India Sikkim, Darjeeling Tours and Trekking 12 Days

Trip Information

Nepal is the gateway to the Himalayas and you can travel to the various countries via Nepal in the most competitive price than with the agency of the country directly. Backpacker Treks take you in the amazing journey of the Sikkim and Darjeeling which share the similar culture, traditions and language with Nepal.

Darjeeling and Sikkim are two of the most popular tourist destinations in India, located nearby the eastern border from Nepal. Darjeeling and Sikkim are the real paradise of India which posses an amazing natural magnificence and grandeur. Darjeeling is situated at an altitude of above 2000 meters on the hills in the Indian state of West Bengal. The high and attractive mountains and hills in Darjeeling are covered with tea plantations and are able to attract huge number of tourists every year. From tourism perspective, Sikkim and Darjeeling present different sort of hiking adventure as they include intense alpine trees, orchid plants, beautiful lakes, picturesque hills, and many other such exotic locations. If you are trekking along Darjeeling and Sikkim, you will be recommended a trek to Tiger Hill from where you can have an opportunity to view the splendid sunrise and the panoramic glance of Mount Everest. May to October is the appropriate season for the Tours and Trekking in Darjeeling and Sikkim. The main attractions are the Tiger Hill, Mirik Lake, Senchal Lake, Teesta River, Racecourse, Ramgit River, Rumtek Monastery along with Orchid Sanctuary. India is an incredible country with regard to travel and tourism. The paradise of the East, Sikkim and Darjeeling lie in India where maximum numbers of tourists are lured to visit and are lost in the natural beauty of the region. India is the land of mixture which represents countryside, weather conditions, faith, languages, celebration, ritual and ethnicity with flora and fauna and so on. Tours and Trekking in India provides a heavenly experience along with lots of information and knowledge.

Book this amazing tour in northern India via Eastern Nepal with the reliable travel organizing agency of Nepal The Backpacker Treks & Expedition. This outbound tourism activity can be very competitively priced as the company has very strong connection with the local agents there in India. Once you have toured these two cities having similar culture to us then you will feel the difference of travelling. Backpacker Treks ensures the impeccable hospitality during the tour.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01: Arrive at New Delhi International Airport

Day 02: Trip to Bagdogra and Darjeeling

Day 03: Trip to Darjeeling

Day 04: Trip to Yukson

Day 05: Trip to Bakhim

Day 06: Trip to Dzoongri

Day 07: Trip to Thangsing and Gochala

Day 08: Trip to Samiti and Yuksom

Day 09: Trip to Bagdogra and Gangtok

Day 10: Trip to Kalimpong

Day 11: Trip to Bagdogra and Delhi

Day 12: Departure!!!!

Day 01: Arrive at New Delhi International Airport
You will arrive at the New Delhi International Airport on the first day. After taking lunch you will be visiting the places like Red Fort and Lotus Temples, Bahai Temple and historical monuments in the Indian capital. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 02: Trip to Bagdogra and Darjeeling
From the second day morning, your trip will start formally as you will venture into your tour to Darjeeling and Sikkim. Delhi is one of the liveliest cities in the world and people are attracted to visit Delhi. After visiting several places of Delhi, you will move towards airport and catch the flight for Bagdogra, the nearest airport to Darjeeling. Overnight stay at a guest house in Bagdogra.

Day 03: Trip to Darjeeling
On the 3rd day you have to get up early to view the scenic beauty that lies in Darjeeling. After breakfast you will be moving for the sightseeing tour of the city. Darjeeling is one the tremendous hill stations with cool climate and the unbelievable setting of some of highest snow clad peaks of the mighty Himalayas. The first visit will be the Natural History Museum which has ample unique assortment of butterflies, moths, reptiles and birds. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 04: Trip to Yukson 7hrs
On the 4th day also you have to wake up early in the morning to visit Yukson which takes around 7 hrs. The meaning of Yuksom is “meeting of three great lamas”. The fact that these three lamas came from Tibet and established the Nyinamapa, order of Tibetan Buddhism here. Yuksom is also the entry point of Khangchendzonga National Park. You are free to enjoy a nature walk and begin the trekking from here. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 05: Trip to Bakhim
After taking the breakfast you will start the trekking and reach up to Bakhim (3035 m). The trail is a gradual ascent and descent through the semi-tropical forest following the Pairag Chu. We have packed lunch with us and have it en route. Enjoy the trekking trip in the dense hilly areas of Himalaya. Overnight stay in the tented accommodation.

Day 06: Trip to Dzoongri
You must be well prepared to face the cold here. After taking some breakfast you will move ahead. The area is deprived of any human settlements. For the trekking, you must be physically fit and have the stamina to hike for a long time. Dzoongri is a fine-looking place from where you can view the magnificent and glorified mountains.

The place is the base camp of mountaineering in Himalaya. Climbing the mountains would evoke the thrill and excitement within you. The route that you will be following may be risky for mountaineering. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 07: Trip to Thangsing and Gochala
After an hour long climb we will reach the bridge in Thangsing due north located below the Mount Pandim. You will be taking your lunch in the peaceful surrounding area of Thangsing. From there after the walk of 6 to7 hours of trekking you will arrive at Goecha La-Pass. The level of trekking is relatively tricky in comparison to other. And you need some time to get acclimatized here. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 08: Trip to Samiti and Yuksom
Today you will move down for the trek and get to Samiti. You will be back to the same trek from where you had started your trekking. You can have an unbelievable vision of Khangchendzonga where you can snap some pictures and from there return to the camp at Yuksom all along to the trek. Overnight stay in the camp.

Day 09: Trip to Bagdogra and Gangtok
You will be moving to Bagdogra after taking breakfast early in the morning. Then you will arrive at Bagdogra Airport and in the afternoon you will take a flight for Gangtok which is the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim. Gangtok is the largest city of Sikkim where you will find the natural beauty that encloses you. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 10: Trip to Kalimpong
On the 10th day of your tour and trekking you will be moving to Kalimpog which promotes and teaches an ancient crafts of Sikkim like good paintings, masks, wood carvings etc. Kalimpong is another beautiful hill station in Darjeeling that attracts many tourists for the delightful views of the amazing landscape. Kalimpong is the biggest flower producer in the country which is sent abroad to most of the north Indian cities. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 11: Trip to Bagdogra and Delhi
On the 11th day we will move to Bogdogra in the evening to take a flight for Delhi. It’s time to end the trekking and tours package from the wonderful and beautiful land. Your flight will land at the New Delhi International Airport from where you will reach the capital city of India. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 12: Departure!!!!
On the 12th day you will be transferred to the airport in the morning after taking breakfast. You will be drop at the New Delhi Airport so that you will get the flight for your own home town.

Price: US$ N/A

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
    (Note:-Pick up -Welcome you in Tribhuban International Airport and transfer your Hotel by our responsible person.
  • Domestric drop /Pickup -Airport drop and pick UP as a flight indicated in your itinerary.
  • Drop to Airport: - Drop with privet car and until last minute with responsible person of Backpacker Treks and Expedition.
  • Trip information and sight seen:
    (Note:- Backpacker Treks and Expedition provides you trip management information and introduce with your trekking guide at the time of remaining payment of the trip after you arrival.
  • Accommodation and Meals:
    (Call twins sharing basis) / (Single room also provide with extra charge)
    Note:
    1. Kathmandu: - Three (3 ***) star deluxe twins sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with B.B
    2. Trekking: - As possible as neat and clean accommodation during the trek.
    (Break fast, Lunch and Dinner)Three times meals are includes during your Trek only Breakfast are included in KTM).
  • Hot Drinks :-( Note hot drinks we provide as a cup basis in food time during your trekking).
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner:
    (Note: - We will take you one of the typical Nepali restaurants. But alcohol and beverage are not included).
  • Flight and transportation:
    (Note: - Airport for domestic flight as for itinerary).
  • Trekking permit and National Park Fee:
    (All Government taxes, TIMS and Permit as well as company charge).
  • First Aid:
    (Note: - Medical kid box during the trip)
  • Trekking Crews:
    (Note:
    1. Guide: - Government license holder with experience of mountain and well trained English speaking.
    2. Assistant Guide:- Backpacker Treks and Expedition provide assistant guide walking with group to support where necessary as per group volumes.
    3. Porter: - We provide one porter for two people to support you to carry trekking luggage. (Bag per porter carries 30 kg).
  • Insurance:
    (Guide and Porter: - Backpacker Treks and Expedition provides insurance for our guide and porter as per state law).
  • Trekking Equipment:
    Backpacker Treks and Expedition duffel bag and t-Shirt, Trekking map. (Note: - Down jacket for seasonal, sleeping bag which need to be return after the trek).
  • Certificate:
    (Adventure achirement certificate of Backpacker Treks and Expedition)
  • Other:
    (All applicable government and local taxes as per itinerary)

Cost Excluded »

  1. Visa :-( Nepal entry visa fee)
  2. Airfare :-( International air fee).
  3. Meals :-( Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner)
  4. Drinks:-
    1. All cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
    2. Drinking Water also not included in trip cost.
  5. Insurance:
    (Note: - You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Optional Excursion: We provide such service with extra charge.
    (Note:- Our option excursion are culture trip, Festival trip, monastery meditation with Lama and Monks, Bird watching, Farming trip other things as per clients interest).
  7. Trekking Equipment:
    (Note: - Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole).
  8. Tipping:
    (Note: - Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package).
  9. Others:
    1. Personal expenses such as phone calls, Internet, Laundry, Bar Bill and extra porters.
    2. During your trek hot shower is not included.
    3.Cost arising out of land slide, Road Blocked, Rescue of any form, Cancellation of flight or Reasons beyond our control.
  10. 4. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

Female trekking guide - As mentioned earlier, we have a team of very experienced manpower who have worked in the tourism sector for many years. Likewise, we have very much experienced trekking guides who know every detail that is to be known regarding trekking and tours. In addition, we also boast of female trekking guides with fair bit of prior experience in the field of tourism. The number of female trekking guide has increased in the tourism sector in Nepal over the years and we also boast of an experienced core team of female trekking guides with considerable experience. Availability of female trekking guides might prove to be comfortable for the female trekkers if they want to share anything private or personal, and this is one of the advantages of having female trekking guides in the travel crew.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail.