Duration :- 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination :- Kolkata – Kalimpong – Lava – Darjeeling – Neora Valley
Exploring and trekking in Neora Valley
Start the day by a gentle trekking in the Neora Valley Nature Reserve to Rachela Pass. With its incredible bio-diversity, Neora Valley Nature Reserve is one of the last remaining pristine ecosystems of the Eastern Himalaya. This valley is the home to many rare and endangered, flora, fauna and avi-fauna. Rachela Pass is at the Indo-Bhutan border. On the way back by trekking you can enjoy the farmlands and villages of Rishi River Valley with its tribal settlements, cardamom plantations, gushing streams and waterfalls. This hidden natural jewel have been visited by very few and if you are looking for an easy trek in an area rich in natural history and beautiful views then this would be the right trek for you. Come here in the spring time and enjoy seeing the varities of birds.
Day 01: Arrival at Kolkata/Delhi
After landing at Kolkata/New Delhi, you will be transferred to hotel. The remaining time of the day will free for you and night will spend in hotel.
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing
Go out for a sightseeing of the erstwhile British capital which still carries the reminiscence of the days of Raj in India and get impressed. After that spend the whole night in Hotel.
Day 03: from Kolkata/Delhi to Kalimpong
Drive to the airport for flight to Bagdogra in the morning and get received upon arrival and transferred to Kalimpong. Explore the local market in the evening and then stay in hotel for the night.
Day 04: Kalimpong (sightseeing tour and drive to LAVA)
Visit Monastery and Kalimpong bazaar in the Morning and get a drive to Lava (2100m) in the afternoon. That night will have to be spent in the Forest Bungalow or Private Lodge.
Day 05: Begin trekking from Lava and proceed forward
Day 06: Carry on Trekking
Day 07: another day of trekking
Day 08: back to Lava
Get back to Lava by trekking and Trek back to Lava. The night will be in Forest Bungalow or Private Lodge.
Day 09: back to Kalimpong
You will come back to a local Farm House, the evening will be free and night will have to be spent in Samthar Farm House itself.
Day 10: towards Darjeeling
Moving via Teesta Valley and tea gardens you will reach Darjeeling and spend the night in Hotel.
Day 11: Enjoying in Darjeeling
For sunrise view over Khanchenjunga range, Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery you will visit Tiger Hill in the early morning. HMI, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park and Tibetan refugee self help camp will be visited after the breakfast and the evening will be free for all. The night will be in that hotel only.
Day 12: Moving to and Leaving from Bagdogra (IXB)
For your onward journey you will have to go Bagdogra or NJP Railway Station.