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In the Glimps of Kanchenzonga at Dzongri for 10 DAYS

6 days strenuous hiking at high elevation (max. 5,000 m') and some long drives
5 nights camping, rest nights’ hotels

Best Season to Trek: 20th March to 30th May and 20th September to 30th November.

Trek Itinerary:

DAY 1: Today from Bagdogra Airport, New Jalpaiguri Rail Station, Phuntsholing Bhutan Border or Bhadrapur Airport transfer to Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. Check in at Hotel at Gangtok leisure overnight.

DAY 2: Today after breakfast Visit the places around Gangtok. The places you will visit in sightseeing are as follows.

1. Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms or Government Institute of Cottage Industries – Established by Government to promote the manufacturing and selling of authentic and traditional arts and handicraft, handlooms and exquisite carpets, blankets and shawls in "Lepcha" weaves, furniture (Choksies), thankas, paintings, wooden decoration and bamboo products in authentic Sikkimese designs. Visiting Hours - Monday to Saturday from 9.30 Am. to 12.30 Pm. And 1.00Pm to 3.00 PM. Closed on Sundays, Second Saturdays and Government holidays.

2. Enchey Monastery - About 3 km from the centre of town, a small hermitage was built by lama Druptob Karpo (renowned for his power of flying) at this spot after he flew here from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim about more than 200 years ago. During the reign of Sidkeong Tulku, 1909-1910. The present monastery was built in the form of Chinese Pagoda. It follows Nyingmapa order. The annual puja is celebrated with religious masked dances on the 18h and 19th days of the 11 month of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar corresponding to the month of December.

3. Research Institute of Tibetology - The Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology is a world-renowned research centre for Tibetan Buddhism and is well stocked with rare books and manuscripts on Buddhism. Contains rare collection of antique like coins, statues, rosaries, antic documents, brass bells, dorjis, and thankas. Ti has a collection of almost 30,000 volumes on diverse subjects like astrology, philosophy, magic and religion. It conducts research in the fields of language and culture of Tibet. The foundation was laid in 1957 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in October 1958. It also has a number of religious art and craftwork as well as books for sale. It's vast wealth of Lepcha, Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts attracts scholars from all corners of the world. The institute is open from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM, Monday to Saturday and is closed on Sunday, Second Saturdays and on Government holidays.

4. Rumtek Monastery - It is about 24 km From Gangtok nested in a lovely landscape. The first monastery was built in 1717 At Rumtek by the then Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal, but was destroyed by the earthquake and aging. His Holiness the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa constructed the second monastery in 1960. It is the headquarters of the Kagyu-pa (Red Hat) sect of the Tibetan lamaistic Buddhism. It is an excellent replica of the original Kagyu headquarters at Tsurpu in Tibet. It houses some of the world's most unique art objects, ancient manuscripts and icons. Above the Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre is a hermitage where the monks go into complete seclusion for meditation for a period of three years. The important chaam (religious masked dance) is performed on the 10 th day of the 5th month of the Tibetan Calendar, and presence eight manifestations of the Guru Rimpoche. This is highly colourful and spectacular and draws many pilgrims and visitors. Prayers at about 0400 and 1800 hours.

5. Tashi View Point. Then in the evening free at leisure. Leisure overnight

Day 3: Today after breakfast transfer from Gangtok to Yuksom Village.
The distance from Gangtok to Yuksom Village is 135km and it will take 5 hours. Check in at Hotel at Yuksom Village. Then in the evening Some tips of trekking in Mt Kanchendzonga.

Day 4: Yoksum to Bakhim (2,790m)
We’ll get an early morning start when the traditional “bed tea”. After breakfast in Hotel, we’ll begin our hiking journey into Sikkim’s pristine wilderness. The hike today will last about six hours and pass through wooded hills of oaks, spruce, and giant magnolias and rhododendrons. We’ll break for lunch along the route, and then continue up the Ratong Valley, making a steep climb up to camp in Bakhim. The distance for the trek is 16km and it will take 5hours. Overnight in a forest bungalow or Camp.

DAY 5: Bakhim to Phedang (3,689m)
Today is the most challenging day of the trek as we gain altitude and the climbs are steep. After breakfast, we begin a moderate climb through yak- and sheep-grazing areas around Tshoka, a resettlement camp for Tibetan refugees and the last village encountered on the trek. This where we get our first close up view of Mount Pandim (6,693m). After Tshoka, the trail continues up through rhododendron forests to our lunch spot at Phedang (3,689m). After lunch, we will rest overnight at Phedang. The distance from Bakhim to Phedang is 10km and it will take 4hours. Overnight in Tents.

DAY 6: Phedang to Dzongri (4,031m)
Today the trail continues up through rhododendron forests. After breakfast at Phedang (3,689m) We trek up to Dzongri ( 4,031m ). The time taken from Phedang to Dzongri is 4hours and distance is 9km. Reach Dzongri by Lunch. Overnight atDzongri.

Day 7: Day hike to Gingay Dara (4,329m) for acclimatization.
If the weather looks good for viewing this morning, we’ll rise at dawn and hike up to a high overlook to watch the sun rise over Mt. Kanchenjunga and the Onglathang Valley. After breakfast we will take a day hike to Gingay Dara with its panoramic views of the Ratong Valley and Ratong Glacier as well as the snowy peaks of Koktang, Kabru, Frey and mountains to the south of the Kanchenjunga. We will also be able to see in the distance the H.M.I. Base Camp, the area designated for high altitude mountain training for students undergoing basic and advanced courses with the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. The hike to Gingay Dara is moderate, about four hour’s roundtrip. Night camp at Dzongri.

DAY 8: Dzongri – Phedang – Tshoka
Today trek back from Dzongri to Tshoka the Village which we passed on the way to Dzongri. Here we stay overnight. For our last dinner of the trek.

DAY 9: Tshoka to Yuksom Village.
Today after breakfast we trek back from Tshoka to Yuksom Village. We will have our lunch for the day at Shachen and after lunch trek to Yuksom. Check in at Hotel at Yuksom. Evening meet the camping crew for farewell. Leisure overnight.

DAY 10: Yuksom Village to Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong, Bhadrapur Airport Nepal, Bagdogra Airport, Phuntsholing or NJP Rail Station. With wonderful memories of your Trek.


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