Sikkim Dzongri Trek
Updated - 01Apr
Book by 20Apr, and pay ONLY $2,350
10-21May 12D Nepal & Bhutan
Grading - Easy / Moderate
Duration - 10 Days,
Trek - 4D3N
Accommodation - 7 Nights Hotel, 3 Nights Camping
About Darjeeling: Nestled between the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling fondly called "Queen of the Hills" provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature. This is the land of the muscatel flavored Darjeeling tea revered by connoisseurs across the globe. This is the land of the world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway where the century old miniature steam engine still chugs uphill vying for space with the fast disappearing Land Rovers.
"The one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once-by even a glimpse would not give that glimpse for the shows of the rest of the world combined" - Mark Twain.
"Flowers are everywhere. The days are cold and the sun almost seems to play hide and seek with us". - Rabindranath Tagore.
About Sikkim: Small but beautiful, Sikkim is situated in the eastern Himalayas. The state is spreaded below the Mount Khanchendzonga (8534 mts), the third highest mountain in the world, and revered by the Sikkimese as their protective deity. With an area of 7,300 sq kms and measuring approx. 114 kms from the north to south and 64 kms from east to west, the elevation ranges from 300 meters to over 8540 meters above sea level. Amidst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, lush valleys, fast flowing rivers, hills, Sikkim offers her visitors a rare and singular experience. Within a matter of hours one can move from the sub tropical heat of the lower valleys to the cold of the rugged mountain slopes that reach up to the area of perpetual snow.
The modern history of Sikkim begins from 1642 A.D. with the coronation of Phuntsog Namgyal as the first Chogyal or king of Sikkim in a tranquil pine covered hill in Yuksom Norbugang in West Sikkim.The Namgyals were scions of the Mi-nyak House in Kham in Eastern Tibet. It is said that there were three brothers, chiefs of Kham Mi-nyak. A letter dropped from heaven directed the middle brother to go south towards Sikkim where his descendents were fated to rule. It was in Sakya that his eldest son single-handedly raised the pillars of the Sakya monastery and earned himself the sobriquet of 'Khye Bumsa'( the strength of a lakh of men). Khye Bumsa also earned himself the hand of the daughter of the Sakya hierarch and settled in Chumbi Valley, which remained, for a long time, the epicenter of the later kingdom of Sikkim.
Bottled Water and Drinks: Every day 1000 ml of bottled water is provided by your throughout your stay in towns and boiled water during trekking. We request all our guests to use bottled/boiled water especially when brushing teeth to make sure they stay healthy during their stay in India. Beside bottled water all other drinks provided includes all the drinks provided during breakfast at your hotel. Extra soft or hard drinks, bottled water ordered in Restaurants or at your hotel are not included in the cost and need to be paid by the guest.
I T I N E R A R Y
10 Sep: Arrive Kolkata
Arrive Kolkata airport. On arrival met by our representative and transfer to Hotel.
11 Sep: Fly to Bagdogra and drive to Darjeeling.
After breakfast, transfer to airport to board on your domestic flight to Bagdogra. On arrival meet and greet by your Odyssey Manager and start your journey through picturesque tea gardens to the world renowned hill station, Darjeeling. Perched on an altitude of 2134m,
Darjeeling is set amidst a majestic backdrop of the great
Himalayan (3rd highest
peak in the world at 8586m) and is regarded as the Queen of East India. After
dinner, free at leisure to visit the local bazaar. peak of
12 Sep: Darjeeling
Depart hotel at about 4am for Tiger Hill (2585m) for sun rising view and a panoramic view of the spectacular snow-clad mountain peaks of the Himalayan Range. After which, back to hotel for your breakfast and then visit the Himalayan Zoological Park. The zoo serves as a breeding center for snow leopards and red pandas, as well as a home for mountain yaks, Himalayan black bears and Siberian Tigers. Visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, located within this zoo, which was founded in 1954 to commemorate history's first successful conquest of Mt. Everest in 1953 by 'Darjeeling's son', Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary. Then after, visit to the Ghoom Monastery, built in 1850 by Lama Sharb, which enshrines a 15ft. Statue of Maitreya Buddha. Then proceed to Tibetan Refugee Center.
13 Sep: Darjeeling - Yuksum (123 kms - 6 hours)
Early morning drive to Tiger hill (2590 mt) for the breath taking Sunrise over eastern Himalayas Mt Kanchenzonga and Mt Everest. Visit oldest Yigacholing Monastery built in 1857, belonging to the Gelukpa sect has the beautiful statue of Maitera (the future Buddha). After lunch drive to Yuksum. The base of our trek. Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel Tashigang.
14 Sep: Yuksum - Tsokha (3000 mts) 14 km, 6-7 hour
Today we start trek to the small Tibetan settlement known as Tshoka through the trail passing through the forest of Rhododendrons, magnolias and oaks. There are a number of suspension bridges and streams of crystal clear water. After the last bridge is crossed a comparatively steep climb of 60 minute brings us to the campsite for the day. Over night at Tshoka .
15 Sep: Tshoka - Dzongri (4000m) 10 km, 5-6 hours
After breakfast, trek to Dzongri through one of the most beautiful Rhododendron forest in the Himalayas. There are different varieties of Rhododendrons, ranging from the Rhododendron Grande to The rhododendron Nivale. After lunch ascend to Deorali top from where the mountains can be seen at a closer range. The trail from here is flat and a little descending till Dzongri. Overnight camp at Dzongri.
16 Sep: Dzongri
Dzonri offers the picture perfect spectacular views surrounded by snow capped mountains with towering Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world and the guardian deity of Sikkim. Very early morning climb to Dzongri top ( 4270 Mt) to watch the stunning panoramic view of Sunrise on Mt. Kanchenjunga and its surrounding peaks like Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678 m), Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narsing (5825 m). On the West the Singalila Range , which separates India from Nepal can be viewed. Interestingly Dzongri top is higher than most of the peaks of Alps. From the top awesome presence of Kanchenjunga massif and other renowned peaks are simply mesmerizing. Spend the day just by watching the beauty and enjoy the serenity.
17 Sep: Dzongri – Tshoka (10 kms / 4-5 hrs)
After breakfast, trek back to Tshoka (3000 m). Hot lunch or pack lunch on the way to Tshoka. Over night stay at Tshoka.
18 Sep: Tshoka - Yuksom (14 kms / 5-6 hours)
After breakfast early morning trek to Yuksom. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Free evening to walk around the town or relax at your hotel.
19 Sep: Yuksom – Kalimpong by car (110 km, 4 hours)
After breakfast, we drive to Kalimpong (1,780m),. On arrival check in your hotel and Visit Tharpa Choling Monastery and famous Pradhan Nurseries where great varieties of cactus, orchids and other exotic plants can be found here.
20 Sep: Kalimpong – Bagdogra – Kolkata – Fly Home
After breakfast, drive to Bagdogra. On arrival transfer to airport to board on your scheduled flight to Kolkata. On arrival visit around Kolkata for last minute shopping and own activities. If time permit we shall be visiting Victoria Memorial. After dinner transfer to International airport to board on your scheduled flight to Singapore.
Kolkatta : Pride Hotel
Darjeeing : Hotel Seven Seventeen / Hotel Dekling
Yuksom : Hotel Tashigang
Kalimpong : Holumba Haven
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE : 8
PRICE Per Person :
$2,420 (Twin Sharing)
Deposit - $1000
CHEQUE PAYABLE -
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Cost Includes :
1. Singapore - Kolkata International Return, ,Kolkata - Bagdogra Return
2. Airport transfers and all transport costs in chartered transport from airport to airport including transport for all sightseeing as indicated in itinerary.
3. Accommodation in Hotels as indicated in the itinerary with all meals.
4. All entrance charges as per the itinerary above.
5. All trekking arrangement including Kanchenjunga National Park fees, trekking hut and camping fees, carriage of up to 20 kg baggage of per trekker with all meals during Goechela Trek
6. English speaking Guide from Bagdogra Airport to Bagdogra airport.
7. All airport taxes, fuel surcharges
8. India Visa
Cost Excludes :
1. All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls etc.
2. Medical and evacuation expenses and any other expenses paid due to any change in itinerary.
Please contact Olevia Cheong (Organiser)
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Mobile - (+65) 8112 8393