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17Days Mt.Thinchenkhang Expedition in Sikkim

17Days Mt.Thinchenkhang Expedition in Sikkim

17Days Mt.Thinchenkhang Expedition in Sikkim

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Expeditions in Sikkim or Mountaineering in Sikkim to some of the virgin peaks in West Sikkim and North Sikkim was opened for mountaineering activities to the outside world only in the year 1990.  Mt.Thinchenkhang (6010m) graded in the “D”category was one of the peaks declared open for Alpine Expedition and Mountaineering in Sikkim that same year. All expeditions in Sikkim has to go through an agency registered and recognized by the Government of India and approved by the Tourism Department, Government of Sikkim. Permits for expeditions in Sikkim will be issued for a minimum of two persons after paying the peak fees as prescribed by the Tourism Department with the approval from the Indian Mountaineering Association.

Mt.Thinchenkhang Expedition in Sikkim starts with a drive to Yuksom(1760m), a small hamlet in West Sikkim. Yuksom was the original and the old capital of Sikkim and is the trek head for Expeditions in Sikkim to some of the peaks and as well for the popular Goechala Pass Trek in Sikkim. Trek from Yuksom through dense forests of the Kanchenjunga National Park to the alpine vegetation at Dzongri Ridge. A rest day or an acclimitization day for a side trek to Dzongrilla Pass helps you in preparing for the summit to Mt.Thinchenkhang.

Trek through alpine meadows to Thansing valley and on to Lamunee. Trek upto Goechala Pass for views of the mountain range and take a look at Mt.Thinchenkhang as you set up Base Camp below the summit at Toriphule(4304m). Trek upto the Advance Base Camp(5404m) I below the peak and then after a day of acclimitization trek upto the  Advance Base Camp II for the final ascent to Mt.Thinchenkhang which falls to the South of Thansing Valley inside the Kanchenjunga National Park. One can view this Peak from Dzongri Ridge and also while trekking to the Onglathang valley on the trek to  Goechala Pass.

TRIP FACTS

  • Type of Trek : Moderate to Rigorous.
  • Minimum No. of Participants : 2 Pax.
  • Total No. of Days : 17 Days.
  • Style of Trek: Camping/Expedition.
  • Starting & Ending Point: Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Best Season : April – June & September to December.
  • Availibility : Only private Expedition can be arranged for a minimum of two persons on request on a date of your choice.

Itinerary for  Mt.Thinchenkhang Expedition in Sikkim

Day 01 : Arrive at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station. meet Guide and Drive to Gangtok. Overnight Hotel.
Driving Time : 4Hrs. Altitude :1760m
Day 02 : Around Gangtok. Acclimitization Day. Overnight Hotel(B/B only).
Day 03 : Drive to Yuksom (Trek Head/1760m/5Hrs Drive). Overnight Lodge/Hotel.
Day 04 : Trek Starts. Trek to Bakhim/Tchoka (2970m/13Km/5-6Hrs). Overnight Tents.
Day 05 : Trek to Dzongri (4030m/9Km/5-6Hrs). Overnight Tents.
Day 06 :  Rest Day/Acclimitization Day in Dzongri. Take a side trek to Dzongrilla Pass. Overnight Tent                                                           Day 07: Trek to Lamunee (4164m/11Km/5-6Hrs). Overnight Tents.
Day 08 : Trek to Goechala Pass and trek back to Lamunee. After Lunch trek up to Toriphuley(4304m). Overnight Tents.
Day 09 : Acclimatization Day. Trek up to Thinchinkhang Base Camp(5400m/3Km) with the Sherpas & set up Camp. Return to Toriphuley. Overnight Tents.
Day 10 : Ferry Goods & climbing equipments & food to Advance Base Camp. Overnight Tents.
Day 11 : Keep an Extra Day for climbing just in case the weather does not permit summiting the peak.
Day 12 : Keep an Extra day just in case weather does not permit Summiting the peak.
Day 13 : Advance Base Camp to Summit & Back to ABC to Toriphuley. Overnight Tents.
Day 14 : Trek Toriphulae to Kookrochoong. Overnight Tents.
Day 15 : Trek Kookrochoong  to Tchoka. Overnight Tents.
Day 16 : Trek Tchoka to Yuksom. Overnight Lodge / Hotel.
Day 17 : Drive to Bagdogra Airport / NJP Rail Station for Final Departure. End of Mt.Thinchenkhang Expedition in Sikkim.
Extension can be made to Darjeeling/ Nepal / Bhutan.

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  • COST : US$  per person
  • Peak Fees Extra as applicable: US$500 (for a group of two pax)
  • Indian National kindly enquire within for costs & other informations

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The following minimum Insurance Coverage is compulsary for Mt.Thinchenkhang Expedition in Sikkim

  • Expedition  members – IRs.3,00,000  per  person
  • Camp  Crews – IRs.1,00,000 per  person
  • Porters – IRs.50,000  per  person
  • Pack  Animals – IRs.20,000  per  animal

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TOUR COST INCLUDES :

  • Twin Share Hotel Accommodation in Gangtok in Standard Hotel including Breakfast.
  • Lodge accommodation – twin share in Yuksom with common washroom & Rest room including breakfasts.
  • Kanchenjunga National Park Fees (US$250 )
  • 2 Sherpa Climbing Guide
  • Twin share tent with mattress during camping/trekking/Expedition.
  • Fully organized trek services with guide, porters, camping equipment.
  • All fixed three meals everyday during trekking/Camping/Expedition.
  • All road transport as per itinerary by jeep.
  • Service of an English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to monuments visited.
  • Trekking Permit & Inner Line Permits  for

Climbing Equipments-

  •  a). Climbing Rope – 100m.
  • b). Fixed Rope – 200m.
  • c). Carabiner -35Nos.
  • d). Plain Carabiner –  16 Nos.
  • e). Rock Pitons – 8 Nos.
  • f). Ice Pitons – 15Nos.
  • g). Snow  Bar – 4 Nos.
  • i). Jumar.

Insurance for Porters, Pack Animals, Cook, Guide & other support Team).

  • 1). Camp  Crews –IRs.1,00,000 per  person
  • 2). Porters –IRs.50,000  per  person
  • 3). Pack  Animals –IRs.20,000  per  animals

DOES NOT INCLUDE :

  • Insurance for Climbing Member
  • Sleeping bag; personal clothing/equipment.
  • Lunches and dinners during hotel stays.
  • Bottled or alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips, client insurance, evacuation costs.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.

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Note:  The above itinerary for mountaineering in Sikkim Himalayas is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail.We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participant’s safety,comfort and general well being.

(All relevant Trems and conditions apply).

 

  • COST : US$  3640 per person
  • Peak Fees Extra as applicable: US$500 (for a group of two pax)
  • Indian National kindly enquire within for costs & other informations

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The following minimum Insurance Coverage is compulsary for Mt.Thinchenkhang Expedition in Sikkim

  • Expedition  members – IRs.3,00,000  per  person
  • Camp  Crews – IRs.1,00,000 per  person
  • Porters – IRs.50,000  per  person
  • Pack  Animals – IRs.20,000  per  animal

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TOUR COST INCLUDES :

  • Twin Share Hotel Accommodation in Gangtok in Standard Hotel including Breakfast.
  • Lodge accommodation – twin share in Yuksom with common washroom & Rest room including breakfasts.
  • Kanchenjunga National Park Fees (US$250 )
  • 2 Sherpa Climbing Guide
  • Twin share tent with mattress during camping/trekking/Expedition.
  • Fully organized trek services with guide, porters, camping equipment.
  • All fixed three meals everyday during trekking/Camping/Expedition.
  • All road transport as per itinerary by jeep.
  • Service of an English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to monuments visited.
  • Trekking Permit & Inner Line Permits  for

Climbing Equipments-

  •  a). Climbing Rope – 100m.
  • b). Fixed Rope – 200m.
  • c). Carabiner -35Nos.
  • d). Plain Carabiner –  16 Nos.
  • e). Rock Pitons – 8 Nos.
  • f). Ice Pitons – 15Nos.
  • g). Snow  Bar – 4 Nos.
  • i). Jumar.

Insurance for Porters, Pack Animals, Cook, Guide & other support Team).

  • 1). Camp  Crews –IRs.1,00,000 per  person
  • 2). Porters –IRs.50,000  per  person
  • 3). Pack  Animals –IRs.20,000  per  animals

DOES NOT INCLUDE :

  • Insurance for Climbing Member
  • Sleeping bag; personal clothing/equipment.
  • Lunches and dinners during hotel stays.
  • Bottled or alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips, client insurance, evacuation costs.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.

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(All relevant Terms and conditions apply).