Early in the morning wake up and transfer to airport for flight from Kathmandu – Bhadrapur and then drive to Kakarvitta (Nepal Border). Meet our representative and drive towards Darjeeling. Transfer to hotel. Evening sightseeing and acclimatization. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early in the morning wake up to see the spectacular view of sunrise and it’s amazing effects on the Mt. Kanchenjunga (world 3rd highest) from the Tiger hill. Then onwards we visit Ghoom Monastery and Natasha Loop War Memorial while returning to the hotel. After taking breakfast, we then start our full day sightseeing tour including: Padmajan. Zoological Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Centre and visit to the Local Market (City Life). Enjoy the Historical Toy joy ride provided the train is running for the Day. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.
After breakfast, we drive 5 hours to reach Pemayangtse. This is the nearest motor able point from “Mt. Kanchendzonga”, World’s 3rd Highest Peak. One can enjoy the spectacular Eastern Himalayan Range from this place. At evening, we visit to Pemayangtse Monastery, the second oldest Monastery in Sikkim. Overnight stay in Pemayangtse.
Today we will transfer to Yuksom, en-route visiting Kanchenjunga falls, Kenchodphelri Lake, Rimbi Falls. At Yuksom, one can simply enjoy the scenic beauty of this beautiful Himalayan hill village situated in a valley, by seating in the garden of the hotel or can walk around the KartakLake which is just in front of the hotels. Tashi Gang Chorten is also worth viewing. Overnight stay in Yuksom.
The trail starts from the local market and follows main road towards the north. The trail then climbs gently out of the valley and hugs the right bank of the Ratong Chu River, which can be heard thundering through the gorge below. Then the trail crosses over four bridges to climb steeply towards north-west to the small settlement of Bakhim. Continuing for another 3 km through forest of magnolia and rhododendron reaches Tshokh. Set campsite for dinner and overnight stay at Tshokh.
Today our trail passes through the village of Tshokh and we continue to climb north through the forest of rhododendron to the alp of Phidang (3650 m) taking around 3 hrs to complete the ascent. We then continue further towards Dzongri. On arrival set campsite for dinner and overnight stay at Dzongri.
The day is for rest and acclimatization. On this day we can savour views of the mountain peaks by climbing up to Dzongri Top. From there we get a panoramic view of Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678 m), Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narsing (5825 m). Towards the west, the Singalila Ridge, which separates Sikkim from Nepal, can be seen. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Our trail continues along the right bank of the river towards east. After cresting the hill the path drops into the valley and then crosses the bridge over the Prek Chu river. It’s an hour climb from the bridge to Tangsiing (3800 m) located on the slopes of Mt Pandim. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
The trail from Tangsiing climbs gently north and follows a stream and alpine meadows. About an hour above Tangsiing we reach Onglathang from where the superb view of the south face of Kanchenjunga can be seen. In order to capture clear views one has to reach Onglathang early. The trail then skirts through a series of glacial moraines before crossing over meadows again, and arrives at the emerald lake at Samiti. Overnight stay in tents.
Today, we have both ascent and descent trail. The climb to Goecha La begins with a gentle gradient eastwards for about half an hour and then later the steep ascent starts. The trail follows the glacial moraine north-east and then drops to a dry lake at Zemathang. A tough scramble over rocks and boulders with a rise of 400 meters will bring us on the top of the pass. The pass is formed due to the depression between Pandim and the Kabru spurs. It over looks the Talung Valley and commands a very impressive view of the south face of Kanchejunga. Afternoon return to the Samitilake. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Our trail starts retracing steps towards Tangsiing will take about couple of hours or so. From Tangsiing, follow the trail to Kokchorung(3800 m) which is a good camping site. Continue descending towards Tsokha by going through a bypass route directly to Tsokha. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
After breakfast, transfer to Gangtok, en route visit Ravangla, Arrive & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
After breakfast, proceed for the full day sightseeing tour in and around the capital city of Sikkim, covering Chortan, Stupa, Institute of Tibetology Institute of Handicraft and handlooms & Roomtek Monastery. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
After breakfast, drive to Kalimpong which takes about 2 hours. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Proceed for half day sightseeing around Kalimpong including: DurpinDhara, Zong Dog PalriFo- Brong Monastery, Flower & Orchid Nurseries & Kalimpong Market
Early in the morning, drive to border and further drive to Bhadrapur, and fly back to Kathmandu. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
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