, are spring (March to May) and fall (September to November). In the springtime, the colourful flowers are blooming. During the fall, the skies are usually clearer.
- Enjoy your unaffected stay at home regardless of seasons.
- The traditional cuisine or even try one yourself.
- Visit pristine place known only to the locals.
- Taste tradition and savory flavor of Darjeeling tea and tenderness of comfort.
- Get to know the lifestyle of the village people by participating in one of their domestic jobs.
- Get to know more about the ethnic people of the village about their culture & lifestyle.