Gangtok, Lachung, Yumthang & Darjeeling at a Glance 06 nights/07 days.
Difficulty : Comfort
Reference Code: GLYDIN
Trip Start: Bagdogra
Trek Start: Gangtok
Trek Days: 7 days
Age: 10 years to 70 years
Season: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Service: Full board
Trip End: Bagdogra
Trek End: Darjeeling
Trip Durations: 7 days
Physical Rating: Comfort
Group Size: 2-30
North Sikkim is a land of the Bhutia & Lepcha tribes. Discover the Hidden treasure of North Sikkim, valleys carpeted with wild flowers that bloom in the spring and summer. This trek can be done by both young and old and is of special interest to the nature lover. During this trek you can enjoy an abundance of wild flowers, the rare blue poppy, many variety of rhododendrons, rhubarb, amongst many other species. The valleys and mountain sides are the home of the rare blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard. There are great view of many snow capped peaks including Karpo-la, Dongkhya peak, Lhako peak and Sengkamo. A rewarding trek to a Himalayan valley of rare beauty.
Day 01 Arrival Bagdogra Airport and drive to Gangtok
Arrival - Gangtok: Pick up from Bhudrapur airport/Badogra. Meet the guide at the airport and drive to Gangtok. (126 km / 05 hrs.). Overnight hotel
Day 02 Gangtok
Early morning sightseeing of Rumtek Monastery-the principal seat of Karma pa out of Tibet and the largest one in Sikkim, and go to Kanchejunga View Point, Drul-Chorten , Sikkim Research Institute of Tibet logy, handicraft centers and check in hotel at Gangtok.. Evening Free to explore Gangtok.
Day 03: Gangtok-Lachung
Departure from Gangtok in the morning for Lachung-North Sikkim. Lunch will be served on the way. Places of interest on the way are Tashi View Point, the historic Kabi Lungtsok, Phodong Monastery. Arrive Lachung. (Drive 123 kms/6 hrs). O/N at Lachung.
Day 04: Lachung-Gangtok
After breakfast drive to Yumthang Valley –the valley of flowers (1200ft.) through yak-graded meadows, carpeted with Primulas, lined by Rhododendrons and waterfalls. Visit the Hot spring. Back to Lachung. After lunch visit Lachung monastery, cottage industry of walk to explore Lachung Village. After lunch drive to Gangtok. Arrive Gangtok. Check in hotel.
Day 05: Gangtok-Darjeeling
Drive to Darjeeling -the British developed hill resort , producer of world famous tea. (115 kms / 04 hrs).Evening free to explore the town. Overnight hotel.
Day 06: Sightseeing of Darjeeling
Early morning tour to Tiger Hill (at around 4 am) to view sunrise over mighty Kanchenjunga. The view is splendid on clear weather day. On the way back, take a look at Ghoom Monastery and the Batasia Loop. Afternoon visit to Himalayan Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Gumbu Rock site and Tibetan Refugee self-help (Closed on Sunday) Center Tea Estate. Overnight hotel.
Day 07: Darjeeling-Departure
Early morning, drive to your destination either Bagdogra Airport/NJP Station!
Airport pick up & drop including all necessary transportation, need and clean good category hotels Accommodation with Bed & Breakfast (CP Basis), City tour guide.
Visa fees, Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, alcohol, bottle drinks and personal insurance however covers immediate medical facilities, extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway, Airfare Ticket, Lunch and dinner, Himalayan toy train ride in Darjeeling, tips etc.
Clothing and Equipments List
» Pack to pack out - bring enough waterproof bags to carry all non-biodegradable rubbish back down the mountain.
» Remove all unnecessary packaging before leaving home.
» Bring enough warm dry clothes so that you can wrap up rather than burn firewood in the evenings.
» If you are going to trek higher than 5000m or you know it will be cold, buy an aluminum water bottle which can also be used as a hot water bottle at night.
» The easiest way to keep hydrated while trekking is to buy a 1 x liter platypus-drinking bladder to carry in your day pack.
» Make sure to buy proper trekking socks. Don’t buy synthetic socks as these promote sweating and can give you blisters. Always carry a few blister pads in your first aid kit and keep them handy in your day pack.
» Walking poles are very useful while trekking and helpful when descending.
» Please remember that waste disposal and recycling facilitates are limited in Nepal. When buying batteries make sure they are rechargeable and/or high quality so they last longer, and take them home to recycle.
There is no definitive list. What you bring will vary according to the area, time of year and the length of your trek. Below is a suggested check list which you should adapt to your own needs. Ask yourself: Will there be snow/how long /high is the trek/are we camping?
» Good quality trekking boots with ankle support
» Lightweight shell/raincoat with hood
» Detachable fleece liner or separate fleece
» Fleece trousers
» Shorts and / or convertibles trousers- quick drying
» Sun hat and warm hat(good quality)
» Spare T-shirt x 3
» Sweat towel x 2
» Spare socks x 3 ( walking sock and thin inner sock)
» Small day sack
» Sun cream
» Small water bottle aluminum doubles as a hot water bottle.
» Iodine or water purifying kit,
» Soluble vitamin tablets to taste water or powder fruit drink
» Talcum powder
» Walking sticks or Trekking poles(good quality)
» Camp shoes/trainers/flip flops to wear in evening.
» Spare underwear 3
» Toilet kit
» Pen knife
» Bum bag
» Head torch(good quality)
» Biodegradable washing liquid / soap
» Ear plugs
» Sleeping bag liner(good quality)
» Sleeping bag(good quality-30)
» Bin bag/ gasbag to keep kit dry
» Small towel
» Lip balm
» Available in KTM
Personal First Aid (Aids Kit)
» Blister plasters
» AMS medication like Diamox
» Eye drops – it can get very dusty on trails
» Paracetamol and/or ibuprofen
» Rehydration sachets, Imodium and antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea
» Sterile dressing
» Sticking plasters and tape
» Throat lozenges / sweets
» A sewing needle etc.
This trekking equipment list has been prepared by Adventure Zambuling Treks (P) Ltd.