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This popular trek in Sikkim, is from Yuksam to Dzongri and onwards to Goecha La, and has superb views of Kanchenjanga. From Yuksam, the trail follows the Rathong Valley to Bakkhim and from here a steep ascent to the village of Tsokha. Above Tsokha the trail reaches Phedang. A further stage brings you to Dzongri (4020 M). From here the trail drops steeply down the river to Thangsing (3930 M). The final stop is at Samiti Lake from which an assault is made to Goecha La (4940 M) for the best views of Kanchenjanga. Dzongri is situated at an altitude of about 4020 M, in west Sikkim. It offers the trekker a most fascinating close-up view of Kanchenjanga and Mt. Pandim. To the west rises the long outline of the Kyangla ridge. Dzongri is trekker’s paradise. Goecha La is situated at an altitude of about 4940 M. Goecha La offers a mind catching sight of the mountains like Pandim, Kanchenjanga and the others. The trek to Goecha la really is getting out & getting trekked. There are only few trekkingroutes around the Kanchenjanga National Park that are open to visitors. The trek is traditional which follows a picturesque route past lush vegetation and wonderful mountain views until it reaches a high pass. The training courses of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute are conducted in these valleys and trekkers have passed through here for decades.Air Ticket Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc. Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc. Any meals/services not mentioned above Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc. Travel insurance
Day 1 : Delhi Arrive
Upon arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 : Delhi - Bagdogra - Gangtok
In the morning transfer to airport to catch a flight for Bagdogra. Upon arrival at Bagdogra met our representative and drive towards Gangtok. On arrival transfer into hotel. Evening sightseeing and acclamitisation. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 : Gangtok - Yuksam (135 kms/6-7 hrs)
Today we will drive to Yuksam. The base of our trek. Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse/tents.
Day 4 : Yuksam (1785 mts/5854 ft) – Tsokh
The trail from Yuksam starts at the local market and follows main road towards the north. The trail climbs gently out of the valley and hugs the right bank of the Ratong Chu River, which can be heard thundering through the gorge below. The trail crosses over four bridges to climb steeply towards north-west to the small settlement of Bakkhim. Continue for another 3 kms through forest of magnolia and rhododendron to reach Tsokha. On arrival set campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 : Tsokh - Dzongri
On this day the trail passes through the village of Tsokha and continues to climb north through the forest of rhododendron to the alp of Phedang (3650 m) taking around 3 hrs to complete the ascent. Continue further towards Dzongri. On arrival set campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6 : Rest Day & Acclimatise At Dzongri
The day is for rest and acclimatization. On this day one can savor views of the mountain peaks by climbing up to Dzongri Top. From here you get a panoramic view of Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678 m), Kanchenjanga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narsingh (5825 m). Towards the west, the Singalila Ridge, which separates Sikkim from Nepal, can be seen. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 7 : Dzongri - Tsokha (10 Kms/4-5 Hrs)
Start retracing steps descending towards Tsokha by going through a bypass route directly to Tsokha. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 8 : Tsokha - Yuksam (14 Kms/5-6 Hrs)
Retrace steps towards Yuksam on the final day of the trek. The going is easier as the path is mainly downhill. Dinner and overnight stay in guest house.
Day 9 : Yuksam - Darjeeling
In the morning after breakfast drive to Darjeeling. On arrival check in hotel. Evening free to explore the area. Overnight stay.
Day 10 : Darjeeling - Bagdogra (123 kms / 6-7 hrs)
Early morning drive to Bagdogra and take flight for onward destination.
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