Sikkim’s Best – Kanchenjunga Trek
Places Covered : Kolkata – Bagdogra – Gangtok – Yuksom – Bakhim – Dzongri – Thangsing – Chaurithang – Zamlingang – Bakhim – Yuksom – Darjeeling – Bagdogra – Kolkata
Duration : 14 Days/13 Nights
Tour Type : Private & Customizable
Tour Season : October – Mid April is ( by far ) the best time to visit.
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Day 01 : Kolkata – Bagdogra – Gangtok : Arrive ex Intl. Flight and transfer to Domestic Airport for flight to Bagdogra. On a clear day you just might catch a glimpse of the Mighty Mt. Everest from the plane. Met on arrival and transfer to Gantok by road ( 125 km / 5 1/2 hr.. ). Arrive late evening and check into hotel.
Day 02 : At Gangtok : A day spent in sightseeing Gangtok city. See the Dodrul Gompa and stroll down the little bazaar. After lunch a small drive will take us to the famous Rumtek Monastery, the seat of the Kagyupa sect of Buddhism. Over night stay at Gangtok.
Day 03 : Gangtok – Yuksom : After breakfast we’ll drive to Yuksom ( 90 kms) through beautiful villages, waterfalls and rice fields. Yuksom is a tranquil tableland which has recorded many a historic events. Yuksom provides beautiful vistas of mini lakes against the Himalayan backdrop. O/nt Safari Camp.
Day 04 : Yuksom – Bakhim ( 12 kms / 9000 ft ) : Interesting journey in store on the mule track and dense forests.Over night in the Camp.
Day 05 : Bakhim – Dzongri ( 8 Kms / 10155 ft ) : Today we leave village Tsoka for Rathong Choo River. We sight the heveanly Kanchenjunga covered with snow. From Phittang the trail leads up an exquisite forest of Rhododendron to Deorali Dara. O/nt Camping at Dzongri.
Day 06 : Dzongri – Thangsing ( 7 kms / 12467 ft ) : More exciting trekking today in and around the lovely destinations. Over night Camping. Tour enquiry
Day 07 : At leisure in Thangsing : We will rest and explore Thangsing today. O/nt Camping.
Day 08 : Thangsing – Chaurithang ( 10 km / 14370 ft ) : Its a 8 hour trek today to visit Chaurithang falls .We enjoy sights of Kokthang, Kabru, Rathong and Chandra while on the trek. Over night Camping.
Day 09 : Chaurithang – Zamlingang ( 10 km ) : This trek passes through some of the most beautiful forested areas of Sikkim, engulfed in the fragrance of Magnolias. Over night camping at Zamlingang.
Day 10 : Zamlingang – Bakhim : The trail to Bakhim runs through a garden of flowers which can be quite spectacular in spring when giant Magnolias and more than ten type of Rhododendrons bloom along the trail. You will also find a large variety of exotic birds, butterflies and orchids. O/nt camping.
Day 11 : Bakhim – Yuksom : A leisurely walk of about 4 hours brings you back to Yuksom from where we had first started on a different trail. You will get a taste of the charms of Sikkimese rural life here. Its the end of our trek, but not the charms of this region. O/nt Camping.
Day 12 : Yuksom – Darjeeling : After breakfast drive to Darjeeling, through beautiful tea gardens and lush greenery. O/nt Hotel.
Day 13 : Darjeeling : You can choose to relax and sleep late or take an early morning visit to Tiger hill at sunrise. Also of interest are the Ghoom Monastery, The Tibetan Handicraft Center , The HMI , the quaint bazaars and nearby Tea estates. O/nt Hotel. Tour enquiry
Day 14 : Darjeeling – Bagdogra – Kolkata : Morning transfer to Bagdogra for flight to Kolkata. Airport transfer to International Airport for onward flight.
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