A leisure day in Gangtok visiting places of tourist interest including Tashi view Point, Ganash Tok, Hanuman Tok and famous Enchey Monastery back to hotel after breakfast other Point visit Tibetology, Institute of Cottage Industry, Dro-Drul Chorten, Rope way and Flower snow world famous Rumtek Monastery. Return Back to hotel. Evening walk at the Mall or shopping / leisure.
Today we drive to Yuksom (1780 m) from Gangtok. Arrival in Yuksom. In the evening take a walk to the Yuksom Coronation site, - a simple stone bench, where the three monks appointed the first king of Sikkim. Visit the nearby Ani Gompa (Buddhist nunnery). Overnight at Yuksom.
Trek from Yuksum to Bakhim 14 kms time taken approx. 6 hrs. Trek begins with a low gradient until you cross Sachen and the third bridge, Walk through dense forest of pine and oak after crossing river Prek Chu it is straight 70 degree uphill climb this is the toughest stage in the entire trek, It will last for 2 Hrs depends on the fitness of the clients. Finally we will come to Bakhim this is just a resting point for the first day. This campsite has only one hut of forest department in the hilly dense forest. Overnight at Camp or tourist hut.
Trek then we reach Bakhim the trail from Bakhim passes through magnolia and rhododendron trees the most tiring uphill climb. Tshoka is a small village housing about twelve thatched roof houses mainly Tibetan settlement .If weather remains clear we can see Mount Pandim, Aralunchong, Lama -Lamini ,Pandim. Overnight in Tent or lodge
Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri is still a steep climbing time taken approx 5 hrs we go through dense forest of rhododendrons there-re over 400 flowering species , a place called Deorali Dara provides a magnificent view of mountains. Then we reach Phethang for a break. After Phethang still further climbing we reach Dzongri here the Vegetation is thin and we tend to find only small bushes and shrubs for the night stay here is a tourist hut. Its is usually overcrowded and noisy. In Dzongri early morning we take a walk to Dabla Khang (Dzongri Top) the view from this place is magnificent one can view all the peaks. Acclimatization here is must for further ascending trekkers. Overnight in tent.
Early risers can get up before dawn to climb to a vantage point on a ridge above the campsite to watch the sunrise on Khangchendzonga, Kabru, Pandim, Rathong, and many other peaks of the Khangchendzonga range. Full day excursion to Laxmi Pokhari. The trial first goes through rhododendron bushes and pasture land for about an hour to Chamaray. From here it is a gradual ascent to Laxmi Pokhari, a big lake cupped in a deep crater. Here you will get good view of Khangchendzonga range, Pandim, Narsing, Kabur, Kabur dome, Koktang etc. If we reach Laxmi Pokhari early and feeling physically fit, an excursion towards Kabur rock will be a rewarding experience. Back to Dzongri. Overnight stay at the Camp
On this day early morning one can savor views of the mountain peaks by climbing up to Dzongri Top. From here you get a panoramic view of Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678 m), Kanchenjanga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narsingh (5825 m). Towards the west, the Singalila Ridge, which separates Sikkim from. Back to Tshoka. Overnight stay at Tshoka.
Now we are retracing our steps as we return down hill to Yuksom. It is a steep 4000 ft descent and takes about seven hours. Evening we bid farewell during a gathering with the porters and all the trekking staff. Overnight at Tashigang hotel ( 6,000 ft ) Yuksom.
Day 10: Yuksom - Darjeeling ( about 85 km / 2-3 hrs.)
Enjoy captivating scenes of tea gardens and orange groves as we drive four hours via back roads to Darjeeling. Check into the Hotel. The British originally established Darjeeling as a hill station in the mid 1800s. People come up here to escape the heat of the plains. Pleasantly surrounded by tea plantations on all sides, we can enjoy magnificent views of snowy peaks including Kangchendzonga. Overnight at hotel.
Take an early morning trip to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise. Tiger Hill is the highest spot in the area at 8,500 ft and is famous for its dawn views of the Eastern Himalayas including on the clearest days Mt. Everest. On return, visit the famous Ghoom monastery which enshrines an image of the Maitreya Buddha ( the coming Buddha ).