Brumkhangse Expedition

Brumkhangse Expedition

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About Brumkhangse Expedition:

 

Brumkhangse (5635 Meters) peak is situated in the Lachung area, near Yumthang valley, North Sikkim. Most of the area in North Sikkim is restricted to travelers because it shares the boundary with the People’s Republic of China. It is a sensitive border and is controlled by the Indian Army.

Mount Brumkhangse is one of the easiest and comfortable expedition peaks in north Sikkim near Yumthang valley located at a lofty an elevation of 5,635 meters, is one of the non- technical peaks to climb if compared to the famous peak Mt. Tenzingkhang West Sikkim. The Mount Brumkhangse expedition does not require too much climbing equipment. Also for this expedition, a certain amount has to be paid a royalty fee to the Sikkim government. The best time for this climbing in April, May, and September and October with mild temperature and less rain or snow. The trail goes through the dense and lush green forest. The peak offers you majestic views of the snow-capped mountains

Short itinerary:

 

Day 01: pickup from (NJP) New Jalpaiguri railway station / Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok (1,950.mtrs) 125km appx.

 

Day 2: Gangtok Rest.Marketing.

 

Day 03:  Gangtok (1,630.mtrs) to Lachung (2750.mtrs) 125km, 6-7 hrs.

 

Day 4:  Lachung to Shiv Mandir Base Camp (3,950.mtres.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Day 11: Advance Camp to Summit (5,630.meters) 4 to 5 hours.

 

Day 12: Camp 1 to Base Camp (3,950.mtres) 5 to 6 hours.

 

Day 14:  Base Camp to Gangtok (6 to 7 Hours).

 

Day 15:  Leave Gangtok for NJP/Bagdogra as planned.

Detail itinerary:

 

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.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY WITH BLACK YAK EXPEDITIONS:

 

Please contact us directly through phone or email us through filling up the enquiry form for the Best Rates and Availability. The rates depend on the number of people and the minimum required the number of the person for the trek. The more the number of trekkers the better the Price. The given rates will be based on per head per day basis which will include all the necessary facilities required during the trek from the point of start to the end. We arrange up to the maximum number of 60 people and the minimum should not be less than 2 people.
We provide considerable rates for the bigger group, Student Group, Religious Group and Senior Citizens. The rate is based on quality service requested by groups. Do email us [email protected] know the special prices and services provided.

 

PRICE INCLUDE AND EXCLUDE:

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN PRICE

1: 2 nights in the standard hotel at Yuksom (MAP plan).

2: Accommodation during the trek (camping/guest house).

3: All meals – vegetarian (starting from dinner at Yuksom and ending with breakfast at Yuksom.

4: Meals while on trek (Veg & Egg).

5: Trekking permits and forest camping charges. and Police verification at Yuksom.

6: Accommodation on trek Trekking equipment (sleeping tents 2 Or 3 man Dom, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, sleeping bags etc.

7: Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, etc.

8: Services of an expert trek leader/Guide (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses).

9: Services of an expert trek team (cooks, helpers, porters/mules.

10: Transport from N J P / Bagdogra airport to Yuksam and return.

 

Note: Normally other company charges extra for uploading Bag Pack, but black yak expeditions allow up to 20. kg free. More than 20.kg you have to pay ₹. 500/- per day per bag pack.

If you have bag packs weighing more than 08. kg then you can give it to the yaks or horses prior to the trekking before leaving arranged exclusively for the trek. The backpack cannot weigh more than 20. kg and No suitcases and trolleys only duffel bags will be allowed.

Withdrawing cash: If you are intended to visit in North sikkim from Lachen and Lachung for expedition, trekking and  sightseeing then don’t expect for withdrawing cash in Yuksam because Yuksam does not have ATM services till updated the year 2020.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

1: We do not provide travel insurance except for any Expeditions.

2: Food during transport is not included (pick up point to and from the base camp to drop point).

3: Alcohol, Soft Drinks, bottled water.

4: Anything Not Specifically Mentioned Under the Head.

5: Any costs arising out of unforeseen Circumstances like Landslides, Road Blocks, Bad weather, etc.

6: External purchase you make during your travel or on trek routes like food, local crafts or drinks.

7: Itinerary includes transport for pick up and drops yet if you do not want then you can exclude this option) Transport to and from the base camp (N J P/Bagdogra airport to trekking point and return).

8: Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.

9: Personal expenses of any kind.

10: Anything apart from the inclusions.

11: Tips for guides, cooks or trekking staffs and telephone calls, laundry, etc.

How to Reach:

 

If you are trekking with Black yak expeditions

Arrive at (NJP) Railway Station, Siliguri or Bagdogra airport by 9 am (on your own)

Black Yak Expeditions will arrange pick-up vehicles from NJP railway station and Bagdogra airport to Yuksom the base camp of your trek. We provide luxury vehicles like INNOVA, ZXILO or normal vehicles like TATA SUMO GOULD, BOLERO, etc. And mini cab suitable for 2 or three family with light travel bags like, Wagoner, Alto etc. We cannot arrange shared jeeps because it is not reliable. Above all there are no direct shared jeeps to certain parts of Sikkim from pick up points. You have to break down your points while taking shared jeeps. For example if you are traveling to Yuksom for Goechala Trek or Dzongri Trek there are no direct shared jeeps from New Jalpaiguri Railway station NJP or Bagdogra Airport. First you have to reach silliguri junction from there you have to take a vehicle to Jorethang. (Jorethang is a small business town or main point that connects to most part of Sikkim.) Even though if you reach Jorethang than here comes another challenging part that is all the regular shared jeeps that comes to Jorethang from Yuksom Leave within 2:00 pm. So you have to be there within 1:00 or 2:00 an. Even after that there is no 100% guaranteed that you will get the shared jeeps because it is pre booked by locals by call and you should also keep one thing in mind that in tourist season most of the vehicles are pre-booked. So thinking about shared jeeps is not good at first place.

Transport is arranged in a Tata Sumo (or similar vehicle). Each cab costs Rs. 5500/-

If you request pre booking for pick up and drop along with trek or tour package than this statement is not applicable to you since Black Yak Expeditions will pay for the charges but in case if you have not asked for pick up and drop facilities than you should know that the transportation cost is additional, to be shared among the trekkers and paid directly to the drivers.

On the day of pickup at least do your best to be present at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) or Bagdogra Airport within 9:00 Am or 10:00 Am.  Incuse if we start late from this two points than we will reach certain trekking basecamps like Yuksom very Late at night and that can cause great inconvenience to you as we have to begin the trek early next morning. It takes around 6-7 hours from New Jalpaiguri Railway station NJP or Bagdogra airport to Yuksom. Expected arrival time at Yuksom is 5 pm. Due to ongoing constructions on the route and sometimes heavy traffic jams it can delay our travel on the route.

 

Getting Back:

Depart from Yuksom early morning.

Black yak expeditions we will arrange reserved vehicle to drop trekkers to NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport.

The transportation cost from Yuksom to NJP/Bagdogra is additional, to be shared among trekkers and paid directly to the driver.

The approximately cost for reserved vehicle is Rs. 5,500/-

Expected arrival time at NJP/Bagdogra is 5 pm. It is wise for you to book your train/flight tickets late in the evening to give you enough buffer time. Or Plan extra days in your itinerary to avoid busy schedule.

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