Overview

This is undoubtedly the most spectacular trek in Sikkim famed for its superb mountain views, a floral spectacle at summer, birds and views of pristine forest. This beautiful trek takes you up to Dzongri at 4030m, opposite the eastern face of Mt. Kanchenjunga, third highest in the world and one of the most magnificent majestic peaks of the East Himalaya range.The trail initially menders through dense forest and, in summer, flowering orchids can be seen clinging to the bark of the highest trees. Numerous wild flowers  spread out in the colorful patchwork while sheep and yaks graze contentedly on the luxuriant vegetation. The mountains are their tantalizing best – a sharp shower and the clouds lift for a few minutes to reveal the steep south face of Pandim peak. And, higher up, one can spot the reflection of Kanchenjunga in the still waters of the emerald blue lakes on the glacier. 

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10 Nights 11 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • 1 Nights: Stay in Delhi Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 1 Night: Stay in Biksthang Hotel, incl. MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Yuksom Hotel, incl. MAP (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • 7 Nights: Stay in full service camping. incl. AP (All meals)
  • All transfers by exclusive car as per travel plan
  • English Speaking guide for the trek
  • Cook, Support Staff & Pony/Donkey
  • All camping equipment: 2 pax / per tent, incl. mattresses, Kitchen tent, Dinning tent
  • All Cooking Utensils, Cooking fuel, food
  • All Camping fees, Wildlife fees, Monument fees
  • All Ground transfers in 1 Innova/Scorpio ( staff and equipment in separate car)
  • First‐Aid Kit, Oxygen Cylinder for emergency use

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any accommodation not mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any meals not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any guide charges not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any activities not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Monument entry fees, permits for visiting restricted areas not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Personal expenses: Tips/Gratuities, Laundry, Communication (phone, internet, mail), beverages, portage
  • Travel Insurance and Medical expenses
  • Flight : Delhi-Leh-Delhi
Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Delhi

  • Transfer to Hotel
  • Rest and relax
  • Overnight at Delhi

Day 2 – Delhi-Bagdogra-Biksthang

  • Transfer to Bagdogra by Air
  • Transfer to Biksthang (120 km / 5 hrs)
  • Overnight at Biksthang

Day 3 – Biksthang-Yuksom

  • Transfer to Yuksom
  • Explore Yuksom
  • Overnight at Yuksom

Day 4 – Yuksom-Bakhim (2,005 m) - 7 hrs walk

  • Ascend out of the valley following the Rathong Chu river to Bakhim.
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 5 – Bakhim-Phedang (3,480 m) - 4 hrs walk

  • Ascend to Tshoka, a fairly steep climb and continue to Phedang.
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 6 – Phedang-Dzongri (4,030 m) - 3 hrs walk

  • Ascend to Mon Lepcha-La to Dzongri camp site.
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 7 – Rest day at Dzongri

  • Rest and relax. 
  • Take a short trek to Dzongri top for spectacular view of Kabru(7,353m),Rathong(6,678m),Kanchenjunga(8,534m),Koktang(6,147m),Pandim(6,691m) and Narsing(5,825m).
  • Overnight at Camp.

Day 8 – Phedang-Dzongri (4,030 m) - 3 hrs walk

  • Ascend to Mon Lepcha-La to Dzongri camp site.
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 6 – Dzongri-Thangsing (3,900 m) - 5 hrs walk

  • Cross Phrek-Chu reiver  and ascend Thangsging below the slopes of Mt. Pandim..
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 6 – Thangsging - Samithy lake(4,300 m) - 5 hrs walk

  • The trail follows a stream and alpine meadows to reach Onglathang, which has a superb view of the south face of Kanchenjunga.The trail then skirts a series of glacial moraines , and arrives at emerald green lake Samithy. 
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 8 – Samithy Lake- Goecha-La (5,002 m)-Samithy Lake  - 9 hrs walk

  • A steep climb to Zemthang -dry lake and another 400 m climb will reach Goecha-La between PAdim and Kabrus spurs overlooking Talung Valley with impressive view of the south face of Kanchenjuga.
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 9 – Samithy Lake- Tshokh    - 5 hrs walk

  • Descend to Tshokha.
  • Overnight at Camp

Day 10 – Tshokh - Yuksom  - 5 hrs walk

  • Descend to Yuksom
  • Overnight at Yuksom.

Day 11 – Yuksom - Delhi

  • Check-out from Hotel after breakfast
  • Transfer to BagdograAirport
  • Transfer to Delhi by Air
Route Map