Situated at an altitude of 6000 ft in Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling hills Sillery Gaon – a pristine village is an ideal place to escape from bustling city life. Sillery – the name derived from a plant which grows in abundant in this part of the Himalayas. The area is also has a Cinchona plantation which was introduced by the former British rulers as a source of Quinine. Sillery Gaon offers the majestic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other surrounding snow peaks.
USP OF “SILLERYGAON”:----- THE GATEWAY OF OLD SILK ROUTE, FROM HERE ON FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, YOU CAN SEE THE SNOW COVERED OLDSILK ROUTE TRAIL, “ ZULUK---JALEP LA—NATHANG VALLEY—PADAMCHEN—LUNGTHUNG—BABAMANDIR”, ONCE UPON A TIME , THESE IS THE MOST POPULAR TRAIL FROM BENGAL TRADERS TO CHAINA FOR SILK YARN. ONE DAY SIGHTSEEING, YOU CAN SEE THE TRAIL FROM HERE.DURING FEBRUARY; THIS TRAIL WILL COVER BY FRESH SNOW.
BEAUTY OF SILLERY GAON:--- A VILLAGE AMIDST OF GREEN FOREST, SMALL HAMLETS,LOG HOUSE, BIRDS CHIRPS, AND MIGHTY Mt. KANCHENJUNGHA, YOU CAN SEE Mt. KANCHENJUNGHA FROM THIS VILLAGE ( YHAI, LOGHOUSE).YOU CAN ENJOY THE CLOUD, WHICH WILL ENTER YOUR LOG HOUSE FOR FRIENSHIP. AND LOCAL PEOPLE AND THEIR SIMPLICITY.
ABOUT PADAMCHEN:- A SMALL VILLEGE PERCHED ON HILLTOP, SITUATED AT AN ALTITUDE OF 8000 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL.DENSE FOREST AND THE EASTERN HIMALAYA FORM MUCH OF THE LANDSCAPE AROUND THE VILLEGE. IT’S A PPULAR DESTINATION FOR ITS PLEASESANT WEATHER AND ONE CAN ENJOY MESMERIZING A SUNRISE & SENSETS FROM THE HILLTOP, IT ALSO OFFERS A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE VALLEY BELOW AND WINDING ROADS OF SILK ROUTE. THE FOREST OF PADAMCHEN ARE HOME TO A VIRIETY OF RARE BIRDS, BIRD WACHING IS A POPULAR ACTIVITY HERE.
About Kalimpong : Kalimpong is a bustling town set among the rolling foothills and deep valleys of the Himalayas. Kalimpong has become an important tourist destination owing to its temperate climate and proximity to popular tourist locations in the region. It is famous for its flower market, especially the wide array of orchids. Other attractions include Buddhist monasteries including the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang - known for its rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, churches, an excellent private library for the study of Tibetan and Himalayan language and culture. Kalimpong is home to Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje - 17th Karmapa. Kalimpong is also known for its traditional handicrafts.
DAY WISE SCHEDULE:
1ST DAY:- REPORTING AT SHREENIKETAN LODGE, KALIMPONG @3PM
2NDDAY:- KALIMPONG TO SILERYGAON & LUNCH AT SILLERYGAON, AFTER LUNCH TREK TO RAMITEY VIEW POINT.
3RD DAY:- MOVE FROM SILLERYGAON TO JULUL/PADAMCHEN (DESTINATION AT 8000 FEET).
4TH DAY:- JULUK / PADAMCHEN TO NATHANG VALLEY & VISIT FAMOUS BABA MANDIR VIA TRAIL OF OLD SILK ROUTE BY JEEP SAFARY AND BACK TO SILLERYGAON.
5TH DAY:--- MORNING TEA & TREK TO DAMSUNG FORT, BACK TO SILLERYGAON & AFTER BREAKFAST GROUP BREAKS.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Only YHAI Member can be participated.
HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP:
Shreeniketan Lodge, Doctor B.L. Dixit Road, Kalimpong, West Bengal 734301, The nearest airport is in Bagdogra near Siliguri, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Kalimpong. The closest major railway station is New Jalpaiguri, on the outskirts of Siliguri,which is connected with almost all major cities of the country
From New Jalpaiguri Railway station or Bagdogra Airport, you can hire a car to reach; you can also take shared cars or buses to Kalimpong.
Shreeniketan Lodge, Kalimpong is 70 KM FROM NEW JALPAIGURI RAILWAY STATION, 52 KM FROM DARJEELING YOUTH HOSTEL & 75 KM GANGTOK.
HOW TO JOIN: Online booking is available through Schedule & Seats of the program. (www.yhaindia.org )
NAME OF THE PROGRAM CORRDINATOR / FD: Mr.Santi Kr Roy CONTACT NUMBER:6297097560 EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS: Room No-14, 3 rd Floor, Standard Charterd Building, 19, Netaji Subhas Rd, Fairley Place, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001
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Reporting Point : Shreeniketan Lodge, Doctor B.L. Dixit Road, Kalimpong, West Bengal 734301
ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES: Shearing Basic.
FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES: Only Nutritious Vegetarian Foods will be provided.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG:
Woolens, Cotton Shirts, Slacks, Cotton Pants, Sun Cap, Shoes, Socks, Enameled or Steel Mug / tumbler, Packed Lunch Box, Plate, Spoon, Water purifying tablets, Pen knife, Needle, Thread, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold cream / Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Towel, Rain sheet, Medicines which you normally use at home, Camera with extra batteries.
MANDATORY:---MEMBER MUST BRING TWO COPIES OF PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOS AND PASSPORT or VOTER ID/ GOVT.ID
SAFETY & SECURITY: Extensive and painstaking preparations have done into the planning of routes for your safety. Our Field Staffs have been visiting the area to check all in details, every care has been taken to ensure safety. Youth Hostels Association of India West Bengal State Branch Can Not Be Held Responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen casualties. If Participants desire to join and other activities they may do so at their own cost and responsibility and only after finishing the program and checking out.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: Smoking and Use of Alcohol and Narcotics or any description are strictly prohibited during the trekking program. Camera Charges and Entry Ticket for some places will be provided by the participants only. Carry your address proof and Photo Id.
CANCELLATION RULES: In case you are unable to join this expedition you will get a refund of Rs.3750/- provided your request is received before 1ST March, 2023. After this date no refund application will be considered. Any unforeseen event /strike or natural calamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation. Refund will be given after completion of the program 30 to 40 working days.
For cancellation of booking against online booking please visit the link below before 1ST March, 2023.