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Kangchenjunga Trekking Tour - Feel of
Duration - 13 Night / 14 Days
Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the
world. From 1838 until 1849, it was believed to be the highest. It is an
enormous mountain mass, and many satellite peaks rise from its narrow icy
ridges. It is located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, just 46 miles northwest
of Darjeeling. It is the most easterly of the great 8,000 meter peaks of the
Himalaya. The remote area of
in far-eastern Nepal sees very few trekkers and has no teahouses
or inns. This area offers the cultural diversity of Rai, Limbu, Chhetri and
Brahmin villagers, with the higher regions inhabited by a people of Tibeto-Mongoloid
ancestry. This trek also has great natural history interest, with ecological
zones from the subtropics to glacial wilderness. We go into spectacular high
valleys encircled by high peaks, reaching North Base Camp by the mighty Kanchenjunga
13 Night/ 14 Days
Delhi - Bagdogra - Gangtok - Yuksom -
Bakhim - Dzongri - Thangsing - Chaurithang - Zamlingang - Bakhim -
Yuksom - Darjeeling - Bagdogra - Delhi.
Day 01 :
Delhi - Bagdogra - Gangtok
Arrive Delhi and transfer to Domestic airport for flight to Bagdogra. On a clear
day, you may catch a glimpse of the mighty Mt. Everest from the plane. Met on
arrival and transfer to Gangtok by road (115 km/ 5 hrs). Arrive late evening
and check into the hotel.
Spend a day 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 in the Hotel.
Gangtok - Yuksom
After breakfast, we'll drive to Yuksom (90 km) through beautiful villages,
waterfalls and rice fields. Yuksom is a tranquil tableland which has recorded
many historic events. The first king of Sikkim, H H Funchook Namgyal was crowned
here by his holiness, Gyalwa Latchan Thembo, the man who brought Buddhism to
Sikkim in 1641. Yuksom provides beautiful vistas of mini lakes against the
Himalayan backdrop. Over night stay in the Safari Camp.
Yuksom - Bakhim (12 km/ 9000 ft)
As you leave behind Yuksom and follow the mule track along the fast flowing
Rathong Choo stream, crossing two wooden bridges, the area is thickly wooded.
Rathong Choo originates at the Doodh Pokhri (Milk Lake), sacred in the local
beliefs. A small temple invites devotees from as far as Nepal, across the
glacier. The lake is a restricted area. This lake is fed by the Rathong and
The trek in spring passes through the Rhododendrons flower belt. The final
ascend to Bakhim is a serpentine trail, of countless bends, after crossing the
second wooden bridge falling en-route. It is really a peaceful and tranquil area.
Over night in the Camp.
Bakhim - Dzongri (8 Km/ 10155 ft
As we move on, we come closer to the famous Kanchenjunga and get an initial view
of the Sikkim snows. From Phittang, the trail leads up an exquisite forest of
Rhododendron to Deorali Dara. From here you will get an excellent view of the
massive ranges of Sikkim mountains. Straight ahead is the third highest peak in
the world - The mighty Kanchenjunga. Over night stay in the Camp.
Dzongri - Thangsing (7 km/12467 ft)
Morning trek to Thangsing 7Km/4hrs, it leads through meadows and valleys into a beautiful valley situated
at the base of Jopine Peak. Surrounded by massive mountains on all sides, a
stream pierces the forests and presents an enchanting scene. To reach the
camping area, you will have to cross a wooden bridge over the stream. Over
night stay in the Camp.
This trek will take you through some of the most beautiful forests of Sikkim.
In spring, this trail is especially beautiful with Rhododendrons, Magnolias
and other flowers in full bloom - truly a naturalist's paradise. You'll come
close to Mt. Kanchenjunga and also get an awe inspiring glimpse of the Sikkim
mountains, cloaked in granite and thickly hooded with ice.
At leisure at Thangsing
We'll spend a day at leisure exploring the beautiful valley and capturing some
priceless pictures of the area. Over night stay in the Camp.
Thangsing - Chaurithang (14370 ft)
It is a 10Km/8 hour trek to the Chaurithang falls at the Rathong glacier. This is the
base camp of the world famous Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling.
Splendid views of the peaks frey, Kokthang, Kabru, Rathong and Chandra can be
seen from here. Enroute is also the forbidden Kabur Rock, which no one is
allowed to climb. Over night stay in the Camp.
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 stay.
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. Over night stay in the Camp.
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. It's the end of our trek, but not the charms of this
region. Over night stay in the Camp.
Yuksom - Darjeeling
After breakfast drive to Darjeeling, through beautiful tea gardens and lush
greenery. Over night in the Hotel.
You can choose to relax and sleep late or take an early morning visit to Tiger
Hill at sunrise. Also the other places of interest are the Ghoom Monastery, The
Tibetan Handicraft Center, The HMI, the Quaint Bazaars and nearby Tea Estates.
Over night in the Hotel.
Darjeeling - Bagdogra - Delhi.
Morning transfer to Bagdogra (94Km/5hrs) for flight to Delhi. Airport transfer to
International Airport for onward flight.
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