One of the best treks in Himalayas.
Snow white Majestic Himalayan Peaks soaring over 20,000 feet plus
Turquoise Coloured Lakes
Jungles with Coniferous, Magnoleas, Rhodendrons, Orchids, Bright Coloured Birds..
Has all the makings of Magical Life Time Experiences..
GeochaLa, Dzongri, Smiti Lake, Thangsing, Tshoka, Yuksam, Pelling..
(10 Days and 9 Nights)
Transport from Siliguri to Pelling (Return by Jeeps)
(Food during Siliguri to Pelling journey not included.)
Stay and Siteseeing at Pelling 2 Nights (Stay and Food)
1 Night Stay at Yuksam (Stay and Food)
7 Days of Trekking (Food/Camping/Permits/Guide/Camping Cost included)
Standard food (Standard menu)..
Anything not included in part of the program not included..
Fruit Juice, Airated Water, Bottled Water etc not include.
Non-Standard food item not include..
Un-utilised resources cost would not be refunded.
Any unplanned activity/stays and food at un-planned locations/ diversions due to act of Gods.. cost of the same is excluded..
Tentative planned schedule
Day 1 NJP to Yuksam
Day 2 of trek
Drive to Yuksam
(Yuksam 1785 mts / 5854 ft) to Tsokha (3000 mts / 9840 ft)
(14 kms/ 5 to 6 hours)
Tshoka is one of the ideal places to watch the sunrise over Mt. Pandim. Settlement is sparse but cultivation of various crops in summer is a common practice. This is your next night halt after Bakhim.
The trek trail gently follows uphill along the Rathong River gorge, through dense mixed jungle with magnolia, rhododendron, ferns and several varieties of orchids, brightly colored birds, and the occasional monkey. One hour trek should bring to a point where you cross the Paha Khola bridge, (1,733m./5,685ft.). There is a swimming spot by a waterfall for those who can dare the chill of cold water. Around couple of hour into trek you you can stop for a snack break by a bridge over stream. Passing by sweet smelling viburnum we cross the Prek Chu River and then ascend steeply for two or three hours to arrive at Bakhim. A little higher up is the picturesque Tibetan refugee settlement of Tshoka where we set up camp. This is a long trekking day and you should expect to be pretty tired by the time you arrive at the camp.
Day 3 of trek
Tsokha - Dzongri (4030 mts / 13218 ft)
(10 Kms/ 5 to 6 hours)
Dzongri is among the best trekking destinations not only in Sikkim but also in India. The Snow white peaks all around Dzongri are bound to keep you gazing with awe.The view from this place is like a paradise with patchwork of greens and gold streaked with blue - reminiscent of an abstract etching, framed by the majestic snowcapped peaks shining not very far away.
Snowfall is common around Dzongri especially during the winter months. The trekker should be well prepared to face the cold. The temperature may go below freezing point any time around the year.
Day 4 of trek
Dzongri - Thangsing (3800 mts / 12464 ft)
(10 Kms/ 4 to 5 hours)
Thangsing situated at the base of the Jopine peak at 3930m. Beautiful natural scenery can be seen all around.
Day 5 of trek
Thangsing - Samiti Lake (4500 mts/ 14660 ft)
(7 Kms / 3 to 4 hours)
Samiti Lake in Zemathang is beautifully enclosed on three sides by the Kanchanjunga, Pandim and Jopine peaks.
When the sun comes up, the lake really sparkles with its clear water. The myriad colors of the lake indicate either rocks on the bed or the depth of the bed itself. When it's cold, the surface of the lake freezes over. It had already freezed slightly at the edges forming a thin layer of transparent ice when I had reached there. You can also see the path of the inlet stream beneath the lake surface at the top left corner of the lake.
End-of-trip at Silliguri.
You may board O/N train to Kolkata or take a flight from Bagdogra..