Mt. Thinchenkhang Expedition

 These mountains can prove just more than a trekking peak for many mountain climbers. From the summit of these peaks one can enjoy a breath taking view of some of the most beautiful mountains of Sikkim Himalayas.

16 Days|15 Nights

April to June, Sept. & Oct.

Difficulty - Advanced

Summit Elevation - 6,010m

Our Max. Group Size - 8

Reach new heights with Mt. Thinchenkhang Expedition

Mt. Thinchenkhang (6010 Mts) is situated in western Sikkim and falls under Kanchenjunga National Park which is window to natural beauties, bio- diversity, sacred lakes and snow capped mountains. One can see this peak from Okhlathang Valley while trekking to Goecha La (pass). This peak has been declared by Sikkim Govt. as trekking peaks in 1990. Since then it had caught the eyes of many mountaineers, but it has only been appreciated much then climbed.

The Path/Itinerary

Day 1 - Bagdogra to Yuksom

On arrival at Bagdogra airport meet our representative and drive towards Yuksam via melli Check post of Sikkim).Evening Yuksam (160 kms/5 hrs) drive towards Yuksom, the base of our expedition. Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse.

Day 2 - Yuksom to Tshoka (Altitiude: 3005 M, Trek Distance: 14 KMS)

The trail from Yuksam starts at the local market and follows main road towards the north. The trail climbs gently out of the valley and hugs the right bank of the Ratong Chu River, which can be heard thundering through the gorge below. The trail crosses over four bridges to climb steeply towards north-west to the small settlement of Bakkhim. Continue for another 3 kms through forest of magnolia and rhododendron to reach Tsokha. On arrival set campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 - Tshoka to Dzongri (Altitiude: 4050 M, Trek Distance: 08 KMS)

On this day the trail passes through the village of Tsokha and continues to climb north through the forest of rhododendron to the alp of Phedang (3650 m) taking around 3 hrs to complete the ascent. Continue further towards Dzongri. On arrival set campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 - Rest day & Acclimatise at Dzongri

The day is for rest and acclimatization. On this day 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), Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narsingh (5825 m). Towards the west, the Singalila Ridge, which separates Sikkim from Nepal, can be seen. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 5 - Dzongri to Thangsing ( Altitude: 3841m, Trek Distance: 08Kms)

After breakfast begin trek to Thangsing. A descent of 8 kms ends in Thangsing situated at the base of the Jopuno peak at 3930m. Beautiful natural scenery can be seen all around. Overnight in tents.

Day 6 - Thangsing (3841m) - Base Camp (approx. 4310m)

In the morning we will approach to our base camp for Mt. Thinchenkhan (6010 Mts) Expedition. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay.

Day 7 - Base Camp (4310m) - Camp I - Base Camp (4310m)

Today we will approach Camp 1 and then back to base camp. Overnight stay.

Day 8 - Base Camp - Camp I

In the morning after breakfast trek to Camp I. overnight stay.Today we will approach Camp 1 and then back to base camp. Overnight stay.

Day 9 - Extra Day

The day is for acclimatisation and exploration. Overnight stay at Camp - I

Day 10 - Camp I to Summit of Mt. Thinchenkhang (6010m) and back toCamp I (7-8 hrs)

Early in the morning summit to Mt. Thinchenkhang (6010m) and later back to Camp I. overnight stay.

Day 11 - Camp I (approx. 5510m) to Base Camp (4310 m/4-5 hrs)

In the morning after breakfast trek down to camp I. Overnight stay in tent.

Day 12 - Extra Day

Extra Day for load ferry. Overnight stay.

Day 13 - Base Camp to Goecha La to Thangsing (5-6 hrs).

In the morning we will trek back to Thangsing via Goecha La. Overnight stay.

Day 14 - Thangsing (3800m) - Tsokha (3050m) 7 hrs.

Morning after breakfast trek to reach Tsokha. It will take near about 5 - 6 hrs. The trek winds its way down up to Phedang, the start of the Rhododendron trail. Overnight stay in trekkers hut / tents.

Day 15 - Tsokha (3050m) - Yuksam (1780m) 6 hrs

Today you descend to the Prek Chu following the route you took up on the first day, and then contour gradually downwards to reach the village of Yuksam our starting point.

Day 16 - Yuksam - Bagdogra (123 kms / 6-7 hrs)

In the morning after breakfast drive to Bagdogra and from here take a flight for onward destination. Trip and Services Ends Here

Inclusions and Exclusions

What's Included in the cost?

  • Pick up & drop including all necessary transportation

  • Hotels Accommodation in Gangtok & Yuksom with (All Meals AP Basis)

  • Trekking support with trekking guide, cook, potters, yaks

  • Trekking accommodation with meals & beverages

  • Services for trekking permit, Kanchenjunga National Park fees

  • Expedition Royalties fee & other necessary services (The following royalties are levied for the expeditions

    • For foreign expedition teams: US$ 350 per team of up to four members)

What's not Included?

  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry

  • Telephone, alcohol and personal insurance

  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide /strike /accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway, Airfare Ticket, Tips and etc

Other Information

It’s very necessary advisable to book the expeditions well in advance with us in order to complete all the official formalities. Generally we obtain the permit in a period of one week. Rescue operations during emergencies and accidents are looked after by the liaison officer who will coordinate with us and government machinery.

We ensure that the mountain was left pristine and all non bio -degradable items were brought back and disposed. All major group equipment will be supplied by organizer consisting of carabiners, ice bars, dead-man, climbing ropes, Ice axe, ascenders, descenders, crampons etc. of International climbing standards. The vertical climb of more than 90 degrees was negotiated on fixed ropes and ice screws as per the plan.

Trekking and Climbing Permit:

Trekking permit for restricted area needs to be obtained for this trek area. As this trek area is being officially opened in due time, a special permit needs to be obtained well in advance. Please inform all members to bring along four copies of the passport photos. The permit can be obtained in advanced by sending us the passport photocopies along with the photocopies of the Indian Visa with four -passport size photo each. The   permit Climbing is procedure takes a bit longer time- about 1 week in advance.

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Sikkim, India

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