Singalila Ridge Trek
|Sikkim is paradise for nature
lover's the trek begins at Uttarey (2050m) and ascends to Chewa
Bhanjang (2925 M) on the Sikkim-Nepal border. From thereon, the trek
route keeps between the altitude of 3600 m- 4000 m with the highest
point being the Dafey Bhir Pass located at an altitude of 4300 m high.
The terrain along the trek route is, therefore, treeless,
criss-crossing, steep, rugged rocky hills with grassy meadows forming
flat plains at places. Within the folds of these fragile rocky slopes,
one comes across several high altitude lake formations of turquoise
green water considered pristine and sacred by both Hindu and Buddhists
as like. The well-known sacred lakes, located along the main trekking
route. At places, the trail leads through the rich rhododendron forests
of many hues and colors. The trek route after Gomathang valley goes
intermittently through forests of silver fir and rhododendron right
upto the alpine plains of Dzongri.
Name of Program : Singalila Ridge Trek
Places Visit :
Megu-Dafey Bhir-Gomathang-Pangden-Dzongiri-Thanasian-Lake Samiti-
Goechala – Thangsing - Tsokha-Yuksom-Gangtok- Bagdogra-Kolkata
Best Time : March-May OR
Day 01 : Arrival Kolkata : On arrival
meet to assistance drive to hotel for rest of the time. Overnight at
Day 02 : Kolkata : Full day city sightseeing, includes
Victoria Memorial, Maindan, Sahid Minar, BBD Square, GPO, Government
house, Flowers Market, Hugly Bridge, Ghat, Asia Museum, &
Mother Terresa House. Rest of the time visit Chowranghee, New Market.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Kolkata-Bagdogra-Darjeeling : After breakfast drive
to airport, take flight to Bagdogra, on arrival meet to our local
staff, drive 94 km/ 3 hrs to Darjeeling (2150m), on arrival check in
hotel for overnight.
Day 04 : Darjeeling : Early morning drive to Tiger Hill to
witness the Kanchendzonga Peak (8698m) drive back to hotel, en route
visit Yinga Choling (Ghoom) Monastery, after breakast visit HMI
(Himalayan Mountaineering Institude) and Zoo, Tibetan refugee camp and
Chowrasta. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Darjeeling-Gangtok (1850m) : Morning after breafkast
drive to Gangtok, on the way see the panoramic view of Kangchedzonga
and another peaks, on arrival check in hotel.
Day 06 : Gangtok – Uttarey (2050M) 6 hrs drive : After
an early breakfast drive to Uttarey, on the way explore the local
villages etc. on arrival at Uttarey.
Day 07 : Uttarey - Chewabhanjang (3150m) Trek 6 hrs
Day 08 : Chewabhanjang Halt – Visit Singalila
Day 09 : Chewa - Dhor (3700m) Trek 8 hrs
Day 10 : Dhor - Sikkim Megu (4120m) Trek 7 hrs
Day 11 : Sikkim Megu - Dafey Bhir (4335m) Trek 8 hrs
Day 12 : Dafey Bhir - Gomathang (3700m) Trek 4 hrs
Day 13 : Gomathang - Pangden (4215m) Trek 7 hrs
Day 14 : Pangden - Dzongri (13880m) Trek 4 hrs
Day 15 : Dzongri - Thangsing (3200m) Trek 5 hrs
Day 16 : Thangsing - Samiti Lake (4350m) Trek 7 hrs.
Day 17 : Samiti Lake –Goechala (4940m) – Thangsing
Day 18 : Thangsing - Tsokha. 6 hrs Trek.
Day 19 : Tsokha - Yuksom Trek
Day 20 : Yuksom – Gangtok 5 hrs drive.
Day 21 : Gangtok-Bagdogra (4 hrs drive)
Flight to Kolkata. On arrival meet to assistance, drive to hotel, after
dinner, transfer to International airport take onward flight.