Tonglu Trek

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Tonglu, Singalila Forest, West Bengal
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Tonglu is a scenic Darjeeling hilltop, 10,130 feet high, unveils awe-inspiring Himalayan panoramas. Trek through Singalila Park’s forests, quaint villages. Capture captivating sunrises, sunsets; nature’s serene escape. Explore hidden gems, and embrace tranquil rejuvenation amidst pristine beauty.

Duration: The trek to Tonglu usually takes around 3-4 days depending on the route and pace of the tour.

Routes: You can trek to Tonglu from Manebhanjan or from Dhotrey.

Starting from Manebhanjan at 7,054 feet, the trail ascends to Chitrey at 8,360 feet and continues to Meghma at 9,514 feet before reaching the picturesque hilltop of Tonglu at 10,130 feet.

The Dhotrey route winds through enchanting landscapes, including Tumling at 9,600 feet and Gairibas at 8,600 feet. The trail continues to the sacred Kalipokhri Lake situated at 10,400 feet before reaching Tonglu at 10,130 feet.


  • Majestic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including the renowned Kanchenjunga range, and the sight of Everest, Makalu, and Lhotse.
  • Exploring the diverse flora and fauna of Singalila National Park.
  • Captivating landscapes with lush forests, blooming rhododendrons, and prayer flags.
  • Witnessing mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets over the Himalayas.
  • Opportunities for bird watching, with a chance to spot rare Himalayan bird species.
  • Camping under the starry night sky, surrounded by the pristine beauty of nature.
  • Interacting with local Sherpa and Nepali communities, learning about their unique customs and traditions.

Frequently asked questions

Tonglu is famous for its stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including the renowned Kanchenjunga range. The hilltop offers a breathtaking panoramic vista, attracting trekkers and nature enthusiasts who seek to immerse themselves in the majestic beauty of the Himalayas.

Tonglu provides the best views of the trek. On a clear day, you can see two of the three highest peaks in the world (Mount Everest Family and Kanchenjunga).

The best time to visit Tonglu is during the months of March to May and September to November when the weather is pleasant and offers clear views of the Himalayan peaks.

It is a charming settlement located within the Singalila National Park in the Darjeeling subdivision of the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. Tonglu is in close proximity to the India-Nepal border, making it an ideal destination to experience the natural beauty of the region while enjoying breathtaking views from its elevated position.

The distance from Dhotrey to Tonglu is approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) when trekking through the Singalila National Park in the Darjeeling region of West Bengal, India

The trekking distance from Manebhanjang to Tonglu is approximately 11 kilometers (6.8 miles)

Yes Kanchenjunga is visible from Tumling.

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Tonglu, Singalila Forest, West Bengal


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Tonglu Trek
Neil Bagchi

A Breathtaking Journey in the Himalayas

My Tonglu Trek was an unforgettable adventure. The trekking trails offered stunning views of the Himalayas, and reaching the Tonglu summit felt like a major accomplishment. The simple mountain huts and warm hospitality of the locals added to the charm of this trek. If you're looking for a trek that combines natural beauty and cultural experiences, Tonglu is a must

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