Turkode : TBS
Reisen er levert av
Exodus Adventure Travels
Destinasjoner : India
Reisen begynner : Delhi
Reisen slutter : Kolkata
Gruppestørrelse : 4 - 16
Aldre : 16+
Aktivitet :
15 dager fra
NOK 33 090

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Enjoy a classic trek from the Darjeeling tea hills to the highest mountain range on Earth

Tucked in a corner of the beautiful Indian Himalaya mountains are Sikkim and Darjeeling. In recent years, Sikkim has become more accessible for those looking to explore its unique beauty. Journey from the plains of India to Gantok, the capital of Sikkim, and onto the delightful Martam village. From here, we travel through beautiful tea plantations to Darjeeling, with its colonial hill station and Unesco World Heritage toy train. Trekking up to and along the Singalila Ridge, which divides India and Nepal, we move through thick forests of rhododendron and are rewarded with views of the great Himalaya peaks. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, dominates the horizon and on a clear day we see majestic Makalu, Lhotse and Everest.

Høydepunkter
  • Classic camping trek through rhododendron forests to the Singalila Ridge
  • See four of the five highest peaks on Earth: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu
  • Explore Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim
  • Drive through tea plantations and visit a tea estate
  • Stay in Martam, a traditional Sikkimese village
Viktig informasjon
  • Seven nights in hotels, one night in a basic hotel/guesthouse, one night sleeper train and five nights of full-service camping
  • Six days of point-to-point walking with full porterage, plus one daywalk
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader and staff. Minimum age: 16
  • Altitude maximum: 11,929ft (3,636m); average: 9,701ft (2,957m)
  • Between four and six hours of walking per day on average
Inkludert
  • All breakfasts, seven lunches and 10 dinners
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Sikkim and trekking permits
  • Free arrival transfers for everyone
Ikke inkludert
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request), excludes sleeper train
  • Visas or vaccinations

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Viktig Informasjon

The trip destination
  • Seven nights in hotels, one night in a basic hotel/guesthouse, one night sleeper train and five nights of full-service camping
  • Six days of point-to-point walking with full porterage, plus one daywalk
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader and staff. Minimum age: 16
  • Altitude maximum: 11,929ft (3,636m); average: 9,701ft (2,957m)
  • Between four and six hours of walking per day on average
Food
All breakfasts, seven lunches and 10 dinners are included. Allow at least 1,600-2,000 rupees (approximately US$20-US$25) per day for lunch and dinner (where not included). You can eat out very cheaply in India, but if you go to the more expensive restaurants most of the time, you will spend more than the suggested amount. Please note, service in restaurants can be quite slow. Tea and soft drinks are very cheap. A (large) bottle of beer is approximately 300 rupees (approximately US$4). While camping, we have a cook and assistants who prepare simple but plentiful nutritious food. Breakfasts will be porridge, cereals, eggs and toast with plenty of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Lunches will usually be a picnic lunch with soup, various kinds of local breads, cheese, eggs, tinned fish, and meat and fruit where available. There is afternoon tea and biscuits on arrival at camp followed later by dinner, which is usually soup, a pasta, rice or potato-based main course with fresh vegetables, followed by dessert, tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Drinking water Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity. However, we strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in India On trek, the cooks collect and boil drinking water from the mountain streams and fill up your water bottles for you, but you may need to collect water during the day and may wish to use your own water purification treatment as well. We suggest you may like to bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening and use a Steripen to treat any non-boiled water. A Steripen is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered, so easy to pack. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a Steripen on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions). Steripens are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Models that take lithium batteries are best as they last longer, especially in cold conditions.
Weather

As Sikkim has a pretty wet climate, even by Himalayan standards, our departures are carefully timed to take advantage of the likely best weather conditions. Delhi is hot in the daytime, especially on spring departures, and reasonably warm at night (cool on the October departure). Darjeeling and Gangtok is warm during the day with cool to cold nightly temperatures. Weather on trek will vary with the altitude but is generally comfortable for walking during the day (it can be really quite hot when the sun is out, particularly on the spring departure). At night on trek, it can get very cold with temperatures down to as low as -5C (23F). In late October, please bring warm clothes for the evenings. Frost must be expected at night above about 9,845ft (3,000m) on spring departures, and above about 6,560ft (2,000m) on October departures.

Although the departures are timed to coincide when the weather is normally good, in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above. The Singalila Ridge is quite exposed and strong wind and rain cannot be discounted at any time of year. You need to carry waterproofs and warm clothes for the evenings.

Is this trip for you?

This trip is rated Activity Level 3 (Moderate).

There are six days of fully supported point-to-point walking plus one daywalk, with an average of four to six hours of walking per day. The trek is on a full-service camping basis. Some previous experience of hill walking is recommended, although walks should be within the capabilities of those who lead a normal active life. The maximum sleeping altitude is 11,715ft (3,570m) with a walking maximum altitude of 11,929ft (3,636m) and an average of 9,701ft (2,957m).

You may find our Fitness Training Guide a useful reference: http://www.exodus.co.uk/assets/pdf/Exodus_WT_Fitness_Training_Guide.pdf

Walking hours stated within the itinerary are given as approximates only and vary depending on the group’s pace. They include normal rest stops but not a longer lunch break. Driving times given are approximations and do not include stops for photos, lunch, toilets etc.

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lør, 19 okt 2024 / lør, 02 nov 2024 NOK 33 090 På forespørsel NOK 6 205 Tilgjengelige
lør, 26 okt 2024 / lør, 09 nov 2024 NOK 33 090 På forespørsel NOK 6 205 Tilgjengelige
TILGJENGELIGE DATOER PRIS (1 VOKSEN) PRIS (1 BARN) ENKELTROMSTILLEGG STATUS REISE
lør, 05 okt 2024 / lør, 19 okt 2024 NOK 33 090 På forespørsel NOK 6 205 På forespørsel
lør, 19 okt 2024 / lør, 02 nov 2024 NOK 33 090 På forespørsel NOK 6 205 På forespørsel
lør, 26 okt 2024 / lør, 09 nov 2024 NOK 33 090 På forespørsel NOK 6 205 På forespørsel

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