low altitude Trek Ravangla to Pelling 

low altitude Trek Ravangla to Pelling 

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Ravangla to Pelling 

Ravangla is a small tourist destination in south Sikkim an elevation of 2,055.meters It is connected by state highway to other major towns in the state and between Pelling and Gangtok from Ravang starting point for the trek to Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary and Low altitude trek for the Pelling low altitude trek it is one of the most popular and risk-free trek and completely remove of altitude sickness. The temperature is a moderate and easy route. Ravangla to Pelling trek is normally of long duration and offers you. You will experience for high low altitude trekking. The route from Ravang to Pelling trek through from Tashiding Monastery –Hongri Monastery -Yuksom the first capital of Sikkim -Khecheoparli-Darap Village and trek end from Pelling. It is perfect and easy trek start from Ravangla south Sikkim and end from Yuksom or Pelling. The Low altitude trek is best suited for old ages and peoples who love adventure and love local culture and respect nature. In low altitude trek, you will be enjoying with flora and fauna also some of the places you can get Majestic views of higher Himalayas above 6,500.mtrs to above 8,000.mtrs. The trail through dense forest and monastery.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Bagdogra Airport to Ravangal (2,055.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

Day 02: Ravangla (2,055.mtrs) to Tashiding (1,460.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

Day 03: Tashding (1,460.mtrs) to Hongri Monastery (2,147.mtrs) 5 to 6 hours.  Via Sinon Monastery (1976.mtrs).

Day 04: Hongri Monastery (2,147.mtrs) to Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) 3 to 4 hours.

Day 05: Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) to Khechuperi (2,226.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

Day 06: Khechuperi (2,226.mtrs) to Darap village (1,526.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

Day07: Darap Village (1,526.mtrs) to Pelling (1,992.mtrs).

Day 08: lave to Pelling to Airport / Railway Station (Drive.)

Detail Itinerary

 Day 01: Bagdogra Airport to Ravangla (2,055.mtrs) 6 to 7 hours.

It is a 6-7 hour ride through the hills. Upon arrival in Ravangla, prepare for the trek that starts the next day. If time permits, one could also see around Ravangla: Buddha Park, and monastery are a couple of local attractions. The Ravangla is a small tourist destination in south Sikkim an elevation of 2,055.mtrs it is connected by state highway to other major towns in the state and between Pelling and Gangtok from Ravang you can get Majestic views of snow-capped mountains in Sikkim and many more Himalayan range. Overnight Hotel/Camping.

Day 02: Ravangla (2,055.mtrs) to Tashiding (1,460.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

After breakfast Trek gradual descending towards from Tashiding suspension bridge walk around 3 to 4 hours. This day sometimes you will walk on the motorable road. On the way you will visit Bon monastery it is the famous monastery in Sikkim. The Bon monastery was established in 1980 AD by the late Yung Dung Tsultrim. As per the facts, there are only two Bon monasteries in India; one in Himachal Pradesh and other in Sikkim. The monastery exhibits the fascinating paintings of Bon deities, Bon Demonical Buddha. The Bon monastery is located between from Kewzing and Ravangla inner route from Yuksam and Pelling road with impressive beautiful flowers into the village towards from Tashiding riverside. Cross over the suspension bridge then you will take few minutes over here with drinking water then trek continue gradual ascend towards from Tashiding. Tonight your camp near from Tashiding Monastery Overnight at camping/ Homestay.

Day 03: Tashding (1,460.mtrs) to Hongri Monastery (2,147.mtrs) 5 to 6 hours.  Via Sinon Monastery (1976.mtrs)

This day before breakfast you will visit Tashiding monastery. Tashiding monastery was founded in 1641 by name Ngadak Sempa Chempo Phunshok Rigzing who belonged to the Nyingma sect in Buddhism. Ngadak was one of the three wise men who held the consecration ceremony crowning the first King of Sikkim at Yuksom. It was extended and renovated in 1717 during the reign of the third Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal. ‘Bhumchu Ceremony’ or festival is a popular religious festival that is held on the 14th and 15th day of the first month of Tibetan Calendar.The Tashiding Monastery is also part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit involving the Yuksom, Dubdi Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse ruins, Sanga Choeling Monastery, and Tashiding Monastery.

After exploring the monastery having breakfast then trek to Hongri monastery the trail beginning easy decade towards from Tasiding Bazar after Tashiding Bazar the trail steep ascend towards from Sinon Monastery. This day trail along on the hills with beautiful views and lightly forest till from sinon monastery.The sinon monastery is the oldest monastery in Sikkim located on the top of the hill from Tashiding an elevation of (1976.mtres) near sinon monastery direction of the west side of you can visit holy cave as for the meditation place. After Sinon Monastery the trail goes to the Hongri monastery through from Nesha Pokhari Dara. The Nesha Pokhari you will have lunch then trek continue to the Hongri monastery over the Nesha Khebukley village. Hongri monastery is the oldest monastery in Sikkim located top of the hill from Yuksom an elevation of (2,147.mtres) in around the Hongri monastery some of the few Lepcha villages and here if day is clear you will get incredible view of Mountains like The Chogyal Peak, The Frey,and The Kokthang peak  and downwards offer you Tashiding monastery, Rangeet River and Pelling town and camp near from monastery. Overnight ta camping/homestay.

Day 04: Hongri Monastery (2,147.mtrs) to Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) 3 to 4 hours.

This is a fairly easy walk and the trail gradually towards from Yuksom. The trail through Tsong village and Dubdi monastery it is around 3 to 4 hours walk from Tsong Village the trail along on the motorable road towards The Dubdi monastery. The Dubdi monastery is an hour’s walk from Yuksom the trail through the front of PHC health center from Yuksom. The trail gradually ascends the path covered with greenery and trough wild forest. Before 3000meter below you will get the motorable road. There you will have to cross the motorable road, then the trail easy ascends towards from monastery on the way you will worship of holy rock and stupa. The Dubdi monastery Established in 1701, it is professed to be the oldest monastery in Sikkim and is located on the top of the hill from Yuksom an elevation of 1,974 meters. The Dubdi monastery known as the Hermit’s Cell after its ascetic founder Lhachen Namkha Jigme, who along with two other lamas from Tibet met at Norbugang near Yuksom and crowned Phuntsog Namgyal as the first King or Chogyal of Sikkim at Norbugang Yuksom in 1642.The Dubdi monastery around possesses rare forest. Near Dubdi monastery there is one holy rock it is especially for Buddhism people not for other religions. After death Buddhism peoples we will have the last ceremony funeral peace on that rock as per the facts, there are only four rock in the world. One in Bihar Buddha-gaya and another in Sikkim. And the other two from Bhutan and Tibet after the Dubdi monastery the trail easy descend from Yuksom. Overnight Camping/hotels.

Day 05: Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) to Khechopalri (2,226.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

After breakfast trek beginning from Yuksam the trail gradual desand towards from Ladung Bridge near Leathang (Lepcha village) Keep continue to the motorable road after few minutes you will reach from Leathang Lepcha Village. From here the trail again gradual ascend towards from Khecheopalri Lake. Khecheopalri Lake is regarded as one of the most sacred Lake and one of the tourist hotspot places for all the time. Many people come to over here for worship and offering. Khecheopalri Lake is sacred for both Buddhists and Hindus and is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake.

The khecheoparli lake origin from Yuksom before many years ago. His origin place is called Labding. After Yuksom shifted from Cho-Sho near from Dofuk village. Cho-Sho it is behind the present place from Khecheoparli Lake at that time the Khecheoparli Lake is quite big and Cho-Sho his second birthplace is inferior and it is a too congested place. And the Khecheoparli Lake again shifted from present place.

Before shifting the Khecheoparli Lake from Yuksom.The people are very less and the people staying with many horses, yak, and cows. Sometimes the animals died. The peoples used to put them into the lake, then the lake became dirty by the action of peoples. Then the lake moves to another place from Cho-Sho. Near Khecheoprali village.

The Khecheopalri Lake is also part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit involving the Yuksom Dubdi Monastery,Pemayangtse Monastery,Rabdentse ruins, Sanga Choeling Monastery, and Tashiding Monastery.An interesting feature of the lake is that leaves are not allowed to float on the lake, which is ensured by the birds which industriously pick them up as soon as they drop into the lake surface. In morning You can get taxis, vehicles for Pelling,Gayzing, and Gangtok around Khecheoprali village homestay, hotel are available here. Overnight tent/Homestay.

 Day 06: Khechopalri (2,226.mtrs) to Darap village (1,526.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

In morning before breakfast, you can visit Lake and monastery and have your breakfast then start trek for next camp. This day some time the trail through to the village an about 4 to 5 hours walk. The trail will continue on the motorable road towards from first small stream. Here the trail gradual ascends from Melli Dara near Melli monastery and a nice spot for the photography of Majestic views of snow-capped mountains. And the trail gradual descend towards from Rimbi powerhouse After powerhouse the trail cross over the bridge then the trail steep ascend towards from Darap Village.the Darap village is one of the small town and tourist sports places.The area is mainly inhabited by the Limboo Community and other small communities like the Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs, and Lepchas live in harmony. The landscape is gently sloped unlike any other locations in the west of Sikkim. Overnights at camping/hotel.

 Day07: Darap Village (1,526.mtrs) to Pelling (1,992.mtrs)

 This day after breakfast trek to pelling the trail is easy and walk along on the motorable road it is about 2 hours walk. After arriving pelling check in camp or hotel and keep your bag pack then hike freely. This is an awesome location, one and a half kilometers away from pelling you will enjoy the walk through the dense forest, and once you finally reach, you will be amazed. Not much of ancient architecture to see, most of it is destroyed, by natural climates, but it is well maintained and very few tourist visits the place, makes it quite enjoyable.

Overview

The Rabdentse ruins

Rabdentse was the second capital of the former kingdom of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814. The capital city was destroyed by the invading Gurkha army and only the ruins of the palace and the chortens are seen here now. However, the ruins of this city are seen close to Pelling in West Sikkim. It was first established in 1670 by Tensung Namgyal son of Phuntsog Namgyal by shifting from the first capital of Yuksom that was consecrated in 1642.

The Rabdentse ruins are part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit starting with the first monastery at Yuksom known as the Dubdi Monastery, followed by Norbugang Chorten, Tashiding Monastery, the Pemayangtse Monastery, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, and the Khecheopalri Lake. After The Rabdentse Ruins trek for the pemayangtse monastery.

The Pemayangtse Monastery

The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Sikkim near Pelling designed and founded by Lama Lhatchen  Chempo in 1705, it is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim, also the most famous in west Sikkim.Originally built by Lhatchen Chenpo in the 17th century, as a small Lhakhang, it was subsequently enlarged during the reign of the third Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal who was considered as Lhatchen Chenpo’s third reincarnate, Jigme Pawo. Further visiting pemayangtse you will have lunch. In evening overnight at camping /Hotel.

Day 08: lave to Pelling to Airport / Railway Station (Drive).

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 to your journey. The distance from NJP/ Bagdogra airport is 155 kilometers which ideally should not take more than 7 to 8 hours. Lunch can be enjoyed at Jorethang or Malli Checkpost. After having lunch, continue your drive to your destination at the N J P/Bagdogra Airport.

19 Tips before Travel with Black Yak Expedition:

We would like to make your travel worry free and memorable. For that we will try our best from our side. At the same time you should also prepare yourself beforehand so that it would be easier for us to communicate with you and make your travel easy. Before head off on your trip, please be sure that you have acknowledged following information, documents and requirements.

If your first time travelling here is a list of 19 tips you should do or bring before your traveling.

 

You have read out what to bring list for your travel activities:

  1. You have gone through the trip itineraries in detail: Please go thoroughly through the trip detail itineraries before making enquiry for particular trek.
  1. You are fully aware of health related issues in your activities: You must be well concern about your health problems and fully conscious with it. For example if you have Heart Problems, high or low blood pressure, mental health problems or frequently you are vulnerable to sunstrokes. We recommend you to travel with a trusted companion on whom you can rely open in case of emergency. Depending on where you’re going, you may need to get special vaccines or medications as a precaution against various diseases. For the most comprehensive and up-to-date medical recommendations, check the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, which also lists health advisories by country. In addition, if you routinely take any prescription medication, make sure you have enough to cover the duration of your travels so that you don’t run out while you’re overseas. We advise you to carry medicinal kit box and first aid kits because there may be some remote areas where you cannot find Pharmacy or Chemist shops nearby.
  1. You have secure your travel insurance policy: We provide travel insurance for peak expedition only we do not provide insurance for high and low altitude trekking, hiking, package tour, and other small activities. Travel Insurance is compulsory for all the clients who are going to participate in any of our adventure activities. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency air, ambulance/helicopter rescue services and personal liability. Please ensure you have your policy number and emergency telephone number for your insurance company. If this is unavailable please ensure you provide us with the necessary information required by your Insurance Company in case of an emergency. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete cover for anything things that may go wrong. And make sure that you have all of the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Also, ask you medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If it doesn’t, and you want to add extra coverage,
  1. Bring copies of your passport and visa. If your passport gets stolen or lost you want to be sure that you can still get back into the country, or be able to prove your citizenship.
  1. Leave a copy of your passport and visa. For extra backup, leave a copy of your passport at home or with someone you trust. Consider making an electronic copy you can store in your email account as well.
  1. Register with your embassy. If there’s a problem in the country, this will make it easier for your government to contact you and get you to safety.

 

Money:

  1. Prepare your finances: Call your bank and let them know that you will be overseas so your funds do not get cancelled while you are travelling. Your bank will also be able to advise whether your bankcard/credit card will work where you are going. It’s best to take a mixture of money – credit card, debit card or STA Travel CashFLEXcard, plus cash just in case. If all else fails, have someone you can depend on for an emergency transfer. Most of the ATM available in India accepts Masterio or Visa Verified International Shopping Debit Cards but advise you to ask your branch for details. Always carry plenty of cash because some remote parts in India does not have ATM branches. If you are intended to visit places like Yuksam for Goechala Trek or Dzongri Trek or sightseeing then don’t expect for withdrawing cash in Yuksam because Yuksam does not have ATM services till updated year 2017.
  1. Look up the monetary conversion before you go. Finding out that one Danish Krone is equal to just 19 cents … bad surprise. Make sure you do your math before you travel to get a sense of where the conversion rate is at.
  1. Make sure your credit card will work in the country you’re visiting. European banks have switched almost completely to the more secure chip-and-PIN technology, and fewer businesses abroad are accepting the outdated magnetic-strip cards.
  1. Go to a bank or ATM in the country you’re visiting. The conversion centers in the airport or around the city tend to be huge rip-offs. You won’t get charged as many fees at the ATM or the bank, and the conversion will be exact.
  1. Always have local cash. Not every place takes credit cards. Especially important places like trains or buses.
  1. Call your bank or credit card provider. Sometimes banks think that fraud may be occurring if transactions are suddenly happening in Bali when you’re from Jersey, and they will turn off your card as a security measure.
  1. Check the country’s entrance/exit fees. Some countries require travellers to pay in order to enter or leave the country. These fees are not included buy tickets now for places you know you want to visit or see. By buying in advance you’ll be able to skip more lines, and find more deals targeted toward you.
  1. Get guide books. Guide-books usually include maps, key words or phrases, and give you enough detail on certain sites that you won’t need to purchase the pamphlet at the venue. And download apps before you travel. Avoid downloading charges from your wireless carrier and get your apps before you leave.
  1. Research events going on while you’re there. This will help you make sure that you’re not missing the best events going on in the city — fun things like festivals, ceremonies and natural events. Also be sure to research as a few national dishes to try. You don’t want to leave the country without experiencing what it’s known for.
  1. Electronics: Activate your phone’s global capabilities. There’s usually a charge for doing this, but it is much less than the roaming charges you’ll get if you don’t. Get information on reliable roaming network service provider. Do inform your near and dear ones that you may have to stay out of reach in case if you are up to high altitude trek.
  1. We recommend you to carry Power Banks, Solar charger, Mini Solar Lights or special trekking torch etc. We also recommend to carry travel plug adapter in order to plug in. If it’s crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for both types. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit if you plan to take many electronics. If you are here for high altitude trek then please keep in mind that there are no electrical supplies in the mountains. It’s worth investing in portable phone chargers and/or spare batteries that can be charged and swapped into phones, cameras, and other electronics so that you can stay fully charged while you’re on the go.
  1. Get accustomed with local culture and Beliefs: Learn some basic local languages and educate yourself about the beliefs and traditions with the help of Guide Book. Get basic concept of gestures and body language because certain gestures can be interpreted as rude or vulgar. Most of the communities in India have their own rich beliefs and myths. Most of the communities are nature worshippers if you have a guide never fail to ask before spitting, Urinating in certain places. Because some of the streams, stones and places are regarded as holy.
  1. You have enough information about weather and travelling season of our destination country: You have enough information about the geography, environment and country. You have clear idea about getting there from your country. You have contact details of our company.

How to Reach

If you are trekking with Black yak expedition

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

Black Yak Expedition 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 Expedition 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 expedition 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.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE THIS TREK :

What to Carry (Equipments) ?

This list shall cover the clothing and equipment that you will require for the trek.

IMPORTANT GEAR FOR TREKKING:

1. Bag pack: Typically a 60L pack is sufficient for most trekkers. Some prefer a larger pack but make sure you have trekked with large packs and weights before if you are going to opt for a larger pack. If you are going to trek with a pack smaller than 60L ensure that you can fit all your gear into it properly otherwise packing and carrying will become a constant problem. If you have not bought your packs yet, make sure you do not order your packs online. It is important to personally check out the pack. The design and construction must be right for you. Hence wear and see the pack if you can. A pack without an internal frame is ill-advised. It must have a good lumber support, sturdy shoulder straps with good padding. Pack must feel comfortable on your shoulder and must afford good hip support (via adjustable hip straps).

 2. Rain cover: Make sure your pack has a rain cover too. If it does not come with one then you must buy it, but it is necessary to have it. And Carry a poncho (avoid Velcro. Zips or buttons down the side to hold the poncho are better) or a good water proof jacket to protect you from rain

3. Trekking Shoes: Having the right kind of shoes (or not having them) is one of those things that can make your excursion sheer joy (or a nightmare). Make sure your shoes are ‘your’ shoes, that you have worn them before and used them to get used to them before taking them along. Brand new shoes might give you shoe-bites and cause discomfort. There are several good trekking shoes available in all price ranges available. Salomon, North Face etc. are the more expensive brands. The emerging standard in recent times is the Quechua Forclaz series. The budget should be dictated by how frequently you are going to trek and what they cost for the return you will get. Army boots, although slightly heavy are extremely good to trek and high value for money. Besides they are very cheap. If anyone is interested in them, one could try those too. My experience has been military boots are a match for any trekking shoes and I have used a couple of pairs for several years although now I have a pair of Forclaz 600 (with which I am not exactly impressed). Carry one additional pair of shoe laces with you. It is a good idea to carry a pair of slippers/floaters. Remember shoes are VERY IMPORTANT and hence pick your pair carefully and break into it before the trek.

 4. Socks: Carry about 3-4 pairs of good sports socks. Also carry a pair of woollen socks. Many trekkers wear woollen socks at night in their sleeping bags. If you are going to wear them while walking (which is usually not necessary) then you might want to carry one additional pair.

 5. Underclothes: Carry about 3 sets of underclothes. That should be sufficient for the trek. 3 sets for a period of over a week seems odd but those who have trekked will attest to a fact that one does not change clothes everyday on a trek. It does not make sense nor is it necessary.

 6. Thermal inners: You might want to carry a set of thermal inners. It is not usually necessary and one is certainly ill-advised to wear them while trekking but those of you who feel very cold might use them in the evenings.

 7. Trekking pants: One need not carry too many on the trek. 2-3 pairs of pants (including the one you will start with) should be sufficient. DO NOT carry jeans. They are heavy, occupy space and do not dry quickly when wet. Good track pants, cargoes and so on are better bets.

 8. T-shirts: 3 T-shirts (full sleeve if u are susceptible to feeling cold). The quick-dry sports T shirts are the best as far as our experience goes.

 9. Warm clothing: Carry adequate warm clothing. 2 good warm jackets/sweaters, and a jacket on top is what one usually wears at night if it gets too cold apart from the primary clothing inside. The idea is layered clothing. One big fat jacket is never a good idea because it gives you no flexibility to remove a layer in case you are too warm inside (or add a layer if u are a little cold). In fact your warm clothing will take up most of your space in the pack Make sure that you carry enough warm clothing for how cold you generally feel. Temperatures may hover around zero on a couple of nights. .

 10. Cap/Head: A good balaclava (monkey cap), scarf, possibly a pair of warm gloves is advisable. Carry a sun hat/cap for the trek. It works better than walking in a monkey cap.

 11. Good Idea: Carrying a pair of shorts is a good idea.

 12. Good Idea: Carry a good torch with spare batteries.

 13. Good Idea: Carry a good pair of sunglasses.

 14. Basic toiletries – Brush: Carry basic toiletries – Brush, paste (small tube), small soap, a small bottle of moisturizer perhaps and a stick of lip balm if you wish. Soap- strips (paper soap) and a bottle of hand sanitizer are also very handy.

 15. Lunch box: Carry a lunch box (tiffin box) and a spoon. It is better than a plate, mug and a spoon as it is much lighter. Also one can use to eat in, drink tea in and also carry small things if needed. It is very useful when lunch has to be packed as we won’t have to use aluminium foil and thus will reduce the amount of trash we gather. Lunch will be packed in the lunch box. Thus, do not forget to carry the lunch box and a spoon. Add to that two 1 lit. Bottles for water also Headlamp/LED torch.

 16. Personal first aid kit: You might want to carry a small personal first aid kit. In case you do the following things could be a part of your list


1. 
Paracetamol (1 strip of 15)

2. Brufen 400 or Voveran 50mg (1 strip)

3. Pain killer

4. Crocin

5. Combiflam (1 strip)

6. Disprin (1 strip)

7. Metronidazole 400mg (1 strip)

8. Sinarest (1 strip)

9. Cetrizine (1 strip)

10. Allegra 120mg (1 strip)

11. Band-Aid strips

12. Neosporin powder

13. Savlon (small bottle)

14. Cotton

15. Gauze dressing (3 pieces)

16. Leukoplast tape/ Adhesive tape (0.5 or 1 inch width)

17. A pair of scissors.

18. Betadine antiseptic cream

19. Health Supplement

20. Amoxicillin and Potassim

21. Eye Drops

22. Digene

23. Bitadine

 

NOTE: If you are Asthmatic please carry your inhaler or other prescription medication with you. Similarly, if you are a susceptible to Migraine pains, please carry your medication with you.

It is advisable to carry all the gear in plastic bags for additional protection inside the sack.

Documents to carry on the trek. (Indian client


1.
 Make sure you are carrying the following documents on the trek.

2. Disclaimer – original + 2 copies.

3. Medical certificate from a registered and practising doctor with his stamp and registration number. – Original + 2 copies.

4. A Govt. of India Photo Identity card + 3 photo-copies (most preferred are Passport, Aadhar card, Voter-id card, Drivers licence and PAN card in that order).

FOREIGNERS, PLEASE NOTE:


1.
 Foreign nationals will also have to get the Inner Line Permit made at the Melli check post while entering Sikkim in route from NJP/Bag-Dogra airport. Without this document, they will not issue trekking permit.

2. Special trekking permit as per regulations, made from Gangtok Department of Tourism.

3. Black yak expedition can make special trekking permit from Gangtok Department of Tourism you are not allowed to trek before obtaining Trekking Permit. That is why you should reach Yuksom atleast two day before the trek. You need to obtain a special permit at Gangtok to trek in Sikkim which is called trekking permit. Black yak expedition can help you obtain this permits. As per regulations, your trekking permit can be obtained only after obtaining Sikkim Inner Line Permit (ILP). Inner line Permit or ILP is must important without which trekking permit cannot be obtained. Inner Line permit can be obtained at main check points or border area Like Melli, Rangpo in Sikkim it can be also obtained at Bagdogra Airport or Silliguri Kachahari area. You need to obtain a special permit at Gangtok to trek in Sikkim which is called trekking permit. Black yak expedition can help you obtain this permits. But in order to issue an inner Line Permit you should be there as an evidence therefore we cannot claim Inner line Permit without you. Kindly reach Yuksom a day before the trek batch starts. The charges of obtaining the permit will be Rs 1000 per person and has to be paid to our representative who will meet you at Yuksom. Going to Gangtok and returning back with your trekking permit is one day long procedure.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TREK PERMIT


1. Original passport 2 pc of photo copy

2. Original Visa 2 pc of photo copy.

3. Original Sikkim Inner Line Permit2 pc of photo copy.

4. pc Passport Size Photography

 

Price & Availability

Please email us for the Best Costing and Availability. The Costing depends on Number of person and the minimum required number of person for the trek is 2 pax and maximum is 30 pax. The more the number of trekkers the better the Price. The given costing will be based on per head per day basis which will includes all the necessary facilities required during the trek from the point of start to the end. Please email us for the Brief Description of the Costing and the Facilities and services provided with it.

We have special costing for the bigger group, Student Group, Religious Group and Senior Citizens. The costing is based on the Requirements and demand of the group. Do email us [email protected] to know the special prices and services provided.

 

 

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Sikkim Himalayan Heritage Trek