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Sikkim: Kangchenjunga Base Camp

        Sikkim, an independent kingdom until 1975, is one of the most sequestered corners in all the Himalaya.  Its northern reaches weren’t open to visitors until just a few years ago.  This easy-to-moderate trek takes us on untraveled trails to the very foot of Kangchenjunga, at 28,169’ the world’s third tallest peak.  At base camp, we’re surrounded by a semi-circle of snow-capped giants, including Sikkim’s stunning sacred peak, Siniolchu.  You'll finish the trip in Darjeeling with a visit to Tenzing’s private museum and a cup of the world famous local tea. 

  • Jamling Tenzing & Steve Conlon back dropped by Kangchenjunga
  • Sunrise on the East Face of Kangchenjunga
  • East Face of Siniolchu (from Yabuk)
  • View of Siniolchu and Simvo from the trail
  • Sunrise on the East Face of Siniolchu
Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Depart | Day 2: Arrive Delhi | Day 3: Delhi-Bagdogra-Gagtok | Day 4: Gangtok | Day 5: Gangtok-Lachen | Day 6: Lachen-Talem | Day 7: Talem-Jakthang | Day 8: Jakthan-Yabuk | Day 9:Yabuk Rest Day | Day 10: Yabuk - Marco Camp | Day 11: Rest Day | Day 12 - 14: Return to Lachen | Day 15: Lachen - Darjeeling | Day 16: Darjeeling | Day 17: Depart

Highlights

  • Recently opened, untrekked trails
  • Spectacular close up views of the Himalayan Mountains
  • Tenzing Norgay private museum visit

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