21-day Kanchenjunga trek in Sikkim, India

Dare come with Herve, IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide, on this challenging 21-day Kanchenjunga trek in Sikkim, India!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

21 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Are you ready for this 21-day Kanchenjunga trek adventure in Sikkim, India?!

    During this 3 week adventure, you will have the opportunity to discover the ancient kingdom of Sikkim. Located in Northeast India, Sikkim is nestled between Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan and is dominated by the third highest peak in the world, Kanchenjunga (8,598 meters).

    First, participants will be transferred all the way from the great capital city of Delhi to the historical town of Yuksom. We will also explore other historical towns such as Gangtok,the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim, Rumtek, Magan, and Tashiding.

    Once in Yuksom, we will start our walk towards Goecha La (4,800 meters), at the foot of Kangchenjunga. Surrounded by orchids, magnolias and the spectacular views of the Himalayan range, we will begin these 11 consecutive days of walking from there. Finally, we will end our journey in Darjeeling, famous for its tea plantations. You will find a more detailed itinerary below!

    So if you are ready for this once-in-a-lifetime hiking adventure, request to book this trip and join me on this challenging trek in Sikkim, India!

    If you are looking for a less challenging and shorter trek, you can also join me on this 2-week Gauri Shankar Massif Trek in Nepal!

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    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1 to 2Delhi - Kalimpong

      International flights to Bagdogra, overnight in Delhi. Transfer to Kalimpong, famous for its floriculture.

      Night at the hotel.

    • Day 3 to 5Yuksom

      Private transfer to Yuksom, via Gangtok, Rumtek, Magan, and Tashiding. We visit the many landmarks that mark our route, allowing us to soak up the strong Sikkim Buddhist identity.

      Night at the hotel.

    • Day 6 to 17Yuksom to Pemayangtse

      11 consecutive days of walking for a loop trek leading to Goecha La (4,800 meters), at the foot of the giant Himalayas, from Yuksom to Pemayangtse.
      A demanding trekking, with lots of unevenness and 8 nights above 3500m.
      If conditions permit, we will climb the Daiu Peak (4630m), from where we can admire Everest, Makalu and Lhotse.
      Nights under tent. At the end of trekking, private transfer to Darjeeling.

    • Day 18Ghoom Monastery

      Visit of the summer capital of the English Empire of India. Ghoom Monastery, the school of yellow caps, Darjeeling Himalayan Moutaineering Institute retracing the history of mountaineering and the most famous Himalayan expeditions, discovery of a tea plantation …)

    • Day 19 Bagdogra - Delhi

      Private transfer to Bagdogra and flight to Delhi.

    • Day 20Old Delhi

      Quick discovery of Old Delhi.

    • Day 21Last day!!!

      International return flight.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Accommodation

    Various hotels and lodges throughout the trek.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide
    I come from Marseille and I found my passion for mountaineering very early, climbing Les Calanques, some mountains in the Verdon region and in the Alps. I got my IFMGA (mountain guide) certificate in 1983 and my ski instructor license in 1985.
    I brought my clients on many summits of the Alps and went abroad to discover the world. I went skiing, climbing, mountaineering… in Morocco, Norway, Algeria (Hoggar), Yosemite (El Capitan) and Nepal. I discovered this passion for travelling and started to organize my first trips with my clients. In the late 80’, I went to the Annapurna Sanctuary and I did several ascents in Peru (Pisco, Yanapatcha and Huascaran). In the 90’, I did several trips in Nepal (Helambu, Langtang…).
    I then kept on and further explored the world with my clients: Rolwaling traverse (Perchamo, Mera Peak Mingbo La), the summits of Yala Peak and the Yana Kanga, Patagonia (in Argentina), Manaslu tour in Nepal, Meso Kanto La, Mustang, Atacama desert in chili and many others.
    I like bringing my clients mountaineering in summer and ski touring / heliskiing in winter.
    Get in touch with me and let's discuss about your next guiding tour !

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Hervé Pichoux

     

    Hervé est fort à l\'écoute de son client, il cerne très bien les attentes et les envies. Il est aussi très rassurant et porte une attention particulière au bien-être de chacun. Il a beaucoup d\'expérience, on sent qu\'il connaît bien la montagne et il est prudent. Enfin, il est discret et sympatique. Je le recommande vivement !
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    Charlotte
    Hi Hervé, thanks for the 3 wonderful days skiing in the 3 Vallées. My family & I had a great time. You picked out the perfect runs. Hope to see you soon. Ashley.
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    Ashley
    Many thanks for 3 great days of snow powder and amazing views in the 3 vallees. Knowledgeable, cautious and takes peoples tempo and abilities into account, adapting to needs.
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    Fiona
    Great moments of fun and found some lush powder in difficult conditions.
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