Darjeeling

Nestled on the southern reaches of the Himalayas at an altitude of over 2000m, Darjeeling has long been one of the most popular hill stations in India. Occupying an idyllic setting surrounded by hills thickly covered by coniferous forest and terraced tea gardens, Darjeeling has stunning views of the Kangchendzonga range. Visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute which displays equipment used on the famous Tenzing-Hillary Everest climb, the Himalayan Zoo, Tibetan Self-help Centre and fascinating Yiga-Choling Monastery near Ghoom. For train enthusiasts it is also possible to ride the UNESCO protect Darjeeling Mountain Railway as it passes through a breathtaking landscape of orchid fields and lush green tea estates that show the Himalaya region in all its glory.

Suggested Journeys for Darjeeling

We are pleased to offer the following selection of suggested itineraries based on our personal experiences. By combining these itineraries with your thoughts and ideas we can tailor any journey to make it special, unique and designed around you.

Nepal and Sikkim

15 days starting from £3350 per person

Bordering Nepal to the east, the small Indian state of Sikkim has much in common with its near neighbour. With a common heritage and similar Buddhist cultural traditions, this journey follows the eastern ranges of the Himalayas to uncover the region's most compelling sights. Starting in...

Return to Darjeeling and Sikkim

18 days starting from £3440 per person

A relaxed and scenic journey, this itinerary represents an excellent introduction to the eastern Himalayan region. Starting in Kolkata, the cultural heart of India, continue on to the old Raj hill station of Darjeeling before travelling further north to explore some of the many monasteries of...

The Defence of Kohima and Imphal

16 days starting from £3970 per person

For many the North East of India is synonymous with World War II and the battles of Kohima and Imphal which turned the tide of war in Asia. Combining both locations this itinerary begin in Kolkata, former capital of the Raj, before flying to Kohima where visits will be made to the Kohima War...

Himalayan Kingdoms

16 days starting from £4820 per person

The Himalayan landscape becomes more exotic the further east you travel and this unusual tour provides the opportunity to explore this rich diversity. Journey through jungle-covered foothills up into rhododendron forest and within sight of some of the world's highest peaks. Himalayan cultures...