Alpine Explore Nepal
Himalayan of Nepal

Sikkim Program:

Sikkim, an extremely mountainous region in the eastern Himalayas, is spread below the world's third highest mountain Khanchendzonga (8585m) revered by the Sikkimese as their protective deity. Though measuring just 65 km by 115 km - the size of Switzerland - it ranges from sweltering deep valleys - a mere 300m above sea level to lofty snow peaks such as Khanchendzonga.

Formerly an independent kingdom, since 1975 it has been a tiny land-locked
province to India.

Sikkim has 600 species of birds, or about half of the over 1200 species to be found in India.

We made an eight days trekking into the Tholung Valley, an area never visited by any (western) birder.

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu-Kalimpong.

Day 02:
Kalimpong * Algarah * Lava *Algarah * Kalimpong

Day 03:
Kalimpong * Algarah * Lava (Rachet Forest) * Algarah * Kalimpong

Day 04: 
Kalimpong * Algarah * Lava (Neora Valley NP) * Algarah * Kalimpong

Day 05:
Kalimpong * Algarah * Lava (Jeep Track - Neora Valley NP) * Algarah* Kalimpong

Day 06:
Kalimpong * Melli * Namchi * Damthang Forest * Singtam * Dikchu *Mangan

Day 07:
Mangan * Lower Tholung Valley * Tsana Wilderness Lodge Camp

Day 08:
Lower Tholung Valley area

Day 09:
Tsana Wilderness Lodge Camp * Tholung Gompa * Tholung House Wilderness Lodge

Day 10:
Tholung House Wilderness Lodge* Upper Tholung Valley * Temrong Camp

Day 11:
Temrong Camp * Upper Tholung Valley * Tholung House Wilderness Lodge

Day 12:
Tholung Gompa area * Hot Springs

Day 13:
Tholung Gompa * Lower Tholung Valley * Tsana Wilderness Lodge Camp

Day 14:
Tsana Wilderness Lodge Camp * Mangan * Dikchu * Singtam * Kalimpong

Day 15:
Kalimpong-Jaigaon ( Bhutan border town in Indian site) by car.

 The following information will allow you to better plan your budget for tours or treks. A range of costs is given. These costs are dependant on:
  • The mix of Touring and/or general Trekking,
  • The remoteness of the areas visited,
  • The number of guides or porters required,
  • The standard of accommodation required (if there is a choice), 
  • The type of ground transport used,
  • The length of your visit, and
  • The size of your group.

Depending on group size the costs of treks and tours range from:
1 to 3 pax     US$ 88 to 163  P/p per night.
4 to 8 pax     US$ 78 to 148  P/p per night
9 to 14 pax.  US$ 75 to 135 P/p per night.
15 to 20 and above US$ 60 to 110 P/p per night
Single supplement US$ 40 to 70 per night.

Note: The itinerary and cost for Peak climbing, Mountaineering, Tibet, Bhutan and India tours and trek are conditional apply.

Notwithstanding the costs shown above, we can tailor tours to suit almost any budget. Feel free to email us for more information.
 
Note: One tour leader will be free of cost for tours with 15 or more paying guests only. 

Children's bellow three years is free if sharing with their parents. And need to pay if they are participating on the trekking, and above three to nine year children half of the price.

Cost Includes: Accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels in the cites as your choice, basic accommodation in a lodge or tea house or camping (depending on your itinerary and choice) during treks, guides and porters on treks, all land transfers by private vehicle, 3 meals a day on treks, all jungle safaris, all sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all necessary entry fees, permits and airport transfers.
 
Cost Excludes: Personal expenses, domestic air tickets, airport tax, drinks (soft drink, mineral water and alcoholic beverages and hot-shower on the trek), personal insurance, and extra cost due to natural calamities or accidents outside of our control.

Remarks: The cost of the trip determines with the services included during the trip so that it might be varies with the services, hotel and transfer of your wish.

Please note that our guides speak the following English languages and if required we will provide your language spiking guide on extra cost.

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Contact Information:

Alpine Explore Nepal
P.O. Box: 4546, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1 4700714 / 4700175 / 4701974
Fax: +977 -1 - 4700970
Email: alpinetravel@wlink.com.np
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Skype Address: explore.alpine
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SteveAnyon-Smith
18 April 2000

This was my third trek in Nepal, having visited the Annapurna Region in 1995 and with Bharat and Dave in the beautiful and wildlife-filled Langstang Valley in1998. Bharat's company "Explore Alpine Adventure"....
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