Kanchenjunga BC Trekking

Kanchenjunga trekking tour

Nominated as the best in mountain environment for trekking, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking is a fascinating trek to ascent along the Goecha La Pass at an altitude of 5000 m bringing an exceptional view of the eastern face of Kanchenjunga at 8535 m, world’s third highest mountain in the world. For the people of Sikkim, the Kanchenjunga peak is more than just the highest peak and is believed to be the abode of the state’s patron deity. Trekking around the base camp is nothing but setting oneself closer to the big mountains along the forest of rhododendron, orchids, pine and magnolia to the highest valley and the rolling-meadows with the gazing yaks herded by the Lepchas. Trekking around the Kanchenjunga Base Camp finally takes the trekkers to the Alpine region where dwarf shrubs thrive in abundance and the temperature is quite extreme.

ITINERARY

Day 1   Delhi - Bagdogra - Gangtok
In the morning catch a internal flight for Bagdogra airport. Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport met our representative and drive towards Gangtok. On arrival transfer into hotel. Evening free to do your own activity. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.

Day 2  Gangtok - Yuksom (134 kms/5 hrs)
In the morning drive to Yuksam via a beautiful valley. On the way you will find dense forest, lush green meadows, waterfalls and much more. Upon arrival at Yuksam set out camp for dinner and overnight stay. Yuksam is the base of West Sikkims most popular trekking region, Dzongri and is also of historical importance to the Sikkimese. Yuksam literally means meeting place of the three lamas. In the beginning of seventeenth century a rift between different factions of Buddhist sects in Tibet forced the Red Hat Sect to seek refuge in Sikkim. Lama Lhatsun Chempo, on his journey to Sikkim, arrived at Norbugang in Yuksam, where he met two other lamas, Sempa Chempo and Rinzing Chempo and began converting the people into their faith. Sacred texts had revealed that the ruler designate of Sikkim would be a man named Phuntsog of Gangtok, so the lamas sent an envoy in search of him. The party returned with Phuntsog Namgyal, whose ancestry could be traced to the legendary prince Guru Tashi, founder of the Kingdom of Miyang in the Chumbi Valley. In 1641 Phuntsog Namgyal was crowned as Sikkims first king, the Chogyal.

Day 3   Yuksam - Tsokha
The trail from Yuksam starts at the local market and follows main road towards the north. The trail climbs gently out of the valley and hugs the right bank of the Ratong Chu River, which can be heard thundering through the gorge below. The trail crosses over four bridges to climb steeply towards north-west to the small settlement of Bakkhim. Continue for another 3 kms through forest of magnolia and rhododendron to reach Tsokha. On arrival set campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4  Tsokha - Dzongri
On this day the trail passes through the village of Tsokha and continues to climb north through the forest of rhododendron to the alp of Phedang (3650 m) taking around 3 hrs to complete the ascent. Continue further towards Dzongri. On arrival set campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5   Dzongri - Laxmi Pokhari
Early risers can get up before dawn to climb to a vantage point on a ridge above the campsite to watch the sunrise on Kanchenjunga, Kabru, Pandim, Rathong, and many other peaks of the Kanchenjunga range. The trial first goes through rhododendron bushes and pasture land for about an hour to Chamaray. From here it is a gradual ascent to Laxmi Pokhari, a big lake cupped in a deep crater. Here you will get good view of Kanchenjunga range, Pandim, Narsingh, Kabur, Kabur dome, Koktang etc. If you reach Laxmi Pokhari early and feeling physically fit, an excursion towards Kabur rock will be a rewarding experience. Back to Dzongri. Dinner and overnight in the camp.

Day 6  Dzongri - Bikhbari
The trail first ascends gradually for about half an hour & then descends till we reach a crossroad. The trail on the left goes down to Zamlingang. We follow the trail to the right, which is a flat walk throughout. Dinner and over night stay at the camp.

Day 7   Bikhbari - Chaurikhang and Rathong Glacier (Kanchenjunga Base Camp)-BIkhbari
It is a gradual ascent all the way to the base camp. This is the Kanchenjunga Base Camp, which is also the site where the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling conducts its advanced mountaineering courses. You can get close views of Frey's peak, Koktang, Kabur and Rathong from here. Return to Bikhbari. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 8  Reserve day for summit .
Free day .

Day 9   BIkhbari - Bakkhim
In the morning trek back to Bakkhim with packed breakfast. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 10  Bakkhim - Yuksom
In the morning trek back to Yuksam. After lunch trek to Dubdi monastery, the hermits cell, which is situated on the top of a lofty hill one thousand feet above Yuksam? The fir-clad mountains behind provide a dramatic background. Founded by Lhatsun Chempo in 1701, it is the oldest monastery in Sikkim. After visiting the monastery descend to the site where the first King of Sikkim was crowned in 1641 by three lamas. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 11   Yuksom - Bagdogra - Delhi
After breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport and from here catch a flight for Delhi.

Cost includes
• Accommodation: Hotel in Delhi, Gangtok, Yuksam & Darjeeling on bed and breakfast basis. While on trek we will provide you Dome/Alpine trekking tents. Camping mattresses, kitchen tent, camping stool, camping table etc would be provided.
• Transport: Toyota Innova/Qualis/Tavera car according to Itinerary. Also all sightseeing
• Meals: At Hotels only breakfast will serve. While on trek, all meal. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
• Yaks/Porters: For carrying camping equipment, rations, vegetables and some amount of personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 14 kgs).
• Professional local trekking guide and kitchen staff would accompany the group
• Entry fee and Inner Line permit (ILP) etc
 

Cost does not include
• Air Ticket
• Sikkim Royalty
• Any kind of transport & accommodation at Yuksam
• Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
• Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any meals/services not mentioned above
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Travel insurance

You might also be interested in

Book This Tour
img
Kanchenjunga BC Trekking
  • Duration:10 Night/11Days