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Singalila and Neora Valley National Parks in 12 days?

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Singalila and Neora Valley National Parks in 12 days?

I am thinking of visiting the Darjeeling area in early April and am interested in trekking. I want to visit Neora Valley park for the wildlife and jungle-like terrain. But I want to visit Singalila for the spectacular views.

Should I pick just one? If so, I am open to recommendations. Or, better yet, is it possible to visit both areas in roughly 12 days?

Thank you very much.

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1. Re: Singalila and Neora Valley National Parks in 12 days?

gloryous

Singalila Ridge Trek to Gochala pass will take 11 days. Which will start from Pelling and ends in Yuksom.

Neora Valley Trek can be done in 7 days. The trek will start will follow this route. Kalimpong - Lava - Alubari - Rechala - Thusum - Samsing.

Edited: 3:10 am, January 10, 2012
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2. Re: Singalila and Neora Valley National Parks in 12 days?

Once again, thank you. Are you familiar with Neora Valley National Park? There is surprisingly little information on it. I am a wildlife lover, so I am looking for a trek where I have a good shot at enjoying India's wildlife.

I am also drawn to Singalila for the views. Thanks again.

-Gloria

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3. Re: Singalila and Neora Valley National Parks in 12 days?

Gloria

Neora Valley National Park is well-known for wild orchids and Red Pandas. If you are interested, you can visit Dooars [Jaldapara/Gorumara/Holong] for wild elephant, rhino, bear, cheetah and other wild species. Its close to Kalimpong.

AshisRoy

Edited: 8:56 pm, January 11, 2012
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4. Re: Singalila and Neora Valley National Parks in 12 days?

AshisRoy,

You are an incredible resource. I love this idea. I definitely intend to visit Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in Dooars. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much.

-Gloria

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5. Re: Singalila and Neora Valley National Parks in 12 days?

Have a nice trip Gloria.

AshisRoy

Edited: 2:43 am, January 12, 2012
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