Depart: 12th October 2013, Saturday
Return: 19th October 2013, Saturday
Price from: SGD1600
Group Size : 16 max
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.
Day 1 (D) : Depart from Changi Aiport, arrive New Delhi early in next morning. Connect with local flights to Bagdroga, transfer to Darjeeling, welcome dinner. Overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 2 (B) : Sunrise shot and whole day explore Darjeeling, include Ghoom Monastery, Tibetan refugee camp, tea plantation, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 3 (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.
Day 4 (B/L/D) : Continue the four wheel drive with altitude increase by 1635m, with several photography stops. Overnight at Sandakfu.
Day 5 (B/L/D) : Explore Sandakfu and its surroundings with beautiful view of Kanchendzonga and Everest range. Overnight at Sandakfu.
Day 6 (B) : Heading downhill and drive to Mirik, visit Chitre and Samendu Lake. Overnight at Mirik.
Day 7 (B/L/D) : Visit Makaibari tea garden, tea factory. Overnight at Makaibari homestay.
Day 8 (B): After breakfast, transfer to Bagdroga airport. Arrive Delhi by noon and connect flight from Delhi to Singapore (arrive Singapore the next morning).
– 2 way domestic flights New Delhi to Bagdroga
– 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
– 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)
– Darjeeling temperature : 25°/ 15°
– Sandakfu temperature : 8°/ 0°
– Warm clothing is necessary
– Able to carry own photography equipment and personal chores
– Guidance to combat altitude sickness (AMS) to be given during trip briefing
– 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 : Online promotion range from SGD925
– Depart : Saturday 12 Oct 2013 / SQ406 / 0215 0520
– Return : Saturday 19 Oct 2013 / SQ405 / 2325 0740
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