Day 01: pickup from (N JP) New Jalpaiguri railway station/ Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok (1,700.mtrs) 125km appx.
The nearest airport from Bagdogra around 125.km from Gangtok And nearest railway station from (NJP) around 120.km. Bagdogra airport and (NJP) serve as the confluence point for many travelers. From here you can get connecting flight for any destination. From the airport, helicopter service is available between Bagdogra and Gangtok around 35 minutes one way. Pick up from Bagdogra airport /NJP to Gangtok 3 to 4 hours. The road routes from Bagdogra airport, NJP, and Siliguri all are meet the Sevoke Road which leads to the National Highway NH31A. The route passes through the Teesta bazer and then all the way goes to Gangtok via Pass through Police Check Post at Rampo. Foreigners need Inner Line Permit (ILP). Our Guide, driver will help get it`s takes you Sikkim permit more than half-an-hour. From here take a Tea and Snacks and then continue drive to Gangtok. Check in hotel in evening free time.
Day 02: Gangtok (1,630.mtrs) to Lachen (2750.mtrs) 123km, 6-7 hrs. Appx.
This day after breakfast drive from Gangtok to Lachen. It is around 6 to 7 hours. The journey will take you past various places of interest such as the Tashi View Point, Phodong Monastery, Kabi Longstok, Mangan and Chungthang which you are encouraged to visit. You will have a lunch break at Mangan. Mangan is a small town which is at 1,185m. After lunch drives towards Chungthang and continue to Lachen and Lachung. Lachen is a small town at an elevation of 2,700 meters in North Sikkim. The name Lachen means big pass. Lachen is one of the popular tourist destinations in North Sikkim for Gurudongmar Lake, Green lake trek and Choktha valley. Lachen is approximately 123Km from Gangtok, a drive of around 6 to 7 hours. Lachen, quite close to the China border, serves as an excellent base for adventure lovers. The people mainly engaged in agriculture. The more important crops are Potato, cabbage and green peas as the moderate climate during summer supports these crops well. In the winter months of January and February this village regularly receives snowfall. Lachen mostly has people from Bhutia community and practice Buddhism.
Day 3. Lachen (rest and packing)
Load sorting and segregation, advance party leave for kalapather in one pickup truck and a tata sumo to setup the camp. Distance: 75 km; time: 4 hrs (7 am to 11am)
Day 4. Lachen to kala pathar (14492ft).
Team 2 will leave for kalapather in one tata sumo and regroup with the advance team.
Day 5: rest at kala pathar (14492ft).
Advance team will move to mugathang with the load on the yak/joe and setup camp, team 2 will rest at kalapather for acclimatization.
Day 6: kala pathar to mugathang village (14775ft) (via lungnak la (16516ft)
We move to muguthang village to occupy the camp. We have to negotiate steep slope after lungnak la with scree and loose rocks.
Day 7: mugathang to jongsong glacier system (next to goma chu river)
We move in south-west direction in the narrow valley to the pass which opens to wide grassland. Cross the river at dolma sampa through the suspension bridge by itpb.cross the ridge to reach goma chu originating from lhonak glacier. Further west to goma chu is flat grazing ground for yak.
Day 8: Jongsong glacier plains to base camp.
Going westward from Goma chu on right over gradual slope which opens into terminal moraine after crossing a stream that joins goma chu. Going further north of glacier we reach a vast lake near base camp surrounded by mt.langchung kang.
Day 9: base camp setup.
Basecamp, kitchen tent set up and sorting of food and equipment for higher camps.
Day 10: load ferry to base camp i near jongsong la (20190ft) and back to base camp.
Glacier pool at 19003 ft under the shadow of huge rock wall and hanging glacier few km before jongsong la. Move across and negotiate the maze of terminal moraine of jongsong glacier time: 5-6 hrs.
Day 11: load ferry 2 to base camp i and back to base camp.
Day 12: load ferry and occupy camp I (19003ft)
Panoramic view of lhonak valley on east, peak of lhonak, chorten nyima towards north, mt. Langpo and fluted peak towards south and langchung kang , jongsong la towards west Time: 5-6 hrs.
Day 13: camp i to camp ii recces (20117ft), load ferry and back to camp i
Negotiate the 300ft rocky channel at 70-degree elevation- need to fix 400ft of fixed rope. After channel cross the 200 my of scree- loose rock on 40-50 degree slope. Negotiate a 200mt rock wall to reach the ice field on top. The channel provides safe route by reducing avalanche risk from the hanging glacier on top time 8hrs.
Day 14: load ferry to camp ii and back to camp i rope fix and load ferry to camp.
Day 15: load ferry to camp ii and occupy camp ii
We need to negotiate the most technical part of the climb with the help of fixed rope and occupy camp ii.
Day 16: load ferry to camp iii (21225ft) and back to camp ii.
Day 17: load ferry to camp iii and back to camp i.
Day 18: rest at camp I (19003ft).
Day 19: camp I (19003ft) to camp ii (20117ft).
Day 20: camp ii (20117ft) to camp iii (21225ft).
Day 21: camp iii (21225ft) to summit camp (22552ft).
02 reserve days for the summit in case of bad weather.
Day 22: summit attempt to camp ii (20117ft)
After midnight, we push for the summit and reach the summit
Climb to dome kang and jongsong massif col and reach the southeast ridge of jongsong after which traverse to the west summit- main summit of mt. Dome kang. Return to camp 1 after winding up higher camps.
Day 23: camp into base camp: We wind-up the camp 2 and move to base camp.
Day 24: base camp rest and packing: We pack all the ration, equipment and clean up the base camp.
Day 25: base camp to mugathang.
Day 26: mugathang to kala pathar.
Day 27: kala pathar to Gangtok city.