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Sikkim Kanchenjunga Trek

22 Days

Kanchenjunga Trek Combined Sandakphu – 19 Days

From Darjeeling hills where tea plantations stretch as far as the eye can see, to Sikkim, an ancient Himalayan kingdom of Tibetan culture, this trek offers breath-taking views of the Himalayan range from Cho Oyo to Kanchenjunga. The Singalila range is one of the rare spots on earth where the view embraces five summits rising above 8000m, amongst them Everest, Makalu and Lhotse. On these 19th century English Lords trails, you will trek on easy narrow paths along the Indo-Nepali border, sometimes at the edge of the jungle, sometimes through rhododendron forests. The visit of the main Sikkim monasteries (Pemayangtse, Tashiding, Rumtek) provide a touch of culture and make of this journey a rare venture.

At first through luxuriant rhododendrons, pines, spruces and giants magnolias forests, then through green meadows and yak pastures, the trek leads us towards west Sikkim, close to the Nepali border. Along the Onglakhing glacier moraines and Samity sacred lake, we climb up to Goecha La pass, highlight of this magnificent itinerary, where we will savour the breath-taking scenery of the Talung glacier and the impressive east face of the third highest summit in the world, Kanchenjunga (8586m).

We are surrounded by Rathong (6679m), Kabru (7338m), Talung (7349m) to the south, and Kirat Chuli (7365m) and Pyramid Peak (7123m) to the north. The way back via a recently opened path, goes through lush green jungles overgrown with lianas and orchids.


Duration for treks of this grade stretches up to four (4) weeks. Trails generally go above 4000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 5 – 7 hours. The perfect setting of introduction to moderate trekking. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Bagdogra Airport and drive to Darjeeling
Day 2: Full day, Visit Darjeeling
Day 3: Drive to Manay Bhanjang and trek to Tonglu
Day 4: Trek to Gairibas (2620m)
Day 5: Trek to Sandakphu (3640m)
Day 6: Trek to Phalut (3600m)
Day 7: Trek to Raman (2560m)
Day 8: Trek to Rimbik (2280m)
Day 9: Drive from Rimbik to Pelling
Day 10: Pelling – Pemayangtse to Yuksam
Day 11: Trek to Tshoka (3030m)
Day 12: Trek to Dzongri (4020m)
Day 13: Trek to Thangshing (3930m)
Day 14: Trek to Samiti Lake (4200m)
Day 15: Samiti Lake – Goecha La (4940m) – Thangshing
Day 16: Trek to Lam Pokhari (4230m)
Day 17: Trek to Kasturi (3,715m)
Day 18: Trek to Labdang (1,830m)
Day 19: Trek to Tashiding (1740m)
Day 20: Drive to Gangtok via Rumtek monastery
Day 21: Full-day, Visit Gangtok
Day 22: Gangtok -Bagdogra (by car)

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your requirement or if you would like to customize it, please do not hesitate to contact us. This itinerary can be customized according to your required time frame and budget limit.

Why Trek with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions?

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Cost Inclusion

  • Bagdogra Airport pickup/drop off, on arrival/departure
  • All private transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in Darjeeling, Pelling and Gangtok with Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Sightseeing tour of highlights including entrance fees
  • All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort
  • Guide and camping staff / Cook and kitchen staff
  • Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with boiled water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Twin sharing tent for accommodation during the trekking
  • Full support camping crew with mules for porterage
  • Porters with the best possible equipment. (Staff transportation porters costs - including meals, insurance, salary)
  • All required permits for the trek, & Sikkim inner line permits fee
  • All government, local taxes, and official expense
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicine
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)

Cost Exclusion

  • Flight airfare
  • India Entry Visa Fees
  • Lunch and Dinner in Darjeeling, Peling and Gangtok
  • Extra night accommodation, meals, due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, personal porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for trekking, tour. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment.

Head Gears:
— Sun hat or scarf
— Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
— Sunglasses
— Head Torch
— Sun Creams (40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body:
— Cotton t-shirts and thermals
— Fleece jacket
— Waterproof jacket
— Down jacket

Lower Body:
— Lightweight cotton pants (long)
— Waterproof pants
— Inner thermals

— Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
— Creams
— Sanitizer

— Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
— Thick, warm wool hiking socks
— Comfortable hiking boots
— Shower sandals

— Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
— Trekking bag (Rucksack)
— Duffel bag
— Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
— Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
— Water bottle or camel bag
— Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits:
— Personal Regular Medicines
— Knee Caps
— Bandages
— Ointments
— Blister Tape

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 2 copies of passport-size photos (For sim card and travel purposes)
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport
— Travel Insurance and Flight tickets

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Sikkim Kanchenjunga Trek

Trip Facts

  • 22 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4940m/16,207ft.
  • Sept - Nov/ March - May
  • Bagdogra, India
  • Bagdogra, India
  • Fully Camping
  • 2 Person

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