Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Ravers Expedition|
|Event Location||Yuksom, Sikkim|
|Pickup Point||NJP railway station /Bagdogra Airport|
|Pickup Time||08 : 00 A.M|
|Things to Carry||NA|
|Itinerary||24th Sep :
Day 1 : NJP railway station /Bagdogra Airport to Yuksom .On arrival at Bagdogra Airport .Our representative will assist you and transfer you to Yuksum .check in at Hotel and over Nights stay at Yuksum.
25th Sep :
Day 2 : Yuksum Acclimatization.
After breakfast start preparation for Trekking and allotted equipments & guidance. Evening Leisure .over nights at Yuksum.
26th Sep :
Day 3 : Yuksom to Tshoka (3050 m / 4 kms/ 6 hrs) - B/L/D (camping/huts)
Today after breakfast we continue to walk to a refugee village of tshoka via bakhim. We cross a long old swinging bridge over Prek-Chu, it’s a steep climb of 70 degree uphill to Bakhim and we continue climbing steeply to the Tibetan Refugee settlement of Tsokha as we trek through pine and giant rhododendron forests. Here we also get our first view of Mt.Pandim (6780m) and Mt. Tenchinkhang which could be seen from all points of our trek. Tshoka itself is a small village consisting of about a dozen houses and monastery, inhabitated by the Tibetan refugees.
27th Sep :
Day 4 : Tsokha to Dzongri (4030 m /9 kms/ 5-6 hrs) - B/L/D (camping/huts)
Today we continue our uphill journey through temperate forest till Phedang (3550m), a large clearing in the forest with excellent views of the Kanchenjunga range of mountains. After lunch it’s a 40 min steep walk, as we reach the ridge’s top, Deorali Dara or Windy hill which one gets the awesome views of the Sikkim Mountains and its peaks. A nice leisurely hour walk through the rhododendron trees and juniper bushes before we reach Dzongri. O/N camping
28th Sep :
Day 5 : Dzongri – Acclimatization / Dzongrila 4300m (40 mins) - B/L/D (camping)
Rest day for acclimatization. Rise early at dawn, a 30-40 mins steep hike amidst thin air to Dabla Gang (Dzongri-la OR view point) to view the sunrise onKangchenjunga and the neighbouring peaks; Rathong 6683m; Kokthang 6150m; Kabru Dome 6604m and Forked Peak 6116m. Return to camp for breakfast. Free to explore, Day hike to Laxmi Pokhari or take a walk toward the Black peak for acclimatization from where we can see Frey’s peak and the Rathong valley. Return to camp site. O/N camping.
29th Sep :
Day 6 : Dzongri to Thangsing (3930m / 6 kms / 5-6 hrs) - B/L/D (camping)
The day’s walk starts with a short climb to a ridge followed by a rapid steep descend of 100m to Kockchurung and Prek river. Continue crossing some boulders and climb gently to the campsite of Thangsing for our lunch with view of Mt. Pandim and Mt. Kanchenjunga.. O/N camping.
30th Sep :
Day 7 : Thangsing to Lamune (4130m / 6 km / 4 hrs) - B/L/D (Camping)
A gentle 2-3 hrs walk to camp at Lamune. While the camp is set up, we take a walk to Samiti Lake, 4453m with Kanchenjunga looming ahead of us. The trail goes past stunted rhododendron bushes, azaleas and past a prayer wall before ascending a moraine path to a ridge from where you can look down at Samiti Pokhari (4200m) a beautiful and sacred lake surrounded by snow capped peaks Mt. Kanchandzonga, Mt. Pandim and Mt. Thenchinkhang. Return to camp for lunch. O/N camping. 1st Oct :
Day 8 : Lamune to Goechala (4940m /14km/5 hrs)/Thangsing (2 hrs) B/L/D (camping)
Early morning excursion to Goechala (pass), one walk along the moraine path by the side of Samiti lake to view the east face of Mt.Kanchendzonga bathed in the rays of the early sun. We cross the ½ km sandy plain known as Zemathang, footprints of Bluesheeps and other animals are common sighting. After 2 hours, we arrive at the 1st view point of Goechala and walk further 2 hours to 2nd view point to enjoy the close up views of Mt. It 8534m. Return to camp for late lunch and later walk to Thangshing campsite. O/N camping.
2nd Oct :
Day 9 Thangsing to Tsokha (3050m / 12km / 5 to7 hrs) - B/L/D (camping/huts)
After breakfast, trek back the same trail till Kockchurung, from where we take another trail via Phedang to Tshoka. Hot lunch at Phedang and continue to walk to Tshoka. O/N in private lodge.
3rd Oct :
Day 10: Tsokha to Yuksom 2250m - (hotel)
After breakfast trek back to Yuksom (4 to 5 hours).Hot Lunch on the half way or can ask for pack lunch to staff/cook
4th Oct :
Day 11 : Yuksum to Bogdogra Airport / railway station
1) High Altitude Trekking Permits/permission
2) Local English Speaking Guide
3) Experienced Local Cook
4) Local Porters
6) 2 Men /3 Man Tents / Huts
7) Kitchen & Dinning Tents
8) Sleeping Bags
10) National Park Fees And Permission
12) Tourism Fees And Permission
13) Environmental Fees
14) All Meals And Drinks Throughout The Trek
15) Basic Medicinal Kit
16) Pick Up And Drop From Bagdogra
1.Air Fare / Train Fare / Bus Fare
2.All Meals Other Than Those Specified In ‘Cost Includes’
3.Expenses Of Personal Nature
4.Any Other Items Not Mentioned In ‘Cost Includes’
|Instructions & Guidelines||NA|
Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal that is limited in the west by the Tamur River and in the east by the Teesta River. The Kangchenjunga Himal is located in eastern Nepal and Sikkim, India. The main peak of Kangchenjunga is the second highest mountain in Nepal after Mount Everest. Three of the five peaks – Main, Central and South – are on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal. Two peaks are in the Taplejung District, Nepal. Kangchenjunga Main is the highest mountain in India, and the easternmost of the mountains higher than 8,000 m (26,000 ft). It is called Five Treasures of Snow after its five high peaks, and has always been worshipped by the people of Darjeeling and Sikkim.