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Trekking - Sikkim, Sacred Mountains

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: March - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2130 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2580 Euro (EUR)

A unique goal: hike up to the incredible belvedere that allows us to face the third highest mountain in the world, the Kangchenjunga (8585 mts / 28166 ft)! This majestic view of the sacred peak, located in India/Nepal border, is possible from Goecha La (4950 m / 16240 ft) in Sikkim, Himalaya, the Buddhist Indian state. It is an altitude trekking, with acclimatization, for true high mountain ambiance lovers, with the singularity of walking through magnolia and rhododendrons forest until about 4000 m / 13120 ft high.
-Lodging: Budget (camping, B&B or huts)
-Activity: Sporty (you like to ride or walk hard)
-8 walks: 2-8 hours / day
-Total climbing: 4665 m/ 15305 ft
-Max. climb in one day: 1270 m/ 4167 ft
-Max. altitude: 4950 m/ 16240 ft

Day 1: Delhi. Meeting point in Delhi. Transfer from the airport to your Hotel. Free day to visit Delhi. Dinner: free. Lodging: Delhi

Day 2: Delhi - Darjeeling. Morning transfer to the domestic flights airport. Flight from Delhi to Bagdora. Transfer from Bagdora airport to Darjeeling. Dinner and Overnight: in Darjeeling (Hotel 3/4*)

Day 3: Darjeeling Free day to visit the city and the local Buddhist temple. You can also have the pleasure to ride an historical train, visit the local museum or visit a tea plantation. Dinner and Overnight: in Darjeeling (Hotel 3/4*)

Day 4: Yuksom (1800 m / 5905 ft). Morning transfer to Yuksom (150 km | 4-6 hrs). Yuksom was the first capital of Sikkim, established in 1642 AD by its first king, Phuntsog Namgyal. On the way to Yuksom, we will have the chance to appreciate the landscape and stop for lunch. Dinner and overnight: in Yuksom (Hotel 3/4*)

Day 5: Yuksom |Tsokha (2900 m / 9514 ft) This is our first day of trekking, covering the distance between Yuksom and Tsokha (2900 m). Dinner and overnight: in the private hut at Tsokha .

Day 6: Tsokha | Phetang (3600 m / 11810 ft). Trekking from Tsokha to Phetang. Dinner and overnight: in camping site with tents at Phetang

Day 7: Phetang | Dzongri (3950 m / 12960 ft). Starting in Phetang will go all way up to 3950 m in Dzongri. Dinner and overnight: in camping site with tents at Dzongri.

Day 8: Dzongri | ThangShing (3950 m / 12960 ft). Early in the morning you can go for an optional trek to Dzongri Top (4350 m / 14270 ft), from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view. After the optional trek, we will go to ThangShing (3950 m). Dinner and overnight: in camping site with tents at ThangShing

Day 9: ThangShing | Lamini (4270 m / 14000 ft) Trekking from ThangShing to Samiti area (Lamini). Dinner and overnight: in camping site with tents.

Day 10: Lamini | Goecha La (4950 m / 16240 ft) | Thangshing (3950 m / 12960 ft) Tekking from Lamini to Goecha La (4950 m), where you can face the great Kangchenjunga with its 8585 m (28166 ft). From Goecha La, we will start our trek back to Thangshing (3950 m). Dinner and overnight: in camping site with tents at Thangshing .

Day 11: Thangshing | Tsokha (2900 m / 9515 ft) Trekking from Thangshing all the away down to Tsokha (2900 m), passing by Kokchurang and Phetang.
Dinner and overnight: in the private hut at Tsokha.

Day 12: Tsokha | Yuksom (1800 m / 5905 ft) Trekking from Tsokha to Yuksom (1800 m). Transfer to Pelling (2 hours). Dinner and overnight: in hotel (3/4*) at Pelling .

Day 13: Pelling (1860 m / 6100 ft)

Pelling’s serene environment and picturesque setting is perfect for nice nature walks and small treks. Our stay is brief but will give you the time to visit Pemayangtse Monastery. The Monastery is located in the top of the hill, less than a kilometer from Pelling. It is one of the oldest monasteries of the State. It was originally established by Lhatsun Chempo, one of the revered Lamas to have performed the consecration ceremony of the first Chogyal (Monarch) of Sikkim. The Monastery, located at an altitude of 2084 mts (6840 ft), commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, the surrounding hills and the countryside. Transfer to Gangtok (5h). Dinner and overnight: in Gangtok

Day 14: Gangtok - Delhi. Morning transfer to Bagdora airport. Flight from Bagdora to Delhi. Rest of the day free to visit Delhi. Dinner: free. Lodging: Delhi

Day 15: Delhi. Transfer to the airport. Flight departure.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Availability:
- March - April
- October - November
starting on Saturday.

Price for supported tour Includes:
- 14 nights accommodations
- 12 lunches and 12 dinners
- Entry fees in monuments
- Local guide
- Cook
- Tents
- Land Transfers
- GPS tracks
- Maps and documentation
- Company's t-shirt and water bottle
- Insurance
- All taxes.

- Guided tours include the same as supported tours, plus an European guide. (adds 450 Eur)

Price does not include: flights, 2 dinners and lunches, drinks, museum fees in Delhi, other not specified in “price includes”.

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