Starting at altitude of 1760 m through wild and uninhabited alpine landscapes, this trek is truly a spectacular one. The trail runs through the meadows of Dzongri at 4,000 meters with superb close views of Mt Kangchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak of the world.
The trek from Yuksom to Dzongri is among the strenuous ones in Sikkim. Even the experienced trekking guides and porters get tired in completing this trek. The natural beauty and close up view of the snow capped Himalayan peaks make this trek worthwhile. For adventure- loving trekkers it would be a lifetime experience.
Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you will enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue drive to Patan Durbar Square to see the ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour after lunch.Then, you will visit the Patan museum. There will be a briefing on the day to day itinerary. Overnight in hotel
After breakfast the guide will come to pick you up in the hotel and transfer to the airport. Then, you will fly to Bhadrapur. Upon arrival in Bhadrapur you will drive to Gangtok. It will be six hours long drive through winding roads across valleys and over hills abundand with a variety of vegetations. You will enjoy mountain scenery on the way. Overnight in hotel
A leisure day in Gangtok! You will visit places of cultural and religious importance that include Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, famous Enchey Monastery and back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast you will continue sightseeing visiting other sites which include Institute of Tibetology, Institute of Cottage Industry, Drodrul Chorten, Rope Way, Flower Show and Rumtek Monastery. Return to hotel and stay overnight.
After breakfast you will drive you to Yuksom (1780 m/5840 ft), (the meeting place of three monks) – the first capital of Sikkim. This was the place where the first Chogyal (a ruling dynasty in Sikkim) was crowned. Overnight stay with dinner at Yuksom Hotel
Early morning we make excursion to Dubdi Monastery (built in 1700 AD, the oldest monastery of Sikkim) and Tashi Namgyal (the stone throne for the first king). Back to hotel and after breakfast we begin our first day trek to Tshoka. We walk through dense forest of pine and oak. After crossing river Prek Chu it is straight 70 degree uphill climb which is the toughest stage in the entire trek. En route we pass through Bakhim village and groves of magnolia and rhododendron. Finally we reach Tshoka, a small village. Overnight stay with dinner at tented camp
Today it is still a steep climb taking us approx 5hrs reach Dzongri. We walk through dense forest of rhododendrons. A place called Deorali Dara provides a magnificent view of the mountains. Once we reach Phidang we take our lunch. After lunch we do further climbing. While climbing up we find the vegetation is getting thinner and only small bushes and shrubs are found. Overnight stay with dinner at tented camp
Early morning we wake up and excursion around to view the entire mountain range to the north. We must spare one additional day for acclimatization at Dzongri and next day it will be easier for us to climb uphill trails. Overnight stay with dinner at tented camp
The trek from Dzongri to Thanshing is through Onglathang Valley, formed by the Onglathang Glacier and is of special interest to bird watchers as 27% of all birds of India subcontinent have been spotted here. You will cross Prekchu River, this is the major elevation of this trek. We will stop for lunch next to the river. The camping ground at Thanshing is located in a vast, open valley next to Mount Pandim and Kabru. Thangshing is also close to the glacial Lake Samiti. Overnight stay with dinner at tented camp
Today we cross high grasslands and the mountains in both sides. As we walk uphill the valley narrows. We will trek to the last camp before Goechala pass which is the Zemthang base camp (4572m) next to the glacial Lake Samiti. After lunch we continue trek to Sunghmoten Lake, another 3 -4 hrs. The area we pass through is astonishingly beautiful; here you are totally surrounded by mountain peaks. Overnight stay with dinner at tented camp
Early morning we begin our trek otherwise after sunshine, the area is engulfed with fog. The area around the lake is beautiful and surrounded by imposing mountains on all sides. We continuously walk making several ascents and descents until we reach Tsokha, an enchanting little Tibetan settlement perched on a mountain spur. It will be our first encounter on this trek with permanent village life. Overnight stay with dinner at tented camp
It will be the final day of the trek. We descend through rainforest rich with bird-life and flowers, across spectacular bridges spanning cascading rivers whose sources are high in the mountains. We arrive in Yuksam in the late afternoon and spend the memorable night in hotel. This will be our last evening with our trekking crew.
After an early breakfast we drive to Darjeeling – known as the Queen of the Hills. During the drive you will enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga. Darjeeling is famous for tea gardens, breathtaking valleys and scenery. The route is scenic and the drive is enjoyable. Overnight stay in hotel
Early morning you will visit Tiger Hill to view the sunrise, over Mt. Kanchenjunga and other eastern Himalayan peaks. On a clear day even Mt Everest is visible from the hilltop. Then, you will return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast you will visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia loop. After lunch you will visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoo and Tibetan Refugee Center. Overnight in hotel
Today right after breakfast you will be transferred to Bhadrapur airport to catch a flight to Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu
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