Kanchendzonga Round Trek
Sikkim | 16D/15N | 16,500 Ft.
March-May to September-November
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Ultimate
- Group Size Small Group
One of the least explored trails in India, the Kanchendzonga Trek is perfect for those seeking respite from the madding crowds. Bouts of uninterrupted silence await you as you’re embraced by some of the most striking Himalayan surroundings! The trek is towered by the some of the mightiest snow-clad peaks, including the marvelous Mt. Kanchendzonga. What’s better is that you can an unrivaled vantage point! Seeing herds of beautiful yaks grazing on the verdant grass is also a common sight on this trek. The trek takes you through Nepal for the first few days, post which the trail eventually re-enters India, making it a quite mesmerising experience. It begins from the quiet little village of Uttarey, and plunges you deep into the dense forests for 2 days straight. It also allows you to tread the more popular Yuksom-Dzongri-Goechala trail, pushing you to its highest point, Goechala, which sits at an astounding 4,960 m!
Max. Altitude- 4,984 m
1. The mighty Kanchendzonga peak watches over you throughout!
2. Unexplored and offbeat trails with unprecedented views.
3. Trek through Yuksom and Dzongri to Goechala
- All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tents.
- All meals during the trek – Vegetarian
- Tents, Sleeping bags and all other Camping Gear (Dining Tent, Tiolet Tent etc)
- Safety Equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Oximeter etc.)
- Services of our expert Trek Leader
- Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping Charges (For Indians Only)
- A Life Changing Experience
- GST and Other Taxes (As applicable, Subjected to change according to Govt. Rules)
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping charges for Foreigner’s (If extra compared for Indian Citizens)
- Backpack Offloading Charges (Portage of Personal Bags)
- Personal Trekking Gear
- Travel Expenses to and fro Bagdogra from home city
- Transportation from Bagdogra to Kalimpong and Yuksom to Bagdogra
- Food during transit from Bagdogra to Kalimpong and Yuksom to Bagdogra
- Tips for local team
- Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, Bottled Water etc
- Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
- Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
- Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
Day 1 Arrive at Kalimpong from Bagdogra
Day 2 Drive from Kalimpong to Pelling (2,250 m), 4-5 hours
Day 3 Drive from Pelling to Uttarey, and Trek to Chitre (2,680 m), 2-3 hours
Day 4 Trek from Chitre to Chiwabhajang (3,150 m); Rest and Acclimatise, 2-3 hours
Day 5 Trek from Chiwabhajang to Dhor (3,700 m), 7-8 hours
Day 6 Trek from Dhor to Pharey Megu (3,920 m), 5-6 hours
Day 7 Trek from Pharey Megu to Lam Pokhari (4,200 m), 3-4 hours
Day 8 Trek from Lam Pokhari to Yangseb (4,300), 6-7 hours
Day 9 Trek from Yangseb to Pangding (4,275 m), 4-5 hours
Day 10 Trek from Panging to Dzongri (4,000 m), 4-5 hours
Day 11 Rest and Acclimatise at Dzongri
Day 12 Trek from Dzongri to Lamuney (4,150 m), 5-6 hours
Day 13 Trek from Lamuney to Goechala (4,984 m), and Descend to Thangsing (3,930 m), 8-10 hours
Day 14 Trek from Thangsing to Tshoka (2,900 m), 5 hours
Day 15 Trek from Tshoka to Yuksom (1,750 m), 5 hours
Day 16 Drive from Yuksom to Bagdogra, 6 hours
Falling into the category of challenging treks, the Kanchendzonga Round trek demands commendable physical fitness, stamina and endurance coupled with proper acclimatisation to adapt to the extreme high altitude and low oxygen levels. It is advisable for people with experience of high altitude trekking, who have scaled at least 3,800 meters. Beginners should ideally avoid this trek.
The temperatures oscillate between 12 to 15 degrees in daytime, and plummet to 3-5 degrees at night. Higher altitudes see a further drop to chilling sub zero degrees.
The most ideal seasons for this trek are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November), when the weather conditions are relatively milder. The ambience is pleasant, with moderate temperatures.
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a day pack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines.