Bagdogra/NJP – Darjeeling – Gangtok – Yuksum – Bakhim – Dzongri – Thangsing – Zemathang – Gochala Pass – Chowrithang – Zamlingaon
17 nights / 18 days
Day 01: Arrival at Bagdogra/NJP – Darjeeling
After you arrive at Bagdogra/NJP you would be provided assistance by our representative who would take you to Gangtok after a few hour’s drive. Your stay at a hotel at Gangtok would have been arranged for the night.
Day 2: Gangtok Sightseeing
The second day would be spent sightseeing in Tibet. After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you would be visiting the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology where you would completely acquaint yourself with Tibetan and Sikkim culture. A visit to Do Drul Chorten and Rumtek Monastery would follow with lunch at Marthan Resort. After the afternoon meals you would stopover at the Cottage industry and local markets till evening and finally, retire to the hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 3: Gangtok – Yuksum
The third-day tour would begin with breakfast at the Gangtok hotel which would be followed by approximately an eight-hour scenic drive to Yuksum town. After this adventurous & beautiful drive, you would retire to the hotel at Yuksum for the night.
Day 4: Yuksum – Bakhim
The healthy breakfast at the Yuksum hotel would gear you up for the adventurous activity during the day. You would go on a trek to Bakhim which is located at an altitude of about 3005 m and amidst it lap are beautiful alpine plants and the world-famous Orchids of Sikkim. A host of Himalayan fauna is found here along with rare varieties of birds and butterflies. The night would be spent under the open sky in tents.
Day 5: Bakhim – Dzongri
The trek would continue after breakfast to Dzongri which is located at an altitude of 4030 m. Dzongri is a steep 11 km climb ahead but it is worth sweating hard to get the spell bounding view of Kanchanjunga and other peaks from here. The innumerable and different shaded rhododendrons on the path are like an icing on the cake. The night would again be spent adventurously in the tents.
Day 6: Dzongri – Thangsing
After breakfast, the trek would carry on now to Thangsing. The 7 km trekking journey would end at Thangsing situated at the base of the Jopine peak. This trek would also be a visual treat for the picturesque mountains and flora. The day would be called off at the Thangsing base tents.
Day 7: Thangsing – Zemathang
The trekking expedition would continue after breakfast to Zemathang. One would have to ascend at an altitude of 4500m till Zemathang which is situated at the base of the Pandim peak. Here one would get a sight of the beautiful Samiti Lake enclosed on three sides by the Kanchanjunga. The night would be spent under the stars in tents.
Day 8: Zemathang – Gochala Pass – Zemathang
On day eight you would scale the highest destination Gochala Pass at an altitude of 4940 m. It is merely a 5 km climb from Zemathang but one has to descent from the pass on the same day for one can’t spend the night there. Thus the day would be called off at Zemathang where one would retire for the night in tents.
Day 9: Zemathang – Thangsing
The descent would continue on day nine after breakfast to Thangsing. Here you would again spend the night in tents.
Day 10: Thangsing – Dzongri.
After a hearty breakfast at the Thangsing camp, you would further trek down to the Dzongri camp where you would spend the night in tents.
Day 11: Dzongri – Chowrithang
The breakfast would be followed by a trek to Chowrithang which is situated on the Rot hang Glacier at an altitude of 4380m and is the base of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. It would be approximately an eight-hour trek after which one can view Frey’s peak, Kothane peak, Kabru peak and dome, Rothang peak, Bidhan Chandra peak. The night would be spent at tents in Chowrithang.
Day 12: Chowrithang
On day twelve you can completely relax and unwind after days of trekking and enjoy nature’s splurge to the fullest by spending the day amidst the mountains and staying at Chowrithang for the night.
Day 13: Chowrithang – Zamlingaon
The day would begin with a healthy breakfast at the tents followed by descending to Zamlingaon which would take approximately seven hours to cover this distance of 10 km. The night would be spent at Zamlingaon base in the tents.
Day 14: Zamlingaon – Bakhim
After breakfast at the camp, you would begin the downhill trek to Bakhim. This trek is going to be like a cakewalk and won’t be much tedious on the body, for you would be climbing down. This would be followed by an overnight stay at Bakhim in the tents.
Day 15: Bakhim – Yuksum
The breakfast at Bankhim camp would be followed by trek downhill till Yuksum. Here the adventure would be enhanced by arranging a bonfire and bar-be-que at the hotel in Yuksum.
Day 16: Yuksum – Darjeeling
The day would begin with breakfast at the hotel followed by a drive to Darjeeling. At Darjeeling, you would call it a day at your hotel.
Day 17: Darjeeling Sightseeing
At Darjeeling, you would first visit Tiger Hills early in the morning to view the sunrise and later go to Ghoom Monastery. After breakfast, you would go for the adventurous and fun toy train ride of Darjeeling. This would be followed by a jeep ride to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), the local zoo, and the Tibetan Refugee center. The late afternoon would be spent at Happy Valley Tea Estate. The day would be called off at the hotel where you would spend the night.
Day 18: Darjeeling – Bagdogra/NJP
After the last breakfast at Sikkim, you would leave for Bagdogra / NJP airport or railway station in time from where you would continue your journey to your hometown or place of domicile.