Yuksom is basically a historical place stating the true culture and tradition of Sikkim. It was the capital of Sikkim earlier and enacts to the Kangchenjunga National Park. You will see burdened forests of pine, magnolia, oak, spruces, rhododendron, maple, chestnut and many other types of pines culminating in the Dzongri field on this trek. Also, a wide variety of wild plants can be easily found on this trail.
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Duration: 10 Nights - 11 Days
Day 01, Delhi - Bagdogra - Gangtok:
Today early morning flight to Bagdogra airport. After coming in Gangtok, meet our leader who will assist
shifting you to a hotel. Dinner & overnight remain at the Gangtok Hotel.
Day 02, Gangtok - Yuksom (6-7 hours):
Today we will transact to Yuksom, which will be the base of our trek. Dinner & overnight remain at
Kick start your daytime with a healthy breakfast & head toward Tshoka. The trek will start at a local
market; then the trekkers will have to cross 4 bridges & ascend steeply toward the northeast to reach
Bakkhim. The trail will continue for another 3 kilometers & pass through the magnolia & rhododendron
forest till Tsokha. Dinner & overnight remain in Tshoka.
Early morning, you will be guided to Alp of Phedang (3650 m). After crossing Alp of Phedang, you will
start your trek to Dzongri, which will be the camping site for the overnight stay and dinner.
Day 05, Rest day and Acclimatize at Dzongri:
Remain, relax & travel the nearby surroundings. Also, you can ascend to Dzongri & see the view of the
lovely neighboring mountains like Kabru (7353 m), Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Ratong (6678 m), Koktang
(6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) & Narshing (5825 m). Dinner & overnight remain in Dzongri tent.
Day 06, Dzongri - Thangsing (3800 meters/ 12464 feet):
After breakfast; continue trekking toward the east side, along the bank of the river. After that, you will
cross a valley & bridge over the Prek Chu River that will lead to Thangsing (3800 m), which is nestled on
the slopes of Mount Pandim. Dinner & overnight remain in Thangsing camp.
Day 07, Thangsing - Samiti Lake:
Today, move toward the north & follow the streams & alpine meadows for an hour till you reach Onglathang, which is known for providing the spectacular view of the Kanchenjunga peak. After enjoying the sight, you will head toward Samiti Lake by journey glacial meadows. Dinner & overnight remain Samiti Lake camp.
Day 08, Samiti Lake - Goecha La - Samiti Lake:
After breakfast in the Samiti Lake camp, you will start trekking towards the east side to reach Goecha La.
The trail will take you to the glacial moraine & end at the lake nestled in Zemathang. After that, start
climbing rocks and boulders to the top of the pass. Spend specific time in Goecha La (4940 m) & then
come back to Samiti Lake. Dinner & overnight remain in Samiti Lake tents.
Day 09, Samiti Lake - Tshoka:
Wake up in the morning, enjoy scrumptious breakfast & then trek downhill to Thangsing. From
Thangsing, we will head to Kokchorung (3800 m), and then continue strolling towards Tsokha. Dinner &
overnight remain in Tsokha tent.
Day 10, Tshoka - Yuksom:
Trek downhill till Yuksom/. Upon coming in Yuksom, you will be shifted to a hotel for an overnight
Day 11, Gangtok - Bagdogra - Delhi:
Wake up in the morning, pack bags & get ready for the Bagdogra airport to board a flight to your
particular cities. With the shifting to airport, this incredible Dzongri Goecha La Trek will come to an end.