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Trip Fact

Trip Duration 21 Days
Destination India
Trip Grade Challenging
Activity Camping Trek
Max. Altitude 3636m.
Accomodation Lodge + Camping
Transportation Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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The trek begins at Uttarey (6,500 ft) and ascends to Chewa Bhanjyang (8,860 ft) on the Sikkim and Nepal border, where a police check post exists on the Sikkim side. From thereon, the trek route keeps between the altitude of 12,000 ft to 14,000 ft with the highest point being the Dafey Bhir Pass located at an altitude of 14,450 ft high. The terrain along the trek route is, therefore, treeless, criss-crossing, steep, rugged rocky hills with grassy meadows forming flat plains at places.

Within the folds of these fragile rocky slopes, one comes across several high altitude lake formations of turquoise green water considered pristine and sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists alike. Among these lakes, Ram and Laxhman, Lampokhari, Laxmi Pokhari and Zomlay Pokheries are some of the well-known sacred lakes, located along the main trekking route. At places, the trail leads through the rich rhododendron forests of many hues and colors. This trek route after Gomathang valley goes intermittently through forests of silver fir and rhododendron right upto the alpine plains of Dzongri.

Detail Itinerary

Departure Detail

We arrange this trip as per your time frame.

Start Date End Date Price Season Status Booking
01 April, 2020 14 April, 2020
Spring Available Book Now
01 October, 2020 14 October, 2020
Autumn Available Book Now

Camping Trek Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Jeep, Hiace and Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
  • 4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, one night at Gantok (Sikkim) and one night at Darjeeling at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All three major meals B/L/D (provide continental food)and accommodation in tented camp (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • 1 Professional equipped English speaking trekking guide, 1 special trekking Cook, Kitchen boys, necessary Sherpa and Porters.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit and National Park permits Fees.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu and Airport taxes.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu, Gantok (Sikkim) and Darjeeling.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re entry visa fees and India visa fees and airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crew.

Spring Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu free.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Bhadrapur by flight then transfer to Border and drive to Gantok (Sikkim) (2134 m.) then transfer to Hotel.

Day 04: Gantok – Uttarey (2000m.) Drive from Gangtok to Uttarey.  Overnight stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 05: Uttarey – Chewa Bhanjyang (3060m.) Trek from Uttarey to Chewa Bhanjyang which is 8 kms time taken approx 7 hrs. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 06: Chewa – Dud (3610m.). Trek from Chewa to Lambi Thumka Gairy (Nepal) 14 kms time taken approx 8 hrs. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 07: Dud – Megu (4400m.). Trek from Dud to Megu is 15 kms time taken Approx 8 hrs. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 08: Megu – Boktok (3700m.). Trek from Megu to Boktok 18 kms time taken 7/8 Hrs on the way visit many lakes Lam Pokhari, Jumble Pokhari, Laxmi Pokhari. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 09: Boktok - Kokling (4657m.). Trek from Boktok to Kokling 14 kms time taken about 4/5 hrs , on the way visit Majur Pokhari. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 10: Kokling – Tigyapla (4303m.). Trek from Kokling to Tigyapla 15 kms time taken 4/5 Hrs. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 11: Tigyapla – Dzongri (4020m.). Trek from Tigyapla to Dzongri is 12 kms approx time taken 5/6 Hrs Overnight stay in a tent. Rhododendrons there are over 400 flowering species; a place called Deorali Dara provides a magnificent view of mountains. Then we reach Phethang for a break. After Phethang still further climbing we reach Dzongri here the Vegetation is thin and we tend to find only small bushes and shrubs for the night stay here is a tourist hut Its usually overcrowded and noisy. In Dzongri early morning we take a walk to Dabla Khang ( Dzongri Top) the view from this place is magnificent one can view all the peaks. Acclimatization here is must for further ascending trekkers. Overnight stay in a tented Camp.

Day 12: Dzonggri – Thansing (3930m.). Trek from Dzongri to Thansing takes about approx 4 hrs after walking through the bushes and hedges. At first its walking in the plain table land after few hours we rapidly descend down the river Prek on The way one can view almost all the ranges above all Mt Pandim looks beautiful. In Thansing besides the government hut its all barren here is no civilization. Overnight stay in a tented Camp.

Day 13: Thansing – Samiti (4200 m.). Trek from Thansing to Samiti Lake takes about approx 3 hrs it’s just a easy trek through thin vegetation. Samiti is basically, in the base of mount Pandim because of its close attachment. With Mt Pandim here a small beautiful lake has emerged. When it gets snowed the lake with the mountain. Provides a spectacular unforgettable view. Overnight stay in a tented Camp.

Day 14: Samiti – Goche–La (4940m.)– Samiti. Trek from Samiti to Gochela back to Samiti takes about approx 7 hrs, the trek starts with easy grading. We come across Zemathang which means ( sand-plainland) the trail goes through moraines before reaching Gochela one can view green lake formed right below the path deep down the hill, finally one reaches the second viewpoint from here one can view southern phase of Kanchenjunga. Further trek takes you to Yangitaar to spend one night in this place is worthwhile one can witness avalanche of Mount Khangchendzonga this place is recommendable because it is quite different than other entire trek, but during winter it is not possible due to thick snow which covers the path and makes it difficult to walk.

Day 15: Samiti – Cokchorung (3000m.). Trek from Samiti to Cokchurung takes about 3 hrs spent. O/N stay in a Lodge.

Day 16: Cokchorung – Tshoka. Trek from Cokchoruing to Tshoka takes about 5 hrs is gradual descend through thick forest it's a long and tiring walk this route joins the route of Phethang to Dzongri trail. O/N stay in a tented Camp.

Day 17: Tshoka – Yuksum. The trek from Tshoka to Yuksum takes about 6 hrs. O/N stay in a Hotel. Trek Ends.

Day 18: Yuksum – Darjeeling by Jeep and transfer to Hotel.

Day 19: Drive Darjeeling – Bhadrapur and flight back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel

Day 20: Kathmandu free.

Day 21: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Optional Short Itinerary:
Day 01: Gangtok – Uttarey (6,500 ft) Drive 6 hrs
Day 02: Uttarey - Chewabhanjang (10,400 ft) Trek 6 hrs
Day 03: Chewabhanjang Halt – Visit Singalila
Day 04: Chewa - Dhor (12,200 ft)  Trek 8 hrs
Day 05: Dhor - Sikkim Megu (13,600 ft)  Trek 7 hrs
Day 06: Sikkim Megu - Dafey Bhir (14,286 ft) Trek 8 hrs
Day 07: Dafey Bhir - Gomathang (12,200 ft) Trek 4 hrs
Day 08: Gomathang - Pangden (13,900 ft) Trek 7 hrs
Day 09: Pangden - Dzongri (12,800 ft)  Trek 4 hrs
Day 10: Dzongri - Thangsing
Day 11: Thangsing - Samiti Lake
Day 12: Samiti Lake –Gochela – Thangsing
Day 13: Thangsing - Tsokha
Day 14: Tsokha - Yuksom Trek ends
Day 15: Yuksom – Gangtok/Bagdogra Airport.

Autumn Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu free.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Bhadrapur by flight then transfer to Border and drive to Gantok (Sikkim) (2134 m.) then transfer to Hotel.

Day 04: Gantok – Uttarey (2000m.) Drive from Gangtok to Uttarey.  Overnight stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 05: Uttarey – Chewa Bhanjyang (3060m.) Trek from Uttarey to Chewa Bhanjyang which is 8 kms time taken approx 7 hrs. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 06: Chewa – Dud (3610m.). Trek from Chewa to Lambi Thumka Gairy (Nepal) 14 kms time taken approx 8 hrs. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 07: Dud – Megu (4400m.). Trek from Dud to Megu is 15 kms time taken Approx 8 hrs. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 08: Megu – Boktok (3700m.). Trek from Megu to Boktok 18 kms time taken 7/8 Hrs on the way visit many lakes Lam Pokhari, Jumble Pokhari, Laxmi Pokhari. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 09: Boktok - Kokling (4657m.). Trek from Boktok to Kokling 14 kms time taken about 4/5 hrs , on the way visit Majur Pokhari. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 10: Kokling – Tigyapla (4303m.). Trek from Kokling to Tigyapla 15 kms time taken 4/5 Hrs. O/N stay in a Tented Camp.

Day 11: Tigyapla – Dzongri (4020m.). Trek from Tigyapla to Dzongri is 12 kms approx time taken 5/6 Hrs Overnight stay in a tent. Rhododendrons there are over 400 flowering species; a place called Deorali Dara provides a magnificent view of mountains. Then we reach Phethang for a break. After Phethang still further climbing we reach Dzongri here the Vegetation is thin and we tend to find only small bushes and shrubs for the night stay here is a tourist hut Its usually overcrowded and noisy. In Dzongri early morning we take a walk to Dabla Khang ( Dzongri Top) the view from this place is magnificent one can view all the peaks. Acclimatization here is must for further ascending trekkers. Overnight stay in a tented Camp.

Day 12: Dzonggri – Thansing (3930m.). Trek from Dzongri to Thansing takes about approx 4 hrs after walking through the bushes and hedges. At first its walking in the plain table land after few hours we rapidly descend down the river Prek on The way one can view almost all the ranges above all Mt Pandim looks beautiful. In Thansing besides the government hut its all barren here is no civilization. Overnight stay in a tented Camp.

Day 13: Thansing – Samiti (4200 m.). Trek from Thansing to Samiti Lake takes about approx 3 hrs it’s just a easy trek through thin vegetation. Samiti is basically, in the base of mount Pandim because of its close attachment. With Mt Pandim here a small beautiful lake has emerged. When it gets snowed the lake with the mountain. Provides a spectacular unforgettable view. Overnight stay in a tented Camp.

Day 14: Samiti – Goche–La (4940m.)– Samiti. Trek from Samiti to Gochela back to Samiti takes about approx 7 hrs, the trek starts with easy grading. We come across Zemathang which means ( sand-plainland) the trail goes through moraines before reaching Gochela one can view green lake formed right below the path deep down the hill, finally one reaches the second viewpoint from here one can view southern phase of Kanchenjunga. Further trek takes you to Yangitaar to spend one night in this place is worthwhile one can witness avalanche of Mount Khangchendzonga this place is recommendable because it is quite different than other entire trek, but during winter it is not possible due to thick snow which covers the path and makes it difficult to walk.

Day 15: Samiti – Cokchorung (3000m.). Trek from Samiti to Cokchurung takes about 3 hrs spent. O/N stay in a Lodge.

Day 16: Cokchorung – Tshoka. Trek from Cokchoruing to Tshoka takes about 5 hrs is gradual descend through thick forest it's a long and tiring walk this route joins the route of Phethang to Dzongri trail. O/N stay in a tented Camp.

Day 17: Tshoka – Yuksum. The trek from Tshoka to Yuksum takes about 6 hrs. O/N stay in a Hotel. Trek Ends.

Day 18: Yuksum – Darjeeling by Jeep and transfer to Hotel.

Day 19: Drive Darjeeling – Bhadrapur and flight back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel

Day 20: Kathmandu free.

Day 21: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Optional Short Itinerary:
Day 01: Gangtok – Uttarey (6,500 ft) Drive 6 hrs
Day 02: Uttarey - Chewabhanjang (10,400 ft) Trek 6 hrs
Day 03: Chewabhanjang Halt – Visit Singalila
Day 04: Chewa - Dhor (12,200 ft)  Trek 8 hrs
Day 05: Dhor - Sikkim Megu (13,600 ft)  Trek 7 hrs
Day 06: Sikkim Megu - Dafey Bhir (14,286 ft) Trek 8 hrs
Day 07: Dafey Bhir - Gomathang (12,200 ft) Trek 4 hrs
Day 08: Gomathang - Pangden (13,900 ft) Trek 7 hrs
Day 09: Pangden - Dzongri (12,800 ft)  Trek 4 hrs
Day 10: Dzongri - Thangsing
Day 11: Thangsing - Samiti Lake
Day 12: Samiti Lake –Gochela – Thangsing
Day 13: Thangsing - Tsokha
Day 14: Tsokha - Yuksom Trek ends
Day 15: Yuksom – Gangtok/Bagdogra Airport.

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