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8 Best Trekking Spots In Darjeeling For The Adrenaline Junkie In You

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Editors 26 Dec 2017

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Darjeeling is filled with amazing spots for trekking that you’ll surely fall in love with so don't waste any further time, pack your backpack, tie your laces and head on a trekking expedition at these picturesque spots in town. 

1. Singalila Trek

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A century old and still going strong, the Singalila Trek is one of the most fascinating treks in India since it opens the gates to some of the most mystical trails around Sikkim. The route is strenuous and ends at Darjeeling. You can even customize your trek according to your own convenience!

2. GoechalaTrek

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Trek in the lap of the Kanchenjunga mountains and 14 other big summits by going for the Goechala trek. The route is loved by anyone who loves to spend his/her time admiring the untouched beauty of mother nature. We recommend you to book your trek in advance to get the best deals at cheap and cheerful prices.

3. Sandakphu-Phalut Trek

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Lying along the border of India and Nepal, Sandakphu trek is considered a dream trek for all the passionate trekkers out there. Sandakphu, being the highest peak in West Bengal offers grand views of some of the world’s tallest peaks so do experience it for yourselves! 

4. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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The ultimate trekking paradise for you, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek covers various regions and the beautiful Kanchenjunga mountains are too wonderful to miss. The trek will make you feel a part of the mountains and the connection that you’ll make with the ranges will be hard to break your entire life!

5. Green Lake Trek

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Green Lake near Lachen is a hidden gem that gives amazing view of the Kanchenjunga and other glorious Himalayan peaks. Start off wonderstruck from the beautiful Thangu and then dive into the trek with all your heart to find ultimate bliss as you unravel the trekking beast in you. 

6. Chatakpur Trek

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Gaze at the calm and peaceful Buddhist Monasteries as you trek along the Kanchenjunga in the serenity of nature. This trek is surely one of the most peaceful ones. Once you reach atop Tiger Hill, Darjeeling morphs into something you’ve never imagined before!

7. Tonglu Trek

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This little hamlet in Darjeeling offers wonderful one-day treks for those who can’t go for long excursions but want to experience the pride of completing one. We advise you to plan your trek beforehand and get your trek customised according to your convenience so that you can make the most out of your excursion!

8. Kurseong Trek

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Trek through the pine and chestnut trees along this wonderful trail across Kurseong! With amazing flora and fauna, Kurseong trek is apt for those who want to start off trekking from stage 1. You can choose which trek you wish to take on since there are a lot of options!

Here are a few tour operators that  can help you undertake these treks:

Samsara Tours, Travels & Treks | https://www.samsaratourstravelsandtreks.com/
Offroad Adventure | http://offroadadventure.in/'
Ashmita Trek | http://www.ashmitatrek.com/

So, what are you waiting for? Gather your trekking crew, plan your itinerary and head into the wild!

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