This exciting itinerary takes us within a stone’s throw of gigantic Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. Beautiful landscapes, grassy meadows, rhododendron forests, rushing streams and breathtaking heights are the highlights of this region. We also explore Gangtok and Darjeeling.
This classic trek passes through the eastern Himalayas, journeys from Yuksom to Samiti Lake and onwards to the dizzy heights of Goecha La (4,940m), a high pass right beneath the towering massif of Kanchenjunga (8,586m). Setting out from Gangtok, the enchanting capital of Sikkim, we head to Yuksom and continue via Tsokha, Dzongri, Thangshing and the spectacular Samiti Lake to reach Goecha La. The trail passes through lush vegetation, rhododendron forests and remote villages. We camp in beautiful meadows surrounded by the magnificent panorama of the Himalayan peaks. Dzongri (4,020m) in west Sikkim offers the trekker the most fascinating close-up views of Kanchenjunga and the neighboring Pandim. Goecha La (4,490m) is the highest point on our route. The pass is strewn with prayer flags and offers a mind-blowing panorama of the mountains al around. We finish our trek returning to Yuksom from where we drive onwards to Darjeeling, a beautiful hill town famous for its tea and its ‘toy train’, as the narrow gauge railway is called.