images of hundreds of deities from Tibetan
Buddhist pantheon. Buddhism is an integral
thread in the life of the Sikkimese and
you are constantly reminded of it during
your travel. Lepchas were the first settlers
to settle in Sikkim, then came Bhutias from
Bhutan in the 15th century. In early 19th
century Nepalese occupied the large part
of the Sikkim. Thus you will be delighted
to find cultures in this small land.
the hill stations of India, Darjeeling has
had a checkered and curious history of its
own. Darjeeling, the home of the Everest
hero, late Tenzing Norgay is a typical and
picturesque hill town, cut into the steep
sides of the mountains, its terraced slops
providing stunning views of the mighty Kanchenjunga
range. The region is lush and tropical and
the drive up from the plains through soft
green tea garden up into forested heights
with their orchards and farms is a constant
are two fascinating and regarding treks-one
in Darjeeling and the other in Sikkim.
Special permission required for
trekking in Sikkim. Prescribed application
forms complete in triplicate with three
copies of the passport size photographs
must reach 6 weeks prior to the arrival
of the group in India.
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|Trek Package 1:
|Duration : 13 days
Best Season :April to May and September to
Nature of Trek : Easy
Highest Point : Sandakphu (3638 MTS)
an easy circular trek starting from Darjeeling
and ending at Darjeeling. Before starting
the trek you must rise before drawn and
watch sunrise on the fist and third highest
peak of the world, from Tiger Hill. As the
sun swings round the tips of Everest, Makalu,
Kanchenjunga the colours change from yellow
to orange or pink. This is one of the world's
great experiences. Start trekking through
Ghera-Tilchuni-Nabada Devi Base-Tilchuni-Bhog
Ghera-Deodi-Lata (trek ends)-Joshimath-Rishikesh-Delhi.
Situated in the eastern province of Garhwal
and Kumaon, Nanda Devi "the goddess
of joy" in the Hindu mythology, is
the highest (at 7818m) and most sacred of
all the peaks in the Indian Himalayan. Until
very recently the peaks and the valleys
of the adjacent Nanda Devi and Panch Chuli
massifs were off-limits to the foreign travellers.
However, with the opening up of the Gauri
Ganga valley, we have been able to put together
a fascinating itinerary in the Mountain
Nights/11 Days - Sandakphu, Pahlut and Ramman
( Singalila Trek)
Day 01 Fly to Bhadrapur
- drive - Arrival - Darjeeling.
Arrival Airport and drive to Darjeeling
( 2134m). Overnight hotel. Good 03 star
Hotel with Name.
Day 02: DarjeelingIn the
morning, sunrise view from Tiger's Hill
and in the afternoon, sightseeing of Ghoom
Moanstery, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
and Tibetan Self Help Center . Overnight
hotel. Good 03 star Hotel "B"
Day 03: Darjeeling to Tonglu.
Drive one and half hour to Manebhnajyang
and further vertical climb brings you to
Tonglu (2800m). Excellent view of Kanchenjunga.Overnight
at trekker's lodge. " B,L,D"
Day 04: Tonglu to Sandakphu.
Many ascents and descents characterize the
trek to Sandakphu (3750m).Sandakphu perhaps
offers the best simultaneous view of the
Everest and the Kanchenjunga ranges. Distance
16 km, 7 hours walking. Overnight trekkers
Day 05: Sandakphu to Phalut.
The trek to Phalut is comparatively easy
going as one does not encounter many ascents
and the trek is more or less flat on the
walking along the Singelila ridge. Phalut
is near the Tri-junction of Sikkim , Nepal
and West Bengal Overnight at trekkers lodge.
Day 06: Phalut to Rammam.
The trail plunges steeply into the Rammam
valley till the village of Gorkhey after
which it more or less flat land. Overnight
in Trekkers Hut. Distance 14 km and 5 hours
Day 07: Rammam to Rimbick.
The last day of your trek to Rimbick is
more or less flat with some descents and
meanders past meadows and small villages.
Rimbick is a small village with little market.
Tonight you will stay at a family home converted
Day 08: Rimbick to Darjeeling .Drive
3-4 hours to Darjeeling.
Good 03 star Hotel with Name of the Hotel"B"
Day 09 : Darjeeling- Gangtok. Drive
Picnic. Short walk the town. Over night
at capital city Gangtok. Good 03 star Hotel
with Name of the Hotel"B"
Day 10: Gangtok:
Early morning sunrise from Hanuman Top.
Full day sight seeing including Rumtek Monastery.
Evening drive to Tashi View Point for sunset
view of the majestic Mt. Kanchanjunga and
Mt. Siniolchu . A special Sikkim food festival.Over
night at Gangtok.Good 03 star Hotel with
Name of the Hotel "B"
Day 11: Gangtok- Departure
to Bagdogra Airport/NJP Railway Station
Bhadrapur / Kathmandu ‘’B”
|Trek Package 2:
|Duration : 15 days
Best Season :April to May and September to
Nature of Trek : Moderate
Highest Point : Gochala (4940 Mts)
Kanchendzonga National Park (KNP) is situated
in the North District of Sikkim, with total
area of 850 sq. kms. covering the highest
elevation range (1829 to 8585 metres) in
the country. The area of the park of spectacular
wilderness with one of the highest mountain
peaks towering above virtually undisturbed
forest cover. There are many glaciers in
the park area. amongst them the Zemu Glacier
is the longest and most awesome. The lofty
Mt. Kanchendzonga (8585 m) which literally
means 'Abode of Gods consisting of five
Treasure Houses' including the five peaks
are Narshing, Pandim, Simvo, Kabru and Siniolchu.
The most beautiful amongst these peaks are
Mt. Pandim, Mt. Narshing and Mt. Siniolchu
which lie in the park area. The topography
and the peaks along with the forest wilderness
in the park area forms the main attraction
of the KNP which attracts nature & adventure
lovers from all over the world. Among the
avifauna of the state which consists of
almost 550 species of birds many are to
be found in abundance in the KNP like Blood
Pheasants, Satyr Tragopan, Osprey, Himalayan
griffon, Lammergeier, snow pigeon, Impeyan
phesants, sunbirds & eagles.
|Goechala Trek Itinerary:
|Day 01:Gangtok –Pemayangtse
After breakfast transfer to Pemayangtse. On
arrival at Pemayangtse check in tourist Lodge
and local S/s. Alt. 2085m/ Distance - 112
/ 5 hrs drive
After breakfast visit the Pemayantse Monastery,
the second oldest monastery in Sikkim built
in 1705. Thereafter drive to Yuksom, the first
capital of Sikkim where the first king of
sikkim was consecrated in 1642 A.D. It is
set in loneliness and tranquility amidst the
beautiful backdrop. Short walks can be done
to flex and acclimatize.
Trek begins here. This trek takes you through
dense verdant Semi Tropical forest occassionaly
crossed by Crystal clear rivulets and cascading
water falls up to Praig Chu. After lunch a
steep climb for an hour brings you to Tsokha
- a small Tibetian hamlet from where the first
glimpse of the mountains can be seen. O/N
at trekkers huts/tents. Approx. Alt. 3050m
& Distance 16kms/6 hours
04:Tsokha -- Dzongri
A gradual up hill walk along a well-marked
track leads you through fascinating rhododendron
forests running riot with colours. Further
up hill from Phedang, Dzongri commands a panoramic
view of snow capped mountain peaks. O/N at
trekker’s huts/ tents. Alt. 4030m &
Dist. 9 kms/ 4 hrs
Day 05 : Dzongri
A full day will be spent at Dzongri. Venture
out in the cool environment where one can
relax. On a clear day one can see the fantastic
view of mountain peaks including that of Kanchanjungha
and Pandim. O/N at trekker’s huts/ tents.
Day 06:Dzongri – Thangsing
Trek from Dzongri across a distance of approximately
7 ½ kms leads through meadows and valleys
down the burrows leads into the most beautiful
valley of all; Thangsing, situated with forests
and rivulets which is surrounded on all sides
by massive mountains. O/N at trekker’s
huts/ tents. Alt. 3940 & Dist. 8 Kms/
Day 07:Thangsing -- Samithi
From Thangsing trek goes past the onlathang
valley, past several lakes and each step more
closer to Kanchenjunga. Overnight at Samithi
Lake. O/N at trekker’s huts/ tents.
Alt. 4500m & Dist. 3kms/ 1 ½ hrs
Day 08:Samithi – Goechla and
return to Thangshing
Optional; is the trek from Samithi to Goechala
which is the highest point of the trek- Alt.
5000 m (5 kms/ 2 hrs). The Kanchanjunga appears
right in front from here. Return trek to Thangsing.
Day 09:Thangsing – Tsokha
Return trek from Thangsing to Tsokha.It is
mostly downhill today and you are now fit
to cover the distance of the previous two
nights. Distance 17 kms/ 6 ½ hrs. O/N
at trekker’s huts/ tents.
Return trek to Yuksom. O/N at trekkers huts/tents.
Day 11:Yuksom – Gangtok/
Pemayangtse/ Darjeeling etc.
12: Gangtok -Departure
|Trek Package 3:
Green Lake Trek
to Green Lakes, the base camp of Mount Khanchendzonga
on the Zemu Galcier in
North Sikkim is a splendid walk with the
variety of flowers like rhododendrons, blue
poppies and primulas all in bloom. The mountain
views are fantastic with amphitheater of
peaks with Khangchendzonga at the head of
the valley. However, the Green lakes base
camp is more than 5000 metres and so proper
acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude
Day 01: Gangtok –Lachen (2700
This journey from Gangtok to Lachen is covered
by jeep along the North Sikkim highway and
takes about 6-7 hours
|Day 02: Lachen –
Jakthang (3300 m)
Following the main North Sikkim highway to
Thangu , we reach the junction of the Lachen
Chu and the Zemu Chu at Sema. After crossing
the Zemu Chu, we proceed westward up the Zemu
valley following a trail through the forest.
The path of rhododendron thickets and fallen
tree trunks leads to Lhonak chu before reaching
Jakthang, situated in a small meadow with
a broken herdsmen’s hut that makes a
convenient first nights halt.
03: Jakthang – Yabuk (3850 m)
From Jakthang, the path to Yabuk climbs thorugh
the forest and after three hours of steady
walking, we reach the snout of the Zemu Glacier.
We reach Yabuk by lunch time.
Day 04: Yabuk- Rest Camp (4500 m)Following
the glacier of the Zemu, the trail is mainly
over boulders and the Zemu chu rushes through
the glacier and as the valley opens up the
great peaks come into view. The Rest Camp
is situated right opposite Siniolchu and has
a fabulous view of one of the most beautiful
mountains in Sikkim. Along the trail blue
sheep is often sighted. Walk slowly as the
sir gets thinner and acclimatization becomes
Day 05: Rest Camp
– Greenlakes (5050 m)
The trail from Rest Camp climbs gently up
the valley for about three to four hours..
This is one of the finest walks with the Siniolchu,
Simvo, Twins and the Khangchendzonga are some
of the giants that dominate the horizon. Rest
at the camp, known as the Green Lake Plain,
the name being derived from a small tarn at
the eastern end where on clear morning the
reflection of the Khangchendzonga is seen
in the waters.
Day 06: Rest day
at the Green lakes.
Spend the day lazing in the sunshine watching
the peaks. The Zemu gap that links the Zemu
valley to the Talung valley is clearly seen
from the hill behind the camp with the magnificent
view of the Khangchendzonga as well
07: Green lakes to Yabuk
The return journey would be much quicker as
it is downhill.
Yabuk to Jakthang
Day 09: Jakthang
Day 10: Lachen