Day 01: Bagdogra – Darjeeling.
Arrive in Bagdogra and meet our representative and drive towards Darjeeling. On arrival transfer into hotel. Evening sightseeing and acclamitisation. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel on a B&B basis.
Day 02: Darjeeling Sight Seeing.
early morning pick-up to be taken to see the sun rise from Tiger Hill, this is a scared moment when you will see the Mount Khangchendzonga light up with the new rays of the morning sun, after this we will take you to visit the famous Ghoom monastery, taken back to hotel for breakfast, after breakfast you will spend the day sightseeing, visiting the Gurkha memorial, darjelling Toy railway, Darjelling zoo,HMI, Tibetan Refugee Centre,Tea Garden and many many more sights, evening free to explore, overnight stay in hotel on a b&b basis.
Day 03: Darjeeling – Pelling. 04 hours drive
Afternoon,visit Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdantse Ruins.
Overnight stay in Hotel with B&B basis.
Day 04: Pelling – Yuksom. 03 hours drive
In the morning time you will visit the famous Sangacholing monastery,it will take 20-30 minutes walk to reach monastery. You will also have opportunity to have wonderful view of Mt. Khanchendzonga range from the monastery.
After breakfast you will drive from Pelling to Yuksom via Khecheopalri Lake,it’s a wishing lake.
On the road you will also have opportunity to explore famous Khanchendzonga Water falls.
Overnight stay in Hotel with B&B basis.
Day 05: Yuksom – short trek around village.
Yuksam is situated at an altitude of 1780m and was the first capital of Sikkim,where according to the historical records,the first king of Sikkim was consecrated here in 1642 A.D. The first and oldest Dubdi monastery was built on a hill top above Yuksam.
Today you will walk around Yuksom for historical tour.
Norbugang Park(the first coronation throne in Sikkim),Dubdi Monastery,Kathok lake.
Overnight Stay in Hotel with B&B basis.
Day 06. Yuksam to sachen(2300 m).
after breakfast we will pass through Yuksam on our way to our first overnight stay which is Sachen(2300 m) near the Prek Chu river,you could hear the sound of river. Over night stay in tents.
Day 07: Saichen to Tsokha(3000m),
you will pass through tropical jungles, crossing over raging rivers and waterfalls, see white monkeys. soon you will be seeing your first rhododendrons such as Rh arboreum, rh falconeri and rh barbatum plus many other flora and fauna, before you reach Tsokha you will pass through Bakhim (2700m) Bakhim is a small settlement where There is a two storied wooden hut specially established for the Forest department and also used by the HMI (Himalayan Mountaineering Institute). One can get a wonderful views of the beautiful valleys looking towards Yuksam, Pelling and Darjeeling and enjoy the beautiful views down valleys and three close view of Mt. Pandim(6691 m),Mt. Tenchinkhang( 6090 m),Mt. Jopuno(5890 m).
overnight stay in trekkers hut/tents.
Day 08. Tshoka to Phedang(3550 m)to dzongri,3950 m.
after breakfast, we make our way through Tsokha village. Todays trek is a tough one 4 to 5 hours hike. in the morning we will be heading towards Phedang passing through rhododendron forest, the main rhododendrons here are rh barbatum, rh falconeri and rh arboreum, there are also abies spectablis and many Daphne bhuloa, in spring the forests are carpetted with many primula species, the further you go up you will also start to see rh thomsonii and sorbus and Acer species, once you have reached Phedang you will rest and have lunch, from here you can see beautiful views of Mt.Pandim, Mt.Thenchinkhang, Mt.Jhuponu.
Phedang is surrounded by a large forest of rh thomsonii with its lovely bell-shaped red blooms, after lunch the first hour is a hard trek up, after that it is mostly downhill passing through endless forests of rhododendron fulgens with its brown peeling bark and red blooms.
as you get further towardsDzongri(3950),Dzongri has only single Trekkers hut and two forest huts. From the ridge above the site you can get panaromic views of Mt.Khanchendzonga, Mt.Kabru and mt pandim. you will see many alpine plants like Juniperus recurva, rhododendrons anthopogon and setosum. . overnight stay in trekkers hut/tents.
Day 09. Rest Day For Acclamatization.
Early in the morning,you will be bring to Dzongri view point(4200 m) for a beautiful sunrise view with majestic view of Khanchendzong range,you will see Mt Khanchendzonga(8586 m),North and South Kabru(7317 m),Mt. Rathong(6870 m),Mt. Kokthang(5860 m),Mt. Pandim,Mt.tenchingkhang,Mt. Jopuno,Mt. Narsing,Black Kabru.
After break fast you will take to explore around dzongri regions with opportunity to see wild yaks and birds and a lake.
Day 10. Dzongri to Thangsing,3875 m.
after breakfast we will make our way to Thangsing(3875). Todays walk will be easier then the first 2 days, we will walk up the valley and across the alpine region seeing outstanding views of the valley below, we will steadly trek downwards in the morning heading towards the prek chu valley where we will have lunch, the climb down to the camp is a steep and hard one where you will pass through a massive forest of rhododendron hodgesonii with its bark that peels a rich cinnamon-brown and its blooms a rich cerise-pink in huge trusses, once at the camp we will stop for lunch.
After lunch we will head up the valley over the raging prek chu river past glacial moraines and through battered forests of Abies, Sorbus and rhododendrons, after a short while you will be walking over alpine pastures with amazing views of the entire Khangchendzonga mountain range, arrive at Thangsing overnight stay in trekkers hut/tents.
Day 11.Thangsing to Lamuney(4200 m).
after breakfast we will gently trek towards Lamuney base camp through alpine pasture of dwarf rhododendrons and following the raging prek chu river, from here you might get a glimpse of the himalayan blue sheep and the only remaining wild yak herd left in Sikkim . overnight stay in tents
Day 12.Lamuney to Goechala(5010 m).
after an early start we will start the climb to Goechala pass it begins with a steep gradiant eastwards for about half an hour and then later a steep ascent starts through the sacred Samiti Lake. The trail follows the glacial moraines north east and then drops to a dry lake at Zemathang.A tough scramble over rocks and boulders brings you to the top of the Pass. The Pass is formed due to the depression between Mt. Pandim and the Kabru spurs.It overlooks the Talung Valley and commands a very impressive view of the south faces of Mt.Khanchendzonga just in front of the Pass.The view from here is like one can say “It is Paradise”. . …
we will then head back to the base camp for breakfast, after breakfast we will make our way back down to the Thangsing,3875 m, we will make camp at Thangsing and stay over night in trekkers hut/tents.
Day 13. Thangsing to Lampohkari.
After breakfast,you will start the trek towards the lampokhari lake.
The trek today is a gradual trek and it will take 3 to 4 hours to reach the camp.
Day 14. Lampokhari to Kasturi Odar.
After breakfast,you will hike towards Kasturi Odar via Kasturi la.04 to 05 hours hike.
Day 15. Kasturi Odar to Labdang.
After breakfast you will hike down towards Labdang village. 04 to 05 hours hike.
Day 16. Labdang to Tashiding.
After breakfast ,you will hike down towards Tashiding. 03 hours.
Afternoon,you will visit the famous Tashiding monastery.
Overnight stay in Guest House.
Day 17. Tashiding to Bagdogra. 05 to 06 hours drive.
After breakfast,you will drive back to the airport,