Kanchendzonga Round Trek
Sikkim | 16D/15N | 16,500 Ft.
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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
Note: The above mentioned cost is for a group of 6 or more people.
- Accommodation during the trek
- All meals – Vegetarian
- Trekking Equipment (Tents, Sleeping bags, Ice Axes, Ropes, etc.)
- Safety equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretcher etc.)
- Services of our expert Trek Leaders
- Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping Charges
- A Life Changing Experience
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- Service Taxes
- Backpack offloading charges
- Transportation to Base of the Trek
- Your Personal Expenses
- Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
- Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
- 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
Offloading Policy: The essence of trekking is incomplete without a backpack on your shoulders. Out of all the worldly weights, you can ever carry on your shoulders, the weight of a backpack will be the only one which makes you feel lighter. All that said, if because of some reason, you cannot carry your backpack, we got your back. You can choose to offload your bag. Offloading for half the trek is not an option. The charges for the same varies with every trek.
- 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.