New Delhi - Bagdogra (by air) - Gangtok
(about 126 km / 5 hrs)
Arrive New Delhi connecting fly to Bagdogra airport. Upon arrival, you
will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and drive to
at hotel in Gangtok.
A leisure day in Gangtok visiting places of tourist interest
including Tashi view Point, Ganash Tok, Hanuman Tok and famous Enchey
Monastery back to hotel after breakfast other Point visit Tibetology,
Institute of Cottage Industry, Dro-Drul Chorten, Rope way and Flower
snow world famous Rumtek Monastery. Return Back to hotel. Evening
walk at the Mall or shopping / leisure. Overnight
at hotel in Gangtok.
Gangtok - Yuksom
(about 133 Km / 3 hrs)
Today we drive to Yuksam (1780 m) from Gangtok. Arrive
Yuksom. In the evening
take a walk to the Yuksom Coronation site, - a simple stone bench,
where the three monks appointed the first king of
Sikkim. Visit the
nearby Ani Gompa (Buddhist nunnery). Overnight at Yuksom.
Yuksom - Bakhim ( Altd 2750 M )
Trek from Yuksom to Bakhim 14 kms time taken approx. 6 hrs. Trek
begins with a low gradient until you cross Sachen and the third
bridge, Walk through dense forest of pine and oak after crossing
river Prek Chu it is straight 70 degree uphill climb this is the
toughest stage in the entire trek , It will last for 2 Hrs depends on
the fitness of the clients Finally we will come to Bakhim this is
just a resting point for the first day. This campsite has only one
hut of forest department in the hilly dense forest. Overnight at Camp
or tourist hut.
Bakhim - Tshoka (Alt. 3050 M)
Trek then we reach Bakhim the trail from Bakhim passes through
magnolia and rhododendron trees the most tiring uphill climb.
is a small village housing about twelve thatched roof houses mainly
Tibetan settlement. If weather remains clear we can see
Aralunchong, Lama –Lamini, Pandim. Overnight in Tent or lodge
Tshoka - Dzongri (Alt. 4020 M )
Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri is still a steep climbing time taken
approx 5 hrs we go through dense forest of rhododendrons there’re over
400 flowering species , a place called Deorali Dara provides a
magnificent view of mountains. Then we reach Phethang for a break. After Phethang still further climbing we reach Dzongri here the
Vegetation is thin and we tend to find only small bushes and shrubs
for the night stay here is a tourist hut Its usually overcrowded and
noisy. In Dzongri early morning we take a walk to Dabla Khang (Dzongri Top) the view from this place is magnificent one can view all
the peaks. Acclimatization here is must for further ascending
trekkers. Overnight in tent.
The day is for rest and acclimatization at Dzongri. On this day one
can savor views of the mountain peaks by climbing up to Dzongri Top.
From here you get a panoramic view of Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678
m), Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and
Narshing (5825 m). Towards the west, the
Singalila Ridge, which
separates Sikkim from Nepal, can be seen. Dinner and overnight stay
Dzongri - Thangshing ( Alt. 3800 m)
Trek: Dzongri to Thangshing – 5 to 6 hours- Overnight camping.
Today we ascend gradually over open hillside for a mile or so to a
low ridge visible from the campsite (13,500 ft / 4,115m). From here,
chortens and prayer flags overlooking fabulous views of
Khangchendzonga and Pandim make ideal photocompositions. You then
descend, at first traversing down towards Pandim on the far side of
the valley, and then dropping steeply down on a good path through
rhododendron forest to the Prek Chu River at 12,300 ft / 3,749 m. for
lunch (3 hours). There is a new trekking lodge here that the crew may
use for cooking. We cross the river and ascend gradually for one
and-a-half-hour, through pinewoods to reach a grassy campsite,
beneath the shapely unclimbed peak of Pandim. A new hut has been
built here, which may be available for cooking and even sleeping.
Thangshing - Lamuney (near Samiti Lake) - (Alt 4298 m)
Trek: Thangshing to Lamuney - 3 hours -Overnight camping.
Today’s walk is fairly short to give you plenty of opportunity to
rest before tomorrow’s big day. You begin by continuing your walk
parallel to the Prek Chu River. Sacred Samiti on the opposite side is
a beautiful emerald green lake nestled in the midst of brightly
colored wind-torn prayer flags.
Lamuney - Goecha La - Choakchrung
Trek to Goecha La (4,984 m.) and return to Choakchrung. Overnight
An early start today to beat the inclement weather conditions that is
common during the latter part of the day. Set off in the early
morning climbing the hill behind the Lake before traversing the
moraine and then descending to the sandy bed of an empty lake. The
whole area above Samiti Lake is called the Zemathang Plateau. You
cross this under the shadow of Pandim and then ascend moraine to a
height of about 15,700 feet where you rest above a glaciated lake
mottled with snow and icy pinnacles. The Goecha La Pass is another
hour away. We traverse the lake and proceed across a slope, and then
on a well-trodden path to our objective, which is festooned with
brightly colored prayer flags. The views of the east flank of
Khangchendzonga and the mountains and valleys in the distance are
stunning. We then return to our campsite at Choakchrung.
Choakchrung - Tshoka (3800 m)
Trek: Choakchrung: to Tshoka – 7 to 8 hours- Overnight
It’s worth getting up early to take a short hike to the ridge behind
the camp. From here there are fantastic views of Khangchendzonga and
one can look back up to the Goecha La. Leaving Thangsing, you take a
different route, avoiding the long climb to the Dzongri Plateau.
Descending to the Prek Chu, you contour around jungle to emerge at
Phedang. Continue to Tshoka along another steep descent. This will
save us a day on the return march, but does involve quite a long day.
Day 12: Tshoka - Yuksom (5 to 6 hours)
Today you descend to the Prek Chu following the route you took up on
the first day, and then contour gradually downwards to reach the
village of Yuksom our starting point. Overnight at the hotel.
Yuksum - Pelling (About 40 kms/ 1 Hrs)
Early morning drive to Pemayangtse visit
Khechopalri Lake Drive 24 Kms
( 01.30 hrs) to the holy Khechopalri Lake. Continue the journey for
another 30 Kms ( 1.30 hrs) to reach Pelling. Overnight at Pelling.
Pelling - Darjeeling (about 85 kms / 4 hrs)
Early morning drive from Pelling to Darjeeling on the
Darjeeling tea Garden arrive Darjeeling. Evening free for leisure .
Overnight at Hotel.
Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at around 4 am) to view sunrise
over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit
Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit to Padmaja Naidu
Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed
on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu. Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center
(Closed on Sunday) & Tea Estate. Overnight at Hotel.
Darjeeling - Bagdogra (
85 kms / 2 hrs)
- Delhi (by air) - Home
Today we drive from Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport for
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Our Services Include:
Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC
chosen category on CP Basis.
on the departure day.
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking
or languages of your choice)
at every place of sightseeing.
Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an
air-conditioned Car with
driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except
Standard Hotels) will be
Trekking support with trekking guide, cook, potters, yaks, trekking
meals & beverages,
services for trekking permit, Khangchendzonga National Park fees &
While on trek we will provide you Dome / Alpine trekking tents on twin
mattresses, camping stool, table, kitchen tent etc.
Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, alcohol and
however covers immediate
medical facilities, extra expenses due to unforeseen
circumstances such as
landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway, Airfare
Ticket, Himalayan toy
train ride in Darjeeling, tips etc.
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
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