|Destination:||India||Trip Cost:||$1358 USD|
|Group size:||2-12 people||Max-Altitude:||4,329m/14,202ft|
|Arrival on:||Sikkim, India||Departure from:||Bagdogra, India|
|Accommodation:||Three star hotel.|
Join Himalayan Glaicer's View of Mt. Kanchendzonga Trek also known as Dzongri Trek for an extraordinary mountain adventure trek into the hinterlands of Mt. Kanchendzonga. The trek lies in the Sikkim State of India in the Eastern-Himalayan foothills bordering with Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. The trek takes us from less than 4,000 ft to 16, 400 ft height within about 40km's drive. The moderately difficult trek is probably the most famous trekking route in Sikkim. The trek has been designed for those who wish to experience a truly spectacular alpine trek with forests of oak, chestnut, pine, maple, magnolia and rhododendron. The attractions of the trek includes the great preview of a variety of Sikkim's biodiversity encompassing beautiful rhododendron flowers, bird population and some amazing views landscapes and of course the majestic Himalayan peaks. The trail runs through the meadows of Dzongri at 4,000m with exceptional mountain views. The snow covered mountains and lush dense green valleys invigorate one's soul leaving one bewildered by the extravaganza of its natural beauty.The trek route we undertake lies inside Kanchenjunga National Park. The trek would start from Yuksom. The destination is Dzongri which offers a great view of Kanchendzonga. Yuksom village is the last motorable point before we embark on the trek to Dzongri. The first few hours will be a fairly easy trek through the tropical forests amidst beautiful views of the forest, hills and a river flowing far below in the valley. We encounter plenty of streams and water bodies on the way even in summer. We have to walk through steep slopes all the way till Tsoka.
Today early in the morning, we make our excursion at Tashi View point, near about 8km from Gangtok. Astounding view of Khangchendzonga and the Siniolchu greet us at this point. Some distant north, Sikkim monasteries along the North Sikkim highway are also visible from this point. After having short excursion, we return back to the hotel for breakfast. At this juncture, we are ready to start our today's program.First we will visit Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms (also known as Government Institute of Cottage Industries), established by government to promote the manufacturing and selling of authentic and traditional arts and handicraft: blankets and shawls in "Lepcha" weaves, thankas, wooden decoration etc. Next point to be visited is Enchey Monastery. This small hermitage was built by lama Druptob Karpo (renowned for his power of flying) after he flew at this place from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim more than 200 years ago. Further, we also do not miss the opportunity to be at Research Institute of Tibetology, a world-renowned research center for Tibetan Buddhism. The research institute showcases the rare collection of antique like statues, antic manuscripts, thangkas etc. This Institute was founded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1957. Along in the evening, we will visit Rumtek Monastery which lays near about 24 km From Gangtok in a lovely landscape. The first monastery was built in 1717 by Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal, but then was destroyed by the earthquake and aging. His holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa constructed the second monastery in 1960. Overnight in the hotel.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.