Famous Sikkim Trekking Route
Duration: 12Days / 11 Nights
Destinations: (Kolkata – NJP/Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Pemayangtse – Gangtok – Kalimpong – NJP/Bagdogra – Kolkata)
Day 01: Kolkata (Arrival)
Start journey by Train or Airplane from Kolkata. In the morning you will drive to the airport for the flight to Bagdogra or for train from Howrah/Sealdah
Day 02: Kolkata – NJP/Bagdogra – Gangtok
After the arrival in Bagdogra you will proceed through the coniferous forests and terraced tea gardens to Gangtok which is the capital city of Sikkim. Upon arrival, settle down to the hotel in Gangtok. In the evening you can visit Orchid Sanctuary which is laying south of the institute. This sanctuary contains over 450 indigenous species.
Day 03: Gangtok
On day 3rd drive to the Enchey monastery. This monastery is believed to be 200 years old. The monks of this monastery belong to the Mahayana Buddhism. After visiting the monastery you can visit the institute of cottage industries. It is the main attraction as a wide range of local handicrafts in Lepcha style are produced here. In the evening you can visit the unique Research Institute of Tibetology on a hilltop which was established in 1958 to promote research on Tibet and Mahayana Buddhism.
Day 04: Gangtok – Yuksom (about 133 Km)
In the morning you can visit the Rumtek monastery. Rumtek monastery was built as a true copy of a tibetan monastery in recent years. Rumtek is the headquarter of Red hat sect of tibetan lamaistic Buddhism. Later drive to Yuksom. Route you will come across some tea estates and coniferous forests. In the evening arrive in Yuksom.
Day 05: Yuksom – Tshoka
Today you will begin your trekking tour from Yuksom to Tshoka. Yuksom is also the trekking base of Sikkim. Yuksom was the first capital of Sikkim and it was here that the first Chogyal was consecrated by the three holy Lamas. On the way you will come across the sky embracing trees and meadows and meandering past huts. After a six to seven hours long trekking you will reach Tshoka and have an overnight stay there only.
Day 06: Tshoka
The day is free to have rest and explore the surroundings in Tshoka.
If you wish you can end your Trekking here or can proceed further.
Day 07: Tshoka – Dzongri
Today you will begin your trekking to Dzongri. From Tshoka the trekking to Dzongri will be for about four to five hours. By the afternoon you will be able to reach Dzongri. From the Dzongri Pass the view of the mountain ranges is heavenly. In the front you will be able to view the Kabur Dome and piercing the sky is the Mount Pandim. In the north you will be able to view Mount Kanchenjunga and the other mountain peaks. Overnight stay in Dzongri.
Day 08: Dzongri
The day is free to have rest and explore the surroundings in Dzongri.
Day 09: Dzongri – Tshoka
Today in the morning you will begin your trekking from Dzongri back to Tshoka. Overnight stay at Tshoka.
Day 10: Tshoka – Yuksom
Today you will return back to your trekking base camp at Yuksom. After a six to seven hours long trekking you will reach Yuksom and have an overnight stay there only.
Day 11: Yuksom – Bagdogra – Delhi (by air)
In the morning after having breakfast you will drive to Bagdogra for the flight to Kolkata or for train to Kolkata.
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