Once you arrive at Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station, you will meet your travel coordinator and then head towards Yuksom (150 kms – approx 6 hrs drive). Foreigners will need Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter Sikkim, which will be procured from Melli Check Post with the help of our travel coordinator. This procedure takes about half-an-hour.
You will reach Yuksom late in the evening and will stay the night. Dinner and accomodation is provided.
Altitude: 7,300 ft | Distance: 8 kms | Time: 5 hrs (approx)
After breakfast, start your trek through dense forests, with frequent ascent and descent. After an hours walk from Yuksom, you can see Tshokha.
Pass through the trek trail and lunch will be served enroute in the afternoon. There are adequate natural streams for water. Reach Saichen and rest. Accomodation will be set up in tents.
Altitude: 9,700 ft | Distance: 7 kms | Time: 5 hrs (approx)
Initially the walk is decent but suddenly after an hours walk or so, there is a steep ascent till the Bankhim Top. From here you can get a glimpse of Mt. Pandim. Tea will be served here.
After some rest, you get the trail lined with Alpine and Rhododendrons. Reach the campsite and lunch will be served here and have an overnight stay.
Altitude: 12,800 ft | Distance: 9 kms | Time: 7 hrs (approx)
The trail on this day is going be the best and will test the trekker within you. Initially the trail is rocky and then again it changes to a decent wooden trail. But this is just the half of it.
The second half of the day’s trail is a rocky zig-zag one till you reach the Dzongri medows. Once you get here, you’ll feel that the pain you have gone through is nothing in front of the beauty of the place.
Altitude: 13,600 ft | Distance: 5 kms | Time: 1 hr (approx)
Trek to Dzongri Top in the wee hours and spot the peaks like the Frey Peak, Kumbakarana, Kangchenddzonga, Jupono, Pandim, Simro, Rathong, Kabru South, Kabru North and Kabru Dome.
Altitude: 13,650 ft | Distance: 4 kms | Time: 2.5 hrs (approx)
After breakfast, start for the easiest day of the trek. The trail is almost 4 kms, which can be easily covered in about 2-3 hrs. After you reach the campsite, you can further trek till Samiti lake.
Altitude: 9,700 ft | Distance: 15 kms | Time: 7 hrs (approx)
Todays trail is a gradual ascent and descent in the Rhododendron forest. Start early by 8 am and reach Tshokha by 3 pm.
Altitude: 5,670 ft | Distance: 15 kms | Time: 6 hrs (approx)
The trail is a complete descent one and the same path which had been followed on day 2 and 3.
Altitude: 12,900 ft | Distance: 10 kms | Time: 6 hrs (approx)
Start the days walk through meadows and head to a slight descend to reach Kokcharang. Then start the walk to cross the Prekchu river. Once the river is passed, then start the ascent for around the next 2 kms to reach Thansing, which is the campsite for the night.
Altitude: 12,000 ft | Distance: 15 kms | Time: 9-10 hrs (approx)
Today is the longest day of the trek as you will have to cover all the view points.
Early morning at 3 am, start your trek to Goechela. The initial trail till Samiti lake is an easy one and you can cover it within an hour. Then with dawn breaking in, you have a steep ascent for about 2.5 hrs to reach the 1st view point.
After the breath taking views from here, there is a slow descent of an hour to reach the other view point from where the peaks are to be spotted. After enjoying breathtaking views of the peaks like Kabru South, Kabru North, Kabru Dome, Kangchendzonga, Gocha Jupno, Pandim and Simvo, trek back to Lamuney which is going to be a descent downhill. After lunch at campsite, trek back to Kokcharang.
Leave Yuksom early in the morning to reach NJP by 3 pm. The drive is of 150 kms and takes approx 8 hrs. Pack your backpack at night only, so you don’t have to be in rush before leaving for NJP / Airport.
If your drop is to the airport, then we will transfer you to Jorethang on day 10 in case of early flight.