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Trekking in Darjeeling

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Trekking in Darjeeling

Trekking in Darjeeling is the best option for trekkers to enjoy the enormous beauty of Darjeeling.Darjeeling is located at an altitude of 6,710 ft in north east India and is part of the state of West Bengal.

Darjeeling is a famous hill station for its beauty and panoramic view of Kanchenjunga.Kanchenjunga is center of attraction in Darjeeling.It spans across more than 3,000 sq. km and offers some of the best trekking routes in the world.

You will walk through forests full of trees like oaks, ferns, chestnuts and magnolias and flowers like rhododendrons, magnolia, orchids and varieties of wild flowers. Singalila range which is one of the most popular trekking routes in Darjeeling area, there are over 120 species of birds.

Overall Darjeeling area has more than 400 species of birds. And add to that the rare animals including the Red Pandas,barking deer, pangolins, and many other fascinating high altitude small animals.

Best time for trekking in Darjeeling

Best time for trekking in Darjeeling and surrounding areas is from April to May and October to November.April to May is the beginning of summer time and the temperature is quite comfortable hence you get a chance to see many different types of mountain flowers, especially rhododendrons in full bloom and in different colors.

Darjeeling is the popular hill station enjoys the temperate climate.October and November are also an ideal time for trekking in Darjeeling both months are dry and visibility is excellent.There are chances of occasional snowfall as well during this time.

Trekking routes in Darjeeling

Sandakphu & Singalila Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Darjeeling area and offers magnificent views of the valleys and mountains on the way. Sandakphu is the summit of Singalila range located at an altitude of 11,929 ft. (3,636 meters).Other than experiencing some of the best flora and fauna on the way, you come face to face with the snow peaks of Everest group of peaks, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and many others.

Sandakphu is just about 21 kms from Phalut Trek. Sandakphu and Phalut are at similar altitudes and also the two highest peaks of the Singalila range.You pass through flowering rhododendrons and forests of oaks, chestnuts and magnolia.You will get spectacular view of several of the highest peaks of the world including Everest group, Kanchenjunga and many other great snow peaks.

Day treks in Darjeeling

Darjeeling is also famous for day treks and most of the trekkers come here for day treks.There are two such popular day trek areas. First one is a trek from Tonglu and return to Manebhanjan via Tumling. The other is a trek to Tiger Hill summit.

Kurseong is the subdivision of Darjeeling that that offer light, moderate and extensive trekking experiences.You pass through lush plantations of pine & chestnut trees, medicinal plants and lovely landscapes of tea gardens while exploring the flora & fauna and some quaint villages.

Best destination for adventure activities

Darjeeling is the best destination for adventure activities like trekking.The great mountains draw attention of many adventure lovers from all around the globe.

Trekking in Darjeeling gives you the panoramic view of the Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga makes Trekking in Darjeeling is full of adventurous which is an unforgettable experience in your life.

Panoramic view of mountains

Sandakphuis one of the major treks in North Bengal.The trail of Sandakphu abounds in rhododendrons, primulas, magnolias, orchids and a variety of ferns. Along with the breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga and Everest, trekkers get an opportunity to get excellent view of Mt. Makalu and Mt. Lhotse.

The trek is the part of the great Singalila range, which separates West Bengal from the Himalayan mountain range in the west.The trail covers Maneybhanjyang, Tonglu, Sandakphu and finally ends in Phalut.

 

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