Gurdum, nestled in the lap of the Himalayas is a small hamlet located in the Singalila National Park. Located at 8000 ft above sea level, the coniferous branches and the rhododendrons welcome you with their nutty smell and bright colours. The warm and welcoming smiles of the locals align beautifully with the lush scenic beauty and the true essence of the Himalayas. Who needs five stars when you have the entire Milky Way to accompany you? With our unique accommodation targeted to make your experience worth remembering, you have the choice to live an “Into the wild” experience with a camper’s van or stick with the classic charm of outdoor tents. Either way you will find yourself writing your one of a kind travel late.
In Gurdum we have three kind accomodation to offer you:
Camper van : Vans converted to camping space where 2 people can easily stay and experience the nature. We recommend only adventure lovers to stay in Camper vans. Camper van stay will cost 1200/- per head including food, stay and campfire.
Adventure tents: Adventure tents are the cheapest and best option to experience Gurdum and Singalila National Park. Adventure tents will cost 1000/- per head including food, stay and campfire.
Recently we have added another option a backpackers' hostel/homestay which will definately give you another dimension to experience. These costs 1100/- per head including food, stay and campfire.
Feed your Backpacking Soul
11:00 A.M. Check in Welcome Drinks.
01:30 P.M. Lunch (Rice, Dal, Vegetable Curry, Egg Curry or Similar)
06:00 P.M. Evening Snacks (Vegetable Pakora, Puffed Rice, Tea)
09:00 P.M. Dinner (Rice/Roti, Dal, Vegetable Curry, Chicken Curry or Similar)
08:00 A.M. Breakfast (Puri, Vegetable Curry, Tea or Similar)
Food manu may change depending upon availability and timing of check in.
Reach NJP via road or rail. From NJP take a share auto to Darjeeling more. From there you will get share cabs for Rimbik. These cabs will directly drop you at Gurdum but they come less frequently. Or else from 'Darjeeling more' take a share cab to Manebhanjan and from Manebhanjan another share cab to Gurdum. If you are coming via Darjeeling take a share cab to Sukhiapokhri. From there same way reach Manebhanjan and then Gurdum. Also we can reserve a vehicle from Siliguri to reach Gurdum.
Distance from N.J.P station to Gurdum Backpackers' Camp:
N.J.P to Ghum (70 Kms.) - Sukhiya Pokhri (12 Kms.) - Manebhanjan (6 Kms.) - Gurdum Backpackers' Camp (5 Kms.)
Majua River trek point: 1 Km (motorable route) - 2 Kms. (Trek route)
Chitrey (Nepal): 5 Kms. (Trek route)
Lamheydura (Nepal): 3 Kms. (Trek route)
Sandakphu : 26 Kms. (Motorable/trek route)
Darjeeling : 25 Kms.
We aim to make your experience the awe-inspiring mountains in it’s purest form. We wish to be a part of your journey as you walk on “the road not taken” into the deepest secrets that the serene Himalayas possess. Weave your own magic with a tailor-made experience just for your senses.
River crossing: Garnish your sense of adventure as you tick off an adventure sport from your bucket list. We believe on adding a new dimension to every experience that you choose to have. Hence, on your discretion you live a story that only a handful may know of.
Consisting of some fifteen families, the population at Gurdum mostly includes followers of Buddhism. Working mainly as porters and farmers, the meagre and simple lifestyle of the local community brings contentment to their kind and friendly nature.
Not only will your journey take you through an unexplored mine of natural beauty, but it will also allow you to interact with the locals : enriching you with their simple philosophy of life.