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
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
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
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
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.
• 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