A very few tourists who visit Darjeeling know that trekking in Darjeeling is not only possible but also enjoyable. One of the best reasons to visit Darjeeling is trekking that this popular town in West Bengal is blessed with. Trekking sites in Darjeeling are often overlooked by the lush green landscape, pristine waterfalls, and unique adventure sports by the tourists on their Darjeeling tour package.
So, if you are looking to wrap up over a weekend or long weekend in Darjeeling, then we present to you the best treks in Darjeeling!
Famous for its manicured tea plantations, Darjeeling is a popular Himalayan getaway in northeast India positioned in the Himalayan foothills. One can view the glorious Mt Kanchenjunga mountain from Darjeeling Tiger Hill – the best sunrise point over there! Apart from its lush green beauty, this town in West Bengal is blessed with so many scenic trails for hiking or trekking!
Top 5 Best Trekking Sites in Darjeeling
1. Singalila Trek
Singalila Trek is made up of everything that every trekker wants from the trek. It has adventurous forest trails to marvel at the glorious Mt Everest. This trek is a century-old but still convinces trekking enthusiasts to embark on its route. Not only in Darjeeling, but Singalila Trek is the major draws for trekkers and that’s why people come to explore its strenuous routes. The trekking to Singalila Trek commences from around Sikkim. The best part of this trek is that Singalila Trek is very easy to conquer.
2. Goechala Trek
Do you mind enjoying mighty Kanchenjunga views closer to your eyes? If yes, then you can’t miss Goechala Trek. This trek is often rated the best treks in Darjeeling for those who want to kiss, touch the unspoiled beauty of mother nature. Goechala Trek is nestled amidst the dazzling fauna and flora and is a gateway to charming Murky Valleys, snow-clad mountain peaks, and pristine lakes. It’s a must-visit trek with your friends and is of a total approx 90 km trek. So, get ready to trek on average 5-6 hours for 9-10 days!
3. Sandakphu Trek
If you haven’t gone on trekking, then it is your chance to conquer your fear of trekking and head to Sandakphu trek since the views over there are mesmerizing and scenic. You will enjoy it like never before there. This trek is considered easy for beginners and adventurous at the same time. Plan your visit to Sandakphu trek between October to December if you want to witness snow-covered trails. This trek lies on the India Nepal border then that’s why it’s worth the hype!
4. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is the paradise for trekkers in Darjeeling and we bet you didn’t know about this! This trek is, however, considered one of the most challenging treks in India as you have to cover about 90 km distance in 11 to 12 days. At 8586 m, Kanchenjunga Base Camp is tucked and lets you pass through the majestic peak of Kanchenjunga.
5. Green Lake Trek
Located near Lachen, Green Lake Trek is tucked. tourists flock to this trek just to witness the marvelous Kanchenjunga views including the other glorious snow-covered peaks. The best place to start is Thangu and let the adventure embark on you! The Green Lake trek lets you pass through the winding trails, stunning lake and rocky terrain, and dense forests.
So, guys, what’s stopping you to plan a Darjeeling honeymoon package and embark on these enthralling treks in Darjeeling. All you just need to gather your trekking crew and call Honeymoon Bug for discounted Darjeeling trips.