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  • The Singhalila Trek Sikkim Route 9th to 16th November, 2013

  • Trek Introduction

    This trek covers the higher reaches of the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in the West Sikkim, which is famous for its flowers, and spectacular mountain views of Kanchenjunga and Everest. The views are complimented with camping in dense Oak forest amidst the calls of barking deer and wild birds. In Barsey one passes through dense thickets of Rhododendrons below the Tal mountain ridge laden with conifer forest of silver fir and hemlock. The trek winds its way through the source of two rivers, which originate from moist grassy meadows. After Thulo Dhaap the trail climbs up to the Singalila Ridge and from Phokety one can experience the sunrise on Everest and Kanchenjunga, the highest and third highest peaks in the world.

  • Key Highlights of The Singalila Trek - Sikkim Route Relatively unfrequented route through Sikkim to the Singalila Ridge Inspiring views of Everest, Kanchenjunga and and several 7000m peaks Excellent campsite options Home-stays before and after the trek Visit the famous Pemagyatse monastery and Rabdtense Ruins after the trek at Pelling

  • Kanchenjunga Peak

    The most dominating view from several locations around Sikkim is of the Kanchenjunga (8586m) massif which means giant mountain with five treasures, straddles the IndiaNepal border. The mountain, which is the third highest mountain in the world and the highest mountain in India, was first climbed in 1955 from the Sikkim side.

  • Jannu Peak

    Another dominating peak on the trek is Jannu or Kumbhakarna. At 7710ms it is the 32nd highest mountain in the world. It is an important Western outlier of Kanchenjunga, a large and steep peak in its own right, and has numerous challenging climbing routes. This peak is fully in Nepal.

  • HomestaysAre of excellent quality in Sikkim offering comfortable amenities and great food.

  • PellingIs a great place to unwind after a tough trek and additionally offers lots of interesting tourist attractions.

  • POSSIBLE SCHEDULE

    Day Location/ Destination Activity Driving/ Trekking

    Time

    Height

    Saturday 9 November

    Fly to BagdograDrive: Bagdogra to Hee Bermiok

    Pickup from Bagdogra airport (participants should ideally reach by 1 or 1.30 pm) and drive to Hee Gaon, the base village for the trek. Night halt at a village guesthouse.

    6 hours 1800m

    Sunday10 November

    Trek: Hee Bermiok to Samathar The trek commences with a steep climb through mixed rhododendron and bamboo forests. On the way we cross small quaint villages which seem to have been lost in time.

    5 hours 2500m

    Monday11 November

    Trek: Samathar to Barsey Our ascent continues through the thick forest amongst the chirping of the birds. Rhododendrons completely surround us once we reach the ridge. In the afternoon we explore some trails around Barsey.

    5 hours 3000m

    Tuesday12 November

    Trek: Barsey to Joreybotey An easy walk through rhododendron and mixed temperate forests. Towards the end of the day we get our first views of the imposing Mt. Kanchenjunga.

    5 hours 3029m

    Wednesday13 November

    Trek: Joreybotey to Khalijhar A short climb of 30 minutes gets us to a dried lake, Thulo Dhaap. From here a steep 2 hours climb will get us to Khalijhar where you will camp for the night.

    7 hours 3300m

    Thursday14 November

    Trek:Khalijhar to Chittrey Early morning trek to Phoktay Dara, a viewpoint close to 4000m level with grand views of Kanchenjunga and Everest. Watch the sunrise and enjoy the panoramic views. After breakfast we continue moving to Chittrey. Today our route runs along the Nepal border providing views of the Nepalese villages on the other side.

    5 hours 4000mviewpoint

    3150mcamp

    Friday15 November

    Trek: Chittrey to Uttarey Drive to Pelling

    Our final descend through the dense forests gets us to the blissfully tranquil Uttarey village. Post lunch we proceed to Pelling, on the way visit the Pemagyatse monastery. In the evening we celebrate with local drinks and food. Overnight at home-stay n Pelling. There are quite a few things to see around Pelling so those interested can go for sightseeing or just relax at the homestay.

    3 hours trek, an hours drive

    2200m

    Saturday16 November

    Drive: Pelling to BagdograFly onwards

    Drop to Bagdogra airport 5 hours drive

  • KEY DETAILS

    Weather in early November : In Sikkim the monsoon starts clearing by mid October and in some cases latest by the end of October. November onwards is the ideal period for trekking. Day temperatures are around 12-15 degrees and nights are cool. From a photography perspective this is an ideal time to be on a trek to capture big mountain views clear and up-close.

    Rating of the trek

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    Trip Dates 9th to 16th of November

    The Singhalila trek Sikkim route

    Broad Details Trip Duration: 8 daysTrek Duration: 6 days Accommodation : 5 nights in tents, 2 nights in home-stays

  • ORGANIZATION

    Juniper will be organizing the following:

    1. Entire logistics for the trek 2. Transportation using Xylos or Inovas 3. All meals for the trip starting from dinner on Day 1 to dinner on Day 7. 4. Accommodation on a twin sharing basis at Hee Gaon village guest house on Day 1 and home-stay in Darap

    village on Day 7.

    Cost Excludes the following :

    1. Travel from city of origin to Bagdogra and back. 2. Hiring of extra porters/mules for hauling excess personal luggage. 3. Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other

    form of transport.4. Rescue / medical charges in case needed due to high altitude sickness, any ailment and/or accidents

    The Singhalila trek Sikkim route

    Costing per participant across 8 days is Rs. 27,000

  • Contact us at info@juniperopc.com or visit www.juniperopc.com Juniper Outdoor Pursuits Centre Pvt. Ltd E-4, East of Kailash, New Delhi 110065 Phone 011 46153333

    NEXT STEPS

    The Singhalila trek Sikkim route

    Sector Departure Arrival Cost

    Delhi to Bagdogra9th November

    SpicejetFlight Number 885

    6.15am 10.10am Rs. 3858

    Bagdogra to Delhi16th November

    SpicejetFlight Number 881

    4.20pm 8.50pm Rs. 3414

    Total Cost Rs. 7272

    1. Confirm their participation by writing to info@juniperopc.com .

    2. Take advantage of special offer on flights from Delhi to Bagdogra currently available on Spicejet. Air India is currently offering a fare of Rs. 17500 return on this sector.

    Those who can join this trip should immediately do the following :

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