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3.) Sikkim: the High Circuit

A rewarding circular trek following an 'off the beaten track' route with magnificent high-level walking. Beginning in Gangtok, the hilltop capital of Sikkim, we follow a high ridgeline close to the mountainous border of Sikkim and Nepal with panoramic views on all sides. The highest point, the Danphe Bir La 'The Pass of the Pheasant" (4630m) reveals a Himalayan skyline extending as far as the Everest giants.

Altitude, cold nights and the remoteness will make physical demands seem greater. After 8 days of trekking we join the regular trail to the view of Goeche La and stand beneath prayer flags looking towards the immense ice cliffs and snow fields of Kanchenjunga (8598m), the third highest mountain in the world.

Final days are spent in Darjeeling - tea plantations, the Toy Railway, frenetic markets and memorabilia of the British 'Raj'.

What our clients say...

What did you enjoy most about the trip?

“Clear views of the mountains in the mornings, the birds, finally realizing that I could do it! I was very impressed that my gluten-free needs were well met – loved the food! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area, especially when there were unforeseen changes to our route. He kept a watchful eye on all of us and I was grateful for his assistance and company.”
Sharon Walt, Sikkim – The High Circuit

 

Mountain monastery. Photo shawntel
Fire tailed sunbird. Photo Allan Simpson
Campsite and Himalayan skyline
Breakfast time. Photo Allan Simpson
In camp. Photo Allan Simpson
Sikkim High Circuit. Photo Allan Simpson
Yak travel
High camp near Danphe Bir. Photo Phil Milner
Darjeeling. Photo Phil Milner

 

 

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