Season: September to May. Best Season: October and November, March and April.
Accommodation: trekkers huts and tents Altitude Starting Point: 1850 meters Highest Point: 4900 meters
Average trek per day: 5 - 6 hours
First Aid: We carry basic first aid kits and for the high altitude trek we also carry an oxygen bottle and gamma bags (inflatable pressure bag big enough to fit a person inside which simulate the conditions of lower altitude in order to help alleviate the symptoms of AMS)
Our Team: We have a dedicated and experienced team. Your guide knows the terrain well and is supported by a professional sherpa, cook and kitchen staff for camping. Our cooks are also highly experienced and understand what food to provide as the altitude varies. All of them have had a great deal of experience cooking for long term treks.
Note: This trek can be modified according to your requirements. We will send you the check list once the trek is confirm with us.
Itinerary: D1. Arrive Delhi D2. Delhi - Bagrodgra (flight) - Kalimpong D3. Gangtok D4. Yuksom D5. Yuksom ~ Bakkim 2740m (trek)
D6. Dzongri 4030 (trek) D7. Dzongri (rest) D8. Thangsing 3900m (trek) D9. Sanutu 4250 (trek) D10. Gochela pass 4800m - Thanksing (trek) D11. Tsoka 2950 (trek) D12. Yuksom (end of the trek) D13. Pelling D14. Darjeeling D15. Darjeeling D16. Bagdogra - Delhi (flight) - transfer to the airport D17. Fly out
Sikkim is a land of dramatic contours. From rugged mountains, to deep valleys with raging rivers, lakes, waterfalls and dense forests, Sikkim. Sikkim is an explorer's paradise and is the perfect place for nature lovers, bird watchers and trekkers. It shares the world's third tallest mountain, Mt Kanchendzonga with neighboring Nepal. Today, Sikkim is the home of three different clans - the indigenous Lepchas, Nepalese and Bhutias.
The West Sikkim trek, or Kanchendzonga trek begins at 2100 meters altitude within dense Rhododendron forests of more than 200 varieties. Magnolias, pines, cedar, cypress, silver fir and chestnut trees will also populate your journey, ending with juniper scrubs and incenses in Dzongri. While the Kanchendzonga chain can be seen from many locations along the way, the most beautiful views are enjoyed in Dzongri and Goechela at 4800 meters. During this trek you will hear the whistling wind, flowing streams, birdsong, crickets chirping and sometimes the whistling Tibetan yak herders. You will also visit a small settlement of Tibetan refugees in Tshoka.
Yuksom, the starting point for this trek, was historically the capital of Sikkim. Today it is just a small Sikkimese village, yet it still lays claim to the oldest monastery of Sikkim and the stone throne where the first Chogyal or King was crowned. The village is deeply rooted in history, as is Pelling, another place you will visit. Pelling is home to one of the most beautiful monasteries of Sikkim and also has one of the closest views of Mt Kanchendzonga.
After your trek, immerse yourself in the warmth and hospitality of Sikkim and Darjeeling.
Note: We design only tailor-made tours, using our years of knowledge to create experiences that exceed expectations. It is a time consuming and specialized process, accordingly our prices reflect this personalized service. If you have a program from another agent that you’re happy with, please do not contact us to compare rates.