DAYS 1 – 4: INDIA
Your overland tour starts in the vibrant and bustling city of Kolkata. On the first day of your tour you will board an overnight sleeper train from Kolkata to Siliguri.
There is plenty to see and do in Kolkata itself, so it is well worth considering arriving into Kolkata a few days early in order to give yourself time to explore the city. Alternatively, as the trip also finishes in Kolkata, you may prefer to stay in Kolkata for a few days after the end of the tour.
You will arrive into Siliguri around 9am the following day and there you will meet your jeeps and drivers at the station for our onward journey through the narrow winding roads to Darjeeling. Jeeps are used in this region rather than your overland truck as they are perfect for the narrow, steep and winding roads of the area. You will continue with the jeeps until the trip returns to Siliguri where you will meet up with your overland truck.
The town of Darjeeling is really more a collection of villages situated on a high ridge, linked by a series of steps and winding lanes and surrounded by rice and tea terraces. You will have a free day to explore Darjeeling, enjoy the surrounding area and take part in some optional activities.
You will have another free morning in Darjeeling before retracing your steps in the jeeps to Siliguri where you will finally meet your overland truck!