HOW TO GET THERE
Closest railhead from Darjeeling station is Siliguri, 80 km away, and New Jalpaiguri, 88 km away
Closest airport is Bagdogra, 88 km away
Buses and jeep services on sharing basis are available from Siliguri a gateway to the hills, 80 km from Darjeeling
WHAT TO CARRY
Passport – Some treks cross over to Nepal and require a passport; foreign nationals also require a passport to sign the rafting agreement
Warm wear, rain wear (for dewy higher altitudes)
Shorts – ideal for rafting
Summer: 8C°C – 25°C
Winter: -1°C – 10°C
Monsoon: Jun to Sep
BEST TIME TO VISIT
March to mid-June and September to November are the best months to visit Darjeeling. By end-June, heavy rains make this town damp and dark, while temperatures fall below freezing point in December to February.
The spring months of April-May are the ideal time to see the flowers like rhododendrons, roses, dahlias, etc in full bloom.