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Trip Starting From: Jalpaiguri
About the Activity:
Arrive at New Jalpaiguri railway station in the morning.
The closest airport is Bagdogra Airport which is located about 16 km from NJP.
Meet your guides and start travelling to Yuksom.
After an 8 hour long journey, you would reach Yuksom, the most scenic town in West Sikkim.
Stay overnight in your hotel at Yuksom.
The trekking expedition starts today.
Begin the day after breakfast. Walk through the open field first and then enter the mesmerising valley nourished by the Rathong River.
Enjoy the relishing glimpses of the oak, conifer and bamboo forests on the way as well as the delicate fields of ferns and orchids.
Kanchenjunga National Park is situated here.
Just after Yuksom, you will come to meet Baktim situated on a ridge high above the confluence of the Rathong and Prek Rivers.
Sachen is the destination of yours today, it is perched on a height of about 7200 feet above seal level.
Once you reach Sachen, find your room in one of the numerous Log Huts and relax.
From Sachen, you would be trekking to Tshoka today that is at an altitude of 9650 feet.
A bit challenging the trails, continue the expedition through the bridge over the Perk River.
Have the sight of Prayer Flags arrayed at a distance. It symbolizes the beginning of Goecha La trails.
Proceed through the oak and Rhododendron forests, then come across Bakhim which has a rest house.
Take a break from trekking and relax here before you proceed to Tshoka. From Bakhim, it will take around 1 hour to reach Tshoka.
At Tshoka, you may see the lines of trekkers hut where you are going to stay overnight.
Head out to tame a steep climb today morning and you have to negotiate with the thick rhododendron forests everywhere around.
After almost half an hour, you will enter the trekking trails that change their features beautified with the paths of wooden logs.
Reach Phedang at 12000 feet height and a water body nearby will make the nature salubrious.
Have lunch and continue to Dzongri.
You are going to attain a height of 13000 feet with this trek.
Prepare to experience the changes your body is going to accommodate which are ubiquitous due to the thin air present here.
As you Dzongri, check-in to your tents and relax.
From Dzongri, take the steep to reach the top that may take another one hour.
The highest point of your trek is this where you will get the 180 degree panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga Range.
Start early around 04:00 am so that you will be able to reach the top to enjoy the first rays of the sun cutting through the seamless mountain peaks.
Head back to Dzongri base retracing paths covered earlier.
Only a 2 hour trek is today's target to reach Lamuney.
Walk past the extensive alpine meadow and scintillating sights.
Stay overnight at Lamuney.
Trek to Goecha La is blessed with the unlimited views of the massive East Ridge of Kanchenjunga above the Talung Glacier along with the reverberating views of the peaks near the upper Prek Valley.
Start early to reach the destination and watch the trail heads along the far side of the lake and through moraine before crossing a sandy section alongside the Onglakhing Glacier.
From there, the views of the valley becomes closer.
Goecha La is filled with a clutter of prayer flags and the amazing Kanchenjunga Peaks.
After exploring the surroundings much, trek back toward Lamuney and reach Kockchurang by evening.
Pitch your tents on the bank of the river or reside in the trekkers' hut.
Start trekking back to Tshoka via Phedang on the same route you came before.
The downhill walk would be comparatively easy yet tiring.
Stay overnight at Tshoka.
Proceed to Yuksom via Bhakim today and then to Sachen.
After 6 hours of journey, you will reach Sachen. Stay overnight there.
Get transferred to NJP to wind up the tour.
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