Himalayas Callenge V2

939x397 Darjeeling Group

Trek Darjeeling ..

.. Full Itinerary

11 day trip / 6 days Himalayas trekking

DAY 1

Depart from UK

We will meet our group and Action Challenge staff at the airport and check in together before boarding our flight to India.

 

Meals: Included on flight  Accom: Flight

DAY 2

Arrive Darjeeling

On arrival into Delhi we transfer on to our domestic flight to Bagdogra where we are met on arrival and transferred 4hrs to Darjeeling for our overnight stay. En route we will stop at Kurseong, where we will have the chance to taste our first cup of Darjeeling Tea. Tonight we are at 2134m altitude and enjoy a welcome meal of typical Darjeeling delights. 

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 3

Tonglu Ridge - 3,070 m | 11km | 7 hours

We leave our hotel early and transfer 1½ hrs to Maneybhanjang 1972m where our challenge begins. Our first day of trekking is a tough one as we climb a mighty 1500m onto the Singalila Ridge for spectacular mountain views. We then continue at a steady pace to the magnificent Tonglu Ridge, reaching our camp for the night in the village of Tonglu.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Camping

DAY 4

Kal Pokhri - 3,081m | 13km | 7-8 hours

Today we wake early to watch the sunrise over the panorama of the Singalila and Chola ranges. Tumling is our destination for breakfast, after which we trek through the beautiful Singalila National Park with its mature forests, cascading streams and colourful wild flowers. We descend at a leisurely pace to Garibas before climbing gradually back up to Kal Pokhri 3032m. We spend the evening under canvas relaxing under the stars at camp.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Camping

DAY 5

Sandakphu - 3,636m, | 16km | 7-8 hours

We have another hard day of trekking today as we climb to Sandakphu, but the challenge is well worth it as we are rewarded with remarkable panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. We arrive at our camp in time to watch the sunset over this breathtaking mountain scenery.  

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Camping

DAY 6

Sabargram - 3,600m | 15km | 8 hours

Because of the undulating terrain today, there is no let up on our weary legs as the trail winds through rich flora and fauna with a picturesque back drop of snow covered peaks. After lunch we have a 200m climb over 4 kilometers to Sabargram and our accommodation for the night.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Camping

DAY 7

Sammanden - 2,380m | 17km | 8 hours

After a hearty breakfast, we start our day with a descent through the forest towards the village of Gorkhey. In springtime there is a riot of colours from the rhododendrons, magnolias and other wild flowers on display. From here we climb gradually to Sammanden, where we enjoy a well-earned rest and an early night after another long day of trekking.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Camping

DAY 8

Rimbick - 16km | 7-8 hours

And so to our final day, we wake early to watch a truly unforgettable sight, the sunrise above four of the highest mountains in the world. Today’s trail takes us to the village of Rammam winding through forest, flowering trees and orchids, stopping for lunch by a fast flowing stream. We continue to the small bazaar town of Rimbick where we transfer 3hours to Darjeeling and our comfortable hotel.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 9

Darjeeling

Today we have a free day and for those that wish a ride on Darjeelings’ famous toy train. After lunch we hope to be able to visit the Himalayan Mountain Institute and the rest of the afternoon free to relax a little, walk around town and shop for last minute souvenirs at the colourful bazaar. This evening we celebrate our achievements with a wonderful celebratory dinner and partying late into the night.

 

Meals: B,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 10

Delhi

We have a full day of travelling today as we transfer back to the airport and board our flight to Delhi.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 11

Depart Delhi

This morning after breakfast we transfer to Delhi International Airport for our return flight back to the UK.

 

Meals: B

2019 Divider 699

What's included in the package

Inclusions

  • Fully supported 11 day group challenge
  • Action Challenge UK Guide
  • UK Qualified Medic
  • Full support team, including local English-speaking guides
  • All flights and air travel taxes (excluding fuel surcharges)
  • All accommodation, twin share - hotels / camping
  • All meals with the group; as specified
  • All transfers in local vehicles
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Day in Delhi ending with a celebratory dinner
  • Pre-event support including discounts from UK retailers
  • Discounted UK training weekends

Not included

  • Airline fuel surcharge 
  • Single supplement for tent / hotel
  • Indian visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Tips for local crew
  • Optional extensions
  • Optional training weekends
  • Kit hire