Sikkim: FACE TO FACE WITH MT. KANCHEN-D-ZUNGA


The region of Sikkim in the north-east of India evokes visions of the last Shangrila on earth. Cut off from the main stream of life for centuries. It has enabled the state to preserve its rich cultural and natural heritage from the impacts of modern civilization. This tour takes to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim from where one can get the first view of the mighty Kanchen D' Junga mountain, the third highest peak in the world at 8444 mtrs. In Sikkim we visit monasteries, handicraft emporiums, orchidariums and stroll in the quaint market places. The trek takes you to western sikkim where nature has best owed its grandest bounty in creating dense forest of rhondendron, magnolias pines oaks and bamboo. A short visit to Darjeeling the home of the finest tea in the world is also included to complete your itinerary in the region. The ideal season for this trek is between April/May and 1st October to 15th December. The Rhodendrons bloom during April/May.

Day 1
Arrive in Delhi
Program - Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Rest day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Delhi/ Bagdogra/ Gangtok
Transport - Fly/Drive
Program - In time transfer to airport to board flight for Bagdogra. Arrive and drive to the capital of Sikkim-Gangtok. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 3
Gangtok
Program - Day at leisure in Gangtok. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4
Gangtok/ Yuksom
Program: Morning drive to Yuksom. Arrive and check into hotel for overnight stay..

Day 5
Yuksom/ Tshoka
Transport - Trek
Program - After an early breakfast start trek to Tshoka 7-8 hrs. enroute hot lunch, evening arrive and camp at Tshoka rest house. Overnight.

Day 6
Tshoka/ Zamligaon / Tshoka
Transport - Trek
Program - Day return trek (7 hrs) to Zamligaon with packed lunch. In the evening back to camp for overnight stay.

Day 7
Tshoka/ D'Zongri
Transport - Trek
Program - Breakfast at camp. Start trek (5 hrs) to D'Zongri. Hot lunch enroute. Afternoon arrive D' Zongri and camp overnight stay.

Day 8
D'Zongri Chorithang D'Zongri
Transport - Trek
Program - Day return trek (7 hrs) to Chorithang with packed lunch. Evening back to D'Zongri for overnight stay.

Day 9
D' Zongri Thansing
Transport - Trek
Program - After breakfast trek to Thansing (4-5 hrs).Arrive and lunch. Evening free under the shadow of Mr. Pandim. Overnight in tents.

Day 10
Thansing Samiti lake
Transport - Trek
Program - Breakfast at Camp. Trek to Samiti (3-4 hrs.) arrive and hot lunch. After lunch free. Overnight at Camp.


Day 11
Samiti Goechcala Thansing
Transport - Trek
Program - After an early breakfast trek to Goechala pass. Arrive and explore the area. After packed lunch trek back to Thansing. Arrive and camp for overnight stay.

Day 12
Thansing Tshoka
Transport - Trek
Program - Trek back to Tshoka by the another way. Arrive and camp. Meals and overnight at camp.

Day 13
Yoksum Phemayangtse
Transport - Drive
Program - Breakfast at Camp. Drive to Phemayangte. Afternoon arrive and check in hotel. After lunch explore the area. Meals and overnight at hotel.

Day 14
Phemayangtse Darjeeling
Transport - Drive
Program - After breakfast drive to Darjeeling. Arrive and lunch. Supper and overnight at hotel.

Day 15
In Darjeeling
Transport - Drive/IC
Program - Two day free for your own activities. Overnight at hotel. (full board included).

Day 16
Darjeeling-Bagdogra-Delhi
Program - Morning drive to Bagdogra airport. Fly to Delhi. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17
Delhi
Program - Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18
Delhi/Agra Delhi
Program - Day trip to Agra by Shatabdi Express (dep. 0615/arr. 0830. Sightseeing of Taj Mahal and Agra fort. After lunch visit Fathepur Sikiri. Evening transfer to railway station to board train (dep. 2015/2230). Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 19
Delhi-out
Program - In time transfer to Int'l airport to board flight for onwards destination. 

END OF THE TOUR