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North Sikkim Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Trek Highlights

The sky high peaks of the Kanchenjunga massif will fill you with awe and inspiration. This area is also famous for its exotic and rare flora and fauna. According to the famous British Explorer Freshfield, who visited this area in the late 19th century, this is heaven for botanists the world over. This trek also provides an opportunity to see some of the most inaccessible monasteries of the world which lies in the shadow of the mighty Kanchenjunga.

The original inhabitants of Sikkim were Lepchas, then came Bhotias from Tibet, who were followed by the Nepalese who settled there in large numbers and are now in a majority.

Col.N.Kumar who was the leader of the first ever successful Kanchenjunga expedition from Sikkim personally organizes this trek and sometimes accompanies the same.

Route Chart

Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Gangtok - Lachen - Tallen - Yakthang - Yabuk - Marko Polo Camp - Green Lake - Yakthang - Lachen - Gangtok - Kalimpong - Bagdogra - Delhi

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Delhi

Day 02: Delhi-Bagdogra-Darjeeling

  • Early morning transfer to Domestic Airport. Fly Delhi- Bagdogra. Transfer Bagdogra to Darjeeling (2134 MT). By road 93 Kms, 3hrs. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Darjeeling Sightseeing

  • Early morning sun rise tour to Tiger Hill. Later visit Gompas, Zoological Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Overnight in Hotel

Days 4 : Transfer Darjeeling to Gangtok (2320 MT) 98 Kms, 4 hrs drive

  • By road 98 Kms, 4 hrs drive through Teesta Bridge and enter Sikkim at Rang Po . now onwards you will go along the Teesta river, which drains the waters of entire Sikkim. Overnight in hotel.

Day 5 : Gangtok Sightseeing

  • Morning Excurtion to Rumtek Gompa. Afternoon visit Institute of Tibetology, Orridarium, Chorten, Gumpa Enchey. Overnight in hotel.

Day 6 : Transfer Gangtok to Lachen (2798 MT) 135 Kms, 6 hrs

  • On way pass through Mangan, and Singhik junction of Lachen and Lachung tributaries of Teesta.

Day 7 : Lachen

  • Visit Monasteries and village Lachen (The big village in local dialect). Overnight camp at Lachen.

Day 8 : Lachen to Tallen (3200 MT) 6 hrs

  • Trek along Zemu Chu, narrow path passing over rock slides, climb up and walk through thick forest, pass open grass field camp near fresh water stream medium trek.

Day 9 : Trek Tallen to Yakthang (3429 MT) : 3 hrs.

  • Cross rivulet, steep climb, descend and walk through swampy patches and thick forest. Camp at Yak thang. Strenuous Trek.

Day 10 : Trek Yakthang to Yabuk (3978 mt) 5 hrs

  • Trek through Poki and camp at Yabuk hard trek.

Day 11 : Yabuk - Marko Polo Camp

  • Trek upto Marko Polo camp and have an exotic view of Kanchenjunga, Zemu Glacier and other snow clad peaks. Overnight in camp.

Day 12: Green Lake

  • Walk up to Green lake, base of Kanchenjunga Expeditions and return to Marco Polo camp.

Day 13 : Green Lake - Yakthang

  • About 7 kms downstream cross Zemu-Chu for a good view of North Sikkim peaks. Camp at Yakthang.. Overnight in camp at Yakthang.

Day 14 : Yakthang - Lachen

  • Trek to Lachen 6 hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 15 : Lachen to Gangtok

  • Drive back to Gangtok on way visit the monasteries of Chung Thang and Phudong. Overnight in hotel.

Day 16 : Rest Day

  • Day FREE to explore Gangtok. Overnight in hotel

Day 17 : Trasfer Gangtok to Kalimpong (1640 Mts.)

  • Drive to by road 3 hrs 77 Kms. Overnight in hotel.

Day 18 : Kalimpong sightseeing

  • Morning visit Gumpa, Sandog, Peri and Tarpa Tsoling. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 19 : Kalimpong to Bagdogra Fly Delhi

  • Travel by road 80 kms, 3 hrs. Fly Bagdogra to Delhi.

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