Darjeeling To Rimbik Trek
Darjeeling to Manebhanjang is about 26 km hence should be started early in the morning. Manebhanjang to Toglu is a steep climb up to Meghma which is a 3 and half km walk. Meghma to Tonglu is another 2 km.
Sandakphu which is approximately 20 km from Tonglu and it offers spectacular views of the mountains and valleys. The stretch from Sandakphu to Phalut has silver-fir forest and set of Everest Mountains on the left and Kanchanjunga on the right.
From Phalut to Rammam there are two routes. You can either go via Sabarkum or via Gorkhey-Samandin. From Sabarkum it takes about 25km and from Gorkhey-Samandin it takes about 15 km to reach Ramma. Both the routes end at Shrikola from where
Rimbick is approx 10 km away.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Exact Location :
The trek begins at Darjeeling and passes through Hill Cart Road.
How to get there
By Air :
From Delhi to Bagdogra Airport and a 4 hours journey by road will take us to Darjeeling.
By train :
From Delhi to NJP Railway Station
Nearest Town :
Siligudi, 30 km from Darjeeling
Delhi “ Bagdogra 1467 km.
Best time to visit :
March to May, September to November
There are a number of tourist spots in and around Darjeeling. The Japanese Pagoda, the Passenger ropeway connecting North Point and Singla Bazaar, Tiger hills to name a few.
Do not go via Sabarkum in winters i.e between November to March because it gets dark before 4 pm.
In case the trekkers desire to return to Darjeeling by bus, it is advisable to stay at Rimbick bazaar.
Essentials for the Trek Bag
Water, juices, snacks
A good compass
An extra pair of clothes