|Group Size:||15-20 People||Max Altitude:||m|
|Cost:||$||Duration:||9 Days/8 Nights|
|Arrival at:||Kathmandu||Departure from:||Sikkim|
Day 01 : Today from Bagdogra Airport, New Jalpaiguri Rail Station, Phuntsholing Bhutan Border or Bhadrapur Airport transfer to Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. Check in at Hotel at Gangtok leisure overnight.
Day 02 : Today after breakfast Visit the places around Gangtok. The places you will visit in sightseeing are as follows.
Then in the evening free at leisure. Leisure overnight
Day 03 : Today after breakfast transfer from Gangtok to Yuksom Village. The distance from Gangtok to Yuksom Village is 135km and it will take 5 hours. Check in at Hotel at Yuksom Village. Then in the evening Some tips of trekking in Mt Kanchendzonga.
Day 04 : Yoksum to Bakhim (2,790m) : We’ll get an early morning start when the traditional “bed tea”. After breakfast in Hotel, we’ll begin our hiking journey into Sikkim’s pristine wilderness. The hike today will last about six hours and pass through wooded hills of oaks, spruce, and giant magnolias and rhododendrons. We’ll break for lunch along the route, and then continue up the Ratong Valley, making a steep climb up to camp in Bakhim. The distance for the trek is 16km and it will take 5hours. Overnight in a forest bungalow or Camp.
Day 05 : Bakhim to Phedang (3,689m) : Today is the most challenging day of the trek as we gain altitude and the climbs are steep. After breakfast, we begin a moderate climb through yak- and sheep-grazing areas around Tshoka, a resettlement camp for Tibetan refugees and the last village encountered on the trek. This where we get our first close up view of Mount Pandim (6,693m). After Tshoka, the trail continues up through rhododendron forests to our lunch spot at Phedang (3,689m). After lunch, we will rest overnight at Phedang. The distance from Bakhim to Phedang is 10km and it will take 4hours. Overnight in Tents.
Day 06 : Phedang to Dzongri (4,031m) : Today the trail continues up through rhododendron forests. After breakfast at Phedang (3,689m) We trek up to Dzongri ( 4,031m ). The time taken from Phedang to Dzongri is 4hours and distance is 9km. Reach Dzongri by Lunch. Overnight atDzongri.
Day 07 : Day hike to Gingay Dara (4,329m) for acclimatization.
If the weather looks good for viewing this morning, we’ll rise at dawn and hike up to a high overlook to watch the sun rise over Mt. Kanchenjunga and the Onglathang Valley. After breakfast we will take a day hike to Gingay Dara with its panoramic views of the Ratong Valley and Ratong Glacier as well as the snowy peaks of Koktang, Kabru, Frey and mountains to the south of the Kanchenjunga. We will also be able to see in the distance the H.M.I. Base Camp, the area designated for high altitude mountain training for students undergoing basic and advanced courses with the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. The hike to Gingay Dara is moderate, about four hour’s roundtrip. Night camp at Dzongri.
Day 08 : Dzongri to Thangshing (3,801m) : After breakfast, we begin our three-hour hike to Thangshing. Along the way we will have beautiful views of Kabru, Sinolchu, Simvo, Pandim, and Goechala Peaks. We’ll start with a nice easy walk with a gradual downhill through the thick low growing rhododendron forest for about an hour, then a steep downhill brings us to Kokchorung (3,689m). We then start a gradual uphill along the Onglathang valley through meadows and gorges to camp in Thangsing, which is by the Prek Chu river. We will reach Thangsing by lunchtime, with the rest of the afternoon free. Overnight in Thangshing.
Day 09 : Thangshing to Lamuney (4,207m) : Today we begin our approach toward our last camp at Lamuney. Today’s walk is a short (2½ hours) gradual uphill hike through the Onglathang valley past yak herders and grazing yaks. After lunch at camp, you’ll have the afternoon to do some optional day hikes around Lamuney. Overnight in camps.
Day 10 : Day hike to Goecha La (5,000m) – Thangshing (3,801m) : We’ll get an early start for the hike up to the Goecha La and back. The walk takes about 7 hours roundtrip and it is challenging and strenuous, depending on the weather; the terrain is also more challenging than the previous days on trek. The viewpoint provides great views of Kanchendzonga and the surrounding peaks. Then after Goechala we trek all the way to Thangshing and camp overnight.
Day 11 : Thanshing – Phedang – Tshoka : We’ll leave the Onglathang Valley behind as we descend to Kochchurong, about one hour from Thangshing, and trek back to Tshoka along a different route. This route is a little longer, off the beaten path, and goes along the edge of the hill for about three hours. We join our previous trail at Phedang where we’ll have lunch. Then, we continue for about two hours to the village of Tshoka, overnight at Tshoka.
Day 12 : Tshoka to Yuksom Village. : Today after breakfast we trek back from Tshoka to Yuksom Village. We will have our lunch for the day at Shachen and after lunch trek to Yuksom. Check in at Hotel at Yuksom. Evening meet the camping crew for farewell. Leisure overnight.
Day 13 : Yuksom Village to Darjeeling. Check in at Hotel at Darjeeling. Leisure overnight.
Day 14 : Today early morning Transfer to Tiger Hill to see the view of Sun rise over Mt Kanchendzonga. While returning visit Yiga-Choling (Ghoom). Then to the Hotel for Darjeeling Tea Breakfast and after breakfast transfer for sightseeing around Darjeeling the places you will be visiting are as follows.
Then in the evening back to the hotel. Leisure overnight.
Day 15 : Today after breakfast transfer to Phuntsholing ( Bhutan Border) or Bhadrapur Airport ( Nepal Border) and Bagdogra Airport. for your flight for onward tour. With wonderful memories of your tour of Sikkim and Darjeeling.