XA Travel (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Darjeeling Mountainous Adventure, India

Depart: October
Return: October
Price: TBA
Group Size : 6 (min) / 16 (max)

Hightlights:

  • Ghoom Monastery and Tibetan refugee camp
  • Darjeeling tea plantation with spectacular views of the Mount Kanchenjunga, world 3rd highest mountain
  • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the 2nd railway declared as UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Off beaten experience with pre WWII four wheel drive and trekking from Darjeeling to Sandakfu
  • Visit Meghma villages, and run a minor charity program to the students
  • Sandakfu at 3780m, the highest peak in the state of West Bengal. Four of five highest peaks in the world (Everest, Kanchendzonga, Lhotse and Makalu) can be seen

Singapore - Darjeeling (D)

Depart from Changi Aiport, arrive New Delhi early in next morning. Connect with local flights to Bagdogra, transfer to Darjeeling, welcome dinner. Overnight at Darjeeling.

Darjeeling (B)

Sunrise shot and whole day explore Darjeeling, include Ghoom Monastery, Tibetan refugee camp, tea plantation, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Overnight at Darjeeling.

Meghma village - Tumling (B/L/D)

Drive to Maneybhanjang, a small village at the India-Nepal border. Start trekking to Meghma village,  and run a small charity donation program for the school kids. Continue journey with four wheel drive to Tumling. Overnight at Tumling.

Sandakfu (B/L/D)

Continue the four wheel drive with altitude increase by 1635m, with several photography stops. Overnight at Sandakfu.

Kanchendzonga (B/L/D)

Explore Sandakfu and its surroundings with beautiful view of Kanchendzonga and Everest range. Overnight at Sandakfu.

Mirik (B)

Heading downhill and drive to Mirik, visit Chitre and Samendu Lake. Overnight at Mirik.

Makaibari (B/L/D)

Visit Makaibari tea garden, tea factory. Overnight at Makaibari homestay.

Delhi - Singapore (B)

After breakfast, transfer to Bagdogra airport. Arrive Delhi by noon and connect flight from Delhi to Singapore (arrive Singapore the next morning).

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Inclusions :

  • 2 way domestic flights New Delhi to Bagdogra
  • Fully private tour in vehicle in Darjeeling
  • Four wheel driver from Darjeeling to Sandakfu
  • 7 nights accommodation (combination of standard hotel and trekkers hut)
  • Room are twin sharing basis
  • All entrance fees and permit
  • All meals as per itinerary above
  • Local guides at Darjeeling and Sandakfu
  • Xing Asia tour leader and photography assistance

Exclusions :

  • International flight to New Delhi, India (Participants to purchase flight tickets only upon trip confirmation)
  • Visa entry to India (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals
  • Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
  • Tips for both driver and local guide per person (voluntary basis)
Remarks

Weather :

  • Darjeeling temperature : 25°/ 15°
  • Sandakfu temperature : 8°/ 0°
  • Warm clothing is necessary

Fitness :

  • Able to carry own photography equipment and personal chores
  • Guidance to combat altitude sickness (AMS) to be given during trip briefing

Gear :

  • Wide angle to mid range tele
  • Graduated neutral density filter, Circular Polarizer (CPL), Tripod
  • Suggest to carry another spare body, battery, and charger. If your equipment stops working during the trip for whatever reason, it is unlikely to find a repair shop or buy a replacement.

Suggested airline and flight detail as follow :

  • Airline : Singapore Airline
  • Price : TBA
  • Depart : TBA
  • Return : TBA