Day 01: pickup from (N J P) New Jalpaiguri railway station / Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok (1,950.mtrs) 125km appx.
The nearest airport is Bagdogra, around 125.km from Gangtok and nearest railway station is NJP, around 120.km. Bagdogra airport and NJP serve as entry points into Sikkim. From here you can get connecting flights to many destinations. From the airport, helicopter service is available between Bagdogra and Gangtok, around 35 minutes one way. Pick up from Bagdogra airport /NJP railway station is available and takes 3 to 4 hours to Gangtok. The road routes from Bagdogra airport, NJP and Siliguri all meet at Sevoke Road which leads to National Highway NH31A. The route passes through the Teesta bazar and then all the way goes to Gangtok through the Police Check Post at Rangpo. Foreigners need Inner Line Permit (ILP). Our Guide, a driver will help you get all necessary permits. From here have Tea and Snacks and then continue your drive to Gangtok. Check in at the hotel. You have a free evening.
Day 2: Gangtok (Rest day).
Day 03: Gangtok (1,630.mtrs) to Lachung (2750.mtrs) 125km, 6-7 hrs.
This day after breakfast drive from Gangtok to Lachung, 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. Take the lunch break at Mangan. Mangan is a small town which is at 1,185.mtrs. After lunch drive towards Chungthang. From here the drive continues to Lachung. Lachung is a small town at an elevation of 2,700 meters in North Sikkim. The name Lachung means small pass. Lachung is one of the popular tourist destinations in North Sikkim for Yunghtang Valley, Hot spring, Zero points and Lhaba-pass trek. Lachung is approximately 125.Km from Gangtok. Drive around 6 to 7 hours. Lachung, quite close to the China border, serves as an excellent base for adventure lovers. The main occupation of the people here is agriculture. They mostly grow potatoes, cabbage, and green peas in the moderate weather of summer. People also rear cattle and Yaks. Lachung remains as the highest inhabited Himalayan village in Sikkim and in winter months of January and February this village regularly receives snowfall. Lachung Village majorly has people from the Buddhist Bhutia community.
Day 4 Lachung to Shiv Mandir Base Camp (3,950.mtres.
This day after breakfast, drive to Siva Mandir is about 2 hours maximum. The trail passes through Yumthang Valley. Overnight at Shiv Mandir Base Camp.
Day 05: Shiv Mandir Base Camp (3,950.mtrs) rest, equipment distribution.
Day 06: Shiv Mandir Base Camp (3,950.mtrs) to Advance Base Camp load ferry.
Day 07: Shiv Mandir Base Camp (3,950.mtrs) to Advance Base Camp load ferry.
Day 08: Shiv Mandir Base Camp (3,950.mtrs) to Advance Base Camp moved (4,500.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.
This day after breakfast trek to advance base camp is about 4 to5 hours walk. The trail is steep, shrubby and rocky. Overnight at camp.
Day 09: Advance Base Camp to Camp 1 Route Open.
Day 10: Advance Base Camp (4,500.mtrs) to Camp 1 move (5,100.mtrs) 5 to 6 hours.
Today after breakfast we will start climbing towards from Camp 1 over the Brumkhangse Glacier. The trail is quite steep and you will encounter crevasses about 250 meters before Camp. Part of the walk can be done over the rock ridge. It is safe and easy. The camping place will have safe and open area. overnight at camping.
Day 11: Advance Camp to Summit (5,630.meters) 4 to 5 hours.
We start climbing around 1:00 am at night. Make sure you are well-prepared and well rested for the big climb. You will have to wake up early to start the climb. This is a long climb, so you should be mentally strong and prepared psychologically. It would take somewhere between 4 to 5 hours for average climbers. Slow climbers may take another 1 to 2 hours in addition and throughout the trail, you can get good views.
The summit offers you great views of the area. The wide and open surroundings give you a royal feeling top of the peak you would get panoramic views of the unique diversity of plains, valleys, glaciers and majestic spectacular, snow-capped mountains and down words you can get views of covered with ancient dense forests. Enjoy your time on the top, then back to summit camp 1 overnight at summit camp.
Day 12: Camp 1 to Base Camp (3,950.mtres) 5 to 6 hours.
This day after breakfast you will pick up your camping gear then directly descend towards from Base Camp by-passing the Advanced Base Camp. Overnight at camp.
Day 14 Base Camp to Gangtok (6 to 7 Hours).
After having breakfast, we depart for Gangtok. The drive ideally should not take more than 6 to 7 hours. But it is advisable to start early since it is a long drive. We suggest you pack the luggage the night before. And Lunch can be enjoyed at Mangan Bazer. After having lunch, continue your drive towards Gangtok. Overnight stay at the hotel. In evening free time.
Day 15: Leave Gangtok for NJP/Bagdogra as planned.
After having breakfast, we depart to NJP or Bagdogra Airport depending upon the trekker’s mode of transportation to their respective homes. It is advisable to start early since it is a long drive. We suggest packing the luggage in advance before starting on your journey. The distance from NJP/ Bagdogra airport is 125 kilometers which ideally should not take more than 3 to 4 hours. Lunch can be enjoyed at Siliguri. After having lunch, continue your drive to your destination at the N J P/Bagdogra Airport.