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For those with little time, or less inclination to undergo the rigours of hard mountain trekking, the trek up to the meadows of Dzongri offers the benefit of having experienced a truly spectacular alpine trek within a span of a week (or even less). The trail runs through moss-laden forests of oak, chestnut, pine, maple, magnolia and rhododendron culminating in the meadows of Dzongri at 4,030 meters with exceptional mountain views. It is a naturalist's paradise. These forests harbour hundreds of varieties of wild plants; exotic orchids vie for attention with equally spectacular varieties of birds and butterflies. Some of the animals found along this trail are the Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Marbled Cat, Langur and the Red Panda. The program described below is planned for 8 days but it is possible to bring it down 5 days but depends also upon your fitness.
Upon our arrival at the nearest airport Bagdogra, where our assistant will meet you with transport to Darjeeling - about 3 hours. The journey through tea plantations and tiny villages takes us to Darjeeling. Built on top of a ridge, Darjeeling faces the Himalayasand provides a broad introduction to Nepalese culture in addition to its old colonial feel. Overnight comfortable stay in your hotel in Darjeeling (6700 ft.)
Early morning (@04:00AM), drive to the Tiger hill. Situated at an altitude of 8442 ft. Tiger hill has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise. The majestic peak Kanchenjunga (8596 mtrs) rears up flanked by Mt.Kabru and Mt Pandim to the far left are Everest, Makalu and Lhotse. Other peaks visible from here are Mt. Jano, Mt. Nar sing, Mt. Frey peak, Mt. Sinolchu etc. After Tiger Hill, visit Yiga Choling Monastery of Ghoom. After breakfast, visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, a high altitude wildlife Zoo with the most successful captive breeding center for Snow leopard and Red Panda. After this visit, you may proceed to Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center and then Tea Garden. You may take a joy ride in the famous Darjeeling "Toy Train", titled World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Evening free for market Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Yuksum. (1780 M) – The oldest capital of Sikkim. Yuksum is the base for Dzongri Trek. Overnight stay at Yuksom Hotel.
Start the first day trek to reach Tsoka (3049 m). It’s an uphill trek through dense bamboo bushes and forest. The trek crosses numerous streams en-route.Overnight stay at Tent.
Trek to Phedang along a well-marked track through thick Rhododendron forest, bamboo bushes. The trek is gradual climb for most part. Dzongri offers fantastic view of Kanchendzonga range of mountains and Mt. Pandim. Overnight stay in trekkers hut / camp. Overnight stay at Tent.
Today after breakfast, trek to Dzongri and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Tent.
Rise early and shine, today you will have to trek uphill till the ridge to chase the dawn. The view of the sun gliding above the mountainous horizon is breathtaking. Also, you can enjoy the astounding view of the neighbouring peaks - Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Kabru (7,000 m), Pandim (6,691 m), Rathong glacier, amongst other. After few steps, you will trek along the rhododendron bushes and pasture land, till you reach Chamaray. From Chamaray, a steep uphill climb might land you to Laxmi Pokhari. Back to Dzongri -which will be your camping site for the day and dinner.Overnight stay at Tent.
On this day, hike to Bikhbari. Dinner and overnight stay in Bikhbari camp.Overnight stay at Tent.
Today is going to be the day for what you have been waiting, trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Early morning, get ready for a trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp to see the stunning view of the Frey's peak (5830 meters), Koktang (6,148 meters), Kabur and Rathong glacier. Spend some time there and come back to Bikhbari for camp and overnight stay.Overnight stay at Tent.
This day can be spent at leisure to save your strength for the next day. Lap up the charming settings that abound. If you wish, you can explore the vicinity nearby. Retreat for the night in tents.Overnight stay at Tent.
Early morning, start trekking downhill to Bakkhim for overnight stay and dinner. Overnight stay at Tent.
Trek back to reach the Yuksum (End of Trekking). Here onwards drive to Pelling. On arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay. Overnight stay at Pelling Hotel.
On time, get driven to nearest Bagdogra Airport.
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Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.
In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.
Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.
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All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.
Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and checkout time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.
We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.
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We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.
To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.
Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.