10D/9N
Duration
Moderate
Grade
7/10
Physicality
4635 m/15200 ft
Highest Point

Dafeybhir trek:

The Uttarey/Singalila trek in Sikkim is all along the high ridges of the Singalila Range bordering Sikkim and Nepal. This challenging and off the beaten trek, pioneered by none other than the legendry mountaineer, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, is over steep and rocky terrain, lush green valleys, fast flowing rivers and beautiful high altitude lakes. It offers striking and majestic views of the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga from countless view points. Dafeybhir trek is sure to whet the appetites of those seeking a singular experience.

Access to Uttarey (The trek base): Depending upon the trek members we will arrange a pick up from NJP/Bagdogra to Uttarey and back. This will be shared equally by the team members on actual basis.

Otherwise if a trekker wants to reach Uttarey by public vehicle then the option is:

1) Reach NJP in the morning and take a shared auto to Siliguri Junction/SNT(Sikkim Nationalised Transport/Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus. From  there board a shared vehicle to Jorethang in South Sikkim. This is the entry point for South & West Sikkim. If you reach there by Noon then probably you will get your seat in one of the few shared taxis plying Between Jorethang and Uttarey.

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 Length: 8 days of trekking; Walking from Uttarey to Dafey Bhir and descent to Khechi Peri lake near Pelling. Distance around 80Km. NJP to NJP in 10 days.

 Access: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is well connected by train from New Delhi and Kolkata. There are several overnight trains from Kolkata to NJP. Nearest airport is Bagdogra which is 10 Km from Siliguri. Flights are connected to New Delhi and Kolkata. The trek base Uttarey is 170 Km and end point Khechiperi is 165 Km from NJP railway station.

 Highest Point: Dafey Bhir ~ 4400m/14450ft 

 Grade: Moderate

 Seasons: April/May and October/November

Further Option: From Daphey Bhir trek to Dzongri via Chowrikhang/HMI Base camp and Further tp Goecha La

Access to Uttarey (The trek base): Depending upon the trek members we will arrange a pick up from NJP/Bagdogra to Uttarey and back. This will be shared equally by the team members on actual basis.

Otherwise if a trekker wants to reach Uttarey by public vehicle then the option is:

1) Reach NJP in the morning and take a shared auto to Siliguri Junction/SNT(Sikkim Nationalised Transport/Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus. From there board a shared vehicle to Jorethang in South Sikkim. This is the entry point for South & West Sikkim. If you reach there by Noon then probably you will get your seat in one of the few shared taxis plying Between Jorethang and Uttarey.

For the treks in Sikkim and Darjeeling , one has to reach the city of Siliguri (considered the corridor to the North-East) in West Bengal.

You can fly or by train reach Siliguri from Kolkata ( good for the trekkers coming from South/central or Western India) or Delhi as per your convenience from any part within India.

Direct flights are available from New Delhi and Kolkata. All the flights to Bagdogra reaches late in the morning or early afternoon. It becomes difficult to reach the trek base like Yuksom/Hilley/Uttarey on the same day unless a car is booked (takes around 8 hours to reach). One can stay the night in Siliguri and start the travel to the trek base next morning. It is better to reach Siliguri by flight/train to Kolkata and then take an overnight train to NJP unless you are coming from northern India.

There are several overnight trains running between Kolkata (Howrah or Sealdah) to NJP. Day trains are also available.

From airport (Dumdum, CCU) , Sealdah railway station is 15 Km and may take 1 to 2 hours depending upon the time you travel. Howrah is 17 Km and may take up to 2 hours during the heavy traffic in the rush hours. Howrah and Sealdah are only 5 Km apart, though it may take an hour to travel. Pre Paid taxi booths are available.

DARJEELING MAIL – Train No. – 12343 (Very good option to reach NJP in the morning. Starts around 10 pm in the night and reaches NJP 8 am in the morning.)
PADATIK EXPRESS – Train No. – 12377 (Very good option to reach NJP in the morning. Starts around 10 pm in the night and reaches NJP 9 am in the morning.)
KANCHANKANYA EXPRESS – Train No. – 13149 (Starts at 8:30 pm in the evening and reaches NJP 7:30 am in the morning)
SHATABDI EXPRESS – Train No. – 12041 (Day train, starts 2:15 pm in the afternoon and reaches NP at 10:20 pm in the night. There are hotels/lodges outside the railway station at a walking distance of 5 minutes. Otherwise book an auto rickshaw/taxi to Siliguri, which takes around 15 minutes. There are several hotels around Siliguri Junction/Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus/S.N.T (Sikkim Nationalised Transport stand).

There are other trains also of which some run daily and some on particular days of week.

Avoid booking wait listed (WL) tickets in AC classes (1A/2A/3A) or Chair Car (CC). Book Sleeper class (SL)/Second Sitting class (2S) tickets which have normally more seats/berths and hence much better chance to get confirmed.

From Kolkata(CCU) take a flight to Bagdogra (IXB). From airport book a taxi to reach Siliguri which is 10 Km away.

Following trains are good to reach NJP and run daily.

DIBRUGARH RAJDHANI – Train No. 12424 (arrives NJP late in the morning @ 10:45 am)
NORTH EAST EXP – Train No. 12506 (arrives NJP @ 8:20 am in the morning)
BRAHMAPUTRA MAIL – Train No. 12424 (arrives NJP at 5 am in the morning. But this train runs late frequently.

Always avoid booking waitlisted (WL) tickets in AC classes (1A/2A/3A) or Chair Car (CC). Book Sleeper class (SL)/Second Sitting class (2S) tickets which have normally more seats/berth and hence much better chance to get confirmed.

From Delhi (DEL) take a flight to Bagdogra (IXB). From airport book a taxi to reach Siliguri which is 10 Km away.

For night stay in NJP/SIliguri:

Trekkers reaching on the previous day before the journey to the actual trek base need to stay the night in Siliguri/NJP. There are several options in Siliguri for spending a night while staying in Standard or Budget accommodation. It is better to reach to the centre of SIliguri called Siliguri Junction (adjacent to Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus and Sikkim nationalised Transport/S.N.T stand). It takes 30 minutes from Bagdogra or 15 minutes from NJP. There are hotels 5 minutes walking from NJP also.

Normally you reach NJP/Bagdogra from any trek base by 5/6 pm in the evening. You can take any train after 7 pm to Kolkata safely, which reach early in the morning. Accordingly arrange your homeward journey from Kolkata onwards.

1

8.30 AM – 9.30 AM: Transportation

Pick up NJP railway station/Bagdogra airport and by car to Uttarey (~1950m/6400ft). The distance is 165 Km and may take 7/8 hours.
2

9.30 AM – 11.00 AM: Training

Our trek starts today. We trek to Chewabhanjung (~3000m/9850ft). May take 7/8 hours. Tent
3

11.00 AM – 2.00 PM: Surfing

Trek to Gairi (~3650m/11970ft). It may take 7/8 hours. Tent
4

2 PM – 2.30 PM: Meals

Trek to Sikkim Megu (~3800m/12450ft). May take 5/6 hours. Tent
5

2.30 PM – 4.30 PM: Surfing

Trek to Lam Pokhri (~4200m/13780ft). May take 5/6 hours. Tent
6

4.30 PM – 5.30 PM: Surfing

Trek to the highest point in the Singalila range, Dafey Bhir (~4400m/14450ft), an exceptional view point and back to Lam Pokhri. May take 5/6 hours. Tent
7

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Return

Trek down to upper Yambong (~3600m/11800ft). 6/7 hours. Tent
8

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Return

Trek down to Goru Joru (~2450m/8000ft). 6/7 hours. Tent
9

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Return

Trek to Khechiperi lake (~1700m/5600ft). Our trek ends today. Night stay in homestay/tent.
10

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Return

By car reach NJP. 165 Km and may take up to 8 hours. We reach by 6 pm in the evening. Trip ends here.

P.S.: Distances and altitudes are approximate and may not be exact.

Pictures are shared by HT trek guide Tularam Gurung.

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Booking:

  • We assume that you have read and understood the “Terms & Conditions” before any payment.
  • To book for a Fixed Departure or Customised Trek you need to pay 25% of the Trek Cost as the initial “Booking Amount”. You can pay by Online Transfer/Draft. This will ensure your participation in the desired trek. You need to pay the remaining amount at a later stage.

 Cancellation:

  • “Booking Amount” i.e. 25% of the Trek Cost is Non-Refundable at any stage.
  • If you cancel a trek before 15 days, we will refund 75% of the Trek Cost.
  • If you cancel a trek before 14 days to 7 days, we will refund 50% of the Trek Cost.
  • If you cancel a trek before 6 to 1 days there will be NO REFUND.
  • In case of any unforeseen incident including but not limited to natural calamities like flood, earthquake, landslide, forest fire or any political unrest, if we are compelled to cancel the trek/trip, you will be entitled to redeem the full amount for the same/similar kind of trek/trip within next one year.

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Dafeybhir trek