Arraying beyond the ocean point to a couple of hundred meters, the dales of Kanchenjunga exhibit amazing land diversity. Exceeding through the various tea estates and heavily wooded dells, Kanchenjunga is overloaded with vast stretches of alpine pastures. The trek to Khadchendzonga or Kanchenjunga from Darjeeling may be a challenging one. For some, it’s going to sound strenuous and challenging, while for all others, the trek may be a sight of pleasure.
Arrival in Darjeeling and overnight occupy Yuksom (5670 feet)
On day 1, as soon as you arrive in Darjeeling, you'll need to make your own thanks to reach Bagdogra Airport. From there, you'll be driving to Yuksom by trespassing Teesta River.
Continuing uphill, you'll be crossing the Legship bridge to succeed in your final destination.
After that, you'll reach your Yuksom hotel, check-in and spend your remaining day at leisure.
Sachen trekking (7150 feet)
Your day 2 trekking are going to be for a complete duration of 5 hours through Rathong River, Lush Forest, and Paha Khola Bridge. On your way, you'll be treated with the delight of several wild orchids and monkeys wandering here and there.
As you trek to the Sachen, somewhere on your midway, you'll enjoy your pre packed lunch to stay you energised for the remaining trekking experience.
Your entire trekking route from Yuksom to Sachen is loaded with lush thickets of rhododendrons, magnolia, and ferns. If possible, attempt to spot some wild species of orchids that you simply may find on your go.
After hours of trekking, you'll finally arrive by your campsite at Sachen; enjoy your dinner before you call it for the day.
Tshokha trekking (9700 feet)
Your day 3 trekking will last for a duration of 4 to six hours.
As you begin trekking towards Tshokha, you'll be feasted with aromatic viburnum plantations.
Once you cross the Prek Chu River, you would like to trek uphill for subsequent 2 to three hours until you reach your next halt point of Bakhim.
A couple of additional trekking will finally take you to a Tibetan Refugee Settlement – Tshokha.
Phedang trekking (12000 feet)
Your day 4 trekking is for 4 to five hours.
As you progress uphill from Tshokha, you'll be treated with the sights of rhododendrons. Moving beyond here, a fast trek will ultimately take you to Phedang where you've got your overnight campsite arranged.
Dzongri trekking (12980 feet)
Your day 5 trekking experience lasts for 3 hours in total.
Once you're through with your breakfast, you'll be crossover 4000 meters scenic uphill where you'll enjoy your packed lunch and relax for a few time. Once you get acclimatized with the environment , you'll finally move further to succeed in your Dzongri campsite. Meanwhile, if you would like , you'll capture the scenic beauties of Kabru, Rathong, Simvo, Pandim, and Koktang peaks.
This day is entirely reserved for leisure activities.
You can awaken early within the morning and choose some short excursions to explore the spots around.
A day at leisure is planned in order that you'll get proper acclimatization with the environment before you carry ahead with subsequent height.
Your overnight stay has been arranged at Dzongri campsite.
Thangshing Trekking (12900 feet)
Day 7 trekking experience will last for around 6 to 7 hours.
With a gradual ascend, you'll be climbing around 1 mile today towards a coffee ridge situated at the peak of 13500 feet. it's here where you get to witness numerous chortens and vibrantly coloured prayer flags fluttering all around. Throughout your trekking adventure, you'll be blessed some fascinating vistas of Pandim and Kanchenjunga peaks.
Now onwards, you'll start descending down within the direction of Pandim trespassing the thick forest lining of rhododendrons. you'll stop at Prek Chu River for a fast short break before you ascend over the moraine. then , we all are going to be halting for a brief lunch break at a trekking occupy the midway.
Before you retire at the Thangshing Campsite, you'll be trekking for a further 1.5 hours.
Goecha La Pass Trekking (16000 feet)
To avoid the extremities of the weather here, it's advisable to start out your trekking adventure early within the morning.
First, you'll be ascending uphill by making your way through the moraines, and later, you'll start descending towards Samiti Lake by trespassing Zemathang Plateau.
Next, you'll be trekking for about an hour to form your thanks to the Goecha La Pass.
The moment you reach the Goecha La Pass, soothe your eyes with the stunning views of the Kanchenjunga and other vastly spread peaks before you head back within the direction of Lamuney.
Your overnight stay is arranged at Samiti Lake Campsite.
On day 9, you'll be trekking for a complete duration of seven to eight hours.
It is always good to start out your day early within the morning and obtain to a close-by ridge to enjoy the picture-perfect vistas of the magnificent Kanchenjunga peak.
Later, you'll all assemble at a standard point to start out your Tshoka trekking by taking a route through the Dzongri Plateau in order that you'll easily avoid the long climb.
This time, your trail are going to be passing through Prek Chu and Phedang deciduous forest cover.
Settle down at the Tshoka campsite and luxuriate in your dinner.
Your day 10 trekking journey will last for five to six hours.
From the Prek Chu assembly spot, you'll start descending down within the direction of Yuksom, check-in at the hotel there and relax for the remaining length of the day.
Goodbye to Yuksom
Your 11 days trekking adventure of Kanchenjunga from Darjeeling ends here.
Once you're through with your morning breakfast, you'll be told to check-out from the hotel and make your thanks to Darjeeling for your return journey."