Mt. Thinchenkhang (6010 Mts) Climbing Trek
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Mt. Thinchenkhang (6010 Mts)
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.
Day 1 Bagdogra - Gangtok
On arrival at Bagdogra airport meet our representative and drive towards Gangtok via Rangpo (Check post of Sikkim). On arrival at transfer into hotel. Evening sightseeing and acclimatisation. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 Gangtok Sightseeing & preparation for expedition
Morning visit Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten and Rumtek Monastery. Lunch at Martham Resort. Afternoon visit Cottage Industry and local markets. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Gangtok - Yuksam (134 kms/5 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast drive towards Yuksom, the base of our expedition. Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse.
Day 4 Yuksam (1785 mts/5854 ft) - Tsokha (3000 mts/9840 ft) (14 kms/5-6 hrs)
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 5 Tsokha - Dzongri (4030 mts/13218 ft) (10 kms/5-6 hrs)
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 6 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 7 Trek from Dzongri to Thangsing (3841 mts/5 hrs)
After breakfast begin trek to Thangsing. A descent of 7 kms ends in Thangsing situated at the base of the Jopine peak at 3930m. Beautiful natural scenery can be seen all around. Overnight in tents.
Day 8 Thangsing (3841m) - Base Camp (approx. 4310m) 3 hrs
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 9 Base Camp (4310m) - Camp I - Base Camp (4310m) 5 hrs.
Today we will approach Camp 1 and then back to base camp. Overnight stay.
Day 10 Base Camp (4310m) - Camp I (4 - 5 hrs )
In the morning after breakfast trek to Camp I. overnight stay.
Day 11 Extra Day
The day is for acclimatisation and exploration. Overnight stay.
Day 12 Camp I - Summit - Mt. Thinchenkhang (6010m) - Camp I: 7-8 hrs
Early in the morning summit to Mt. Thinchenkhang (6010m) and later back to Camp I. overnight stay.
Day 13 Camp I (approx. 5510m) - Base Camp (4310 m/4-5 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast trek down to camp I. Overnight stay in tent.
Day 14 Extra Day
Extra Day for load ferry. Overnight stay.
Day 15 Base Camp - Goecha La - Thangsing (5-6 hrs).
In the morning we will trek back to Thangsing via Goecha La. Overnight stay.
Day 16 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 17 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 18 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