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About Sikkim: Small but beautiful, Sikkim is situated in the eastern Himalayas. The state is spreader below the Mount Khanchendzonga (8534 mts), the third highest mountain in the world, and revered by the Sikkim’s as their protective deity. With an area of 7,300 sqkms and measuring approx. 114 kms from the north to south and 64 kms from east to west, the elevation ranges from 300 meters to over 8540 meters above sea level. Amidst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, lush valleys, fast flowing rivers, hills, Sikkim offers her visitors a rare and singular experience. Within a matter of hours one can move from the sub-tropical heat of the lower valleys to the cold of the rugged mountain slopes that reach up to the area of perpetual snow. The modern history of Sikkim begins from 1642 A.D. with the coronation of PhuntsogNamgyal as the first Chogyal or king of Sikkim in a tranquil pine covered hill in YuksomNorbugang in West Sikkim. The Namgyals were scions of the Mi-nyak House in Kham in Eastern Tibet. It is said that there were three brothers, chiefs of Kham Mi-nyak. A letter dropped from heaven directed the middle brother to go south towards Sikkim where his descendents were fated to rule. It was in Sakya that his eldest son single-handedly raised the pillars of the Sakya monastery and earned himself the sobriquet of ‘KhyeBumsa’( the strength of a lakh of men). KhyeBumsa also earned himself the hand of the daughter of the Sakya hierarch and settled in Chumbi Valley, which remained, for a long time, the epicenter of the later kingdom of Sikkim. TREKKING SEASON:- There are basically two trekking seasons in Goecha-la Kanchendzonga Trekking. Generally the first one begins in the middle of March and closes around first week of June. One has to be prepared for an occasional shower, which is very refreshing. The flowers in bloom compensate the summer haze. The second season begins around last week of September and goes on till December. The view during this period is excellent but it is quite cold and one may expect snowfall in certain regions. GENERAL INFORMATIONS CLOTHING:- As the trekking area ranges from 1870 m to 4960 m one has to carry clothes suitable for low tropical area to high mountain ranges like light woolen cloths i.e. sweater ,Tee-shirts, shorts or comfortable pants to heavy pull-over, wind cheater, woolen cap, gloves etc. A raincoat is a must as the weather in the higher altitudes is difficult to predict.2
Day 1 : BAGDOGRA TO YUKSAM
Open arrival at Bagdogra airport then transfer to Yuksam on arrival check inn to hotel over night at Yuksam
Day 2 : YUKSAM TO SYACHEN
Many travellers like to cover the whole distance from Yuksom to Tshoka in a single day, but the idea is insane as at the end of the trip body loses all its stamina. So you wisely break it up to two parts. The first one is your destination for your day – Sachen located at (2250 meters) above the sea level. Located at the Total Distance of 8 kilometre and can take 4 hours to reach Sachen from Yuksom and is a great place for nature lovers and solitude seekers.
Day 3 : SYACHEN-TSHOKA
another Day from Sachen to Tshoka is bid energizing as walking will be stiff up till Tshoka. Situated at 2900 meters above sea level. Tshoka offers government and private huts and stalls. View of Pandim and ranges are visible in the left of the Camping sites when the weather is clear.
Day 4 : TSHOKA TO DZONGRI
Dzongri at an altitude of 4,000 meters is about 10 kilometres away from Tshoka and can take 6 hours. It is a complete ascend to the higher altitude and some can develop signs of altitude sickness as one mounts higher. Believed to be in the middle of Dzongri and Tshoka, you will come to Phedang on the route to Dzongri at an altitude of 3,500 meters. When the weather is favourable on the left side it offers the view of Singalila Range, and on the right side it offers the view of Mt Pandim, Mt TenzingKhang, Mt Jophnu, and Oklathang Range etc.
Day 5 : DZONGRI REST DAY
Dzongri is a large cauldron, mostly meadows, surrounded in all directions by the mighty peaks of the Kanchenjunga range. Camp overnight at Dzongri. In every direction is a snow peak to be looked at and admired. In the morning after coffee or tea you can head up to Dzongri Top at 4:00 am to see the Sunrise and Breath-taking view of Mt, Khangchendzonga, Mt Pandim, and Mt Kabru north and South, Rathong Peak. After descending down have your breakfast and you can move your steps to Dzongrilla Pass at an altitude of 4,400 Meters. Which offers rear view of Rathong Peak, Frey Peak, and Kabru and so on.
Day 6 : DZONGRI TO THANGSING
Thangsing actually means a flat land and is at the distance of 9 kilometres from Dzongri at an altitude of 3,930 meters. It can take five hours from Dzongri to reach the trekkers hut. Thangsing even though it is lower in altitude than Dzongri it is colder as moister laden wind keeps blowing inside the Thangsing Valley. Sometimes Wind turn harsh especially in the afternoon in Thangsing and Lamuney area. Great towering view of Mt. Pandim, Jophnu, and TenzingKhang at the right side of the camp will awestruck your eyes.
Day 7 : THANGSING-LAMUNEY
Lamuney takes about 2 hours walk from Thangsing and Shortens the route to high altitude Goechela Trek. Located at distance of 4 kilometres. Enchanting Samiti Lake Take just 45 minutes climb from here. If you don’t feel tired you can climb up to the Lake which is on the way to Goechela but if you prefer to rest at Lamuney you can enjoy the sanctity of Lake the other day because you will be going through the side of the Lake to Goechela.
Day 8 : LAMUNEY-GOECHA-LA EXCURSION-THANGSING
Goechela view point comprises of three viewpoints. All the viewpoints are on the top of moraine. First view point takes about two and a half hour to reach from Lamuney campsite and is at the altitude of 4,700 meters. First view point is the base of Mt. Pandim (6,691 meters). When the weather is favourable first view point offers magical view of Goecha Peak, Mt Khangchendzonga, TenzingKhang, Jophnu etc. Further Second View Points at an altitude of 4,900 meters take two hours and it is very close to second view point. Green lake is just below the moraine of second view point and on the left side Goechela glacier can be seen. Last view point takes just half hour from here and is at the altitude of 5,000 meters. The day will be obviously difficult but the view it offers will soon dissolve all your tiredness. It will be the most memorable trek perhaps for the life time.
After descending down from Goechela View point to Lamuney campsite (can take more than 3 and a half hour). One has to descent down to Thangsing after Lunch.
Day 9 : THANGSING TO LAMPOKHARI
Route to Lampokhari divides from Thangsing. The trial to Lampokhari begins a midst of Rhododendron Bushes and vegetation becomes sparser because of very low temperature. There one encounters with three or four lakes on the route to Lampokhari Lake. The walk to Lampokhari is below locally named peak called Lama Lameny peak. The view of Singalila Range is amazing from the route. Further one hour walk from the lake will reach you to the Camping Site.
Day 10 : LAMPHOKHARI TO KASTURI ORAR
Route to Kasturi is bid difficult and proves worth an experience for adventure lover. It takes about 5 to 6 hours from Lamuney Camp Site. The walk will be in slopes of hills. Kasturi is located on hill top and the view it offers is sure to take your breath away a worth a walk!
Day 11 : KASTURI ORAR TO LABDANG-NAMCHI
The walk from Kasturi to Labdang is rapid descend and can take 5 to 6 hours. It is a complete wood walk and the dense forest is a home for variety of birds. You can hear the greeting of birds as you walk the path down. Labdang itself is a small Village and is well connected by roadways. On arrival meet our transport then transfer to Namchi South Sikkim
Day 12 : NAMCHI-BAGDOGRA
After breakfast check out then transfer to Bagdogra Airport
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Reviewed: Nov 16, 2018
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Reviewed: Oct 27, 2018
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