Yaksum-Dzongri-Goechala Trek, Sikkim
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Located in the western part of Sikkim, this route passes through the forests of the Kanchenjunga National Park. The trek originates from Yaksum (6,200 ft). Enroute one can stay in trekkers' huts and tents. The entire route upto Psoka passes through jungle. One can get a breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga and Mount Pandim from Dzongri Top (14000 ft). At 15400 ft, one can camp at the shores of Samiti Lake at the base of Mount Pandim. From Goechala (17600 ft) the view of Kanchenjunga is quite awe-inspiring.
Suitable trekking periods are April to May, and September to November.
Day 1 : Arrival at Delhi/Kolkata transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi/Kolkata.
Day 2 : Flight to Bagdogra and transfer to Yaksum (6200 ft) by car which takes about 5-6 hours. Overnight at the hotel in Yaksum.
Day 3 : Today we trek to Psoka (10500 ft) through Kanchenjunga National Park. We cover 10 miles in about 6-7 hours. Overnight at the trekker's hut in Psoka.
Day 4 : We trek to Dzongri (13400 ft) covering a distance of 7.5 miles in about 4-5 hours. Overnight in tents/trekker's hut in Dzongri.
Day 5 : Today we trek to Thansing covering a distance of 3.8 miles in about 4 hours. Overnight at the trekker's hut/tent in Thansing.
Day 6 : Today we trek to Samiti Lake (15400 ft) covering a distance of 2.5 miles in about 4 hours. Overnight in tents/trekker's hut in Samiti Lake.
Day 7 : Trek to Goechala (16800 ft) and back to Thansing covering in all a distance of 8.7 miles in about 8 hours. Overnight in tents/trekker's hut in Thansing.
Day 8 : Today we trek back to Psoka via Phedang covering 8.7 miles in about 6-7 hours. Overnight in tents/trekker's hut in Psoka.
Day 9 : Trek to Yaksum covering 10 miles in about 7 hours. Overnight at the hotel in Yaksum.
Day 10 : Travel to Siliguri by car in about 5 hours. Overnight at the hotel in Siliguri.
Day 11 : Flight to Delhi/Kolkata. The tour concludes at the end of the day.
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