Darjeeling and Lower Himalayas

Walks, Local Culture and Music

16 -30 Nov 2024 and annually

Welcome to Jo’s new adventure exploring Darjeeling, one of the most scenic hill resorts in India . . . then add the breathtaking grandeur of the lower Himalayas. 

Your 14 days will include stays in charming Raj era colonial hotels, a trip on the UNESCO listed Darjeeling Himalaya Railway, a visit to a tea plantation, 6 days of panoramic walks up close to the majesty of the Himalaya based in a mountain lodge and a homestay, sojourns in the historic towns of Kurseong and Darjeeling exploring their alleyways and bazaars, the Himalayan zoological park and the world reknowned Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

Jo’s grandfather was an Engineer and General Manager on the Darjeeling Himalaya Railway that winds from the plains of India up into the tea region of Darjeeling.  We’ll meet many people along the way whose lives have been shaped by this railway.  We’ll step back into a bygone era with its colonial charm, while also having meaningful contact with its current residents, most of them Nepali.  We’ll explore the local traditional music and trek through verdant terraces, beautiful forest and traditional villages.

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