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  • 01Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2017, Sikkim

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2017, Sikkim
    • d8 Daysn7 Nights
    • lGangtok
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    • Peak Adventure Tours Pvt. Ltd.
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      Peak Adventure Tours Pvt. Ltd.

     About the Destination:

    The Khangchendzonga or Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is considered to be one of the awe-inspiring treks in India. Offering some of the challenging yet delightful trails, this trek is undertaken by trekkers from different parts of the world. While for the non-adventurers this trek might sound difficult and strenuous, for the thrill mongers it is a dream come true. Geographically, Kanchenjunga and other surrounding five massive peaks are together forming the third highest peaks in the world. 

    They are in the mighty Himalayas located in the small beautiful state of India, Sikkim. Kanchenjunga stands at an elevation of about 8586 meters and covers a large portion of Himalaya which is known to be the Kanchenjunga Himal, around 7000 meters area. The Main, Central and South are the three major sections of the peak and they are all located in touch with the borders of India and Nepal.

    Trekking was not allowed here initially and later when explorers started unwinding the trek routes, they could find the hidden treasures like lakes, dense forests, tribal villages, landscapes and rich flora and fauna. The massifs spans across the major boundaries of Nepal, Tibet and India and the fact is that till 1849, Kanchenjunga was considered to be the highest peak in India before the discovery of Everest and K2. The verdant meadows, quaint villages, gleaming mountains, secluded regions, snow-clad summits, gushing rivers and lakes are the prominent attractions lying on the way to the base camp. These are the simple reasons for trekkers to choose this strenuous trek to rejuvenate themselves.

    About the trek:

    Kanchenjunga base camp trekking package for 8 days is right at your fingertips to let you marvel the adorning beauty and charisma possessed by the third highest peak in the world. The trek starts at Yuksom, a tiny village in Sikkim and the first trails take you to reach Bakhim. Wait for the jaw-dropping sights of Rathong River, the evergreen fern plantations, orchids, rare birds and reach the Paha Khola Bridge and witness the high altitude waterfall and the swimming pools there. Prek Chu River views are the perks you will obtain on the first day.

    Dzongri trek will be the finest part of the whole trek which will let you move through the Tshoka hamlet and then comes Phedang Pass and showing you the best views of Pandim, Thenchinkhang, Jhuponu mountains. Dzongri will be your clam host for two days. It can offer you the mesmerizing sunset views and later your destination will be Bikhbari and following it would be the focus of your journey that is Khangchendzonga Base Camp. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling conducts some of the advanced mountaineering courses at the camps every year.  At the base, you will be able to watch the mystique beauty of Frey's peak, Koktang, Kabur and Rathong.

    The Kanchenjunga base camp trek reaches the point of returning to the start after the sixth day of the trek. Bakhim will offer you a free day to enjoy the sights and the reminiscence appear around. Once your reach Yuksom, the majestic Kanchenjunga base camp trek comes to an end with hundreds of beautiful memories.

     

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Highlights:

    - Embark on this trek to enjoy the panoramic view of the neighbouring mountains - Frey Peak (5830m), Koktang (6,148m), Kabru Peak (7,412 m), Ratong, Chandra Peak and the Kabru Dome (6600m).

    - Make use of the chance to meet the local people dwelling in the beautiful villages.

    - The third highest mountain in the world offering you the best adventure possible will be in your heart forever and the trek done here is one of the greatest achievement you could get.

    -Tour of Sikkim tea garden will be an additional experience which lets you learn about the various kinds of teas and get the chance to return to the magnificent beauty of nature again.

    - A monastery tour of Sikkim can also be done to explore the cultural and traditional variations the tiny state holds.

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Weather conditions:

    Except for monsoon and high winter, every other season is perfect for the trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. During monsoon, the routes will be slippery and also the roads get blocked due to heavy rain.  When it is winter, trekking becomes impossible at times due to heavy snowfall and the roads get inaccessible also. During summer that is from May to June, the temperature would come up to 25 degree Celsius during daytime and the same comes to 7 to 15 degree Celsius at night. July to August end or mid-September is the monsoon period and it is better to avoid trekking that time. At Dzongri, during summer, the weather ranges from 7°C to 15°C during the day and at night it is from 3°C to (-2) °C.

    Autumn comes by September end and remains till the end of October with a day temperature of around 13 to 20 degree Celsius and night temperature dropping down to 2 degree Celsius maximum. Day temperature at Dzongri this time is from 2 to 7 degree Celsius and at night it will be from 3 to -4 degree Celsius.

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: 10 to 15 degrees in the morning and 2 to 5 degrees at night

    Trekking Distance:  90km

    Maximum Altitude: 17,000ft

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult 

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Yuksom

    Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station to Yuksom 

    Airport: Bagdogra airport (160 Kms from Yuksom)

    Base Camp: Yuksom

  • 02Sikkim Dzongri Trek

    Sikkim Dzongri Trek
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    • NNNNN16 reviews
    • Dipankar Dey
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    • 22,500
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    About the Activity:

    • This enchanting 11 day tour of Sikkim including Dzongri enables you to revel in a distinct experience since the location is brimming with serenity.
    • Embark on this tour that starts at Bagdogra and then move to witness the unrivaled tranquility of Gangtok, Yuksom, Tshoka, Dzongri and Darjeeling.
    • Pass through the captivating mountain peaks, monasteries, tea plantations, museum and pagodas.
    • Indulge in a local sightseeing which lets you mingle with the native people and from them you will get to know more about the indigenous culture and tradition.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
  • 03Sikkim Darjeeling Biking Tour

    Sikkim Darjeeling Biking Tour
    • d10 Daysn9 Nights
    • lKolkata
    • NNNNN10 reviews
    • Classic Bike adventure india
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      Classic Bike adventure india

    9N/10D : Kolkata – Bagdogra – Gangtok –Martam – Temi – Ravangle – Tashiding – Yuksam – Pemayangste – Darjeeling – Bagdogra 

    What will you do : Bikes Rides, Visit Monasteries, Explore Tea Gardens 

    What will you see : Rumtek Monastery, Sirwani Bridge, Ralang Monastery, Tashiding Monastery

    In addition of being two of the magnificent hill stations in the country, Sikkim and Darjeeling are also considered as ideal destinations for trekking, mountain expeditions and biking tours. However, one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Sikkim and to make your journey most memorable is taking a bike ride down the rugged terrain of the state. There are several other advantages of a bike ride in Sikkim and Darjeeling. It not only gets you closer the pristine nature of these two holiday destinations, but also allows to get acquainted with the local inhabitants and their colourful cultures and traditions.

  • 04Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2017

    Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2017
    • d11 Daysn10 Nights
    • lJalpaiguri
    • NNNNN41 reviews
    • NIKITA
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      NIKITA

    About the Destination:

    Goecha La is a tiny place located in Sikkim, and Goecha La trek is a dream and desire for hundreds of adventure lovers throughout the country. Entangled amidst vibrant and colourful flora and fauna, it is also the way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park to dive into the natural beauty. It is not about Kanchenjunga alone but the combination of other big summits around it makes Goechala Trek an absolute adventure to many and it is a great pleasure to watch these summits from the landscapes filled with exotic flowers and immensely attractive meadows and forests.

    To watch the mountains clearly, you should visit Goechala during October to November since the sky will be completely clear during this time and the sunset, as well as sunrise views, would be perfect. But the cold climate that welcoming winter season would be a bit tough but still it is considered to be the suitable time to enjoy the snow-clad peaks without restraints. The altitude Goechala is posing before the trekkers is 4940 meters and that is the best reason for gathering trekkers from all over the world to the small state of Sikkim.

    About the trek:

    You are happily invited to take part in an 11-day trek to Goechala to watch the mighty Kanchenjunga closer to your eyes alongside the best Himalayan peaks in the region. The trek begins with your arrival at Bagdogra Airport or NJP railway station. Yuksom is where you will stay on the first night and from there, the exciting trek to Goechala commences. Teesta River and the uphill drive to cross a bridge in Legship will be an irreplaceable act of happiness. Yuksom to Sachen covering Rathong River, Paha Khola Bridge and lush green forests will be the most happening route of the trek until you reach Tshoka that is undoubtedly beautiful with the presence of Prek Chu River, Viburnum Plantations and many more scenic visuals.

    Tshokha to Phedang will take you to experience the cuddling features of thick rhododendron forests whereas Dzongri will be offering you the best views of Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Kanchenjunga and Pandim which are the towering peaks in the Himalayas. Thangshing would be waiting for you with multiple prayer flags, chortens, and the abnormally beautiful views of the Pandim Peak along with the gushing sounds of Prek Chu River. Climbing uphill through the moraines, to reach the Samiti Lake and the Zemathang Plateau which are the gateways to Goechala. Capture all the possible moments overwhelmingly beautified by the sights of Kanchenjunga and other major peaks touching the white clouds above and complete your trek on the 11th day after returning to Yuksom and from there to Bagdogra.

    The two major things you should do before the start of the trek are making an entry at the police station with submitting a photo identity proof copies and paying the permit fees at the forest check post. Also, the camera charges would be additional but you can get this done with the help of your trek leader by paying the amount.

    Quick Facts:

    Trekking Distance: 90 Km

    Maximum Altitude: 16,200ft

    Temperature Range:

    • April – June: 15 to 22 Degrees (Days); -1 to 7 Degrees (Nights)
    • September – Nov: 10 to 15 Degrees (Days); -5 to 5 Degrees (Nights)

    Difficulty Level: Difficult

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Sankri

    Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest railway station, which is 150 km away from Yuksom

    Airport: Bagdogra Airport which is 170 Kms from Yuksom

    Base Camp: Yuksom (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)

    ATM: Jorethong which is one the way Yuksom thas the last ATM point before your trek begins.

  • 05Trek to Sandakphu, 2017

    Trek to Sandakphu, 2017
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    • Saptarshi Roy
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      Saptarshi Roy

    Fixed departure dates for join a group are 

    October 22,29
    November 5,12,19,26
    December 3,10,17,24,31

    About the Destination:

    Located at an altitude of 11,941ft in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Sandakphu trek is popularly known as a ‘Trekkers Wonderland’. It is the highest region of West Bengal. This 6-day long trek takes you through the journey of Sandakphu through different picturesque locations which are untamed until now. Not just this during your trek catch the glimpse of the Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu along with a diverse range of flora and fauna, contrasting views of snow-clad peaks and evergreen forests.  

    This trek is considered as the highest trek in West Bengal. The trek route to Sandakphu goes all along the Singalila range and therefore this is also known as Singalila trek. During the trek, you will not only see the famous peaks but also Three Sisters and few other peaks of Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan in one single stretch of snow. Soak in the beauty of the region as you continue your trek and watch the towering peaks touching the sky. The cluster of Kanchenjunga forms the upper body and is popular among the people as The Sleeping Buddha.  

    Your trek route lies along the border of India and Nepal. There is also the Singalila National Park where one can find a rare species like Red Panda and is a birder’s paradise. You will also find blooming Rhododendrons and Magnolia which will turn the forest with red, pink and white shades during spring and foliage hue during fall. The Sandakphu Trek is definitely the best trek you should try this season.


    About the Trek:

    Known as another of the beautiful Himalayan trek Sandakphu Trek is a must do the trek for the adventure seekers and nature lovers. This trek takes after the well known Singalila Ridge, an eye-catching goad of high ground that lies at the southern end of a long peak, which keeps running down from the Kanchendzongha massif and structures the outskirt between Sikkim and Nepal. You will start this fascinating trek from New Jalpaiguri and then reach Manebhanjan from where you will start your trek. 

    You will start trekking towards Tumling, on your second day which is one of the spectacular peaks of the Singalila Range. On your third day, you will trek to Kalipokhri covering a distance of around 9 km in 5 hours and the pass the Singalila National Park. On your fourth day, you will come across the amazing sight of the Sandakphu Peak, Mt Khanchendzonga, and Mt Everest. Standing tall these peaks will beckon you to stare at it for long. Get a chance to witness the majestic sunrise while during your trek.

    On your fifth day, you will start your descending trek from Sandakphu to Srikhola. Keep admiring the beauty of the whole place as you continue trekking. You will also come across the spectacular panoramic views of Nepal Himalayas including Kanchendzongha range, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Janu, Chamlang, Baruntse and a host of Sikkim peaks all seen in one stretch. The awesome stroll along the edge is perfect for the learners/beginners, who need to investigate Darjeeling/Sikkim Himalayas. Your trek to Sandakphu will indeed be a lifetime experience.


    Sandakphu Trek Highlights:

    - Sandakphu Trek is one of the most beautiful treks which will take you through some of the most unknown and unexplored parts of Sikkim and Nepal.

    - During the trek you will come across the Mt Everest the snow peak which is said to bears bequest of the mythical stairway to heaven.

    - You will also have the chance to camp under the brilliant night sky and that too with a bonfire.

    - Pass through the small streams and witness the beauty of the whole region.

    - Stop for a while and meet the friendly locals of villages and learn about their day to day life.

    - Get a chance to witness the majestic sunrise on your fourth day.

    - You will also find blooming Rhododendrons and Magnolia which will turn the forest with red, pink and white shades during spring and foliage hue during fall.


    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: Day: 8°C-15°C and Night: -5°C-5°C

    Trekking Distance:  47km

    Maximum Altitude: 11,941ft

    Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

    Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Bagdogra Airport

    ATM: You can withdraw money at New Jalpaiguri (NJP)

  • 06Singalila Trek, Sikkim 2017

    Singalila Trek, Sikkim 2017
    • d17 Daysn16 Nights
    • lDarjeeling
    • NNNNN15 reviews
    • TAMU TOURS & TREKS
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      TAMU TOURS & TREKS

    About the Destination:

    Singalila Ridge Trek is one of the most admired as well as fascinating treks in India since it opens the gates to some of the mystic trails around Sikkim. Singalila is known for its strenuous routes and finally ends with an enchanting visit to Darjeeling, the Queen of Hills. Along with fun and excitement of trekking, this tour also provides some of the astounding views of the mighty Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga peaks. Some of the other lofty summits of the Himalayan Range can also be witnessed.

    Singalila Ridge Trek is a century old one with a narrow path going alone the Indo Nepal border cutting across the edges of rhododendron and other forests. It is one of the rarest spots in India where you will get the opportunity to watch different summit above 8000 meters. The Darjeeling Hills can offer you the best sightseeing moments as well along with the long stretches of tea plantations and monasteries on the borders of Tibet and India. Also, the cascading rivers and lush greenery add more charm to the beautiful trekking trails resulting in the extravagant appearance of Singalila ridge.

    About the Trek:

    With hundreds of admirers, Singalila Ridge trek becomes more enthusiastic every year and you are also invited to be a part of the amazing trek this year. A 17 day long Singalila trekking package comes to pick you up to be at the beautiful region in Sikkim and explore the world’s highest peaks with complete excitement. Arrive at Bagdogra airport to begin with this long energetic trek. Hit the tranquilizing trails going through Pelling, Uttarey, Chiwa Bhanjyang, Dhor, Pare Megu, Lam Pokhari, Gomathang, Tikip Chu, Dzongri, Lamuney, Goecha La and Thangshing. All the routes are dominated by dense forest ranges, wild flowers, open meadows, summit views from the distance and many more steep climbs to reach each destination.

    This long Singalila Ridge trekking package has everything to make you surprised from the first day onward. It ranges from the quaint villages in Sikkim and Nepal border to the wonderful sights of the Everest as well. Some days are completely dedicated to great heights which are accessible after shedding so much sweat. The routes will be not friendly many times and you will need to negotiate in a perfect way. 

    Tshoka to Yuksom is the last stretch of the trek and at Yuksom, you are getting a free day to explore and enjoy watching many tourist attractions. After getting dropped at Bagdogra airport from Yuksom, you 17 day long trek comes to an end.


    Singalila Trek Highlights:

    - The highest peaks in the world located at a height of more than 8000 meters would be visible on this trek:  Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Kanchenjunga

    - You will be able to witness more than 20 peaks spreading across Sikkim and Nepal like Chomolhari, Narsing, Jupono, Goecha Peak, Forked Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kumbhakarna, Frey, Rathong, Koktang, South Kabru, North Kabru, Tenchenkhang, Pandim, Simvo and so on.

    - The beautiful rhododendron forest in the Himalayas will be your accompaniment throughout the route. From March to July, these forests will have the colorful flowers as well.

    - If you are lucky, you can spot some rare birds and animals on the way.

    - Exotic sunset and sunrise views as well as the golden chance to know the culture of Bhutan and Nepal along with Sikkim.

    Quick Facts:

    Maximum Altitude: 12,140ft

    Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

    Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal

  • 07Cultural Holiday to the land of Hidden paradise

    Cultural Holiday to the land of Hidden paradise
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lGangtok
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Dipankar Dey
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      Dipankar Dey
    • 23,750
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    About the Activity:

    • Have a good time in the most scenic places around Sikkim during this 12 day long sightseeing tour.
    • The major places you cover are Bagdogra, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Pelling, Yuksom and Darjeeling.
    • Sikkim being known for its clear mountain air, pristine landscapes and quaint monasteries, attracts a number of tourists year around.
    • Spot Siberian tigers and red pandas at the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, catch the sunrise over the Kanchenjunga Peak, visit Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom tour and Rumtek Monastery.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip. 
  • 08Grandeur of Eastern India- Darjeeling and Sikkim

    Grandeur of Eastern India- Darjeeling and Sikkim
    • d7 Daysn6 Nights
    • lDarjeeling
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Dipankar Dey
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      Dipankar Dey
    • 14,125
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    About the Activity:

    • Marvel at the scenic mountain peaks in Darjeeling during this 7 day tour that covers umpteen number of famous landmarks as well.
    • Darjeeling being the 'queen of hill stations' located amidst pristine foothills of the Himalayas; tea gardens enhances the reverberating beauty of the entire place.
    • During this tour, you will get ample time to get amused by the different attractions such as Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Rock Garden, Tea Gardens, Sunrise View, Ghoom Monastery, Mirik and Tsomgo Lakes, Evergreen Pine Forests etc.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
  • 09Triangle of the East

    Triangle of the East
    • d7 Daysn6 Nights
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    • Dipankar Dey
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      Dipankar Dey
    • 13,750
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    About the Activity:

    • Enjoy this 7 day tour of eastern India, that includes Kalimpong, Gangtok and Darjeeling which are called the 'triangle of the east' and witness the splendid serenity being uncovered.
    • On this tour, you will head to see Buddhist monasteries, enchanting hills, mountain peaks, exotic Orchid ursery, Tsomgo Lake, flower show, Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology etc.
    • Revel in the most relishing sights of amazing landscapes, explore the indigenous culture as well.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
  • 10Serene West Sikkim Experiences

    Serene West Sikkim Experiences
    • d7 Daysn6 Nights
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Dipankar Dey
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      Dipankar Dey
    • 15,000
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    About the Activity:

    • This 7 day package unveils a remarkable opportunity before you to swirl in serenity and tranquility in and around Sikkim.
    • Behold the mesmerizing view of Mt Kanchenjunga, tea estates, monasteries, hot spring, Rabdantse Ruins, waterfalls, Rock Garden and Khachoedpalri Lake during this elaborate tour.
    • Bon Monastery, Ralang Monastery, Borong Cha-Chu, Mt Pandim, Mt Sinialchu, Mt Kabru, Darap Valley, Rimbi Waterfalls etc are the major attractions you will get to witness.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the tour.
  • 11Silk Route Tour Package, Sikkim (Women Only)

    Silk Route Tour Package, Sikkim (Women Only)
    • d9 Daysn8 Nights
    • lBagdogra
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 8990749

    About the Destination:

    A wonderful scenic location, Sikkim is situated on the Himalayan foot hills and proves to be a dream place for the visitors! Its various attractions like picturesque surrounding, pristine ambience, azure lakes, magnificent Buddhist monasteries, Khanchendzonga-the third highest peak in the world, lush forests and snow clad peaks make it a true natural paradise.

    On the other hand the silk route of Sikkim, the once a noted part of the old trade network between India and China, has become a well-known destination today! Visiting this route not only pampers the visitors with some of the wonderful places of earth, but also offers a very unique lively experience through varied activities.

    About the Departure with Details:

    A trip to silk route is not only the tour of watching the Himalayas or the natural wonders of Sikkim. The trip will also introduce you with kayaking and canoeing or rafting on Teesta River, bird watching at Icchey Gaon, yak and pony rides.

    The hilltops, with their mesmeric appeal will make you wonder; the touch of the magical sunrise and sunset views will definitely make you lose yourself to the hands of the bewitching nature!

    Activities: Hang Gliding, Kayaking, Canoeing, Angling, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, River Rafting, Trekking

    Duration: 8N/9D

    Highest Altitude: 4500m

    Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

  • 12Rural Sikkim Tour

    Rural Sikkim Tour
    • d19 Daysn18 Nights
    • lKalimpong
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    • Sikkim home stay
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      Sikkim home stay

    18N/19D : Kalimpong - Neora Valley - Rinchenpong - Ravongla - Pelling - Gangtok –Darjeeling

    What will you do : Sightseeing, Exploration, Trekking

    What will you see : Monasteries, Museums, Mountains, Rivers, Zoo, Botanical Garden, Rock Garden

    This 19 days and 18 nights journey is one of the most enjoyable and insightful journeys that you can have in Sikkim and Darjeeling. This journey will take you to some of the most attractive and appealing places in the eastern regions of India. Unlike other travel itineraries with time constrictions, this trip allows you enough time to explore and understand both the destinations. From monasteries to museums, this journey will allow you to enjoy Sikkim and Darjeeling in a whole new and splendid way. From the beautiful mountains of Sikkim to the lush green tea estates of Darjeeling, this trip will give you a completely satisfying travel experience.

  • 13Singalila Ridge Trek 2017, Sikkim

    Singalila Ridge Trek 2017, Sikkim
    • d7 Daysn6 Nights
    • lDarjeeling
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      Code: 8032780

    About the Activity: 

    With Singalila ridge trek extravaganza, brace yourself for some of the most breath-taking sights of the Himalayas. You will be making your way to the lovely Singalila Ridge, the international border line of India and Nepal. Enjoy the trail amidst the bountiful Singalila National Park where you are greeted by an array of conifers, rhododendrons as well as orchids. The experience also gives you a feel of the diverse and rich culture of Tibetan, Mongolian, and Indians and immigrant Nepalese. The religion of Buddhism is highly prominent here.

    On the Singalila Ridge Trek, you will get to feast your eyes on Kanchenjunga, Everest and Lhotse. Kanchenjunga and its ringing ranges appear like somebody sleeping up-close and thus the sight is known as 'The Sleeping Buddha'. Singalila Ridge extends from one of the ridges that plunge from the lofty snows of Kanchenjunga. With a fine mix of adventure, culture and sightseeing, the experience makes for a memorable one.

    Altitude: 3636m



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    The gateway to the Eastern Himalayas, Sikkim boasts of picturesque landscapes and pristine atmosphere. Located below the majestic Khangchendzonga Peak, the world’s third highest peak, this tranquil destination is easily a heaven on earth. The Sikkim tour packages include visits to some of the most sought after tourist attractions and natural marvels located in Sikkim and its nearby regions.

    Sikkim offers a number of easy treks for the novice trekkers who do not possess much experience in the niche of trekking, but desire the thrill of trekking. These include the Dzongri Trek, Green Lake Trek, Khangchendzonga Trek, Sandakphu Trek, Yuksom Trek, Tosar Lake Trek, Goecha La Trek, Singalila Trek. On the way trekkers can also visit monasteries such as the Rumtek Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery and Phodong Monastery. Overall, the trek will remain imprinted on your mind for the sheer beauty of the cascading waterfalls and mountainous landscapes. Tourists can also indulge a little in everything ranging from rock climbing, Yak safari to archery and rafting


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Goecha La Trek

Goecha La is a high mountain pass in the Himalayan range. The trek starts at the sleepy little town of Yuksom in West Sikkim. The town is very pretty with lush green surroundings and a salubrious weather to go with it. You can shop for all supplies at Yuksom before beginning the trek as this is the only place where you will get to buy all your necessary items.

Furthermore, before trekking the Goecha La, you will have to do two things, first make an entry at the local police station and second pay the permit fees at the forest check post. Usually the agencies take care of all these hassles and you will not have to bother about them.


The first phase of the trek to Goecha La will take you from Yuksom to Sachen. Yuksom is situated at an altitude of 5,700 feet and Sachen is situated at an elevation of 7, 200 feet. The trekking trail passes through a route of immense natural beauty. You will come across lush green fields, valley of the Rathong River and thick forests. From Sachen you will need to climb ahead to Tshoka which is at an altitude of 9,650 feet.

This trek is quite enjoyable in the initial phase but becomes tryingly steep towards the later phase. On reaching Bakhim, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Yuksom valley. As you trek on ahead, you pass through Dzongri and Phedang. You will also be able to enjoy the beauty of some of the densest rhododendron forests in India and get a breathtaking view of the highest mountains in the Himalayan range. You will pass through the beautiful Samiti Lake which will mesmerise you with its sparkling blue waters.

The entire journey from Yuksom to Goecha La is a treat to the eyes. Despite being a test of physical stamina, the route is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful routes that you can come across while trekking in the Himalayas.

Best Season: September- November & March-April
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging
Max. Elevation: 5002 m
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