Yala Adventure

Go Che La Dzongri Trekking

Arrive Bhadrapur/Bagdora Airport and transfer to Darjeeling (2130 meters). A charming 5/6 hours journey through the Tea Gardens and tiny villages takes us to Darjeeling.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Bhadrapur/Bagdora Airport and transfer to Darjeeling (2130 meters). A charming 5/6 hours journey through the Tea Gardens and tiny villages takes us to Darjeeling. Built on top of a ridge, it faces the Himalayas and is a popular destination for the domestic and overseas tourists. O/N Hotel.

Day 02: Early morning trip to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga, the third highest summit in the world. Afterwards we visit the famous Ghoom Monastery which enshrines an image of the Maitreya Buddha (the Coming Buddha). Later on we can step in the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, and Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre and visit the nearest tea plantation. In the evening, stroll around The Mall or souvenir shopping. O/N Hotel.

Day 03: Darjeeling – Yuksum (1760 meters). En route we pass the commercial hub of Sikkim, Jorethang and a quiet river town of Legship trailing alongside the River Rangit. The journey takes almost 5 hours. Yuksom was the first capital of erstwhile Kingdom of Sikkim. The first Chogyal ( King) was crowned here and the stone throne is located in the Norbughang Chorten. Today, Yuksom serves as the base from where all treks into the alpine heights of Dzongri and Kunchendzonga begin. The trekking routes beyond Yuksom are reputed to be the best among the high altitude trekking areas of the world. This is a very popular trekking route with Dzongri. O/N Hotel

Day 04: Trek from Yuksom-Tshoka (3030 meters) in 6 hrs. The trail runs up the Rathang valley, through thick semi-tropical forests. Afterwards a steep climb takes us to the tiny Tibetan village of Tshoka. The landscape has now changed into alpine, rhododendron and magnolia forests. We get excellent vistas towards the whole Himalayan range and Mt. Kanchendzonga. O/N Tent or trekker’s hut.

Day 05: Trek from Tshoka – Dzongri (4020 meters) in 5 hrs. A steep trail zigzags up through temperate forests and large stands of rhododendrons, to the vast clearing of Phedang. During April and May (perhaps the best trekking season), the spectacle is gorgeous, as the land becomes a mass of flowers (400 species have been listed so far). After 3000 meters, we follow the ridge line to Dzongri, a pasture area for Yuksom yaks from April to October. O/N tent or trekker’s hut.

Day 06: Acclimatizing: According to the fitness of the group, we could head northwest to the Dzongri, where the panorama is stunning over Rathong glacier and far out, towards the Nepal’s border summits. We can also organize a shorter ascent towards Dzongri peak (4320 meters) and enjoy a great vista of the Kanchendzonga (8586 meters), the third highest summit in the world. O/N tent or trekker’s hut.

Day 07: Dzongri – Thansing (3930 meters) in 4 hrs. We descend through rhododendron forest towards the banks of the glacial Perk Chu River. We establish our campsite on Thansing grassy pastures. The southern ridge of Kanchendzonga and the Onglakhang glacier are visible directly ahead and there are close up views of Mt. Pandim to its grandeur. O/N tent or trekker’s hut.

Day 08: Thansing – Samity Lake (4200 meters) in 3 hrs. A pleasant walk beneath the west side of Pandim, through dwarf azaleas and rhododendrons in Zamathang. We take a foothold onto the Onglakhing glacier and climb up to the shores of Samity Lake, reputed to be the sacred soured of the Prek Chu river ringed by prayer flags, the lake reflects Forked Peak, Kabru North Gocha Peak and other snow capped peaks.

Day 09: Samity Lake/Goche- La (4940 meters). Thansing, in 7 hrs. We have to leave quite early this morning, as fog and clouds come to stick to the pass shortly after the sunrise. The track to Goche-La climbs steeply through moraines. From the pass, ringed with colourful prayer flags, we can see the Kanzhendzonga and beyond the Talung Glacier.

Day 10: Goche-la to Samity Lake. O/N tent or trekker’s hut.

Day 11: Samity to Thansing. O/N tent or trekker’s hut.

Day 12: Thansing to Dzongri. O/N tent or trekker’s hut.

Day 13: Dzongri to Tshoka. O/N tent or trekker’s hut.

Day 14: Tshoka to Yuksom. O/N Hotel.

Day 15: Yuksom to Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. O/N Hotel.

Day 16: Transfer from Gangtok to Bhadrapur/Bagdora for flying out

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  • 46465_1603370169107_2986800_nNamaste Yadu

    I made it home safely and even was upgraded to business class for the first part of my flights home from Kathmandu to Abu Dhabi. Which was great.

    I would like to thank you for organising everything whilst I was in Nepal. You are certainly Mr FixIt when it comes to sorting out itineraries, hotels, guides, flights, buses, etc.This made my trip run very smoothly without any hitch. I will pass on you details to anyone I know who is looking to travel to Nepal.

    I also saw Ben a couple of days ago, he’s fine. He and Kate are expecting their 2nd child next year which is great news, he is really missing Nepal and we are talking about coming back.

    Do you have a postal address for Yala Adventure that I can courier some equipment for Pasang to. I have spoken to a few friends at some uk outdoor equipment distributors and have managed to get a pair of boots for him, free of charge which I would like to send over.
    I like to help out where I can and this would be a great way to say thank you.

    Hope all is well with you and your family

    Regards, your friend

    Sonny Bennett
  • Dear Mr Yadu,
    I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for arranging the trip to Mount Kailash intestimonials1 August 2012. Thank you for making this impossible dream becoming a Possible trip. Every moment has been cherished since then. It was such an amazing trip, carefully planned and prepared, and suitably adapted to my needs.I acknowledge how much efforts you put in this trip and how you went be.yond your limits. I would really recommend you to other travellers.
    Aarti Ramasamy
    Aarti Ramasamy