Trip Overview of Darjeeling Tour
Darjeeling tour is one of the best tour packages in north India. Darjeeling’s name is from the local Tibetan name was “Dorjee-ling” which lies in northeast India. Our Sikkim and Darjeeling tours are the perfect ambiance of a hill resort with its mild climate. Its green hills and valleys and its lush green tea gardens are a significant attraction. We will see the best mountain view of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586). This peak is looming over the northern horizon gives a magical beauty to the land which entices thousands of visitors.
Located in Northeastern India at the foothills of the Himalayas, Sikkim and Darjeeling tour are among the most popular tourist destinations in Northeast India. As a result, Darjeeling and Sikkim are heavily availed by families, friends, couples, and honeymooners. The places that have pleasant weather also offer exciting experiences for each kind of traveler.
Sikkim tour is one of the best tour packages in Sikkim. Lies in between the Kingdom of Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east. In the north Plateau of Tibet and southern border with the state of West Bengal. Therefore it is the land of orchids, monasteries, and mountains. Inhabited by Nepalis, Lepcha, and Bhutia people, Sikkim is a fantastic place of hidden valleys. Mystical monasteries, snow-fed lakes, and a mountain setting with flowers and forests.
Sikkim tour is popular for tea gardens
Known in the world for its tea gardens and inhabited by Nepalis, Bhutias, as well as, Bengalis. Darjeeling is also known for the Queen of the Hill station, famous for its natural beauty, clean, fresh air, year-round pleasant weather, and above all, the ever-smiling and welcoming local people. All in all, The 3rd highest peak in the world Mt. Kanchenjunga, which is situated in the Darjeeling tour provides you with a magnificent view.
The tour takes you through the deep green valleys and ethnic villages, past raging rivers, stop to admire breathtaking waterfalls, blooming rhododendron forests and play on snowfields at the bottom of snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Get ready for an unforgettable Himalayan adventure safari tour through beautiful Sikkim.
9 Night 10 days Darjeeling tour package
This unique 9 Night 10 days Darjeeling tour provides you everything that Sikkim has an offer. As you can Travel to newly opened North Sikkim to Lachung and Yumthang valleys. We will take you through the deep green valleys and ethnic villages of Sikkim, past raging rivers, stop to admire breathtaking waterfalls as well as, blooming rhododendron forests. You can play on snowfields at the bottom of snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Therefore get ready for an unforgettable Himalayan adventure safari tour through beautiful Sikkim.
Darjeeling could be a bit challenging for those who despise cold weather. Hence, another one of the Darjeeling travel tips is that you ensure you carry warm clothes with you during your visit. Whereas summers are a matter of sweaters, and full trousers in Darjeeling, in winter you’re required to wear heavy jackets and warm pants. If you plan on going for a trek on your Darjeeling trip, then do not forget to carry some vital items. Rubber-soled shoes, torches, batteries, trekking sticks, quick food, water, toilet paper, and mosquito repellents come first on the list.
Best Time To Visit Darjeeling
The best time for the Darjeeling tour is between the months of April to June along with September to December. Darjeeling experiences a moderate climate during most of the year. In the summer the temperatures range between 14°C and 8°C and during winter temperature falls to a freezing point of 6°C to as low as 1°C. During the monsoon, Darjeeling experiences heavy rain showers which at the time lead to frequent landslides.
A lot of tourists do the Darjeeling tour during the summers as it is a favorable time for all tourist activities. For sightseeing, the best months would be from September to November. If you enjoy the cold weather and winter you can visit Darjeeling from December to January, as it is the best period for honeymooners. The adventure avid can visit Darjeeling in the month of February to June which is idyllic for all adventure activities in Darjeeling.
How To Reach for Darjeeling tour
By Air: Darjeeling is well connected by air from all the major parts of the country by Bagdogra airport. This airport is very close to Darjeeling and takes about 3 hours drive.
By Train: Those thinking to travel to Darjeeling by train can board the famous Darjeeling train from Sealdah and various other express trains from all around the country on a daily basis to reach the nearest railhead New Jalpaiguri. On reaching New Jalpaiguri one can board the famous Toy Train which chugs its way up to reach Darjeeling.
By Road: Darjeeling is well connected to Siliguri, the terminal city as a fleet of state and private buses run overnight from Calcutta to Siliguri. After deporting at Siliguri, enjoy a 2 hours scenic drive while traversing through the forest and tea gardens either by boarding a luxury bus or private taxi to reach Darjeeling.
Packing and equipment list for Darjeeling tour
Sweater – layers are good
Warm jacket Goretex, if you are traveling in Winter down jacket
Hat – sun
Comfortable walking shoes
Sandals for warmer areas
Smart casual clothes for evenings
Scarf (You can also buy great Pashimina in Darjeeling)
Clothes/hat for cold weather
Money and documents to bring
Passport with photocopies
Insurance policy documentation
Address list (with phone numbers and also email addresses)
Things for packing
Small day pack
Expandable carry-on bag
Plastic bags ( Ziploc )
Suitcase – soft-sided preferable
Multi-tool / Folding knife – handy on trains for fruit, etc
Darjeeling lies in the north of the state of West Bengal and is situated in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas. The district of Darjeeling shares its boundaries with countries like Nepal, Bhutan, and also with Bangladesh. It is one of the scarcely populated districts of the state with the total population being 1,842,034. And the density of the population is 413 persons per sq Km. Located at an altitude of 2134 meters above the sea level and is surrounded by various Buddhist monasteries and also the mighty peaks of the Himalayas in Darjeeling tour.
The highlight of the Darjeeling tour
- Enjoy an excursion to Enchey Monastery
- Soak in the beauty of Tsomgo
- Cherish a half-day sightseeing tour of Gangtok
- Explore Kalimpong
- Marvel at sunrise views from Tiger Hill
- Visit Ghoom Monastery
The famous Tiger hill is 13 kilometers far from the main town at an altitude of 2590 meters (8482 ft.). This is a famous place to see on the Darjeeling tour. It has earned international fame for its magnificent view of the sunrise over the “Kanchanjunga” and the great eastern Himalayan peaks. if the weather is clear you can see Mount Everest also, the world’s highest peak, along with other Himalayan giants Lhotse, Makalu, Janu, Rathong, Kabru, Pandim, Simvo, and also Siniolchu.
Visit Kalimpong in Darjeeling tour
This is a small town lies at an altitude of 1250m, this tranquil hill station is located on top of a ridge on the east of river Teesta. Kalimpong very famous for its educational institutions many of which were established during the British colonial period. During the past time, it was the gateway in the trade between Tibet and India prior to China’s annexation of Tibet and the Sino-Indian War. Enjoy visiting this beautiful town in our Darjeeling tour
The town is famous for its indigenous handicraft. This is the place to buy the Tibetan and Bhutanese handicrafts and jewelry, You can find here good quality woodcarvings, copperware like Feng-Sui bells, tapestry bags, scrolls, paintings, and also Tibetan jewelry.
Kalimpong is a very famous place for Horticulture. You can also visit the flower market which shows the wide array of orchids; nurseries, which export Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers, and rhizomes, contribute to the economy of Kalimpong. It is home to ethnic Nepali people, indigenous ethnic groups, and non-native migrants from other parts of India. This town is also a religious center of Buddhism. On your Darjeeling tour, you will visit the Buddhist monastery Zang Dhok, you can find a number of rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.
Lava & Loleygaon
During the Darjeeling tour, we can also visit these two places which are the recently invented hamlets in the lap of nature. It is about 32 km in a distance from the Kalimpong. Also the entry point to the beautiful Neora Valley National Park from Kalimpong. We will drive in a scenic and ever-changing vegetation from tropical deciduous to the wet alpine trees of fir, pine, and birch. Furthermore, another small place Loleygaon is another r24 km far from Lava lying at an altitude of 1,675 meters. It is the Darjeeling District of West Bengalis and has a small Lepcha village situated at an extreme end of a Himalayan Ridge. Thus, this place offers a magnificent view of the Mt.Kanchandzonga range. One can get closer to nature by walking on the canopy bridge in Loleygaon.
Darjeeling Tour - Trip Info
Duration: 10 Days
Tour Grade: Easy
Best time to visit: We can travel Darjeeling from March to May spring and Stember – November the Autumn are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, not recommend time and the visibility is poor to rain.
Transportation: Private Car/Van, Plane.
Visa & Permit for Sikkim travel
For Darjeeling and Sikkim tour, All foreigners other than Nepal and Bhutan nationals require a passport with an Indian visa prior to arrival. A trekking permit is required for every trekker for any areas of North-East India. For the trekking holiday, we need a minimum of two persons and maximum of 12 people.