Sikkim: Kangchenjunga Base Camp
With Jamling Tenzing & Steve Conlon
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. Capping off this great adventure is the leadership of Jamling Tenzing, son of Tenzing Norgay and an Everest summiteer in his own right. We finish the trip in Darjeeling with a visit to Tenzing’s private museum in Jamling’s home and a cup of the world famous local tea.
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