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11N/12D: Yuksom - Bakhim-Dzongri-Thangsing-Samiti Lake-Goechala-Samiti Lake-Thangsing-Bakhim-Yuksom

What will you see: Mt. Kanchenjunga, Samiti Lake, Zemathan Plateau, River Prekchu, Dzongri top, Tsoka village

What will you do: High altitude trekking in the beautiful environs of Sikkim, socialising with the local population, visits to extremely beautiful rhododendron forests, waterfalls and streams.

The state of Sikkim boasts of pristine beauty and a very calm and serene atmosphere. Apart from the Buddhist culture, the natural beauty of the state is the greatest attraction for tourists seeking peace and tranquillity. Sikkim also has a number of interesting and challenging trekking trails that have over the years become a favourite among experienced and amateur trekkers. In this journey, you will visit some of the most amazing places in the Himalayas and also witness some stunning sunrise and sun sets.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Yuksom to destination

    On the last day, you will be taken back to your destination from Yuksom. 

  • Day 2 - Yuksom to Bakhim ( 3005 m – 15 km by road)

    Trekking through dense forests, crossing River Prek-Chu

    The trekking journey starts early morning from Yuksom to the North. The trail passes through dense moss laden forests comprising oaks, spruce, chestnut trees, giant magnolias, rhododendrons, ferns and several varieties of colourful orchids. The Rathong River gorge lies alongside these forests. The trail passes through four bridges built across waterfalls such as the Churchill, Montogang and the Phakola and Chursey streams. Trekkers will be required to cross the Prek-Chu River and undertake a 70 degrees uphill journey to reach Bakhim.

    Overnight stay in Bakhim.

  • Day 3 - Rest at Bakhim

    On the third day, trekkers will be given a day at leisure to get acclimatised to the region and its surroundings.

  • Day 4 - Bakhim to Dzongri (4030 metres – 12 km by road)

    Visit to Bhutia village, visit to Deorali

    On the way from Bakhim to Dzongri, the trekking trail will pass through beautiful rhododendron forests and clusters of miniature pine trees. On the route, you will pass through Tsoka, which is the last tiny village of Bhutias. You will move northward after Tsoka and cross another stunning rhododendron forest to reach Phedang, situated at an altitude of 12,000 feet. This is followed by a steep uphill climb which will take to Deorali, which is a very popular view point. On moving further ahead and gaining more altitude, you reach Dzongri.

    Overnight stay in Dzongri.

  • Day 5 - Rest at Dzongri (4030 metres by road)

    Enjoy panoramic views of sun rise, watch the beauty of Mt Kanchenjunga and nearby peaks

    A day’s stay in Dzongri is absolutely necessary for getting acclimatised to the weather conditions of the region. Dzongri presents a mesmerising picture of the surroundings. You can trek early in the morning to watch a stupefying sun rise in the lap of the Mt Kanchenjunga. You can also enjoy panoramic views of the summits of Mount Kanchenjunga, Mt Kabru, Mt Ratong, Koktang, Pandim and Narsing. On the West, you can spot the Singalila range that separates India from Nepal.

  • Day 6 - Dzongri to Thansing (3900 metres – 08 km by road)

    Trekking through beautiful forests, visit to Mt Pandim

    On the sixth day, you will lose altitude and trek along the River Prek-Chu. The trail passes through beautiful meadows and valleys situated at the base of the Jopine peak. During this trek, the river Prekchu will accompany you along the path on the right, Mt Kabru and Pandim on the right and the Mt Kanchenjunga will serve as the backdrop. The trail will take you across a wooden bridge built on the River Prekchu and then you will ascend towards Thansing. From here you will return to Bakhim.

    Overnight stay in Bakhim.

  • Day 7 - Thansing to Samiti Lake (4300 metres – 08 km by road)

      Visit to Samiti Lake, Visit to Olathang

    The trail to the Samiti Lake passes through alpine meadows situated alongside a beautiful stream. The Samiti Lake is considered to be sacred by the local people. The lake is one of the highest fresh water lakes in the Himalayas. Olathang is situated at just an hour’s journey from Thansing and on reaching early morning, one can enjoy stunning views of the south face of the Mt. Kanchenjunga.

  • Day 8 - Samiti Lake to Goechala and back (5000 metres – 16 km by road)

    Trekking to Goechala, view of Mt Kanchenjunga

    The trek starts really early in the morning. The trail becomes steep gradually. The entire route passes through Zemathang plateau and the shadow of Pandim. You will arrive at a glacial lake after traversing for an hour from the Goechala Pass. From here you can enjoy the eastern face of Mt Kanchengjunga. Also, this is the highest and northern most point of the journey and is higher than any part in Europe. After this, you will trek back to Samiti Lake.

    Overnight stay in Samiti Lake.

  • Day 9 - Samiti Lake to Thansing  (8 Km by road)

    You will make an early start for Dzongri.

    Overnight stay in Dzongri.

Other Inclusions

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  • Accommodation in trekkers hut/Private Lodge with basic infrastructure.
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  • All food from Manaybhanjungto Manaybhanjung
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  • All entry /permit charges.
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  • One trek guide will be throughout the trek.

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