low altitude trek from Uttarey to ravangla

low altitude trek from Uttarey to ravangla

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Sikkim Himalayan heritage trek Uttarey to Ravangla:

 

Uttarey is one of the popular tourist destinations in West Sikkim at an elevation of 1,900.meters from sea level and 6 to 7 hour’s drive from Bagdogra airport /NJP railways stations. As well as it is getaway to the high altitude trek Singalila round to Yuksom and west Bengal Sandhakphu trek nearby Indo-Nepal Border.

Low altitude trek from Uttarey to Ravangla one of the best and accessible short trek in West Sikkim. Also, those people are ideal for the first-time trek, or groups with children, old age and those have limited days to spend trekking in Sikkim and features for the high altitude trek. Trek trail from Uttarey to Ravangla it is easy gradually up and down hills along with Himalayan heritage local village from Geetang, Upper Rimbi, Melly Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Yuksom, Tashiding, and end from Ravangla.and every day you well get unforgettable views of mountians and local culture also this route there you will get a less number of trekkers.

Short itinerary:

 

Day 01: Bagdogra Airport to Uttarey (1,900.mtrs)163.km.5 to 6hour`s drive.

 

Day 02: Uttarey (1,950.mtrs) to Ghaddi Dara (2,112.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

 

Day03: Ghaddi Dara (2,112.mtrs) to Upper Rimbi (1,585.mtrs)

 

Day 04: Upper Rimbi (1,785.mtrs) to Khechoplari (2,226.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

 

Day 05: Khechoplari (1,790.mtrs) to Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

 

Day 06: Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) local excursion.

 

Day 07: Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) to Tashiding (1,460.mtrs) 4 to5 hours.

 

Day 8: Tashiding (1,460.mtrs) to Ravangla (2,055.mtrs) 5 to 6 hours.

 

Day 08: Lave Ravangla to Bagdogra Airport / Railway Station (Drive.)

Detail Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Bagdogra Airport to Uttarey (1,900.mtrs)163.km.5 to 6hour`s drive.

Trekkers have to report either at NJP Railway Station or at Bagdogra Airport by 8:00 AM. Is a good aide you can arrive easily by 5 pm before it gets dark. Meet our driver then drive to Uttarey through from Melli check post-Jorethang, Richenpong, Dentam and the high bridge in Sikkim and the 2nd high suspension bridge in Asia. Usually, it takes about 6 to 7 hour’s drive from Bagdogra airport to Uttarey. Trekkers can stop at Jorethang for the lunch and make sure to carry sufficient cash while arriving at Uttarey as after Jorethang there are very few options for ATMs. overnight in tents/hotel. Additionally, Uttarey is a famous trek start-point on Indio-Nepal border.

 

Day 02: Uttarey (1,950.mtrs) to Ghaddi Dara (2,112.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

This day after breakfast trek to Ghaddi Dara the trail gradually easy through from local Himalayan heritage village from Bhulung, Geetang, and Changay after you will reach to Ghaddi Dara. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach at Ghaddi Dara the trail along with full of beautiful blooming flowers in the village also Ghaddi Dara is a confluence way of many places cover with rare green Pine forest and nice camping place from there offers you majestic views of mountains The Mount Kangchenjunga surrounding with many peaks.

 

Day03: Ghaddi Dara (2,112.mtrs) to Upper Rimbi (1,585.mtrs)

The morning after breakfast trek towards from Upper Rimbi. The trail through from inside the dense green forest along with iron water pipe which is the water supply from Pelling and Gayzing. Usually, you will 3 hours maximum along with iron water pipe till to Nayapatal forest from there you will get the route to Upper Rimbi of your camping place. The trail gradually downhills. This day if you’re lucky you will get wild animals because this route is home for the wild animals. Overnight at camp.

 

Day 04: Upper Rimbi (1,785.mtrs) to Khechoplari (2,226.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

This day after breakfast trek to Khechoplari it takes about 4 to 5 hours to walk from Upper Rimbi. The trail is easy ascent till from Mali Dara/Mali monastery There you can take rest for water and enjoy with majestic views of snow-capped mountains. After the trail gradually down hills inside the wild forest through from local village with cardamom fields, Overnight at homestay/ camp.

Day 05: Khechoplari (1,790.mtrs) to Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.

This day after breakfast you will visit Khechoplari lake and monastery which is the hottest tourist attractions place in west Sikkim of all the time there you will get number to travellers then trek to Yuksom. It takes about 4 to 5 hours to walk from Khechoplari the trail lead you gradually downhills to motorable road from Kanchenjunga waterfalls visit waterfalls take unforgettable photography then trek to Yuksom the trail along with motorable road with over the suspension bridge after is around 100 steeps walk from bridge the trail leads you gradually ascent through from Ramgaythang Lepach Village and Yuksom Senior Secondary School then reach Yuksom Check in hotel/homestay/camp.

 

Day 06: Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) local excursion.

 

DUBDI MONASTERY:

Dubdi monastery it is the oldest monastery in Sikkim and located on top of the hill from Yuksom at an elevation of 2,000 meters. The Dubdi monastery established in 1701, AD an hour’s walk from Yuksom the trail through front of P H C health centre from Yuksom and front of Limboo Home Stay. The trail gradual uphill. along with trail cover with luge green forest and some of the place you will get water prayer wells and some small stream. 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.

 
HIKING KARTOK LAKE:

Kartok Lake the Holy Lake in west Sikkim at Yuksom close to the Kartok Monastery it is quit peace and beautiful lake and around dense green forest cover with colourful prayer flag with impressive views of the mountain.

also, those people are interesting for mediation and photography surrounding at Yuksom the Kartok Lake is a big huge and quite a peaceful place. Best time for Photography in the sunrise time and in sunset time also every year one time at Yuksom peoples are organizing Kartok Festival for one week.

NORBUGANG CORONATION THRONE:

Coronation throne of Norbugang. Established in 1642 AD. It takes a 15-minute walk from Yuksom bazar Phutsok Namgyal the first chogyal [king] was crowned as the first Chogyal of Sikkim. It is also considered that three holy monks, who came from different directions started their holy Buddhism preaching. You can also see the footprint, printed on the rock of holy Buddhism monk Gyalwa Ngadak Sampa chempo. and close at Narbugang chorten you will visit holy stupa of “Thak-Thong Gyalpo“ is meaning long life god in Buddhism built by H.H Domang Yangthang Rampochee.

HIKING TASHI TENKA:

Tashi Tenka it is about 20 minutes’ walk from the market and opposite from Yuksom senior secondary school. The trail easy with concrete through between of Yuksom school and Buddhism Chorten (STUPA) The royal complex of Tashi Tenka was constructed when the town of Yuksom was still the capital of Sikkim. It is located on a ridge and therefore, offers a full 360-degree view of the entire Yuksom Village you will visit the natural scenic beauty around the spot.

 

Day 07: Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) to Tashiding (1,460.mtrs) 4 to5 hours.

Tashiding Monastery is the oldest monastery in Sikkim established in 18th Century by Nhadak Sempo Chempo who belonged to the Nyingma-pa Sect of Buddhism as well as Nhadak Sempo Chempo one of the three lamas who performed the consecration ceremony the first king of Sikkim. Tashiding Monastery 22 ½ km from Yuksom by road and 5 to 6 hours by foot. via trek trail through from Dubdi Monastery, Tshong village, Hongri Monastery, Nesha Pokhari Dara and Sinon monastery after Sinon monastery the trail steep downhill through inside the luge green forest some of the place along with local house till to Tashiding Bazar after easy ascend towards from Tashiding monastery cover with colourful prayer flag and holy rock with beautiful script. Overnight at camping/homestay.

 

Day 8: Tashiding (1,460.mtrs) to Ravangla (2,055.mtrs) 5 to 6 hours.

This day after delicious breakfast trek begin to Ravangla the gradually descends towards Tashiding River people known as (Nhar Khola) and after the river, the trail gradually up hills till from Ravangla as well as on the way, you will visit Bon monastery. It is a famous monastery in Sikkim. The Bon monastery was established in 1980 AD by the late Yung Dung Tsultrim. The Bon monastery is located between Kewzing and Ravangla. After one hour walk from Bon monastery to reach Ravangla. Overnight at camping/ Homestay.

 

Day 08: Lave Ravangla to Bagdogra Airport / Railway Station (Drive.)

After having breakfast, we depart to NJP or Bagdogra Airport depending upon the trekker’s travel plans. It is advisable to start early since it is a long drive. The distance from NJP/ Bagdogra airport is 155 kilometres 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.

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 Number of people and the minimum required 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 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]to 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.

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

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

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

9: Services of an expert trek team (guides, 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 10 kg free. More than 10 kg you have to pay ₹. 250/- per day per bag pack.

If you have bag packs weighing more than 10 kg than you can give it to the yaks or horses prior to the trek before leaving arranged exclusively for the trek. The back pack cannot weigh more than 10 kgs. No suitcases/trolleys’/duffel bags will be allowed.

Withdrawing cash: 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 the year 2019.

 

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 Yuksom 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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