Singalila Ridge

 Singalila Ridge trek India Himalaya (c) Sheila West

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Straddling the border with Nepal, the Singalila Ridge leads down from the mighty Kangchenjunga massif to its north. It offers fantastic views of Kangchenjunga and of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, the shapely Jannu and the mountains of Bhutan including Chomolhari, especially atmospheric at sunrise and sunset. This is a great alternative for those with less time or looking for an easier trek option.

The luxuriant forests, abundant mountain flora and prolific bird life are a special feature of trekking in this area which is acclaimed as a botanist’s and ornithologist’s paradise.

During the trip, we also visit the hill station of Darjeeling, where echoes of the colonial era linger in its architecture, tea plantations and orchid gardens. We visit the famous Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and take a trip on the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, affectionately known as the ‘Toy Train’.

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