This popular trek in Sikkim and framed for superb mountain views, a floral spectacle in summer, birds and views of pristine forests. Trek passes through the Kanchendzonga Bio-Sphere Reserve Forests and special trekking permits with fee are paid. This package gives complete travels in the mountains with visits to MONASTERIES and also be able to meet the local people and know their lifestyles from close.
You will be greeting on arrival by DFC Tours representative and will be transfered to your hotel. (Hotel B&B)
Arrive Bagdogra Airport and drive to Darjeeling city, charming 4-hour journey, through Assam tea plantations and tiny villages takes us to Darjeeling. Built on top of a ridge, Darjeeling faces the Himalaya and is a popular destination for Westerners and Bengalis alike. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Darjeeling city tour - We will take an early trip to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise. Afterwards we visit the famous Ghoom monastery that enshrines an image of the Maitreya Buddha (the coming Buddha). Later Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Tour and tea plantations. Time permitting you can enjoy a heritage train ride on Darjeeling Toy Train. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Manay Bhanjang to Gonglu Trek - Early morning drive from Darjeeling to Manay Bhanjang. The trail overlooks the Bengali plain south, and we have tantalising glimpses of Mount Kanchenjunga ahead, as we zigzag through rhododendrons.
Tonglu to Garibas Trek - We take a mossy paved path, that snakes through a succession of forests and hamlets, giving way, from time to time, to spectacular mountain sceneries.
Garibas to Sandakphu Trek - We steadily climb to join the ridge trail towards Kalpokhari. Afterwards we start a long and steep climb onto the Singalila ridge that leads us to Sandakphu. A remarkable 360 ° view from the top
Sandakphu to Phalut Trek - We walk to a prominent viewpoint for the magnificent sunrise over the Kanchenjunga, Jannu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyo. Throughout the day, there are ever-changing views: yak herds, silvery pine forests, tiny lakes ringed with grass, and the snow-capped Himalayan range in the background
Phalut to Raman Trek - A pleasant descent through the woods takes us to Gorkhey (2500m) then we climb up towards Raman.
Raman to Rimbik Trek - We pass through numerous villages and cross the Sri Khola over a remarkable suspension bridge
Morning after breakfast board your waiting jeep and drive to Pelliing. Arrive and check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Morning first tour of Pemayangtse monastery. Perched at 2800m, it is one of the oldest and most impressive gompas in Sikkim. Latr leave for Yuksum. Arrive and check into the hotel. Rest of the time at leisure for self exploration. Overnight at the hotel.
Yuksam to Tsoska Trek - The trail leads up the Rathong valley, through thick, semi-tropical forests. Afterwards a steep climb takes us to the tiny Tibetan village of Tsoska. The landscape has now changed into pine, rhododendron and magnolia forests. We get excellent views of the entire Himalayan range and Kanchenjunga.
Tsoska to Dzongri Trek - A steep trail zigzags up through temperate forest and large clusters of rhododendrons, to the vast clearing of Phedang. During April and May, the spectacle is gorgeous, as the land becomes a mass of flowers (400 species have been listed so far). After 300m, we follow the ridge to Dzongri, a pasture area for Yuksam yaks from April to October.
Dzongri to Thangshing Trek - We descend through rhododendron forest towards the the glacial Prek river. We establish our campsite on the grassy pastures of Thangshing. The southern ridge of Kanchenjunga and the Onglakhing glacier are visible directly ahead and there are close-up views of Pandim
Thangshing to Samity Lake Trek - A pleasant walk below the west side of Pandim, through dwarf azaleas and rhododendrons to Zemathang. We take our first footsteps on the Onglakhing glacier, and climb up to the shores of the Samity lake, reputed to be the sacred source of the Prek river. Ringed by prayer flags, the lake reflects Forked Peak, Kabru North, Gocha Peak and other snow-capped peaks
Samity Lake to Gocha La to Thansing Trek - We have to leave quite early this morning, as fog and clouds descend on the pass shortly after sunrise. The track to Gocha La climbs steeply through moraines. From the pass, ringed with colorful prayer flags, we can see Kanchenjunga and beyond that, the Talung glacier.
Thangshing to Lam Pokhari trek - After a steep descent, we climb through alpine areas and pass by tiny lakes
Labdang to Tashiding Trek - An easy walk, in an atmosphere becoming more humid and heavier as we descend
We visit the Tashiding monastery, one of the most isolated in Sikkim, perched on the top of a hill set between two rivers.
En route we visit Rumtek monastery, reputed for its religious Tibetan art. Visitors are welcome to attend prayers. Afternoon at leisure in Gangtok
Fly to Delhi from Bagdogra Airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Full day free to relax from long trek and independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Optional take a day trip to Agra - Taj Mahal.
Transfer to airport in time to board homebound flight.