Heven in Himalaya
Duration of Tour : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination Covered : Yuksom - Tshoka - Dzongri - Tshoka - Yuksom
Day 01: Yuksom
Day 02: Yuksom - Tsoka
Arrival at Yuksom (5840 Ft / 1780 Mts), the historical capital of Sikkim. The drive takes you through quaint villages steep valleys and green hills. Yuksom is rich in history and tradition, as it was here that the first Chogyal of Sikkim was consecrated by the three Lamas. Overnight at Hotel.
Following an early morning start, you trek for three hours through lush green meadows and cross four mountain streams. Henceforth, the trek is a continuous uphill path lined with conifers and is virtually carpeted with a bed of leaves to leach Bakhim (9000 Ft / 2744 Mts), - a hill village. Tsoka (10000 Ft / 3049 Mts, 17Kms / 7 Hrs), is a slightly larger settlement with a few houses, a monastery and is the last village on the route. You spend the night at Tsoka. Overnight at Trekkers Hut / Tent.
Day 03: Tsoka - Dzongri
The vegetation changes to stunted bushes of rhododendrons and miniature pine trees resembling bonsais as you gain altitude with every step to reach Dzongri (13218 Ft / 4030 mts, 10 Kms 5 Hrs). Overnight at Trekkers Hut / Tent.
Day 04: Rest at Dzongri
Dzongri is picture of solitude surrounded by hills and mountains on all sides. The mountain fortress has no settlements except for two trekker's huts. An early morning trek at around 4.30 am to Dzongri top which at 14002 ft / 4269 mts is higher than most mountain peaks in Europe, presents yet another view of the Kanchenjunga along with other ranges basking in the glory of the rising sun. We return to the campsite and spend the day to acclimatize. Overnight at Trekkers Hut / Tent.
Day 05: Dzongri - Tsoka
Repeat your trek to Tsoka through down hill. Overnight at Trekkers Hut / Tent.
Day 01: Arrival Manybhanjang
Drive along the track of the famous Toy Train on an interesting and eye-catching route, viewing hillsides and valleys dotted with tea gardens, waterfalls and little towns of Kurseong, Sonada and Ghoom. Ghoom, at 2440 mtrs, boasts one of the highest railway stations in the world. From here we go to Manybhanjang (7000 Ft / 2134 mts), it is a small village inhabited by Buddhist Sherpas. Upon arrival, you can relax or explore the town. Overnight at Trekkers Hut.
Day 02: Manybhanjang - Tumling
Wake up to your first day of trekking. From Manybhanjang to Tumling (9742 Ft / 2970 mts, 11 Kms 5 Hrs walk), walk ranging from the moderate to the tough. You will pass through dense forests in which bloom exotic wild flowers. Look for exotic orchids on top of tall trees or on mossy rock ledges. Tumling provides a gorgeous view of the majestic Kanchenjunga on one side and the towns of Darjeeling & Kurseong dotting the landscape on the other. Overnight at Trekkers Hut.
Day 03: Tumling - Kalipokhri
After an early breakfast, we leave Tumling for Kalipokhri (10450 Ft / 3186 mts, 14 Kms 5 Hrs walk), walking along the ridge through bamboo glades, farm lands and the village of Gairibas. Kalipokhri has dark Crystal Lake surrounded by large pine trees. Overnight at Trekkers Hut.
Day 04: Kalipokhri - Sandakphu
After breakfast walk of 04 kms is Bhikeybhanj at 3060 mtrs. The steep ascent to Sandakphu (11926 Ft / 3636 mts, 7 Kms 4 Hrs walk), is dotted with rhododendrons growing in wild abandon. Sandakphu is the highest point in the Singalila range and offers an imposing view of some of the highest mountains in the world- Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, & Lhotse- all above 8000 mtrs. Overnight at Trekkers Hut.
Day 05: Sandakphu - Phalut
You leave Sandakphu for Phalut (11808 Ft / 3600 mts, 21 Kms 7 Hrs walk) in the morning. Phalut is located at the junction of Nepal, Sikkim & West Bengal. Your walk will, to some extent, be downhill. Overnight at Trekkers Hut.
Day 06: Phalut - Gorkhay
Today you Trek from Phalut to Gorkhey (6888 Ft / 2100 mts, 15 Kms 4 Hrs walk). Today trek will be down hill. Overnight at Trekkers Hut.
Day 07: Gorkhay - Rimbik
You traverse rugged terrain before coming to the spectacularly picturesque village of Samanden, better known as "The Lost Valley". The well-terraced flat land with green vegetation is in complete contrast to the bright yellow flowers of the mustard plants, which dot the landscape. From Samanden, first half of your trek to Rimbik (6888 Ft / 2100 mts, 23 Kms 7 Hrs walk) is through forests where a variety of orchids and wild flowers are found. You can catch a glimpse of some species of rare & exotic birds. The aroma of thukpas, momos, & other exotic Tibetan dishes welcome you in Rimbik- a small town. You call it a day at Rimbik. Overnight at Trekkers Hut.
Day 08: Leave Rimbik
After breakfast, transfer to the point for your onward connection.