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LOCATION: Bagdogra - Yuksom - Bakhim - Dzongri - Thangsing - Samati Lake - Goechala - Thangsing - Tsoka - Yuksom - Jalpaiguri – Bagdogra Airport

OVERVIEW: Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri - Yuksom, In Yuksom, Yuksom - Bakhim (3005m) - 12kms / 07hrs, Bakhim - Dzongri (4030M) - 8kms / 04hr, Dzongri - Thangsing (4030M) - 07kms / 05hrs, Thangsing - Samati Lake (4280M) - 08kms / 03-04Hrs, Samati Lake -Goechala - Thangsing (4940M) - 06kms / 08-09hrs, Thangsing - Tsoka - 15kms / 07hrs, Tsoka - Yuksom, Yuksom – Jalpaiguri, Jalpaiguri – Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri station drop.

Itinerary...
Day 1: Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri - Yuksom.

Arrive in Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri. Drive to Yuksom. Check into hotel. Familiarization/ sightseeing in the evening.

Day 2: In Yuksom.

In this day full relaxed before start your Journey, in this day we will engage some shopping and in the evening we will arrange some team bonding activity. Overnight at Yuksom.

Day 3: Yuksom - Bakhim (3005m) - 12kms / 07hrs.

Begin trek after breakfast in hotel. Today is a 12 kms walk to Bakhim situated among beautiful alpine plants and Sikkim's famous orchids. Several Himalayan fauna are found and Bakhim itself has many rare varieties of birds and butter ies. The trail undulates continuously as you constantly cross small side valleys, following the Rathang river gorge through dense mixed jungles. Packed lunch en-route. Camping overnight.

Day 4: Bakhim - Dzongri (4030M) - 8kms / 04hr.

After breakfast, we head towards Dzongri. This is a short day's walk to give you enough time to acclimatize. Contour for two hours through dwindling amounts of rhododendrons, berries and the haunt of the red panda, before a steep half-hour takes you to the easy section adding to some prayer ags on a rise. The magni cent panorama of the Kanchenjunga massif lies before you - 'gilded at dawn, in amed at sunset'. The dwarf rhododendron adds a romantic touch to the magical world of Dzongri. Reach Dzongri by noon. Camp overnight at Dzongri.

Day 5: Dzongri - Thangsing (4030M) - 07kms / 05hrs.

Trek to Thangsing with packed lunch. It is a gradual ascent over open hillside with views of Kanchendzonga and Pandim and then a descent through rhododendron forests. Cross the river and walk uphill through pinewoods to reach Thangsing beneath the unclimbed peak of Pandim.

Day 6: Thangsing - Samati Lake (4280M) - 08kms / 03-04Hrs.

Today is a very gentle, leisurely stroll up the Prek Chu valley amidst spectacular scenery. Majestic Pandim towers above you on your right and huge rock walls ank the other side of the river. Pass ruined shrines, mani walls inscribed with Tibetan prayers and a yak-herder's hut, used only in the summer. Cresting a small rise the beautiful sacred turquoise Samati Lake appears below you. We camp for the night by the lake.

Day 7: Samati Lake -Goechala - Thangsing (4940M) - 06kms / 08-09hrs.

An alpine start today, when you set o before rst light- climbing the hill behind the lake before traversing the moraine and then descending to the sandy bed of an empty lake. The whole area above Samati Lake is called the Chemithang Plateau. Cross this under the shadow of Pandim and then ascend moraine to a height of about 4710m. Rest and lunch above a frozen lake, which is dotted with snow and ice pinnacles. Walk along a well-trodden path to the Goecha La, which is an hour away from the lake. Stupendous views of the east ank of Kanchenjunga and the distant mountains and valleys. Walk back to Thangsing to the camp.

Day 8: Thangsing - Tsoka - 15kms / 07hrs.

It is worth getting up early to undertake the short hike to the ridge behind the camp. From here you get a fantastic view of the Kanchenjunga and can look back up to the Goecha La. Leaving Thangsing, we take a di erent route back, avoiding the long climb to the Dzongri plateau. Descending to the Prek Chu river, contour round through the jungle with some ups and downs to emerge at Phedung again. From here it is a steep walk down to Tsoka where we camp for the night.

Day 9: Tsoka - Yuksom.

After breakfast trek to Yuksom. It is a steep descent back to the Prek Chu River following the route you took up on the rest day. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight at Yuksom.

Day 10: Yuksom – Jalpaiguri.

After complete breakfast at the hotel today we will proceed to Jalpaiguri, in the late afternoon we will reach at Jalpaiguri and check into the hotel rest of the time free for leisure. Overnight at Jalpaiguri .

Day 11: Jalpaiguri – Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri station drop.

After complete breakfast at the hotel today we will proceed to Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri rail station to board the flight or train for you’re onwards destination.

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