Rating in India
$ 169

Singalila Pass Trek

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 169
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: West Sikkim
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 169
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Trip HighlightsFixed Departure dates: 7 days; NJP to NJP. 5 days of trekking. Hilley and Barsey to Singalila Pass and then return to Uttarey, entirely in West Sikkim around 50 Km. of Trek in 5 days. Region: West Sikkim Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Maximum Elevation: Singalila Pass 3700m/12150 ft Accommodation: Tent/Huts Trek starting point: Hilley Trek End Point: Uttarey Best Season: March to May and October to DecemberFixed Departure Date:20th Mar’16 (Day 1) to 26 th Mar’16 (Day 7) NJP to NJP10th Apr’16 (Day 1) to 16 th Apr’16 (day 7) NJP to NJPTrip ItineraryDay 1: Arrival day at NJP and reach Hilley (150 km;7-8 hours drive)Pickup in the morning from NJP/Bagdogra and reach Hilley (~2600m, 8500ft) in 8 hours via Jorethang.The car takes 7/8 hours to cover the distance of 150 Km. Hilley isn’t a village but a small settlement of people working for Forest department’s horticultural garden and nurseries. 2/3 privately owned lodges are available to stay and they serve basic food. Hilley doesn’t have any shop and the last market to shop and ATMs are in Jorethang.Day 2: Trek from Hilley to Barsey– 4.5 Km – 2 hoursToday we start our exciting journey through woods. The Check-post of Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is a 5 minutes walk from the lodge. we reach the opening of Barsey (~2750m, 8900ft). It is situated on the top of this ridge and the main ridge line continues toward left. First views of Kanchendzongha will spellbound you looking straight in the north. The area is surrounded by dense vegetation of Rhododendron trees. Total distance is 4.5 Km and at a leisurely pace may take 2 to 2 and half hours. We will camp here for tonight.Day 3: Trek to Joributey via Deolinga Dhap – 12 Km – 6 hrsToday's walk is divided in to 3 equal parts. After walking for 2 hours and 4 Km, we reach the first opening  between two hills a small sized dry swamp called Lassuney. Crossing the field we cover another 4 Km to reach  Deolinga Dhap, much bigger in size. A team can camp, at the fringe of the this swampland, but it is two early  for us to pitch the tents. The last stretch of 4 Km is also easy undulating till we reach our campsite at Joributey (~2700m, 8850m). Distance is 12 Km and may take 6 hours. Day 4: Trek to Kalijhor via Thulo Dhap - 13 Km – 6/7 hrs We start our trek taking the trail from the campsite going along the slope of the hill. A small climb on the gradient will take us to the shoulder of this hill and  a clearance in the jungle. On today's trek Clear weather will produce magnificent view of Kanchendzongha and surrounding high peaks. Distance is 13 Km and may take 6/7 hours. Water is scarce at both the camp sites. As these campsites are situated facing the barren high Himalayas, wind is fierce in the afternoon and evening. This will be our halting point for next 2 nights, so that we don’t miss any chance to witness the panorama. Night temperature will drop to below freezing in the night and early morning. Frost forms outside the tent even in April or November. Normally mornings are calm and offers enigmatic view of Sleeping Buddha. Night stay in tentDay 5: Trek to Singalila Pass and back to Kalijhor – 7 km – 4/5 hours We will visit Singalila Pass, the top point in this ridge and return. The first rays on Kanchendzongha create magical reality. It is a brilliant display of radiant colors. Bright streaks of red, pink, and orange. After an early breakfast we start following the wide trail on level ground and skirting one table top we reach Kalijhor. Below on our right the trail on the ridge goes to Chewabhanjung and we can see the SSB camp. Kalijhor is another clearing with alpine conifers and scrubs,  surrounding the campsite. The top of Kalijhor is Phoktey Dara and a spectacular viewpoint. Breathtaking view from left to right encompassing majestic Nepal and Sikkim Himalaya to the north. Most of these peaks are towering above 7000m. In the far left (west) we can see the Everest group of peaks and to the right Three sisters, Chamlang, Baruntse, Kanchendzongha, Simvo, Pandim, Tenzingkhang one after another. The entire Kabru range (North, South, Dome) Fork I/II, Rathong, Frey peak (just above Chaurikhang, HMI basecamp area) are south to the gigantic Kanchendzongha and form a semicircle in front of the massifDay 6: Visit the Phoktey Dara View point and trek to Uttarey via Achaley – 15 Km – 7 hours Weather on mountain is only predictable to an extent and changes frequently. If the weather remains clear we will visit Phoktey Dara to witness the sunrise and unbelievable panorama. It is only 30 minutes walk from the campsite and on the top of a table mountain. The unmistakable Sleeping Buddha dominates the eye shot. Today is our last day at the campsiteDay 7: Uttarey to NJP by car – 170 Km – 8/9 hrsToday we trek to Uttarey in our returning journey. Birds eye view of the entire valley of Uttarey is fantastic, a monastery and mobile tower on a hillock, the main bazar stretch, the swampland alongside the road down below. Total distance is 14 Km and may take 6/7 hours. Night stay in lodge.P.S: Altitudes and distances are approximate and may not be exactPrice: 11800 (INR) per person (Hilley to Uttarey) + 3.63% Service TaxTour InclusionsThe trek fee.All meals during the trek. Regular Indian style nutritious vegetarian food during the trek (includingeggs), breakfast packed/hot lunch (depending upon the time you reach a campsite), snacks, dinneralong with coffee/tea/soup.Excellent Mountain Guide, who will be a local to this particular area and has profound knowledge ofthe trekking trails around.Specialised Cook, Support staffs, Porters/Packed Animals for carrying the central logistics of the trek.Any permit fee, camping charges, Forest levy required inside the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary.Stay at rest house/forest hut/tent as required in the trek.1 night stay at Uttarey in tourist rest house/lodge on sharing basis and dinner.Sleeping Mattress and Sleeping Bag (Bring your own sleeping bag for hygienic reason, if you have ahigh altitude specific Sleeping Bag)Tour ExclusionsWe assume that you will carry your personal Rucksack/Backpack with all your personal belongings. Ifyou want to offload your Rucksack and carried by our Pack Animal/Porter then you need to payadditional Rs 1500 for the entire duration of the trek. The Rucksack should not weigh more than 10Kg.Still/Video Camera charges inside the Sanctuary.Any tip/gratuity to the HT supports staffs. If you are happy with the service, please tip themgenerously.Any kind of insurance during the trek or transit.Any cost which is not mentioned in the “inclusions” or personal in natureThings to be noted/SuggestionsNew Jalpaiguri (NJP) is well connected by train from New Delhi and Kolkata. Nearest airport, Bagdogra , 10 Km from Siliguri. Connecting flights to New Delhi and Kolkata available. The trek base Hilley is 150 Km from NJP railway station. Uttarey, the trek end point is around 170 Km from NJP.Trekkers need to reach by their own to NJP on Day – 1 morning by 10 am or previous night. Arrange your return from NJP on Day- 7 evening after 6 pm or later

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