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Marcopolo's North Sikkim Trek

Duration : 09Days 08 Nights
Months : Apr May June( Flower) Oct Nov ( Scenic Beauty)

Equipment List
Personal First-Aid Kit

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The Sikkim Himalayas, Sikkim is situated in the lap of the eastern Himalayas below Mt.Khangchendzonga (8598m.3rd highest Mountain in the world) to the north of Sikkim lies the vast area of the great Tibetan plateau, to the west the kingdom of Nepal, to the east the kingdom of Bhutan and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet, while the neighboring State of West Bengal stretches along its southern boundary. Sikkim is the 22nd State of India. A naturalist's paradise, Sikkim is noted for its flora and fauna with over 4000 varieties of flowering plants and shrubs. Lepchas, Bhutias, and Nepalese who make up the major population of Sikkim are, by nature, simple, polite and docile, people with a natural gaiety, their culture and customs are as fascinating as the surroundings in which they live. Nature Trek Lha-Bha

NORTH SIKKIM, concentrates most of the Bhutia & Lepcha tribes. Trekking in the North Sikkim will assure you of different shades of green forest and abundant varieties of wild flowers. Discover the "Hidden treasure of North Sikkim".The best part of this trek is that it can be opted by both young and old, especially for the nature lovers. During this trek one can assure of seeing abundance of wild flowers, Blue poppy all variety of Rhododendrons /Ruburb (Ruem Nobile) and blue sheep if you are lucky enough. Besides flowers the view of Karpo-la /Dongkhya peak /Lhako peak and Sengkamo is breath taking.

DETAILED ITINERARY

 

Day-01: Bagdogra to Gangtok.

Day-02: Gangtok Sight Seeing

Day-03: Gangtok to Lachung

Day-04: Lachung to Yumthang ( Trek)

Day-05: Yumthang – Tsethang

Day-06: Tsethang – Snowlion Cave Camp

Day-07: Snowlion Cave Camp- Tarum Hotspring        

Day-08: Tarum -Tarum Bridge (Road Head ) after that proceed to Gangtok.

Day-09: Gangtok- Bagdogra

 

Day 01: Bagdogra-Gangtok: Leave for Gangtok about 124 km or approx 4 hrs drive. This is a scenic and winding drive, takes you along the River Teesta which leads to “Gangtok” the capital of Sikkim.

While half way you arrive at a place called Rangpo, this is the entry point to Sikkim. You will have to fulfill the entry formalities against your special permit to tour around Sikkim,While we fulfill the formalities you refresh yourself with Tea and Snacks, then continue the drive to Gangtok.

Arrive Gangtok by evening check-in to hotel.

 

 

Day 02: Gangtok Sight Seeing. (While we process the final documentation.)

After breakfast visit to the World famous Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centers Monastery, situated 24kms from Gangtok. This is the headquarter of the present seat of His Holiness, the Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Kagyud Sect. This Monastery is said to be replica of the monastery at Tsurphu, Tibet with its traditional architecture, exquisite paintings, intricate wood work, housing treasures of manuscripts and icons. Rumtek is a splendid example of Tibetan monastic art.

ON the way back visit Do-Drul Chorten Stupa: An awe inspiring stupa, encircled by prayer wheels which you may spin while walking around, clockwise only, to offer the prayer “ Om Mane Padme Hum Re”. Nearby, simple housed are two giant statues of the Lord Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava.

Tibetology: A unique institution devoted to Tibet logy the only of its kind in the world where is displayed perhaps the largest collection to Tibetan artifacts outside Tibet.After lunch visit Govt. Institute of Handicrafts Cottage Industries: this place you can buy local handicrafts such as carpets, woodcarvings or nick-knacks. You may also see the artisans at work.Flower Show at White Hall: Specimens of Sikkim’s famous Orchids and other flora.Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 03 : Gangtok  to  Lachung North Sikkim (2400m) 125km 5-6 hours drive.

After breakfast drive to Lachung at an altitude of 8,600 ft. on the way stop and enjoy some beautiful and historical places like Tashi viewpoint, Kabi -Lungstok, Naga waterfalls, the confluence of Lachen Chu and Lachung Chu at Chungthang, Twin Waterfalls and Bhim Nala Waterfalls.

Lunch will be served at Namok. You are likely to reach Lachung at late afternoon/in the evening andCheck in our hotel, SNOWLION MOUNTAIN RESORT, surrounded by Hills, pristine beauty and Lachung Chu.

 

Day 04 : Lachung to Yumthang (3600m) 24km 5-6 hours walk.After breakfast start the trek towards Yumthang. Most of the walk is on motorable road, but this is one of the most beautiful walk in Sikkim, with panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. In the month of April-May its a spectacular walk through forest of Rhododendron in full bloom and of course the meadows of Primulas. Hot Lunch at Phuni. Over night in Tent at Yumthang.

 

Day 05 : Yumthang to Tsethang (3800m) 4 hours walk. The trail towards Tsethang climbs gently in the beginning and there is a steep climb for about 2-3 hours, and when on top you get an amazing view of Langkyong Khang and the Dongkyari. In the afternoon free to go on excursions to the nearby hills. Overnight in tent.

 

Day 06: Tsethang to Snowlion Cave Camp (3000m) 4 Hours walk. Today you will be walking through one of the most beautiful Rhododendron Forest. This is a real paradise for the Rhododendron lovers. When on top of Lhaba-Pass (4200m) you will get the grandest view of the mountains and glaciers in the area. Hot Lunch on the way and Overnight in tent.

 

Day 07 : Snowlion Cave Camp to Tarum Hot Spring (2600m) 4 hours walk. The trail from Snowlion Cave Camp to Tarum Hot Spring is mostly down hill and one passes through thick forest of silver Fir , Magnolia and Bamboo. The Camp will be at the hot spring, which is is one of the most famous in Sikkim. A dip in the hot spring will relax your tired muscles after the trek. Hot Lunch on the way. Over night in Tent.

 

Day 08 : Tarum Hot Spring to Road Head. (2-3 hours walk). The trail towards the road is mainly down hill. At the road head the jeep will be waiting to pick you up for your onward journey either to Gangtok. Lunch enroute. Visit Phodong Monastery if not visited earlier. Check in Hotel at Gangtok.

Day 09: Gangtok- Bagdogra:After Breakfast Leave for Bagdogra, about 124 km or approx 4 hrs drive. FAREWELL.

 

 

 
             
  Overview of Sikkim       Tours  
  Social Indicators       Treks  
  Places of Interest       Resorts  
  Gangtok       North Sikkim  
  Dances & Festivals       Village Tour  
  People of Sikkim       Mountain Biking  
  Flora & Fauna       Specilised Tour  
             

I T I N E R A R I E S

    DZONGRI TREK
    GOECHALA TREK + PHOTO GALLERY
    SINGALILA TREK
    GREENLAKE TREK + PHOTO GALLERY
    GREENLAKE/ YUMESAMDONG TREK
NORTH SIKKIM TREK
KISHONG -THOLUNG TREK + PHOTO GALLERY
SANDAKPHU TREK
     
 


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MARCOPOLO WORLD TRAVELS, Palzor Stadium Road, Opp. SNT Bus Terminus, Gangtok -737101, Sikkim, India.
Phone : 91-3592-204116/ 229407/ 221723 ; Fax : 91 - 3592 - 205078 ; Email : sikkiminfo@yahoo.com