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Next departure:  Label

Best Time of Year: Region Dependant

Max alt:  5100m

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Min age:  18

Duration:  19

Trek Kanchenchunga Base Camp

Trek Adventure

Sikkim offers the magical feel of a Himalayan fairytale land. It is an amazing place of hidden valleys, mystical monasteries, snow-fed lakes and a mountain setting covered with flowers and forests.


This former kingdom is home to three major population groups — the Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalese — providing a colorful composite of cultures. Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world at 8,586 m, dominates the landscape and is revered as Sikkim’s guardian deity. Sikkim is a state of India tucked in the Himalaya across Nepal’s eastern frontier. It is crammed in between Tibet (China) to the north, Bhutan to the east and Darjeeling to the south.

 


Itinerary

Day 1 - Meet in Kathmandu, Thamel
Day 2 - Fly to Bhadrapur and Drive to Darjeeling. Over night at hotel
Day 3 - Early morning excursion trip to Tiger Hill to behold the most spectacular sunrise and the Himalayan Mountains with the visit to Ghoom Monastery (Yiga-Choling) After breakfast half day local sightseeing tour of Darjeeling. Visit: Tibetan refugee Self Help Centre, Tea Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Market. Afternoon enjoy Toy Train ride (subject to operation) upto Ghoom and back by Jeep. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse Drive to Pemayangtse in the Western part of Sikkim via the famous Tukvar Tea Gardens along the riverside of Rangeet. On arrival check into hotel and overnight halt. (Approx.120 kms -5 hours)
Day 5 - Pemayangste – Yuksom. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery after breakfast and drive to Kheocheplari Lake and drive to Yuksom, overnight Camp.
(Start of Trekking Adventure)  ON TREK
Day 6 - Trek Yuksam - Sachen, CAMP
Day 7 - Trek Sachen - Tshoka, CAMP
Day 8 - Trek Tshoka - Dzongri, CAMP (Altitude = 4000m)
Day 9 - A day at Dzongri for acclimatization, CAMP
Day 10 - Trek Dzongri - Thangsing, CAMP
Day 11 - Trek Thangsing - Samity Lake, CAMP
  Day 12 - Trek Samity lake, Goetcha La, Samity Lake, Thangsing, CAMP
Day 13 - Trek Thangshing - Tshoka, CAMP
Day 14 - Trek Tshoka - Yuksam, CAMP
Day 15 - Transfer to Gangtok (drop only) END OF TREK
Day 16 - Morning excursion trip to Rumtek Monastery, Tibetology & Orchid Sanctuary. Afternoon visit: Enchey Monastery, Cottage Industry, Tashiling, White Hall & Lall Market. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 17 - Gangtok to Kalempong (83 km) Morning drive to Kalimpong by /Jeep. Upon arrival direct transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day sightseeing tour of Kalimpong. Visit: Durpin Dara, Tharpa choling Monastery, Zong Dog Palri Fo-brang Monastery, Nursery & Market. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 18:- Early morning drive back to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu over night at Hotel. Suggested Luxury Upgrade option to Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
Day 19 :- Tour ends Kathmandu. Sight seeing around in Kathmandu optional.

Suggested Option to Extend by one extra night to savour luxury upgrade and soak up some of Kathmandu Valley…

 


Accommodation

Kathmandu (Inbound) - simple Guesthouse. On Tour in Sikkim and Darjeeling—simple guesthouses. On Trek—Tented Accommodation. Kitchen and Toilet tents provided. On return to Kathmandu—optional upgrade available (room options available).

 

What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.

 

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Insurance Details

Label

 

Visas / Redtape

When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.

 

Included In Trip

Includes—All accommodation, Internal Flights to Eastern Nepal. Jeep / Car Transfers around Sikkim. Food (All meals) on trek. English Speaking Local Guide from Airport to Airport in Sikkim. Accommodation in Kathmandu. Optional Guide and taxi whilst in Kathmandu.

 

Excluded From Trip

International Airfares - please ask if you require assistance with flights and we should be able to offer well priced flights with good connections. Excludes transfers in UK to airport (Lift Share may be available – expect to share costs on Parking at Air

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Suncream, Blister Repair Kit
Plasters, Painkillers, Sunbloc

Trial Running Items
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunched but please check with us
Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars, energy gels, etc.

Clothing
Lightweight Wicking Run Top, Lightweight Wind/Waterproof Jacket Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat Running tights/shorts (compression recommended)Spare running top (long/short sleeved) Trail running shoes (broken in)Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)



Other
Pack of Travel Tissues
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes, warm clothes for the finish
Mobile Phone
Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb

 

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.

 

Weather

The weather is likely to fluctuate between warm—hot (up to 30 degrees) and freezing (on trek at just beneath 5000m) in Sikkim. You will need to prepare for every type of weather—from hot to freezing, dry and rainy, and blistering sun. Pack for all eventualities

 

Notes on Trekking Events

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Guide price

£1330

Difficulty
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