20 Days (10 days trek, 6 days in Sikkim, 4 days in Kathmandu)
Trip No. SR171
Trek Grade: C
Max. Altitude: 4940m
Sikkim, once an independent Buddhist Kingdom, became a state of India in 1975. Measuring 2800 sq. km, its terrain rises from just above sea level to the ice bound summits of Kanchanjunga [8598 m], third highest peak in the world. Sikkim's forests are primeval due to a relatively sparse of orchids and rhododendron in every color imaginable. The Sikkimese are of three distinct heritage's: Lepcha, believed to have originated from the border area of Assam and Burma, the Bhutia, who settled from Tibet almost 400 years ago and the Nepalese. They follow the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and there are open air bazaars in the hillside capital of Gantok. Hotels are attractive and comfortable, and local restaurant offer Tibetan, Sikkimese and Chinese food. Cultural programs are available on request.
Day 01: Arrivel in Silguri airport and drive to Ggangtok, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour, Hotel
Day 03: Drive to Yuksum, camp
Day 04/13: On the trek
Day 14: Drive to Pemayangtse, Hotel
Day 15: Free day in Pemayangtse, Hotel
Day 16: Drive to Badrapur, Hotel
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu, after noon free, Hotel with BB
Day 18/19: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour , Hotel
Day 20: Transfer to airport for final departure.
Seasons: Oct-Jun, Minimum pax: 4