The Indian state of Sikkim is located in the Eastern Himalaya, between Nepal and Bhutan, with Eastern Tibet to the North. Kanchenjunga (8598m) the world’s third highest mountain straddles Sikkims border with Nepal.
The approach to Kanchenjunga starts from Yuksom (1770m), where the trail climbs through dense semi-tropical forests, before changing to rhododendron, pine, azalea, and giant oak. Before reaching the high alpine landscape at Dzongri. Spectacular views of Kachenjunga, Pandim and other peaks of the Singalila ridge, separating Sikkim from Nepal are visible for nearly the entire trek.
On our return, we trek back to Yuksom and visit Darjeeling, in the neighboring state of West Bengal. We stay for two delightful and relaxing nights among the tea gardens before the flight back to Delhi.
Trek Grade: C (Challenging)
Trek Duration: 10 Days
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Season: Mar. to May and Sept. to Nov
Day 01: Arrive in Bagdogra and drive to Gangtok (5,500ft) O/N in hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Gangtok. O/N in hotel in Martam Village.
Day 03: From Martam drive to Yuksom (6000ft). O/N in hotel.
Day 04: From Yuksom drive to Prek Chu Camp (7600ft). O/N in Camp.
Day 05: From Prek Chu Camp drive to Tshoka (10,000ft). O/N in Camp.
Day 06: From Tshoka drive to Dzongri (13,200ft). O/N in Camp.
Day 07: Rest at Dzongri. O/N in Camp.
Day 08: From Dzongri trek to Thangshing. O/N in camp.
Day 09: From Thangshing Samiti Lake (14,200ft). O/N in camp.
Day 10: From Samiti Lake to Gochala - and back to Tangshing. O/N in camp.
Day 11: From Thangshing to Choakchrung (10,000ft). O/N in camp.
Day 12: From Choakchrung to Tsokha (10,000ft). O/N in camp.
Day 13: From Tsokha to Yuksom (6000ft). O/N in camp.
Day 14: From Yuksom to Darjeeling. O/N in hotel.
Day 14: Sightseeing in Darjeeling and O/N in hotel.
Day 16: From Darjeeling fly to Delhi. O/N in hotel.
Day 17: Departure from Delhi to onward destination.