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Sikkim Darjeeling Kanchendzonga Trek

16 Nights/17 Days
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Duration
17 Days
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Trip Overview

Sikkim Darjeeling Kanchendzonga Trekking is a popular Long high altitude trek which offers Adventure Lovers to Experience the Pristine and Panoramic beauties of himalayas of both the region. Sikkim Darjeeling Kanchendzonga Trek offers Sandhakphu Trek and Goechala Trek togather as one. The views of the Snow capped Mountain Peaks and serene Beauty of both the region during the trek is Breathtaking. During this Trek one has the rare opportunity to witness and view the Singalila and Sikkim himalayan range of Mountains and Peaks from different location and Angle. From Sandhakpu one has the rare Opportunity to veiw Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchendzonga at a same time. The best view of Mt. Kanchendzonga is seen from Sandhakpu which is also know as Sleeping Buddha or Sleeping Shiva Sikkim Darjeeling Kanchendzonga Trek is best suited for the Adventure Lovers and Trekkers who loves to Explore and be with the Himalayas for a longer period of time. 

 

Proposed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Bagdogra to Darjeeling

    (2130 m / 3 to 4 hrs drive) (Hotel) (Hotel) Arrive Bagdogra airport by plane and drive to Darjeeling, charming 4 hours journey, through Assam tea plantation and tiny villages takes us to Darjeeling. Built on top of the ridge, Darjeeling faces the Himalaya and is a popular destination for westerners as well as for the Indian alike.

  • Day 2

    Darjeeling Full Day sightseeing

    (Hotel) We could take an early trip to tiger hill to see the sunrise. Afterwards visit the famous Ghoom monastery that enshrines an image of the Maitreya Buddha (the coming Buddha). Later on visit the Himalayan mountaineering institute and tea plantation.

  • Day 3

    Darjeeling to Manay Bhanjang by Jeep

    (2134m / 2 hrs) Trek to Tonglu (3070m / 2 to 3 hrs) (Camping / Lodge) Early morning drive of about two hours from Darjeeling to Maney Bhanjang, a small village inhabitated by Buddhist sherpas. From here one can get a view of the trekking route, which is an awesome, near vertical climb. Tonglu is a first camp, which is about 11 kms from Manay Bhanjang through dense forests, and hillsides coverd with wild flowers and a breathtaking mountain view of incomparable Khanchendzonga and its neighboring peaks.

  • Day 4

    Tonglu to Gairibas (2620 m 3 to 4 hrs) (Camping / Lodge)

    We take a mossy paved path, that snakesthrough a succession of forests and hamlets, giving way from time to time, to spectacular mountain sceneries.

  • Day 5

    Gairibas to Sandakphu

    (3640 m 4 to 5 hrs) (Camping / Lodge) We steadily climb to join the ridge trail towards Kalipokhari . afterwards we start a long and steep climb onto the Singalila ridge that leads us to Sandakphu. A remarkable 360 0 view from the top. in the foreground is a great basin set in the midst of the hills, the slopes covered with rhododendron and silver fir trees

  • Day 6

    Sandakphu to Phalut

    (3600 m 5 to 6 hrs) (Camping / Lodge) We walk to a prominent viewpoint for the magnificent sunrise over the Khanchendzonga, Jannu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Throughout the day, there are ever – changing views: yak herders, silvery pine forests, tiny lakes ringed with grass, and the snow capped Himalayan range in the background.

  • Day 7

    Phalut to Raman

    (2560 m 4 to 5 hrs) (Camping / Lodge) A pleasant descent through the virgin forest of chestnut, hemlock , pine etc, till the trail reaches the meeting place of two streams called Gorkhey Khola (2500 m) then we climb up towards Raman via Samandin

  • Day 8

    Raman to Rimbik

    (2280 m / 3 to 4 hrs) (Camping / Lodge) From Raman the road is almost level walk for the first 8 to 9 km. we pass through numerous villages and cross the Sri Khola over a remarkable suspension bridge. The road rises steep, for about 1 km where it levels out again till it reaches Rimbik. Overnight in a lodge or trekkers hut.

  • Day 9

    Rimbik to Yuksam

    (8 to 9 hrs drive) (Hotel)

  • Day 10

    Yuksam to Tshoka

    (3000m / 6 to 7 hrs) (Camping / Hut) This trail leads up the Rathong valley, through thick, semi tropical forests. Afterwards a steep climb takes us to the tiny Tibetan village of Tshoka. The landscape has now changed into pine, rhododendron and magnolia forests. From tshoka we get our first view of mount Pandin and few other mountains.

  • Day 11

    Tshoka to Dzongri

    (4020m / 4 to 5 hrs) (Camping / Hut) A steep trail zigzags through temperate forests and large clusters of rhododendron, to the vast clearing of Phedang. During April and may, the spectacles is gorgeous, as the land becomes a mass of flowers. After 300 m , we follow the ridge to Dzongri, a pasture area for the yaks of Yuksam during off season times.

  • Day 12

    Dzongri to Thangshing

    (3930m / 3 to 4 hrs) (Camping) We descend through rhododendron forests towards the glacial Prek river. We establish our campsite on the the grassy pastures land of Thangshing. The southern ridge of Khanchendzonga and glacier are visible directly ahead and there are close up views of Mt. Pandim.

  • Day 13

    Thangshing to Lamuni

    (4130m / 2 to 3 hrs) (Camping) A pleasant walk below the west side of mo unt Pandim. Throughout our way to Samiti lake we will be accompany by mount Pandim in the right and massif mount Khanchendzonga in the front. We take our first sight on the glacier, and climb up to the shore of Samiti lake, reputed to be the sacred source of the Prek river. Ringed by prayer flags, the lake reflects forked peak, Kabru north, Goeha peak and other snow capped peaks.

  • Day 14

    Lamune to Goechala / Thangshing

    (4940m / 5 hrs / 2 hrs) (Camping) We have to leave quite early this morning probably at around 2 to 3 am, as fog and clouds descend on the pass shortly after sunrise. The trail to Goechala climbs steeply through moraines. From the pass, ringed with colorful prayer flags, we can see Khanchendzonga and beyond that, the Talung glacier.

  • Day 15

    Thangshing to Tshoka

    (3000m / 5 to 6 hrs) (Camping / Hut)

  • Day 16

    Tshoka to Yuksam

    (1875m / 5 to 6 hrs) (Hotel)

  • Day 17

    Yuksam to Bagdogra

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