Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek
Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek
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Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek: Your Ultimate Guide for an Unforgettable Adventure in North Sikkim

The Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek is a gem nestled in the North Sikkim Himalayas. This trek is renowned for its scenic beauty and suitability for trekkers of all levels, making it the perfect choice for beginners and families. Situated along the border with Tibet, this trek offers breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and serene landscapes, providing a truly immersive experience in the Sikkim Himalayas.

Trek Route & Highlights

The Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek route takes you through a diverse range of landscapes, from lush meadows to rugged terrains. Starting from Lachen, the trail winds its way through picturesque forests of the Singba National Park and alpine pastures, offering a glimpse into the Sikkim’s rich natural heritage.

One of the key highlights of this trek is the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring Karpo-la, Dongkhya peak, Lhako peak, and Sengkamo from the top of Tsethang. The panoramic views from these vantage points are nothing short of breathtaking, providing trekkers with an unparalleled sense of awe and wonder.

As you ascend to higher altitudes, the trek unveils the mesmerizing vistas of the glacier and mountain range from Lhabha Pass at 4200m. The grandeur of the Himalayan peaks and the serenity of the surrounding landscapes create a profound sense of tranquility, making this moment a true highlight of the Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek.

Comparative Analysis

When compared to other short trekking packages in Sikkim, the Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek stands out as a unique and captivating experience. While Sikkim is blessed with numerous trekking routes, the Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek offers a perfect blend of accessibility, natural beauty, and cultural immersion, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an introductory trekking experience in Sikkim.

The moderate grading of the trek ensures that it remains accessible to a wide range of trekkers, including beginners and families, without compromising on the sense of adventure and exploration. This balance of accessibility and adventure sets the Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek apart and makes it a top choice for those looking to embark on a memorable Himalayan trekking experience.

Moderate camping trek from Lachung (1760 m) to Lhaba Pass (4200 m). All camping equipment & food will be provided. Participants carry their daypack only & walk at their own pace. The main luggage will be carried by porters and ponies.

TRIP FACTS

  • Minimum Number . of Participants : 2Persons
  • Total No. of Days: 9 days.
  • No. of Days on the Trek: 5 Days.
  • Style of Trek: Camping (tents).
  • Trek Grade: Moderate.
  • Highest Point: Lhaba Pass (4200 m)
  • Highest  Camp  Site: Tsethang (3800m)
  • Starting & Ending Point: Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Customized private treks can be arranged for a minimum of two people on request on a date of your Choice

DETAILED ITINERARY FOR LHABHA TARUM TSACHU TREK
Day 01: Arrive at Bagdogra Airport. Meet our guide and drive to Gangtok (124 km/4 hours). Overnight Hotel (B/B only).

Day 02: Gangtok sight-seeing. Overnight Hotel (B/B only).
We will drive you to Rumtek Monastery (23 km from Gangtok). This is the biggest monastery, housing a school for the monks and the Dharma Chakra Center in Sikkim. This monastery was built in 1969 and is a replica of the same monastery in Tsurpu, Tibet. Also visit the Institute of Tibetology, the only museum and institute in India dedicated to Tibetan language, culture, and Buddhist religion. This museum houses some very old Tibetan manuscripts and Thanka paintings, and in the evening, take a stroll along MG Road in Gangtok.

Day 03: After breakfast, drive Gangtok to Lachung (2400 m/125 km/5 hours). Overnight Homestay with Dinner.

This is a long drive to Lachung in North Sikkim, and the drive is scenic, with water falls and mountain views all the way to Lachung, our destination for the day.

Day 04: Trek Lachung to Yumthang (3600 m/24 km/5-6 hours). Overnight Tents.

The trek from Lachung to Yumthang is on a paved road, but the trek to Yumthang Valley is interesting in the sense that the path leading to Yumthang passes through pine and rhododendron forests surrounded by snow-clad mountains, and the environment is very serene with no pollution. One can even drive to Yumthang and start the trek the same day. This will reduce the trek by a day.

Day 05: Trek Yumthang to Tsethang (3800 m/12 km/4 hours). Overnight Tents.
The trek starts gently for about an hour, and then there is a steep climb of about 2 hours until you reach the top. Amazing views of Langkyong Khang and Dongkyari, overlooking the Tibetan Plateau, are visible from the top.

Day 06: Trek Tsethang to Snowlion Cave Camp (3000 m/12 km/4 hours). Overnight Tents.
The Trail to Snowlion Cave Camp is the most beautiful on this entire trek, as the Trekking Trail passes through Rhododendron Forest and Primula meadows until the trail reaches the top of Lhaba Pass (4200m). The view of the mountain range and the glaciers down below from Lhaba Pass is really mesmerizing. Overnight Tents.

Day 07: Trek Snowlion Cave Camp to Tarum Hotspring (2600 m/14 km/4 hours). Overnight Tents.
The trail to Tarum Hotspring is mostly downhill through Silver Fur, Magnolia, and Rhododendron Forests. Tarum Hot Spring is one of the most famous hot springs in Sikkim, and here is where we will set up camp for the night. Take a dip in the hot spring to relax your muscles after four days of trekking. Overnight Tents.

Day 08: Trek Tarum to Tarum Bridge (2600 m/13 km/4 hours). End of the trek. Drive to Gangtok. Overnight Hotel(B/B).
The short trek to Tarum Bridge, where the Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek ends, is mostly downhill and an easy trek. Our transport will be waiting for us to drive us to Gangtok. Lunch will be served en route.

Day 09: Drive to Bagdogra Airport, NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border for Final Departure. End of the Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek in North Sikkim. Extensions can be made to Darjeeling, Bhutan, and Nepal.

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Note: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors, such as weather, road conditions, the physical abilities 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.

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COST : Please enquire within for Cost

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TOUR COST INCLUDES :

  • Twin share tent with mattress during camping/trekking.
  • Fully organized trek services with guides, porters, and camping equipment.
  • Fixed three meals everyday during trekking or camping.
  • Service of an English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to monuments visited.
  • All Permits for  Sikkim.

DOES NOT INCLUDE :

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

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