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  North India Tours >>North India With Trekking

Duration: 11 Days Tour
Places Covered: Delhi – Bagdogra – Darjeeling - Tsokha – Dzongri - Thangsing – Samiti Lake - Goecha La - Tsokha – Yuksam - Darjeeling – Bagdogra - Delhi
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Day 1 : Delhi – Bagdogra – Darjeeling
Morning Take flight from Delhi to Bagdogra. Meet our representative and drive towards Darjeeling. On arrival transfer into hotel. Evening sightseeing and acclamitisation. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 : Darjeeling – Yuksam [ 123 kms / 6-7 hrs]
Today we will drive to Yuksam. The base of our trek. Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse / tents.
Day 3 : Yuksam – Tsokha [ 14 kms / 5-6 hrs]
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 4 : Tsokha – Dzongri [ 10 kms / 5-6 hrs]
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 5 : Dzongri
The day is for rest and acclimatization. On this day one can savour 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 6 : Dzongri – Thangsing [ 10 kms / 4-5 hrs ]
The trail from Dzongri continues along the right bank of the river towards east. After cresting the hill the path drops into the valley and then crosses the bridge over the Prek Chu River. It’s an hour climb from the bridge to Thangsing (3800 m) located on the slopes of Mt Pandim. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 7 : Thangsing – Samiti Lake [ 7 km / 3-4 hrs ]
The trail from Thangsing climbs gently north and follows a stream and alpine meadows. About an hour above Thangsing we reach Onglathang from where the superb view of the south face of Kanchenjanga can be seen. In order to capture clear views one has to reach Onglathang early. The trail then skirts through a series of glacial moraines before crossing over meadows again, and arrives at the emerald lake at Samiti. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 8 : Samiti Lake – Goecha La – Samiti Lake [1 2 kms / 6-7 hrs]
The climb to Goecha La begins with a gentle gradient eastwards for about half an hour and then later the steep ascent starts. The trail follows the glacial moraine north-east and then drops to a dry lake at Zemathang. A tough scramble over rocks and boulders with a rise of 400 meters will bring us on the top of the pass. The pass is formed due to the depression between Pandim and the Kabru spurs. It over looks the Talung Valley and commands a very impressive view of the south faces of Kanchenjanga. Afternoon return to the Samiti Lake. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 9 : Samiti Lake – Tsokha (14 kms/6-7 hrs)
Start retracing steps towards Thangsing will take about couple of hours or so. From Thangsing follow the trail to Kokchorung (3800 m) which is a good camping site. Continue descending towards Tsokha by going through a bypass route directly to Tsokha. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 10 : Tsokha – Yuksam - Darjeeling [ 123 kms 6-7 hrs]
Retrace steps towards Yuksam on the final day of the trek. The going is easier as the path is mainly downhill. From here drive to Darjeeling. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 11 : Darjeeling – Bagdogra - Delhi Dept.
Early morning drive to Bagdogra and take flight for New Delhi. On arrival transfer to international airport to board your flight for next destination.
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