If you have limited time and wanted to hike to see the natural beautiful green parts of Darjeeling we offer you a short hiking trip to cover more places within a short period. During the hiking tour near Darjeeling Valley starts from Darjeeling at 6 am and back to Darjeeling around 5 pm. This tour covers local culture, tradition, Mountain views, and world heritage sites Situated at an altitude of 2050M up to 3070M is very interested and significant located between India Nepal border, Southeast in Darjeeling District.
Tumling is a tiny village or a hamlet in the eastern Himalayas, located at an altitude of 9,600ft, and on the way to the popular trekkers’ destination Sandakphu. From Manebhanjyang where the trek or the Jeep safari starts, Tumling is at a distance of about 13kms. As you approach Tumling, you will notice small cottages and huts from a distance. There are probably only 10 to 12 Nepali families who live here. There are also a few private lodges and huts that have come up here to cater to tourists & trekkers heading towards Sandakphu.
Right at the center of Tumling, there is a lovely viewpoint which is more like an open field. From the edge of this area, you get magnificent views of the Kanchenjunga snow peaks. On the far left is the Sandakphu peak. There is a signboard here pointing towards the Singalila National Park ahead. Entry to the park is about 1km from Tumling. Tumling actually is part of Nepal although there is no restriction to visit the place for Indians or even foreigners with Indian visas. In fact, the border between India and Nepal in this part is quite blurred and it’s kind of a freeway for all. You won’t know when you are crossing the border. During winter (December through February) there can be heavy snowing in Tumling and it gets covered with thick snow. While trekking is possible during winter (requires adequate trekking & snow gear), vehicles may not be able to ply beyond Tumling as the roads can get blocked. The viewing area in Tumling is just a small elevated land with a couple of concrete benches that have not been maintained for years. Often cattle like cows, ships, etc are left loose by the villages for grazing. Sometimes several goats or even roosters would be sitting on the benches instead of human beings. But on a clear day, the view around is awesome. Kanchenjunga snow peaks appear to be at a stone’s throw distance. Many Buddhist prayer flags are hoisted at the viewing area that flutters in passing breeze. The locals believe that fluttering of the prayer flags brings purity and holiness to the area. During peak winter the view area gets completely snow-covered. Close to the viewing area, you will see the trekking trail of Tonglu coming from a higher altitude and merging at Tumling. This gravel road is used both by trekkers and 4-wheel drive vehicles.
From Darjeeling, You will drive down to a small village called Dhotrey via Manebhanjan.
Morning at 6 a.m. our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel Darjeeling You will drive down to a small village called Dhotrey via Manebhanjan. Dhotrey is located at an altitude of 8,500 ft. It takes about 2.5 hours to reach Dhotrey from Darjeeling by car we have breakfast here later Your trek will start from here through the Deep forest and beautiful rhododendron welcome you to enter the next place called Tonglu. The Distance from Dhotrey to Tonglu is 6 km. Tonglu is located at an altitude of 10,130 ft. On a clear day, you get a magnificent view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks from Tonglu. And if the sky is clear blue, you can even see Mt. Everest. After having a great view of the Mountain range again we start a little down walkthrough full of herbs and small plants forward to reach Tumbling, 2 km This is where you take lunch. Tumling too offers wonderful views of Kanchenjunga. From Tumling it’s all downhill trek towards Chitrey. You will pass by small villages along the way like Meghma (about 4kms from Tumling) and Lamhaydhura (further 3 km).
Your final destination is Chitrey, which is another 3 km away. At Chitrey we meet, our driver here return to Darjeeling.
- Experienced English speaking guide.
- Transport to and from Darjeeling
- All necessary paperwork and permits in Mountain and National park (entrance and permit fees)
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Accommodation during the trek at guesthouse/lodge or family homestay
- Bed Tea
- Evening Tea
- Hot water for drinking
- Our guide will carry a comprehensive medical kit including high altitude sickness tablets
- Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs
- Visa costs
- Personal expenditure i.e. soft drinks/beer on the trek, extra snacks for the trek.
- Meals in Darjeeling before or after the trek Travel insurance