Trekking Packages

Pindari Glaciers Trekking

The Pindari Glacier is a glacier found in the upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas, to the southeast of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. The glacier is about three kilometers long and 365 meters wide and gives rise to the Pindar River which meets the Alakananda at Karnaprayag in the Garhwal district.

Day 1- Kathgodam to Loharkhet:

Pick up arrangements will be made from the Kathgodham station as we start our journey to Loharkhet. Approximately it is a 180 km drive which will take around 7-8 hours. You will be having your breakfast and lunch on the way to Loharkhet. On the way, we’ll go past Bheem Tal, Almora, Bageshwar, Kapkot. The drive from Kathgodham to Loharkhet is a scenic one and you’ll be glued to the greenery which surrounds you on this route. You can withdraw cash at Kapkot because there is no ATM facility at Loharkhet. After you reach Loharkhet your accommodation will be in a guest house. Make yourself comfortable after having your dinner at your guest house.

Day 2- Loharkhet to Kahrkia and Trek to Khati:

Today, after having your breakfast at the guesthouse we’ll have to drive to Kahrkia from where our trek commences. It is a 3-hour drive from Loharkhet to Kahrkia and an hours trek from Kahrkia to Khati. Kharkia is the last village on this road which intersects the trail to Khati and Jatoli village. You will also come across some local dhabas on this route where you can try out some delicious food.

On this trail, you’ll get to see a blend of both rhododendrons and oak trees which add a different charm to the environment. We will be reaching Khati before lunch time and your accommodation will be in a tent. Get a taste of the surroundings by indulging in the hot served lunch. The forest here is a bit dense and offers you a splendid view of the area. Khati is an ideal spot for the trekkers and backpackers. You’ll be able to see some of the stunning peaks such as Nandabaner, Nandakot and Laspadhura form Khati. BSNL network is accessible is some parts of the village. Later in the evening, you can explore the nearby area before having a hot dinner which will be served to you at the campsite.

Day 03- Khati to Dwali:

Today, we have a bit of walking to do so make sure that you have a heavy breakfast so that you won’t feel hungry later. We’ll start the day early as the distance to Dwali is approximately 13 kms which will take around 6-7 hours depending on your pace. The weather here is unpredictable so it is important to start the day early just in case if it starts to rain. On this trail, you will pass across a stream which will be the first water point of the day. Make sure that you get your water bottles filled at this spot. This route offers various ascends and descends so it is important that you watch your step as some of the areas are slippery.

As you walk ahead you’ll see the whole of Khati village in the background. The end of the section of the old Dwali trail is a landslide zone which is broken. While descending you’ll have to be a bit careful as the soil is loose on this trail. Dwali is on the other side of the river from where you’ll be able to see the Pindari Valley on the left and the Kafni Valley on the right. Both the rivers, Pindari and Kafni meet at a point where the village is located. There is a camping ground where you’ll be staying for the night.

Day 4- Dwali to Phurkia:

Today you’ll be walking for a short distance compared to the day earlier as it is a 3-hours walk which is approximately 5kms. After having a hot cup of tea and breakfast we’ll be heading to Phurkia through some of the most beautiful rhododendron forests which a treat to your eyes. You will get to see the Pindari river flowing below. On clear days you’ll be treated with views of Mt. Nanda Khat and Nanda Devi right in front of you.

If you’re a shutterbug then a view like this is quite a treat for you because there is a meadow, a glacial formation and you’ll find a few Himalayan Ibex grazing nearby which makes it a perfect sight. The view looks beautiful as you walk along the grassland. There are some meadows covered with rhododendron forests stretching across which look scenic all the way through.

Today there will be the final two stream crossings which are layers of hard snow. You will find hard snow in the month of April and May when you may require the help of an ice axe, microspikes and crampons. As you reach the Phurkia campsite, your tents will be pitched where you’ll be served hot tea and some snacks. Relax and enjoy your time at the campsite. Later in the evening, hot dinner will be served.

Day 5: Phurkia to Zero Point (Pindari Glacier) and return to Phurkia:

Today we’ll be heading to zero point and then will come back to Phurkia. The weather at the Pindari Glacier fluctuates a lot so it is important that you keep a note of time. It is a beautiful walk toward the Pindari Glacier which will thrill you to the fullest. We will begin our day early and try to make it as early as possible to reach the Pindari Glacier. It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach the glacier and later that amount of time to come back to Phurkia.

You will get to see the view of Mt. Nandakhat clearly. This area is a bit sensitive so you’ll have to be cautious about walking on the trail. You will soon be able to see the patches of snow which can be slippery at times. It is useful if you have your crampons on while walking on this surface as it will help you get some grip.

Across the river, you can see the mighty snow-capped peak, Mt. Bauljuri. You will walk along a tricky passage while proceeding towards the valley. Make sure that you walk cautiously on this trail. Once you climb up the ridge, you’ll be able to get the first view of Pindari Glacier at the left side and also the mighty Changuch in the background.

You will finally see the Pindari Glacier which is 5kms long. Along with the glacier the entire view of the snow-clad mountains. While coming back to Phurkia we’ll take the same route which can be covered in a couple of hours.

Day 06- Phurkia to Khati via Dwali:

Today will be one of the longest trekking days on this trek where you’ll have to walk for almost 18 kms as we’ll be coming from Phurkia to Khati. It is a 7-8 hour trek and we’ll begin by having our morning breakfast. We’ll be descending from Phurkiya to Dwali which will take less than 2 hours and then from Dwali to Khati which is a 4-5 hours stretch.

Day 07- Khati to Kharkia and Drive back to Kathgodam:

Plan your day accordingly so that you reach Kathgodam by evening. Khati to Kharkia will be a one hour trek. From Kharkia pickup facility will be arranged to take you back to Kathgodam.

Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trekking Tour

Overnight train/drive from Delhi to Kathgodam. From Kathgodam its about 300 kms drive to Munsyari via Almora and will take about 8-9 hrs. This very high adventure trek starts at Munsiyari (2290M), situated at a distance of about 120 kms from Pithoragarh.

Season: April – 15 July  and September – October 
Maximum Altitude: 4150 m (Nanda Devi East base camp 
Grade: Moderate 
Duration: 15 days 
Roadhead for trek: Overnight train/drive from Delhi to Kathgodam. From Kathgodam its about 300 kms drive to Munsyari via Almora and will take about 8-9 hrs.
This very high adventure trek starts at Munsiyari (2290M), situated at a distance of about 120 kms from Pithoragarh. Munsyari is a small beautiful hamlet with a scenic array of waterfalls and home to the Johari Tribe who are famed for their ayurvedic medicines and woolen shawls. Breathtaking views of the Panchchuli can be seen form here and Munsyari is the base for trekkers to Milam, Namik, Ralam glaciers & the Nanda Devi Peak. The views from Milam Glacier of Trishuli, Hardeol and Rishi Pahar are a sight to behold. The whole trip is dotted with many such sightings, but one of the best highlights remain the beautiful meadows at the Nanda Devi Base camp that would delight one and all. If luck is favoring you on this trip you might even sight the elusive Snow Leopard or the Himalayan musk deer.


ITINERARY 

Day 0: Delhi – Kathgodam 
Board Ranikhet Express from Old Delhi railway station at 2245 hrs and reach Kathgodam early next morning at 0600 hrs. 

Day1: Kathgodam – Almora – Munsyari (2290 m/7512 ft) 
Travelling Distance: Approx 300 kms 
From Kathgodam drive towards Munsyari via Almora. This will take about 8-9 hrs. 

Day 2: Munsyari – Darkot (1800 m/5904 ft) – Lilam (1850 m/6068 ft) (15 kms/ 5-6 hrs) Trek
Start trekking towards Darkot, 5kms from Munsyari. From Darkot we start the descent to the Gori Ganga and continue descending until we reach the River at Jimighat. This is the lowest point of the trail and from here we start climbing to Lilam. On arrival setup camp for overnight stay. 

Day 3: Lilam – Bugdiar (2500 m/8200 ft) (15 kms/5-6 hrs) Trek
Head for Bugdiar. 5 kms from the start we cross the confluence of Ralam River and Gori Ganga. Shepherds with their flocks of sheep and goats are a common sight at the meadows of Bugdiar. On arrival set up campsite. Overnight stay in tents. 

Day 4: Bugdiar– Railkot (3100 m/10168 ft) – Martoli (3430 m/11250 ft) (14 kms/5-6 hrs) Trek
We continue trekking along the Gori Ganga through series of narrow gorges. This beautiful trail passes through gorges and meadows leading to Railkot. The trek continues to the village Martoli situated at the edge of Lwan Gad Valley. Overnight stay in tents. 

Day 5: Martoli – Milam (3450 m/11316 ft) (11kms/5-6 hrs) Trek
We descend to a bridge over the Lwan Gad and continuing further we cross the bridge over the Gori Ganga. The trail goes on to the left bank and a short climb brings us to Burphu Village (3350 M). The valley opens up here and one get a spectacular view of several peaks. Trekking further we will reach the village Milam. Overnight stay in tents. 

Day 6: Milam – Milam Glacier – Milam (6 kms /3-4 hrs) Trek
After breakfast trek towards the Glacier. Visit the Glacier and the magnificent peaks of Rishi Pahar (6692 M), Hardeol (7151 M) and Trishuli 1 (7074 M). Later start retracing steps towards Milam village. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 7: Milam 
Day for rest/acclimatization/exploration.
Day 8: Milam – Camp (Lwanl) (14 kms/5-6 hrs) Trek
We start to descend towards Lwani today and Camps opposite the settlements of Lwani. Overnight stay in tents. 

Day 9: Camp (Lwanl ) – Nanda Devi East Base Camp (4150 m/13612 ft) (14kms/5-6 hrs) Trek
Start trekking towards base camp following the Lwan valley. The trail passes through a series of moraine fields and famous meadows of Sartol Kharak (3650 M) and Naspanpatti (3850 M) finally leads to the Nanda Devi East base camp. The meadows at the base camp are a sight to see. Overnight stay in tents. 

Day 10: N D East Base Camp – Towards Nanda Devi East – N D East Base Camp (6 kms/3-4 hrs) 
Today we trek about 3 odd km towards southeast of the Nanda Devi East. Explore the terrain and return back in the afternoon. This is the route leading to Trails Pass that links the upper Lwanl valley with the Pindari valley. Overnight stay in tents. 

Day 11: Nanda Devi East Base Camp – Martoli (3430 m/11250 ft) (15 kms/5-6 hrs) Trek
Start retracing steps towards Martoli. Its generally downhill and is an easy leisurely walk. Overnight stay in tents. 

Day 12: Martoli – Railkot (3100 m/10168 ft)- Bugdiar (2500 m/8200 ft) (14 kms/4-5 hrs) Trek
Trek towards Bugdiar passing through Railkot. This will take approximately 5 hrs. Overnight stay in tents. 

Day 13: Bugdiar (2500 m/8200 ft) – Lilam (1850 m/6068 ft) Trek
Start trekking towards Lilam. It’s mostly downhill and will take around five hours at an leisurely pace. Overnight stay in tents. 

Day 14: Lilam – Munsyari (2290 m/7512 ft) Trek
Last day of the trek. We start leisurely towards Munsyari. The walk is comfortable and takes around five hours. Overnight stay in Guest house

Day 15: Munsyari – Kathgodam 
Early morning drive from Munsyari towards Kathgodam to board Ranikhet Express for Delhi at 2040 hrs. 

Adi Kailash Yatra

Adi Kailash (4770 M) also known as Chhota Kailash is an area filled with great natural beauty, peace and serenity with its appearance distinctly similar to Mount Kailash in Tibet. The area of Adi Kailash is in close proximity with Indian-Tibetan border. Trekking at Adi-Kailash routes will bring the people a healing quietude conducive to liking inward and discouraging with one’s inner self.

According to this itinerary we will have to trek 76 kms less. More comfortable and less time consuming. Compare it with any itinerary you will see the difference. 

ITINERARY

Day 1   Delhi – Kathgodam – Pithoragarh (175 kms/6 hrs)
In the morning Catch AC Shatabdi Train to Kathgodam. Arrival at Kathgodam by 11:30 hrs and from here drive to Pithoragarh. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2  Pithoragarh – Darchula (100 kms/4-5 hrs))
In the morning after breakfast Drive to Darchula. On arrival check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Guest House.

Day 3   Dharchula – Lakhanpur – Lamari (50 Kms by Jeep and 9 kms trek 6800 ft)
After early breakfast drive to Lakhanpur/Pangla and from here trek 9 kms to Lamari/Malpa. Packed lunch will serve enroute. Tea and dinner at Lamari. Overnight stay in Tent.

Day 4  Lamari – Budhi – Nabi (9 kms trek and 18 kms by Gypsy 9500 ft)
Today we will have heavy breakfast and later start 5 kms trek to Budhi and from here if you are lucky then you may get a gypsy for your next destination, otherwise continue trek for 4 kms to Chialekh followed by Nabi which is another 14 kms trek. Overnight stay in tent.

Day 5   Nabi – Nampa – Kutti (14 Kms by Gypsy and 6 kms trek 12500 ft)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Nampa by Gypsy which is 14 km away from Nabhi and once you arrive at Nampa, Tea and snacks will served here. After that trek 5 kms to Kutti. Overnigt stay at old village guest house.

Day 6  Kutti – Jollingkong (14 kms trek/Horse 14500 ft)
After early breakfast trek to Jyolingkong or one can ride horses by own. Snacks break at Samchuma. Continue trek to Jollingkong where lunch and dinner will be organized followed by a stay over at the tents.

Day 7   Jyolingkong – Kutti (14 kms trek or horse 12500 ft)
In the morning after breakfast visit the temple located on the banks of Parvati Sarovar where you can perform Parikrama of Parvati lake. After which we can head to Gaurikund which is located around 4 km. Lunch at Campsite and later return to Kutti via Samchuma where snacks are provided. Dinner and home stay at Kutti.

Day 8  Kutti – Nampa – Nabi (6 kms Trek and 14 kms by Gypsy, 9500 ft)
Today after breakfast at Kutti trek to Nampa and from here take Gypsy to Nabhi. Overnight stay.

Day 9   Nabi – Om Parvat 22 kms by Gypsy, 9500 feet and back to Nabi
In the morning after breakfast visit Nabidang to sightseeing of Om Parvat and Kalapani Temple by Gypsy (22 kms). Breakfast and lunch will serve at Kalapani. Dinner and overnight stay at Nabi.

Day 10  Nabi – Chialekh/Budi by Gypsy & 9 kms trek to Lamari 6800 ft
After breakfast we head directly to Budhi and later will have lunch, evening tea and delectable dinner at Lamari/Malpa.

Day 11   Lamari – Lakhanpur – Dharchula (9 kms Trek and 50 kms drive)
In the morning after breakfast trek to Lakhanpur and from here drive to Darchula. Dinner and overnight stay at Guest House.

Day 12  Dharchula – Kathgodam – Delhi (350 kms drive and train 290 kms)
After early drive to Kathgodam and from here catch AC Night train for Delhi. Arrival at Delhi by next morning in between 05:00 – 06:00hrs.

 PANCHACHULI BAS CAMP TREK

The Panchchuli peaks lie in the Eastern Kumaon Himalaya and form the watershed between the Gori Ganga and Darma Valleys. Dharma Valley is 134 kms from Pithoragarh and 35 kilometers from Dharchula. From Sobla to Pancha chuli Glacier is a 40-kilometer trek.

The Panchchuli peaks lie in the Eastern Kumaon Himalaya and form the watershed between the Gori Ganga and Darma Valleys. Dharma Valley is 134 kms from Pithoragarh and 35 kilometers from Dharchula. From Sobla to Pancha chuli Glacier is a 40-kilometer trek. The route to the glacier is flourished with an impressive combination of enthralling scenery, snowcapped mountains, gushing streams, Alpine meadows and a rich variety of flora & fauna. And from the glacier the trekkers would be able to find the Pancha chuli peaks in their towering glory.

The eastern and the southern Balati glaciers guard the western approaches by nestling closely in the lap of the snow capped peaks of Panch Chulli. From Sobla to Pancha Chuli Glacier is a 40-kilometer trek which then passes through the tribal villages of Dar, Bungling, Sela, Nagling, Baaling and Duktu / Dantu village in the Darma Valley before reaching finally at Punch Chulli Glacier. 

The final road head is 42 kms from Dharchula (dist. Pithoragarh). Dar to Panchachuli Glacier is a pleasant walk and the trail goes through the tribal Villages of Bongling, Sela, Nagling, Baaling and Duktu along the river Dhauliganga and thick Forests of deodar and Bhojpatra and conifer. Trekking around Panch Chuli Base Camp is really an enthralling experience to enjoy all around the year its pleasant atmosphere. 

ITINERARY

Day 1   Arrival Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2  Delhi-Almora
Early in the morning drive to Almora via Kathgodam. Lunch enroute. Arrival at Almora by evening. On arrival check in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3   Almora-Dharchula
After breakfast drive to Dharchula via Munsyari. On arrival check in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 4  Dharchula – Tawaghat – Sobla – Dhar
In the morning we will take a short but exciting drive to Sobla via Tawaghat and from here trek up to Dhar. Sobla is the entry point to the Darma Valley and is the starting point of our trek. On arrival at Dhar village set out a camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5   Dhar-Sela
This is an easy day for trek. Today we will trek upwards and downwards. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 6  Sela-Balling
In the morning after breakfast we will trek up to Baaling. The trek is full of adventures. On arrival set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7   Baaling to Duktu/Dantu
In the morning we will trek up to Duktu and Dantu. These are two adjacent villages which are the last centers of human habitation in this part of Darma valley. The view of the Panch Chuli peaks from here is just magnificent. You can find a huge meadow in the outskirts of Duktu. One can see the magnificent view of Panch Chuli glacier with the backdrop of the Panch Chuli peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 8  Duktu – Panch Chuli – Duktu
In the morning we will trek up to Pancha Chuli glacier. The day is memorable to explore the Panch Chuli glacier from our base camp at Duktu. The glacier projects outwards from the East face of Panch Chuli and a 4 kms. The place itself provides an incredible scenery of a sprawling meadow bordered by tall oak and birch trees with the Panch Chuli (6904 mts./22652 ft.) looming in the background. After exploring the area trek back to base camp at Duktu. Dinner and overnight stay at camp.

Day 9   Duktu – Nagling
After breakfast trek back to Nagling. From Duktu to Nagling is a gradual descent and the days walk takes around 5 hours.

Day 10  Nagling – Bungling
In the morning we will trek down to Bungling. The trek is easy to downwards. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 11   Bungling – Sobla – Dharchula
This is our last day of trekking. We will trek down 5 kms to reach Sobla and from here drive to Dharchula. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 12  Dharchula – Almora
In the morning drive to Almora via Munsyari. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 13   Almora – Delhi
After an early breakfast drive to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight.

 KAFNI GLACIER TREKKING

On the same route as of Pindari and Sunderdunga but slightly different near the end lies Kafani Glacier which is a name trekkers are surely aware of. It is often said that the trek route is more fun than the small-sized (3 Km length) glacier in itself if compared to the other glaciers located around the same area.

 

The glacier could be reached by both Almora and Kathgodam depending upon the route taken. From here on, Bageshwar becomes the common beginning point which after passing several villages takes to Khatiya after which the Kafani Glacier is located. This glacier acts as the feed for Kafani River that merges with River Pindar which finally takes to River Alaknanda. This merging as everyone knows results into ends in River Ganges, making it one of the mightiest ‘water lifeline of India’.

One more reason of the popularity of the glacier is the ease of tackling the challenge in compared to the Pindari. The glacier could be approached beyond ‘Zero Point’ without needing any climbing gears and equipment unlike the other one.

DAY 1 : ARRIVE DELHI
Up on arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 2 : DELHI – KATHGODAM
After breakfast half day sightseeing at Delhi. By evening board a night train for Kathgodam. Overnight journey.

DAY 3 : KATHGODAM – BAGESHWAR
Arrival at Kathgodam by early in the morning and then drive to Bageshwar. Bageshwar is situated at the confluence of river Saryu, Gomati and the latent Bhagirathi. On arrival check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 4 : BAGESHWAR – SONG – LOHARKHET
In the morning after breakfast drive to Song and from here trek to Loharkhet. Loharkhet, a small hamlet on the banks of river Saryu. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay.

DAY 5 : LOHARKHET – KHATI
In the morning we will trek to Khati. Khati is the biggest village enroute Pindari. Dinner and overnight stay in tents

DAY 6 : KHATI – PHURKIA
In the morning trek to Phurkia. Phurkia, where the trees give way to alpine pastures and shepherds can be seen guiding their large flock across grazy uplands. Dinner and overnight stay in tents

DAY 07 : PHURKIA – ZERO POINT – DWALI
In the morning we will trek up to Zero point. From Zero point, we can see the view of Pindari Glacier. After exploring zero point trek to Dwali. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

DAY 08 : DWALI – KAFNI – DWALI
After early breakfast trek to Kafni glacier left of the Pinder valley and the Nandakot. From Kafni glacier we can see the main Himalayan ranges. After exploring Kafni glacier trek back to Dwali for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 09 : DWALI – DHAKURI
In the morning we will trek to Dhakuri. Dhakuri – Binjak ridge offers a view of the snow-clad Nandakot summit to the east of Maktoli to the west. Dinner and overnight stay in Dhakuri.

DAY 10 : DHAKURI – SONG – BAGESHWAR
In the morning we will trek up to Song and then further drive to Bageshwar. Dinner and 0vernight stay in Bageshwar.

DAY 11 : BAGESHWAR –KATHGODAM – DELHI
In the morning drive to Kathgodam and from here take a night train for Delhi. overnight journey.

DAY 12 : DELHI DEPARTURE
Arrival at Delhi by morning then transfer to hotel for relax. Evening transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight. Trip & services ends here…

SUNDERDHUNGA TREKKING

If trekker knows about the place to some extent, he would know that even the name expresses the place to some extent, the magnificence of the scenery if far beyond the word ‘sunder (which means beautiful)’ and ‘dunga’ (or ‘doonga’ which means ‘valley of stones’) can express together. In all its harmony, every single elements of Nature stands out to express its presence there (even fire when camps are set up).

The point that goes to Pindari is from where the journey to Sunderdhunga also starts. However, it takes turn just from Khati towards Jaikholi, Dudhiya Dhaung, Kathalia to reach to the Glacier. Moreover the valley could also be explored for two other glaciers that are no less in caching attention, Maiktoli and Sukhram.

The scenery is made complete by the presence of the four main peaks towering over 6000 ft. They are Tharkot, Maiktoli, Pawali Dwar and Mrigthuni. The trekking holidays to Sunderdhunga glacier is best enjoyed in the months Apr to Jun and Sep to Oct which generally takes 8 to 10 days.

DAY 1 : ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival at Delhi met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 2 : DELHI – ALMORA
Early in the morning drive to Ranikhet via Kathgodam, Bhimtal. Arrival at Ranikhet by evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 3 : DHAKURI – KHATI
This is an 8 km trek; Khati is the largest village on this route Sunderdhunga Base Camp Trekking and is on the banks of the Pinder Ganga.The people here are extremely hospitable and legend has it that they are the descendents of the race who provided shelter to.

DAY 4 : KHATI – JATOLI
In the morning after breakfast drive to Song and from here trek to Loharkhet. Loharkhet, a small hamlet on the banks of river Saryu. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay.

DAY 5 : LOHARKHET – KHATI
In the morning trek to Jatoli village, from Khati we will follow the Pinder River up to Warbham – the meeting place of Pinder River and Sunderdhunga stream. Now along Sunderdhunga stream, reach Jatoli crossing boulders ascent for night halt. Dinner & overnight stay in camps.

DAY 6 : JATOLI – KATHALIA
The distance covered today is 12 km through thick alpine forest for more than half the journey. You will also see the Saria River today. Kathalia is the last inhabited village (if you can call it that). Overnight in tents.

DAY 07 :KATHALIA – SUKHRAM CAVE – SUNDERDUNGA VIEW POINT – KATHALIA
In the morning we will trek up to Sunderdunga view point passes through Sukhram Cave. Today we will trek 10 kms and it will take 4-5 hrs to reach over there. On arrival set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 08 : KATHALIA – MAIKTOLI TOP – KATHALIA
After breakfast start a trek with a steep climb of 4 kms to reach Sunderdhunga Base Camp Trek Maiktoli top and from here you feel that you will touch the peak.The day is memorable for the adventure lover. Back to Kathalia for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 09 : KATHALIA – JATOLI
Trek back to Jatoli. Dinner and overnight stay in tents..

DAY 10 : JATOLI – KHATI
Trek back to Khati. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

DAY 11 : KHATI – DHAKURI
In the morning trek back to Dhakuri. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

DAY 12 : DHAKURI – LOHARKHET – SONG – BAGESHWAR
In the morning trek to Song (13 kms/ 5-6 hrs) and then drive back to Bageshwar. On arrival check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay..

DAY 13 : BAGESHWAR – NAINITAL – DELHI
IIn the morning drive to Delhi via Kathgodam. Arrival at Delhi by evening.

NANDA DEVI SANCTUARY TREKKING

A classic trek that retraces the pioneering steps of Shipton and Tilman through the Garhwal Himalaya. The Nanda Devi basin must surely be one of the most legendary regions in the entire Himalayan chain. The mountain itself, revered since time immemorial by all those who live in its shadow,  has long attracted the attention of the pioneering mountaineers and explorers, mystics and spiritualists, writers and everyday travellers who have visited the area.

This classic trek takes us across the picturesque meadows and valleys that border the western edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The route we follow was used by Shipton and Tilman on their amazing journey to the Nanda Devi basin. During the trek there are many views of the surrounding peaks and the Kuari Pass (3658m) itself has an unrivalled panorama of the Great Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi (7816m), Changabang (6864m), Doonagiri (7066m) and Kamet (7756m).

This amazing feat of endurance and determination was capped when Tilman later returned to conquer the peak itself. Sadly, the mystic of the area led to an excess of expeditions and ecological damage and the Sanctuary was closed in the 1980’s. Investigations are currently underway to assess the recovery.

 

First Itineraries  Day–By–Day Itinerary

DAY 1 : JOSHIMATH (270 KMS/8-9 HRS)

In the morning after breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag. Lunch enroute. Upon Arrival at Joshimath check into hotel. Evening explore Joshimath. Overnight stay in hotel. 

DAY 2 :

Reserve day for obtaining final permit for inner line trek. O/N – Hotel in Joshimath.

DAY 3 : SHIMATH – LATA VILLAGE (2317 MTS/7599 FT) (2 KMS/ 1 HRS)

An hour’s drive takes you to the Lata Village road head. Then trek to the village. Visit The Nanda Devi Temple and get a first hand experience of the distinctive culture of the region. Overnight in the village.

DAY 4 : LATA VILLAGE – LATA KHARAK (3689 MTS/12099 FT) (9 KMS/4-5 HRS)

  Today’s trek is a steep incline. The going is arduous but very satisfying as the trail unfolds before ones eyes. Lata Kharak is a high plateau with high peaks surrounding it. Trekking time could varyfrom 5 – 7 hrs! Overnight in Camp.

DAY 5 : LATA KHARAK – DHARANSI PASS (4250 MTS/13940 FT)

(10 kms/4 -5 hrs) A good nights sleep and what a morning! Towering snow clad peaks all around. Dronagiri, Nanda Gunthi and many more. The trail today takes a steep climb to Jhandi Dhar and Bagfyana Pass. From here on it ascends and descends through the narrow gorge of Satkul to Dharansi Pass. Over night in Camp. 

DAY 6 : HARANSI PASS – DEBRUGHETA (3500 MTS/11480 FT ) – DHARANSI PASS (6 KMS/3 -4 HRS)

On today’s trail the Malthuni – Bethratoli Ridges of the inner and outer sanctuary form a magnificent pass up to Rani Kholi and Donidar.The trail is a steep descent of about a kilometer to Debrugheta. Return to Dharansi Pass by late afternoon. Overnight at Camp.

DAY 07 : DHARANSI PASS – HITOLI CAMP SITE (2900 MTS/9512 FT) (12 KMS/5-6 HRS)

Today we go through Jhandi Dhar a steep descent of 4.5 km to the Hitoli camp site through thick forests of Rhododendron, Birch and Fir. Overnight at Camp.

DAY 08 : HITOLI CAMP SITE

Tolma Village , Surai thitha (2161 m) road head drive to Joshimath.  8 kms trek and 30 kms drive. Ater breakfast 5 kms trek down to Tolma village through the rich forest ot Thuner, Kail, Ddevdar and Surai. Then further trek down 3 kms to road head Surai Thotha. Drive to Joshimath 30 kms. Overnight in  Joshimath.

DAY 09 : OSHIMATH – RISHIKESH (9 HRS DRIVE)

After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Trip end at arrival in Rishikesh.

KHATLING SAHASTRA PASS TREKKING

Delhi-Rishikesh-Uttarkashi-Silla-Kushkalyani-Kyarki-Parital-Sahsratal-Kalyani-Kharsoli-Chowki-Khatling-Masartal-Mayalipass-Vasukital-Kedarnath-Gaurikund-Rishikesh-Delhi
Grade: High Altitude – Hard Trek 
Season: July-Aug-Sep
Duration: 18 Days 

The Khatling glacier is a lateral glacier, at the source of the river Bhilangana. Sahasratal and Masartal are on the west and east of it respectively. The Valley of Bhilangana affords a panoramic view of snow capped peaks and hanging glaciers. Jogin group, Kirtistambha and Meru are sublime and magnificent. The entire trek passes through thick forests and beautiful lush green meadows in the beginning. Later, it crosses two passes above 17,000 ft. and negotiates glaciers moraines and a snow patch

DAY 1 : DELHI

Receiving of guests from NEW DELHI railway station- check in hotel- Sight seeing trip of Delhi visiting Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, the Red Fort and the great Jama Masjid – the biggest mosque in India. Overnight in hotel.  

DAY 2 : DELHI-RISHIKESH

Drive to Rishikesh-is the base for Chardham Yatra and gateway of Garhwal Himalayas, Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers- visit ofTriveni Ghat, Laxman Jhoola, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev -Halt at GMVN Tourist
Bungalow.
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance: 225 kms.
Driving Time (App.): 6-7 hrs 

DAY 3 : RISHIKESH-UTTARKASHI 

Drive to Uttarkashi–At an elevation of 1158 meters on the bank of river Bhagirathi, Uttarkashi is an important pilgrimage center equated with Varanasi or Kashi in Divinity. Temple of Lord Vishwnath is located here along with other important temple like Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav,etc. Every Year on the occassion of Mahamela people visit Uttarkashi to take a Holy
dip in Bhagirathi along with the idol of their local deities-Halt at GMVN Tourist Bungalow. 
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance: 155 kms.
Driving Time (App.): 6-7 hrs 

DAY 4 : UTTARKASHI-SILLA CHHAN

  25 kms drive to Malla- Trek*9 kms to Silla Chhan with packed lunch. Dinner
and overnight in camp 
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance: 25kms+9kmsTrek*
Driving Time (App.): 6-7 hrs 

DAY 5 : SILLA CHHAN-KUSHKALYANI 

Trek*11 kms to Kushkalyani with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp. 
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance:Trek* 11kms
Driving Time (App.): 6-7 hrs  

DAY 6 : KUSHKALYANI-KYARKI 

Trek*14 kms to Kyarki with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp 
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance:Trek* 14kms
Driving Time (App.): 7-8hrs 

DAY 07 : KYARKI-PARITAL

Trek*18 kms to Parital with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in Camp
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance:Trek*18kms
Driving Time (App.): 7-8hrs

DAY 08 : PARITAL-SAHASTRAL 

Trek*12 kms to Bhimtal/ Taddiudyar via Sahasratal with packed lunch. Dinner
and overnight in camp. 
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance:Trek*12kms
Driving Time (App.): 6-7hrs 

DAY 09 : SAHASTRAL – KALYANI 

18 kms Trek*18 kms to Kalyani with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp 
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance:Trek*12kms
Driving Time (App.): 6-7hrs 

DAY 10 : KALYANI -KHARSOLI 

11 kms trek to Kharsoli with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp. 
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance:Trek*11kms
Driving Time (App.): 6-7hrs 

DAY 11 : HARSOLI-CHOWKI

Trek*12 kms to Chowki with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance:Trek*12kms
Driving Time (App.): 6-7hrs

DAY 12 : CHOWKI- KHATLING GLACIER-CHOWKI 

Trek*6 kms to Khatling Glacier with packed lunch. In the afternoon, return trek to Chowki. Dinner and overnight in camp. 
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance:Trek*12kms
Driving Time (App.): 6-7hrs

DAY 13 : CHOWKI-MASARTAL  

Trek*9 kms to Masartal with packed lunch-.A High Altitude lake. The place is rich in Fauna. It’s a small camping place Dinner and overnight in camp.
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance:Trek*9kms
Driving Time (App.): 4-5 hrs 

DAY 14 : MASARTAL-VASUKITAL 

Trek*15 kms to Vasukital via Mayali-pass(5400 mts)Panyatal and Teental with packed lunch-8 km trek from Kedarnath is the crystal clear pearl set in an unrivalled setting-he Vasukital Lake. From here originates the Vasuki Ganga which mingles with the Mandakini at Sonprayag Dinner and overnight at Vasukital in camp.

Departure: 06:00 hrs.Distance:Trek*15 kmsDriving Time (App.): 8-9 hrs

DAY 15 : VASUKITAL-KEDARNATH 

Trek*8 kms to Kedarnath with packed lunch-The temple is magnificiant in its style and architecture and to construct such a temple at this height over one thousand years ago must have been quite a feat. It is the abode of Lord Shiva and one of the famous Jyotirlinga. Halt at GMVN tourist Bunglaow
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance:Trek*8 kms
Driving Time (App.): 4-5 hrs  

DAY 16 : KEDARNATH-GAURIKUND 

Trek*14 kms to Gaurikund with packed lunch-As per religious texts Goddess Parvati meditated here for a considerable time to win a consort in Lord Shiva,Gauri is another name of Parvati. Also a famous temple of Gauri is at Gaurikund-Halt at GMVN tourist Bunglaow
Departure: 06:00 hrs.
Distance:Trek*14 kms
Driving Time (App.): 6-7 hrs  

DAY 17 : GAURIKUND-RISHIKESH 

drive to Rishikesh -Halt at GMVN tourist Bunglaow
Departure: 08:00 hrs.
Distance:215 kms
Driving Time (App.): 6-7 hrs  

GANGOTRI – GAUMUKH-TAPOVAN -NANDANVAN-SHIVLING BASE

Altitude:   Gangotri :3148 Mts. , Bhojbasa :3792mts. , Gaumukh 3,898 Mts. Tapovan 4560 Mts.
Enjoy 09 nights 10 days trip to the heart of majestic mountains, and trekking to the source of the most important river and the living Goddess of India, The Ganges.  We make exclusive walks to the base of  high peaks and to witness the  best sun rise and sun set on Shivling and Bhagirathi group of peaks. 

One joins Indian pilgrims doing their pilgrimage to the source of Ganges and encounters Babas & Sadhus on trek, some of them living round the year in difficult cold conditions doing yoga, meditation and other spiritual practices. We traverse the Gangotri Glacier from Tapovan to Nandanvan to get the most outstanding views of the high Himalayan Peaks.

DAY 01 : DELHI -RISHIKESH\UTTARKASHI DRIVE 5-HRS. (DELHI / HARIDWAR-4 HRS BY TRAIN)

Early morning drive to Uttarkashi. The entire drive is through the small villages and forest area. Enjoy the view of Lake made for the famous  Tehri Dam. Arrive and transfer to river side  nature Resort. Evening visit the hill town of Utterkashi, and famous vishwanath temple. Dinner and overnight rive side resort.

DAY 02 : UTTARKASHI/ GANGOTRI DRIVE: 5-6  HRS. OVERNIGHT HOTEL. MORNING

after breakfast drive to Gangotri. may make a comfort stop at Gangnani hot springs. Those who want can have a quick refreshing bath in the pool\ shower. Arrive Gangotri and transfer to hotel. Remaining day to Relax and to acclimatize . Visit Gangotri temple for Arti, evening prayer dedicated to goddess Ganges. Dinner and overnight hotel. 

DAY 03 : GANGOTRI\ BHOJBASA TREK: 5- 6 HRS. OVERNIGHT CAMP 

Morning after breakfast visit the famous Gangotri temple. Later we trek to Bhojbasa. The entire trek today is along the roaring Bhagirathi river. Arrive Bhojbasa and camp. Afternoon free to explore the area and to enjoy excellent sunset on Bhagirathi group of peaks. Dinner and overnight in tents. 

DAY 04 : BHOJBASA\ GOMUKH\ TAPOVAN TREK:5-6 HRS OVERNIGHT CAMP

 Morning enjoy the panoramic view of Bhagirathi group of peaks. After breakfast trek to Gomukh, the source of the Ganges. Explore the area and trek to Tapovan, one of the finest high altitude alpine meadows in the area. Today we traverse the entire Gangotri glacier to reach Tapovan. Arrive Tapovan and camp. Dinner and overnight camp. 

DAY 05 : TAPOVAN: OVERNIGHT:  CAMP

Day free to explore the area. One can read, meditate , walk to the base of high peaks and explore high altitude flora and fauna. Evening encounter the most panoramic sunset on high peaks.  Dinner and overnight camp. 

DAY 06 : TAPOVAN/ NANDAN VAN  TREK 2-3 HRS. OVERNIGHT:  CAMP

Morning after breakfast trek to Nandanan. Today we traverse the Gangotri Glacier to reach  Nandan van .  Arrive and camp . Meals and overnight camp. 

DAY 07 : NANDANVAN OVERNIGHT:  CAMP

Day free to witness the changing moods of high peaks. One can trek to Vasuki tal and come back  to camp.  Meals and overnight camp.

DAY 08 : NANDAN VAN / BHOJBASA TREK : 4-5 HRS. OVERNIGHT CAMP 

Early morning enjoy the sunrise on high peaks. After breakfast  trek to down to Bhojbasa. Arrive Bhojbasa and camp.  Dinner  and overnight camp.  

DAY 09 : BHOJBASA\ GANGOTRI TREK: 4-5 HRS . OVERNIGHT HOTEL

Morning  after breakfast trek down to Gangotri.  Meals and  overnight hotel. 

DAY 10 : GANGOTRI \ RISHIKESH DRIVE: 9-10  HRS.

We take the early morning car to Rishikesh. We stop for a refreshing hot water bath at the Gangnani hot springs, Packed lunch enroute. Arrive Rishikesh. Tour terminates upon arrival at Rishikesh.

 

ROOP KUND TREKKING

Roopkund, in the state of Uttarakhand in India, is a famous glacial lake. This lake is famous due to more than five hundred skeletons of humans that are found at the edge of the lake. It is located in the Himalayas and rests at an altitude of nearly 4,800 meters. Roopkund is located in the Chamoli district of Garhwal. It is one of the best sites for Trekking in Garhwal. It is closer to hill stations like Nainital and Kathgodam.  

DAY 01 : DELHI-HARIDWAR

Board Dehradun Nizamuddin AC Special Train for Haridwar at 23:30 hrs from Nizamuddin Railway Station. Overnight Journey.

DAY 02 : HARIDWAR-MUNDOLI

Arrival in Haridwar by 0535 hrs and from here drive to Mundoli (240 km/8-9 hrs) via Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag and Karanprayag. Arrival at Mundoli by evening. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

DAY 03 : MUNDOLI – WAN – BEDNI BUGYAL (3350 MTS/11000 FT) 

On the morning drive 10 kms to Wan, which is the road head for the trek. Today we will trek 11 km (5-6 hrs) to reach Bedni Bugyal, probably one of the best camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayas. Dinner and overnight stay in tents. 

Bedni Bugyal: Bedni Bugyal is a charming green meadow adorned with flowers in a spell binding varieties, in full bloom. There is a small lake situated in the midst of the meadow, where Tarpans are offered by the devotees. Situated nearby is a small temple where the devotees pay there obeisance, during their halt at Bedni Bugyal.

DAY 04 : BEDNI BUGYAL 

 Rest day for acclimatization/Exploratory day. Overnight in tents.

DAY 05 : BEDNI BUGYAL – BAGUBASSA (4100 MTS/13450 FT)

After breakfast trek to Bagubassa. Bagua means flowery park and Basa means place. And rightly the place was full of variety of flowers including the rare Bhram Kamal, a special godly lotus found at only and between the altitudes of 14000 – 15000 ft. Today we will trek 10 km, taking about 4-5 hrs to reach today’s campsite at Bagubassa. Dinner and overnight in tents. 

DAY 06 : BAGUBASSA – ROOPKUND (4450 MTS/14600 FT) – BEDNI BUGYAL

Bhagubasa to Roopkund is easy walking in the flat but in morens ? hour climbing with same view as last day. (4-5 hours). Kaluka Vinayak (pass) descending till to patar nachwani. The trek to Roopkund passes through delightful alpine pasture lands and snow fields, offering magnificent views of the Trisul, Nanda Ghunti, Badrinath peaks when the snow melts, human and equine skeletons remains can be seen. Some of them with flesh attached. These remains have been preserved in the alpine condition for centuries. It is believed that these are the remains of about 300 persons who died about 500 -600 years ago. In the afternoon trek back to Bedni Bugyal for dinner and overnight stay. 

DAY 07 : BEDNI BUGYAL – WAN (2436 MTS/8000 FT)

Retrace your steps towards Wan. This will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight in tents.

DAY 08 : WAN – RISHIKESH (2200 MTS /7200 FT)

After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute. Arrival at Rishikesh by evening. Upon arrival check into hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 09 : RISHIKESH – HARIDWAR – DELHI

After breakfast depart for Haridwar to catch same train at 10:30 hrs to reach Delhi. Arrival at Delhi by 14:30 hrs.

SIKKIM TREKKING

Bagdogra – Gangtok – Yuksam – Tsokha – Dzongri – Thangshing – Lamuni – Goecha La – Thangshing – Yuksom – Darjeeling and Bagdogra airport.
duration: 14 Nights and 15 Days
Highest Altitude: 4,940m
Best Time To Trek: March  To Middle of June and September & October To Mid November

Trip Itinerary

DAY 01 : ARRIVE BAGDOGRA AIRPORT TO GANGTOK

Arrive Delhi connecting fly to Bagdogra airport. Meet the guide at the airport and drive to Gangtok. (126 km / 05 hrs.). Overnight hotel.

DAY 02 : GANGTOK

A leisure day in Gangtok visiting places of tourist interest including Tashi view Point, Ganash Tok, Hanuman Tok and famous Enchey Monastery back to hotel after breakfast other Point visit Tibetology, Institute of Cottage Industry, Dro-Drul Chorten, Rope way and Flower snow world famous Rumtek Monastery. Return Back to hotel. Evening walk at the Mall or shopping/leisure. Stay O/N.

DAY 03 : GANGTOK – YUKSUM.

Drive to Yuksam(1780 m) from Gangtok. Arrive Yuksom In the evening take a walk to the Yoksom Coronation site, – a simple stone bench, where the three monks appointed the first king of Sikkim. Visit the nearby Ani Gompa {Buddhist nunnery). Overnight at Yoksom.

DAY 04 : YUKSUM – BAKHIM ( ALTD 2750 M ) CAMP

Trek from Yuksum to Bakhim 14 kms time taken approx. 6 hrs. Trek begins with a low gradient until you cross Sachen and the third bridge , Walk through dense forest of pine and oak after crossing river PrekChu it is straight 70 degree uphill climb this is the toughest stage in the entire trek , It will last for 2 Hrs depends on the fitness of the clients Finally we will come to Bakhim this is just a resting point for the first day. This campsite has only one hut of forest department in the hilly dense forest. Overnight at Camp or tourist hut.

DAY 05 : BAKHIM – TSHOKA (ALT. 3050 M) CAMP

Trek then we reach Bakhim the trail from Bakhim passes through magnolia and rhododendron trees the most tiring uphill climb. Tshoka is a small village housing about twelve thatched roof houses mainly Tibetan settlement .If weather remains clear we can see Mount Pandim, Aralunchong, Lama –Lamini,Pandim. Overnight in Tent or lodge 

DAY 06 : TSHOKA- DZONGRI ( ALT. 4020 M )

Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri is still a steep climbing time taken approx 5hrs we go through dense forest of rhododendrons there’re over 400 flowering species , a place called Deorali Dara provides a  agnificent view of mountains.Then we reach Phethang for a break .After Phethang still further climbing we reach Dzongri here the Vegetation is thin and we tend to find only small bushes and shrubs for the night stay here is a tourist hut Its usually overcrowded and noisy. In Dzongri early morning we take a walk to Dabla Khang( DzongriTop) the view from this place is magnificent one can view all the peaks .Acclimatization here is must for further ascending trekkers. Overnight in tent.

DAY 07 : REST DAY & ACCLIMATISE AT DZONGRI – THE DAY IS FOR REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION.

On this day one can savor views of the mountain peaks by climbing up to Dzongri Top. From here you get a panoramic view of Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678 m), Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narshing (5825 m). Towards the west,  the Singalilla Ridge, which separates Sikkim from Nepal, can be seen. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

DAY 08 : ZONGRI – THANGSHING – 3800 M.

Trek:Dzongri to Thangshing – 5 to 6 hours- Overnight camping Today we ascend gradually over open hillside for a mile or so to a low ridge visible from the campsite (13,500 ft/4,115m). From here, chortens and prayer flags overlooking fabulous views of Khangchendzonga and Pandim make ideal photocompositions. You then descend, at first traversing down towards Pandim on the far side of the valley, and then dropping steeply down on a good path through rhododendron forest to the Prek Chu River at 12,300 ft/3,749 m. for lunch (3 hours). There is a new trekking lodge here that the crew may use for cooking. We cross the river and ascend gradually for one and-a-half-hour, through pinewoods to reach a grassy campsite, beneath the shapely unclimbed peak of Pandim. A new hut has been built here, which may be available for cooking and even sleeping.

DAY 09 : THANGSHING – LAMUNEY (NEAR SAMITI LAKE) – 4298 M.

Trek: Thangshing to Lamuney – 3 hours -Overnight camping. Today’s walk is fairly short to give you plenty of opportunity to rest before tomorrow’s big day. You begin by continuing your walk parallel to the Prek Chu River. Sacred Samiti on the opposite side is a beautiful emerald green lake nestled in the midst of brightly colored wind-torn prayer flags.

DAY 10 : LAMUNEY – GOECHA LA RETURN – CHOAKCHRUNG. 

OTrek to Goecha La (4,984 m.) and return to  Choakchrung.  Overnight camping An early start today to beat the inclement weather conditions that is common during the latter part of the day. Set off in the early morning clmbing the hill behind the Lake before traversing the moraine and then descending to the sandy bed of an empty lake. The whole area above Samiti Lake is called the Zemathang Plateau. You cross this under the shadow of Pandim and then ascend moraine to a height of about 15,700 feet where you rest above a glaciated lake mottled with snow and icy pinnacles. The Goecha La Pass is another hour away. We traverse the lake and proceed across a slope, and then on a well-trodden path to our objective, which is festooned with brightly colored prayer flags. The views of the east flank of Khangchendzonga and the mountains and valleys in the distance are stunning. We then return to our campsite at Choakchrung:

DAY 11 : CHOAKCHRUNG  TO TSHOKA – 3800 M.

Trek: Choakchrung: to Tshoka – 7 to 8 hours- Overnight camping It’s worth getting up early to take a short hike to the ridge behind the camp. From here there are fantastic views of Khangchendzonga and one can look back up to the Goecha La. Leaving Thangsing, you take a different route, avoiding the long climb to the Dzongri Plateau. Descending to the Prek Chu, you contour around jungle to emerge at Phedang. Continue to Tshoka along another steep descent. This will save us a day on the return march, but does involve quite a long day.

DAY 12 : TSHOKA TO YUKSAM –5 TO 6 HOURS OVERNIGHT IN HOTEL.

Today you descend to the Prek Chu following the route you took up on the first day, and then contour gradually downwards to reach the village of Yuksam our starting point.

DAY 13 : YUKSUM TO DARJEELING

Morning transfer from Yuksom  to Darjeeling – on the way visit Tashiding Monastry continue drive (Optional 2hrs white River rafting at Rangit and Teesta River) and again drive to Darjeeling via tea Garden arrive evening check in hotel and free) (135 kms / 06 hrs).Evening free to explore the town. Overnight hotel.

DAY 14 : 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 15 : DEPARTURE FROM DARJEELING TO BAGDOGRA AIRPORT

OMoorning after breakfast transfer from  Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport / Bhadra pur Airport  4/ 5rs drive 130km ) Our service is finished.