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Singalila Ridge Trek

10 Days

Discover the species that inhabit the national park with spectacular views of 4 mountains above 8,000 meters

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Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular view of 4 mountains above 8,000m
  • Trek through the Singalila Ridge National Park
  • Discover the species inhabit the National Park
  • Trek of difficulty but suitable for all age

The Singalila Ridge Trek follows the border separating Nepal and India and most of the villages in the area are Sherpa and Tamang. Covered with oak and rhododendron forests, the ridge offers magnificent views of many famous peaks – Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga and Chomolhari.

Our Singalila Ridge Camping Trek begins with a visit to the old British Raj Hill Station in Darjeeling followed by a classic six-day trek following the main thrust running south through the massive Kanchenjunga massif. After the trek we visit the hill station of Kalimpong staying at the historic Himalaya Hotel. In Kalimpong you have the opportunity to visit Buddha Vihara and Orchid Nursery or relax in hotel garden while enjoying view of Kanchenjunga.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Bagdogra and drive to Darjeeling (2,042 m), 4 hours
Day 2 : Morning visit to Tiger Hill (2,573 m), and rest day at Darjeeling (2,042 m)
Day 3 : Drive to Manebhanjang (2,130m) and trek to Megma (2,670m), 5 hours
Day 4 : Trek to Kali Pokhari (3,070 m), 4 hrs
Day 5 : Trek to Sandakphu (3,636 m), 4 hrs
Day 6 : Trek to Phalut (3,600 m), 4/5 hrs
Day 7 : Trek to Ramam (2,560 m), 5 hrs
Day 8 : Trek to Rimbic (2,300 m), 5 hrs
Day 9 : Drive to Kalimpong, rest of the day exploring the hill station
Day 10 : Morning transfer to Bagdogra Airport and flight to Delhi

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Trip Itinerary

After arriving at Bagdogra, the drive to Darjeeling takes about 4 hours and follows the famous Darjeeling Toy Train. The hill station was built by the British during colonial India on top of a cliff facing the Himalayas and soon many tea gardens developed due to the climate.

In the morning we wake up early and are taken to Tiger Hill for morning sunrise views of Kanchenjunga. On the way back, we visit the Ghoom Monastery before returning to the hotel for a late breakfast.
Today we explore Darjeeling with a local guide visiting the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, which has an interesting collection of Everest memorabilia, as well as a zoo with many animals including snow leopards, bears and red pandas. We can visit one of the many tea plantations and tour around the tea processing factory.

From Darjeeling we drive for about an hour to the road head towards Manebhanjang. The trail begins with a 600m climb along a jeep track and then eases through oak and rhododendron forests. We camp for the night at Magma. From here there is a fine view of Darjeeling spread over the opposite rock and a panorama of the entire Kanchenjunga range on the other side.

Today we hike to Singalila Rock after breakfast and pass magnolias, rhododendrons, primulas and other sub-alpine flowers that bloom in the pre-monsoon season. We stop at the sacred Kalipokhari Lake which never gets cold. Surrounding the lake are many prayer flags and main walls (stones with Buddhist prayers).

The route from Kalipokhari to Sandakphu is at an altitude of more than 3600 meters, from where one can view the highest peaks of Sikkim and Bhutan like Kanchenjunga, Jannu, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Chomolhari.

If the sky is clear in the morning, we will enjoy sunrise views over Kanchenjunga and Everest! A walk along the Singalila Ridge through forests of rhododendrons and Himalayan firs offers magnificent views of the Himalayas throughout the day. We camp overnight at Falut where Nepal, Sikkim and West Bengal all meet - both with views of Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga.

For the first part of today's walk we stay on the ridge before descending through rhododendron and magnolia forest to our campsite at Ramam.

The trail descends through densely forested mountains and subtropical valleys with views of an increasing number of farms and villages. After reaching Srikhola Valley, one has to do a short climb up to Rimbic village.

In the morning we take a jeep to Kalimpong. And the layout of Kalimpong is similar to Darjeeling as it is spread over cliffs. We can rest here for the day and enjoy the views of the surrounding Himalayan foothills and perhaps visit a Bhutanese gompa.

Thanks for joining us on this trek and it's been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Stay tuned and this is the last day of our trip. So we will transfer your departure flight homebound or to another destination at Bagdogra Airport. We look forward to welcoming you on your next adventure. Safe travels!! We hope to see you again. Namaste!


Cost Inclusion

  • Full board camping service for whole trekking period
  • Guide and camping staff
  • Cook and kitchen staff
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Darjeeling with breakfast (The Rope Resort or similar)
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Kalimpong with breakfast (Roopkatha Hotel Kalimpong)
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing places in Darjeeling/Kalimpong
  • Trekking permits + National park fee
  • All ground transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guide, cook, porters and their insurance
  • Best possible equipment for staffs and porters
  • First aid kit with high-altitude medications
  • All arrival and departure in Bagdogra airport
  • Emergency Rescue Service

Cost Exclusion

  • International Flight, India Visa
  • Travel insurance. (recommended)
  • Meals in Darjeeling and Kalimpong
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Rescue costs
  • Staff tips


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Singalila Ridge Trek

Trip Facts

  • 9 N/ 10 Days
  • Moderate
  • 3636 Meters
  • September - Mid December / March - May
  • Bagdogra
  • Bagdogra
  • Private Jeep
  • Hotel/Camping
  • 2 Max 12


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