Kanchenjunga trekking

Sikkim the tiny Himalayan state is a wonderland by all accounts. Overlooked by Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak, Sikkim is attractive equally fortheightseer, the adventure sports enthusiast and those interested in Buddhism and Tibetology. From a low of 800 ft. above sea level to the Summit of Mt. Kanchenjunga (28,169 ft.), the guardian deity of Sikkim and the third highest peak in the world. Mountains criss-cross the country that is rich in flora and fauna, stunning mountains, beautiful alleys,clearlakes and lush evergreen forests. In high altitudes where yaks graze are found the snow leopard, the blue sheep, goral, tahr and the red panda the state animal of Sikkim.
During the Kanchenjunga trekking you'll have excellent views on Kanchenjunga, Jannu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyo. Throughout the trekking there are ever-changing views: yak herds, silvery pine forests, tiny lakes ringed with grass, and the snow-capped Himalayan range in the background.
The following itineray is just one example. It requires transportation from Darjeeling to Manay Bhanjang and Tashiding to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.
Day 1) Manay Bhanjang – Tonglu (3070m)
Day 2) Tonglu – Garibas (2620m)
Day 3) Garibas – Sandakphu (3640m
Day 4) Sandakphu – Phalut (3600m)
Day 5) Phalut – Raman (2560m)
Day 6) Raman – Rimbik (2280m)
Day 7) Rimbik – Pelling (drive by car)
Day 8) Pelling – Pemayangtse – Yuksam by car
Day 9) Yuksam - Tsoska (3030m)
Day 10) Tsoska – Dzongri (4020m)
Day 11) Dzongri – Thangshing (3930m)
Day 12) Thangshing – Samity Lake (4200m)
Day 13) Samity Lake – Gocha La (4940m) – Thansing
Day 14) Thangshing – Lam Pokhari (4230m)
Day 15) Labdang – Tashiding (1740m)

Location

27° 40' 25.6764" N, 88° 9' 15.4692" E

trekking features

  • Camping and/or teahouse/lodge trek
  • Length >14 days and < 21 days
  • Maximum Altitude >4500m and <5000m
  • Difficulty - Hard

Kanchenjunga trekking details


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