Arrive Delhi. Meet, assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 – Delhi – Bagdogra -Darjeeling
Transfer to domestic airport to board flight for Bagdogra. Meet at airport and transfer to Darjeeling – 04 Hrs. drive. On arrival check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 – In Darjeeling
Morning halfday city tour of Darjeeling visiting Himalayan Mountaineering institute, Himalayan Zoo, Tibetian refugee centre and Tea gardens. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 – Darjeeling – Yaksum – 08 hrs Drive
Depart for Yaksum – 1770 Mts. In Yaksum who wish could walk up Dubdee monastery above the village. In autum the magenta orchid pleione praecox can Br seen in flowers on the trees around the monastery. Overnight in camp.
Day 05 – Yaksum – Tsoka – 3050 Mts. – 07 hrs Walk
On the first day we walk along the valley side crossing several small rivers over bridges In the autum maples make a fine display of colour across the river. After crossing the Prek Chu, we climb steeply to reach the village of Bakhim – 2790 mts, from where there is a fine view looking back down the valley with ridge upon ridge of forested hills disappearing into the haze. A further climb of one hour brings us up to the fairly new Tibetan village of Tsoka. Overnight in camp.
Day 06 – Tsoka – Dzongri – 4030 Mts. – 05 hrs Walk
We climb through thick forest of rhododendron and fir, festoonned with lichin and moss, which gives it a truly magical air. At Phedang there is a large grassy clearing surrounded by rhododendrons and clematis Montana climbing everywhere. A steep climb from Phedang brings us out of the forest at a vintage point where we get our first really good views of the main peaks of the Kanchenjanga range. From here the trail is quite easy continuing through shrub rhododendrons to Dzongri. Overnight in camp.
Day 07 – Dzongri – Thangshing – 3930 Mts. – 05 hrs walk
After breakfast we set of climbing steadily to another ridge 4250 Mts. passing herds of Yak among scrub juniper and rhododendrons, which are mixed and burnt as incense by the local Buddishts. The trail then drops down through seas of rhododendrons. After a steep descent we cross the Prek Chu again in to the mixed forest and climb to our camp site at Thangshing. Overnight in camp.
Day 08 – Thangshing – Lam Pokhri – Thangshing – 05 hrs walk
We have a rest day in Thangshing and the more energetic can take a long day walk to Lam Pokhri Lake – 4420 Mts. This will help acclimatization considerably. Overnight in camp.
Day 09 – Thangshing – Samiti – 03 hrs walk
Follow an easy trail up the valley through low scrub, with Thangshing peak, Khang and Pandim to the right, and Kanchenjanga and Gocha peak ahead. A steep climb takes us over an old Glacial moraine, and then down to lake Samiti – 4270 Mts. Overnight in camp.
Day 10 – Samiti – Gocha – La – 4750 Mts. – Samiti – 08 hrs walk
Day 11 – Samati – Thangshing
After a free morning for further exploration, we walk back to Thangshing, an easy day which provides a buffer in case of bad weather. Overnight in camp.
Day 12 – Thangshing – Tsoka – 07 hrs walks
Day 13 – Tsoka – Yaksum – 05 hrs walks
We walk back to Yaksum following roughly the same route as on the way up. Overnight in camp.
Day 14 – Yaksum – Gangtok – 07 hrs drive
Breakfast in camp. Depart for Gangtok. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 – Gangtok – Rumtek Monastery – Kalimpong
Breakfast at hotel. Depart for Kalimpong via Rumtek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 – Kalimpong – Baghdogra – Delhi
We drive down from Kalimpong to Baghdogra, an then fly to Delhi. Meet on arrival. Farewell dinner in Delhi. Transfer to airport for return flight.