Situated in the Kalimpong sub-division under Darjeeling district is one of the richest biological zones in the entire Northeast. The land of elegant Red Panda in the pristine undisturbed natural habitat with rugged inaccessible hilly terrain and rich diverse flora and fauna together make the park an important wilderness zone.
The entire forest is crisscrossed by mountain streams. In fact the name Neora Valley is given after the river Neora flowing through it. This forested land on a hilly terrain was earmarked as a National Park in 1986. This park has challenged the never ending human interference, biotope changes and environmental pollution. It has preserved its natural biodiversity and much of the national park still has inaccessible forests in its territory.
Day 1 : NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport – Lava (About 97 Kms / 3hrs) Pick up from IXB Airport / NJP R.Station and drive to Lava, a small village at the base of the Neora Valley Park. Day free at Lava to explore the natural beauty. Overnight at Lava.
Day 2 : Neora Valley (25 Kms) After breakfast start for Neora Valley National Park. We enter the park after a 25kms jeep journey through deep forests to road ending point called zero point. Trek starts from here and through deep bamboo and pine forests. Overnight at Lava.
Day 3 : After early breakfast trek for 03 hrs to Rache-la, 3152 m, and overnight stay at near base camp.
Day 4 : After early breakfast trek through dense moist forest to Thusum. Most of the Thusum hill is still unexplored for its inaccessible terrain. The rich vegetation n the area presents a unique variety of rare Himalayan species like Red Panda, Himalayan Black bear and Bengal Tiger. Overnight at camp.
Day 5 : After early breakfast today’s trek passes through the untouched forests of Neora Valley. Streams, huge mossy trees, unknown orchids and colourful birds mark the wilderness of the route. The trek reaches at base camp in the afternoon. Overnight at camp.
Day 6 : Trek down to Samsing via Mouchuki beat. Overnight at Guest house at Samsing.
Day 7 : Departure . After breakfast departure transfer to NJP / IXB for your return / connectiong train or flight.